Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Configuring: Installing and Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Anyone wishing to obtain knowledge on Windows 8.1, and candidates taking the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 certification exam. The audience will also include established IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8.1 client desktops, devices, and users within any size organization. Candidates who have general IT experience with working knowledge of Windows clients, the installation of client desktop operating systems, basic networking, security concepts, as well as Active Directory concepts.


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Windows 8.1 is the latest update to Microsoft’s desktop operating system. Windows 8.1 carries over, and improves upon, the new user interface introduced Windows 8. Windows 8.1 also adds new features, from enterprise oriented features, such as Workplace Join, to more consumer oriented features like Miracast Display. This course looks at Windows 8.1, what’s changed from previous Windows versions, and how to support some of that new functionality. It also covers strategies to get Windows 8.1 on a machine and how to upgrade or migrate settings. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8. This exam is part of the MCSA: Windows 8 certification path.


Windows 8.1 Preinstallation

  • recognize new features of Windows 8.1
  • match the Windows 8.1 features with their key requirements
  • describe how to prepare for a Windows 8.1 installation

Install Windows 8.1 and Migrate User Data

  • identify key consideration when upgrading to Windows 8.1
  • describe how to install Windows to a virtual hard disk file
  • identify the considerations for migrating Windows 8.1 user data
  • plan for a Windows 8.1 upgrade





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