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MOC 20687 - Configuring Windows 8.1

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who have knowledge and experience administering Windows PCs and devices in a domain environment with managed access to the Internet. You will learn the skills you need to administer Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment and also provide secure, managed access to users from their non-domain joined Windows devices. You will learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate and synchronize settings across multiple devices. In addition, you will learn how to implement mobile security and customize configurations using Windows management tools including Group Policy and Windows PowerShell.You will also learn how to configure user settings and profiles, local and remote network connectivity, Client Hyper-V, virtual apps, and Internet Explorer 11. Finally, you will learn how to optimize security and provide controlled access from Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to specified resources through Workplace Join services and Work Folders. This course is also designed to prepare certification candidates for Exam 70-687, Configuring Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2..

  • Learn to describe solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Learn to determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
  • Learn to manage profiles and user state between Windows devices.
  • Learn to determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings.
  • Learn to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
  • Learn to configure network connectivity.
  • Learn to configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined PCs and devices.
  • Learn to implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Learn to configure file, folder, and printer access.
  • Learn to implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Learn to configure and control desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and virtual apps.
  • Learn to optimize and maintain Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Learn to configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
  • Learn to determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
  • Learn to describe and configure Client Hyper-V.
  • At least two years of experience in the IT field .
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
  • Understanding of the certificate security and working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.
  • Basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Basic awareness of Windows deployment tools (Windows ADK components: Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals) but no actual prerequisite skills with the specific tools are assumed .
  1. Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
    1. Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
    2. Overview of Windows 8.1
  2. Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
    1. Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
    2. Installing Windows 8.1
    3. Customizing and Preparing a Windows 8.1 Image for Deployment
    4. Volume Activation for Windows 8.1
    5. Lab : Installing Windows 8.1
      1. Planning to install Windows 8.1
      2. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1
    6. Lab : Customizing and Capturing a Windows 8.1 Image
      1. Creating an Answer File and Performing an Unattended Windows 8.1 Installation
      2. Viewing Install.wim Information and Capturing a Windows 8.1 Image
    7. Lab : Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image
      1. Performing Offline Servicing and Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image
  3. Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
    1. Tools Used to Perform Local and Remote Management of Windows 8.1
    2. Using Windows PowerShell to Configure and Manage Windows 8.1
    3. Using Group Policy to Manage Windows 8.1
    4. Lab : Using Management Tools to Configure Windows 8.1 Settings
      1. Planning Management of Windows 8.1 Computers
      2. Managing Windows 8.1 by Using Group Policy
      3. Implementing Windows PowerShell Remoting
  4. Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
    1. Managing User Profiles
    2. Configuring User State Virtualization
    3. Migrating User State and Settings
    4. Lab : Configuring Profiles and User State Virtualization
      1. Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
      2. Implementing and Configuring UE-V
    5. Lab : Migrating User State by Using USMT
      1. Creating and Customizing USMT XML Files
      2. Capturing and Restoring User State to a Target Computer
  5. 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 Disk Quotas
      3. Managing Virtual Hard Disks
    6. Lab : Configuring Device Drivers
      1. Installing Device Drivers
      2. Managing Device Drivers
  6. Configuring Network Connectivity
    1. Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
    2. Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
    3. Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
    4. Implementing Name Resolution
    5. Implementing Wireless Network Connectivity
    6. Lab : Configuring a Network Connection
      1. Enabling Automatic IPv4 Configuration
      2. Configuring IPv4 Manually
    7. Lab : Resolving Network Connectivity Issues
      1. Creating a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
      2. Resolving a Network Connectivity Problem
  7. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients
    1. Managing File Access
    2. Managing Shared Folders
    3. Configuring File Compression
    4. Configuring File Access
    5. Managing Printers
    6. Lab : Configuring File Access
      1. Creating a Shared Folder for the Marketing Group
      2. Configuring File and Folder Compression
    7. Lab : Configuring Printers
      1. Creating and Sharing a Local Printer
  8. Implementing Network Security
    1. Overview of Threats to Network Security
    2. Configuring Windows Firewall
    3. Securing Network Traffic by Using IPsec
    4. Guarding Windows 8.1 Against Malware
    5. Lab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
      1. Creating an Inbound Windows Firewall Rule
      2. Creating an Outbound Firewall Rule
    6. Lab : Configuring IPsec Rules
      1. Creating and Configuring IPsec Rules
    7. Lab : Configuring Malware Protection
      1. Configuring Windows Defender
  9. Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined Devices and Devices That Are Not Domain Members
    1. Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
    2. Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members
    3. Configuring Workplace Join
    4. Configuring Work Folders
    5. Lab : Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members
      1. Implementing Workplace Join
      2. Configuring Work Folders
  10. Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
    1. Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
    2. Applying Security Settings by Using Group Policy
    3. Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
    4. Configuring and Testing UAC
    5. Lab : Implementing Local GPOs
      1. Restricting the Use of Registry Editing Tools
    6. Lab : Securing Data by Using BitLocker
      1. Protecting Files with BitLocker
    7. Lab : Configuring and Testing UAC
      1. Modifying UAC Prompts
  11. Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
    1. Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
    2. Managing Windows Store Apps
    3. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
    4. Configuring Application Restrictions
    5. Lab : Configuring Internet Explorer Security
    6. Configuring Internet Explorer
    7. Lab : Configuring AppLocker
    8. Configuring AppLocker Rules
    9. Testing the AppLocker Rules
  12. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
    1. Optimizing Performance in Windows 8.1
    2. Managing the Reliability of Windows 8.1
    3. Managing Software Updates in Windows 8.1
    4. Lab : Optimizing Windows 8.1 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
  13. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
    1. Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
    2. Overview of DirectAccess
    3. Configuring VPN Access
    4. Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
    5. Lab : Configuring a Power Plan
      1. Creating and Configuring a New Power Plan
    6. Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
      1. Configuring DirectAccess
      2. Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
    7. Lab : Implementing Remote Desktop
      1. Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection
  14. Recovering Windows 8.1
    1. Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8.1
    2. Recovery Options in Windows 8.1
    3. Lab : Recovering Windows 8.1
      1. Configuring and Using File History
      2. Exploring Windows 8.1 Recovery Options
      3. Introducing a Simulated Problem
      4. Resolving a Problem
  15. Configuring Client Hyper-V
    1. Overview of Client Hyper-V
    2. Creating Virtual Machines
    3. Managing Virtual Hard Disks
    4. Managing Checkpoints
    5. Lab : Configuring Client Hyper-V
      1. Installing Client Hyper-V
      2. Creating a Virtual Switch, a Virtual Hard Disk, and a Virtual Machine

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