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Ignite has come to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't still get in on the action!


Display Your Skills and Earn a New Credential with Microsoft Applied Skills 

Advancements in AI, cloud computing, and emerging technologies have increased the importance of showcasing proficiency in sought-after technical skills. Organizations are now adopting a skills-based approach to quickly find the right people with the appropriate skills for specific tasks. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce Microsoft Applied Skills, a new platform that enables you to demonstrate your technical abilities for real-world situations. 


Microsoft Applied Skills gives you a new opportunity to put your skills center stage, empowering you to showcase what you can do and what you can bring to key projects in your organization. This new verifiable credential validates that you have the targeted skills needed to implement critical projects aligned to business goals and objectives.  


There are two Security Applied Skills that have been introduced: 


Security Applied Skills Credential: Secure Azure services and workloads with Microsoft Defender for ... 


Learners should have expertise in Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) and must demonstrate the ability to implement regulatory compliance controls as recommended by the Microsoft cloud security benchmark by performing the following tasks: 

  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Cloud 
  • Implement just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access 
  • Implement a Log Analytics workspace 
  • Mitigate network security risks 
  • Mitigate data protection risks 
  • Mitigate endpoint security risks 
  • Mitigate posture and vulnerability management risks 


Security Applied Skills Credential: Configure SIEM security operations using Microsoft Sentinel 


Learners should be familiar with Microsoft Security, compliance, identity products, Azure portal, and administration, including role-based access control (RBAC), and must display their ability to set up and configure Microsoft Sentinelb by demonstrating the following:  

  • Create and configure a Microsoft Sentinel workspace 
  • Deploy a Microsoft Sentinel content hub solution 
  • Configure analytics rules in Microsoft Sentinel 
  • Configure automation in Microsoft Sentinel 

Earn these two credentials for free for a limited time only. 


View the Learn Live Sessions at Microsoft Ignite On-demand 

Learn Live episodes guide learners through a module on Learn and work through it in real-time. Microsoft experts lead each episode, providing helpful commentary and insights and answering questions live.   


In the Threat Detection with Microsoft Sentinel Analytics Learn Live session, you will learn how Microsoft Sentinel Analytics can help the SecOps team identify and stop cyber-attacks. During the Deploy the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment Learn Live session, you will learn how to deploy the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint environment, including onboarding devices and configuring security. 


Complete the Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge for a Chance to Win 

The Microsoft Ignite Edition of Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenge is underway. There are several challenges to choose from, including the security-focused challenge Microsoft Ignite: Optimize Azure with Defender for Cloud. If you complete the challenge, you can earn an entry into a drawing for VIP tickets to Ignite next year. You have until January 15th to complete the challenge. Get started today! 


Keep up-to-date on Microsoft Security with our Collections

Collections are an excellent way to dive deeper into how to use Microsoft Security products such as Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender. You can also learn the latest on how Microsoft prepares organizations for AI and Microsoft Security Copilot. Explore all of the Microsoft Security collections and take the next step in your learning journey by visiting aka.ms/LearnatIgnite.  

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