MS 20689 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

Course

In Sheffield

£ 595 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Sheffield

  • Class hours

    21h

  • Duration

    3 Days

Description

This three day course is designed primarily 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, 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 and security, troubleshooting and recovery, Client Hyper-V, and online services.

This course also serves as preparation for Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
113 Arundel Street, S1 2NT

Starts

On request

To take into account

- Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS) - Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals - Understanding of the purpose and use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Services - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 fundamentals - Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7 Continue in Additional Information

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Subjects

  • 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
  • Use the boot from VHD feature to test online features of Windows 8

Course programme

Module 1: Installing Windows 8

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

Lessons and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • Upgrading to Windows 8
  • Migrating to Windows 8
  • Migrating User Data and Settings
Lab : Migrating to Windows 8
  • Migrating User Data with USMT
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring DirectAccess
  • Enabling a Remote Access Server
  • Implementing DirectAccess
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • Understanding Storage Concepts in Windows 8
  • Implementing BitLocker
  • File Caching
  • Overview of SkyDrive
Lab : Implementing BitLocker
  • Recovering a Drive Encrypted by BitLocker
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • 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
Completion

At completion, 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 and Activities
  • Reconfigure your host computer to prepare for the lab
  • Enable and use Microsoft SkyDrive
  • Install an app from the Windows Store
Lab : Implementing the Online Features of Windows 8
  • Renaming Your Host Computer
  • Using SkyDrive
  • Installing an App from the Windows Store
Completion

At completion, 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

Additional information

Prerequisites Before attending this course, students should ideally have: Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS) Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals Understanding of the purpose and use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Services Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 fundamentals Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7 Fundamentals of management and experience using the Microsoft Office 2010 system or the Microsoft Office 2007 system Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) components including Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals
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 ap

MS 20689 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

£ 595 VAT inc.