Microsoft - Configuring Windows 8.1

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

7/2/2022 (Monday)

Overview

Get hands-on Windows 8 experience on this accelerated three-day course. Learn how to install, upgrade, and license the latest version of the Windows Client operating system. This course is 40% faster than traditional training.

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Create simple, spanned, and striped volumes to manage storage
  • Optimise file-system performance
  • Use quotas to manage available disk space
  • Install and manage printers
  • Install and configure Windows Store apps

You'll also work with Windows tools and services to troubleshoot performance and reliability issues, and to determine the source. You'll learn how to configure networking to include IPv4 and IPv6. And how to connect to wireless networks, and use the networking features to troubleshoot networking issues.

In addition, you'll learn preventive measures and tools, that work together to protect your computers from security threats. And you'll cover the following features of file and folder management:

  • Setting permissions
  • File/folder compression
  • Configuring shared folders

You'll also gain the fundamental knowledge to work with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment in Windows 8. And 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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Windows 8.1 courses
  2. You'll be Windows 8.1 certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Windows 8.1 trained in record time
  3. Our Windows 8.1 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Windows 8.1 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Windows 8.1 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Windows 8.1 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 110,840 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

Firebrand Training's Microsoft Windows 8 Configuration course is the most effective, efficient way to learn both how to successfully install and configure the latest Windows operating system.

Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment

  • Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Overview of Windows 8.1

Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1

  • Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
  • Installing Windows 8.1
  • Customising and Preparing an Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1

Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1

  • Managing User Accounts and Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualisation
  • Migrating User State and Settings

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 for Management

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

Configuring Network Connectivity

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

Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined and Non-Domain Joined Devices

  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Managing Non-Domain Devices
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders

Implementing Network Security

  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic
  • Guarding Against Malware

Configuring File, Folder, and Printer Access

  • Managing File and Folder Access
  • Managing Shared Folder Access
  • Configuring File and Folder Compression
  • Overview of SkyDrive
  • Managing Printers

Securing Windows 8.1 Devices

  • Authentication and Authorisation in Windows 8.1
  • Implementing Local Policies
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring User Account Control

Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1

  • Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

Optimising and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers

  • Optimising the Performance of Windows 8.1
  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8.1
  • Managing Software Updates in Windows 8.1

Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

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

Recovering Windows 8.1

  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8.1
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8.1

Configuring Client Hyper-V

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

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam:

  • Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

In addition to your professional experience, you should have the following technical knowledge:

  • Networking fundamentals, including:
    • Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7
  • Fundamentals of management and experience using the Microsoft Office 2010 system or the Microsoft Office 2007 system
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) components including:
    • Windows PE
    • Windows SIM
    • VAMT
    • ImageX
    • USMT
    • DISM concepts and fundamentals

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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