Office 365 Basic Cloud Administration

Learn how to perform the basic duties of an Office 365 cloud administrator.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This course is for Office 365 Administrators who want to learn the basic daily management tasks.

As an Office 365 administrator you must know how to perform basic duties using the Admin portal. You will learn how to:

  • Add\delete users
  • Check the status of Office 365
  • Provide licenses to user
  • Understand the different Admin levels
  • Add licenses
  • Create Shared Mailboxes
  • Create Shared Calendars
  • Create Security Groups
  • Create Distribution Groups
  • many other basic functions
I have made this course is such a way that will allow you to start managing your Office 365 tenant without the need to take a $3,000.00 course to do so.Why should you take this course?Because you will be learning from an experienced Office 365 administrator who has been doing this for several years but someone who enjoys passing this knowledge to others.Also, by taking this course you will receive several updated through the year as Microsoft makes changes to the administrator portal.That is my commitment to you as a fellow student in my course.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be familiar with Microsoft Windows, Office 365, Active Directory\Windows Domain principle and Windows permissions
  • Must have an Office 365 Admin account

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Perform basic daily Office 365 Administrator activities.
  • Manage user mailboxes
  • Spot Office 365 Health Issues
  • Manage Licenses
  • Manage Malware\email Virus and spamming protection
  • Run several reports from Office 365
  • Manage email groups

Who is the target audience?

  • Office 365 Administrators
  • Thsi course is for Office 365 Admins that want to know the basics of Office 365 Administration
  • This course is not intended for persons that are not assigned as Office 365 Administrators

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

After completing this lecture you will get to know the instructor. You will also learn that the basic Office 365 administration is the same no matter if you are using the E4 subscription plan for Enterprises.


In this lecture we talk about the topics that will be learned.

Section 2: Office 365 Portal

In this lecture we show you the URL to login to the Office 365 portal from any location that has an Internet connection. Since Office 365 uses HTTS the connection is encrypted and secure from your machine to Office 365.


After the completion of this course you will be able to add new users into Office 365 and make changes later on. We look at how the system generates the user password and some of the edits built in on different fields.

Lecture on creating a Strong Password when creating a new user
Lets see what you have learned about adding a user.
4 questions

After this lecture you will be able to add the required Office 365 licenses to a user.


Running out of licenses for Office 365? Learn how to buy additional licenses from the portal just with the click of a button.

Let's have a quiz on the Office 365 licenses.
3 questions

After this lecture you will be able to navigate through the Office 365 Service Health Status screen and review the incident history of the different services.

1 question

Let's see what learned from this lecture on Office 365 Service Health.

System quiz
2 questions

In this lecture we review the different types of Admin Roles in Office 365


After this lecture you will be able to know how to assign Admin Roles to users.

5 questions

Lets see what we learned about Admin Roles


To make it easier to work in the Office 365 Admin Center we can create views so let us see how.

Admin Views
3 questions
Section 3: Manage Mailboxes in Office 365

Shared Mailboxes are very useful in many companies for several reasons. We teach you how to create them and some of the reasons they are used.

4 questions

Let see what we learned about Shared Mailboxes in Office 365.


Sometimes it will be necessary to make changes to a user's mailbox properties so we take a look at how to get it done.

3 questions

Let's see what we learned under User's mailbox Management


How can we place a user under Litigation Hold Status? Due to a Legal Court decision or company internal investigation you might be required to keep all emails in someone's mailbox without being deleted.

Litigation Hold Quiz
3 questions
Create and Manage Groups in Exchange
4 questions

Lets see what we learned under this section.

Section 4: Office 365 Reporting

Several reports are available in Office 365 which will give the administrator a glimpse of how well the system is safeguarding your data. We will take a look at several of them.

Section 5: Review
3 questions

What did we learned from the Reports lecture?

6 questions

Let see what we have learned

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Instructor Biography

Robert Mira, Instructor at Udemy on Office 365

I am an IT professional who started its career as a computer programmer on IBM Mainframes. My programming experience involved Cobol and some variation of the Cobol language used in the military. As time went by the Microcomputers came along and I was fascinated by them because they were affordable to people. It allowed me to to experiment by building micro computers, installing and configuring software, upgrading hardware, software and teaching users how to use the computer applications.

I've taken courses all the way from programming to hardware and then to networking. But nothing is more challenging and rewarding than working hands on. You gain experience, knowledge, develop patience, troubleshooting techniques, workflow and networking with other professionals.

After some amount of time I became a Network system administrator on different Networks until i became a Windows NT network admin. I have worked with Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, SQL and other Windows networking products. I worked on networks of over 5,000 users spread all across the US. The smallest network I worked on had about 1,800 users.

Eventually I was given the task to migrate our company's Microsoft Exchange users to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud. That project allowed me to work side by side with Microsoft Field Engineers and set up Office 365 for our company. We started from the ground without any experience on Office 365.

I gained a great deal of appreciation for the Office 365 cloud and the applications and technology advances that the cloud provides.

Once smartphones and tablets became widely used at the workplace I began working with several Mobile Device Management products in order to secure the data on the devices and at the same time protect our internal network from being compromised. Office 365 provided the functionality to integrate mobile devices with Office 365 and continues to provide applications for those devices therefore making Office 365 as the cloud of choice for the mobile workforce.

As part of the experience I gained by those that taught me I feel the need to teach others and make it available for the masses and Udemy is the best vehicle for that. With Udemy there are no barriers between what can be taught and to whom. We can reach everyone on any country or language and teach, what we had the blessing of learning in our life.

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