Configuring Windows 8.1 (MOC 20687)
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
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
- 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