Introduction to Microsoft data classification and protection

DevOps Engineer
Solution Architect
Security Engineer
Microsoft Entra ID

Understand data classification and protection technologies like information protection, sensitivity labels, and service and message encryption.

Learning objectives

Understand and know how to use:

  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection built-in labeling.
  • Sensitivity labels and label policies.
  • The Azure Information Protection unified labeling client.
  • The Information Protection scanner.
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.
  • Microsoft 365 service encryption and Microsoft Purview Customer Key.
  • Microsoft Purview Message Encryption.


  • Basic knowledge of data protection and security concepts and technologies.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 or Office 365 services.
  • Ability to access features in the Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal or other labeling admin center.