Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-500: Demonstrate your real-world knowledge of Microsoft Azure security, including tools and techniques for protecting identity, access, platforms, data, and applications, and for effectively managing security operations. Designed for professionals with Azure security experience, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate level.
Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:
- Manage identity and access
- Implement platform protection
- Manage security operations
- Secure data and applications
This Microsoft Exam Ref:
- Organizes its coverage by exam objectives
- Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
- Assumes you have expertise implementing security controls and threat protection, managing identity and access, and protecting assets in cloud and hybrid environments
About the Exam
Exam AZ-500 focuses on the knowledge needed to manage Azure Active Directory identities; configure secure access with Azure AD; manage application access and access control; implement advanced network security; configure advanced security for compute; monitor security with Azure Monitor, Azure Firewall manager, Azure Security Center, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel; configure security policies; configure security for storage and databases; and configure and manage Key Vault.
About Microsoft Certification
Passing this exam fulfills your requirements for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate credential, demonstrating your expertise as an Azure Security Engineer capable of maintaining security posture, identifying and remediating vulnerabilities, implementing threat protection, and responding to incident escalations as part of a cloud-based management and security team.
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About the Author
YURI DIOGENES, MSC Yuri holds a Master of Science in cybersecurity intelligence and forensics investigation (UTICA College) and is the principal PM manager for the Microsoft CxE Microsoft Defender for Cloud Team, where he manages a team of PMs who are responsible for improving the product and helping customers deploy it. Yuri has been working for Microsoft since 2006 in different positions, including five years as a senior support escalation engineer for the CSS Forefront Edge Team. From 2011 to 2017, he was a member of Microsoft’s content development team, where he also helped create the Azure Security Center content experience since its launch in 2016. Yuri has published 26 books, mostly about information security and Microsoft technologies. Yuri also holds an MBA and many IT/Security industry certifications, such as CISSP, E|CND, E|CEH, E|CSA, E|CHFI, CompTIA Security+, CySA+, Cloud Essentials Certified, Mobility+, Network+, CASP, CyberSec First Responder, MCSE, and MCTS. You can follow Yuri on Twitter at @yuridiogenes.
ORIN THOMAS is a principal cloud operations advocate at Microsoft and has written more than three dozen books for Microsoft Press covering topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, Microsoft 365, Office 365, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. He has authored Azure Architecture courses at Pluralsight, has authored multiple Microsoft Official Curriculum and EdX courses on a variety of IT Pro topics, and is completing a Doctor of Information Technology on cloud computing security and compliance at Charles Sturt University. You can follow him on Twitter at @orinthomas.