AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Exam Study Notes

What better than to have started blogging about my exam preparation notes that with this perfectly representative AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam from Microsoft! I had taken this when it was in Beta format and narrowly failed the exam, arguably because I hadn’t prepared one bit for the concepts being evaluated. Sure, you *could* rely on roughly 10 years of Azure experience, but as this technology changes daily, I highly recommend preparing fully for this expansive exam!

I also understand that there might be live labs with tasks you need to complete, but your mileage may vary – I wouldn’t be surprised, but if you have fully prepared for this exam, you should have NOTHING to worry about!

Let’s start with a link to the exam details itself, as these skills definitions sometimes change without notice: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-500.aspx.

If you’re looking to take some of the pressure off of your exam tries, consider purchasing the MCP + exam retake package: https://us.mindhub.com/microsoft-exam-replay-mcp-exam-plus-retake/p/Microsoft-Exam-Replay

If you’re looking for courses to learn the materials, here are a few recommendations:
Skylines Academy ($99 USD): https://courses.skylinesacademy.com/p/az-500
EDx course (free): https://openedx.microsoft.com/courses/course-v1:Microsoft+AZ-500.0+2019_T2/course/

Below, I have broken out each of the exam sections into links for both docs.microsoft.com and MSLearn resources to jump start learning for each of the exam pillars/domains:

Manage identity and access (20-25%)

Configure Microsoft Azure Active Directory for workloads

Configure Microsoft Azure AD Privileged Identity Management

Configure Microsoft Azure tenant security

Implement platform protection (35-40%)

Implement network security

Implement host security

Configure container security (MSLearn course on Administering containers in Azure: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/administer-containers-in-azure/ )

Implement Microsoft Azure Resource management security (MSLearn course on Managing Azure Resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/manage-resources-in-azure/)

Manage security operations (15-20%)

Configure security services

Configure security policies

Manage security alerts

Secure data and applications (30-35%)

Configure security policies to manage data

Configure security for data infrastructure

Configure encryption for data at rest

Implement security for application delivery

Configure application security

Configure and manage Key Vault

Best of luck to you on your studies and learning journeys, and do let me know how you did when you sit the exam. Also, if this resource helps you, please share with others!

Last, but certainly not least, I owe the inspiration to blog my cloud experience and expertise to both Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper (aka Pixel Robots). They have fully embraced #HustleAsAService for the past few years, and have made the Azure community better with their efforts! I can only hope to follow in their footsteps and provide the #AzureFamily community yet another learning perspective!

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