Describe Azure identity, access, and security

DevOps Engineer
Solution Architect

This module covers some of the authorization and authentication methods available with Azure.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe directory services in Azure, including Microsoft Entra ID and Microsoft Entra Domain Services
  • Describe authentication methods in Azure, including single sign-on (SSO), multifactor authentication (MFA), and passwordless
  • Describe external identities and guest access in Azure
  • Describe Microsoft Entra Conditional Access
  • Describe Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Describe the concept of Zero Trust
  • Describe the purpose of the defense in depth model
  • Describe the purpose of Microsoft Defender for Cloud


  • Basic familiarity with IT terms and concepts