What is it?
The Biometrics Essentials learning tool is an online course that provides an educational overview based on the ethics and good practices you should consider when implementing a biometric system.
The course is designed for individuals working in public and private sector in fields such as government, border management, digital identity, financial services, security, technology, and law enforcement, as well as those who are interested in pursuing a career in biometrics. It covers a wide range of topics, types of biometric modalities and differing perspectives on biometric technologies used in biometric systems.
The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
How do members benefit?
The learner will gain insight into the complex decision-making processes involved in implementing biometrics, as well as understanding the impact these decisions can have on biometric users. The course is based on the Institute’s Good Practice Framework, which is a risk and decision-making management tool.
The online format provides participants the flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. It takes the learner through a real-world experience with differing perspectives on the types of biometric technologies, explores biometrics systems on offer, their strengths, and weaknesses.
On completion, learners will receive a certificate to add to their personal profile or to share with others.
Who updates it?
The Institute’s expert groups will review the learning tool content regularly.
How to access it?
For a limited period, the learning tool is available to members and non-members free of charge and can be accessed here.
Biometrics Essentials is shortlisted for Excellence in Design of Learning Content – Learning Technologies Awards 2023.
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