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Configuring Windows 8.1 (MOC 20687)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as a single domain-based or peer-to-peer environment with access to the Internet and cloud services. The IT professional could be a consultant, full-time desktop support technician, or an IT generalist who administers Windows 8-based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities. The course is also intended for students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8 Configuring exam.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7
  • Fundamentals of management and experience using the Microsoft Office 2010 system or the Microsoft Office 2007 system
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) components including Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and perform the installation of Windows 8.
  • Install Windows 8 on computers that are running an existing operating system.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8 system.
  • Configure network connectivity.
  • Install, configure, and maintain wireless network connections.
  • Implement Windows 8 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Share files and printers.
  • Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops.
  • Configure and control applications in Windows 8.
  • Optimize and maintain Windows 8 based computers.
  • Configure mobile computer settings to enable remote access.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V for Windows 8 and describe how to use Hyper-V to support legacy applications.
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures.
  • Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8

Course Content

  • Module 1: Installing and Deploying Windows 8
  • Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
  • Module 3: Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  • Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections
  • Module 5: Implementing Wireless Network Connections
  • Module 6: Implementing Network Security
  • Module 7: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients
  • Module 8: Securing Windows 8 Desktops
  • Module 9: Configuring Applications
  • Module 10: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers
  • Module 11: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  • Module 12: Implementing Hyper-V
  • Module 13: Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8
  • Module 14: Using Windows PowerShell
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,490.- €
  • SA Voucher: 5
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

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28/11/2016 - 02/12/2016 Düsseldorf Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin

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