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MS-500T00 - Microsoft 365 Security Administration 


MS-500T00 | Microsoft 365 Security Administration


Duration: 5 Days


Course Overview

You will learn about threat protection technologies that help protect your Microsoft 365 environment. Specifically, you will learn about threat vectors and Microsoft’s security solutions to mitigate threats. You will learn about Secure Score, Exchange Online protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, and threat management. In the course you will learn about information protection technologies that help secure your Microsoft 365 environment.



The course discusses information rights managed content, message encryption, as well as labels, policies and rules that support data loss prevention and information protection. Lastly, you will learn about archiving and retention in Microsoft 365 as well as data governance and how to conduct content searches and investigations.


This course covers data retention policies and tags, in-place records management for SharePoint, email retention, and how to conduct content searches that support eDiscovery investigations.


Target Audience 

The MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration course is tailored for IT professionals seeking to secure Microsoft 365 enterprise environments.

  • IT Security Specialists

  • Systems Administrators

  • Network Administrators

  • IT Professionals with a focus on Microsoft 365

  • Cybersecurity Analysts

  • Security Engineers

  • Compliance Officers

  • Enterprise Architects

  • Technical Support Staff specializing in Microsoft 365

  • Identity and Access Management Consultants

  • Cloud Solutions Architects

  • Information Security Managers

  • IT Managers and Directors looking to implement or oversee Microsoft 365 security solutions





User and Group Management

This module explains how to manage user accounts and groups in Microsoft 365. It introduces you to the Zero Trust concept as well as authentication. The module sets the foundation for the remainder of the course.

  • Identity and Access Management concepts

  • The Zero Trust model

  • Plan your identity and authentication solution

  • User accounts and roles

  • Password Management

  • Set up your Microsoft 365 tenant

  • Manage users and groups

  • Configure Self-service password reset (SSPR) for user accounts in Azure AD

  • Deploy Azure AD Smart Lockout



Identity Synchronization and Protection

This module explains concepts related to synchronizing identities for Microsoft 365. Specifically, it focuses on Azure AD Connect and managing directory synchronization to ensure the right people are connecting to your Microsoft 365 system.

  • Plan directory synchronization

  • Configure and manage synchronized identities

  • Azure AD Identity Protection

  • Set up your organization for identity synchronization


Identity and Access Management

This module explains conditional access for Microsoft 365 and how it can be used to control access to resources in your organization. The module also explains Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and solutions for external access. We discuss identity governance as a concept and its components.

  • Application Management

  • Identity Governance

  • Manage device access

  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Solutions for external access

  • Privileged Identity Management

  • MFA Authentication Pilot (require MFA for specific apps)

  • MFA Conditional Access (complete an MFA roll out)

  • Manage Azure resources

  • Assign directory roles

  • Activate and deactivate PIM roles

  • Directory roles

  • PIM resource workflows

  • View audit history for Azure AD roles in PIM



Security in Microsoft 365

This module explains the various cyber-attack threats that exist. It then introduces you to the Microsoft solutions used to mitigate those threats. The module finishes with an explanation of Microsoft Secure Score and hw it can be used to evaluate and report your organization's security posture.

  • Threat vectors and data breaches

  • Security strategy and principles

  • Microsoft security solutions

  • Secure Score

  • Improve your secure score in the Microsoft 365 Security Center



Threat Protection

This module explains the various threat protection technologies and services available for Microsoft 365. The module covers message protection through Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

  • Exchange Online Protection (EOP)

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365

  • Manage Safe Attachments

  • Manage Safe Links

  • Microsoft Defender for Identity

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

  • Implement Microsoft Defender Policies



Threat Management

This module explains Microsoft Threat Management which provides you with the tools to evaluate and address cyber threats and formulate responses. You will learn how to use the Security dashboard and Azure Sentinel for Microsoft 365.

  • Security dashboard

  • Threat investigation and response

  • Azure Sentinel

  • Advanced Threat Analytics

  • Conduct a simulated Spear phishing attack

  • Conduct simulated password attacks



Microsoft Cloud Application Security

This module focuses on cloud application security in Microsoft 365. The module will explain cloud discovery, app connectors, policies, and alerts. You will learn how these features work to secure you cloud applications.

  • Deploy Cloud Application Security

  • Use cloud application security information

  • Control your Cloud Apps with Policies.

  • Use the Cloud App Catalog.

  • Use the Cloud Discovery dashboard.

  • Manage cloud app permissions.




This module focuses on securing mobile devices and applications. You will learn about Mobile Device Management and how it works with Microsoft Intune. You will also learn about how Intune and Azure AD can be used to secure mobile applications.

  • Mobile Application Management (MAM)

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

  • Deploy mobile device services

  • Enroll devices to Mobile Device Management

  • Enable Device Management

  • Configure Azure AD for Intune

  • Create compliance and conditional access policies



Information Protection and Governance

This module focuses on data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications to protect your data.

Information protection concepts

  • Governance and Records Management

  • Sensitivity labels

  • Archiving in Microsoft 365

  • Retention in Microsoft 365

  • Retention policies in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center

  • Archiving and retention in Exchange

  • In-place records management in SharePoint

  • Initialize compliance

  • Configure retention tags and policies



Rights Management and Encryption

This module explains information rights management in Exchange and SharePoint. The module also describes encryption technologies used to secure messages.

  • Information Rights Management (IRM)

  • Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S-MIME)

  • Office 365 Message Encryption

  • Configure Office 365 Message Encryption

  • Validate Information Rights Management



Data Loss Prevention

This module focuses on data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications to protect your data.

  • Data loss prevention fundamentals

  • Create a DLP policy

  • Customize a DLP policy

  • Create a DLP policy to protect documents

  • Policy tips

  • Manage DLP Policies

  • Test MRM and DLP Policies



Compliance Management

This module explains the Compliance center in Microsoft 365. It discusses the components of compliance score.

  • Compliance center

  • Using the compliance score for decision making



Insider Risk Management

This module focuses on insider risk related functionality within Microsoft 365. It covers not only Insider Risk Management in the compliance center but also information barriers and privileged access management as well.

  • Insider Risk

  • Privileged Access

  • Information barriers

  • Building ethical walls in Exchange Online

  • Set up privileged access management and process a request



Discover and Respond

This module focuses on content search and investigations. The module covers how to use eDiscovery to conduct advanced investigations of Microsoft 365 data. It also covers audit logs and discusses GDPR data subject requests.

  • Content Search

  • Audit Log Investigations

  • Advanced eDiscovery

  • Investigate your Microsoft 365 Data

  • Conduct a Data Subject Request




Learners should start this course already having the following skills:

  • Basic conceptual understanding of Microsoft Azure.

  • Experience with Windows 10 devices.

  • Experience with Office 365.

  • Basic understanding of authorization and authentication.

  • Basic understanding of computer networks.

  • Working knowledge of managing mobile devices.



Related Certifications

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

  • Practice Exam Software


You may study at your own pace with this web-based practice exam. Exam-like questions are designed to help you prepare for your certification exam by validating your knowledge and reinforcing key concepts.

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