Create and configure sensitivity labels with Microsoft Purview

Microsoft Purview
Microsoft 365
Office 365

Microsoft Purview sensitivity labels enable you to classify and protect sensitive data throughout your organization, including in the cloud and on devices. This module covers how to classify and protect sensitive information to ensure its security and compliance.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Microsoft Purview sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365.
  • Create and publish sensitivity labels to classify and safeguard data.
  • Configure encryption settings with sensitivity labels for improved data security.
  • Implement auto-labeling for consistent data classification and protection.
  • Use the Microsoft Purview data classification dashboard to monitor sensitivity label usage.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 workloads at a beginner level.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Purview compliance portal at a beginner level.
  • Insight into the importance of data security in an organizational context at a beginner level.
  • Familiarity with data governance and compliance frameworks at a beginner level.