Course 20688A:

Managing and Maintaining Windows 8

Length:5 Days
Published:March 15, 2013
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Level:200
Technology:Windows 8
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
In this course, students learn how to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. Two unique features of this course are integration of cloud services and Windows Intune. The skills in this course are suitable for small or enterprise environments.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for experienced information technology (IT) professionals that remotely manage and maintain Windows desktops and devices, and desktop support technicians and IT consultants who support small and medium-sized organizations.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8.
  • Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity for Windows 8.
  • Configure cloud services and deploy Windows Intune.
  • Implement encryption and endpoint security.
  • Plan a recovery solution for Windows 8.
  • Design a recovery solution for Windows 8.

Course OutlineModule 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8
This module explains how to plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8.
Lessons
  • Local and Remote Management of Windows 8
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Management
  • Using Group Policy for Management
  • Additional Tools for Managing Windows 8
Lab : Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8
  • Planning the Management of Windows 8
  • Managing Windows 8 by Using Group Policy
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Remote Administration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage Windows 8 locally and remotely.
  • Use Windows PowerShell for management.
  • Use Group Policy to manage Windows 8.
  • Describe basic capabilities of other tools for managing Windows 8.
Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation StrategyThis module explains how to define an appropriate installation strategy for Windows 8 in a given scenario.Lessons
  • Determining a Deployment Strategy for Windows 8
  • Planning a Migration Strategy to Windows 8
  • Planning and Implementing Additional Windows 8 Deployment Methods
  • Planning for Operating System Virtualization
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy
  • Planning an Installation Strategy for Windows 8
  • Migrating User State and Data
  • Creating an Unattended Answer File
  • Capturing Folder and Performing Offline Modification of Windows Image File
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine an appropriate deployment strategy for Windows 8.
  • Determine an appropriate strategy for upgrading or migrating to Windows 8.
  • Describe additional Windows 8 deployment methods, and identify when they would be appropriate to use.
  • Describe the Windows 8 virtualization methods, and identify when each would be appropriate to use.
Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8
This module explains how to plan user authentication for Windows 8.
Lessons
  • Overview of User Authentication
  • Overview of Domain-Based Security
Lab : Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8
  • Planning Authentication
  • Signing In by Using Picture Password
  • Implementing Authentication with Microsoft Account
  • Troubleshooting Domain Authentication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of user authentication and options available for user authentication.
  • Describe how domain-based authentication works.
Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity
This module explains how to plan and implement intranet connectivity for Windows 8.
Lessons
  • Designing IPv4 Addressing
  • Designing IPv6 Addressing
  • Overview of Wired Network Connectivity
  • Designing Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall
Lab : Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity
  • Planning Intranet Connectivity for Windows 8
  • Configuring IP Addressing
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Windows Firewall Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design IPv4 addressing for Windows 8.
  • Explain how to design IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe wired network connectivity.
  • Design wireless network connectivity.
  • Design Windows Firewall rules.
Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
This module explains how to design and implement an application strategy for Windows 8.
Lessons
  • Designing Application Deployment
  • Planning an Application Compatibility Strategy
  • Managing Windows 8 Apps
Lab : Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
  • Planning an Application Strategy
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
  • Sideloading Windows 8 App and Control Access to Windows Store
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design application deployment for Windows 8.
  • Select appropriate application compatibility methods for a scenario.
  • Manage Windows 8 apps.
Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User SettingsThis module explains how to plan and implement a solution for managing user settings.Lessons
  • Managing User Profiles
  • Overview of UE-V
  • Deploying and Using UE-V
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings
  • Planning a Solution for User Settings
  • Implementing Primary Computers
  • Implementing and Using UE- V
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage user profiles.
  • Describe UE-V, its components, and its uses.
  • Deploy UE-V, and create a custom settings location template.
Module 7: Configuring Cloud ServicesThis module explains how to configure Windows Live services, and plan for Office 365.Lessons
  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Overview of Office 365
Lab : Configuring Cloud Services
  • Planning for Cloud Services
  • Using SkyDrive in Windows 8
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe cloud services, their benefits, and how to use cloud services from Windows 8.
  • Describe Office 365 and its relation to locally deployed Office and Office 365 plans.
Module 8: Implementing Windows Intune
This module explains how to plan for and implement Windows Intune.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Basic Windows Intune Administration
Lab : Implementing Windows Intune
  • Signing Up for Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Performing Active Directory Synchronization
  • Working with Windows Intune Users and Groups
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows Intune concepts, and plan for Windows Intune.
  • Deploy Windows Intune.
  • Perform basic Windows Intune administration.
Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows IntuneThis module explains how to manage computers by using Windows Intune.Lessons
  • Working with Policies and Updates
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune
Lab : Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune
  • Working with Windows Intune Policies
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune
  • Using Remote Assistance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage computers by using Windows Intune Policies and manage updates in Windows Intune.
  • Use Windows Intune to deploy software.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Resources
This module explains how to plan access to file and print resources.
Lessons
  • Managing Local Storage
  • Planning Access to File Shares
  • Planning File Caching
  • Planning, Installing and Configuring Printing
Lab : Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Resources
  • Planning Access to File and Print Resources
  • Implementing File and Print Access in a Domain
  • Implementing Offline Files
  • Implementing File and Print Access in a HomeGroup
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the difference between disks and storage spaces, and plan and manage local storage.
  • Design access to file shares.
  • Design file caching for remote users.
  • Design printing.
Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8This module explains how to plan a solution for file encryption for Windows 8.Lessons
  • Planning EFS
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
Lab : Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8
  • Planning Encryption for Windows 8
  • Implementing BitLocker
  • Recovering a BitLocker-Encrypted drive
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for EFS.
  • Describe, plan for, and use BitLocker.
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Endpoint Security for Windows 8This module explains how to design and implement endpoint security for Windows 8.Lessons
  • Planning an Update Strategy
  • Implementing Virus and Malware Protection
  • Implementing AppLocker
Lab : Designing and Implementing Endpoint Security for Windows 8
  • Planning Endpoint Security
  • Implementing Centralized Configuration for Windows Updates
  • Implementing Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Restricting Applications by Using AppLocker
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan an update strategy.
  • Plan virus and malware protection.
  • Design the implementation of AppLocker.
Module 13: Designing and Implementing Extranet ConnectivityThis module explains how to design and implement extranet connectivity for Windows 8.Lessons
  • Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8
  • Planning Direct Access for Windows 8
  • Managing Mobile Devices
Lab : Designing and Implementing Extranet Connectivity
  • Planning Extranet Connectivity
  • Creating a Connection Profile by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Implementing Direct Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement VPN solution for Windows 8.
  • Plan and implement a Direct Access solution for Windows 8.
  • Manage Windows 8 mobile devices.
Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution
This module explains how to plan a recovery solution for Windows 8.
Lessons
  • Overview of the Windows 8 Boot Process
  • Repairing Stability Issues in Windows 8
  • Planning User Data Recovery for Windows 8
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution
  • Planning a Recovery Solution
  • Modifying a BCD Store
  • Using System Restore
  • Implementing File History
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows Boot process and be able to modify it.
  • Diagnose and repair stability issues in Windows 8.
  • Use Windows 8 File Recovery and File History.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Two years of experience in the IT field managing and maintaining Windows client operating systems
  • Two years of experience performing:
    • Windows application installation and support
    • Network configuration in Windows
    • Windows operating system installation and updates
  • An understanding of how Windows client computers integrate with server computers
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