MCSA: Windows 8


Updated on 08 November, 2015

Course details

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who have knowledge and experience administering Windows PCs and devices in a domain environment with managed access to the Internet. You will learn the skills you need to administer Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment and also provide secure, managed access to users from their non-domain joined Windows devices. You will learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate and synchronize settings across multiple devices. In addition, you will learn how to implement mobile security and customize configurations using Windows management tools including Group Policy and Windows PowerShell. You will also learn how to configure user settings and profiles, local and remote network connectivity, Client Hyper-V, virtual apps, and Internet Explorer 11. Finally, you will learn how to optimize security and provide controlled access from Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to specified resources through Workplace Join services and Work Folders. This course is also designed to prepare certification candidates for Exam 70-687, Configuring Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2.


20688 Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 

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.

  • Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment
  • Module 2: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
  • Module 3: Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
  • Module 4: Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
  •  Module 5: Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  • Module 6: Configuring Network Connectivity
  •  Module 7: Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined and Non-Domain Joined Devices
  • Module 8: Implementing Network Security
  • Module 9: Configuring File, Folder, and Printer Access
  • Module 10: Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Module 11: Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
  • Module 12: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Module 13: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  • Module 14: Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Module 15: Configuring Client Hyper-V
20688 Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
  • Module 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8
  • Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy
  • Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity
  • Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
  • Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings
  • Module 7: Planning for and Configuring Cloud Services
  • Module 8: Planning and Implementing Windows Intune
  • Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Services
  • Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8
  • Module 12: Planning and Implementing Endpoint Security
  • Module 13: Planning and Implementing Extranet Connectivity
  • Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution

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