70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 eLearning


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Course Description:

The 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 online training course teaches students how to plan and implement the installation, management, and maintenance of Windows 8.1. Develop your knowledge and skills in Windows 8.1 installation methods, local and remote management using bundled tools, policy and Windows PowerShell, user authentication, Windows Store and desktop apps, and mobile device management with Windows Intune.

This online training course assists you in preparation for Exam 688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1.

Exam Number: 70-688







Course Outline

Module 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8.1

Local and Remote Management of Windows 8.1
Using Windows PowerShell for Management
Using Group Policy for Management
Additional Tools for Managing Windows 8.1

Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy

Determining a Deployment Strategy for Windows 8.1
Planning a Migration Strategy for Windows 8.1
Planning and Implementing Additional Windows 8 Deployment Methods
Planning for Operating System Virtualization

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8.1

User Authentication
Domain-Based Security

Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity

Planning IPv4 Addressing
Planning IPv6 Addressing
Wire Network Connectivity
Planning Wireless Network Connectivity
Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall

Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8.1

Planning Application Deployment
Sideloading a Windows Store App
Managing Windows Store Apps

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings

Managing User Profiles
Deploying and Using UE-V

Module 7: Planning for and Configuring Cloud Services

Cloud Services
Office 365

Module 8: Planning and Implementing Windows Intune

Windows Intune
Deploying Windows Intune Clients
Basic Windows Intune Administration

Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune

Working with Policies and Updates
Deploying Software with Windows Intune

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Services

Managing Local Storage
Planning Access to File Shares
Planning File Caching
Planning, Installing, and Configuring Printing

Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8.1

Planning Encrypting File System (EFS)
Planning and Implementing BitLocker

Module 12: Planning and Implementing Endpoint Security

Planning an Update Strategy
Implementing Virus and Malware Protection
Implementing AppLocker

Module 13: Planning and Implementing Extranet Connectivity

Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8.1
Planning Direct Access for Windows 8.1
Managing Mobile Devices

Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution

Windows 8.1 Boot Process
Repairing Stability Issues in Windows 8.1
Planning User Data Recovery for Windows 8.1

Skills Learned

Plan and implement local and remote management methods
Plan and implement Windows 8.1 installation methods
Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity
Implement encryption and maintain endpoint security
Manage user settings, profiles, file resources and print resources
Manage and maintain remote access and extranet connectivity
Manage and maintain Windows Store apps and desktop apps
Configure cloud services and manage Windows 8.1 clients with Windows Intune
Plan and implement Windows 8.1 recovery solutions

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended for IT Professionals who administer and support Windows client operating systems and who want to acquire the skills necessary to manage, maintain, and support Windows 8.1 users, devices, applications, and cloud services in a domain environment. This audience includes desktop support technicians, consultants, and IT generalists who have hands-on experience with prior Windows client operating systems, basic configuration skills for Windows 8.1, and basic familiarity with related Windows Server network services in a domain environment. This online training course is also appropriate for candidates preparing for Exam 688, Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.1.


Attendance of the Configuring Windows 8.1 (687) course is recommended
Installing Windows operating systems and updates
Configuring client network connectivity
Installing Windows applications
An understanding of how Windows computers integrate with server computers in a domain environment.

Hands-On Labs

Hands-on Live Labs with Real Gear Hands-on practice so you can apply what you learned.

Install Windows 8
Perform an Unattended Installation of Windows 8
Migrate to Windows 8
Manage Disks
Configure Device Drivers
Configure Network Connection
Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
Plan the Implementation of Wireless Network Connections
Configure Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
Create and Configure Connection Security Rules
Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
Configure File Access
Configure Printers
Implement Local Group Policy Objects
Secure Data
Configure and Test User Account Control (UAC)
Configure Internet Explorer Security
Configure AppLocker
Optimize Windows 8 Performance
Maintain Windows Updates
Configure a Power Plan
Implement a VPN Connection
Implement Remote Desktop
Recover Windows 8


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  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
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