Roles in the Security and Compliance Center
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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

Currently, there are about three dozen distinct roles within the Security and Compliance Center. These roles include about a dozen or so view-only roles, along with several management-related roles, and admin-related roles. For example, the View-Only Record Management role is used to view the configuration and reports for the record management feature and is assigned to the Compliance Administrator, Compliance Data Administrator, and Organization Management role groups by default. The Communication role is used to create, edit, delete, and control access to communications and is assigned to the eDiscovery Manager role group. Other key roles in the security and compliance center include Compliance Administrator and Compliance Search, as we as Organization Configuration and Device Management. To read all the details about all of the roles in the security and compliance center, visit the URL that you see on your screen.

About the Author
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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.