Microsoft Windows 8 – Configuring: Sharing and Securing User Data

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.

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Expected Duration
120 minutes

Availability and security of user data is a challenge both within the Enterprise and for remote and mobile users. This course focuses on configuring access to and securing user data. Private data needs to be protected. Windows 8 has many traditional techniques for securing information. This course covers the use of NTFS permissions including standard file and folder permissions, special permissions, how permissions are inherited versus explicitly assigned, and the principle of effective permissions. Also discussed are the characteristics of shared folders and the process of sharing and securing files and folders on the network. Windows 8 encryption technologies including EFS and the use of BitLocker Drive Encryption is also covered.
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.


Sharing and Securing User Data

  • describe NTFS permissions
  • distinguish between standard file permissions, standard folder permissions, and special permissions
  • distinguish between inherited and explicit permissions
  • describe how permissions can be affected when a file is moved within or between volumes on an NTFS system
  • describe how to share folders in Windows 8
  • sequence the steps to share and configure a folder or a drive on a Windows 8 client
  • Encrypting User Data

  • sequence the steps to encrypt a file and the parent folder using EFS
  • sequence the steps to designate an EFS recovery agent
  • describe the new BitLocker functionality in Windows 8
  • distinguish between the BitLocker protection methods that can be applied to the various drive types
  • describe how to enable and how to disable BDE
  • identify the four categories of Group Policy settings used for BitLocker encryption
  • sequence the steps to deploy BitLocker data recovery agents




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