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Passed Microsoft SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator

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Certification Certifications Microsoft Microsoft 365

Last Monday, I passed the SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator. It isn’t easy and requires a lot of work. Still, I think this exam is the best way to demonstrate your knowledge and experience in implementing and managing information protection and governance solutions to protect your data against theft and accidental loss. If you are considering taking this exam, the following information may be helpful to you.

Skills and knowledge>

Skills and knowledge #

This exam measures the following skills and knowledge:

  • Implement information protection.
  • Implement data loss prevention.
  • Implement information governance.
How to prepare for the exam>

How to prepare for the exam #

I have used different training portals, online courses, and reading material to prepare for the exam. Next, I will show you the resources and the time I dedicated to each of them.

Pluralsight courses>

Pluralsight courses #

Another source that you can use to reinforce the concepts is to take the Pluralsight courses, in particular, the following courses:

  • Introduction to the SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator Exam. (23m)
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Implementing Information Protection. (2h 30m)
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Implementing Data Loss Prevention. (2h 29m)
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Implementing Information Governance. (2h 10m)
  • Microsoft 365 Security: Information Protection Implementation and Management. (1h 24m)
Microsoft Learn>

Microsoft Learn #

One of the sources consulted has been Microsoft Learn. This Microsoft education platform is just great and is a must-see if you want to get certified in Microsoft technologies. On this platform, complete the following learning paths:

  • SC-400: Implement Information Protection in Microsoft 365. (4h 59m)
  • SC-400: Implement Data Loss Prevention. (1h 58m)
  • SC-400: Implement Information Governance in Microsoft 365. (2h 38m)
  • Introduction to Azure Purview. (31m)
My Tips>

My Tips #

  • Take your time to cover all the topics included in the exam.
  • Open a Microsoft 365 trial account and a Microsoft Azure account and try out and research the different technologies’ capabilities.

I hope you find this helpful information and good luck! If you want to know more about the exam, check out this link.