IT TRAINING

Microsoft 20689 – Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows 8.1

In this course you will acquire the configuration and troubleshooting skills from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. You will also learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating system and apps as well as how to migrate user state and settings.

Other topics covered in this course include troubleshooting Internet Explorer, recovering BitLocker encrypt drivers and optimize performance.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT proffesionals responsible for configuring and supporting Windows 7 or Windows 8-based PCs, devices, users and associated network and security resources that desire to update their skills to Windows 8.1.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Describe the solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Install Windows 8.1 and upgrade previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1.
  • Configure and manage Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy, and Windows Intune.
  • Implement an application strategy for Windows 8.1.
  • Manage non-domain member devices and provide resource access for these devices.
  • Secure Windows 8.1 devices by using appropriate tools and technologies.
  • Configure remote access for computers running Windows 8.1.
  • Monitor and recover Windows 8.1.
  • Implement Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to have:

  • Technical knowledge of networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Familiarity with 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)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows 7
  • Knowledge of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) components including Windows PE, Windows System Image Manager (SIM), Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), ImageX,
  • User State Migration Tool (USMT), and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) concepts and fundamentals
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network EnvironmentThis module explains how the features and related solutions in Windows 8.1 are used to support intranet, Internet, and non-domain joined Windows 8.1 clients. It also explains the changes to the Windows 8.1 user interface and how to perform customizations of the desktop and Start screen.Lessons

Managing Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
Overview of Windows 8.1

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify the features and solutions in Windows 8.1 that you can use to support domain member and non-member devices.
Identify the changes to the Windows 8.1 user interface and customize the desktop and Start screen.

Module 2: Installing and Upgrading to Windows 8.1
This module explains how to identify hardware, software, and infrastructure readiness for installing Windows 8.1. It also describes the methods to manage volume activation in Windows 8.1 and how to migrate user state and settings when upgrading to Windows 8.1.
Lessons

Preparing to Install and Deploy Windows 8.1
Installing Windows 8.1
Volume Activation for Windows 8.1
Migrating User State and Settings

Lab : Installing Windows 8.1Lab : Migrating User State by Using USMT
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify hardware, software, and infrastructure readiness for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
Install Windows 8.1.
Describe the methods to manage volume activation in Windows 8.1.
Migrate user state and settings when upgrading to Windows 8.1.

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
This module explains the tools used for local and remote management of Windows 8.1. It also explains how to configure and manage common settings in Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy, and Windows Intune.
Lessons

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
Administering Windows 8.1 by Using Windows Intune
Configuring User State Virtualization

Lab : Configure Windows 8.1 Settings by Using Management ToolsLab : Configuring UE-V
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the tools used to perform local and remote management of Windows 8.1.
Administer Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell.
Implement Group Policy to manage client computers running Windows 8.1.
Explain how to administer Windows 8.1 by using Windows Intune.
Configure Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).

Module 4: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8.1
This module explains the application deployment options for Windows 8.1. It also explains how to install and manage Windows Store apps, secure Internet Explorer, and configure application restrictions.
Lessons

Application Deployment Options in Windows 8.1
Managing Windows Store Apps
Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
Configuring Application Restrictions in an Enterprise

Lab : Managing Windows Store AppsLab : Troubleshooting an Internet Explorer IssueLab : Configuring AppLocker
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the application deployment options for Windows 8.1.
Install and manage Windows Store apps.
Configure and secure Internet Explorer.
Configure application restrictions.

Module 5: Managing Devices and Resource Access
This module explains the options for managing non-domain member devices in a Windows 8.1 environment. It also explains how to configure Workplace Join and Work Folders for non-domain member devices.
Lessons

Options for Managing Non-Domain Member Devices
Configuring Workplace Join
Configuring Work Folders and Remote Business Data Removal

Lab : Configuring Resource Access for Non-Domain Member Devices
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the options in Windows 8.1 for managing devices that are not domain members.
Configure Workplace Join.
Configure Work Folders and remote business data removal.

Module 6: Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
This module explains the methods used for authentication and authorization in Windows 8.1. It also explains how to secure data by using BitLocker and configure User Account Control (UAC) settings. It then explains how to configure Windows SmartScreen and Windows Defender to protect against malware. It also describes how to configure and implement Windows Firewall.
Lessons

Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8.1
Securing Data by Using BitLocker
Configuring UAC
Guarding Against Malware
Configuring Windows Firewall

Lab : Securing Data by Using BitLockerLab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe authentication and authorization in Windows 8.1.
Select a suitable file encryption method to help secure Windows 8.1 files.
Configure User Account Control (UAC).
Configure malware protection.
Configure Windows Firewall.

Module 7: Configuring Remote Access
This module explains how to implement a simple DirectAccess deployment. It explains the process for implementing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure. It also explains how to enable and configure virtual private network (VPN) access.
Lessons

Overview of DirectAccess
Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Configuring VPN Access

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
Identify the components that are used in advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.
Explain how to configure VPN access.

Module 8: Monitoring and Recovering Windows 8.1This module explains how to monitor and troubleshoot performance in Windows 8.1. It describes the Windows 8.1 startup process and how to troubleshoot Windows 8.1 startup. It then explains the recovery options in Windows 8.1 and how to recover Windows 8.1.Lessons

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Performance in Windows 8.1
Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 Startup
Recovery Options in Windows 8.1

Lab : Identifying Performance ProblemsLab : Recovering Windows 8.1
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Monitor and troubleshoot performance in Windows 8.1.
Troubleshoot Windows 8.1 startup.
Use the recovery options in Windows 8.1.

Module 9: Implementing Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1
This module explains Client Hyper-V for Windows 8.1. It also explains how to manage virtual hard disks and checkpoints.
Lessons

Overview of Client Hyper-V
Creating Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Hard Disks
Managing Checkpoints

Lab : Configuring Client Hyper-V
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Client Hyper‑V in Windows 8.1.
Create and work with virtual machines.
Manage virtual hard disks.
Manage checkpoints in Client Hyper‑V.

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