The 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 online training course teaches students how to plan and implement the installation, management, and maintenance of Windows 8.1. Develop your knowledge and skills in Windows 8.1 installation methods, local and remote management using bundled tools, policy and Windows PowerShell, user authentication, Windows Store and desktop apps, and mobile device management with Windows Intune.

Course Instructor: Will Panek

Course Outline

01. Module 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8.1

  • Local and Remote Management of Windows 8.1
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Management
  • Using Group Policy for Management
  • Additional Tools for Managing Windows 8.1

02. Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy

  • Determining a Deployment Strategy for Windows 8.1
  • Planning a Migration Strategy for Windows 8.1
  • Planning and Implementing Additional Windows 8 Deployment Methods
  • Planning for Operating System Virtualization

03. Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8.1

  • User Authentication
  • Domain-Based Security

04. Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity

  • Planning IPv4 Addressing
  • Planning IPv6 Addressing
  • Wire Network Connectivity
  • Planning Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall

05. Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8.1

  • Planning Application Deployment
  • Sideloading a Windows Store App
  • Managing Windows Store Apps

06. Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings

  • Managing User Profiles
  • UE-V
  • Deploying and Using UE-V

07. Module 7: Planning for and Configuring Cloud Services

  • Cloud Services
  • Office 365

08. Module 8: Planning and Implementing Windows Intune

  • Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Basic Windows Intune Administration

09. Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune

  • Working with Policies and Updates
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune

10. Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Services

  • Managing Local Storage
  • Planning Access to File Shares
  • Planning File Caching
  • Planning, Installing, and Configuring Printing

11. Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8.1

  • Planning Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker

12. Module 12: Planning and Implementing Endpoint Security

  • Planning an Update Strategy
  • Implementing Virus and Malware Protection
  • Implementing AppLocker

13. Module 13: Planning and Implementing Extranet Connectivity

  • Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8.1
  • Planning Direct Access for Windows 8.1
  • Managing Mobile Devices

14. Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution

  • Windows 8.1 Boot Process
  • Repairing Stability Issues in Windows 8.1
  • Planning User Data Recovery for Windows 8.1

Skills Learned

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

  • Plan and implement local and remote management methods
  • Plan and implement Windows 8.1 installation methods
  • Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity
  • Implement encryption and maintain endpoint security
  • Manage user settings, profiles, file resources and print resources
  • Manage and maintain remote access and extranet connectivity
  • Manage and maintain Windows Store apps and desktop apps
  • Configure cloud services and manage Windows 8.1 clients with Windows Intune
  • Plan and implement Windows 8.1 recovery solutions