AZ-500 Exam Preparation: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

AVG Duration20h


This learning path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam. Even if you aren’t planning to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you get started on your way to deploying and managing Microsoft Azure security technologies.

The AZ-500 exam is part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who pass the AZ-500 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification.

The AZ-500 exam tests your knowledge in four different subject areas, and that’s how this learning path is structured. We’ll start with managing identities and access. Next, we’ll get into implementing platform protection, which will include topics like Network Security Groups, Azure Firewalls, Container Security, and much more. You will then learn about managing security options using tools like Azure Monitor, the Azure Security Center, and Log Analytics. Rounding out the learning path, you’ll learn how to secure data and applications by configuring security policies, enabling auditing, leveraging Key Vault, and many other topics.

Learning Objectives

  • Manage Azure identity and access
  • Implement Azure platform protection
  • Manage Azure security operations
  • Secure data and applications on Azure

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to become Azure Security Engineers
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-500 exam


  • Moderate to strong knowledge of most Azure offerings
  • Understanding of basic IT security principles


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Beginner - 4m
AZ-500 Exam Preparation: Introduction
This introduction to the Microsoft Azure Security Technologies learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-500 exam and how they will be covered.
Course - Advanced - 1h 41m
Designing for Azure Identity Management
In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
Course - Intermediate - 41m
Implementing Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management
This course explains what Azure AD Privileged Identity Management is and what it offers and works through the deployment of PIM and how it works with multi-factor authentication.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Managing Access in Azure Using Privileged Identity Management
Learn how to assign and activate roles using Azure AD Privileged Identity Management.
Course - Intermediate - 1h
Configuring Azure VM and Container Security
This course explains how to configure security for your containers and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
Course - Beginner - 38m
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resource Groups
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
Course - Intermediate - 19m
Managing Role-Based Access Control on Azure
In this course, you'll learn about Azure Role-Based Access Control and gain skills to allow you to manage access to resources in Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Manage Access to Azure With Role-Based Access Control
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Course - Intermediate - 55m
Analyzing Resource Utilization on Azure
This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Monitoring Microsoft 365 Security with Azure Sentinel
This course explores Azure Sentinel and how to use it to monitor Microsoft 365.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Monitoring Resources with Azure Monitor
Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups
Course - Beginner - 1h 11m
Managing Azure Data Protection and Security Compliance
In this course, you'll learn how to create and manage encryption keys in Azure, prevent and respond to security threats to Azure resources, and configure access to Azure applications.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 26m
Implementing Azure Network Security
Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, this course teaches how to implement Azure network security.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 23m
Load Balancing with Azure
This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of the different ways you can load balance traffic in Microsoft Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Azure Storage Accounts
Learn to create and configure hardened Azure storage accounts by creating and managing one yourself, using many available tools to configure it for your needs.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 55m
Deploying and Configuring Azure Firewall
Follow along with this hands-on lab and learn how to deploy and configure Azure Firewall and create route tables.
Course - Intermediate - 1h
Configuring Azure Application and Data Security
This course covers the protection of your data from external and internal threats.
Course - Beginner - 37m
Designing an Azure Network Implementation
In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 1h 30m
Securing Azure Storage Account using Private Endpoints
In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to use Private Endpoints to secure Azure Storage Account.
Course - Intermediate - 50m
Microsoft Azure Security Solutions
This course provides you with a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 1h
Enabling Microsoft Defender for Azure SQL Database
Demonstrate the three capabilities of Azure Defender (AD): data discovery & classification, vulnerability assessment, and advanced threat protection to see how AD provides security as a service for your Azure SQL Databases.
Course - Intermediate - 33m
Configuring and Managing Azure Key Vault
Configuring and Managing Azure Key Vault starts a key vault overview before moving on to authenticating and accessing Azure Key Vault as a user and as an application.
Course - Intermediate - 30m
Securing Azure Storage
In this course, we outline the various authentication and authorization methods available to access Azure storage resources. We look at each method, examining its benefits and disadvantages, and look at implementing Azure files as a mapped drive within an Azure virtual machine.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Azure Key Vault and Disk Encryption
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
Course - Beginner - 2m
AZ-500 Exam Preparation: Summary
This brief video provides a review of what you've learned throughout the Microsoft Azure Security Technologies learning path.
Exam - 2h 30m
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500)
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500)
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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.

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