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The Quill Consultancy
About this course
This is a one day course. Help protect against credential compromise with identity and access management. In this course you will learn how to secure user access to your organization’s resources. Specifically, this 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. You will also learn about solutions for managing external access to your Microsoft 365 system.
This course is for the Microsoft 365 security administrator role. This role 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.
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.
The Microsoft 365 Security administrator is familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and has 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.
At course completion
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 and implement federated identities.
- Describe and use conditional access.
Module 1: User and Group Security
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.
- Introduction to Identity and Access Management
- 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
- Describe the user identities in Microsoft 365.
- Create and manage user accounts.
- Describe and use Microsoft 365 admin roles.
- Describe the various types of group available in Microsoft 365.
- Plan for password policies and authentication.
- Implement Multi-factor authentication in Office 365.
- Describe Azure Identity Protection and what kind of identities can be protected.
- Enable Azure Identity Protection.
- Identify vulnerabilities and risk events.
Module 2: Identity Synchronization
This module explains concepts related to synchronizing identities. 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 : Implementing Identity Synchronization
- Set up your organization for identity synchronization
- Describe the Microsoft 365 authentication options.
- Explain directory synchronization.
- Plan directory synchronization.
- Describe and use Azure AD Connect.
- Configure Azure AD Connect Prerequisites.
- Manage users with directory synchronization.
- Manage groups with directory synchronization.
- Use Azure AD Connect Sync Security Groups.
- Describe claims-based authentication and federation trusts.
- Describe how AD FS works.
Module 3: Access Management
This module describes 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
- Managing 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)
- Describe the concept of conditional access.
- Describe conditional access policies.
- Plan for device compliance.
- Configure conditional users and groups.
- Configure RBAC.
- Distinguish between Azure RBAC and Azure AD administrative roles.
- Manage External Access.
- Explain Licensing Guidance for Azure AD B2B Collaboration.
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.
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