Configuring MicroSoft Windows 8

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Course Overview

The Configuring Windows 8 Training course provides provides participants hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Participants will learn to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn to manage available disk space by using quotas. Participants will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues. This course describes on how to configure networking to include IPv4, IPv6, connect to wireless networks, and use the networking features included in Windows 8 to troubleshoot networking issues. Participants will also learn preventive measures and tools that work together to protect their computers from security threats. The course then covers the features related to file and folder management, which include setting permissions, file/folder compression, and configuring shared folders. Participants will also learn about installing and managing printers. Additionally, the course provides an overview of the SkyDrive functionality, and describes the procedures to install and configure applications, including Windows Store apps. The course also examines the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment in Windows 8. Participants will learn about features such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess, which provide mobile users access to internal resources when the users are out of the office. Those intending to appear for the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam will also benefit from attendance at this course. Throughout the course, Participants will use Windows PowerShell 3.0, and its graphical user interface (GUI) to configure and manage the system. Participants will also use the scripting editor to create and examine PowerShell scripts used to manage the system.

Course Content

Installing Windows 8

  • Introducing Windows 8
  • Preparing to Install Windows 8
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Automating the Installation of Windows 8
  • Activating Windows 8

Lab : 

  • Installing Windows 8
  • Planning to Install Windows 8
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 8

Lab : 

  • Performing an Unattended Installation of Windows 8
  • Configuring an Answer File
  • Using an Answer File to Install Windows 8

Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

  • Upgrading to Windows 8
  • Migrating to Windows 8
  • Migrating User Data and Settings

Lab : 

  • Migrating to Windows 8
  • Backing Up Important User Data and Settings
  • Restoring User Data and Settings to a Target Computer
  • Verifying Successful Migration of User Data and Settings

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

Lab : 

  • Managing Disks
  • Creating Volumes
  • Configuring Quotas
  • Working with VHDs

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  • Configuring Device Drivers
  • Installing Device Drivers
  • Managing Device Drivers

Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Lab : 

  • Configuring Network Connection
  • Enabling Automatic IPv4 Configuration
  • Configuring IPv4 Manually

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  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
  • Creating a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
  • Resolving a Network Connectivity Problem

Implementing Wireless Network Connections

  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Implementing a Wireless Network

Lab : 

  • Planning the Implementation of Wireless Network Connections
  • Planning a Wireless Network
  • Determining the Cause of Wireless Network Problems
  • Configuring a Wireless Network Policy

Implementing Network Security

  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic
  • Configuring Windows Defender

Lab : 

  • Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
  • Creating an Inbound Firewall Rule
  • Creating An Outbound Firewall Rule

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  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Creating and Configuring Connection Security Rules

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  • Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
  • Configuring Windows Defender

Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients

  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printers
  • Overview of SkyDrive

Lab : 

  • Configuring File Access
  • Creating a Shared Folder for All Users
  • Creating a Shared folder for the Marketing Group

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  • Configuring Printers
  • Creating and Sharing a Local Printer

Securing Windows 8 Desktops

  • Creating and Sharing a Local Printer

Lab : 

  • Implementing Local Group Policy Objects
  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring User Account Control

Lab : 

  • Securing Data
  • Creating Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
  • Testing the Application of the Local Group Policy Objects
  • Lab : Configuring and Testing UAC
  • Protecting Files with EFS

Configuring Applications

  • Modifying UAC Prompts

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  • Configuring Internet Explorer Security
  • Install and Configure Applications
  • Managing Apps from the Windows Store
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

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  • Configuring AppLocker
  • Configuring AppLocker Rules
  • Testing the AppLocker Rules

Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers

  • Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8
  • Managing Windows 8 Updates

Lab : 

  • Optimizing Windows 8 Performance
  • Creating a Performance Baseline
  • Introducing Additional Workload
  • Measuring System Responsiveness Under Load

Lab : 

  • Maintaining Windows Updates
  • Configuring Windows Update

Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • Overview of DirectAccess

Lab : 

  • Configuring a Power Plan
  • Creating and Configuring a New Power Plan

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  • Implementing a VPN Connection
  • Creating and Testing a VPN Connection

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  • Implementing Remote Desktop
  • Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection

Implementing Hyper-V

  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Snapshots

Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8

  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8

Lab : 

  • Recovering Windows 8
  • Exploring Windows 8 Recovery Options
  • Introducing a Simulated Problem
  • Resolving the Problem

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