Managing Azure Data Protection and Security Compliance
Course Introduction
1h 11m

As companies race toward the cloud, it’s imperative that IT professionals keep up with the times. Keeping up with the times means maintaining the ability to deploy and maintain cloud-based solutions – particularly those offered through Microsoft Azure.

In this course, you will learn how to create and manage encryption keys in Azure, prevent and respond to security threats to Azure resources, configure access to Azure applications via single sign-on, manage access to Azure applications, and configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google. 

Learning Objectives

  • Create and import keys in the Azure Key Vault
  • Define, configure, and assess security policies
  • Harden Azure resources against threats
  • Configure single sign-on for SaaS applications
  • Configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google

 Intended Audience

  • People interested in becoming Azure security engineers 


  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment






Welcome to Managing Data Protection and Security Compliance in Azure. My name is Thomas Mitchell, and I'll be teaching you about the data protection and security compliance features within the Microsoft Azure environment. I am an Azure content author at Cloud Academy and I've had over 25 years of IT experience. Several of those with Cloud technologies. If you have any questions feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to

This course is intended for people who want to become certified Azure architects. This course maps closely to the data protection and security compliance learning objectives of Microsoft's 70-533 exam. To get the most from this course, you should have a general understanding of Microsoft Azure. We will get started by covering the creation and import of encryption keys with Key Vault. And then work through how to prevent and respond to security threats, using the Azure Security Center. After that we'll talk about configuring access to SaaS applications with Single Sign-On, and how to manage access to those applications. We will wrap up by covering the process of configuring federation with public consumer identity providers such as Facebook. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to manage encryption keys with Key Vault, manage security in Azure, configure and manage application access, and set up federation with third-party identity providers. We'd love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you're finished. If you're ready to learn about some cool Azure functionality and how to use it, let's get started.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.