NOTE: THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE Online Introduction to Biometrics Course NOTE: THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
The course is suited for a wide audience. Prior biometric experience is not necessary.
The total time required for the course is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes. The course may be taken in one session or by module.
The duration of Module 1 is 22 minutes and consists of 24 charts. Module 2 is 14 minutes and contains 21 charts. Modules 3 and 4
are 20 and 21 minutes and 18 and 24 charts respectively.
The course consists of four (4) modules, each addressing separate topic areas:
- Module 1 - Biometric Basics
- Biometric Definitions
- Biometric Traits
- Biometric Properties
- Origins and history of Biometrics
- A description of how Biometrics function
- Comparison of Biometrics with alternatives
- Module 2 - Biometric Modalities
- Biometric Devices (four mainstream technologies)
- Emerging Biometric technologies
- Module 3 - Biometric Applications
- Government and Private Sector uses of Biometric devices
- Case Studies
- Biometric Lifecycle and Cost Analysis considerations
- Module 4 - Spoofing, Standards, Issues and Concerns
- Types of attacks and methods of attacking biometric devices and systems
- Countermeasures to defend against attacks
- Biometric Standards; their benefits and groups tasked with standards development
- Prominent issues and concerns related to the use of Biometrics
- The Future of Biometrics
The total time required for the course is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes. The course may be taken in one session or by module. The
duration of Module 1 is 22 minutes and consists of 24 charts. Module 2 is 14 minutes and contains 21 charts. Modules 3 and 4 are 20 and
21 minutes and 18 and 24 charts respectively.
- The link above leads to the web page, where the course is hosted.
- New users must click the link, "Click here to register." This link is directly beneath the Username and Password boxes.
- New users will complete New User Registration by entering their first and last name, email address, and company. Users may select
their affiliation from the existing list or they may add a new entry.
- Next, the user clicks "Submit." This action prompts the generation of an email from NLA Support that will contain a link
to NLA's web site and the user's Username and Password.
- Using their Username and Password, the user is able to login and proceed to the course.
- If the course does not immediately appear, the user should go to the Content Library and enter "Introduction to Biometrics"
in the course search box.