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MS-500 Exam Preparation: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

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This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administration exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses will help you get started on your way to becoming a Microsoft 365 Security Administrator. 

The MS-500 exam is part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who pass this exam will earn the Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate certification. 

The MS-500 exam tests your knowledge of four key subject areas, and that’s how we’ve structured this Learning Path.

We’ll start with the skills needed for implementing and managing identity and access. Next, we’ll get into implementing and managing threat protection. We'll then get into implementing and managing information protection. We'll round things out with the management of governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365.

Learning Objectives 

  • Implement and manage identity and access
  • Implement and manage threat protection
  • Implement and manage information protection
  • Manage governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to become a Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s MS-500 exam 


General knowledge of Microsoft 365 and related concepts.


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About the Author
Thomas Mitchell
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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.

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