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Configuring Windows 8

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In this course, you will gain the skills needed to install, upgrade, and license Windows 8. You will learn to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes and how to optimize file-system performance. You will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues and how to troubleshoot these issues. You will cover preventative measures to protect computers from security threats and discover how to configure networking to include IPv4 and IPv6 and connect to wireless networks.

You will also cover the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment in Windows 8. You will cover features, including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess, which provide mobile users access to internal resources when the users are out of the office. You will use Windows PowerShell 3.0 and its graphical user interface (GUI) to configure and manage the system. You will work with the features related to file and folder management, such as setting permissions, file/folder compression, and configuring shared folders. You will also learn about SkyDrive functionality and the procedures to install and configure applications, including Windows Store apps.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20687 and will help you prepare for Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.

Plan and perform the installation of Windows 8
Install Windows 8 on computers that are running an existing operating system
Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8 system
Install, configure, and maintain wireless network connections
Implement Windows 8 technologies to secure network connections
Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops
Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures
Share files and printers
Configure network connectivity
Use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8
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Course Outline

1. Installing and Deploying Windows 8

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

2. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

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

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

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

5. Implementing Wireless Network Connections

  • Wireless Networks
  • Implementing a Wireless Network

6. Implementing Network Security

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

7. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients

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

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

9. Configuring Applications

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

10. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers

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

11. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

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

12. Implementing Hyper-V

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

13. Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8

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

14. Using Windows PowerShell

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Lab 1a: Install Windows 8

  • Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 8

Lab 1b: Perform an Unattended Installation of Windows 8

  • Create and Configure an Answer File
  • Use an Answer File to Install Windows 8

Lab 2: Migrate to Windows 8

  • Back Up Important User Data and Settings
  • Restore User Data and Settings to a Target Computer
  • Verify Successful Migration of User Data and Settings

Lab 3a: Manage Disks

  • Create Volumes
  • Configure Quotas
  • Work with VHDs

Lab 3b: Configure Device Drivers

  • Install Device Drivers
  • Manage Device Drivers

Lab 4a: Configure Network Connection

  • Enable Automatic IPv4 Configuration
  • Configure IPv4 Manually

Lab 4b: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity

  • Create a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
  • Resolve a Network Connectivity Problem

Lab 5: Plan the Implementation of Wireless Network Connections

  • Plan a Wireless Network
  • Determine the Cause of Wireless Network Problems

Lab 6a: Configure Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules

  • Create an Inbound Firewall Rule
  • Create an Outbound Firewall Rule

Lab 6b: Configure Connection Security Rules

Lab 6c: Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection

  • Configure Windows Defender

Lab 7a: Configure File Access

  • Create a Shared Folder for All Users
  • Create a Shared Folder for the Marketing Group

Lab 7b: Configure Printers

  • Create and Share a Local Printer

Lab 8a: Implement Local Group Policy Objects

  • Create Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
  • Test the Application of the Local Group Policy Objects

Lab 8b: Secure Data

  • Protect Files with EFS

Lab 8c: Configure and Test User Account Control (UAC)

  • Modify UAC Prompts

Lab 9a: Configure Internet Explorer Security

  • Configure Internet Explorer

Lab 9b: Configure AppLocker

  • Configure AppLocker Rules
  • Test the AppLocker Rules

Lab 10a: Optimize Windows 8 Performance

  • Create a Performance Baseline
  • Introduce Additional Workload
  • Measure System Responsiveness Under Load

Lab 10b: Maintain Windows Updates

  • Configure Windows Update

Lab 11a: Configure a Power Plan

  • Create and Configure a New Power Plan

Lab 11b: Implement a VPN Connection

  • Create and Test a VPN Connection

Lab 11c: Implement Remote Desktop

  • Configure a Remote Desktop Connection

Lab 12: Implement Hyper-V

  • Install Client Hyper-V
  • Create a Virtual Network in a Virtual Machine

Lab 13: Recover Windows 8

  • Explore Windows 8 Recovery Options
  • Introduce a Simulated Problem
  • Resolve the Problem
Who should attend

IT professionals who configure and support Windows 8 computers and associated network and security resources.

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Principles and fundamentals of active directory domain services (AD DS) management
  • Understanding of the public key infrastructure (PKI) components and 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
  • 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, and DISM concepts and fundamentals