Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert (AZ500-SC100)

This eight-day certification track training is composed of two parts:

Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500T00)

This four-day Microsoft certified course provides IT Security Professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement security controls, maintain an organization’s security posture, and identify and remediate security vulnerabilities. This course includes security for identity and access, platform protection, data and applications, and security operations.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect (SC-100T00)

This four-day Microsoft certified course prepares students with the background to design and evaluate cybersecurity strategies in the following areas: Zero Trust, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC), security operations (SecOps), and data and applications. Students will also learn how to design and architect solutions using zero trust principles and specify security requirements for cloud infrastructure in different service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).

This training is a comprehensive preparation to the AZ-500 and SC-100 exams for obtaining the Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification.

You can purchase an individual part of this certification track - contact us for the details.


Applicable solutions

Public class

Virtual classroom
Planned datePlanned date
October 2 2023
Virtual classroom
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November 6 2023
Virtual classroom
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December 18 2023
Virtual classroom
Planned datePlanned date
January 22 2024
8 days / 56 hours

Private class

On site / Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 5
8 days / 56 hours
Price on request
English or French
Training plan: 

Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500T00)

Module 1: Manage Identity and Access

This module covers Azure Active Directory, Azure Identity Protection, Enterprise Governance, Azure AD PIM, and Hybrid Identity.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Identity Protection
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Azure AD Privileged Identity Management
  • Hybrid Identity

Module 2: Implement Platform Protection

This module covers perimeter, network, host, and container security.

  • Perimeter Security
  • Network Security
  • Host Security
  • Container Security

Module 3: Secure Data and Applications

This module covers Azure Key Vault, application security, storage security, and SQL database security.

  • Azure Key Vault
  • Application Security
  • Storage Security
  • SQL Database Security

Module 4: Manage Security Operations

This module covers Azure Monitor, Azure Security Center, and Azure Sentinel.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel

Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect (SC-100T00)

Module 1: Build an overall security strategy and architecture

  • Zero Trust overview
  • Develop Integration points in an architecture
  • Develop security requirements based on business goals
  • Translate security requirements into technical capabilities
  • Design security for a resiliency strategy
  • Design a security strategy for hybrid and multi-tenant environments
  • Design technical and governance strategies for traffic filtering and segmentation

Module 2: Design a security operations strategy

  • Understand security operations frameworks, processes, and procedures
  • Design a logging and auditing security strategy
  • Develop security operations for hybrid and multicloud environments
  • Design a strategy for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
  • Evaluate security workflows
  • Review security strategies for incident management
  • Evaluate security operations for technical threat intelligence
  • Monitor sources for insights on threats and mitigations

Module 3: Design an identity security strategy

  • Secure access to cloud resources
  • Recommend an identity store for security
  • Recommend secure authentication and security authorization strategies
  • Secure conditional access
  • Design a strategy for role assignment and delegation
  • Define Identity governance for access reviews and entitlement management
  • Design a security strategy for privileged role access to infrastructure
  • Design a security strategy for privileged activities

Module 4: Evaluate a regulatory compliance strategy

  • Interpret compliance requirements and their technical capabilities
  • Evaluate infrastructure compliance by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Interpret compliance scores and recommend actions to resolve issues or improve security
  • Design and validate implementation of Azure Policy
  • Design for data residency requirements
  • Translate privacy requirements into requirements for security solutions

Module 5: Evaluate security posture and recommend technical strategies to manage risk

  • Evaluate security postures by using benchmarks
  • Evaluate security postures by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Evaluate security hygiene of cloud workloads
  • Design security for an Azure Landing Zone
  • Interpret technical threat intelligence and recommend risk mitigations
  • Evaluate security postures by using secure scores
  • Recommend security capabilities or controls to mitigate identified risks

Module 6: Understand architecture best practices and how they are changing with the Cloud

  • Plan and implement a security strategy across teams
  • Establish a process for proactive and continuous evolution of a security strategy

Module 7: Design a strategy for securing server and client endpoints

  • Specify security baselines for server and client endpoints
  • Specify security requirements for servers
  • Specify security requirements for mobile devices and clients
  • Specify requirements for securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Design a strategy to manage secrets, keys, and certificates
  • Design a strategy for secure remote access
  • Plan for endpoint forensics

Module 8: Design a strategy for securing PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS services

  • Specify security baselines for PaaS services
  • Specify security baselines for IaaS services
  • Specify security baselines for SaaS services
  • Specify security requirements for IoT workloads
  • Specify security requirements for data workloads
  • Specify security requirements for web workloads
  • Specify security requirements for storage workloads
  • Specify security requirements for containers
  • Specify security requirements for container orchestration

Module 9: Specify security requirements for applications

  • Understand application threat modeling
  • Specify priorities for mitigating threats to applications
  • Specify a security standard for onboarding a new application
  • Specify a security strategy for applications and APIs

Module 10: Design a strategy for securing data

  • Prioritize mitigating threats to data
  • Design a strategy to identify and protect sensitive data
  • Specify an encryption standard for data at rest and in motion

Module 11: Recommend security best practices using Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architectures (MCRA) and Microsoft Cloud Security Benchmarks

  • Recommend best practices for cybersecurity capabilities and controls
  • Recommend best practices for protecting from insider and external attacks
  • Recommend best practices for Zero Trust security
  • Recommend best practices for Zero Trust Rapid Modernization Plan

Module 12: Recommend a secure methodology using the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

  • Recommend a DevSecOps process
  • Recommend a methodology for asset protection
  • Recommend strategies for managing and minimizing risk

Module 13: Recommend a ransomware strategy by using Microsoft Security Best Practices

  • Plan for ransomware protection and extortion-based attacks
  • Protect assets from ransomware attacks
  • Recommend Microsoft ransomware best practices
    • One FREE attendance to the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals (PL900) training
    • One year access to the class recording
    • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
    • Two vouchers to take the exams
    • Up to date courseware with Microsoft Learn
    • Microsoft course achievement badge

Before attending this course, students must have knowledge of:

  • Security best practices and industry security requirements such as defense in depth, least privileged access, role-based access control, multi-factor authentication, shared responsibility, and zero trust model.
  • Security protocols such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Internet Security Protocol (IPSec), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), disk and data encryption methods.
  • Deploying Azure workloads. This course does not cover the basics of Azure administration, instead the course content builds on that knowledge by adding security specific information.
  • Windows and Linux operating systems and scripting languages. Course labs may use PowerShell and the CLI.
  • Identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data and securing applications.
  • Hybrid and cloud implementations.
Certification information: 

Exam characteristics:

  • Exam codes: AZ-500 and SC-100
  • Cost: $0 (included in your training)
  • Skills measured
    • Manage identity and access
    • Implement platform protection
    • Manage security operations
    • Secure data and applications
    • Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture
    • Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies
    • Design security for infrastructure
    • Design a strategy for data and applications
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