All the Microsoft Ninja Training I Know About

There’s been a big rush of new interest in Microsoft security certifications recently. There’s some fantastic Learn modules (the SC series) created to help those seeking certifications, but these are great sources of knowledge training by themselves.

But, a lot of you have shown interest in the “Ninja” training that’s been put together by our product teams. There’s been so much interest, I decided to go down that route and complete them all myself to figure out what you’ve all been raving about. I completed the last one today.

Except for the Ninja training for Sentinel and Security Center, the rest come with a certificate of completion. That’s a nice perk! Some products have more training content than the others, but they’re all good.

Update August 24, 2021: With the addition of the Security Center and Sentinel, ALL the Ninja training now has a certificate of completion!

Someone asked recently about where all of these are located and I realized the links might be valuable to others, so here they are…

MCAS: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-identity/the-microsoft-cloud-app-security-mcas-ninja-training-march-2021/ba-p/1877343

Defender for Endpoint: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-defender-for-endpoint/become-a-microsoft-defender-for-endpoint-ninja/ba-p/1515647

Defender for Identity: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-identity/microsoft-defender-for-identity-ninja-training/ba-p/2117904

Microsoft 365 Defender: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-defender/microsoft-365-defender-ninja-training-january-2021-update/ba-p/2103073

Defender for Office 365: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-defender-for-office/become-a-microsoft-defender-for-office-365-ninja/ba-p/2187392

Sentinel: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/become-an-azure-sentinel-ninja-the-complete-level-400-training/ba-p/1246310

Azure Security Center: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-security-center/become-an-azure-security-center-ninja/ba-p/1608761

Azure Network Security: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-network-security/azure-network-security-ninja-training/ba-p/2356101

Microsoft Azure Defender for IoT: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-defender-for-iot/microsoft-azure-defender-for-iot-training/ba-p/2428899

Did I miss any? Let me know.

EXTRA: Do you know why the trainings are labeled “Ninja” trainings instead of something like “Samurai” trainings? I mean, in feudal Japan, the Ninja was a miscreant, while the Samurai was an honorable warrior.

Well, then – its not what you think.

Ofer, the Principal Product Manager of Azure Sentinel and the person who created the very first Ninja training resource, laid it the story out plainly. “Ninja” is the name of his daughter’s cat! Read the story: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/oshezaf_azuresentinel-microsoft-activity-6811747654733852672-3SRJ

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