Microsoft Windows 8 – Configuring: Installation Components

Anyone wishing to obtain knowledge on the Windows 8 operating system and candidates interested in pursuing the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 certification exam of the Microsoft MCSA: Windows 8 designation. This may also include established IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8 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.

Prerequisite
n/a

Expected Duration
120 minutes

Description
The Windows 8 operating system can be upgraded from Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and another version of Windows 8. Windows 8 can also be installed to a new computer, over an existing operating Windows operating system, to another partition for dual boot, and to a VHD disk. Microsoft provides several tools for customizing Windows 8 installations, and tools to migrate data from Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 to Windows 8. Windows 8 can also be hosted on a USB drive – the Windows to Go feature allows you to boot to Windows from one or more computers.
This course focuses on creating custom WIM images, working with WinPE, automating installations with answer files, and using ADK and DISM for customizations. It also discusses the upgrade and migration options available, including key tools to facilitate the process.
This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation.

Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.

Objective

Customizing Installations in Windows 8

  • distinguish between the different types of custom images
  • sequence the steps to create a custom WIM image
  • describe the characteristics of the ADK
  • sequence the steps to create a custom WinPE using ADK
  • describe how to work with answer files
  • describe how to work with custom WIM images
  • Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

  • recognize the features of the Windows 8 upgrade assistant
  • describe the upgrade process to Windows 8 from different operating systems
  • describe the characteristics of the Windows Easy Transfer Tool (WET)
  • describe the characteristics of the User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • describe the Windows to Go feature in Windows 8
  • describe the components of the Windows to Go process
  • MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

    $129/month
     

    ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

    $1295/year

    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.