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Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)

Fortify cloud security skills with Azure expertise. Learn to implement security controls, detect threats, and protect data in Microsoft Azure environments.

course: Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)

Duration: 4 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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The AZ-500 certification, also known as Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, validates expertise in implementing security controls and threat protection for Azure. This certification enhances career prospects, demonstrating proficiency in safeguarding cloud environments. Prepare for success with comprehensive training, earn your certification, and advance your career in cybersecurity and cloud security.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the Microsoft Certified Azure Security AZ 500 training course for?

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate certification (AZ-500) is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for securing Microsoft Azure environments. This certification is ideal for individuals who have experience in implementing security controls, threat protection, and compliance requirements for Azure services. The AZ-500 exam covers various topics related to Azure security, such as configuring security policies, securing network traffic, securing Azure resources, managing identities and access, and implementing security controls for hybrid environments. The exam also covers topics related to threat protection and compliance, such as monitoring and responding to security alerts, implementing threat protection solutions, and managing compliance requirements for Azure services.


What you will learn during our AZ 500 Azure Security training course.

  • Manage Azure Active Directory identities
  • Configure security for service principles
  • Manage Azure AD directory groups
  • Manage Azure AD users
  • Management of administrative units
  • Configure password reset
  • Configure authentication methods including password hash and Pass Through Authentication (PTA), OAuth and passwordless authentication
  • Transfer Azure subscriptions between Azure AD tenants
  • Monitor privileged access to Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
  • Configure access reviews
  • Configure PIM
  • Implement conditional access policies, including multifactor authentication (MFA)
  • Configure Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Create app registration
  • Configure the scope of app registration permission
  • Manage app registration consent
  • Manage API access to Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Configure subscription and resource permissions
  • Configure resource group permissions
  • Configure custom RBAC roles
  • Identify the appropriate role or apply the principle of least privilege
  • Interpret permissions or control access
  • Implement advanced network security
  • Secure the connection to virtual networks (VPN authentication, Express Route encryption)
  • Configure Network Security Groups (NSGs) and Application Security Groups (ASGs)
  • Create and configure Azure Firewall
  • Deploy Azure Firewall Manager
  • Configure the Azure Front Door service as an Application Gateway
  • Configure a Web Application Firewall (WAF) on the Azure Application Gateway
  • Configure Azure Bastion
  • Configure a firewall on a storage account, Azure SQL, KeyVault or App Service
  • Implement Service Endpoints
  • Implement DDoS protection
  • Configure endpoint protection
  • Configure and monitor system updates for VMs
  • Configure authentication to Azure Container Registry
  • Configure security for different types of containers
  • Implement vulnerability management
  • Configure isolation for AKS
  • Configure container registration security
  • Implement Azure Disk Encryption
  • Configure authentication and security for Azure App Service
  • Configure SSL/TLS certificates
  • Configure authentication to Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Configure automatic updates
  • Monitor security using Azure Monitor
  • Create and customize alerts
  • Monitor security logs using Azure Monitor
  • Configure diagnostic logging and log storage
  • Evaluate vulnerability scans from Azure Security Center
  • Configure Just in Time VM access using Azure Security Center
  • Configure centralized policy management using Azure Security Center
  • Configure compliance policies and evaluate for compliance using Azure Security Center
  • Configure workflow automation using Azure Security Center
  • Create and customize alerts
  • Configure data sources for Azure Sentinel
  • Evaluate results from Azure Sentinel
  • Configure a playbook using Azure Sentinel
  • Configure security settings using Azure Policy
  • Configure security settings using Azure Blueprint
  • Configure security for storage
  • Configure access control for storage accounts
  • Configure key management for storage accounts
  • Configure Azure AD authentication for Azure Storage
  • Configure Azure AD Domain Services authentication for Azure Files
  • Create and manage Shared Access Signatures (SAS)
  • Create a shared access policy for a blob or a blob container
  • Configure Storage Service Encryption
  • Configure Azure Defender for Storage
  • Enable database authentication
  • Enable database auditing
  • Configure Azure Defender for SQL
  • Configure Azure SQL Database Advanced Threat Protection
  • Implement database encryption
  • Implement Azure SQL Database Always Encrypted
  • Manage access to Key Vault
  • Manage permissions for secrets, certificates and keys
  • Configure RBAC usage in Azure Key Vault
  • Manage certificates
  • Manage secrets
  • Configure key rotation
  • Backup and restore Key Vault items
  • Configure Azure Defender for Key Vault


How to best be prepared for our AZ-500 Azure Security course.

At Readynez, we provide many resources and have experienced experts in the field. That is why we are also very successful with many satisfied customers. You can therefore safely take your course with us. In order to take the AZ 500 training course, however, some prerequisites are required.

This prior knowledge gives you the perfect starting point for the course:

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Fundamental understanding of cloud computing concepts and services, particularly Microsoft Azure.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Proficiency in using the Microsoft Azure portal, Azure CLI, and Azure PowerShell.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, DNS, and VPNs.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Understanding of identity and access management principles, including Azure Active Directory.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Familiarity with common security technologies and protocols, such as firewalls, encryption, and SSL/TLS.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Experience in implementing and managing security controls and policies in a cloud environment.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of compliance requirements and frameworks relevant to cloud security, such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Prior experience with security operations, including incident response and threat detection.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Knowledge of scripting languages, such as PowerShell or Python, for automation tasks.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Familiarity with Azure services related to security, such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, and Azure Information Protection.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze and mitigate security threats and vulnerabilities in a cloud environment.

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.


Tiago Costa

Tiago Costa is Microsoft MVP and a Cloud Architect and Advisor and International speaker on the Microsoft Cloud.

Tiago is a Microsoft MVP ( Most Valuable Professional)

Tiago Costa is a Cloud Architect and Advisor for the Microsoft Azure. For the past years he has been helping customers migrating to the cloud and creating cloud native workloads.

Tiago Costa is a Cloud Architect and Advisor and International speaker for the Microsoft Cloud. For the past years he has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft Azure for some of the fortune 500 companies. Due to his strong real-world experience, Tiago regularly teaches Microsoft Azure classes around the world. Microsoft Azure MVP since 2016 for his community efforts in promoting and sharing knowledge with the community.

Tiago has 40+ Microsoft Certifications including MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer and got awarded as MCT Regional Lead since 2016 every year. He’s the founder of the Azure Portugal User Group. He loves diving into new technologies and to share his experience at conferences and training classes, but what excites him about his work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology impacting their life’s, making the world a better place for everyone. His free time is spent with his family in the sunny Lisbon, Portugal building cool and geek projects


Ed Baker

Ed is a Microsoft MVP for many years and has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows.

Ed has been with Readynez almost since the start 12 years ago.

He is a 25 year IT veteran with experience in the UK Police and armed forces. Ed is a former Microsoft Technical Evangelist and is an MCT Regional Lead for the UK and he currently holds the most prestigious Microsoft MVP accreditation. Ed also helps run the UK MS Cloud User Group and the annual Evolve Conference in the UK.

Ed has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows as well as writing courses for Opsgility and other online providers.
Ed is a regular conference speaker at events such as TechEd, Ignite, TechSummit, SpiceWorld and more.

Ed now spends his time mixed between teaching Microsoft Azure, Windows Server and Enterprise Mobility topics. In addition Ed provides consultancy services to Small and Medium Enterprises as well as direct to Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corp.



Jens Gilges

Jens is a 20-year MCT, an Amazon Authorized Champion Instructor and a well accomplish Cloud Infrastructure Security Consultant and Penetration Tester.

Jens Gilges is a highly skilled professional with expertise in Azure, AWS, and Penetration Testing. With a remarkable 20-year tenure as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Jens has honed his proficiency in various Microsoft technologies. Notably, he is not just a trainer but an industry leader, holding the prestigious title of AWS Champion Instructor.

Jens is dedicated to imparting his knowledge globally, delivering top-tier security and AWS training to clients across the world. His passion for these cloud platforms shines through in his engaging and informative sessions. Whether you're seeking insights into Azure's versatile capabilities, AWS's vast infrastructure, or the intricacies of Penetration Testing, Jens is your go-to expert.

With Jens at the helm, you can expect a comprehensive learning experience that combines years of expertise with a commitment to staying at the forefront of cloud technologies. Join him on a journey of continuous learning and explore the ever-evolving landscapes of Azure, AWS, and Penetration Testing.


FAQ's for Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) course.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer is a certification that validates an individual's expertise in implementing security controls and threat protection on Microsoft Azure cloud platforms. It demonstrates the holder's ability to manage identity and access, secure data, and manage network security.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer AZ-500 exam has 40-60 multiple-choice questions, which must be answered within a time limit of 150 minutes. The number of questions may vary, and the exam format may include case studies and scenario-based questions.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) examination cost varies based on the country of the test center. In some European countries such as France, the exam cost is €165, while in other countries, the cost may be higher or lower. Exam costs are subject to change, and individuals are advised to check the Microsoft website for the latest information.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) passing score is 700 out of 1000 points. The passing score may vary, depending on the difficulty level of the questions in a particular exam. Candidates who score below 700 will need to retake the exam to obtain the certification.

The AZ-500 exam has a time limit of 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes). Candidates are required to answer 40-60 questions during this time. The exam format may include case studies and scenario-based questions that require a higher level of analysis and problem-solving skills.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer certification is valid for two years from the date of certification. After this period, the certificate becomes inactive, and individuals must renew their certification by passing a recertification exam or completing relevant training courses. The recertification process ensures that certified professionals are up-to-date with the latest developments and changes in Microsoft Azure security technology.

Yes, the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer certification expires after two years. Microsoft regularly updates its certification exams to reflect the latest technologies and industry trends, so renewing your certification can help you stay up-to-date and relevant in the field of Azure security engineering.

The prerequisites for the AZ-500 exam include fundamental knowledge of cloud computing and experience with Azure. Candidates should also have expertise in security management, identity management, and access management. Familiarity with network security, platform protection, and data protection is also beneficial.

Yes, a Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Certification requires previous experience. Candidates should have a minimum of one to two years of experience in Azure security, including experience with security controls and threat protection.

The difficulty of the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) exam varies depending on your level of experience and familiarity with Azure security. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and performance-based tasks, and the passing score is 700 out of 1000. It is recommended to study the exam objectives, practice with sample questions, and gain hands-on experience with Azure to increase your chances of passing.

The amount of time required to prepare for the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) exam depends on your level of experience and familiarity with Azure security. If you already have experience in the field, you may only need a few weeks to prepare.

The salary after passing the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Certification can vary based on your location, experience, and job role. However, according to payscale.com, the average salary for a Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer in the United States is $110,000 per year. However, this can range from $78,000 to $158,000 per year, depending on factors such as your years of experience, job location, and skills.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer certification is worth it if you want to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in securing Microsoft Azure environments. It is a well-respected and recognized certification in the industry and can help you stand out to potential employers. Additionally, the skills and knowledge gained through studying for the certification can be directly applied to real-world scenarios.

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer exam is a computer-based test consisting of multiple-choice questions. The exam measures your ability to implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and secure data and applications in Microsoft Azure environments. The exam can be taken online or at a testing center, and you will receive your score immediately after completing the exam.

You can obtain the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer certification by passing the AZ-500 exam, which is available through Microsoft's official certification website. Additionally, there are various training courses and resources available through Microsoft and other third-party providers that can help you prepare for the exam.

To prepare for the Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) exam, you should start by reviewing the exam objectives and identifying any areas where you need to improve your knowledge or skills. Microsoft offers various training courses and resources, such as official documentation, videos, and practice exams, to help you prepare for the exam. You can also gain hands-on experience by working with Azure environments and implementing security controls and best practices.

With a Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500) certificate, you can pursue various job roles, such as Azure Security Engineer, Cloud Security Architect, Information Security Manager, and IT Security Consultant. These roles involve securing Microsoft Azure environments, implementing security controls, managing identities and access, and protecting data and applications. The certification demonstrates your proficiency and can help you stand out to potential employers in the field.

The Virtual Classroom is an online room, where you will join your instructor and fellow classmates in real time. Everything happens live and you can interact freely, discuss, ask questions, and watch your instructor present on a whiteboard, discuss the courseware and slides, work with labs, and review.

Yes, you can sit exams from all the major Vendors like Microsoft, Cisco etc from the comfort of your home or office.

With Readynez you do any course form the comfort of your home or office. Readynez provides support and best practices for your at-home classroom and you can enjoy learning with minimal impact on your day-to-day life. Plus you'll save the cost and the environmental burden of travelling.

Well, learning is limitless, when you are motivated, but you need the right path to achieve what you want. Readynez consultants have many years of experience customizing learner paths and we can design one for you too. We are always available with help and guidance, and you can reach us on the chat or write us at info@readynez.com.

Our Azure Security Course is a 4-day AZ 500 training course. 

Yes, our Azure Security Training course is available to attend virtually.


Feedback from our Certified Azure Security Engineer delegates.


Mikkel Bagger

Constant flow of good information and examples from the real world.


Kim Gøth Jensen

Great Course. The instructor is a Batman in Azure :-)

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