Microsoft Windows 8.1 Supporting

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: Installation Strategy; Windows To Go; Virtualization; Windows 8.1 Multiboot and VHD Boot; Desktop Application Strategy; App-V in Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Application Management and Security; Managing IE 11 in Windows 8.1; Planning an Application Virtualization Strategy

Module 2: Cloud Application Strategy; Office 365 and Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Windows Store Apps; User Settings Strategy; Windows 8.1 User Profiles; Windows Live Integration in Windows 8.1; User Experience Virtualization in Windows 8.1; Implementing Cloud Services

Module 3: Network Connectivity; Designing a Windows 8.1 IP Strategy; Designing a Strategy for Wireless; Designing a Windows 8.1 Network Security Strategy; Remote Access; Virtual Private Networks in Windows 8.1; Managing Off-Network Windows 8.1 Machines; Windows 8.1 Remote Administration; Authentication and Authorization; Windows 8.1 Authentication Strategies; Server Domain Strategy for Windows 8.1 Deployments; Local and Live User Accounts in Windows 8.1; Managing Windows 8.1 Networking

Module 4: Managing Data Storage; Working with Windows 8.1 Storage; Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces; Windows 8.1 BranchCache; Managing Data Security; Window s8.1 File Permissions; EFS in Windows 8.1; BitLocker and BitLocker To Go in Windows 8.1; Managing Windows 8.1 Storage

Module 5: Managing Printers and Hardware; Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 Hardware; Windows 8.1 Print Servers; Managing Mobile Devices; Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 Mobile Devices; Mobile Access and Management in Windows 8.1; Managing Mobility in Windows 8.1

Module 6: Securing a Windows 8.1 System; Windows Update for Windows 8.1; Windows Defender for Windows 8.1; Endpoint Protection Client for Windows 8.1; Managing Windows 8.1 Endpoint Protection

Module 7: Windows Intune for Windows 8.1; Windows Intune Account Management; Managing Devices with Windows Intune; Windows Intune Reporting; Managing Devices using Windows 8.1 Intune

Module 8: Monitoring and Maintaining Clients Using MDOP; Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) for Windows 8.1; System Center Desktop Error Monitoring for Windows 8.1; MBAM for Windows 8.1; Managing Clients Using MDOP


Course Aim:

This course prepares students to write the following Microsoft exam: 70-688: Supporting 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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