Configuring Windows 8 (M20687)

In this course, you will gain the skills needed administer and configure Windows 8.1in a Windows Server domain environment and also provide secure, managed access to users from their non-domain joined Windows devices. You will learn 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. You will work with mobile security and customize configurations using Windows management tools including Group Policy and Windows PowerShell.

You will also cover how to configure user settings and profiles, local and remote network connectivity, Client Hyper-V, virtual apps, and Internet Explorer 11. Finally, you will learn how to optimize security and provide controlled access from Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to specified resources through Workplace Join services and Work Folders.

This course incorporates material from Configuring Windows 8 (M20687) and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1.

NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2.

Overview

  • Determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1
  • Manage profiles and user state between Windows devices
  • 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

Target Audience

IT professionals who configure and support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources

Prerequisites

Expected Duration

5 day

Course Objectives

1. Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment

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

2. Installing and Deploying Windows 8 .1

  • Preparing to Install Windows 8.1
  • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Customizing and Preparing an Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1

3. Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1

  • Managing User Accounts and Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualization
  • Migrating User Data and Settings

4. 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 for Management

5. Managing Disks and Device Drivers

  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs)
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

6. Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

7. Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined and Non-Domain Joined Devices

  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Managing Non-Domain Devices
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders

8. Implementing Network Security

  • Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic
  • Guarding Against Malware

9. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients

  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File and Folder Compression
  • Managing Printers
  • Overview of SkyDrive

10. Securing Windows 8.1 Devices

  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
  • Implementing Local Policies
  • Securing Data with Encrypting File System and BitLocker
  • Configuring User Account Control

11. Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1

  • Application Deployment options in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

12. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 CComputers

  • Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8.1
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows 8.1 Updates

13. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • DirectAccess

14. Recovering Windows 8 .1

  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8.1
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8.1

15. Configuring Client Hyper-V

  • Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Snapshots

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$2,995.00

 

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