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Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 Multifactor Authentication

Applies to the "Support resource access" objective of Exam 70-688.

Q: A company's IT security team requires that all new devices connecting to the network support multifactor authentication.

Which of the following are the multifactor authentication types available in Windows 8.1? (Choose two)

  1. Kerberos
  2. SSTP
  3. Smart card support
  4. Biometric support

Answers are C and D. Windows 8.1 supports the multifactor authentication types, Smart card and Biometric.

Quick Tip: Virtual smart cards are also supported and emulate the functionality of physical smart cards, but use a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip rather than requiring the use of a separate physical smart card and reader

Reference: Windows Authentication Overview

Bonus Question: What is the name of the technology that allows non-domain joined Windows 8.1 devices the ability to connect to application servers? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: Each and every Windows 8.1 user receives 15 GB's of free Microsoft OneDrive storage.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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