Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies





Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise implementing security controls and threat protection, managing identity and access, and protecting data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

Responsibilities for an Azure Security Engineer include maintaining the security posture, identifying, and remediating vulnerabilities by using a variety of security tools, implementing threat protection, and responding to security incident escalations.

Azure Security Engineers often serve as part of a larger team dedicated to cloud-based management and security or hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

A candidate for this exam should have strong skills in scripting and automation; a deep understanding of networking, virtualization, and cloud N-tier architecture; and a strong familiarity with cloud capabilities and products and services for Azure, plus other Microsoft products and services.

Skills Measured

  • Manage identity and access (20-25%)
  • Implement platform protection (35-40%)
  • Manage security operations (15-20%)
  • Secure data and applications (30-35%)

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 6/23/2020, Trainings
    Exam AZ-500 Skills Outline
  2. 11/5/2019, Video, 1:15:00
    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...

Learning Paths

Secure your cloud applications in Azure
Published: 7/1/2020, Length: 5:36:00
Implement virtual machine host security in Azure
Published: 7/1/2020, Length: 6:04:00

Learning Modules

Protect your APIs on Azure API Management
Published: 5/10/2019, Length: 0:43:00
Protect your back-end APIs from information exposure and implement throttling to prevent resource exhaustion with policies in Azure API Management.

AZ-500 News

3/18/2022, MS Tech Community
I was asked to give a talk at a cybersecurity faculty summit on the 24th of February. As I sat working on the talk in the days leading up to the summit, the urgency and tenor of my message to my...
11/23/2021, MS Tech Community
Welcome to our new monthly blog series featuring the latest Security, Compliance, and Identity content updates on Microsoft Learn! This is our first post, and we’re highlighting recently released...
8/17/2021, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 110 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Get...
5/19/2021, MS Tech Community
1. Excellence in SAP Operations & Connecting SAP Systems to Azure Sentinel SAP certified NetWeaver Applications running on Azure in 2014 and since this time thousands of customers have moved...
2/10/2021, MS Tech Community
Anyone keeping up with business news these days knows that IT security is paramount. They also know that traditional IT security practices aren’t enough to defend against today’s cyberattacks....
1/27/2021, MS Tech Community
Often I get asked by people how are looking for jobs if it makes sense to get certified. While certification is not a requirement nor a guarantee, it can definitely help to land a job working in...
12/10/2020, MS Tech Community
Today, I am please to share with you a new episode of Azure Unblogged.   I chat to Yuri Diogenes, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft C+AI Security.  Yuri and I discuss Azure Security Centre,...