This course begins by examining the Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 design. Its main focus, however, is on the security and compliance features that administrators must configure in their Microsoft 365 tenant to protect their company's organizational data before they implement Copilot for Microsoft 365.

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This course is designed for administrators, Microsoft 365 administrators, or persons aspiring to the Microsoft 365 Administrator role who have completed at least one of the Microsoft 365 role-based administrator certification paths.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the prerequisites for Copilot for Microsoft 365.
  • Explain how Copilot for Microsoft 365 works.
  • Understand the Copilot for Microsoft 365 service and tenant logical architecture.
  • Describe how to extend Copilot for Microsoft 365 using plugins and Microsoft Graph connectors.
  • Identify the prerequisites for Copilot for Microsoft 365.
  • Prepare your data for Copilot for Microsoft 365 searches.
  • Assign your Copilot for Microsoft 365 licenses.
  • Identify Microsoft 365 security features that control oversharing of data in Copilot for Microsoft 365.
  • Drive adoption by creating a Copilot Centre of Excellence.
  • Describe how Copilot for Microsoft 365 uses proprietary business data.
  • Understand how Copilot for Microsoft 365 protects sensitive business data.
  • Describe how Copilot for Microsoft 365 uses Microsoft 365 isolation and access controls.
  • Understand how Copilot for Microsoft 365 meets regulatory compliance mandates.
  • Manage user passwords.
  • Create Conditional Access policies.
  • Enable security defaults.
  • Describe pass-through authentication.
  • Enable multifactor authentication.
  • Describe self-service password management.
  • Implement Microsoft Entra Smart Lockout.
  • Understand how roles are used in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.
  • Describe the Azure role-based access control permission model used in Microsoft 365.
  • Identify the key tasks assigned to the common Microsoft 365 admin roles.
  • Identify best practices when configuring admin roles.
  • Delegate admin roles to partners.
  • Implement role groups in Microsoft 365.
  • Manage permissions using administrative units in Microsoft Entra ID.
  • Manage permissions in SharePoint to prevent oversharing of data.
  • Elevate privileges to access admin centres by using Microsoft Entra ID Privileged Identity Management.
  • Explain the benefits and pain points of creating a data classification framework.
  • Identify how data classification of sensitive items is handled in Microsoft 365.
  • Understand how Microsoft 365 uses trainable classifiers to protect sensitive data.
  • Create and then retrain custom trainable classifiers.
  • Analyse the results of your data classification efforts in Content explorer and Activity explorer.
  • Implement Document Fingerprinting to protect sensitive information being sent through Exchange Online.
  • Describe how sensitivity labels let you classify and protect your organization's data
  • Identify the common reasons why organizations use sensitivity labels
  • Explain what a sensitivity label is and what they can do for an organization
  • Configure a sensitivity label's scope
  • Explain why the order of sensitivity labels in your admin center is important
  • Describe what label policies can do
  • Create a deployment strategy for implementing sensitivity labels that satisfies your organization's requirements.
  • Enable sensitivity labels in SharePoint Online and OneDrive so they can use encrypted files.
  • Create and configure sensitivity labels.
  • Publish sensitivity labels by creating a label policy.
  • Identify the differences between removing and deleting sensitivity labels.

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  • Examine the Copilot for Microsoft 365 design
  • Implement Copilot for Microsoft 365
  • Examine data security and compliance in Copilot for Microsoft 365
  • Manage secure user access in Microsoft 365
  • Manage permissions, roles, and role groups in Microsoft 365
  • Implement data classification of sensitive information
  • Explore sensitivity labels
  • Implement sensitivity labels
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Dates & Locations

Microsoft 365 learning pathways

Required Star = Required
Certification = Certification
Technical Decision Maker
Office 365 General Administration
Exchange Online/Hybrid
SharePoint Online/Hybrid
Device Management, Identity and Services
Security and Compliance
Modern Desktop
Power Platform
Microsoft Teams
Copilot for Microsoft 365

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