Overview

Learn how to investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, and Microsoft 365 Defender. In this course you will learn how to mitigate cyberthreats using these technologies. Specifically, you will configure and use Azure Sentinel as well as utilize Kusto Query Language (KQL) to perform detection, analysis, and reporting. The course was designed for people who work in a Security Operations job role and helps learners prepare for the exam SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst.

Audience profile

The Microsoft Security Operations Analyst collaborates with organizational stakeholders to secure information technology systems for the organization. Their goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders. Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. The role primarily investigates, responds to, and hunts for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. Since the Security Operations Analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in the configuration and deployment of these technologies.

Accessing your courseware and registering attendance with Microsoft

To access your Official Curriculum (MOC) course materials you will need a Microsoft.com/Learn account. In Learn you will also be able to register your completion of the event and receive your achievement badge. You will be issued with a unique code during your event.

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Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft 365
  • Fundamental understanding of Microsoft security, compliance, and identity products
  • Intermediate understanding of Windows 10
  • Familiarity with Azure services, specifically Azure SQL Database and Azure Storage
  • Familiarity with Azure virtual machines and virtual networking
  • Basic understanding of scripting concepts.
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can remediate risks in your environment
  • Create a Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment
  • Configure Attack Surface Reduction rules on Windows 10 devices
  • Perform actions on a device using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Investigate domains and IP addresses in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Investigate user accounts in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Configure alert settings in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Explain how the threat landscape is evolving
  • Conduct advanced hunting in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Manage incidents in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Explain how Microsoft Defender for Identity can remediate risks in your environment.
  • Investigate DLP alerts in Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Explain the types of actions you can take on an insider risk management case.
  • Configure auto-provisioning in Azure Defender
  • Remediate alerts in Azure Defender
  • Construct KQL statements
  • Filter searches based on event time, severity, domain, and other relevant data using KQL
  • Extract data from unstructured string fields using KQL
  • Manage an Azure Sentinel workspace
  • Use KQL to access the watchlist in Azure Sentinel
  • Manage threat indicators in Azure Sentinel
  • Explain the Common Event Format and Syslog connector differences in Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Azure Windows Virtual Machines to Azure Sentinel
  • Configure Log Analytics agent to collect Sysmon events
  • Create new analytics rules and queries using the analytics rule wizard
  • Create a playbook to automate an incident response
  • Use queries to hunt for threats
  • Observe threats over time with livestream
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Outline

Introduction to Microsoft 365 threat protection

In this module, you'll learn how to use the Microsoft 365 Defender integrated threat protection suite.

Learning objectives

In this module, you learned the role that Microsoft 365 Defender plays in a modern SOC. You should now be able to:

  • Understand Microsoft 365 Defender solution by domain
  • Understand Microsoft 365 Defender role in a Modern SOC
  • Introduction
  • Explore Extended Detection & Response (XDR) response use cases
  • Understand Microsoft 365 Defender in a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Investigate security incident in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

Mitigate incidents using Microsoft 365 Defender

Learn how the Microsoft 365 Defender portal provides a unified view of incidents from the Microsoft 365 Defender family of products.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Manage incidents in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Investigate incidents in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Conduct advanced hunting in Microsoft 365 Defende

  • Introduction
  • Use the Microsoft 365 Defender portal
  • Manage incidents
  • Investigate incidents
  • Manage and investigate alerts
  • Manage automated investigations
  • Use the action center
  • Explore advanced hunting
  • Investigate Azure AD sign-in logs
  • Understand Microsoft Secure Score
  • Analyze threat analytics
  • Analyze reports
  • Configure the Microsoft 365 Defender portal
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

Protect your identities with Azure AD Identity Protection

Use the advanced detection and remediation of identity-based threats to protect your Azure Active Directory identities and applications from compromise.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Describe the features of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection.
  • Describe the investigation and remediation features of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection.
  • Introduction
  • Azure AD Identity Protection overview
  • Detect risks with Azure AD Identity Protection policies
  • Investigate and remediate risks detected by Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Summary

Remediate risks with Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Learn about the Microsoft Defender for Office 365 component of Microsoft 365 Defender.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Define the capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
  • Understand how to simulate attacks within your network.
  • Explain how Microsoft Defender for Office 365 can remediate risks in your environment.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Automate, investigate, and remediate
  • Configure, protect, and detect
  • Simulate attacks
  • Summary and knowledge check

Safeguard your environment with Microsoft Defender for Identity

Learn about the Microsoft Defender for Identity component of Microsoft 365 Defender.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Define the capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Identity.
  • Understand how to configure Microsoft Defender for Identity sensors.
  • Explain how Microsoft Defender for Identity can remediate risks in your environment.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Identity sensors
  • Review compromised accounts or data
  • Integrate with other Microsoft tools
  • Summary and knowledge check
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Why choose QA

Special Notices

Please note: Due to the dynamic nature of updates to Microsoft 365 functionality, elements of the syllabus of this course can be subject to change without notice.

Microsoft Official Courses offer fast paced, higher level overviews of features with hands-on labs that may be completed during and post course. Note – there may not be time to complete labs during the course due to the delays in some Microsoft 365 services and the breadth of material to cover.

Microsoft Official M365 Courses are appropriate for delegates primarily interested in certification.

If you are interested in an in-depth exploration of any specific Microsoft 365 technology, QA recommends that you attend a Mastering QA authored course from our Microsoft 365 curriculum which offer end to end detailed guidance and hands on labs and continual reviews and updates to keep pace with Microsoft updates.

You can see the available courses at www.qa.com/M365.

Dates & Locations

Microsoft 365 learning pathways

Required Star = Required
Certification = Certification
Technical Decision Maker
Office 365 General Administration
Exchange Online/Hybrid
SharePoint Online/Hybrid
Device Management, Identity and Services
Security and Compliance
Modern Desktop
Power Platform
Microsoft Teams

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