AZ-500 Exam Study Guide (Microsoft Azure Security Technologies)

AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certificate Exam Study Guide

Preparing for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the AZ-500 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the AZ-500 exam. Hope this article will be your AZ-500 Study Guide.

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AZ-500 Azure Security Tech. Practice Test

Whizlabs Exam Questions3 Practice Tests (a total of 165 questions)
Skylines Sample TestMicrosoft Azure Security Practice Questions
Udemy Practice TestsSecurity Technologies Practice Questions

Other Materials Related to Azure Security

CourseraCloud Security Basics [University of Minnesota]
Amazon e-book (PDF)Mastering Azure Security
Labs on GitHubLabs resources on Security topics

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Manage Identity and Access (20-25%)

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Configure Azure Active Directory for Workloads

Create App Registration

Configure App Registration permission scopes

Manage App Registration permission consent

Configure Multi-Factor Authentication settings

Manage Azure AD directory groups

Manage Azure AD users

Install and configure Azure AD Connect

Configure authentication methods

Implement Conditional Access policies

Configure Azure AD identity protection


Configure Azure AD Privileged Identity Management

Monitor privileged access

Configure Access Reviews

Activate Privileged Identity Management


Configure Azure tenant security

Transfer Azure subscriptions between Azure AD tenants

Manage API access to Azure subscriptions and resources

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Implement Platform Protection (35-40%)

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Implement Network Security

Configure virtual network connectivity

Configure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

Create and configure Azure Firewall

Create and configure Azure Front Door service

Create and configure application security groups

Configure remote access management

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Configure baseline

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Configure resource firewall

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Implement host security

Configure endpoint security within the VM

Configure VM security

Harden VMs in Azure

Configure system updates for VMs in Azure

Configure baseline

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Configure container security

Configure network

Configure authentication

Configure container isolation

Configure AKS security

Configure container registry

Implement vulnerability management


Implement Azure Resource management security

Create Azure resource locks

Manage resource group security

PS Module: Securing and Controlling for Resource Groups (check with free trial)

Configure Azure policies

Configure custom RBAC roles

Configure subscription and resource permissions


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Manage security operations (15-20%)

Configure security services

Configure Azure Monitor

Configure diagnostic logging and log retention

Configure vulnerability scanning


Configure security policies

Configure centralized policy management by using Azure Security Center

Configure Just in Time VM access by using Azure Security Center


Manage security alerts

Create and customize alerts

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Review and respond to alerts and recommendations

Configure a playbook for a security event by using Azure Security Center

Investigate escalated security incidents


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Secure data and applications (25-30%)

Configure security policies to manage data

Configure data classification

Configure data retention

Configure data sovereignty


Configure security for data infrastructure

Enable database authentication

Enable database auditing

Configure Azure SQL Database Advanced Threat Protection

Configure access control for storage accounts

Configure key management for storage accounts

Configure Azure AD authentication for Azure Storage

Configure Azure AD Domain Services authentication for Azure Files

Create and manage Shared Access Signatures (SAS)

Configure security for HDInsight

Configure security for Cosmos DB

Configure security for Azure Data Lake


Configure encryption for data at rest

Implement Azure SQL Database Always Encrypted

Implement database encryption

Implement Storage Service Encryption

Implement disk encryption


Configure application security

Configure SSL/TLS certs

Configure Azure services to protect web apps

Create an application security baseline


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This brings us to the end of AZ-500 Study Guide

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