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Microsoft 365 Compliance Management

Learn about Microsoft 365 Compliance Management, including data retention and data loss prevention solutions in Microsoft 365, archiving and retention in Microsoft 365, implementing and managing data governance, and managing search and investigations.

Enrollment is Closed

Course Overview

Microsoft 365 Compliance Management focuses on data retention and data loss prevention solutions in Microsoft 365, archiving and retention in Microsoft 365, implementing and managing data governance, and managing search and investigations. The course begins with an introduction to the different solutions that are available in Microsoft 365 for data retention and data loss prevention. This includes an introduction to the key functions and mechanics behind the different solutions to ensure compliance requirements in your organization. You will also learn about the different message encryption methodologies available in Microsoft 365.

The course then takes a detailed look at the planning steps that are necessary to implement data retention policies and archiving rules. You will learn about the different approaches for single services with message retention management and a records center, as well as the new centralized approach of managing all Microsoft 365 data retention in the Security and Compliance Center.

You will then examine the steps needed to implement security and compliance requirements, such as proper organizational role management and the correct technical solutions that meet your business requirements. The course then analyzes how to protect your sensitive business data from being shared in ways that break your compliance rules, including implementing ethical walls and setting up data loss prevention policies.

The course then introduces the latest Microsoft 365 solutions for protecting your sensitive business data on client devices. You will learn how the Microsoft Information Protection solutions work to protect data and documents that leave your managed network perimeter and how to prevent users from accidental or intended sharing of business data with unsecure locations on their clients.

The course concludes by delving deep into eDiscovery investigations to track compliance breaches and manage compliance incidents with the Microsoft 365 tools from the Security and Compliance Center. The course examines how to manage and consolidate admin and user auditing log data from the Microsoft 365 services to provide complete compliance insight into your Microsoft 365 data and processes.

What You’lll Learn:

  • How to create and configure user, group, and computer accounts
  • How to implement Group Policy Objects to enforce standard
  • Understand Data Governance in Microsoft 365, including:
    • Archiving
    • Retention
    • Information Rights Management
    • Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME)
    • Office 365 Message Encryption
    • Data Loss Prevention
  • Implement In-Place Records Management in SharePoint
  • Implement archiving and retention in Exchange
  • Create retention policies in the Security and Compliance Center
  • Plan their security and compliance needs
  • Build ethical walls in Exchange Online
  • Create a DLP Policy from a built-in template
  • Create a custom DLP policy
  • Create a DLP policy to protect documents
  • Implement policy tips
  • Manage retention in email
  • Troubleshoot data governance
  • Implement information protection
  • Implement Advanced Implementation Protection
  • Understand Windows Information Protections
  • Search for content in the Security and Compliance Center
  • Audit log investigations
  • Manage advanced eDiscovery


  • This course is designed for persons who are aspiring to the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Admin role and have completed one of the Microsoft 365 work load administrator certification paths.

Course Staff

 Siegfried Jagott

Siegfried Jagott

Principal Consultant

atwork deutschland GmbH

Siegfried Jagott is a CEO and Principal Consultant for atwork deutschland GmbH. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office Servers and Services since 2013, an award-winning author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices (Microsoft Press), and has been writing and technical reviewing for several Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses on various topics such as MOC 20345 - Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. He currently works on Office 365 implementations with a special focus on Security, Messaging, and Identity Management for international customers.

 Dennis Weber

Dennis Weber


atwork deutschland GmbH

Dennis Weber is a Consultant for atwork deutschland GmbH and has more than 10 years of experience working on different SMB and Enterprise projects. He is experienced in working with different technologies, including Windows and Linux solutions. His current focus is on Office 365 migrations and hybrid deployments for enterprise customers.

 George Schweigert

George Schweigert

Software Engineer


George Schweigert is a Software Engineer with Microsoft Worldwide Learning where he manages both the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator and Microsoft Exchange 2019 tracks. George has over 14 years of experience in the IT field in both the private and military sectors. He transitioned from his role in the military as an IT Admin to becoming a Customer Support Engineer supporting Office 365 small to mid-size businesses. Prior to joining Microsoft, George was an Exchange Escalations Engineer for Premier Enterprises with a minimum base of 10,000 users.

 Tony Frink

Tony Frink

Senior Content Development Manager


Tony Frink is a 36-year veteran of the IT industry, with a background in ERP technologies, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft 365. He spent the first 18 years of his career in ERP software development and professional services management. He has spent the past 18 years with Microsoft and is currently a Senior Content Development Manager on the Cloud Productivity team at Microsoft Worldwide Learning. He is responsible for developing training content for Microsoft 365 and related Office products.

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