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Windows 8

Configuring Windows 8
(Microsoft Training Course: 20687) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. It is intended for IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users & associated network and security resources.
> Course outline
  1. Installing Windows 8
  2. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
  3. Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections
  5. Implementing Wireless Network Connections
  6. Implementing Network Security
  7. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients
  8. Securing Windows 8 Desktops
  9. Configuring Applications
  10. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers
  11. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  12. Implementing Hyper-V
  13. Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8
  14. Using Windows PowerShell


Module 1: 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
Skills
  • Describe the different editions of Windows 8
  • Prepare a computer for Windows 8 installation
  • Install Windows 8
  • Automate the Installation of Windows 8
  • Explain Windows 8 Licensing and Activation
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Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
  • Upgrading or 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
Skills
  • Describe the options and processes for upgrading or migrating to Windows 8
  • Identify important settings and data to migrate and explain how to migrate them
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Module 3: 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
  • Lab: Configuring Device Drivers
  • Installing & Managing Device Drivers
Skills
  • Manage & maintain local hard disks
  • Use VHDs
  • Install and configure device drivers
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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
  • Lab: Configuring Network Connection
  • Enabling Automatic IPv4 Configuration
  • Configuring IPv4 Manually
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
  • Creating a Simulated Network Connectivity Problem
  • Resolving a Network Connectivity Problem
Skills
  • Configure a local area network (LAN) connection with IPv4
  • Configure a LAN connection with IPv6
  • Implement automatic IP address allocation
  • Implement name resolution
  • Troubleshoot common network-related problems
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Module 5: 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
Skills
  • Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections
  • Configure a wireless network connection
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Module 6: 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
  • Lab: Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Creating and Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Lab: Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
  • Configuring Windows Defender
Skills
  • Describe the threats to network security
  • Explain how to configure Windows firewall
  • Explain how to secure network traffic
  • Explain how to configure Windows Defender
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Module 7: 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
  • Lab: Configuring Printers
  • Creating and Sharing a Local Printer
Skills
  • Describe file access management
  • Describe shared folders management
  • Describe how to configure file compression
  • Explain how to configure and manage printers
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of SkyDrive
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Module 8: Securing Windows 8 Desktops
  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Lab: Implementing Local Group Policy Objects
  • Creating Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
  • Testing the Application of the Local Group Policy Objects
  • Lab: Securing Data
  • Protecting Files with EFS
  • Lab: Configuring and Testing UAC
  • Modifying UAC Prompts
Skills
  • Describe authentication and authorization in Windows 8
  • Describe how to use local Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to configure security and other settings
  • Select a suitable disk encryption method
  • Configure User Account Control
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Module 9: Configuring Applications
  • Install and Configure Applications
  • Managing Apps from the Windows Store
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise
  • Lab : Configuring Internet Explorer Security
  • Configuring Internet Explorer
  • Lab : Configuring AppLocker
  • Configuring AppLocker Rules
  • Testing the AppLocker Rules
Skills
  • Install and configure applications
  • Install and manage applications from the Windows Store
  • Configure and secure Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Configure application restrictions
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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
  • Lab: Optimizing Windows 8 Performance
  • Creating a Performance Baseline
  • Introducing Additional Workload
  • Measuring System Responsiveness Under Load
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Updates
  • Configuring Windows Update
Skills
  • Describe how to optimize Windows 8 performance
  • Explain how to manage Windows 8 reliability
  • Explain how to manage and maintain Windows 8 updates
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Module 11: 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
  • Lab: Implementing a VPN Connection
  • Creating and Testing a VPN Connection
  • Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop
  • Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection
Skills
  • Configure Windows 8 settings that are applicable to mobile computing devices
  • Enable and configure VPN access
  • Enable and configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • Describe when and how to use DirectAccess to address remote users’ requirements
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Module 12: Implementing Hyper-V
  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Snapshots
Skills
  • Describe Hyper-V
  • Explain the process for creating and working with virtual machines
  • Identify key aspects of working with virtual disks
  • Understand and manage snapshots with Hyper-V
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Module 13: 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
Skills
  • Describe how to back up and restore files in Windows 8
  • Describe how to recover a Windows 8 computer
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Module 14: Using Windows PowerShell
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
Skills
  • Describe the basic features of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Describe Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Describe the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:
  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, UDP, and DNS
  • Microsoft AD DS principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the PKI components and working knowledge of the fundamentals of AD CS
  • Windows Server 2008 fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of management using the Microsoft Office 2010 (or 2007) system
  • WAIK components including Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to plan & perform installation of Windows 8; install Windows 8 on computers running an existing OS; configure disks, partitions, volumes, & device drivers in a Windows 8 system; configure network connectivity; install, configure, & maintain wireless network connections; implement Windows 8 technologies to secure network connections; share files & printers, implement tools & technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops; configure & control apps in Windows 8; optimize & maintain Windows 8 computers; configure mobile settings & enable remote access; create & configure VMs in Hyper-V for Windows 8 & describe how to use it to support legacy applications; determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures; describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8.