Microsoft training

Created in partnership with the Microsoft Education team our online training helps you to optimise the security settings on Microsoft software for your kura or school.

Implementing the recommended settings at your school or kura will ensure your school's accounts and sensitive information are protected. As well as providing a secure online environment for staff and learners.

Security Sessions

In the Security Sessions webinar series we provide advice on configuring your Microsoft software to ensure that the back end of your system setup is secure.

Throughout these sessions we’ll provide Ministry recommendations and then explain how to enable these settings in your Microsoft software.

Topic Watch
Identity and authentication
Mail, calendar and contacts
Device management

Microsoft Tech bytes

Tech bytes is a short series of technical videos showing how you can use the Microsoft 365 Security suite.

Deploy multi-factor authentication with Conditional Access(external link)

Azure AD SSO to Google(external link)

Detect risky users and Sign-ins with Azure AD Identity Protection(external link)

Secure the domain with Defender for Identity(external link)

Secure endpoint management with Intune(external link)

Secure and protect endpoints with Defender for Endpoint(external link)

Discover shadow IT with Defender for Cloud Apps(external link)

Protect cloud apps with Defender for Office 365(external link)

Microsoft 365 Defender integrations(external link)

Microsoft webinars

Microsoft’s 'Zero to Cyber Hero' webinar series focuses on the core pillars of cyber security and how Microsoft 365 with A5 can help your school or kura improve your base security and become more cyber resilient.

Learn the fundamentals of A5 Licensing

Learn about the capabilities included in Microsoft's A5 licence for staff and students as part of the Ministry of Education's Schools' Agreement with Microsoft.

Watch the video (external link)

Download the webinar slides [PDF, 5.7 MB]

Zero Trust and Microsoft

Understand how you can embark on a modern, future-focused cyber security journey, leveraging your Microsoft 365 capabilities and the principles of 'zero trust'.

Watch the video(external link)

Download the webinar slides [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Building the connected ecosystem

Learn about how you can use Microsoft 365 to build a cohesive and integrated cyber security strategy for your school that will improve your ability to detect and respond to cyber threats.

Watch the video(external link)

Download the webinar slides [PDF, 2.5 MB]

Finding your way with cyber security frameworks

Understand industry-endorsed cyber security frameworks and when to recommend controls to improve your cyber resilience.

Watch the video(external link)

Download the webinar slides [PDF, 2.3 MB]

More training for Microsoft software

Microsoft has a range of online training resources to help you become confident across their suite of collaboration and productivity tools.

For short, education-specific videos: Microsoft Education's YouTube.

Microsoft Education - YouTube channel(external link)

For short courses and training modules focused on digital fluency and 21st century skills: Microsoft Educator Center.

Microsoft Education Community(external link)

For support or to log a ticket about the Microsoft 365 tools: Education help and learning with Microsoft Support.

Microsoft Office 365 Education Support(external link)

Help with installation and software use

The ICT Helpdesk gives free help with installation and software problems.

Freecall (NZ only): 0800 Call ICT(external link) (0800 22 55 42(external link))


On-site technical support is available by arrangement.

Disclaimer from Microsoft

Because of the changing nature of cyber security, along with the cadence of updates to cloud services, every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information. However, some changes may occur that will contradict or deprecate information contained within these webinars.

The Microsoft Docs(external link) site should always be considered the single source of truth, with this information intending to simplify at times complex documentation for ease of deployment within a school.

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