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Configuring Windows 8

This training program offers practical exposure in Windows 8. Students learn how to configure, upgrade and license Windows 8. They become proficient in optimizing the performance of file-system. Participants additionally obtain the skills required for managing storage tasks. This is done by developing striped, spanned & easy volumes.

The course also covers concepts related to the use of quotas for managing existing disk space. Participants learn how to use tools and services for identifying reliability issues and performance base. They additionally gain expertise for troubleshooting such issues.

Other than this, students obtain understanding about the configuration of networking solutions. This is required to include IPv6, IPv4 etc to wireless networking environment. The course content also covers the preventive measures for protecting computer devices from security compromises and threats.

In addition, students become aware about the management of files and folders. They understand how to set authorizations, as well as configuration of shared folders. Participants also learn how to compress files and folders. Other topics covered in the training include:

  • Setting up and managing printers
  • Introduction to SkyDrive functionality
  • Installing and configuring applications like Windows Store Apps
  • Basics of using virtual machines in a Client Hyper-V environment

Students also learn about features like DirectAccess and VPN, i.e. Virtual Private Networks. These services allow professionals to use mobile phones for accessing internal resources while they are travelling.

In the entire course duration, students are exposed to the use of Windows PowerShell 3.0, as well as its GUI (graphical user interface). With this, they learn how to set up, install and administer the system. Participants also become proficient in using the scripting editor, which is useful for developing and examining PowerShell scripts.


Course# Course Content Exam # Exam Regular Track
20687D Configuring Windows 8.1 70-687 Configuring Windows 8 5
Balance Days  for day of arrival and practice 2
Total duration 7


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • 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 of AD DS management
  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 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



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