90.00 Hours Required

Gain practical knowledge about the capabilities of Microsoft Security Tools and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Learn how to investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Microsoft 365 Defender. Kusto Query Language (KQL) is used to perform detection, analysis, and reporting. You will also learn how to implement identity controls, maintain an organization's identity and access posture, and identify and remediate identity vulnerabilities.

You can choose one specialization course in this program. The Information Protection specialization teaches the design and implementation of controls that meet organizational information protection and governance requirements using Microsoft 365 information protection services. The Microsoft Cybersecurity Architecture specialization covers the design of cybersecurity solutions that protect an organization's mission and business processes across all aspects of the enterprise architecture.

By completion of this program, successful learners will be able to:

  • Apply threat management, monitoring and response using a variety of security solutions including Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft 365 Defender.
  • Design and implement an organization's identity and access management systems by using Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Design cybersecurity solutions that meet business and security requirements

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Microsoft Certification

This program covers the objectives for the following Microsoft Certification Examinations:

This program is perfect if you...

  • Are an IT professional who wants to learn about cloud security, identity and access management, and security governance
  • Are a cybersecurity professional who wishes to learn about security technologies on Microsoft Azure
  • Are a recent graduate in computer science or related field who wishes to gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills in cloud security and identity protection on Microsoft Azure

Digital Badge

What will I get?

Students who complete this program will receive a Digital Badge.

Program details


Courses in this program are delivered online. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.

You should plan on studying and working approximately 8 hours per week per course.

Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.

Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online

3 Courses, 90 Hours

All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. Cloud Security on Microsoft Azure is a 90-hour program.

The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term, you will likely complete the program in 9 months. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.

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The approximate cost to complete Cloud Security on Microsoft Azure is $2,937.

You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

Students will be automatically admitted when they register for SEC 320 Microsoft Security Operations Analyst.

Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions

Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 30 hours towards this program.

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Transferring credit from other Continuing Education programs

If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education program, you may be able to transfer some credits to this program. For details, please review the "Credit towards other programs" information in the programs you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.

Maximum advanced standing and transferred credit

The combined total of advanced standing and transferred credits cannot exceed 30 hours for this program.

Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.

To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following awards:

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

See Graduation for details.

This program does not qualify students to apply for an international study permit.

International students who wish to live and work in Canada should consider our International Professional Programs.

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Additional Details


Minimum Required

60 Hour(s)

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60 Hour(s)

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