Configuring Windows 8.1

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 in this five-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 customise Windows 8.1 Operating Systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains, cloud services, migrate and synchronise settings across multiple devices.

In addition, you will learn how to implement mobile security and customise 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 optimise 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.

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
  • Optimise 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

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 organisations. Students who seek certification in exam 70-687: Windows 8.1 Configuring, will also benefit from this course.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • 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 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) components: Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE), Windows System Image Manager (SIM), Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), ImageX, User State Migration Tool (USMT) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) concepts and fundamentals) but no actual prerequisite skills with the specific tools are assumed

All our public scheduled training courses offer delegates the following facilities which are all included at no extra cost: 

  • Mini Continental Breakfast, with a choice of Croissants, Pastries, Cereals, Juices, and of course Tea and Coffee
  • Buffet Lunch
  • A Selection of Soft Beverages are available throughout the Training Day
  • Full Course Manual (Official Curriculum Courseware for Technical Courses where Designated)
  • Course Exercise Files on CD\DVD or Online
  • Course Stationery Pack (Pen, Pencil and Paper)
  • Course Certificate (Vendor Accredited where Designated)
  • FREE Internet Access during your visit (Wi-Fi as Available)

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Course Details:

Duration: 5 Days
Delivery: Instructor led
Type: Course
Setting: Classroom
Language: English
Audience: IT Professionals
Code: MS20687
Exam: 70-687
Level: 200

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