Overview

The 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 online training 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.

Course Instructor: Will Panek

Course Outline

01. Module 1: Installing Windows 8

  • Preparing to Install Windows 8
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Automating the Installation of Windows 8
  • Activating Windows 8

02. Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

  • Upgrading to Windows 8
  • Migrating to Windows 8
  • Migrating User Data and Settings

03. Module 3: Managing Disks and Device Drivers

  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs)
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

04. Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

05. Module 5: Implementing Wireless Network Connections

  • Wireless Networks
  • Implementing a Wireless Network

06. Module 6: Implementing Network Security

  • Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic
  • Configuring Windows Defender

07. Module 7: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients

  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printers
  • SkyDrive

08. Module 8: Securing Windows 8 Desktops

  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects
  • Securing Data with Encrypting File System and BitLocker
  • Configuring User Account Control

09. Module 9: Configuring Applications

  • Installing and Configuring Applications
  • Managing Applications from the Windows Store
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

10. Module 10: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers

  • Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8
  • Managing Windows 8 Updates

11. Module 11: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • DirectAccess

12. Module 12: Implementing Hyper-V

  • Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Snapshots

13. Module 13: Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8

  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8

14. Module 14: Using Windows PowerShell

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Describe solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
    • Determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
    • Manage profiles and user state between Windows devices.
    • Determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings.
    • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
    • Configure network connectivity.
    • Configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined PCs and devices.
    • Implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
    • Configure file, folder, and printer access.
    • Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
    • Configure and control desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and virtual apps.
    • Optimize and maintain Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
    • Configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
    • Determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
    • Describe and configure Client Hyper-V.