Learning Path Overview
Microsoft made security a key pillar of the Azure platform because they understand that you need to trust the cloud to realize its full benefits, which is why Azure boasts the most compliance certifications of any cloud provider. But security in the cloud is a shared responsibility. Azure provides services that you can leverage to secure your cloud resources and applications.
This is true regardless of whether you are making use of IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS offerings in Azure. This learning path will teach you 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.
What you will learn
Identity and Access Management: Securely manage users, groups, devices, and applications that integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and role-based access controls.
Storage: Defend against data breaches by utilizing encryption support for storage accounts, virtual hard drives, and Azure-managed databases.
Networking: Use encrypted VPN tunnels to connect to networks in Azure from on-premises and remote machines, or to avoid the public internet entirely by connecting your company to Azure directly through a private ExpressRoute connection. Incorporate different types of firewalls to secure traffic in your network, including network security groups, web application firewalls, next-generation firewalls, and Azure-managed database firewalls.
Auditing and Threat Prevention: Proactively monitor your cloud resources for vulnerabilities and take action to close any identified security gaps with Azure Security Center.
Secrets Management: Securely store and provide secure access to keys, passwords, and application secrets inside of Azure's Key Vault service.
To uphold your end of the shared responsibility, you need to know:
- The security services that are available
- How to properly use each service
Learning Path Steps
About This Course Security is a critical concern for anyone who uses the cloud. Microsoft takes this seriously and built and operates the Azure Platform with security as a key principle. Microsoft secures data centers, and management applications; and prov...
Knowledge Check: Azure Security Solutions
Overview 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 A...
Take advantage of automatic security audits and recommendations to secure your cloud with Azure Security Center in this Lab.
Microsoft Azure supports a variety of options for both internal and external networking. In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services. Some of the highlights include: Configuring virtual netw...
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
Azure Active Directory Security Azure Active Directory, commonly referred to as Azure AD, is Microsoft’s Identity and Access Management service in the Cloud. It manages users, groups, and applications along with their access to other applications and resou...
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
Course Overview This Designing for Azure Identity Management course will guide you through the theory and practice of recognizing, implementing, and deploying the services on offer within your enterprise. Learn how to better the protection of your organiza...
Course Overview Multi-factor authentication or MFA is no longer optional, and it is paramount that you protect not only your privileged accounts but enable it for all accounts. Azure Active Directory offers the ability to secure your identities with an add...
Course Overview Role-Based Access Control, or RBAC, is how you can manage access to resources in Azure. RBAC works by creating role assignments that can apply to different levels of your tenant. A role assignment is broken down into three elements: the sec...
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
At a time when security breaches seem to be an everyday occurrence, it’s become more and more important to protect resources with more than just a username and password. It’s even more important to protect resources from INTERNAL threats. By implementing ...
Azure Services for Security Engineers
Added "Designing for Azure Identity Management" course
Added 4 courses:
Managing Azure Data Protection and Security Compliance
Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure
Managing Role-Based Access Control on Azure
Implementing Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management
A learning path exam has been added for Azure Service for Security Engineers.
About the Author
Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses. Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques. He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.