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- Provisioning and deprovisioning
- Identity security issues
- Using biometric measures as identification mechanisms
- Multifactor authentication
- Password authentication protocols
- How LDAP and Kerberos work together
- Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
- Mandatory and discretionary access controls
- Defending against password attacks
- Social engineering attacks
Skill Level Intermediate
- Protecting the security of systems and information depends upon access controls and those access controls, in turn, depend upon identity. If I want to limit your access to a system, I need to know your identity and I need a way for you to prove that identity to me. That's the role of identity and access management. Hi, I'm Mike Chapple and I'd like to welcome you to our Cybersecurity Analyst Plus Course covering identity and access management. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Plus, or CySA+ certification, is designed for IT security analyst, vulnerability analysts, and threat intelligence analysts who have some work experience.
It's designed to serve as a middle ground between security plus and CompTIA's advance security practitioners certification. Earning the CySA+ requires passing an exam covering four different domains of cybersecurity analytics work. This course covers about a third of the material for the fourth domain: security architecture and tool sets. That domain accounts for 24 percent of the questions on the CySA+ exam and this course is a part of a series of seven courses that will prepare you for the full test.
I've literally helped thousands of students just like you earn their security certifications. I was one of the very first people to earn the CySA+ certification when it was released in 2017 and I wrote the book on the CySA+ certification. One quick note on the name of this certification: when CompTIA released the cybersecurity analyst plus certification, they originally used the acronym CSA+. In 2018, they changed the acronym from CSA+ to CySA+.
You may find study materials that refer to either acronym and that's okay. The objectives and body of knowledge have not changed. It's only a change in the acronym. As we work our way through this course, we will focus on many of the topics covered by domain four. You'll learn about the basic concepts of identification, authentication, and authorization, as well as the different ways that individuals and devices can perform authentication using something you know, something you are, and something you have.
We'll talk about the differences between mandatory and discretionary access control systems and review a number of the ways that attackers might try to exploit access control mechanisms. The information you learn in this course will help you pass the CySA+ exam and also provide a critical foundation for your career and information security. In addition to the information I cover in this course, I encourage you to visit my website at certmike.com and join my free CySA+ study group.
I'll send you exam tips, practice test questions, and reminders to help keep you on track with your test preparation. Alright, let's get rolling.