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Password and Authentication

Explore the policies in place to allow you to set security and keep non-authorized personnel from accessing data.

    Syllabus

  • Password Policies in Group Policy Video — 00:02:49
    • Policies that regulate passwords in Group Policy are analyzed.

  • Two-Factor Authentication Video — 00:03:07
    • A discussion of two-factor authentication options in Windows Server 2019 to add additional authentication security from hackers.

  • Password Reset Hack Video — 00:05:59
    • A demonstration of how to reset a Windows domain administrator password without using any third-party tools.

  • Credential Guard and Device Guard Video — 00:03:09
    • A discussion of Credential and Device Guard use in Hyper-V.

  • Sign in Options Demonstration Video — 00:03:15
    • A demonstration of how to set requirements for nontraditional passwords in a local server.

  • Password Policy Demo Video — 00:06:10
    • Policies that regulate passwords in Group Policy are demonstrated.

  • Kerberos and NTLM Authentication Video — 00:03:28
    • A discussion of the differences between these two protocols and when and why they are used on a modern server.

  • Credential Guard and Device Guard Demo Video — 00:04:03
    • A demonstration of Credential and Device Guard in Hyper-V for the protection of virtual machines.

  • Credential Manager Demonstration Video — 00:04:59
    • Credential Manager saves login credentials to local servers and may be a security threat you can mitigate.

  • Picture Passwords and PINs Video — 00:02:36
    • A look at all of the different options you can use instead of a plain username and password for authentication.

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Course description

There are many ways to log into a computer such as two-factor authentication (2FA), picture passwords and PINs. In this course, you’ll explore discussions and demos show the security values of each type.

Meet the author

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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