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MS-500 Study Guide Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

In this MS-500 Study Guide, I will share both free and paid options, whether books, video training or simply links to articles and blog posts.

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MS-500 Microsoft Learning Path

Donโ€™t miss these free, self-paced online resources to help you gain the skills needed to earn your certification. MS-500 online learning paths

MS-500 Instructor-led training (Microsoft Official Courses)

Take a four-day instructor-led course. The course combines lectures with practical, hands-on exercises. $1400 Course MS- 500T00-A: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

MS-500 Video Training

This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administration. $39 subscription to Cloud AcademyMS-500 Exam Prep

MS-500 Practice Exams

Microsoft Official Practice Tests are self-study tools that prepare candidates for the Microsoft required exams. $99.00 - $109.00 Microsoft Official Practice Test Fundamentals - Microsoft Official Practice Test

Another practice test and sample questions. Free Microsoft MS-500 Exam

Audience Profile for the Exam

Candidates for this exam are familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and have strong skills and experience with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management, and data governance. This role focuses on the Microsoft 365 environment and includes hybrid environments.

About Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Candidates for this exam implement, manage, and monitor security and compliance solutions for Microsoft 365 and hybrid environments. The Microsoft 365 security administrator proactively secures Microsoft 365 enterprise environments, responds to threats, performs investigations, and enforces data governance. 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 ensures that the solutions comply with the policies and regulations of the organization.

Skills Measured

For the full list of the skills that the exam measures, along with the level of experience and expertise that youโ€™ll need as an exam candidate, check out the Skills measured.

Objective domains

This section itemizes the topics covered in the Exam Prep session and links to Microsoft documentation so you can review the topics in detail.

MS-500 Articles / Blog Posts Per Objective

Implement and manage identity and access (30โ€“35%)

Secure Microsoft 365 hybrid environments

Plan Azure AD authentication options

  1. Choose the right authentication method for your Azure Active Directory hybrid identity solution

  2. What authentication and verification methods are available in Azure Active Directory?

  3. What is a hybrid identity with Azure Active Directory?

  4. Determine identity requirements for your hybrid identity solution

Plan Azure AD synchronization options

  1. Azure AD Connect sync: Understand and customize synchronization

  2. Getting started with Azure AD Connect using express settings

  3. Custom installation of Azure AD Connect

  4. Hybrid identity and directory synchronization for Microsoft 365

  5. Azure Active Directory Hybrid Identity Design Considerations

  6. Deploy Microsoft 365 Directory Synchronization in Microsoft Azure

  7. How objects and credentials are synchronized in an Azure Active Directory Domain Services managed domain

  8. Set up directory synchronization for Microsoft 365

Monitor and troubleshoot Azure AD Connect events

  1. Troubleshoot Azure AD connectivity

  2. Troubleshoot object synchronization with Azure AD Connect sync

  3. Azure Active Directory Connect Health operations

Secure Identities

Implement Azure AD group membership

  1. Create a basic group and add members using Azure Active Directory

  2. Create or update a dynamic group in Azure Active Directory

  3. Dynamic membership rules for groups in Azure Active Directory

  4. Create a dynamic group and check status

Implement password management

  1. Plan an Azure Active Directory self-service password reset deployment

  2. Tutorial: Enable users to unlock their account or reset passwords using Azure Active Directory self-service password reset

  3. Let users reset their own passwords