Microsoft Certified: Information Protection and Compliance Administrator Associate

Certification details

As an information protection and compliance administrator, you plan and implement risk and compliance controls in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal.

In this role, you translate an organization’s risk and compliance requirements into technical implementation. You’re responsible for implementing and managing solutions for content classification, data loss prevention (DLP), information protection, data lifecycle management, records management, privacy, risk, and compliance.

You work with other roles that are responsible for governance, data, and security to evaluate and develop policies to address an organization’s risk reduction and compliance goals. You assist workload administrators, business application owners, human resources departments, and legal stakeholders to implement technology solutions that support the necessary policies and controls.

You should have experience with Microsoft 365 services, including:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Teams

You should also be familiar with PowerShell.


The English language version of this certification was updated on August 22, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam SC-400 page for details about recent changes.


Microsoft 365 Defender portal has been renamed to Microsoft Defender portal. This change will appear on the exam in late April.

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Microsoft Certified: Information Protection and Compliance Administrator Associate

Skills measured

  • Implement information protection
  • Implement DLP
  • Implement data lifecycle and records management
  • Monitor and investigate data and activities by using Microsoft Purview
  • Manage insider and privacy risk in Microsoft 365

Job role: Administrator, Information Protection and Compliance Administrator, Risk Practitioner, Security Engineer

Required exams: SC-400

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