Microsoft Windows 8 – Configuring: Networking Configuration and Security

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


This course deals with core networking features of Windows 8 and the tools use to connect, troubleshoot, and protect network hosts. It covers IP addressing, IP configuration settings, and name resolutions. The course also describes Windows 8 network troubleshooters and utilities, including the Network and Sharing Center’s troubleshooting wizards, Windows Network Diagnostics, and the traditional series of command-line utilities. It explores how to protect your system and network using Windows Firewall, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, Windows Defender, connection security rules, and network isolation.
This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation.

Target Audience

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.


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 8 Network Features

  • recognize how to connect a Windows 8 device to a network
  • IPv4 Addresses

  • identify different types of IPv4 addresses
  • IPv6 Addresses

  • identify ways that IPv6 has improved TCP/IP networking
  • identify different types of IPv6 addresses
  • Name Resolution

  • distinguish between name resolution methods
  • sequence the steps in the typical process for name resolution with DNS
  • Troubleshooting Networks

  • distinguish between command-line utilities used in diagnosing and repairing network connection problems in Windows 8
  • distinguish between ipconfig commands for troubleshooting networks in Windows 8
  • Windows Firewall Settings

  • recognize tools you can use to manage Windows 8 firewall settings
  • identify examples of rule criteria for Windows Firewall
  • Network Security Rules

  • recognize how to work with connection security rules in Windows 8