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MOC 20687 - Configuring Windows 8

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Windows 8 training provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will also work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues.

  • Learn to plan and perform the installation of Windows 8.
  • Learn to install Windows 8 on computers that are running an existing operating system.
  • Learn to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8 system.
  • Learn to configure network connectivity.
  • Learn to install, configure, and maintain wireless network connections.
  • Learn to implement Windows 8 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Learn to share files and printers.
  • Learn to implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops.
  • Learn to configure and control applications in Windows 8.
  • Learn to optimize and maintain Windows 8 based computers.
  • Learn to configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
  • Learn to create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V for Windows 8 and describe how to use it to support legacy applications.
  • Learn to determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures.
  • Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8.
  • 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
  1. Installing Windows 8
    1. Introducing Windows 8
    2. Preparing to Install Windows 8
    3. Installing Windows 8
    4. Automating the Installation of Windows 8
    5. Activating Windows 8
    6. Lab: Installing Windows 8
      1. Planning to Install Windows 8
      2. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 8
    7. Lab: Performing an Unattended Installation of Windows 8
      1. Configuring an Answer File
      2. Using an Answer File to Install Windows 8
  2. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
    1. Upgrading to Windows 8
    2. Migrating to Windows 8
    3. Migrating User Data and Settings
    4. Lab: Migrating to Windows 8
      1. Backing Up Important User Data and Settings
      2. Restoring User Data and Settings to a Target Computer
      3. Verifying Successful Migration of User Data and Settings
  3. Managing Disks and Device Drivers
    1. Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
    2. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
    3. Working with Virtual Hard Disks
    4. Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
    5. Lab: Managing Disks
      1. Creating Volumes
      2. Configuring Quotas
      3. Working with VHDs
    6. Lab: Configuring Device Drivers
      1. Installing Device Drivers
      2. Managing Device Drivers
  4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections
    1. Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
    2. Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
    3. Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
    4. Implementing Name Resolution
    5. Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
    6. Lab: Configuring Network Connection
      1. Enabling Automatic IPv4 Configuration
      2. Configuring IPv4 Manually
    7. Lab: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
      1. Creating a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
      2. Resolving a Network Connectivity Problem
  5. Implementing Wireless Network Connections
    1. Overview of Wireless Networks
    2. Implementing a Wireless Network
    3. Lab: Planning the Implementation of Wireless Network Connections
      1. Planning a Wireless Network
      2. Determining the Cause of Wireless Network Problems
      3. Configuring a Wireless Network Policy
  6. Implementing Network Security
    1. Overview of Threats to Network Security
    2. Configuring Windows Firewall
    3. Securing Network Traffic
    4. Configuring Windows Defender
    5. Lab: Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
      1. Creating an Inbound Firewall Rule
      2. Creating An Outbound Firewall Rule
    6. Lab: Configuring Connection Security Rules
      1. Creating and Configuring Connection Security Rules
    7. Lab: Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
      1. Configuring Windows Defender
  7. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients
    1. Managing File Access
    2. Managing Shared Folders
    3. Configuring File Compression
    4. Managing Printers
    5. Overview of SkyDrive
    6. Lab: Configuring File Access
      1. Creating a Shared Folder for All Users
      2. Creating a Shared folder for the Marketing Group
    7. Lab: Configuring Printers
      1. Creating and Sharing a Local Printer
  8. Securing Windows 8 Desktops
    1. Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
    2. Implementing GPOs
    3. Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
    4. Configuring User Account Control
    5. Lab: Implementing Local GPOs
      1. Creating Multiple Local GPOs
      2. Testing the Application of the Local GPOs
    6. Lab: Securing Data
      1. Protecting Files with EFS
    7. Lab: Configuring and Testing UAC
      1. Modifying UAC Prompts
  9. Configuring Applications
    1. Install and Configure Applications
    2. Managing Apps from the Windows Store
    3. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
    4. Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise
    5. Lab: Configuring Internet Explorer Security
      1. Configuring Internet Explorer
    6. Lab: Configuring AppLocker
      1. Configuring AppLocker Rules
      2. Testing the AppLocker Rules
  10. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers
    1. Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8
    2. Managing the Reliability of Windows 8
    3. Managing Windows 8 Updates
    4. Lab: Optimizing Windows 8 Performance
      1. Creating a Performance Baseline
      2. Introducing Additional Workload
      3. Measuring System Responsiveness Under Load
    5. Lab: Maintaining Windows Updates
      1. Configuring Windows Update
  11. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
    1. Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
    2. Configuring VPN Access
    3. Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
    4. Overview of DirectAccess
    5. Lab: Configuring a Power Plan
      1. Creating and Configuring a New Power Plan
    6. Lab: Implementing a VPN Connection
      1. Creating and Testing a VPN Connection
    7. Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop
      1. Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection
  12. Implementing Hyper-V
    1. Overview of Hyper-V
    2. Creating Virtual Machines
    3. Managing Virtual Hard Disks
    4. Managing Snapshots
  13. Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8
    1. Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
    2. Recovery Options in Windows 8
    3. Lab: Recovering Windows 8
      1. Exploring Windows 8 Recovery Options
      2. Introducing a Simulated Problem
      3. Resolving the Problem
  14. Using Windows PowerShell
    1. Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
    2. Windows PowerShell Remoting
    3. Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

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