Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

Get detailed instruction and hands-on practice upgrading your configuration and troubleshooting skills from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 in this three-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for experienced IT Professionals who configure and support Windows PCs and devices.

You will learn the new skills you need to support Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. You will learn how to install and customise Windows 8.1 Operating Systems and apps, as well as how to migrate user state and settings. The labs in the course incorporate Windows PowerShell and Group Policy and other Windows management tools. With the increasing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, learn to control access for non-domain joined Windows devices through Workplace Join services and Work Folders.

Additionally, you will learn how to resolve common support issues related to Windows 8.1, including troubleshooting Internet Explorer, recovering BitLocker encrypted drives and optimising performance.

Finally, you will learn about implementing Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. This course also helps candidates prepare for exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment
  • Install Windows 8.1 and upgrade previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1
  • Configure and manage Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy and Windows Intune
  • Implement an application strategy for Windows 8.1
  • Manage non-domain member devices and provide resource access for these devices
  • Secure Windows 8.1 devices by using appropriate tools and technologies
  • Configure remote access for computers running Windows 8.1
  • Monitor and recover Windows 8.1
  • Implement Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who configure and support Windows 7 or Windows 8-based PCs, devices, users and associated network and security resources and who wish to update their skills to Windows 8.1. The audience includes experienced IT Professionals who focus on supporting a broad range of technical issues related to Windows Operating Systems, devices, cloud services, applications, networking and hardware.

A secondary audience for this course includes certification candidates who want to migrate their current credentials to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.1 and have either an existing Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) level certification for Windows 7 and/or an existing MCSA level certification for Windows 8.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Technical knowledge of networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows 7
  • Knowledge of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) components including 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

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: 3 Days
Delivery: Instructor led
Type: Course
Setting: Classroom
Language: English
Audience: IT Professionals
Code: MS20689
Exam: 70-689
Level: 200

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