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Microsoft 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1

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Microsoft 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1

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Course Description

The new Supporting Windows 8.1 training course provides full coverage of the skills required to plan and implement the installation, maintenance and management of Windows 8. This course also provides knowledge and skills on the methods used for installation, remote management using bundled tools, networking, access control, endpoint protection and user authentication.

This new course provides you the needed training for managing and maintaining Windows 8, as well as profiles, settings, file/print resources, Windows Store apps, desktop apps, mobile device management with Windows Intune and more.

This course brings together all the management features of using Windows 8.

Some of the skills you will learn in this class are:

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


Microsoft 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 Course Curriculum

Module 1

Course Introduction
Instructor Info
Course Overview
Audience Profile and Prerequisites
Certification Overview
Chapter Review

Module 2

Windows 8 Course
Lab Setup
Server and Clients and Presentation Types

Module 3

Windows 8 Designing Installation Strategy
Windows 8 Editions
Windows 8 Requirements
Upgrade and Migration Limitations
Windows 8 Installation Option Types
Additional Considerations
System Image Manager
Activating Windows 8
Chapter Review

Module 4

Windows 8 Installation Strategy
Installation Basics
Installation Via Image
Image Tools
DISM Image Management
Disk Management
Virtual Hard Disks
System Cloning
Chapter Review

Module 5

Windows 8 Installation Alternatives: Virtual and Portable
Installation Alternatives
Remote Desktop Services RDS
Client Hyper V
Windows to GO
Dual Boot
Boot to VHD
Configuring Boot to VHD
Chapter Review

Module 6

Windows 8 Installation Via Migration
Migration Basics
Upgrade and Migration Limitations
Key Steps to Upgrade and Migration
Windows 8 Installation Migration Profile Options
Windows Easy Transfer (WET)
User State Migration Tool (USMT)
USMT Scan and Load State
Chapter Review

Module 7

Windows 8 Installation and Management Tools
Monitoring Tools
Administration Tools
Server Tools
Deployment Tools
Diagnostic Tools
Remoting Tools
Group Policy Object
Enterprise Management
Task Manager Tool
Computer Management Tool
Performance Monitor
Reliability Monitor
Windows PowerShell
PowerShell ISE
Chapter Review

Module 8

Windows 8 Networking 101
Networks Defined
Network Protocols
Wired and Wireless Networks
Network Access Protection
Networking Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 9

Windows 8 Networking IPv4
IPv4 Basics
IPv4 Addressing
IPv4 Subnetting
Network (Adapter) Settings
Subnet Calculators
Chapter Review

Module 10

Windows 8 Networking IPv6
Protocol Migration from IPv4 to IPv6
IPv6 Basics
IPv6 Addressing
IP Tools
IPv6 Network Settings Details
IPv6 Calculator
Chapter Review

Module 11

Windows 8 Networking VPN
Virtual Private Network
VPN Types
Methods or Protocols for Connection
VPN Creation and Configuration
VPN Reconnect
Additional Components
Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)
Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) Setup
Chapter Review

Module 12

Windows 8 Networking Direct Access
What is Direct Access?
DA Features
DA Server and Client Side Parts
Name Resolution Policy Table
Network Connectivity: Internally and Externally
DA Setup
Chapter Review

Module 13

Windows 8 Security, Network and Local
Network Security 101
Layered Defense and Areas of Concern
User Access Control and Elevated Permissions
windows 8 Security Features
Local Security Groups and Credential Manager
Windows Updates
MBSA and Windows Defender
Chapter Review

Module 14

Windows 8 Security
AAA Security
Authentication and Authorization
Types of Authentication
Windows Secure Log in
Security Principals
Domain Access
Domain Accounts
Chapter Review

Module 15

Windows 8 Application Deployment
Application Basics
Group Policy Objects
GPO Target and Distribution Point
Assign Vs. Publish
GPO Drawbacks
GPO Application Deployment
Remote Applications
Delivery Methods
App-V Sequencer Basics
App Locker
Chapter Review

Module 16

Windows 8 Application Deployment
Cloud Applications
Cloud Service
Cloud Application Solutions
Cloud Storage
Cloud Service Concerns
Windows Applications and Windows App Store
Sideloading Applications
Windows Store
Office 365
Chapter Review

Module 17

Windows 8 Application Compatibility
Application Compatibility Basics
OS Migration
Permission Issues
Windows Tools
ACT 6.0
App Compatibility
Chapter Review

Module 18

Windows 8 User Profiles
Mobile Strategy
Folder Redirection
Roaming Tweaks
Primary Computer
Roaming Profile and Folder Redirection Setup
Offline Files
User Experience Virtualization
User Experience Virtualization Components
User Experience Virtualization Setup
Chapter Review

Module 19

Windows 8 Intune 101
Intune Deployment Basics
Intune Client
Intune Grouping
Software and Packages
Intune Deployment
Intune Client Side Installation
Intune User Side Installation
Chapter Review

Module 20

Windows 8 Intune Mobile Device Management
Mobile Device Management Basics
Exchange Active Sync
System Center Configuration Manager
Intune Client and Groups
Intune MDM Management
Creating Intune Users
Chapter Review

Module 21

Intune Updates, Endpoint and Software
Deploy Software and Updates
Software and Packages
Endpoint Protection
EP Security, Updates and Software
Intune Policy Creation and Deployment
Intune Update Configuration
Intune Installing and Deploying Software
Chapter Review

Module 22

Window 8 Files and Storage
NTFS and File/Folder Permissions
EFS and BitLocker
Windows Data Sync Center
Storage Spaces
Branch Cache
Creating a Storage Space
Chapter Review

Module 23

Windows 8 Backup and Recovery
File History
Windows 8 Backup
System Image and System Repair Disk
Windows Boot Manager
Windows RE
Advanced Booting Options
Full System Restore
BCD Store
PC Refresh and PC Reset
Windows 8 Restore
Windows 8 Restore Tools
Chapter Review

Course Review
Certification Overview
Exam Preparation

Instructor Bio

Darin Sutton

MCT 2012, MCITP, MCTS, SCVMM, SCCM, Private Cloud

Darin's technical expertise is well rounded and it runs deeper in Server/Security technologies thru cutting edge new products in Advanced Technology and even MS Office applications & Hardware. He enjoys teaching & training both on/off campus as well as volunteering his teaching skills in the community. In his spare time Darin develops course content for online classes and Universities, or works with his children (who are already certified).

Having served in the trenches as a support person and Engineer up thru Senior positions including IT Manager and Director Darin brings real-world Hardware, Software and SoftSkills to the table. His goal - whether teaching a small class, speaking to large crowds or delivering technical content to executives is to deliver content in a lively and often humorous style - "not just to keep them awake but to help everyone learn a little something for their day-to-day position and take away some information that proves useful in the long run."

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