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Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8

Course Description

15.49 Hours

71 Videos

This course is preparation for the Microsoft 70-687 Configuring Windows 8 certification exam. Candidates for this exam are students seeking to be IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as domain-based or peer-to-peer environments with access to the Internet and cloud services. The IT professional could be a consultant, a full-time desktop support technician, or an IT generalist who administers Windows 8–based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction To Windows
  3. Preparing To Install Windows 8.1
  4. Understanding Deployment Options Part 1
  5. Understanding Deployment Options Part 2
  6. Upgrading To Windows 8.1
  7. Migrating To Windows 8.1
  8. Automating Installations Part 1
  9. Automating Installations Part 2
  10. Automating Installations Part 3
  11. Windows Activation

Module 2: Enterprise Management in Windows 8.1

  1. Local And Management Tools Part 1
  2. Local And Management Tools Part 2
  3. Using Windows PowerShell To Manage Windows 8.1 Part 1
  4. Using Windows PowerShell To Manage Windows 8.1 Part 2
  5. Using Windows PowerShell To Manage Windows 8.1 Part 3
  6. Using Group Policy To Manage Windows 8.1

Module 3: Managing User Settings

  1. Managing User Profiles
  2. User State Virtualization
  3. User Profile Migration

Module 4: Configuring Hardware Access

  1. Managing And Maintaining HardDisk Drives Part 1
  2. Managing And Maintaining HardDisk Drives Part 2
  3. Working With Device Drivers

Module 5: Configuring Networking

  1. Configuring IPv4 Part 1
  2. Configuring IPv4 Part 2
  3. Configuring IPv4 Part 3
  4. Configuring IPv6
  5. Managing Name Resolution
  6. Configuring Wireless Connections
  7. Troubleshooting Network Connections

Module 6: Configuring Resource Access

  1. Configuring Network Access
  2. Managing File Access With NTFS
  3. Managing Shared Folders
  4. Configure And Manage Printers
  5. Providing Access To Non-Domain Devices
  6. Planning To Use One Drive

Module 7: Configuring Applications

  1. Installing And Configuring Applications
  2. Managing Apps From The Windows Store
  3. Controlling Desktop Applications
  4. Manage Internet Explorer
  5. Using Virtualisation To Support Applications

Module 8: Managing Security in Windows 8.1

  1. Overview Of Network Security
  2. Managing The Windows Firewall
  3. Malware Protection
  4. Configuring Data Security
  5. User Account Control

Module 9: Optimizing and Recovering Windows 8.1

  1. Performance Monitoring And Optimization
  2. Managing And Troubleshooting Reliability
  3. Troubleshooting With Event Viewer
  4. Managing Windows Updates
  5. Backing Up Data
  6. Recovery Options

Module 10: Mobile Computing With Windows 8.1

  1. Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  2. Configuring VPNs
  3. Overview Of Direct Access
  4. Conclusion

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