Spring 2013 Access Control Course (CLOSED)By: John Honovich, Published on Apr 23, 2013
The IPVM access control course will meet live online, started on April 30th for 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm - 6pm EDT) teaching access control - regulations, doors, locks, readers, controllers, networking, management software and more. Additionally, all sessions will be recorded and available for later review. The course costs $299 and is only open to IPVM PRO members. Those who successfully participate and pass the final shall become IPVM Access Control Certified.
[Registration is closed.]
1. Life Safety Rules / Regulations / Codes (2 sessions): Review of the code fundamentals that dominate system designs and specification.
- Designing an Access Control System
- Understanding the Codes behind EAC
- Door Hardware Grades Explained
- Authorities Having Jurisdiction
- Selecting the Right Type of Electric Lock
2. Doors / Locking Hardware (2 sessions): Examination of EAC electrified locking components of door hardware.
- How Doors Impact Access Control
- Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure
- Maglock Selection
- Electric Strike Selection
- Electrified Hardware for Glass Doors
- Turnstiles & Security Gates
3. Readers and Controllers (2 sessions): Discussion on the function of reader and door controller types, how they are best used, and how they integrate into network/power utility.
- How to Select the Right Reader
- IP Readers vs. Control Panels
4. Credentials (1 session): Review of the major types used in EAC systems, including emerging types like NFC.
- Multi-Factor Authentication Primer
- Access Credential Form Factor Tutorial
- Proximity Card Vulnerabilities
5. Networking (1 session): Review of wired/wireless connectivity, and the role of cabling types.
- Access Control Cabling Examined
- Wireless Access Primer
6. Site Surveys (1 session): How to properly evaluate a facility for installation of an EAC system.
- The Passback Problem
- Combating the Door Prop Problem
- Access Control Killer: Tailgating
- How Much RTE is Enough?
7. Upgrading / Migrating Systems (1 session): What happens when the end-user wants to change or migrate to a different system? This session covers the scope of that task.
- Replacing Access Control Systems
- Hidden Costs of Access: The Database
8. Access Control Management Software (1 session): Overview of the different parts of a typical management system, general function of each, how they interoperate, and the resulting impacts to the end-user.
- Access Control Levels and Schedules
- Alerting Against Unlocked Doors
- Maintaining Access Control Records
9. Biometrics/Advanced Credentials (1 session): A quick look at ‘other’ credentials, where they are useful, where they are vulnerable, and what is hype.
- Palm Vein/Face Recognition
- NFC vs. Bluetooth (Mobile Credentials)
Classes will meet on the dates listed below, however the order they appear may change based on class progress.
Class 1 30-Apr Life Safety
Class 2 2-May Life Safety/Regulations/Codes
Class 3 7-May Doors & Locks
Class 4 9-May Other Openings
Class 5 14-May Readers & Controllers
Class 6 16-May Controllers
Class 7 21-May Basic Credentials
Class 8 23-May Networking for Access
Class 9 28-May Site Surveys (Design Concepts)
Class 10 30-May Upgrading/Migrating Systems
Class 11 4-Jun Access Control Management Software
Class 12 6-Jun Biometrics/ Advanced Credentials
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