Introduction to Privilege Access Management

Introduction to Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a comprehensive training program designed to provide participants with a solid foundation and practical understanding of privilege access manageme...

Delivery Method: Video-Based Training

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Introduction to Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a comprehensive training program designed to provide participants with a solid foundation and practical understanding of privilege access management within modern organizational environments. This course aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective PAM strategies, mitigate security risks, and enhance overall data protection.

Course Objectives

  • Understand Privileged Access Management (PAM): Gain a clear understanding of PAM concepts, its importance in cybersecurity, and how it relates to overall risk management strategies.
  • Identify Privileged Accounts and Users: Learn how to identify privileged accounts and users within an organization's IT infrastructure, including administrators, superusers, and service accounts.
  • Explore PAM Frameworks and Best Practices: Study different PAM frameworks, industry standards, and best practices, such as the Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) and Just-in-Time (JIT) access, to develop effective PAM strategies.
  • Implement Privileged Access Controls: Discover various access control mechanisms and technologies used in PAM, such as password vaults, session management, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and secure remote access.
  • Understand Privileged Session Monitoring: Learn about the importance of monitoring and auditing privileged sessions, including session recording, session isolation, and real-time alerts to detect anomalous activities.

Course Outline

Course Outline For Introduction to Privilege Access Management

Introduction to Privileged Access Management

  • Understanding privileged access and its significance
  • The role of PAM in cybersecurity
  • Key components of PAM

Privileged Accounts and Risks

  • Types of privileged accounts
  • Risks associated with privileged access
  • Importance of privileged account discovery and management

PAM Frameworks and Compliance

  • PAM frameworks and standards
  • Compliance requirements and regulations
  • Implementing PAM in line with industry best practices

Authentication Methods in PAM

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Biometric authentication
  • Single sign-on (SSO) and federation

Privileged Session Management and Monitoring

  • Session monitoring and recording
  • Real-time session monitoring
  • Analyzing privileged user behavior

Just-in-Time (JIT) and Just-Enough-Access (JEA) Concepts

  • Implementing JIT and JEA methodologies
  • Reducing privileged access surface area
  • Managing privileged access requests

Privileged Access Management in the Cloud

  • PAM considerations in cloud environments
  • Securing privileged access in cloud platforms
  • Integration with cloud identity and access management (IAM)

PAM Deployment and Integration

  • Deployment models and architectural considerations
  • Integrating PAM with other security systems
  • Third-party solutions and PAM integration

Challenges and Best Practices for PAM Implementation

  • Common challenges and pitfalls
  • Strategies for successful PAM implementation
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of PAM practices

Course Delivery Format

Video-based presentations with a blend of visuals, audio, and narrative to engage learners and provide effective teaching.

Course Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, a general understanding of cybersecurity concepts and basic knowledge of identity and access management (IAM) will be beneficial.

Career Path

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Identity access management (IAM) analyst
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) analyst
  • Privilege Access Management (PAM) analyst
Career Path

Target Audience

  • IT professionals involved in cybersecurity and identity management
  • Security architects and administrators
  • System administrators and network engineers
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • IT managers and decision-makers responsible for security

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What is the structure of The course?

The course is broken down into individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Is there a Certificate of completion?

Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.

Is there any downloadable course materials or transcript?



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Certification Experience

Exams & Certifications

  • CyberArk CDE certifications for PAM and EPM.
  • CyberArk Defender PAM & EPM
  • CyberArk Sentry PAM-SEN
  • CyberArk Guardian
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