Microsoft Windows 8 – Managing and Maintaining: Recovery and Endpoint Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Windows 8 includes new technologies to backup and protect end systems. It also includes tighter integration with cloud services for secure, off-site storage. This course covers recovery methods for a whole Windows 8 system, such as PC Refresh and PC Reset; planning to recover files using file history and backups on-site and off-site, cloud based. It also covers antimalware and endpoint protection and ways that can be managed by System Center and Intune. This course is one of a series which cover the objectives for Microsoft Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8 certification.

Target Audience

IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 in domain-based or peer-to-peer environments. This includes support personnel, consultants and IT generalists.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Refreshing and Resetting a Windows 8 PC

  • distinguish between recovery solutions for Windows 8 PCs
  • Windows 8 File Recovery

  • choose a backup and recovery solution for Windows 8, given a scenario
  • Windows Update for Windows 8

  • differentiate between the update services available for Windows 8
  • Windows Defender for Windows 8

  • manage client security using Windows Defender
  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows 8

  • compare Intune Endpoint Protection and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Managing Windows 8 Recovery and Endpoint Protection