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Configuring Windows 8.1 (20687)

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About this Course

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 configure or support Windows 8.1 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as a single domain-based or peer-to-peer environment with access to the Internet and cloud services. The IT professional could be a consultant, 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. The course is also intended for students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8.1 Configuring exam.

Class Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should have:

  • 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 ADK components: Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals) but no actual prerequisite skills with the specific tools are assumed

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, you 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.

Outline: Configuring Windows 8.1 (20687)

Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Overview of Windows 8.1
Module 2: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
  • Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
  • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Customizing and Preparing a Windows 8.1 Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1
Module 3: Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
  • 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 to Manage Windows 8.1
Module 4: Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
  • Managing User Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualization
  • Migrating User State and Settings
Module 5: Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  • Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
  • Working with Virtual Hard Disks
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
Module 6: Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing Name Resolution
  • Implementing Wireless Network Connectivity
Module 7: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients
  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Configuring File Access
  • Managing Printers
Module 8: Implementing Network Security
  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic by Using IPsec
  • Guarding Windows 8.1 Against Malware
Module 9: Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined Devices and Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders
Module 10: Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
  • Applying Security Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring and Testing UAC
Module 11: Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
  • Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions
Module 12: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Optimizing Performance in Windows 8.1
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8.1
  • Managing Software Updates in Windows 8.1
Module 13: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  • Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
Module 14: Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8.1
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8.1
Module 15: Configuring Client Hyper-V
  • Overview of Client Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Checkpoints
Labs
  • Planning to install Windows 8.1
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1
  • Creating an Answer File and Performing an Unattended Windows 8.1 Installation
  • Viewing Install.wim Information and Capturing a Windows 8.1 Image
  • Performing Offline Servicing and Deploying a Windows 8.1 Image
  • Planning Management of Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Managing Windows 8.1 by Using Group Policy
  • Implementing Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Implementing and Configuring UE-V
  • Creating and Customizing USMT XML Files
  • Capturing and Restoring User State to a Target Computer
  • Creating Volumes
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Installing Device Drivers
  • Managing Device Drivers
  • Enabling Automatic IPv4 Configuration
  • Configuring IPv4 Manually
  • Creating a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
  • Resolving a Network Connectivity Problem
  • Creating a Shared Folder for the Marketing Group
  • Configuring File and Folder Compression
  • Creating and Sharing a Local Printer
  • Creating an Inbound Windows Firewall Rule
  • Creating an Outbound Firewall Rule
  • Creating and Configuring IPsec Rules
  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Implementing Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Restricting the Use of Registry Editing Tools
  • Protecting Files with BitLocker
  • Modifying UAC Prompts
  • Configuring Internet Explorer
  • Configuring AppLocker Rules
  • Testing the AppLocker Rules
  • Creating a Performance Baseline
  • Introducing Additional Workload
  • Measuring System Responsiveness Under Load
  • Configuring Windows Update
  • Creating and Configuring a New Power Plan
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
  • Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection
  • Configuring and Using File History
  • Exploring Windows 8.1 Recovery Options
  • Introducing a Simulated Problem
  • Resolving a Problem
  • Installing Client Hyper-V
  • Creating a Virtual Switch, a Virtual Hard Disk, and a Virtual Machine
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Duration 5 days

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Duration 5 days

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