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Home > Training > Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 > Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8 Training

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8 Training

Course#: 20689

This three day course is designed for IT Professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

The course focuses on the new features and functionality in Windows 8 and related tools and cloud services that pertain to:

  • Installation and activation
  • Upgrades and migration
  • Local and remote administration including Group Policy, Windows Intune and Windows PowerShell
  • Application solutions and compatibility
  • Internet Explorer
  • Remote access, VPN, and DirectAccess client configuration
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting and recovery
  • Client Hyper-V
  • Online services.
  • This course also serves as preparation for Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.

What you will learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and perform the installation of Windows 8
  • Install Windows 8 on computers that are running an existing operating system
  • Administer Windows 8 with administration tools, Group Policy, Windows Intune and Windows PowerShell
  • Implement an application strategy for Windows 8
  • Configure and control applications, application compatibility and Internet Explorer
  • Enable Windows 8 remote access with VPNs and DirectAccess
  • Implement and manage storage in Windows 8 including BitLocker and SkyDrive
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures
  • Implement Client Hyper-V and VHDs for Windows 8 and use it to support legacy applications
  • Implement the online features of Windows 8 by using the boot from VHD feature

Audience

The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows 7 administrators or support technicians and want to update their skills to Windows 8 and associated administration tools and cloud services.

The secondary audience for this course includes certification candidates who have an existing Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) level certification for Windows 7 and who want to upgrade those credentials to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.

Duration

3 Days

Outline of 20689 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8 Training

Module 1: Installing Windows 8

This module explains how to plan and perform the installation of Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows 8
  • Preparing to Install Windows 8
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Activating Windows 8

Lab : Installing Windows 8

  • Planning to Install Windows 8
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 8

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the different editions of Windows 8.
  • Prepare a computer for the installation of Windows 8.
  • Install Windows 8.
  • Explain licensing and activation for Windows 8.

Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

This module explains how to install Windows 8 on computers that are running earlier versions of Windows.

Lessons

  • Upgrading to Windows 8
  • Migrating to Windows 8
  • Migrating User Data and Settings

Lab : Migrating to Windows 8

  • Migrating User Data with USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Upgrade to Windows 8 from a previous version of Windows.
  • Migrate to Windows 8 from a previous version of Windows.
  • Migrate user data and settings.

Module 3: Administering Windows 8

This module explains how to administer Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Performing the Local and the Remote Management of Windows 8
  • Implementing Group Policies
  • Administering Windows 8 with Windows Intune
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Windows PowerShell Remoting

Lab : Implementing GPOs

  • Creating Multiple GPOs
  • Testing the Application of the GPOs

Lab : Administering Windows 8 with Windows PowerShell ISE

  • Performing Common Administrative Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to perform the local and the remote management of Windows 8.
  • Implement Group Policy to manage client computers running Windows 8.
  • Explain how to administer Windows 8 by using Windows Intune.
  • Administer Windows 8 by using Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Module 4: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8

This module explains how to implement a strategy for deploying and managing applications on computers running Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Application Deployment Options in Windows 8
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues

Lab : Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues

  • Analyzing Applications for Potential Compatibility Issues
  • Identifying Application Compatibility Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the application deployment options for Windows 8.
  • Mitigate application compatibility issues in Windows 8.

Module 5: Configuring Applications

This module explains how to install, configure, and control applications in Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Install and Configure Applications
  • Managing Apps from the Windows Store
  • Configuring Settings in Internet Explorer
  • Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise

Lab : Configuring Security in Internet Explorer

  • Configuring Internet Explorer

Lab : Configuring AppLocker

  • Configuring AppLocker Rules
  • Testing AppLocker Rules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure applications.
  • Install and manage apps from the Windows Store.
  • Configure and secure Windows Internet Explorer.
  • Configure application restrictions.

Module 6: Configuring Remote Access

This module explains how to enable remote access by configuring VPN and DirectAccess.

Lessons

  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess

Lab : Configuring DirectAccess

  • Enabling a Remote Access Server
  • Implementing DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure VPN access.
  • Configure DirectAccess to provide seamless remote access to intranet resources.

Module 7: Implementing Storage in Windows 8

This module explains the important storage concepts and technologies in Windows 8. It also describes how to implement BitLocker and how Microsoft SkyDrive provides cloud-based storage for Windows Live users.

Lessons

  • Understanding Storage Concepts in Windows 8
  • Implementing BitLocker
  • File Caching
  • Overview of SkyDrive

Lab : Implementing BitLocker

  • Recovering a Drive Encrypted by BitLocker

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the storage concepts in Windows 8.
  • Implement BitLocker.
  • Explain the file caching features that are available in Windows 8.
  • Explain how Microsoft SkyDrive provides cloud-based storage for Windows Live users.

Module 8: Protecting and Recovering Windows 8

This module explains how to configure Windows Defender, back up and restore files in Windows 8, and recover a computer running Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
  • Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
  • Recovery Options in Windows 8

Lab : Recovering Windows 8

  • Exploring Recovery Options in Windows 8
  • Introducing a Simulated Problem
  • Resolving the Problem

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Windows Defender.
  • Describe how to back up and restore files in Windows 8.
  • Recover a computer running Windows 8.

Module 9: Implementing Client Hyper-V

This module introduces you to Client Hyper‑V in the Windows 8 operating system and explains the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper‑V environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of Client Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Snapshots

Lab : Implementing Client Hyper-V

  • Installing Client Hyper-V
  • Creating a Virtual Network and a Virtual Machine
  • Managing Virtual Machines

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Client Hyper‑V in Windows 8.
  • Create and work with virtual machines.
  • Manage virtual hard disks (VHDs).
  • Manage snapshots in Client Hyper‑V.

Module 10: Implementing the Online Features of Windows 8

This module is a stand-alone lab that explains how to implement the online features of Windows 8.

Lessons

Lab : Implementing the Online Features of Windows 8

  • Renaming Your Host Computer
  • Using SkyDrive
  • Installing an App from the Windows Store

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Reconfigure your host computer to prepare for the lab.
  • Enable and use Microsoft SkyDrive.
  • Install an app from the Windows Store.
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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