phone icon 888.418.7051 info@testpassacademy.com

MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate certification training

Test Pass Academy has expert Microsoft instructors that have been doing Microsoft Client training back since the Microsoft NT days. This MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands-on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exam, which are offered by Pearson VUE, on-site at the same facility or the option to take the exam online from your home or office. Our experts have a vast understanding of security and a remarkable teaching ability making it easy to PASS the MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Exam on the 1st attempt. If you are looking to gain Microsoft Windows experience and pass the exams at the same time, you found the right place. This 6 day bootcamp is geared for Corporations, Government, Military and Contractors seeking timely training and certification.

6 Day Microsoft Authorized MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Bootcamp: Train-Test-Pass!

What will I learn in the MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Bootcamp?

Learn how to investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, and Microsoft 365 Defender. In this course you will learn how to mitigate cyberthreats using these technologies. Specifically, you will configure and use Azure Sentinel as well as utilize Kusto Query Language (KQL) to perform detection, analysis, and reporting. The course was designed for people who work in a Security Operations job role and helps learners prepare for the exam SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst.

This course covers 2 Microsoft courses, 2 Microsoft exams and 2 Microsoft certifications - SC-900: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals and SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst. You will have the opportunity to take these exam during the bootcamp. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams. Our instructors guide you through step by step examples and demonstrations, not just long lectures. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

MCA Security Ops Class Details:

  • 6 Days of the Top Desktop Training in the Industry
  • Microsoft Authorized Training Session
  • Instruction by a High-Level Certified Microsoft Expert
  • Microsoft Official Courseware
  • Practice Questions
  • Microsoft Exam Voucher
  • Free Exam Re-Take if You Fail the Exam

you will demonstrate competence and learn to master:

MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Course Outline:

Module 1: Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Implement the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint platform to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Learn how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can help your organization stay secure. Learn how to deploy the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment, including onboarding devices and configuring security. Learn how to investigate incidents and alerts using Microsoft Defender for Endpoints. Perform advanced hunting and consult with threat experts. You will also learn how to configure automation in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint by managing environmental settings.. Lastly, you will learn about your environment's weaknesses by using Threat and Vulnerability Management in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Lessons

  • Protect against threats with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Deploy the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment
  • Implement Windows 10 security enhancements with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Manage alerts and incidents in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Perform device investigations in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Perform actions on a device using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Perform evidence and entities investigations using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Configure and manage automation using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Configure for alerts and detections in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Utilize Threat and Vulnerability Management in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
     
Lab : Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Deploy Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Mitigate Attacks using Defender for Endpoint
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define the capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment settings
  • Configure Attack Surface Reduction rules on Windows 10 devices
  • Investigate alerts in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Describe device forensics information collected by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Conduct forensics data collection using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Investigate user accounts in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Manage automation settings in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Manage indicators in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Describe Threat and Vulnerability Management in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Module 2: Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender

Analyze threat data across domains and rapidly remediate threats with built-in orchestration and automation in Microsoft 365 Defender. Learn about cybersecurity threats and how the new threat protection tools from Microsoft protect your organization’s users, devices, and data. Use the advanced detection and remediation of identity-based threats to protect your Azure Active Directory identities and applications from compromise.

Lessons

  • Introduction to threat protection with Microsoft 365
  • Mitigate incidents using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Protect your identities with Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Remediate risks with Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Safeguard your environment with Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Secure your cloud apps and services with Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Respond to data loss prevention alerts using Microsoft 365
  • Manage insider risk in Microsoft 365
     
Lab : Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Mitigate Attacks with Microsoft 365 Defender
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how the threat landscape is evolving.
  • Manage incidents in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Conduct advanced hunting in Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Describe the investigation and remediation features of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection.
  • Define the capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
  • Explain how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can remediate risks in your environment.
  • Define the Cloud App Security framework
  • Explain how Cloud Discovery helps you see what's going on in your organization

Module 3: Mitigate threats using Azure Defender

Use Azure Defender integrated with Azure Security Center, for Azure, hybrid cloud, and on-premises workload protection and security. Learn the purpose of Azure Defender, Azure Defender's relationship to Azure Security Center, and how to enable Azure Defender. You will also learn about the protections and detections provided by Azure Defender for each cloud workload. Learn how you can add Azure Defender capabilities to your hybrid environment.

Lessons

  • Plan for cloud workload protections using Azure Defender
  • Explain cloud workload protections in Azure Defender
  • Connect Azure assets to Azure Defender
  • Connect non-Azure resources to Azure Defender
  • Remediate security alerts using Azure Defender
     
Lab : Mitigate threats using Azure Defender
  • Deploy Azure Defender
  • Mitigate Attacks with Azure Defender
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Azure Defender features
  • Explain Azure Security Center features
  • Explain which workloads are protected by Azure Defender
  • Explain how Azure Defender protections function
  • Configure auto-provisioning in Azure Defender
  • Describe manual provisioning in Azure Defender
  • Connect non-Azure machines to Azure Defender
  • Describe alerts in Azure Defender
  • Remediate alerts in Azure Defender
  • Automate responses in Azure Defender

Module 4: Create queries for Azure Sentinel using Kusto Query Language (KQL)

Write Kusto Query Language (KQL) statements to query log data to perform detections, analysis, and reporting in Azure Sentinel. This module will focus on the most used operators. The example KQL statements will showcase security related table queries. KQL is the query language used to perform analysis on data to create analytics, workbooks, and perform hunting in Azure Sentinel. Learn how basic KQL statement structure provides the foundation to build more complex statements. Learn how to summarize and visualize data with a KQL statement provides the foundation to build detections in Azure Sentinel. Learn how to use the Kusto Query Language (KQL) to manipulate string data ingested from log sources.

Lessons

  • Construct KQL statements for Azure Sentinel
  • Analyze query results using KQL
  • Build multi-table statements using KQL
  • Work with data in Azure Sentinel using Kusto Query Language
     
Lab : Create queries for Azure Sentinel using Kusto Query Language (KQL)
  • Construct Basic KQL Statements
  • Analyze query results using KQL
  • Build multi-table statements using KQL
  • Work with string data using KQL statements
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Construct KQL statements
  • Search log files for security events using KQL
  • Filter searches based on event time, severity, domain, and other relevant data using KQL
  • Summarize data using KQL statements
  • Render visualizations using KQL statements
  • Extract data from unstructured string fields using KQL
  • Extract data from structured string data using KQL
  • Create Functions using KQL

Module 5: Configure your Azure Sentinel environment

Get started with Azure Sentinel by properly configuring the Azure Sentinel workspace. Traditional security information and event management (SIEM) systems typically take a long time to set up and configure. They're also not necessarily designed with cloud workloads in mind. Azure Sentinel enables you to start getting valuable security insights from your cloud and on-premises data quickly. This module helps you get started. Learn about the architecture of Azure Sentinel workspaces to ensure you configure your system to meet your organization's security operations requirements. As a Security Operations Analyst, you must understand the tables, fields, and data ingested in your workspace. Learn how to query the most used data tables in Azure Sentinel.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Azure Sentinel
  • Create and manage Azure Sentinel workspaces
  • Query logs in Azure Sentinel
  • Use watchlists in Azure Sentinel
  • Utilize threat intelligence in Azure Sentinel
     
Lab : Configure your Azure Sentinel environment
  • Create an Azure Sentinel Workspace
  • Create a Watchlist
  • Create a Threat Indicator
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the various components and functionality of Azure Sentinel.
  • Identify use cases where Azure Sentinel would be a good solution.
  • Describe Azure Sentinel workspace architecture
  • Install Azure Sentinel workspace
  • Manage an Azure Sentinel workspace
  • Create a watchlist in Azure Sentinel
  • Use KQL to access the watchlist in Azure Sentinel
  • Manage threat indicators in Azure Sentinel
  • Use KQL to access threat indicators in Azure Sentinel

Module 6: Connect logs to Azure Sentinel

Connect data at cloud scale across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds to Azure Sentinel. The primary approach to connect log data is using the Azure Sentinel provided data connectors. This module provides an overview of the available data connectors. You will get to learn about the configuration options and data provided by Azure Sentinel connectors for Microsoft 365 Defender.

Lessons

  • Connect data to Azure Sentinel using data connectors
  • Connect Microsoft services to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Microsoft 365 Defender to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Windows hosts to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Common Event Format logs to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect syslog data sources to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect threat indicators to Azure Sentinel
     
Lab : Connect logs to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Microsoft services to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Windows hosts to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Linux hosts to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Threat intelligence to Azure Sentinel
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the use of data connectors in Azure Sentinel
  • Explain the Common Event Format and Syslog connector differences in Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Microsoft service connectors
  • Explain how connectors auto-create incidents in Azure Sentinel
  • Activate the Microsoft 365 Defender connector in Azure Sentinel
  • Connect Azure Windows Virtual Machines to Azure Sentinel
  • Connect non-Azure Windows hosts to Azure Sentinel
  • Configure Log Analytics agent to collect Sysmon events
  • Explain the Common Event Format connector deployment options in Azure Sentinel
  • Configure the TAXII connector in Azure Sentinel
  • View threat indicators in Azure Sentinel

Module 7: Create detections and perform investigations using Azure Sentinel

Detect previously uncovered threats and rapidly remediate threats with built-in orchestration and automation in Azure Sentinel. You will learn how to create Azure Sentinel playbooks to respond to security threats. You'll investigate Azure Sentinel incident management, learn about Azure Sentinel events and entities, and discover ways to resolve incidents. You will also learn how to query, visualize, and monitor data in Azure Sentinel.

Lessons

  • Threat detection with Azure Sentinel analytics
  • Threat response with Azure Sentinel playbooks
  • Security incident management in Azure Sentinel
  • Use entity behavior analytics in Azure Sentinel
  • Query, visualize, and monitor data in Azure Sentinel
     
Lab : Create detections and perform investigations using Azure Sentinel
  • Create Analytical Rules
  • Model Attacks to Define Rule Logic
  • Mitigate Attacks using Azure Sentinel
  • Create Workbooks in Azure Sentinel
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of Azure Sentinel Analytics.
  • Create rules from templates.
  • Manage rules with modifications.
  • Explain Azure Sentinel SOAR capabilities.
  • Create a playbook to automate an incident response.
  • Investigate and manage incident resolution.
  • Explain User and Entity Behavior Analytics in Azure Sentinel
  • Explore entities in Azure Sentinel
  • Visualize security data using Azure Sentinel Workbooks.

Module 8: Perform threat hunting in Azure Sentinel

In this module, you'll learn to proactively identify threat behaviors by using Azure Sentinel queries. You'll also learn to use bookmarks and livestream to hunt threats. You will also learn how to use notebooks in Azure Sentinel for advanced hunting.

Lessons

  • Threat hunting with Azure Sentinel
  • Hunt for threats using notebooks in Azure Sentinel
     
Lab : Threat hunting in Azure Sentinel
  • Threat Hunting in Azure Sentinel
  • Threat Hunting using Notebooks
     
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe threat hunting concepts for use with Azure Sentinel
  • Define a threat hunting hypothesis for use in Azure Sentinel
  • Use queries to hunt for threats.
  • Observe threats over time with livestream.
  • Explore API libraries for advanced threat hunting in Azure Sentinel
  • Create and use notebooks in Azure Sentinel

MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Course:  Combines the SC-900: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals AND SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Schedule:

COURSECLASS DATESLOCATIONPRICEREGISTER OR REQUEST QUOTE
Microsoft Security OperationsJuly 26 - 31, 2021Live Online$3,695REGISTERQUOTE
Microsoft Security OperationsSeptember 27 - October 2, 2021Live Online$3,695REGISTERQUOTE
Microsoft Security OperationsNovember 15 - 20, 2021Live Online$3,695REGISTERQUOTE


MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate Requirements & Prerequisites:

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

  • MCA Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate
  • Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals


Certification Image

Why choose Test Pass Academy?

Your Instructor Has Vast Experience in the Field

Quotation MarkThe class went great. Michael was an excellent teacher. He has vast experience in the field and used great real world examples to help understand concepts. Thank you for the opportunity to take this bootcamp with such a qualified teacher.Quotation Mark

Thanks again, Robert
Booz Allen Hamilton

Experience and High Energy Teaching Style

Quotation MarkFred is a fantastic instructor, with his background, experience and high energy teaching style I definitely have a great deal of confidence in passing the test first time through. I definitely will recommend your class for any future CISSP candidates.Quotation Mark

V/R, Chuck US Navy

Instructor for the Course Was Outstanding

Quotation MarkI had a great experience and thought that the test center was top notch. The material that has to be covered for an exam like these is very extensive. The instructor for the course was outstanding, and knew the Windows platform in and out.Quotation Mark

Sean
DoD Contractor

I Learned a lot and Passed the Test

Quotation MarkThe Security Plus class went very well!! I learned a lot, passed the test, and Tracy was an excellent instructor. I felt it was very valuable training for my job and was very satisfied with my experience with Test Pass Academy. Thank you for everything.Quotation Mark

V/R,
Addy - US Air Force

For more information on our Training, call us at 1-888-418-7051 or via email at info@testpassacademy.com