Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Multifactor Authentication and Run As Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Enable Multifactor Authentication
  • Exercise 2 - Perform Administrative Tasks with Run As

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Configure multifactor authentication
  • Use Run As to perform administrative tasksed

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand user authentication - multifactor authentication, smart cards, use Run As to perform administrative tasks

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Enable Multifactor Authentication

Authentication is the process of identifying an individual based on a user name and password information entered during the sign-in process. There are two types of authentication methods namely single factor authentication and two factor authentication which is sometimes called as multifactor authentication.

Single factor authentication relies on user name and password used by all operating systems to protect data and identities stored on a computer, while multifactor authentication utilizes two components: what you know and what you have. For example, a user inserts a smart card into a reader and enters the personal identification number (PIN) to authenticate with a secure system.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Configure multifactor authentication

Exercise 2 - Perform Administrative Tasks with Run As

The Run As feature is built into Windows as a convenience for the Administrators and domain network users to launch a program or install an application without signing out of their current logon session. The Run As feature has been used for years in earlier Windows OS and has been carried over to the latest version.

Run As has two variants namely, Run as administrator and Run as different user. Run as an administrator can be invoked by a regular user to launch an application to install new software by using an administrator account.

Run as a different user is useful for administrators who would like to run a new application as a regular user. This is useful as a precautionary measure when trying out an untested application that may cause instability or make system modifications on Windows.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Use Run As to perform administrative tasks

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