Introduction to Identity and Access Management Course

Set the stage for Identity and Access Management (IAM) planning by exploring key vocabulary and concepts.

47 minutes

Course description

Learn about what Identity and Access Management (IAM) is and explore the fundamentals of IAM. Define key concepts and vocabulary for IAM such as authentication, authorization and accountability. Discuss how to define the scope of an IAM policy to ensure that all entities are considered and properly managed within the policy.


Defining the scope of IAM

Video - 00:12:00

This video discusses how IAM policies should cover users, devices, applications and other resources.
Key concepts in IAM

Video - 00:14:00

This video defines key concepts in IAM, such as least privilege and separation of duties.
Authentication, authorization and accountability

Video - 00:13:00

This video discusses the three primary stages in the IAM process.
What is IAM?

Video - 00:07:00

This video introduces identity and access management.
Welcome to Identity and Access Management!

Video - 00:01:00

Welcome to Identity and Access Management!

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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