What's in this course?

Welcome to the MS-500 course on GitBit! In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to pass the MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration. You'll also learn everything you need to know to secure your Office 365 tenant. Throughout this course, we'll be doing a ton of lectures and a ton of hands-on. For a hands-on experience, we'll be using two things: iorad and a free Microsoft 365 tenant.

What's in the MS-500

The MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration is a 40-60 question exam that includes multiple-choice, drag and drop, as well as, hands-on labs. It covers a wide variety of security and administration topics on Microsoft 365.

Here's a quick break-down from Microsoft on what's covered in the MS-500:

Implement and manage identity and access (35-40%)

  • Secure Microsoft 365 hybrid environments
  • Secure Identities
  • Implement authentication methods
  • Implement conditional access
  • Implement roles and role groups
  • Configure and manage identity governance
  • Implement Azure AD Identity Protection 

Implement and manage threat protection (25-30%)

  • Implement and manage Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Implement device threat protection
  • Implement and manage device and application protection
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Monitor Microsoft 365 Security with Azure Sentinel
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Cloud App Security

Implement and manage information protection (10-15%)

  • Manage sensitive information
  • Manage Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Manage data governance and retention

Manage governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365 (20-25%)

  • Configure and analyze security reporting
  • Manage and analyze audit logs and reports
  • Discover and respond to compliance queries in Microsoft 365
  • Manage regulatory compliance
  • Manage insider risk solutions in Microsoft 365