Preparing for AZ-500 - Manage identity and access (1 of 4)

with Ken Lawson

In this first exam prep segment for AZ-500, Ken Lawson introduces you to the certification journey and skills measured required to earn the Azure Security Engineer Associate certification. Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise implementing Azure security controls that protect identity, access, data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

Responsibilities for an Azure security engineer include managing the security posture, identifying, and remediating vulnerabilities, performing threat modeling, implementing threat protection, and responding to security incident escalations. Azure security engineers often serve as part of a larger team to plan and implement cloud-based management and security.

This segment covers the first of four high level topics in the skills measured, manage identity and access, which will account for 30-35% of the questions you might encounter on the exam.

Skills measured

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


  • 00:00 - Welcome
  • 03:42 - Introduction to manage identity and access and the objectives
  • 30:44 - Practice questions and answers
  • 32:41 - Review

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