• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Device authentication is a security mechanism used to prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to a service, network, or site. In this 14-video course, learners explore Windows 10 device authentication techniques, features, and best practices. Begin with an overview of the basics of Windows authentication and authorization, and a look at the basic architectural scheme for Windows authentication. Next, learn about authentication concepts such as credentials, security principals, and delegated authentication. Recognize when to use different logons: interactive, network, biometric, and smart cards. Learn how to access group policy settings related to authentication; add sign-in options in Windows 10; and enable the secure sign-in feature. Explore Windows Hello for Business and its prerequisites; learn why a pin is better than a password, and examine the four-step approach to a password-less strategy. Take a look at benefits of using Azure Active Directory (AD) joined devices and join and register a Windows 10 device to Azure AD. Close the course with an exercise working with Windows authentication. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.