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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: Sharing and Securing User Data $74.95
Microsoft Windows 8 - Configuring: Devices and Disks $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: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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: 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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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 Part 2 e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252647
  • Duration:
    9 hours
  • Price:
    $199