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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Getting Started with Windows 8 $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Installation Components $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: User Accounts and Policies $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Configuring User Applications $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Sharing and Securing User Data $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Devices and Disks $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Accessing User Data $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Networking Configuration and Security $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Optimization and Performance $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: System Management and Recovery $74.95

Bundle Price: $349.00
Total Savings: $400.50


Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Getting Started with Windows 8

The Windows 8 operating system user interface has changed. With the introduction of the new Start screen and immersive applications, Microsoft introduces another support layer for the IT administrator. The new emphasis on touch functionality alters how you will interact with Windows, while the screen architecture and mechanics introduce a new way of working with Windows. In this course, the new architectural interface elements of Windows 8 will be examined and demonstrated. There are various considerations to consider when preparing to install Windows 8 such as choosing the correct version, verifying the system requirements, understanding your options for installation targets, as well as deployment sources. This course provides an overview of the various Windows 8 installation components including WIM images, the setup executable, the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), the boot environment, and answer files. You can perform a basic clean install on a new system, but Windows 8 can also be installed to an existing computer as a dual boot – either using another partition or by installing Windows 8 to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) or native VHD/VHDX boot. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • describe the characteristics of Windows 8
  • distinguish between Windows 8 versions
  • describe the options for interacting with Windows 8
  • personalize Windows 8 in a given scenario
  • describe the considerations involved in a Windows 8 installation
  • describe the features of the WIM files
  • identify the functions of WinPE
  • describe the characteristics of the BCD
  • determine the best installation strategy for a given scenario
  • sequence the high level steps involved in installing Windows 8 on a Virtual Hard Disk

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Installation Components

The Windows 8 operating system can be upgraded from Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and another version of Windows 8. Windows 8 can also be installed to a new computer, over an existing operating Windows operating system, to another partition for dual boot, and to a VHD disk. Microsoft provides several tools for customizing Windows 8 installations, and tools to migrate data from Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 to Windows 8. Windows 8 can also be hosted on a USB drive – the Windows to Go feature allows you to boot to Windows from one or more computers. This course focuses on creating custom WIM images, working with WinPE, automating installations with answer files, and using ADK and DISM for customizations. It also discusses the upgrade and migration options available, including key tools to facilitate the process. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • distinguish between the different types of custom images
  • sequence the steps to create a custom WIM image
  • describe the characteristics of the ADK
  • sequence the steps to create a custom WinPE using ADK
  • describe how to work with answer files
  • describe how to work with custom WIM images
  • recognize the features of the Windows 8 upgrade assistant
  • describe the upgrade process to Windows 8 from different operating systems
  • describe the characteristics of the Windows Easy Transfer Tool (WET)
  • describe the characteristics of the User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • migrate user data using ScanState and LoadState tools
  • migrate user data using Windows Easy Transfer
  • describe the Windows to Go feature in Windows 8
  • describe the components of the Windows to Go process

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: User Accounts and Policies

Computer and network access configuration is a major part of a network administrator's daily duties. The IT administrator must ensure that authentication and authorization schemes, user control access, and resource access are appropriately configured on computers in their networks. This course examines authentication and authorization in a Windows 8 operating system environment and the mechanics. The secure desktop is illustrated in detail, and the deployment and configuration of administrator and standard user UAC using local and domain group policy is also outlined. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • distinguish between examples of user rights and user permissions
  • match the security options policy to its description
  • determine the Microsoft account policy to configure in a given scenario
  • describe the characteristics of Credential Manager
  • describe the characteristics of Domain User Accounts
  • match the authentication methods with the considerations involved in their configuration
  • describe the characteristics of UAC in Windows 8
  • describe how to configure UAC
  • determine the appropriate options for configuring Group Policies in a given scenario
  • put the GPO setting processing sequence in order
  • describe how you can control how preferences are applied

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Configuring User Applications

The management, deployment, and troubleshooting of desktop applications are primary responsibilities of any desktop support professional. The Windows 8 environment includes the new immersive Windows 8 Style applications, as well as new options for virtualizing applications and application infrastructure and locking down the operating system environment to permit only the list of allowed applications from running on Windows 8 with AppLocker policies. This course describes how to install and configure Windows 8 applications. It explains the three basic virtualization categories in Windows 8: App-V, Hyper-V, and VDI. It also describes the security features of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • describe the significance of user/kernel mode processing in Windows 8
  • recognize how Windows Installer helps in application installation and management in Windows 8
  • identify the steps to configure default settings in Windows 8
  • recognize how to configure services in Windows 8
  • identify ways to fix common compatibility issues in Windows 8
  • describe how to obtain apps in Windows 8
  • recognize ways to install Windows 8 apps
  • describe ways to control user access to Windows 8 Store
  • install, configure, and update Windows 8-style applications
  • identify the components of AppLocker rules
  • recognize different types of AppLocker rules
  • describe considerations for configuring AppLocker
  • recognize how to use Hyper-V in Windows 8
  • describe the enhancements that VDI offers in Windows 8
  • recognize how App-V works in Windows 8
  • describe new features of IE 10
  • configure Internet Explorer compatibility, security settings, and add-ons

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Sharing and Securing User Data

Availability and security of user data is a challenge both within the Enterprise and for remote and mobile users. This course focuses on configuring access to and securing user data. Private data needs to be protected. Windows 8 has many traditional techniques for securing information. This course covers the use of NTFS permissions including standard file and folder permissions, special permissions, how permissions are inherited versus explicitly assigned, and the principle of effective permissions. Also discussed are the characteristics of shared folders and the process of sharing and securing files and folders on the network. Windows 8 encryption technologies including EFS and the use of BitLocker Drive Encryption is also covered. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • describe NTFS permissions
  • distinguish between standard file permissions, standard folder permissions, and special permissions
  • distinguish between inherited and explicit permissions
  • describe how permissions can be affected when a file is moved within or between volumes on an NTFS system
  • describe how to share folders in Windows 8
  • sequence the steps to share and configure a folder or a drive on a Windows 8 client
  • sequence the steps to encrypt a file and the parent folder using EFS
  • sequence the steps to designate an EFS recovery agent
  • describe the new BitLocker functionality in Windows 8
  • distinguish between the BitLocker protection methods that can be applied to the various drive types
  • describe how to enable and how to disable BDE
  • identify the four categories of Group Policy settings used for BitLocker encryption
  • sequence the steps to deploy BitLocker data recovery agents

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Devices and Disks

This course covers Windows 8 key hardware support enhancements including multi-monitor support, near-field communication, and sensor technology. It outlines Windows 8 driver support, specifically focusing on supporting device drivers, driver signing, printer driver management, and the ability to add drivers to Windows images during any of the three phases of deployment: before, during, or afterwards. It discusses the ability to troubleshoot hardware problems using Device Manager and troubleshooting methods for testing for problematic drivers, updating drivers, locating unsigned drivers, and rolling back drivers. You can add new devices and associated drivers using the Windows 8 PC Settings interface. Also included is a look at working with both physical and virtual disk and storage, the configuration of storage spaces, and feature of storage pools. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • describe how driver signing works in Windows 8
  • recognize how to install drivers
  • recognize how to add drivers before and during deployment
  • match driver management tools to their correct descriptions
  • match the Windows 8 group policies categories with their correct descriptions
  • recognize the features of printer management in Windows 8
  • distinguish between the different disk types in Windows 8
  • list the uses of Diskpart
  • list the ways to create a mirror set
  • describe the features of storage spaces in Windows 8
  • describe how to configure storage spaces
  • modify storage pools and storage spaces

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Accessing User Data

User data is a challenge in the age of mobile computing. This course focuses on using and configuring centralized user data. User State Virtualization and Folder Redirection allows administrators to centralize data collection, while permitting users to access their data from any device. Offline Files is a Windows 8 feature that caches files from remote shared folders to a users local Offline Files cache. File synchronization keeps files up to date and can be performed manually or can be schedule in the background. Offline folder characteristics can be configured using Group Policy or the Sync Center. Windows 8 offers people the ability to easily access network collections of data whether these collections are administered in their home, by Microsoft, or by organizational network administrators. Covered in this course is the use of Windows 8 data features including File History, Windows Backup, and Disk Quotas. HomeGroups and Windows libraries are discussed and configured, as well as accessing user data through BranchCache. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • identify the features of a roaming profile
  • recognize how to configure roaming profiles
  • identify the benefits of and recommendations for Folder Redirection
  • sequence the steps for configuring Folder Redirection
  • identify the benefits of using Offline Files
  • recognize how to configure Offline Files using Group Policy
  • recognize how to activate and schedule Sync Center
  • recognize how to disable offline files on specific redirected folders
  • create and set permissions on a network share, and configure a Folder Redirection policy
  • verify access to redirected folders and disable automatic offline files for a folder
  • identify the features of Microsoft SkyDrive
  • recognize how to configure File History
  • recognize how to create and join a HomeGroup
  • match the BrancheCache deployment mode to its features
  • create, optimize, and add folders to a library, delete library contents, and use Windows Search to find documents
  • configure advanced settings for File History and enable system backup
  • create a HomeGroup, change what is shared, and change the HomeGroup password
  • add and remove a computer from a HomeGroup

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Networking Configuration and Security

This course deals with core networking features of Windows 8 and the tools use to connect, troubleshoot, and protect network hosts. It covers IP addressing, IP configuration settings, and name resolutions. The course also describes Windows 8 network troubleshooters and utilities, including the Network and Sharing Center's troubleshooting wizards, Windows Network Diagnostics, and the traditional series of command-line utilities. It explores how to protect your system and network using Windows Firewall, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, Windows Defender, connection security rules, and network isolation. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • recognize how to connect a Windows 8 device to a network
  • identify different types of IPv4 addresses
  • identify ways that IPv6 has improved TCP/IP networking
  • identify different types of IPv6 addresses
  • distinguish between name resolution methods
  • sequence the steps in the typical process for name resolution with DNS
  • distinguish between command-line utilities used in diagnosing and repairing network connection problems in Windows 8
  • distinguish between ipconfig commands for troubleshooting networks in Windows 8
  • recognize tools you can use to manage Windows 8 firewall settings
  • identify examples of rule criteria for Windows Firewall
  • recognize how to work with connection security rules in Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Optimization and Performance

This course covers key features and settings used to optimize the Windows 8 system for mobile computing and general system performance. Wireless networking and remote connectivity options are discussed along with optimal use of power plans to automatically help save power. The topic of network troubleshooting is also covered, including Windows 8 network management, configuration and diagnostic tools and utilities. Connecting remotely to a corporate network is an essential requirement of the mobile worker, or the IT administrator who will often have to access the corporate servers from remote locations to deal with routine or emergency issues. Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections are supported in Windows 8 and can be configured using a number of communications and authentication protocols – this course details the available configuration options and covers the newest VPN technology, VPN Reconnect. In terms of system optimization and performance monitoring, the course discusses Windows 8 Event Viewer; Application, System, and Security logs; Group Policy settings used to configure event log behavior; forwarding and collecting events using the WinRM and Wecsvc services; and event subscriptions. You also learn how to enhance system performance by configuring virtual memory, using ReadyBoost, enabling write caching, adjusting visual effects, scheduling disk defragmentation and optimizing disk space, configuring Data Execution Prevention (DEP), configuring power management, and managing startup programs and services. Also covered is keeping your Windows 8 system up to date using the Windows Update system and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), which offers centralized management of Windows updates in a corporate environment. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • match Windows default power plans to descriptions
  • recognize how to configure power options with Powercfg
  • recognize how to configure wireless networking
  • match Netsh WLAN commands to descriptions
  • recognize how to create a VPN connection
  • identify requirements for deploying DirectAccess on a server
  • identify typical performance tasks performed in Task Manager
  • identify typical tasks performed in Resource Monitor
  • recognize how to create and configure Collector Sets
  • distinguish between the tasks you can perform in Resource Monitor, Performance Monitor, and Task Manager
  • recognize how to create a Windows Performance Recorder sample set
  • match event log types to descriptions
  • match event subscription options to when they should be used
  • identify the improvements in CHKDSK in Windows 8
  • identify the function of ReadyBoost
  • recognize how to control startup applications
  • match Automatic Updates policy options to descriptions
  • recognize the steps for configuring a Windows 8 client to use WSUS

Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: System Management and Recovery

This course deals with remote management tools provided in Windows 8, which allow IT professionals to access and manage desktops and servers from a remote location. Alongside Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop, Windows 8 provides the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service which implements the WS-Management protocol for remote management of Windows 8 clients. The WinRM service is a self-contain remote management tool, but it also serves as the foundation for PowerShell remote management, which provides a more convenient platform for managing remote computers on the network. In addition to the other remote tools, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) application includes many snap-ins that provide the option to manage local or remote services running on network computers. Also covered in the course are two new system restore utilities – System Refresh and System Reset. System Refresh is a non-destructive system and data restoration tool, that reinstalls the Windows 8 operating system, user data, and any metro applications. Used in tandem with a reference system image, refresh can also reinstall third party applications. System Reset is a destructive Windows 8 operating system reinstallation tool. The Advanced Boot Option menu has also been modified for Windows 8 and the Shadow Copy feature of Shared folders has been deprecated – Windows 8 administrators now rely on the revised System Restore feature, to revert a complete system to a previously known good working condition. Windows PowerShell 3.0 is discussed, providing an overview of the command-line shell and scripting language designed for Windows operating system administration and control. Windows 8 PowerShell allows administrators and power users to control and automate the management of the Windows 8 operating system. Centered on PowerShell modules and commands (cmdlets), the PowerShell console and the new PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
  • describe how Windows Remote Management works
  • distinguish between Remote Server administration tools
  • enable and configure Group Policy for PowerShell remoting and the WinRM
  • determine the most suitable system recovery tools to use in a given scenario
  • describe the characteristics of PowerShell
  • describe the administrative commands you can run in the PowerShell command interface
  • use PowerShell to manage Windows 8
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Microsoft Windows 8: Configuration e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271443
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $349