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Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1 Expert Live with Encore

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This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system. The course covers such topics as installation, migration, Window 8 style applications, user and group accounts, security, networking, client virtualization, and advanced configuration. The course is designed to help IT professionals understand and support the technologies within Microsoft Windows 8.1.
To benefit fully from this course, students should have the following prerequisite courses/skills and knowledge:
Six months to one year of IT experience
Working knowledge of Windows clients
Familiarity with installing client desktop operating systems
Familiarity with basic networking and security concepts
Familiarity with basic Active Directory concepts
Technical Knowledge of PKI, DNS, and WAIK is also helpful
MCSA: Windows 8, Configuration
70-687: TS: Windows 8, Configuring
Included Labs
Configure Power Shell Remoting in Windows 8
Personalize Windows 8
Install, Configure, and Update Metro Application
Control How Metro Applications are Installed
Configure File History and Backup
Configure Folder Redirection Pt 1
Configure Folder Redirection Pt 2
Configuring Storage Spaces
Introduction to PowerShell
Migrate User Profiles Pt 1
Migrate User Profiles Pt 2
Working with Libraries
Configuring HomeGroups Pt 1
Configuring HomeGroups Pt 2
Configuring Internet Explorer
Restore Point
Recover to Restore Point
Recycle or Refresh Your PC
Configure Assigned Access
Move VMs Storage
Work Folders
Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1
Module 1: Getting Started with Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Introducing Windows 8.1
Lesson 2: Interacting with Windows 8.1
Module 2: Installing Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Prepare to Install Windows 8.1
Lesson 2: Installing Windows 8.1
Lesson 3: Upgrading & Migrating to Windows 8.1
Lesson 4: Windows To Go
Module 3: Configuring User Accounts and Policies in Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Understanding User Authentication
Lesson 2: Configure User Authentication
Lesson 3: Configure User Account Control
Lesson 4: Understanding Policies
Module 4: Configuring User Applications and Virtualization in Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Understanding Windows Applications
Lesson 2: Configure Windows 8.1 Style Applications
Lesson 3: Configure AppLocker
Lesson 4: Configure Virtualization
Lesson 5: Configure IE 10
Module 5: Configuring User Data and Settings in Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Configure User State Virtualization
Lesson 2: Configure User Data
Lesson 3: Share and Secure User Data
Lesson 4: Encrypt User Data
Module 6: Configuring Devices & Disks in Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Configure Devices & Drivers
Lesson 2: Configure Disks & Storage Spaces
Module 7: Configuring Network Connections in Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Configure Network Features
Lesson 2: Configure IP & DNS Settings
Lesson 3: Troubleshoot Network Connections
Lesson 4: Configure Network Protection
Module 8: Configuring Windows 8.1 for Mobile Computing
Lesson 1: Configure Power Settings
Lesson 2: Configure Wireless Networking
Lesson 3: Configure Remote Connections
Lesson 4: BYOD
Module 9: Monitoring & Optimizing Windows 8.1
Lesson 1: Monitor Windows 8.1
Lesson 2: Optimize Performance
Lesson 3: Configure Windows Updates
Module 10: Windows 8.1 System Management and Recovery
Lesson 1: Configure Remote Management
Lesson 2: Configure System Recovery
Lesson 3: Introducing Powershell

Target Audience
This course targets IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8.1 client desktops, devices, and users within any size organization. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-687 Windows 8 Configuring exam.

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Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1 Expert Live with Encore

  • Interact with Windows 8.1
  • Prepare to Install Windows 8.1
  • Install Windows 8.1 using Setup and Windows ADK
  • Upgrade & Migrate to Windows 8.1
  • Configure Windows To Go
  • Configure User Authentication & User Account Control
  • Configure Local Policies
  • Configure Windows 8.1 Style Applications & Internet Explorer 10
  • Configure AppLocker
  • Configure Virtualization Technologies
  • Configure Offline Files, Roaming Profiles, & Folder Redirection
  • Configure User Data including Libraries, File History and Disk Quotas
  • Share, Secure & Encrypt User Data with NTFS, EFS, and BitLocker
  • Configure Devices & Drivers
  • Configure Disks & Storage Spaces
  • Configure IPv4, IPv6 & DNS Settings
  • Troubleshoot Network Connections
  • Configure Network Protection
  • Configure Power Settings
  • Configure Wireless & Remote Connections
  • Monitor & Optimize Window 8 Performance
  • Configure Windows Updates
  • Configure Remote Management
  • Configure System Recovery
  • Use Basic Powershell Cmdlets
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