Describe identity concepts

Business User
Microsoft Entra ID

Learn about the key concepts of authentication and authorization and why identity is important in securing corporate resources. You'll also learn about some identity-related services.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between authentication and authorization.
  • Describe the concept of identity as a security perimeter.
  • Describe identity-related services.


  • General understanding of networking and cloud computing concepts.
  • General IT knowledge or any general experience working in an IT environment.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.