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Authentication Mechanisms

There are policies in place to allow you to log into a computer and set the security to keep non-authorized personnel from accessing that data. These policies and procedures are demonstrated in this course.

    Syllabus

  • Password Hack Reset Video — 00:08:12
    • A demonstration is provided of how to reset a Windows 10 password in case your password has been maliciously reset or just forgotten.

  • Credential Guard Demo Video — 00:02:42
    • A demonstration of Credential Guard using Hyper-V is shown to help protect your virtual machines.

  • Credential Manager Demo Video — 00:04:43
    • Credential Manager is examined in Windows 10 for web browsing.

  • Password Policy Demo Video — 00:08:45
    • Policies that regulate passwords in Windows 10 are demonstrated.

  • Microsoft Passport Video — 00:02:21
    • Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello security features are analyzed.

  • Credential Guard Video — 00:02:01
    • Credential Guard used in Hyper-V is discussed.

  • Picture Passwords and PINs Video — 00:04:58
    • Alternatives to user names and passwords are discussed, such as pictures for authentication.

  • Password Policies Video — 00:03:37
    • Policies that regulate passwords in Windows 10 are analyzed.

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Course description

Authenticating to a Windows host has to do with the way you log into it. All different ways Microsoft has created for you to log into your computer are discussed, including usernames and passwords, biometrics, picture passwords and PINs. There’s also a demonstration on how to use a Windows DVD to reset your Windows 10 host password on your computer in case it gets lost, or someone resets it.

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Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he’s performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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