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SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

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SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Course Outline

Overview
Learn how to investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, and Microsoft 365 Defender. In this course you will learn how to mitigate cyberthreats using these technologies. Specifically, you will configure and use Microsoft 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.

Audience Profile
The Microsoft Security Operations Analyst collaborates with organizational stakeholders to secure information technology systems for the organization. Their goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders. Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. The role primarily investigates, responds to, and hunts for threats using Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. Since the Security Operations Analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in the configuration and deployment of these technologies.

Job role: Security Engineer

Preparation for exam: SC-900

Skills gained
Explain how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can remediate risks in your environment
Administer a Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment
Configure Attack Surface Reduction rules on Windows devices
Perform actions on a device using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Investigate domains and IP addresses in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Investigate user accounts in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Configure alert settings in Microsoft 365 Defender
Explain how the threat landscape is evolving
Conduct advanced hunting in Microsoft 365 Defender
Manage incidents in Microsoft 365 Defender
Explain how Microsoft Defender for Identity can remediate risks in your environment
Investigate DLP alerts in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Explain the types of actions you can take on an insider risk management case
Configure auto-provisioning in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Remediate alerts in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Construct KQL statements
Filter searches based on event time, severity, domain, and other relevant data using KQL
Extract data from unstructured string fields using KQL
Manage a Microsoft Sentinel workspace
Use KQL to access the watchlist in Microsoft Sentinel
Manage threat indicators in Microsoft Sentinel
Explain the Common Event Format and Syslog connector differences in Microsoft Sentinel
Connect Azure Windows Virtual Machines to Microsoft Sentinel
Configure Log Analytics agent to collect Sysmon events
Create new analytics rules and queries using the analytics rule wizard
Create a playbook to automate an incident response
Use queries to hunt for threats
Observe threats over time with livestream

Prerequisites
Basic understanding of Microsoft 365
Fundamental understanding of Microsoft security, compliance, and identity products
Intermediate understanding of Windows 10
Familiarity with Azure services, specifically Azure SQL Database and Azure Storage
Familiarity with Azure virtual machines and virtual networking
Basic understanding of scripting concepts.Your course includes:

Course outline

Module 1: 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 organizationís 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
Remediate risks with Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Microsoft Defender for Identity
Protect your identities with Azure AD Identity Protection
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Respond to data loss prevention alerts using Microsoft 365
Manage insider risk in Microsoft 365

Module 2: 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 Endpoint. 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 security enhancements
Perform device investigations
Perform actions on a device
Perform evidence and entities investigations
Configure and manage automation
Configure for alerts and detections
Utilize Threat and Vulnerability Management

Module 3: Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Use Microsoft Defender for Cloud, for Azure, hybrid cloud, and on-premises workload protection and security. Learn the purpose of Microsoft Defender for Cloud and how to enable it. You will also learn about the protections and detections provided by Microsoft Defender for Cloud for each cloud workload. Learn how you can add Microsoft Defender for Cloud capabilities to your hybrid environment.
Lessons
Plan for cloud workload protections using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Workload protections in Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Connect Azure assets to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Connect non-Azure resources to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Remediate security alerts using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Module 4: Create queries for Microsoft Sentinel using Kusto Query Language (KQL)
Write Kusto Query Language (KQL) statements to query log data to perform detections, analysis, and reporting in Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft Sentinel. Learn how to use the Kusto Query Language (KQL) to manipulate string data ingested from log sources.
Lessons
Construct KQL statements for Microsoft Sentinel
Analyze query results using KQL
Build multi-table statements using KQL
Work with string data using KQL statements

Module 5: Configure your Microsoft Sentinel environment
Get started with Microsoft Sentinel by properly configuring the Microsoft 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. Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft Sentinel.
Lessons
Introduction to Microsoft Sentinel
Create and manage Microsoft Sentinel workspaces
Query logs in Microsoft Sentinel
Use watchlists in Microsoft Sentinel
Utilize threat intelligence in Microsoft Sentinel

Module 6: Connect logs to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect data at cloud scale across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds to Microsoft Sentinel. The primary approach to connect log data is using the Microsoft 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 Microsoft Sentinel connectors for Microsoft 365 Defender.
Lessons
Connect data to Microsoft Sentinel using data connectors
Connect Microsoft services to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect Microsoft 365 Defender to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect Windows hosts to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect Common Event Format logs to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect syslog data sources to Microsoft Sentinel
Connect threat indicators to Microsoft Sentinel

Module 7: Create detections and perform investigations using Microsoft Sentinel
Detect previously uncovered threats and rapidly remediate threats with built-in orchestration and automation in Microsoft Sentinel. You will learn how to create Microsoft Sentinel playbooks to respond to security threats. You'll investigate Microsoft Sentinel incident management, learn about Microsoft Sentinel events and entities, and discover ways to resolve incidents. You will also learn how to query, visualize, and monitor data in Microsoft Sentinel.
Lessons
Threat detection with Microsoft Sentinel analytics
Security incident management in Microsoft Sentinel
Threat response with Microsoft Sentinel playbooks
User and entity behavior analytics in Microsoft Sentinel
Query, visualize, and monitor data in Microsoft Sentinel

Module 8: Perform threat hunting in Microsoft Sentinel
In this module, you'll learn to proactively identify threat behaviors by using Microsoft Sentinel queries. You'll also learn to use bookmarks and livestream to hunt threats. You will also learn how to use notebooks in Microsoft Sentinel for advanced hunting.
Lessons
Threat hunting concepts in Microsoft Sentinel
Threat hunting with Microsoft Sentinel
Hunt for threats using notebooks in Microsoft Sentinel

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