CompTIA Security+ 2011: Authentication, Biometrics, and Security Controls

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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.

Target Audience

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.


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Authentication Services and Protocols

  • recognize the key characteristics of Kerberos and what its vulnerabilities are
  • recognize how CHAP works with remote access protocols
  • Biometric Authentication

  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of various types of biometrics
  • identify the considerations for implementing biometric authentication
  • Authentication By Token

  • recognize how tokens can be used for authentication
  • Authentication Through Biometrics and Tokens

    Account Management and LDAP

  • recognize how LDAP-based account management works in Windows and Linux
  • Risk Reduction

  • recognize the key elements of a security policy
  • recognize how to implement various aspects of a security policy
  • Security Policies