Microsoft Windows 8 Training Overview

This Microsoft Certified training course, Configuring Windows 8.1 Training (20687), teaches students how to administer Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment. Attendess learn how to provide secure, managed access to users from their non-domain joined Windows devices, and how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps.

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Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Online Training with Accelebrate. In the wake of the sudden emergence of the Coronavirus crisis, we want to help our clients continue to learn and grow while at home. We are offering 10% off any new booking of private online classes for your team of 3 or more if purchased before May 15, 2020. Please use discount code online2020 in the comments section of the contact form. For more information, and to see how we ensure successful online training, please see this Online Training Q&A.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Microsoft Windows 8 Training Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
  • Manage profiles and user state between Windows devices.
  • Determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
  • Configure network connectivity.
  • Configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined PCs and devices.
  • Implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Configure file, folder, and printer access.
  • Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure and control desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and virtual apps.
  • Optimize and maintain Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
  • Describe and configure Client Hyper-V.

Microsoft Windows 8 Training Outline

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Introduction
Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise 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
  • Customizing and Preparing a Windows 8.1 Image for Deployment
  • Volume Activation for Windows 8.1
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 to Manage Windows 8.1
Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
  • Managing User Profiles
  • Configuring User State Virtualization
  • Migrating User State and Settings
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 File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients
  • Managing File Access
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Configuring File Access
  • Managing Printers
Implementing Network Security
  • Overview of Threats to Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Securing Network Traffic by Using IPsec
  • Guarding Windows 8.1 Against Malware
Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined Devices and Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Configuring Domain Access for Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Configuring Resource Access for Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Configuring Workplace Join
  • Configuring Work Folders
Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
  • Applying Security Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring and Testing UAC
Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
  • Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Configuring Application Restrictions
Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Optimizing Performance in 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
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

MOC-20687

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have:

  • At least two years of experience in the IT field
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the certificate security and working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals
  • Understanding of Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and/or Windows 8
  • Basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic awareness of Windows deployment tools (Windows ADK components: Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals) but no actual prerequisite skills with the specific tools are assumed

Training Materials:

All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.

When you call us about purchasing this class, we will provide a live demo of the online lab environment so that you may explore the web browser interface in more detail.

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