Course 20688B:

Managing and Maintaining Windows 8

Length:5 Days
Published:June 11, 2013
Language(s):English, French
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 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
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 with graphical tools, policy, and Windows PowerShell
Lessons
  • 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
Lab : Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8
  • Planning the Management of Windows 8
  • Implementing Remote Management
  • Implementing Windows PowerShell Remoting
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Perform local and remote management of Windows 8
  • Use Windows PowerShell for remote management of Windows 8
  • Manage Windows 8 using Group Policy
  • Describe additional management tools for Windows 8
Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation StrategyThis module explains how to plan and manage Windows deployments, migrations, and operating system virtualization methods.Lessons
  • 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
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy
  • Design an Installation Strategy for Windows 8
  • Migrating User State and Data
  • Creating an Unattended Answer File
  • Performing Offline Modification of a Windows Image File
  • Configuring Boot to VHD
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine a deployment strategy for Windows 8
  • Implement a migration strategy to Windows 8
  • Plan and implement additional Windows 8 deployment methods
  • Plan for operating system virtualization
Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8This module explains how to plan and implement user authentication and domain-based security for Windows 8.Lessons
  • Planning User Authentication
  • Planning Domain-Based Security
Lab : Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8
  • Planning Authentication
  • Sign in by Using Picture Password
  • Implementing Authentication with a Microsoft Account
  • Troubleshooting Domain Authentication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan user authentication
  • Plan domain-based security
Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet ConnectivityThis module explains how to plan and manage IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and wired and wireless networking for Windows 8 clients.Lessons
  • Planning IPv4 Addressing
  • Planning IPv6 Addressing
  • Overview of Wired Network Connectivity
  • Planning Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall
Lab : Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity
  • Planning Intranet Connectivity
  • Configuring a DHCP Reservation
  • Enhancing Security with IPsec
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand IPv4 settings
  • Understand subnets
  • Describe methods for obtaining IPv4 configurations
  • View and configure IPv4
  • Describe how name resolution works
  • Describe tools for troubleshooting network issues
  • Troubleshoot common network issues
Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8This module explains how to manage application installers, deploy applications, planning application compatibility, and manage Windows Store Apps.Lessons
  • Managing Different Types of Application Installers
  • Designing Application Deployment
  • Planning an Application Compatibility Strategy
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
Lab : Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
  • Planning an Application Strategy
  • Sideloading a Windows Store App
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage different types of application installers
  • Design application deployment
  • Plan an application compatibility strategy
  • Manage Windows Store apps
Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User SettingsThis module explains how to manage user profiles and how to synchronize settings between devices using the Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) tool.Lessons
  • Managing User Profiles
  • Overview of UE-V
  • Deploying and Using UE-V
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings
  • Plan 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
  • Understand UE-V
  • Deploy and Use UE-V
Module 7: Planning for and Configuring Cloud ServicesThis module explains how to plan and configure cloud services including Microsoft SkyDrive, Windows Store, and 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:
  • Configure Windows Cloud Services
  • Plan for Office 365
Module 8: Planning and Implementing Windows IntuneThis module explains how to plan and deploy Windows Intune and administer Windows clients with Windows Intune.Lessons
  • Planning for Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Basic Windows Intune Administration
Lab : Planning and Implementing Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients and Linking Computers to Users
  • Verifying Active Directory Synchronization and Creating Windows Intune Users
  • Delegating Windows Intune Permissions
  • Bulk Adding Users and Creating Windows Intune Groups Manually
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for Windows Intune
  • Deploy Windows Intune clients
  • Perform basic administration tasks for Windows Intune
Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows IntuneThis module explains how to manage Windows Intune policies and deploy software and updates with Windows Intune.Lessons
  • Working with Windows Intune Policies and Updates
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune
Lab : Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune
  • Working with Windows Intune Policies
  • Working with Updates
  • Deploying Software by Using Windows Intune
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of Windows Intune policies and updates
  • Deploy software by using Windows Intune
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print ServicesThis module explains how to plan and manage local storage, access to file shares, file caching, and access to file and print services.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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage local storage
  • Implement access to files and file shares
  • Implement file caching
  • Plan, install, and configure client-side printing
Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8This module explains how to plan and implement encryption with BitLocker and EFS.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning EFS
Lab : Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8
  • Planning Encryption for Windows 8
  • Recovering a BitLocker Encrypted Drive
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan the implementation of EFS in an organization
  • Plan and implement BitLocker
Module 12: Planning and Implementing Endpoint SecurityThis module explains how to plan and manage software updates, virus and malware protection, and application access.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
Module 13: Planning and Implementing Extranet ConnectivityThis module explains how to configure Virtual Private Networking for Windows 8, plan DirectAccess connectivity, and manage mobile devices.Lessons
  • Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8
  • Planning DirectAccess for Windows 8
  • Managing Mobile Devices
Lab : Planning and Implementing Extranet Connectivity
  • Planning Extranet Connectivity
  • Configuring and Remote Access Server
  • Implementing DirectAccess
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure VPN Access
  • Explain how DirectAccess provides seamless remote access to intranet resources
  • Manage mobile devices
Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery SolutionThis module explains how to manage the Windows 8 boot process, repair stability issues, and plan user data recovery.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 the BCD Store
  • Using System Restore
  • Implementing File History
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Diagnose problems with the Windows 8 boot process
  • Repair stability issues in Windows 8
  • Implement a user data recovery strategy for Windows 8 
Before attending this course, students should have:
  • Experience:
    • 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.
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