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Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials

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Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials


The WatchGuard Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials exam validates the candidate’s skills and knowledge about the basic concepts of multi-factor authentication. This exam also tests the abilities to configure and manage multi-factor authentication and resources with WatchGuard AuthPoint. This exam is good for network administrators having experience in configuring and managing AuthPoint.


MFA Key Concepts

Candidates to successfully complete the Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials exam should understand the key concepts that include:

AuthPoint Knowledge

  • Resource configuration
  • Group and user configuration
  • LDAP and RADIUS integration
  • Logon App
  • Troubleshooting

General Authentication and Security Knowledge

  • LDAP
  • RADIUS
  • SAML

Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials
Exam Code MFA
Exam Duration 120 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Cloud Computing
Number of Questions 55 Questions
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee USD
Exam Language English
Pass Score 75% and above

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials FAQs

The policy to reschedule or cancel an exam depends on the exam you have scheduled. For Online Proctored Exams, you can reschedule an exam with no additional costs up to the start time of the exam. Whereas for exams at Kryterion Test Centers, you must reschedule or cancel your exam at least 72 hours before the exam start time to avoid additional fees. If you miss your scheduled exam appointment, you forfeit your exam fee and are not eligible for a refund.

The exam results are visible on-screen immediately after exam completion. Also, you will receive the results in an email. If you pass the exam, the email message will include a date-stamped certificate for your records.

If you fail an exam, you can take it again at the one-time retake fee of $100. Subsequent attempts will cost $200. 

In order to maintain the integrity of the exam, we do not provide detailed information on your exam results. High-level feedback is provided at the end of your exam.

When you purchase an exam, you will receive an automatic confirmation email that acts as your receipt. If you need an actual invoice, you can generate them yourself from your Kryterion WatchGuard-branded Webassessor account by selecting the Generate Receipts button. 

You must score at least 75% to pass a WatchGuard technical certification exam.

No, you can take reference material or study aids when you take the exam.

Certification is valid for two years.

Yes, and we recommend that you allow at least 24 hours between the time you schedule an online proctored exam and when you take the exam to make sure you have met all requirements.

You must bring two forms of personal identification with your signature on both, and one of the two forms of ID must have your photo. Valid forms of identification include the current driver’s license, current passport, or equivalent. Food, laptops, backpacks, notepads, pens, or other personal equipment are NOT allowed in the test area. Please note that during the exam check-in process, you will be asked to turn out exterior pockets (on jackets, jeans, slacks, etc.) to verify that the pockets are either empty or that they do not contain any prohibited items. 

Watchguard provides an Exam Guide for each exam. The Exam Study Guide includes a basic description of the exam, information on what to study to prepare for the exam including several sample exam questions.

The exam fee for the exam is US $200 which can be paid through a credit card. This fee has to be paid when you register to take the exam. 

You can register from the Technical Training page in the WatchGuard Portal or the Learning Center. You can also register by going directly to the WatchGuard Exam Registration Site. The exams are scheduled on the basis of the time zone associated with the address used when your exam account is created.

The technical certification exams can be taken at authorized Kryterion testing centers worldwide. With Kryterion’s online proctoring service the candidates can take an exam from your home or office.

MFA is a proctored exam that have two location testing options:

  • Kryterion testing center
  • Online, with virtual proctoring through an approved webcam


The topics covered in the exam are:

  • General                              
  • AuthPoint Configuration
  • RADIUS                               
  • Logon App                           
  • SAML                                      
  • LDAP                                 
  • Troubleshooting  

There will be different types of questions that include multiple-choice, multiple select, true/false and matching questions.

No, there are no prerequisites for the exam.

In the MAF essential exam, there will be 55 questions.

You will get a maximum of two hours to complete the exam.

This exam is good for network administrators having experience in configuring and managing AuthPoint.

Multi-Factor Authentication  (MFA) Essentials exam validates the candidate’s skills and knowledge about the basic concepts of multi-factor authentication. This exam also tests the abilities to configure and managing multi-factor authentication and resources with WatchGuard AuthPoint. 

WatchGuard Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials exam validates the candidate’s skills and knowledge about the basic concepts of multi-factor authentication. 

Learn more - Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials Online Tutorial

The Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials exam consists of 55 questions that need to be completed within a time span of 120 minutes. 

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials Exam Format

Preparing for an interview is as important as preparing for an exam. Therefore, preparing for an interview takes a lot more practice, time, effort and confidence to ace any exam. The Interview Questions will help the candidates get an idea about what types and patterns they should expect and prepare accordingly.

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials Interview Questions and Answers

Candidates to successfully complete the Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials certification exam should understand the key concepts -

  • AuthPoint Knowledge
  • General Authentication and Security Knowledge

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials Study Guide

Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials Cheat Sheet


The WatchGuard Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials exam will test your understanding of multi-factor authentication’s fundamental concepts. It will also cover how to use WatchGuard AuthPoint to establish and manage multi-factor authentication and resources. 

Multi-factor Authentication Essentials (MFA) Preparation Guide

The refund process is in the hand of the exam delivery partner and Kryterion. They provide refund when the exam is canceled with 72 hours’ notice. And, there will be no grant given for other refund requests.

WatchGuard will provide ADA accommodations on request. Contact us for further information.

 

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