MS-101 Explore data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Office 365

This learning path introduces you to the data governance features of Microsoft 365, which serve regulatory compliance, can facilitate eDiscovery, and are part of a business strategy to protect the integrity of the data estate.


  • Students should have completed a role-based administrator collection such as Messaging, Teamwork, Security and Compliance, or Collaboration.
  • Students should have a proficient understanding of DNS and basic functional experience with Microsoft 365 services.
  • Students must have a proficient understanding of general IT practices.

Modules in this learning path

This module introduces Microsoft Purview, which is designed to meet the challenges of today’s decentralized, data-rich workplace by providing a comprehensive set of solutions that help organizations govern, protect, and manage their entire data estate.

This module examines how Microsoft 365 supports data governance by enabling organizations to archive content by using archive mailboxes, and manage their high-value content for legal, business, or regulatory obligations by implementing records management.

This module examines how data can be retained and ultimately removed in Microsoft 365 by using data retention policies and data retention labels in retention policies.

This module introduces Microsoft Purview Message Encryption, an online service that’s built on Microsoft Azure Rights Management and includes encryption, identity, and authorization policies to help organizations secure their email.