Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Exam Guide

By Dwayne Natwick
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  1. Chapter 1: Preparing for Your Microsoft Exam

About this book

Cloud technologies have made identity and access the new control plane for securing data. Without proper planning and discipline in deploying, monitoring, and managing identity and access for users, administrators, and guests, you may be compromising your infrastructure and data. This book is a preparation guide that covers all the objectives of the SC-300 exam, while teaching you about the identity and access services that are available from Microsoft and preparing you for real-world challenges.

The book starts with an overview of the SC-300 exam and helps you understand identity and access management. As you progress to the implementation of IAM solutions, you’ll learn to deploy secure identity and access within Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory. The book will take you from legacy on-premises identity solutions to modern and password-less authentication solutions that provide high-level security for identity and access. You’ll focus on implementing access and authentication for cloud-only and hybrid infrastructures as well as understand how to protect them using the principles of zero trust. The book also features mock tests toward the end to help you prepare effectively for the exam.

By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to plan, deploy, and manage identity and access solutions for Microsoft and hybrid infrastructures.

Publication date:
March 2022


Section 1 – Exam Overview and the Evolution of Identity and Access Management

This section will focus on the objectives and an overview of what to expect in the exam and an overview of the evolution of identity and access management.

This section of the book comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Preparing for Your Microsoft Exam
  • Chapter 2, Defining Identity and Access Management

About the Author

  • Dwayne Natwick

    Dwayne Natwick is a Cloud Training Architect Lead at Opsgility, a Microsoft CSP. He has been in IT, security design, and architecture for over 30 years. His love of teaching led him to become a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Regional Lead and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

    Dwayne has a master’s degree in Business IT from Walsh College, the CISSP from ISC2, and 18 Microsoft certifications, including Identity and Access Administrator, Azure Security Engineer, and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator. Dwayne can be found providing and sharing information on social media, industry conferences, his blog site, and his YouTube channel.

    Originally from Maryland, Dwayne currently resides in Michigan with his wife and three children.

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