MS-101 Manage your security services in Microsoft 365 Defender

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Office 365

This learning path examines how to manage the Microsoft 365 security services, with a special focus on security reporting and managing the Safe Attachments and Safe Links features in Microsoft Defender for Office 365.


  • Students should have completed a role-based administrator collection such as Messaging, Teamwork, Security and Compliance, or Collaboration.
  • Students should have a proficient understanding of DNS and basic functional experience with Microsoft 365 services.
  • Students must have a proficient understanding of general IT practices.

Modules in this learning path

This module examines how Exchange Online Protection (EOP) protects organizations from phishing and spoofing. It also explores how EOP blocks spam, bulk email, and malware before they arrive in users’ mailboxes.

This module examines how Microsoft Defender for Office 365 extends EOP protection by filtering targeted attacks such as zero-day attacks in email attachments and Office documents, and time-of-click protection against malicious URLs.

This module examines how to manage Safe Attachments in your Microsoft 365 tenant by creating and configuring policies and using transport rules to disable a policy from taking effect in certain scenarios.