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As an IT professional tasked with managing resources in Azure, it’s important to understand key administrative roles and permissions within a subscription and within a resource group. It’s also important to know how to leverage Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for managing such administrative roles and permissions.

In the first part of this course, you will learn about Azure subscriptions.  You will learn about key roles within a subscription, including the owner role, account administrator role, service administrator role, and the co-administrator role.  You’ll also learn how to manage these roles by using RBAC. We’ll also cover subscription policies and the role they play in the management of an Azure subscription.

In the second part of the course, we’ll talk about resource groups in Azure.  We’ll touch on what they do and how they are managed. You will learn how to secure resources within a resource group via resource policies and resource locks.  You’ll also learn about resource tagging and how it can be used to manage and group Azure resources.

Rounding out this course, we’ll cover the process of moving resources from one resource group to another, as well as the deletion of resource groups altogether.

Learning Objectives

Azure Subscriptions

  • Understand the Owner Role
  • Understand the Account Administrator Role
  • Understand the Co-Administrator Role
  • Understand the Service Administrator Role
  • How to Manage Roles and Permissions with RBAC
  • Understand Subscription Policies

Resource Groups

  • Understanding the Purpose of Resource Groups
  • How to Leverage Resource Group Policies
  • How to Use Resource Locks to Protect Resources
  • How to Leverage Resource Tags  
  • Moving Resources Between Resource Groups
  • Removing Resource Groups

Intended Audience

  • IT Professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
  • IT Professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams


  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment


I hope you've enjoyed learning about managing Azure subscriptions and resource groups. Let's review what you've learned. You've learned that two key management components to Microsoft Azure are subscriptions and resource groups. We covered key admin-level roles within an Azure subscription, including the administrator role, the service administrator role, and the account administrator role. You've learned what each role does and how to assign and change each role. You also learned about subscription policies and what role they play within a subscription. In addition to subscriptions and how to manage them, we also talked about resource groups and how to manage those. You learned about resource policies and how to assign them. You also learned what resource locks are and how to use them to secure Azure resources. We also covered tagging and how to use tags to group resources together.

Lastly, you learned how to move resources between resource groups and how to delete resource groups altogether. To learn more about managing Azure subscriptions and resource groups, be sure to review the documentation published by Microsoft. Be sure to also watch for new Microsoft Azure courses on Cloud Academy because we're always publishing new courses. Please give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning.

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.