jdocchio67jdocchio67 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi folks,

Just wondering if someone can get me flying right on AAA. Which one of these is more appropriate for the exam.

Syngress book refereneces to AAA as:
Access Control, Authentication, Auditing.

Other resources I've been looking at refers to the subject as:
Authentication, authorization, and accounting

Which both versions have to do with CIA:
Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

Thank you in advance


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    dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    That certainly is a lot of A's!

    You can more or less look at auditing and accounting as synonyms, and the same goes for access control and authorization. I personally remember it as being authentication, authorization, and accounting, but I think you'll be fine as long as you understand the three mean concepts (identification, determining what resources are accessible, and record keeping).
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    jdocchio67jdocchio67 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□

    Thank you very much for the information. Appriciate it :D
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    royalroyal Member Posts: 3,352 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Comptia refers to AAA as Access Control, Authentication, Auditing.
    Cisco refers to AAA as Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

    Surprised I even know this by memory. I haven't even done Security+ or Cisco certs. Just remember reading about it a while back. icon_eek.gif
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    TravR1TravR1 Member Posts: 332
    Don't they have the same meaning, just different word? Auditing and Accounting can be the same thing. I don't know much about AAA, but good with words and definitions.

    So unless they ask you what AAA stands for, you should be fine, right?
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    royalroyal Member Posts: 3,352 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd assume so. Like I said, I haven't done either certs.
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