70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 eLearning


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Course Description:

The 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 online training 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. 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.







Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Windows 8

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

Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

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

Module 3: Managing Disks and Device Drivers

Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs)
Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections

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

Module 5: Implementing Wireless Network Connections

Wireless Networks
Implementing a Wireless Network

Module 6: Implementing Network Security

Threats to Network Security
Configuring Windows Firewall
Securing Network Traffic
Configuring Windows Defender

Module 7: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients

Managing File Access
Managing Shared Folders
Configuring File Compression
Managing Printers

Module 8: Securing Windows 8 Desktops

Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
Implementing Group Policy Objects
Securing Data with Encrypting File System and BitLocker
Configuring User Account Control

Module 9: Configuring Applications

Installing and Configuring Applications
Managing Applications from the Windows Store
Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

Module 10: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers

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

Module 11: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
Configuring VPN Access
Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance

Module 12: Implementing Hyper-V

Creating Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Hard Disks
Managing Snapshots

Module 13: Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8

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

Module 14: Using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell 3.0
Windows PowerShell Remoting
Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Skills Learned

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.

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. This course is also intended to provide foundation configuration skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations.


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

Hands-On Labs

1. Install Windows 8
2. Perform an Unattended Installation of Windows 8
3. Migrate to Windows 8
4. Manage Disks
5.: Configure Device Drivers
6. Configure Network Connection
7. Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
8. Plan the Implementation of Wireless Network Connections
9. Configure Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
10. Create and Configure Connection Security Rules
11. Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
12. Configure File Access
13. Configure Printers
14. Implement Local Group Policy Objects
15. Secure Data
16. Configure and Test User Account Control (UAC)
17. Configure Internet Explorer Security
18. Configure AppLocker
19. Optimize Windows 8 Performance
20. Maintain Windows Updates
21. Configure a Power Plan
22. Implement a VPN Connection
23. Implement Remote Desktop
24. Recover Windows 8


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  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
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