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Overview of Azure Active Directory
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Description

In this course, I’ll start with the purpose of Azure AD, with a focus on user authentication. Then I’ll cover some of the ways you can make your authentication more robust, including multi-factor authentication and conditional access. Next, I’ll go over some Azure AD services that can help you increase your security and expand your access, including Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management, and External Identities. Finally, I’ll explain how you can use Azure AD Domain Services to support legacy authentication methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of Azure Active Directory 
  • Describe how to make Azure authentication more robust using multi-factor authentication and conditional access
  • Describe Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management, and External Identities
  • Describe the purpose of Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Intended Audience

  • People who want to understand the basics of Azure Active Directory
  • People preparing to take the Azure Fundamentals exam

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Azure (or take our Overview of Azure Services course)
  • Some knowledge of Active Directory (Microsoft’s on-premises authentication software) would be helpful, although it’s not mandatory
Transcript

Welcome to “Overview of Azure Active Directory”. I’m Guy Hummel.

Azure Active Directory (or Azure AD) is a feature-rich service, so even an overview needs to cover quite a few topics. In this course, I’ll start with the purpose of Azure AD, with a focus on user authentication. Then I’ll cover some of the ways you can make your authentication more robust, including multifactor authentication and conditional access. Next, I’ll go over some Azure AD services that can help you increase your security and expand your access, including Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management, and External Identities. Finally, I’ll explain how you can use Azure AD Domain Services to support legacy authentication methods.

To get the most from this course, you should already have some basic knowledge of Azure. If you don’t have any experience with Azure, then you can take our “Overview of Azure Services” course. It would also help to have some knowledge of Active Directory, which is Microsoft’s on-premises authentication solution, although that’s not mandatory.

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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).