Cyber Identity and Authentication

AWR384 – 6.00 Hours


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This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Despite the fact that passwords have been used in digital systems for over half a century and many standards and best practices have been developed, many organizations simply neglect to adhere to these standards and expose weaknesses for attackers to exploit. This course provides basic digital identity concepts, biometric authentication and multi-factor authentication approaches that can increase security. The learner will explore various authentication standards and techniques that can prevent unauthorized access of digital resources and services. 

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This course is offered by the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) and was developed by the NCPC partner the University of Memphis, Center for Information Assurance (CfIA).  The course is funded through the DHS/FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program and is offered at no cost.


You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to register for this class. If you are not a United State citizen or permanent resident, please contact Business & Cyber Solutions for more information on the approval process. 

 Students must have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) to register for this class. To obtain a SID, register online at

Course Completion Requirements

Students must earn a minimum score of 70% on the module post-test to receive their certificate.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

To prevent issues during your online course, the following is recommended:

  • Broadband connection
  • Current browser updated to the latest version (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
  • Pop-ups must be enabled.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify secure resources to authenticate physical and digital identity
  • Determine what are the best authentication process and protocols for their organizations
  • Explain how biometric modalities can strengthen or weaken an authentication strategy
  • Describe the need for multi-factor authentication

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for anyone who has the managerial or supervisory responsibility of making or influencing decisions or policy regarding consistent access to digital resources and services.

Other Information

After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.

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Contact Information

Business & Cyber Solutions
Phone: (979) 431-4837
Email: [email protected]