Managing Azure AD User Roles

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

Welcome to Managing Azure AD User Roles. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I'll be taking you through this course. I'm a content author at Cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of deep IT experience. Several of those with cloud technologies. If you have any questions on this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or send an email to This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in earning Microsoft 365 certification and for those who work with Microsoft 365 on a daily basis. 

To get the most from this course, you should have at least a basic understanding of authentication concepts and of Microsoft 365. Throughout this course, we'll cover topics such as planning user roles, allocating roles in workloads, configuring administrative accounts, and configuring role-based access in Azure AD. We'll also cover delegation of administrative rights and how to manage administrator roles. Rounding out the course, we'll get into the management of role allocations and how to plan security and compliance roles for Microsoft 365. 

By the time you complete this course, you should have a good understanding of how to manage Azure AD user roles. We'd love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you're finished. If you're ready to learn about managing Azure AD user roles, let's get started.

About the Author
Learning Paths

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.