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MS20687 - Configuring Windows® 8.1 (MS20687 )

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
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  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

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 cmdlets. 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.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. This course is also intended to provide foundation configuration skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations. Students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8.1 Configuring exam will also benefit from this course.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

Course Objectives

After completing this 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.
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Course Content

Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network EnvironmentThis module describes solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment. Students will identify how to use Windows 8.1 features and related solutions to support intranet, Internet and non-domain joined Windows 8.1 clients. They will also learn how to identify changes to the Windows 8.1 user interface and perform customizations of the desktop and Start screenLessons

  • Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Overview of Windows 8.1
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage Windows 8.1 in an enterprise environment.
  • Describe Windows 8.1.

Module 2: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1This module describes how to identify hardware, software, and infrastructure readiness for installing and deploying Windows 8.1, and also describes the different options for installing Windows 8.1 on a computer. It also explains how students can customize a Windows 8.1 image file and deploy it using appropriate installation tools. This module also describes the methods students can use to manage volume activation in Windows 8.1.Lessons

  • Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
  • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Customizing and Preparing an Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1

Lab : Installing Windows 8.1Lab : Customizing and Capturing a Windows 8.1 ImageLab : Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Prepare to install and deploy Windows 8.1.
  • Install Windows 8.1.
  • Customize and prepare an image for deployment.
  • Describe volume activation for Windows 8.1.

Module 3: Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1This module describes how to manage profiles and user state between Windows devices. Students will learn about managing user accounts and profiles in Windows 8.1, configuring User State Virtualization using Microsoft UE-V and Windows 8.1, and migrating user state and settings when migrating to Windows 8.1.Lessons

  • Managing User Accounts and Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualization
  • Migrating User State and Settings

Lab : Configuring Profiles and User State VirtualizationLab : Migrating User State by Using USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage user accounts and profiles.
  • Configure User State Virtualization.
  • Migrate user state and settings.

Module 4: Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1This module explains how to determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings. It describes tools used for local and remote management of Windows 8.1, and the use of Group Policy and Windows PowerShell in managing Windows 8.1 settings.Lessons

  • Tools Used to Perform Local and Remote Management of Windows 8.1
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Configure and Manage Windows 8.1
  • Using Group Policy for Management

Lab : Using Management Tools to Configure Windows 8.1 Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the tools to use for local and remote management of Windows 8.1.
  • Use Windows PowerShell to configure and manage Windows 8.1.
  • Use Group Policy for management.

Module 5: Managing Disks and Device Drivers

This module explains how to configure, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system. It also explains how to manage virtual hard disks in the Windows 8.1 file system.

Lessons

  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Working with Virtual Hard Disks
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Lab : Managing DisksLab : Configuring Device Drivers

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage disks, partitions, and volumes.
  • Maintain disks, partitions, and volumes.
  • Work with virtual hard disks.
  • Install and configure device drivers.

Module 6: Configuring Network ConnectivityThis module explains how to configure network connectivity using IPv4 and IPv6. It also describes how to implement automatic IP address allocation and name resolution.Lessons

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

Lab : Configuring a Network ConnectionLab : Resolving Network Connectivity Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure IPv4 network connectivity.
  • Configure IPv6 network connectivity.
  • Implement automatic IP address allocation.
  • Implement name resolution.
  • Implement wireless network connectivity.

Module 7: Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined and Non-Domain Joined Devices

This module explains how to configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined devices. It also explains how to configure workplace join for non-domain joined computers, and configure work folders.

Lessons

  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Managing Non-Domain Devices
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders

Lab :Configuring Resource Access for Non-Domain Joined Devices

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure domain access for Windows 8.1 devices.
  • Manage non-domain devices.
  • Configure workplace join.
  • Configure work folders.

Module 8: Implementing Network Security

This module explains how to secure network connections by implementing Windows 8.1 technologies. It explains how to configure Windows firewall, Windows SmartScreen, and Windows Defender. It also explains how to implement connection security rules to secure network traffic.

Lessons

  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic
  • Guarding Against Malware

Lab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall RulesLab : Configuring IPsec RulesLab : Configuring Malware Protection

Course ID: MS20687


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