Author Mike Chapple, an IT leader with over 15 years experience, introduces identification methods such as usernames and biometrics, as well as authentication methods to verify users, including multifactor authentication, password authentication, and single sign-on. He also discusses authorization concepts such as mandatory and discretionary access controls, which can help you restrict access to sensitive parts of your network. The course also covers best practices for ongoing account management, such as establishing a good password policy, managing user roles, and monitoring accounts, and what to do when you need to suspend or terminate access.
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- Setting policies for usernames and access cards
- Implementing biometrics
- Combining authentication factors for multifactor authentication
- Using a Kerberos access control system
- Using access control lists such as Windows NTFS file permissions
- Role-based authorization
- Implementing account and password policies
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, I'm Mike Chapple, and I'd like to welcome you to our CompTIA Security+ Access Control and Identity Management course. The CompTIA Security+ certification is one of the most popular entry level certifications for information security professionals. Earning the Security+ certification requires passing an exam covering six different domains of information security. This course covers one of those domains, Access Control and Identity Management. In this course, we'll be focusing on ways that you can accurately identify users on your systems and networks, how you can leverage different authentication factors to verify the identity of users, techniques for controlling the authorized access of your users, and account management practices that maintain your security posture over time.
The information you learn in this course will help you pass the Security+ exam, and also provide a critical foundation for your career in information security. All right, let's get rolling.
Q: This course was updated on 04/14/2016. What changed?
A: We updated one tutorial to address the November 2015 security update to Kerberos.