Security mechanisms and account management are important parts of creating a secure networking environment. This course examines different authentication services and protocols along with biometric security mechanisms and other access security mechanisms such as tokens and smart cards. This course also examines how LDAP can be used to create security in an environment along with risk reduction mechanisms such as policies for mandatory vacations, job rotation and separation of duties. This course helps prepares the learner to write the CompTIA Security+ Certification SYO-301.
- Recognize the key characteristics of Kerberos and what its vulnerabilities are
- Recognize how CHAP works with remote access protocols
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various types of biometrics
- Identify the considerations for implementing biometric authentication
- Recognize how tokens can be used for authentication
- Determine the authentication methods to implement, in a given scenario
- Recognize how LDAP-based account management works in Windows and Linux
- Recognize the key elements of a security policy
- Recognize how to implement various aspects of a security policy
- Choose security policies to implement, for a given scenario
Individuals who have day to day technical information security experience who are looking to validate that knowledge. It is recommended that individuals have a minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations.