Intro to Security and Compliance Roles in Microsoft 365
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This Managing Azure AD User Roles course will teach you how to plan user roles in Microsoft 365 and how to allocate roles in workloads. You will learn how to configure administrative accounts and how to configure RBAC within Azure AD. You'll also learn how to delegate and manage admin roles.

Later in the course, you will learn how to manage role allocations by using Azure AD and how to plan security and compliance roles for Microsoft 365.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan and Allocate User Roles
  • Configure Role-Based Access (RBAC)
  • Delegate and Manage Admin Access
  • Plan Security and Compliance Roles

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who are interested in obtaining Microsoft 365 certification
  • Those tasked with configuring and managing Office 365 access


  • A moderate understanding of Microsoft 365 and of Azure AD

Through the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, administrators can grant permissions to users that need to perform compliance tasks. Some examples of these compliance tasks would be tasks like data loss prevention, eDiscovery, retention, and so on. By leveraging roles through the security and Compliance Center, administrators can be sure that users can perform only the tasks that they have been explicitly granted access to. In order to access the Security and Compliance Center, users need to be either an Office 365 global administrator or a member of one or more Security and Compliance Center role groups. This is because permissions in the Security and Compliance Center are based on the role-based access control permissions model. The complete list of Security and Compliance Center role groups is shown on your screen. They include Compliance Administrator, eDiscovery Manager, Organization Management, Reviewer, Security Administrator, Security Reader, Service Assurance User, and Supervisory Review. Visit the URL that you see on your screen for a complete description of each role.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.