Unified Data Governance With Microsoft Purview

In this course, users will explore the suite of tools available in Microsoft Purview for registering and scanning data sources, connecting a business glossary, searching the data catalog, and customizing metadata with enrichments and classifications. In addition, this course will review some of the management and administrative functionality in Purview, including creating roles, managing authorizations, and using the Apache Atlas API for custom implementations. This course will also review deployment best practices and network security considerations. By completing this course, users will have a strong understanding of the suite of functionality currently available in Purview and how these tools support a larger governance initiative within an organization.  

Learning Objectives

  • Provision and install Microsoft Purview
  • Create and manage a role
  • Register and scan data sources
  • Create a business glossary
  • Enrich metadata with classifications
  • Review data lineage tooling
  • Understand deployment best practices
  • Take network security considerations into account

Intended Audience

This course is designed for individuals who are responsible for setting up, monitoring, or exploring data catalog and governance programs within their organization.  


To get the most from this course, you should have some familiarity and experience with governance tooling as well as a basic understanding of the Azure portal.


Welcome to Unified Data Governance with Microsoft Purview. In this course, we will look at the various tools available in Microsoft Purview, and how they can be utilized to implement data governance and data cataloging within an organization. Let's have a look at what you can expect in this course. My name is Steven Wise and I'll be guiding you through a number of topics in this course. I'm currently a Solutions Architect and have been using Azure and data governance tools in various capacities since 2015. In my current and previous jobs, I have assisted with the implementation of Microsoft Purview in large enterprise organizations and have guided their strategy and how to use the program properly and effectively. 

If you run into issues throughout this course, please feel free to contact support at They have a team ready to assist you throughout your course learning process. Who is the intended audience for this particular course? Well, first and foremost, this course is designed for individuals that are working in the data governance space, specifically with data catalogs and business glossaries. This course would be appropriate for anyone looking to start a data governance initiative within their organization and are looking to learn more about Microsoft Purview. This course is also appropriate for anyone getting ready to implement Microsoft Purview within their organization, and want a broad overview of the program and capabilities. 

Let's take a look at the course objectives. Throughout these lectures, we will conduct an overview of Microsoft Purview, review how to enrich and extend Purview assets, and lastly review deployment considerations that users should follow. There are a few prerequisites worth noting. First, if you are taking this course, you should already be familiar with and using Azure and data resources in Azure. This may include some experience working with other data governance tooling. Users should also be familiar with the tenants of a data governance initiative and the goals of typical governance programs. Purview is one of many programs in this space and offers a unique set of tools to help organizations meet those particular needs. 

Please remember that after you finish this course, rate the course and provide any feedback, whether positive or negative, to This helps the team best understand what course content is working well and what content can be improved. One important consideration for this course is that I'll be using screenshots that are current at the time of creating this course content. Programs like Microsoft Purview tend to change or get redesigned every few years, so please reach out to the support team if you notice that updates or corrections are needed. Let's have a look at the agenda for this course content. We'll be stepping through 13 modules related to Microsoft Purview. 

In the first lecture group, Overview of Microsoft Purview, we'll look at how to configure  Purview and conduct basic data catalog functions. In the next section titled Enriching and Extending Purview Assets, we'll look at how to connect classifications and customizations to  Purview assets, as well as explore concepts like data lineage. In the last section of the course, we'll review some best practices in the deployment of Microsoft Purview within an organization.


About the Author

Steve is an experienced Solutions Architect with over 10 years of experience serving customers in the data and data engineering space. He has a proven track record of delivering solutions across a broad range of business areas that increase overall satisfaction and retention. He has worked across many industries, both public and private, and found many ways to drive the use of data and business intelligence tools to achieve business objectives. He is a persuasive communicator, presenter, and quite effective at building productive working relationships across all levels in the organization based on collegiality, transparency, and trust.