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Security is a critical concern for anyone who uses the cloud. Microsoft takes this seriously and operates the Azure Platform with security as a key principle. Microsoft secures data centers, and management applications, and provides pay-as-you-go security services. Learn how to take advantage of these security features and services to enable strong security practices in your organization and to protect and secure your own cloud applications.

This course begins by looking at Azure's shared responsibility model before moving on to look at various security topics within Azure: storage security, database security, identity & access management, and networking security. By the end of this course, you should have a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the shared responsibility model
  • Learn how to secure Azure resources
  • Learn about Azure security services and technologies
  • Learn how to monitor your Azure resources with Azure Security Center

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals who need to develop an understanding of the security solutions that are available in Microsoft Azure.


To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and its offerings.


Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of "Microsoft Azure Security Solutions". Let’s review what you’ve learned.

We kicked things off by taking a look at the shared responsibility model. You learned what the shared responsibility model is and how responsibilities are split between Microsoft and the customer.

After covering the shared responsibility model, we moved on to azure security services and technologies. We looked at several general azure security features, including azure security center, azure key vault, and azure monitor logs.

We then moved on to storage security, where you learned about Azure storage service encryption, shared access signatures, storage account keys, and Azure Storage Analytics.

Next, we looked at database security. You learned about Azure SQL firewall rules, Azure SQL Always Encrypted, Transparent Data Encryption, and Azure SQL Database Auditing.

Later on, in the course, we dove into identity and access management. You learned about role-based access control, Azure Active Directory, Azure AD B2B, Azure AD B2C, Azure AD Domain Services, and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

We wrapped up with network security options and features. 

At this point, you should have a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.

To learn more about Microsoft Azure security solutions, you can, and should, read Microsoft’s published documentation. Be sure to also watch for new courses on Cloud Academy, because we’re always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning!

About the Author
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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.