KC Master Class Identity & Access Management

KC Master Class
Identity & Access Management (IAM) Essentials

Learn All the Basics You Need to Understand Identity and Access Management

Online Course
32 hours of self-study

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Master the Art of Identity & Access Management

The KC Master Class: Identity & Access Management (IAM) Essentials delivers general knowledge on a foundational piece for security, compliance, and digitization, and the tools to use for your organization’s advantage. Our analysts will guide you through each chapter to pass the final exam and become a KuppingerCole certified Master of Identity and Access Management.

KC Master Class IAM 4 Chapters

Conquer Your Challenges

Step by step, you will learn the essentials of identity and access management and to prepare for setting up an IAM platform. Watch the video to learn what this online training course has in store for you!

Complements prior knowledge
Professionals in Managerial and Technical Positions

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IAM Basics

  • Key terms, definitions, main role and benefits
  • Key components and tools of IAM systems

  • IAM Foundation

  • Key building blocks of an IAM Architecture
  • KC IAM Reference Architecture
  • Major IAM Technologies

  • Directories, Lifecycle Management, Access Governance, etc.

  • Future-Proof IAM

  • Future of IAM
  • Trends
  • Identity Lifecycles and Access Governance

  • Critical Capabilities
  • Deployment Models
  • Vendors

  • Web Access Management & Identity Federation

  • Critical Capabilities
  • Deployment Models
  • Vendors
  • Privileged Access Management

  • Critical Capabilities
  • Deployment Models
  • Vendors

  • Non-Human Identities and RPA

  • IAM Beyond Employees, Partners and Consumers
  • Standard Architecture Paradigms

  • Use Cases, Capabilities, Services, Tools

  • More on Architecture

  • Technical Architectures for some IAM Areas
  • Decentralized Identity and Blockchain ID

  • New Technologies & Opportunities for Privacy and Beyond

  • Interplay of IAM and Rest of IT

  • ITSM, Cybersecurity, Marketing Automation
  • Policies & Golden Rules

  • Need for Policies & insight into their structure
  • Samples for Golden Rules

  • Defining your Process Framework

  • IAM Process Approach, Framework Areas, Recommendations
  • Organization

  • Setting Up an Adequate Organization

  • Guidelines

  • How to Avoid IAM Projects From Stalling
  • Tomorrow's IAM for Investing the Right Way

    Identity and Access Management is changing a lot currently. Traditional approaches are increasingly reconsidered and cloud (first) strategies are leading to a shift from traditional, monolithic, on-premises IAM towards IDaaS (Identity as a Service), frequently with a set of more modular capabilities. Furthermore, IAM is crucial to meet regulatory requirements, to comply with standards such as ISO 270xx, and to mitigate cybersecurity risks, but also for improving business efficiency in onboarding employees, business partners, and customers.

    Thus, understanding the elements of IAM and the concepts for today's and tomorrow's IAM is essential for investing the right way. In this KC Master Class, you learn what your team needs as a foundation for successfully evolving the corporate IAM.

    KC Master Class: The Sustainable Solution

    With a comprehensive overview of the vendor landscape, you will be able to talk at eye-level with your peers and with your IAM suppliers.

    In this KC Master Class you will get a deep understanding of the terms and concepts of Identity and Access Management (IAM). Our analysts will teach common use cases, the various types of technologies that are part of IAM, the interplay of IAM and other areas such as cybersecurity, IT Service Management, but also architecture and the organizational aspects such as policies, processes, and organization.

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    Chapter 1
    Slide deck
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    Chapters 1-4
    Slide decks
    Research documents
    Learning assessment

    Analyst support
    Individual feedback

    KuppingerCole Certificate
    Confirmation of acquired skills


    The Master Class is an e-learning program divided in self-training and interactive virtual in-class sessions. An average time of 32 hours of self-learning and 12 hours of in-class learning is to be expected.

    To register for the event, you need to log in to your KuppingerCole User first. If you do not have a KuppingerCole User yet, you can sign up here. After logging in, please enter your requested personal data which is necessary for the further administration of your registration. Once registered, a booking confirmation will be sent to your indicated email address.

    If you didn’t receive the booking confirmation in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you cannot find the booking confirmation in your spam folder, please contact Ms. Lauren Zuber. She will get back to you within one business day.

    Hier wollten wir doch schreiben: The investment for this training is 1,500€ (plus VAT where applicable) and includes digital training material (slide decks, recordings, class notes, research), individual guidance, a short learning assessment after each chapter as well as a final certificate confirming the completion of the class.

    After registering for the Master Class, you will receive an automatic email with a link to the online training platform, where you will find all digital training materials. Please click on the link and follow the further instructions.
    If you didn’t receive the class enrollment email and cannot find it in your spam folder, please contact Ms. Lauren Zuber. She will get back to you within one business day.