Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Configuring: Remote Access and Mobile Devices

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


The latest update to Microsoft’s desktop operating system, Windows 8.1 carries over, and improves on, the new user interface from Windows 8. It also adds new features, including enterprise-oriented ones, such as Workplace Join, and more consumer-oriented features like Miracast Display. This course discusses VPNs and the different technologies supported in Windows 8.1. It also covers Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance. Finally, it covers mobility, configuring mobile devices and how to secure them with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go drive encryption. The course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8. This exam is part of the MCSA: Windows 8 certification path.

Target Audience

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 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 8.1 Virtual Private Networks

  • differentiate between tunneling protocols
  • Windows 8.1 Remote Desktop

  • identify the steps to prepare a Windows 8.1 PC for Remote Desktop
  • Windows 8.1 Remote Assistance

  • identify the steps to prepare a Windows 8.1 computer for Remote Assistance
  • Windows 8.1 Mobile Device Overview

  • distinguish between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT devices and companion devices
  • Configuring Windows 8.1 Mobile Devices

  • identify the characteristics of each mobile device shutdown option in Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 BitLocker and BitLocker To Go

  • identify the characteristics of BitLocker in non-TPM mode
  • Planning Windows 8.1 Mobility