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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.1 (MS-20689)

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.1

Windows Client 3-Day Training

This 3-day course is designed for experienced IT professionals who want to achieve the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, and support Windows 8.1 PCs and devices. In this course, you will learn the skills you need to support Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. You will learn how to install Windows 8.1 and upgrade previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1. You will learn to configure and manage Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy, Windows Intune, and other Windows management tools. Additionally, you will learn to control access for non-domain joined Windows devices by using the Workplace Join and Work Folders features in Windows 8.1. You will also learn how to resolve common support issues related to Windows 8.1, including monitoring and troubleshooting performance in Windows 8.1, recovering BitLocker encrypted drives, and recovering Windows 8.1. Finally, you will learn how to implement Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. 
NOTE: The course title, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Window 8, references Windows 8 because it maps to the certification exam of the same name. However, the skills that are taught cover the latest Windows 8.1 features. 

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This course is offered as:

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At Course Completion:
After Completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Install Windows 8.1 and upgrade previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1.
  • Configure and manage Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy, Windows Intune.
  • Implement an application strategy for Windows 8.1.
  • Manage non-domain joined devices and provide resource access for these devices.
  • Secure Windows 8.1 devices by using appropriate tools and technologies.
  • Configure remote access for computers running Windows 8.1.
  • Monitor and recover Windows 8.1.
  • Implement Hyper-V in Windows 8.1
Who Should Attend:

The primary audience for this course is IT professionals who configure and support Windows 7 or Windows 8-based PCs, devices, users, and associated network and security resources, and who wish to update their skills to Windows 8.1. The audience includes experienced IT Professionals who focus on supporting a broad range of technical issues related to Windows operating systems, devices, cloud services, applications, networking, and hardware. A segment of the audience for this course includes certification candidates who want to migrate their current credentials to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.1, and have either:

  • An existing Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) level certification for Windows 7
  • An existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) level certification for Windows 8
What's Included:

Only Intense School’s Boot Camp offers you the following benefits:

  • 3 full days of intense instruction with no outside distractions
  • Exam Vouchers for exams
  • Microsoft Press E-Reference Library, including all Training Kits, Exam References, and Rapid Review books
  • 2nd shot vouchers - in case you do not pass an exam
  • Pre-Class Prep Materials
  • In-person access to the top experts in the industry
  • Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class

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Course Outline

Module 1: Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Network Environment
This module explains how the features and related solutions in Windows 8.1 are used to support intranet, Internet, and non-domain joined Windows 8.1 clients. It also explains the changes to the Windows 8.1 user interface and how to perform customizations of the desktop and Start screen.
Lessons

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 2: Installing and Upgrading to Windows 8.1 
This module explains how to identify hardware, software, and infrastructure readiness for installing Windows 8.1. It also describes the methods to manage volume activation in Windows 8.1 and how to migrate user state and settings when upgrading to Windows 8.1. 
Lessons

Lab : Installing Windows 8.1

Lab : Migrating User State by Using USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1 
This module explains the tools used for local and remote management of Windows 8.1. It also explains how to configure and manage common settings in Windows 8.1 by using Windows PowerShell, Group Policy, and Windows Intune. 
Lessons

Lab : Administering Windows 8.1 with Windows PowerShell ISE

Lab : Configuring User State Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 4: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8.1 
This module explains the application deployment options for Windows 8.1. It also explains how to install and manage Windows Store apps, secure Internet Explorer, and configure application restrictions. 
Lessons

Lab : Managing Windows Store Apps

Lab : Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues

Lab : Configuring AppLocker

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 5: Managing Devices and Resource Access 
This module explains the options for managing non-domain joined devices in a Windows 8.1 environment. It also explains how to configure SkyDrive access, Workplace Join, and Work Folders for non-domain joined devices. 
Lessons

Lab : Configuring Resource Access for Non-Domain Joined Devices

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 6: Securing Windows 8.1 Devices 
This module explains the methods used for authentication and authorization in Windows 8.1. It also explains how to secure data by using BitLocker and configure User Account Control settings. It then explains how to configure Windows SmartScreen and Windows Defender to protect against malware. It also describes how to configure and implement Windows Firewall. 
Lessons

Lab : Securing Data by Using BitLocker

Lab : Configuring Malware Protection

Lab : Configuring Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 7: Configuring Remote Access 
This module explains how to implement a simple DirectAccess deployment. It explains the process for implementing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure. It also explains how to enable and configure virtual private network (VPN) access. 
Lessons

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 8: Monitoring and Recovering Windows 8.1 
This module explains how to monitor and troubleshoot performance in Windows 8.1. It describes the Windows 8.1 startup process and how to troubleshoot Windows 8.1 startup. It then explains the recovery options in Windows 8.1 and how to recover Windows 8.1.
Lessons

Lab : Identifying Performance Problems

Lab : Recovering Windows 8.1

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 9: Implementing Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 
This module explains Client Hyper-V for Windows 8.1. It also explains how to manage virtual hard disks and checkpoints. 
Lessons

Lab : Implementing Client Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Course was outstanding as always. All material was covered well and all questions were answered. I am thoroughly satisfied.

- Bill Ross
Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Inc.

The instructor was able to not only answer all the questions we had in class and after hours he was able explain the technologies and real world reasons behind using technology A vs B. He adapted the class as needed for all students. I have only had one other instructor at his level in my 15 year career in IT.

- Doug Lloyd - MESA
University of Georgia

Our instructor displayed exceptional knowledge and expertise with the material he was teaching. He was very patient with the class, who did not have a lot of experience with material being covered.

- Dale Wamsley
Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

He was very knowledgable in the course material and presented it in a very methodical way. The course materials were great and are resources we will use in the future.

- Ralph Polk
Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

The instructor was very knowledgeable, and was able to explain complicated technologies in a way that was easy to comprehend. I was given everything I needed to learn and complete my course with confidence.

- Travis Drennan

Instructor did a fantastic job of delivering a large set of very dense course material cogently to the class. She obviously had the material down cold and could easily break down elements of the different knowledge domains in clear explanations.

- Byron Caswell
Scitor

Prerequisites?
Before attending this course, students must 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 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 2012 fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows 7
  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) components including Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT, and DISM concepts and fundamentals
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