Course 40030B: First Look Clinic: Windows® 8 for IT Professionals

Audience(s):IT Professionals
This Revision:B
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:3 hours

First published:

15 April 2013
About this course
This three-hour First Look Clinic (FLC) covers the high points of the  new features in Windows® 8 for IT Pros, as well as the Windows 8 ecosystem including management tools. There is a corresponding Hands on Lab (HOL). The key new technologies in Windows 8 covered in this clinic are: Client Hyper-V®, App-V, Windows To Go, Windows Store, a tour of the new user interface (UI), SkyDrive®, Direct Access, BitLocker®, Windows 8 Ecosystem, UE-V and Folder Redirection, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). The clinic uses the Enterprise edition of Windows 8.
This training will enable Microsoft partners and IT professionals to understand the key benefits of deploying,  determining adoptions levels and training needs for Windows 8.
Audience profile
This clinic is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in learning about the new features and functionality in Windows 8. It is technical content for technical people and provides an overview of some of the key technologies and features in Windows 8.
Key influencers and technology decision makers in an IT organization will also be interested in attending this clinic and will benefit from gaining early insight into some of the latest technologies included in Windows 8.
In general, early adopters of new technology or people looking to gain early insight into new functionality in Windows 8 will benefit from attending this First Look Clinic.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new features of Windows 8.
  • Explain how Windows 8 provides new features to help users work more efficiently.
  • Describe the virtualization options available in Windows 8.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Overview of Windows 8This modules describes the benefits, new features and user interface of Windows 8. It also examines considerations for implementing Windows 8, including supported platforms and hardware requirements.Lessons
  • Introducing Windows 8
  • Planning to Implement Windows 8
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features of Windows 8.
  • Describe considerations for implementing Windows 8.
Module 2: Working More EfficientlyThis module describes Windows 8 features that can help you to work more efficiently including new Windows UI-style apps available from the Windows Store, new Windows storage features, Windows To Go, and management improvements.Lessons
  • Windows 8 Apps
  • Windows 8 Storage
  • Windows To Go
  • Management Improvements
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows 8 Apps.
  • Explain the new storage features of Windows 8.
  • Describe how to use Windows To Go.
  • Describe the management improvements in Windows 8.
Module 3: Virtualization in Windows 8
This module explores both server-side and client-side virtualization technologies available in Windows 8, including client Hyper-V.
  • Server-Side Virtualization
  • Client-Side Virtualization
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe server-side virtualization options for Windows 8.
  • Describe client Hyper-V in Windows 8.
This course is intended for people with experience managing and administering computers in a networked or domain-based environment, and requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Working experience and background knowledge of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012.
  • Basic understanding of AD DS, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V, and general networking technologies.

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