Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Configuring: Resource Access

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
120 minutes

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 explains how to access local and shared resources, such as files and folders or printers, using Windows 8.1. It also covers authentication and authorization, covering such topics as smart cards, biometrics, and Microsoft accounts for synchronizing Windows 8 PCs. 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.


Shared Resource Access

  • identify the type of Windows 8.1 file permissions configured for a given scenario
  • identify the type of Windows 8.1 permissions configured on a shared folder in a given scenario
  • describe how file compression works in Windows 8.1
  • describe how to manage Windows 8.1 printers
  • recognize features of SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

Authentication and Authorization

  • describe how authentication works in Windows 8.1
  • recognize how group policies are applied in Windows 8.1
  • describe File System Encryption in Windows 8.1
  • recognize how User Account Control works in Windows 8.1
  • plan Windows 8.1 resource access for a given scenario





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