20687 Configuring Windows 8.1

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This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: Exam 70-687
Certificate: MCSA: Windows 8

Overview

Students will learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate and synchronize settings across multiple devices.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
  • Manage profiles and user state between Windows devices.
  • Determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
  • Configure network connectivity.
  • Configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined PCs and devices.
  • Implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Configure file, folder, and printer access.
  • Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure and control desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and virtual apps.
  • Optimize and maintain Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
  • Describe and configure Client Hyper-V.

Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. This course is also intended to provide foundation configuration skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations. Students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8.1 Configuring exam will also benefit from this course.

Syllabus

Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment

  • Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Overview of Windows 8.1

Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1

  • Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
  • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Customizing and Preparing an Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Installing Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Customizing and Capturing a Windows 8.1 Image
  • Lab : Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image

Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1

  • Tools Used to Perform Local and Remote Management of Windows 8.1
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Configure and Manage Windows 8.1
  • Using Group Policy to Manage Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Using Management Tools to Configure Windows 8.1 Settings

Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1

  • Managing User Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualization
  • Migrating User State and Settings
  • Lab : Configuring Profiles and User State Virtualization
  • Lab : Migrating User State by Using USMT

Managing Disks and Device Drivers

  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Working with Virtual Hard Disks
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
  • Lab : Managing Disks
  • Lab : Configuring Device Drivers

Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing Name Resolution
  • Implementing Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Lab : Configuring a Network Connection
  • Lab : Resolving Network Connectivity Issues

Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients

  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Configuring File Access
  • Managing Printers
  • Lab : Configuring File Access
  • Lab : Configuring Printers

Implementing Network Security

  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic by Using IPsec
  • Guarding Windows 8.1 Against Malware
  • Lab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
  • Lab : Configuring IPsec Rules
  • Lab : Configuring Malware Protection

Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined Devices and Devices That Are Not Domain Members

  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Lab : Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members

Securing Windows 8.1 Devices

  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
  • Applying Security Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring and Testing UAC
  • Lab : Implementing Local GPOs
  • Lab : Securing Data Using BitLocker
  • Lab : Configuring and Testing UAC

Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1

  • Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions
  • Lab : Configuring Internet Explorer Security
  • Lab : Configuring AppLocker

Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers

  • Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8.1
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8.1
  • Managing Software Updates in Windows 8.1
  • Lab : Optimizing Windows 8.1 Performance
  • Lab : Maintaining Windows Updates

Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Mo

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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