Computer Science  |  Format: Flash

Password Management

Course Overview
Password management is one of the most crucial decision making processes that individuals and organizations are grappling with today. Since security has taken the forefront as a major concern for company data safety and company reputation, a debate on how to incorporate a viable password management system rages on. In this course, you will learn why passwords are important, and what constitutes a good password. You will also learn different theories on what a strong password should be, and what will replace passwords as authentication mechanisms.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Indicate why passwords are used.
  • Indicate how hackers guess your password.
  • Identify how common password practices have changed in recent years.
  • Define social engineering.
  • Recommend how to create a good password.
    Catalog Number: 99MON02
    CPE Credits: 1 Registry / 1 QAS
    Author: George Monsalvatge
    Advanced Preparation:
    Familiarity with computer and Internet browser; familiarity with user accounts and passwords for access to a computer system
    Course Level: Basic
    Field of Study: Information Technology
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-Study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Sound card with speakers/headphones
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Mar 22, 2018 / Mar 22, 2022