Microsoft 365 Security Administration: MS-500 Exam Guide

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By Peter Rising
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  1. Section 1: Configuring and Administering Identity and Access in Microsoft 365

About this book

The Microsoft 365 Security Administration (MS-500) exam is designed to measure your ability to perform technical tasks such as managing, implementing, and monitoring security and compliance solutions for Microsoft 365 environments.

This book starts by showing you how to configure and administer identity and access within Microsoft 365. You will learn about hybrid identity, authentication methods, and conditional access policies with Microsoft Intune. Next, the book shows you how RBAC and Azure AD Identity Protection can be used to help you detect risks and secure information in your organization. You will also explore concepts, such as Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender ATP, and Threat Intelligence. As you progress, you will learn about additional tools and techniques to configure and manage Microsoft 365, including Azure Information Protection, Data Loss Prevention, and Cloud App Discovery and Security. The book also ensures you are well prepared to take the exam by giving you the opportunity to work through a mock paper, topic summaries, illustrations that briefly review key points, and real-world scenarios.

By the end of this Microsoft 365 book, you will be able to apply your skills in the real world, while also being well prepared to achieve Microsoft certification.

Publication date:
June 2020


Section 1: Configuring and Administering Identity and Access in Microsoft 365

In this first section, we will be examining the principles of identity and access in Microsoft 365. 

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Planning for Hybrid Identity
  • Chapter 2, Authentication and Security
  • Chapter 3, Implementing Conditional Access Policies
  • Chapter 4, Role Assignment and Privileged identities in Microsoft 365
  • Chapter 5, Azure AD Identity Protection

About the Author

  • Peter Rising

    Peter Rising has over 25 years' experience in IT. He has worked for several IT solutions providers and private organizations in a variety of technical roles focusing on Microsoft technologies. Since 2014, Peter has specialized in the Microsoft Office 365 platform, initially carrying out mail migrations from on-premises platforms and tenant-to-tenant migrations. Since joining Softcat PLC in 2016, Peter has shifted his focus to Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance and is now a senior consultant in Softcat's public cloud technical practice. He holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCSE: Productivity; MCSA: Office 365; Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert; and Microsoft 365: Security Administrator Associate.

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Latest Reviews

(3 reviews total)
I only bought the electronic format of the guide. Easy and quick process to obtain the guide.
The book has many mistakes and many times it assumes that you already know where to find something. You cannot say "open that" without specifically defying where you can find "that". For example, check the MFA and how you can enable it. It has so many mistakes and that I have stopped reading it and I'm waiting for the official book from Microsoft. Until then, I have to rely on video courses.
Great book. Helped passing the exam.

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