About this Course
In this course, students learn how to plan and implement the installation, management, and maintenance of Windows 8. Course participants develop their knowledge and skills in Windows 8 installation methods, local and remote management using bundled tools, policy and Windows PowerShell, networking, user authentication and access control, endpoint protection, encryption, profiles and settings, file and print resources, Windows Store apps and desktop apps, and mobile device management with Windows Intune.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for IT Professionals who administer and support Windows client operating systems and who want to acquire the skills necessary to manage, maintain, and support Windows 8 users, devices, applications, and cloud services in a domain environment. This audience includes desktop support technicians, consultants, and IT generalists who have hands-on experience with prior Windows client operating systems, basic configuration skills for Windows 8, and basic familiarity with related Windows Server network services in a domain environment. This course is also appropriate for candidates preparing for Microsoft Exam 70-688, Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.
At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement local and remote management methods
  • Plan and implement Windows 8 installation methods
  • Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity
  • Implement encryption and maintain endpoint security
  • Manage user settings, profiles, file resources and print resources
  • Manage and maintain remote access and extranet connectivity
  • Manage and maintain Windows Store apps and desktop apps
  • Configure cloud services and manage Windows 8 clients with Windows Intune
  • Plan and implement Windows 8 recovery solutions
  • Prerequisites

    Before attending this course, students should have experience in:

  • Installing Windows operating systems and updates
  • Configuring client network connectivity
  • Installing Windows applications
  • An understanding of how Windows computers integrate with server computers in a domain environment.
  • Course Details

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8

    This module explains how to plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8 with graphical tools, policy, and Windows PowerShell


  • Performing Local and Remote Management of Windows 8
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Remote Management
  • Using Group Policy for Management
  • Additional Tools for Managing Windows 8
  • Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy

    This module explains how to plan and manage Windows deployments, migrations, and operating system virtualization methods.


  • Determining a Deployment Strategy for Windows 8
  • Implementing a Migration Strategy for Windows 8
  • Planning and Implementing Additional Windows 8 Deployment Methods
  • Planning for Operating System Virtualization
  • Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8

    This module explains how to plan and implement user authentication and domain-based security for Windows 8.


  • Planning User Authentication
  • Planning Domain-Based Security
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity

    This module explains how to plan and manage IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and wired and wireless networking for Windows 8 clients.


  • Planning IPv4 Addressing
  • Planning IPv6 Addressing
  • Overview of Wired Network Connectivity
  • Planning Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall
  • Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8

    This module explains how to manage application installers, deploy applications, planning application compatibility, and manage Windows Store Apps.


  • Managing Different Types of Application Installers
  • Designing Application Deployment
  • Planning an Application Compatibility Strategy
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings

    This module explains how to manage user profiles and how to synchronize settings between devices using the Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) tool.


  • Managing User Profiles
  • Overview of UE-V
  • Deploying and Using UE-V
  • Module 7: Planning for and Configuring Cloud Services

    This module explains how to plan and configure cloud services including Microsoft SkyDrive, Windows Store, and Office 365.


  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Overview of Office 365
  • Module 8: Planning and Implementing Windows Intune

    This module explains how to plan and deploy Windows Intune and administer Windows clients with Windows Intune.


  • Planning for Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Basic Windows Intune Administration
  • Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune

    This module explains how to manage Windows Intune policies and deploy software and updates with Windows Intune.


  • Working with Windows Intune Policies and Updates
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Services

    This module explains how to plan and manage local storage, access to file shares, file caching, and access to file and print services.


  • Managing Local Storage
  • Planning Access to File Shares
  • Planning File Caching
  • Planning, Installing, and Configuring Printing
  • Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8

    This module explains how to plan and implement encryption with BitLocker and EFS.


  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning EFS
  • Module 12: Planning and Implementing Endpoint Security

    This module explains how to plan and manage software updates, virus and malware protection, and application access.


  • Planning an Update Strategy
  • Implementing Virus and Malware Protection
  • Implementing AppLocker
  • Module 13: Planning and Implementing Extranet Connectivity

    This module explains how to configure Virtual Private Networking for Windows 8, plan DirectAccess connectivity, and manage mobile devices.


  • Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8
  • Planning DirectAccess for Windows 8
  • Managing Mobile Devices
  • Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution

    This module explains how to manage the Windows 8 boot process, repair stability issues, and plan user data recovery.


  • Overview of the Windows 8 Boot Process
  • Repairing Stability Issues in Windows 8
  • Planning User Data Recovery for Windows 8
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    Length: 5 days