Course outline

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

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Duration: 3 Days

Get detailed instruction and hands-on practice upgrading your configuration and troubleshooting skills from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 in this 3-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who configure and support Windows PCs and devices. You will learn the new skills you need to support Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. You will learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, as well as how to migrate user state and settings. The labs in the course incorporate Windows PowerShell and Group Policy and other Windows management tools. With the increasing BYOD trend, learn to control access for non-domain joined Windows devices through Workplace Join services and Work Folders. Additionally, you will learn how to resolve common support issues related to Windows 8.1, including troubleshooting Internet Explorer, recovering BitLocker encrypted drives, and optimizing performance. Finally, you will learn about implementing Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. This course also helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-689, MCSA: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8. NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and perform the installation of Windows 8
  • Install Windows 8 on computers that are running an existing operating system
  • Administer Windows 8 with administration tools, Group Policy, Windows Intune and Windows PowerShell
  • Implement an application strategy for Windows 8
  • Configure and control applications, application compatibility and Internet Explorer
  • Enable Windows 8 remote access with VPNs and DirectAccess
  • Implement and manage storage in Windows 8 including BitLocker and SkyDrive
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures
  • Implement Client Hyper-V and VHDs for Windows 8 and use it to support legacy applications
  • Implement the online features of Windows 8 by using the boot from VHD feature

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Technical knowledge of networking fundamentals, including 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 2008 R2 fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of management and experience using the Microsoft Office 2010 system or the Microsoft Office 2007 system
  • Knowledge of Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) 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

The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows 7 administrators or support technicians and want to update their skills to Windows 8 and associated administration tools and cloud services.

The secondary audience for this course includes certification candidates who have an existing Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) level certification for Windows 7 and who want to migrate their current credentials to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.

Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment

This 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 toper form 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 8.1

Lab : 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 Tools

Lab : 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 Apps

Lab : Troubleshooting an Internet Explorer Issue

Lab : 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 BitLocker

Lab : 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 Direct Access deployment. It explains the process for implementing an advanced Direct Access infrastructure. It also explains how to enable and configure virtual private network (VPN) access.

Lessons

  • Overview of Direct Access
  • Advanced Direct Access Infrastructure
  • Configuring VPN Access

Lab : Implementing Direct Access by Using the Getting Started Wizard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Module 8: Monitoring and Recovering Windows 8.1

This module explains how to monitor and troubleshoot performance in Windows 8.1. It describes the Windows 8.1startup process and how to troubleshoot Windows 8.1startup. 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 Problems

Lab : Recovering Windows 8.1

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Monitor and troubleshoot performance in Windows8.1.
  • Troubleshoot Windows8.1 startup.
  • Use the recovery options in Windows8.1.

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 Windows8.1.
  • Create and work with virtual machines.
  • Manage virtual hard disks.
  • Manage checkpoints in Client Hyper‑V.

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