CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Common Account Management Practices

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Common Account Management Practices

Updated Oct 17, 2019

Course Overview

Security practitioners must be able to audit the implementation of account control mechanisms. This course will exploit these components as well as prepare the learner for the SY0-501 exam.

Target Audience

IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam

Learning Objectives

  • define user accounts
  • compare shared, guest, and generic accounts
  • describe privileged accounts
  • specify service accounts
  • recognize password best practices
  • define credential management and naming conventions
  • recognize group-based access control and Group Policy
  • describe location-based policies
  • define least privilege and time-of-day restrictions
  • compare onboarding and offboarding
  • describe recertification
  • define account maintenance
  • describe auditing and review
  • describe various account management best practices