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MCSA: Windows 8

  • 1 x Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8  
  • 1 x Microsoft 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8  
Course Outline

Microsoft Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8
Course Outline

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

  • Introducing Darin Sutton
  • Course Outline
  • Student Prerequisites
  • Certification Tracks
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 2: Microsoft Windows 8 Course

  • Demonstration Example
  • Building an Environment
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 3: New Features in Windows 8

  • Login Options
  • PC Settings
  • Default Metro Desktop and Apps
  • Installing Apps from the App Store
  • Searching Metro Desktop
  • Sky Drive and Internet Explorer 10
  • Non-Metro Desktop
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 4: Installing Windows 8

  • Editions and Architectures
  • Hardware Minimum Requirements
  • Upgrade Advisor and Migration Limitations
  • Installation Options and Types
  • Performing a Clean Installation
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 5: Upgrading or Migrating

  • Upgrade and Migration Limitations
  • Key Steps for Upgrading
  • Upgrading Windows 7 to 8
  • Key Steps for Migrating
  • Windows Easy Transfer
  • User State Migration Tool
  • Summary
  • Migration Backup
  • Windows 8 Migration
  • Automation
  • Activating Windows 8
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 6: Managing Images and Disks

  • Installation via Image
  • Imaging Disk Tools
  • Image Management Demo
  • Disk Partitions and Volumes
  • Disk Management
  • Virtual Hard Disks
  • Virtual Hard Disk Capabilities
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 7: Managing Devices and Drivers

  • Device Drivers 101
  • Driver Installation
  • Device Management
  • Management and Maintenance
  • Signed Drivers
  • Verifying Signed Drivers
  • Driver Staging
  • Installing PNP Utility
  • Troubleshooting
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 8: Network Configuration

  • Network Basics
  • IPv4 Basics
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv4 Subnetting
  • Network Adapter Settings
  • Configuring Network Settings
  • Using the Command Line
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 9: Network Configuration IPv6

  • Protocol Migration from IPv4 to IPv6
  • IPv6 Basics
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Simplification
  • IPv6 Network Settings
  • Using the Command Line
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 10: Network Wireless

  • Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Basics and Broadband
  • Wireless Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Wireless Devices
  • Network Adapter Settings
  • Wireless Adapter Network Settings
  • Network Security
  • Location Aware Printing
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 11: Network Troubleshooting

  • Wireless Signal
  • Confirming the IP Address
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Troubleshooting Wireless
  • Small Steps
  • Troubleshooting Demonstration

Chapter 12: Windows 8 Mobility

  • Power Configuration
  • Mobility Center
  • Power and Mobility
  • Bit Locker To Go
  • Using Bit Locker To Go
  • Windows To Go
  • Transparent Caching and Offline Files
  • Location Aware Printing

Chapter 13: Local Security

  • Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • User Access Control
  • Run As Command
  • Elevated Permissions and UAC
  • Credentials Manager
  • Managing Credentials
  • Windows Updates
  • MSMBA
  • Windows Defender
  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 14: Network and Remote Security

  • Network Security 101
  • Layered Defence
  • Area Of Concern
  • PowerShell
  • WinRM
  • Overview of PowerShell ISE
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Assistance
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 15: Application Management

  • Desktop Applications
  • Windows Store Applications
  • Visiting Windows Store Applications
  • App Locker
  • App Locker Policies and Rules
  • Summary
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 16: Internet Explorer 10

  • Compatibility View
  • In Private Browsing
  • In Private Filtering
  • Smart Screen Filtering
  • Internet Explorer in Windows 8

Chapter 17: File and Folder Configuration

  • NTFS Permissions
  • File and Folder Permissions
  • File and Folder Rights
  • EFS and Bit Locker
  • Windows Data Center and Sky Drive
  • Storing Data Using Sky Drive
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 18: VPN and VPN Reconnect

  • What is a VPN?
  • Methods or Protocols for Connection
  • VPN Components
  • VPN Server Configuration
  • VPN Reconnect
  • CMAK
  • VPN Client Side Configuration
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 19: Direct Access

  • What is Direct Access?
  • Features
  • Parts
  • Network Access Services Overview
  • Name Resolution Policy Table
  • Connecting Internally
  • Connecting Externally
  • Direct Access Scenario
  • Direct Access Installation Requirements
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 20: Branch Cache

  • What Is Branch Cache?
  • Different Modes
  • Managing Branch Cache
  • Monitoring Brach Cache
  • Activating Branch Cache
  • Branch Cache New Features
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 21: Monitoring Windows 8

  • Task Manager
  • Windows Experience
  • Event Logs
  • Monitoring Basics
  • Performance Monitor
  • Data Collector Sets
  • Monitoring Windows 8
  • Resource and Reliability Monitor
  • Resource and Reliability Monitor Demo
  • Memory and Network Diagnostics
  • Problems Steps Recorder
  • Problems Steps Reporter
  • Diagnostic and Monitoring Tools Demo
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 22: Windows 8 Performance

  • Mobile Performance
  • Desktop Performance
  • Network Performance
  • Performance Optimization
  • Performance Tools
  • Hard Drive Disks
  • Memory
  • Hardware Performance Optimization
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 23: Backup and Recovery

  • File History
  • Backup
  • Backing Up Data
  • Restore
  • Performing a System Restore
  • Chapter Review

Chapter 24: Certification Preparation

  • MS Website Exam Overview
  • Instant Expert
  • Microsoft Official Curriculum
  • Study Recommendations
  • Exam Preparation

Microsoft Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
Course Outline

Module 1

  • Course Introduction
  • Instructor Info
  • Course Overview
  • Audience Profile and Prerequisites
  • Certification Overview
  • Chapter Review

Module 2

  • Windows 8 Course
  • Lab Setup
  • Server and Clients and Presentation Types

Module 3

  • Windows 8 Designing Installation Strategy
  • Windows 8 Editions
  • Windows 8 Requirements
  • Upgrade and Migration Limitations
  • Windows 8 Installation Option Types
  • Additional Considerations
  • Tools
  • System Image Manager
  • Activating Windows 8
  • Chapter Review

Module 4

  • Windows 8 Installation Strategy
  • Installation Basics
  • Installation Via Image
  • Image Tools
  • DISM Image Management
  • Disk Management
  • Virtual Hard Disks
  • System Cloning
  • Chapter Review

Module 5

  • Windows 8 Installation Alternatives: Virtual and Portable
  • Installation Alternatives
  • Remote Desktop Services RDS
  • Client Hyper V
  • VDI
  • Windows to GO
  • Dual Boot
  • Boot to VHD
  • Configuring Boot to VHD
  • Chapter Review

Module 6

  • Windows 8 Installation Via Migration
  • Migration Basics
  • Upgrade and Migration Limitations
  • Key Steps to Upgrade and Migration
  • Profiles
  • Windows 8 Installation Migration Profile Options
  • Windows Easy Transfer (WET)
  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • USMT Scan and Load State
  • Chapter Review

Module 7

  • Windows 8 Installation and Management Tools
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Administration Tools
  • Server Tools
  • Deployment Tools
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Remoting Tools
  • Group Policy Object
  • Scripting
  • Enterprise Management
  • Task Manager Tool
  • Computer Management Tool
  • Performance Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Windows PowerShell
  • PowerShell ISE
  • Chapter Review

Module 8

  • Windows 8 Networking 101
  • Networks Defined
  • Network Protocols
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Network Access Protection
  • Networking Demonstration
  • Chapter Review

Module 9

  • Windows 8 Networking IPv4
  • IPv4 Basics
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv4 Subnetting
  • Network (Adapter) Settings
  • Subnet Calculators
  • Chapter Review

Module 10

  • Windows 8 Networking IPv6
  • Protocol Migration from IPv4 to IPv6
  • IPv6 Basics
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IP Tools
  • IPv6 Network Settings Details
  • IPv6 Calculator
  • Chapter Review

Module 11

  • Windows 8 Networking VPN
  • Virtual Private Network
  • VPN Types
  • Methods or Protocols for Connection
  • VPN Creation and Configuration
  • VPN Reconnect
  • Additional Components
  • Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)
  • Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 12

  • Windows 8 Networking Direct Access
  • What is Direct Access?
  • DA Features
  • DA Server and Client Side Parts
  • Name Resolution Policy Table
  • Network Connectivity: Internally and Externally
  • DA Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 13

  • Windows 8 Security, Network and Local
  • Network Security 101
  • Layered Defense and Areas of Concern
  • Firewall
  • User Access Control and Elevated Permissions
  • windows 8 Security Features
  • Local Security Groups and Credential Manager
  • Windows Updates
  • MBSA and Windows Defender
  • Chapter Review

Module 14

  • Windows 8 Security
  • AAA Security
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Accounting
  • Types of Authentication
  • Windows Secure Log in
  • Security Principals
  • Domain Access
  • Domain Accounts
  • Chapter Review

Module 15

  • Windows 8 Application Deployment
  • Application Basics
  • Group Policy Objects
  • GPO Target and Distribution Point
  • Assign Vs. Publish
  • GPO Drawbacks
  • GPO Application Deployment
  • Remote Applications
  • Delivery Methods
  • App-V
  • App-V Sequencer Basics
  • App Locker
  • Chapter Review

Module 16

  • Windows 8 Application Deployment
  • Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Service
  • Cloud Application Solutions
  • Cloud Storage
  • Cloud Service Concerns
  • SkyDrive
  • Windows Applications and Windows App Store
  • Sideloading Applications
  • Windows Store
  • Office 365
  • Chapter Review

Module 17

  • Windows 8 Application Compatibility
  • Application Compatibility Basics
  • OS Migration
  • Permission Issues
  • Windows Tools
  • ACT 6.0
  • Hyper-V
  • SHIM
  • App Compatibility
  • Chapter Review

Module 18

  • Windows 8 User Profiles
  • Profiles
  • Mobile Strategy
  • Folder Redirection
  • Roaming Tweaks
  • Primary Computer
  • Roaming Profile and Folder Redirection Setup
  • Offline Files
  • User Experience Virtualization
  • User Experience Virtualization Components
  • User Experience Virtualization Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 19

  • Windows 8 Intune 101
  • Intune Deployment Basics
  • Intune Client
  • Intune Grouping
  • Software and Packages
  • Intune Deployment
  • Intune Client Side Installation
  • Intune User Side Installation
  • Chapter Review

Module 20

  • Windows 8 Intune Mobile Device Management
  • Mobile Device Management Basics
  • Exchange Active Sync
  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Intune Client and Groups
  • Intune MDM Management
  • Creating Intune Users
  • Chapter Review

Module 21

  • Intune Updates, Endpoint and Software
  • Deploy Software and Updates
  • Software and Packages
  • Deployment
  • Endpoint Protection
  • EP Security, Updates and Software
  • Intune Policy Creation and Deployment
  • Intune Update Configuration
  • Intune Installing and Deploying Software
  • Chapter Review

Module 22

  • Window 8 Files and Storage
  • NTFS and File/Folder Permissions
  • EFS and BitLocker
  • Windows Data Sync Center
  • Storage Spaces
  • Branch Cache
  • SkyDrive
  • Creating a Storage Space
  • Chapter Review

Module 23

  • Windows 8 Backup and Recovery
  • File History
  • Backup
  • Windows 8 Backup
  • System Image and System Repair Disk
  • Restore
  • Windows Boot Manager
  • Windows RE
  • Advanced Booting Options
  • Full System Restore
  • BCD Store
  • PC Refresh and PC Reset
  • Windows 8 Restore
  • Windows 8 Restore Tools
  • Chapter Review
  • Course Review
  • Certification Overview
  • Exam Preparation

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