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Okta Essentials - Oktane Edition

Okta Essentials is a must for system administrators and anyone else who might be responsible for setting up Okta.

Get hands-on experience integrating external directories, creating and configuring users and applications, and learning about best practices and troubleshooting techniques to maximize your Okta investment.

In this 2-day Oktane edition of Essentials, you'll access a custom Okta training account and leading third party software applications to practice key setup and configuration tasks.

By attending this course, you will gain the skills to:

  • - Integrate Okta into your organization.
  • - Identify the features and functions of Okta.
  • - Create and configure user accounts.
  • - Integrate external directories.
  • - Create and manage groups.
  • - Configure applications for SSO and provisioning.
  • - Configure controls, such as password policies and multifactor authentication.
  • - Customize Okta to match your company brand.
  • - Troubleshoot Okta.
  • - Monitor application usage and analyze authentication errors.

To be successful in this course, you should have:

  • - Identity and Access Management: An Introduction (30-minute on-demand module here), or equivalent knowledge.
  • - Basic familiarity with Active Directory.
  • - Basic networking knowledge.

Setup Requirements:

  • - Students use their own computers.
  • - Okta provides access to an Okta org and a virtual machine to complete hands-on lab activities.

Length: 2 Days
Date: March 29 - March 30, 2019 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Early Bird Pricing: $1,650 through December 31, 2019

Advanced Security: Protect the Modern Perimeter with Okta

Learn how to use Okta to create a Zero Trust environment in a landscape where people are the new perimeter. This hands-on course is full of tips for expanding your security footprint with Okta.

You successfully use Okta today to securely manage identity and application and system access. Yet the distributed nature of today’s workforce combined with the sheer volume of in-cloud and on-premise IT resources requires a modern, identity-centric approach to securing your organization's assets and protecting the perimeter.

Using Okta’s Policy Framework, you will gain experience configuring zone-based multi-factor enrollment (MFA) policies to govern user and application access as well as learn how to protect sensitive data and manage privileged access in your server architecture using Okta Advanced Server Access. This class explores Okta ThreatInsight’s ability to identify people and device access patterns associated with threat actors or malicious traffic. This data is leveraged by Okta’s contextual response framework providing you with the opportunity to implement passwordless authentication policies. Finally, automations and System Log queries will not only strengthen your security posture but also bring you a step closer to supporting some of the most rigorous compliance standards.

By attending this course, you will gain the skills to:

  • - Enhance your company’s security posture using a rich set of Okta tools.
  • - Identify Okta Adaptive MFA capabilities and integration scenarios.
  • - Decide what are the best factors and security policies for distinct business scenarios.
  • - Configure policies for MFA enrollment and MFA enforcement.
  • - Implement MFA for accessing cloud and on-premises Applications.
  • - Secure infrastructure resources using Okta’s Advanced Server Access.
  • - Identify use cases and scenarios where different authentication flows may be required.
  • - Set up Behavior Detection to identity threats due based on SSO velocity, device context, or IP location.
  • - Configure passwordless authentication.
  • - Simplify user lifecycle activity using Okta’s Automations.
  • - Detect possible security risks quickly and consistently via queries in the System Log.

To be successful in this course, you should have:

- Completed Okta Essentials or minimally have one year of Okta administration experience.

Setup Requirements: 

  • - Students use their own computers. 
  • - Okta provides access to an Okta tenant + virtual machine to complete the labs.

Length: 2 Days
Date: March 29 - March 30, 2019 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Early Bird Pricing: $1,650 through December 31, 2019

Okta Customer Identity for Developers - Oktane Edition

Learn how to build authentication and user registration with Okta's Identity Management / Security APIs using best practices and established workflows.

In this 2-day Oktane edition, this course dives deep into Okta Platform customization scenarios and APIs. You'll build integrations from a web application to the Okta login and registration services, using the Okta SDK, Sign-In Widget, AuthJS, and REST APIs. You will authenticate consumers with Social Authentication, implement security controls, insert custom logic into identity flows, and configure Okta for inbound federation from other Identity Providers using SAML and IdP Discovery. Common business and technical use cases, troubleshooting, and best practices are discussed.

By attending this course, you will gain the skills to:

  • - Describe key Okta Customer Identity Use Cases + features. 
  • - Use the Okta REST APIs to manage users, groups, applications, and configurations. 
  • - Plan, design, and develop Sign-On and Registration pages using the Okta API and SDKs. 
  • - Develop a sign-in page using the Okta Sign-in Widget and the Okta-hosted Sign-in Widget.
  • - Authenticate consumers with Social Authentication. 
  • - Implement security controls, such as password, MFA, and Sign-in Policies.
  • - Incorporate best practices to maximize Okta API + SDK code. 
  • - Leverage and contribute to the Okta Developer Community. 
  • - Troubleshoot problems and work effectively with Okta support.

To be successful in this course, you should have:

  • - Understanding of REST integration concepts.
  • - Experience with C#, Java, or another object oriented programming language.

Setup Requirements:

  • - Students use their own computers and must have a Microsoft Account (sign up BEFORE class at
  • - Okta provides access to an Okta tenant and virtual machine to complete labs.

Length: 2 Days
Date: March 29 - March 30, 2019 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Early Bird Pricing: $1,650 through December 31, 2019

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