Microsoft Windows 8.1 Configuring

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course is designed to prepare you for the Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 certification exam. In this course you will gain knowledge and skills required to install, upgrade, and configure Windows 8.1. You will learn how to configure hardware and applications, network connectivity, access to local and shared resources. This course also covers Windows 8.1 authentication and authorization, remote management and security, remote access and mobile devices, and file and system recovery.

Course Prerequisites

Experience in the IT field, including implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Course Notes

A Student Textbook is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate. Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual not only learns the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help to solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them to make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in IT.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Windows 8.1 Overview; Requirements; Installation Considerations; Install Windows 8.1 and Migrate User Data; Upgrading to Windows 8.1; Additional Installation Options; Migrating Windows 8.1 User Data; Accessing Windows 8.1

Module 2: Installing and Configuring Windows 8.1 Device Drivers; Installing and Configuring Windows 8.1 Applications; Windows 8.1 Windows Store Apps; Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Hyper-V Overview; Hyper-V Virtual Switches and Hard Disks; Controlling Access to Windows 8.1 Applications; Accessing Windows 8.1 Compatibility

Module 3: Configuring Network Connections; Configuring IPv4 for Windows 8.1; Configuring IPv6 for Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Name Resolution; Windows 8.1 Network Troubleshooting; Configuring Wireless Networking; Wireless Networking in Windows 8.1; Wireless Network Implementation; Windows 8.1 Networking

Module 4: Network Security; Windows Firewall in Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Connection Security; Windows Defender for Windows 8.1; Remote Management; Managing Windows 8.1 Remotely; Windows 8.1 PowerShell; Configuring Windows Firewall Settings in Windows 8.1

Module 5: Shared Recourse Access; Windows 8.1 File Permissions; Shared Folders; Compressed Files; Managing Windows8.1 Printers; Windows 8.1 SkyDrive; Windows 8.1 Authentication and Authorization; Group Policy Objects; File System Encryption; Windows 8.1 User Account Control; Planning Windows 8.1 Resource Access

Module 6: Configuring Remote Access; Windows 8.1 Virtual Private Networks; Remote Desktop; Remote Assistance; Windows 8.1 Mobile Device Overview; Configuring Windows 8.1 Mobile Devices; Windows 8.1 BitLocker and BitLocker To Go; Planning Windows 8.1 Mobility

Module 7: Configuring Updates; Overview of Updates for Windows 8.1; Configuring Updates for Windows8.1; Windows 8.1 Local Storage; Windows 8.1 Local Disks; Configuring Partitions; Managing Local Storage; System Performance; Managing Windows 8.1 Performance; Managing Windows 8.1 Reliability; Monitoring Windows 8.1 Performance

Module 8: System Recovery; Windows 8.1 Startup; Windows 8.1 System Restore; Windows 8.1 BCD Store and WinRE; File Recovery; Windows 8.1 File History; Windows 8.1 Data Backup Overview; Windows 8.1 Startup and Recovery


Course Aim:

This course prepares students to write the following Microsoft exam: 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

Of interest to:

Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to Windows 8.1. Also of interest to those wishing to obtain a MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

Method of Delivery:

Online learning supported by a qualified College Facilitators or Online Instructors.


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