AZ-500: Azure Security Operations Competency (Intermediate Level)

  • 30m
  • 30 questions
The Azure Security Operations Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your knowledge and skills in ensuring that the Azure platform remains secure, reliable, and resilient in the face of potential security threats and other operational challenges. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in many areas of this domain and can implement robust security operations measures to safeguard the applications and data against potential threats while ensuring that the business operations remain uninterrupted and resilient.

Topics covered

  • backup a web app
  • backup Azure virtual machine servers
  • backup file shares
  • configure application insights
  • configure data sources for a Log Analytics Workspace
  • configure Defender to protect AWS virtual machines (VMs)
  • configure storage account replication to a secondary region
  • configure the Sentinel service
  • configure virtual machine replication to a secondary region
  • create an action group
  • create an alert configuration
  • create an Azure Policy assignment to check for configuration compliance
  • create and assign a custom Azure Policy
  • create Azure Policy assignments using the CLI and PowerShell
  • discuss various monitoring strategies for Azure services
  • ensure updates are applied to Azure VMs
  • evaluate Defender scan results
  • identify potential security issues using threat modeling
  • manage connectors and alerts in Sentinel
  • manage storage account data archiving
  • perform SQL backups
  • recognize how resource locks can protect against Azure resource modifications
  • restore SQL data using the portal
  • select the appropriate Azure Backup solution for a given situation
  • use an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template to enable resource locking
  • use Defender to protect cloud databases
  • use PowerShell to enable resource locks in the Azure hierarchy
  • use the CLI to enable resource locks in the Azure hierarchy
  • view Microsoft Defender for Cloud server recommendations
  • work with policy initiatives