Microsoft 365 Security Administrator

In this course you will learn how to secure user access to your organization’s resources. The course covers user password protection, multi-factor authentication, how to enable Azure Identity Protection, how to setup and use Azure AD Connect, and introduces you to conditional access in Microsoft 365. 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.


After completing this course, students should be able to:

Administer user and group security in Microsoft 365.
Manage passwords in Microsoft 365.
Describe Azure Identity Protection features.
Plan and implement Azure AD Connect.
Manage synchronized identities.
Plan implement federated identities.
Describe and use conditional access.
Describe cyber-attack threat vectors.
Describe security solutions for Microsoft 365
Use Microsoft Secure Score to evaluate your security posture.
Use the Security Dashboard in the Microsoft Security & Compliance center.
Configure various advanced threat protection services for Microsoft 365
Configure Advanced Threat Analytics.
Plan and deploy Mobile Device Management
Implement information rights management.
Secure messages in Office 365.
Configure Data Loss Prevention policies.
Deploy and manage Cloud App Security.
Implement Azure information protection for Microsoft 365.
Implement Windows information protection for devices.
Plan and deploy a data archiving and retention system.
Perform assessments in Compliance Manager.
Manage email retention through Exchange.
Conduct an audit log investigation.
Create and manage an eDiscovery investigation.
Manage GDPR data subject requests.

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25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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The Microsoft 365 Security administrator collaborates with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator, business stakeholders and other workload administrators to plan and implement security strategies and to ensures that the solutions comply with the policies and regulations of the organization. This role proactively secures Microsoft 365 enterprise environments. Responsibilities include responding to threats, implementing, managing and monitoring security and compliance solutions for the Microsoft 365 environment. They respond to incidents, investigations and enforcement of data governance.

Conocimientos requeridos

The Microsoft 365 Security administrator is familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and hybrid environments. This role has strong skills and experience with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management and data governance.

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.


Module 1: User and Group Protection
This module explains how to manage user accounts and groups in Microsoft 365. It introduces you to Privileged Identity Management in Azure AD as well as Identity Protection. The module sets the foundation for the remainder of the course.

Identity and Access Management Concepts
Zero Trust Security
User Accounts in Microsoft 365
Administrator Roles and Security Groups in Microsoft 365
Password Management in Microsoft 365
Azure AD Identity Protection
Lab : Initialize your trial tenant

Set up your Microsoft 365 tenant
Lab : Configure Privileged Identity Management

Discover and Manage Azure Resources
Assign Directory Roles
Activate and Deactivate PIM Roles
Directory Roles (General)
PIM Resource Workflows
View audit history for Azure AD roles in PIM
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create and manage user accounts.
Describe and use Microsoft 365 admin roles.
Plan for password policies and authentication.
Describe the concepts of Zero Trust security
Implement multi-factor authentication in Office 365.
Enable Azure Identity Protection
Module 2: Identity Synchronization
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.

Introduction to Identity Synchronization
Planning for Azure AD Connect
Implementing Azure AD Connect
Managing Synchronized Identities
Introduction to Federated Identities
Lab : Implement Identity Synchronization

Set up your organization for identity synchronization
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe authentication options for Microsoft 365.
Explain directory synchronization.
Plan directory synchronization.
Describe and use Azure AD Connect.
Configure Azure AD Connect Prerequisites.
Manage users and groups with directory synchronization.
Describe Active Directory federation.
Module 3: 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.

Conditional access
Manage device access
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Solutions for external access
Lab : Use Conditional Access to enable MFA

MFA Authentication Pilot (require MFA for specific apps)
MFA Conditional Access (complete an MFA roll out)
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the concept of conditional access.
Describe and use conditional access policies.
Plan for device compliance.
Configure conditional users and groups.
Configure role based access control
Module 4: 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 how it can be used to evaluate and report your organizations security posture.

Threat vectors and data breaches
Security strategy and principles
Security solutions in Microsoft 365
Microsoft Secure Score
Lab : Use Microsoft Secure Score

Improve your secure score in the Microsoft 365 Security Center
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe several techniques attackers use to compromise user accounts through email.
Describe techniques attackers use to gain control over resources.
List the types of threats that can be avoided by using Exhange Online Protection and Office 365 ATP.
Describe the benefits of Secure Score and what kind of services can be analyzed.
Describe how to use Secure Score to identify gaps in your current Microsoft 365 security posture.
Module 5: Advanced 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, Azure Advanced Threat Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Exchange Online Protection
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Manage Safe Attachments
Manage Safe Links
Azure Advanced Threat Protection
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Lab : Manage Microsoft 365 Security Services

Implement ATP Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the anti-malware pipeline as email is analyzed by Exchange Online Protection.
Describe how Safe Attachments is used to block zero-day malware in email attachments and documents.
Describe how Safe Links protect users from malicious URLs embedded in email and documents that point
Configure Azure Advanced Threat Protection.
Configure Windows Defender ATP.
Module 6: 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. The module also explains and configures Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics.

Use the Security dashboard
Microsoft 365 threat investigation and response
Azure Sentinel for Microsoft 365
Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics
Lab : Using Attack Simulator

Conduct a simulated Spear phishing attack
Conduct simulated password attacks
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how Threat Explorer can be used to investigate threats and help to protect your tenant.
Describe how the Security Dashboard gives C-level executives insight into top risks and trends.
Describe what Advanced Thread Analytics (ATA) is and what requirements are needed to deploy it.
Configure Advanced Threat Analytics.
Use the attack simulator in Microsoft 365.
Describe how Azure Sentinel can used for Microsoft 365.
Module 7: Mobility
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.

Plan for Mobile Application Management
Plan for Mobile Device Management
Deploy Mobile Device Management
Enroll Devices to Mobile Device Management
Lab : Configure Azure AD for Intune

Enable Device Management
Configure Azure AD for Intune
Create Intune Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe mobile application considerations.
Use Intune to manage mobile applications.
Manage devices with MDM.
Configure Domains for MDM.
Manage Device Security Policies.
Enroll devices to MDM.
Configure a Device Enrollment Manager Role.
Module 8: Information Protection
The module explains how to implement Azure Information Protection and Windows Information Protection.

Information Protection Concepts
Azure Information Protection
Advanced Information Protection
Windows Information Protection
Lab : Implement Azure Information Protection and Windows Information Protection

Implement Azure Information Protection
Implement Windows Information Protection
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure labels and policies for Azure Information Protection.
Configure the advance AIP service settings for Rights Management Services (RMS) templates.
Plan a deployment of Windows Information Protection policies.
Module 9: 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
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
Office 365 Message Encryption
Lab : Configure Office 365 Message Encryption

Configure Office 365 Message Encryption
Validate Information Rights Management
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the various Microsoft 365 Encryption Options.
Describe the use of S/MIME.
Describe and enable Office 365 Message Encryption.
Module 10: 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 Explained
Data Loss Prevention Policies
Custom DLP Policies
Creating a DLP Policy to Protect Documents
Policy Tips
Lab : Implement Data Loss Prevention policies

Manage DLP Policies
Test MRM and DLP Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
Use policy templates to implement DLP policies for commonly used information.
Configure the correct rules for protecting content.
Describe how to modify existing rules of DLP policies.
Configure the user override option to a DLP rule.
Explain how SharePoint Online creates crawled properties from documents.
Module 11: 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.

Cloud App Security Explained
Using Cloud Application Security Information
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Cloud App Security.
Explain how to deploy Cloud App Security.
Control your Cloud Apps with Policies.
Use the Cloud App Catalog.
Use the Cloud Discovery dashboard.
Manage cloud app permissions.
Module 12: Compliance in Microsoft 365
This module focuses on data governance in Microsoft 365. The module will introduce you to Compliance Manager and discuss Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Plan for compliance requirements
Build ethical walls in Exchange Online
Manage Retention in Email
Troubleshoot Data Governance
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan security and compliance roles.
Describe what you need to consider for GDPR.
Describe what an ethical wall in Exchange is and how it works.
Work with retention tags in mailboxes.
Describe retention policies with email messages and email folders.
Explain how the retention age of elements are calculated.
Repair retention policies that do not operate as expected.
Module 13: Archiving and Retention
This module explains concepts related to retention and archiving of data for Microsoft 365 including Exchange and SharePoint.

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
Lab : Compliance and Retention

Initialize Compliance
Configure retention tags and policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the difference between In-Place Archive and Records Management.
Explain how data is archived in Exchange.
Explain how a retention policy functions.
Create a retention policy.
Enable and disable in-place archiving.
Create useful retention tags.
Module 14: Content Search and Investigation
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
Lab : Manage Search and Investigation

Investigate your Microsoft 365 Data
Conduct a Data Subject Request
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how to use content search.
Design a content search.
Configure search permission filtering.
Configure Audit Policies.
Enter criteria for searching the audit log.
Describe advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365.
View the advanced eDiscovery event log

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