MS-20687 - Configuring Windows 8.1

Duration: 5 days

Price: $2,795.00

SATVs: 5

This course provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8.1. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8.1. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues.

This course describes how to configure networking to include IPv4, IPv6, connect to wireless networks, and use the networking features included in Windows 8.1 to troubleshoot networking issues. Students will also learn preventive measures and tools that work together to protect their computers from security threats.

The course then covers the features related to file and folder management, which include setting permissions, file/folder compression, and configuring shared folders. Students will also learn about installing and managing printers. Additionally, the course provides an overview of the SkyDrive functionality, and describes the procedures to install and configure applications, including Windows Store apps.

The course also examines the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment in Windows 8.1.

Students will learn about features such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess, which provide mobile users access to internal resources when the users are out of the office.

Throughout the course, students will use Windows PowerShell 3.0, and its graphical user interface (GUI) to configure and manage the system. Students will also use the scripting editor to create and examine PowerShell scripts used to manage the system.

This course is often taught as part of the MCSA: Windows 8.1 Boot Camp.

Upcoming Classes

To schedule a class, please contact us at 888-825-6273

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of 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; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7

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

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Windows 8.1

Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8.1

Module 3: Managing Disks and Device Drivers

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections

Module 5: Implementing Wireless Network Connections

Module 6: Implementing Network Security

Module 7: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients

Module 8: Securing Windows 8.1 Desktops

Module 9: Configuring Applications

Module 10: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Client Computers

Module 11: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access

Module 12: Implementing Hyper-V

Module 13: Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8.1

Module 14: Using Windows PowerShell