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Azure - AZ-500 Exam

What is AZ-500?

The AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam tests and validates a candidates expertise at implementing security controls, and maintaining security, and identity, access and protections within Microsoft Azure.

Candidates for this exam should have strong skills in scripting and automation, a deep understanding of networking, virtualization, and cloud N-tier architecture, and a strong familiarity with cloud capabilities, Microsoft Azure products and services, and other Microsoft products and services.

Skill Measurement

  • Manage Identity and Access (IAM) (20-25%)
  • Implement Platform Protection (35-40%)
  • Manage Security Operations (15-20%)
  • Secure Data and Applications (30-35%)

Study Focus Areas

  • Azure AD
    • How Azure AD works
    • RBAC concept (Admin, contributor, etc.)
    • What are App registrations
    • Difference between PTA and PHS (AAD Connect)
    • Conditional Access rules (How they work and how they interact)
    • Identiy Protection (difference to PIM)
    • Privileged Identity Management
  • Network
    • Network Security Groups
    • Application Security Groups
    • Azure Firewall
    • Network concepts (Hub and spoke)
  • Container
    • Kubernetes security with ASC
    • Network design
    • Threat protection possibilities
  • Deployment
    • Completing ARM Templates
  • Various topics
    • Azure Monitor (generate alerts, data store, etc.)
    • Azure Policy
    • Management Groups
    • Azure Blueprints
    • Subscription movement
    • Intune baseline management
    • Just-in-time VM access
    • Azure Security Center
    • Storage Account (SAS, Keys, etc.)
    • Difference between ER and S2S
    • Resource locks

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Study Resources


How I Pass The Azure Security Exam AZ-500 by Gregor Reimling

Study Guide

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-500 Study Guide by Thomas Thornton

Online Course

Microsoft Learn Azure - Microsoft Learn

Microsoft AZ-500 Certification Course: Azure Security Technologies - Skylines Academy (*7 Day Free Trials)

Online Practice Exam

Azure AZ-500 Security Technologies Practice Test - Udemy by Riaan Lowe

Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) - WHIZLABS


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