Microsoft Certified Associate

The AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam tests and validates a candidates expertise at implementing security controls, and maintaining security, and identity, access and protections within Microsoft Azure. This exam is the required exam needed to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification.

AZ-500 Certification Target Audience

The AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam is geared towards Security Engineers who implement security controls, maintain the security posture, manages identity and access, and protects data, applications, and networks. These candidates should be able to identify and remediate vulnerabilities by using a variety of security tools, implement threat protection, and respond to security incident escalations.

Azure Security Engineers will generally serve as part of a larger team that’s dedicated to managing cloud-based systems and security. They might also be involved in securing hybrid or polynimbus environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

AZ-500 Exam Prep Session

This Certification Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Microsoft Azure who are interested in taking the AZ500 exam. Attendees of this session can expect to review the topics covered in this exam in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, what are the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for finalizing getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions.

AZ-500 Exam Objective Domains

Here’s a high level list of all the skills and objectives measured by the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. The percentages next to each exam objective area represents the portion of the exam that focuses on that particular objective area.

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
  • Implement Microsoft Azure Resource management security

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

To view the most up-to-date list of these exam objectives, please reference the official AZ-500 exam page.

Happy studying!

Microsoft MVP

Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP (Azure & IoT) and HashiCorp Ambassador (2021) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to Fortune 100. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.