SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator

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Course Description

Learn how to protect information in your Microsoft 365 deployment This course focuses on data governance and information protection within the organization. The course covers implementing data loss prevention policies, sensitive information types, sensitivity labels, data retention policies, and Microsoft Purview message encryption, among other related topics. The course helps students prepare for the Microsoft Information Protection Administrator (SC-400) exam.

Audience profile

The information protection administrator plans and implements controls that meet the compliance needs of the organization. This person is responsible for translating requirements and compliance controls into technical implementation. They help organizational control owners meet requirements. They work with information technology (IT) staff, business application owners, human resources, and legal stakeholders to implement technology that supports policies and controls necessary to address your organization's regulatory requirements. They also work with compliance and security management, such as a chief compliance officer and security officer, to assess the full range of associated and associated business risks to develop those policies. This person defines applicable requirements and tests IT operations and processes against those policies and controls. They are responsible for creating policies and rules for content classification, data loss prevention, governance, and protection.

Items in this collection

  • Introduction to information protection and data lifecycle management in Microsoft Purview (6 Units)
  • Prevent data loss (4 Units)
  • Classify data for protection and governance (7 Units)
  • Creation and management of sensitive information types (8 Units)
  • Description of Microsoft 365 encryption (6 Units)
  • Microsoft Purview Message Encryption Implementation (6 Units)
  • Protect information in Microsoft Purview (6 Units)
  • Application and administration of confidentiality labels (8 Units)
  • Prevent data loss in Microsoft Purview (10 Units)
  • DLP policy configuration for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Power Platform (7 Units)
  • Manage data loss prevention policies and reports in Microsoft 365 (9 Units)
  • Manage the data lifecycle in Microsoft Purview (8 Units)
  • Managing data retention in Microsoft 365 workloads (11 Units)
  • Manage records in Microsoft Purview (7 Units)

Course outline

Module 1: Implementing Information Protection in Microsoft Purview

Organizations require information protection solutions to protect data from theft and accidental loss. Learn how to protect confidential information. Learn about Microsoft Purview information protection and governance solutions that help you protect and regulate data, throughout its lifecycle, wherever it resides or travels. Learn about the information available to help you understand the data landscape and understand your data. Learn how to use sensitive information types to support your information protection strategy. Learn how sensitivity labels are used to classify and protect enterprise data, ensuring that user productivity and ability to collaborate are not compromised.


  • Introduction to information protection in Microsoft Purview

  • Data classification for protection and governance

  • Creating and managing sensitive information types

  • Describe Microsoft 365 encryption

  • Implement message encryption with Microsoft Purview

  • Protecting information in Microsoft Purview

  • Applying and managing confidentiality labels

Lab: Implement Information Protection

  • Compliance Role Management
  • Managing Microsoft Purview Message Encryption
  • Manage sensitive information types
  • Manage trainable classifiers
  • Manage sensitivity labels

After completing this module, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe Microsoft's approach to information protection and governance

  • List the components of the data classification solution

  • Describe how to use sensitive information types and trainable classifiers

  • Implement document fingerprinting

  • Create custom keyword dictionaries

  • Implementing message encryption in Microsoft Purview

Module 2: Data Loss Prevention Implementation

This module describes how to implement data loss prevention techniques to protect data in Microsoft 365. Learn how to detect, classify, and protect sensitive and business-critical content throughout its lifecycle across your organization. . Learn how to configure and deploy data loss prevention policies and integrate them with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. Learn how to respond to and remediate data loss policy violations.


  • Data loss prevention with Microsoft Purview

  • Implement endpoint data loss prevention

  • Configure DLP policies for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Power Platform

  • Managing DLP reports and policies in Microsoft Purview

Lab: Implement data loss prevention

  • DLP Policy Management
  • Manage the DLP endpoint
  • Manage DLP reports

After completing this module, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the information protection configuration process

  • Implementation and Adoption Best Practices

  • Describe the DLP integration with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

  • Configure policies in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

  • Review and analyze DLP reports

  • Identify and mitigate DLP policy violations

  • Mitigating DLP violations in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

Module 3: Implementing Records Management and Data Lifecycle

In this module you will learn how to plan and implement information governance strategies for an organization. Learn how you manage the content lifecycle with solutions to import, store, and classify business-critical data so you can keep what you need and delete what you don't. Learn how to manage Microsoft 365 retention as retention solutions are implemented in individual Microsoft 365 services. Learn how to use intelligent classification to automate and simplify your organization's retention scheduling of regulatory, legal, and business-critical records.


  • Data lifecycle management in Microsoft Purview

  • Managing data retention in Microsoft 365 workloads

  • Manage records in Microsoft Purview

Lab: Implementing Log Management and Data Lifecycle

  • Set up retention labels
  • Implement retention labels
  • Set up service-based retention
  • Configuring event-based retention
  • Use eDiscovery for recovery
  • Set up log management

After completing this module, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the information governance setup process

  • Implementation and Adoption Best Practices

  • Describe retention features in Microsoft 365 workloads

  • Configure retention options in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online

  • Implement retention for Exchange mailbox items

  • Recover content protected by retention settings

  • Recover protected items from Exchange mailboxes

  • Describe the log management setup process

Previous requirements

Before participating in this course, students must have:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft security and compliance technologies

  • Basic knowledge of information protection concepts

  • Description of cloud computing concepts.

  • Description of Microsoft 365 products and services


  • English course
  • Labs: English

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