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Exam 70-687 Configuring Windows 8

Exam 70-687 Configuring Windows 8

Microsoft Official Academic Course

ISBN: 978-1-118-62740-2

Aug 2013

744 pages

$64.00

Description

This 70-687 Configuring Windows 8 textbook prepares your student for the first of two required exams for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8 certification. Students master configuration or support for Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. Those in this IT Professional career field are prepared to work with networks configured as a domain-based or peer-to-peer environment with access to the Internet and cloud services. In addition, these IT Professionals will have mastered the skills requred to be a consultant, full-time desktop support technician, or IT generalist who administers Windows 8-based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities.  Additional skills addressed in this textbook:

  • Install and Upgrade to Windows 8
  • Configure Hardware and Applications
  • Configure Network Connectivity
  • Configure Access to Resources
  • Configure Remote Access and Mobility
  • Monitor and Maintain Windows Clients
  • Configure Backup and Recovery Options
The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification and was authored for college instructors and college students.  MOAC gets instructors ready to teach and students ready for work by delivering essential resources in 5 key areas:  Instructor readiness, student software, student assessment, instruction resources, and learning validation.   With the Microsoft Official Academic course program, you are getting instructional support from Microsoft; materials that are accurate and make course delivery easy.  Request your sample materials today.

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Lesson 1: Evaluating Hardware Readiness and Capability 1

Introducing Windows 8 2

Using the Start Screen 2

Using the Windows Desktop 7

Accessing Configuration Settings 8

Introducing Windows 8 Editions 10

Understanding Windows 8 System Requirements 12

Selecting Installation Options 13

Will the Hardware Support the New Operating System? 13

Will the New Operating System Support the Existing Applications? 14

Which Windows 8 Edition Should I Install? 14

Which Processor Platform Should I Use? 15

Should I Perform an Upgrade or a Clean Installation? 15

Do I Have to Install Multiple Languages? 16

Running Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant 17

Identifying Upgrade Paths 20

Upgrading Windows 8 Editions 20

Upgrading from Windows 7 21

Upgrading from Earlier Windows Versions 22

Skill Summary 22

Knowledge Assessment 23

Business Case Scenarios 26

Lesson 2: Installing Windows 8 27

Understanding the Windows 8 Boot Environment 28

Introducing Windows PE 29

What’s New in Windows PE 30

Understanding Windows PE Limitations 30

Using Windows PE 31

Understanding the Windows 8 Startup Process 32

Performing a Clean Installation 33

Installing Third-Party Device Drivers 40

Working with Installation Partitions 41

Installing to a VHD 42

Upgrading to Windows 8 43

Preparing to Upgrade 43

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 45

Upgrading Windows 8 Editions 46

Migrating from Windows XP or Windows Vista 47

Installing Windows To Go 48

Skill Summary 52

Knowledge Assessment 52

Business Case Scenarios 55

Lesson 3: Migrating and Configuring User Data 56

Configuring User Profiles 57

Using Roaming Profiles 58

Using Mandatory User Profiles 59

Managing Profile Compatibility 59

Migrating User Profiles 60

Using Windows Easy Transfer 61

Using the User State Migration Tool 73

Configuring Folder Redirection 73

Skill Summary 76

Knowledge Assessment 76

Business Case Scenario 79

Lesson 4: Working with Disks and Devices 80

Working with Devices and Drivers 80

Understanding Device Drivers 81

Working with Devices 88

Using Device Manager 90

Skill Summary 97

Knowledge Assessment 98

Business Case Scenario 100

Lesson 5: Installing and Configuring Desktop Applications 101

Configuring Program Defaults 102

Setting Default Programs 102

Modifying File Associations 104

Modifying Autoplay Settings 106

Setting Program Access Defaults 106

Using Windows Installer 107

Configuring Application Compatibility 108

Troubleshooting Program Compatibility 109

Setting Compatibility Modes 110

Configuring Application Compatibility Policies 111

Virtualizing Applications Using App-V 113

Skill Summary 116

Knowledge Assessment 116

Business Case Scenario 119

Lesson 6: Installing and Configuring Windows Store Applications 120

Installing and Configuring Windows Store Apps 121

Installing, Reinstalling, and Updating Windows Store Apps 121

Restricting Access to the Windows Store Content 128

Adding Internal Content (Side Loading) 131

Disabling the Windows Store 132

Skill Summary 135

Knowledge Assessment 136

Business Case Scenarios 139

Lesson 7: Controlling Access to Local Hardware and Applications 140

Configuring Hardware Restrictions 140

Controlling Device Installation 141

Controlling Removable Storage Access 142

Configuring Application Restrictions 144

Using Software Restriction Policies 144

Using AppLocker 147

Skill Summary 151

Knowledge Assessment 152

Business Case Scenario 153

Lesson 8: Configuring Internet Explorer 154

Administering Internet Explorer 155

Configuring Internet Explorer 156

Introducing WebSockets 172

Securing Internet Explorer 172

Understanding Protected Mode 172

Configuring Security Zones 176

Configuring the SmartScreen Filter 179

Using InPrivate Mode 180

Browsing with Certificates 182

Skill Summary 185

Knowledge Assessment 185

Business Case Scenarios 189

Lesson 9: Configuring Client Hyper-V 190

Installing Client Hyper-V and Configuring Virtual Machine 191

Installing Client Hyper-V 191

Exploring Hyper-V Manager 195

Creating a Virtual Machine Using Hyper-V Manager 196

Configuring Virtual Machine Settings 197

Managing Snapshots 200

Working with Virtual Switches 203

Creating Virtual Hard Disks 206

Understanding Virtual Hard Disk Formats 206

Managing and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks 208

Skill Summary 209

Knowledge Assessment 210

Business Case Scenarios 212

Lesson 10: Configuring IP Settings 213

Networking Basics 214

The Physical Layer 215

The Data-Link Layer 215

The Network Layer 216

The Transport Layer 224

The Upper Layers 227

Connecting to a Network 228

Installing Network Support 229

Using the Network and Sharing Center 231

Managing Network Connections 235

Using TCP/IP Tools 241

Using Ipconfig.exe 242

Using Ping.exe 243

Using Tracert.exe 244

Using Nslookup.exe 245

Using Netstat.exe 246

Skill Summary 248

Knowledge Assessment 249

Business Case Scenarios 252

Lesson 11: Configuring Network Settings 253

Configuring Network Settings 254

Connecting to Wireless Networks 254

Managing Preferred Wireless Networks 258

Prioritizing Networks in Windows 8 258

Removing Wireless Networks/Profiles 260

Configuring Network Adapters 261

Configuring Location-Aware Printing 265

Skill Summary 267

Knowledge Assessment 268

Business Case Scenarios 272

Lesson 12: Configuring and Maintaining Network Security 273

Defending Against Malware 274

Using Windows 8 Action Center 275

Using Windows Firewall 277

Introducing Windows Defender 289

Using the Malicious Software Removal Tool 292

Understanding Wireless Security 293

Evaluating Wireless Networking Hardware 293

Using Wired Equivalent Privacy 294

Selecting an Authentication Method 295

Using Wi-Fi Protected Access 295

Skill Summary 296

Knowledge Assessment 297

Business Case Scenarios 300

Lesson 13: Configuring Remote Management 301

Using Remote Access Technologies 301

Using Microsoft Management Console 302

Using Remote Assistance 303

Using Remote Desktop 307

Using Windows Remote Management 311

Skill Summary 315

Knowledge Assessment 315

Business Case Scenario 319

Lesson 14: Configuring Shared Resources 320

Sharing Files and Folders 321

Understanding Folder Sharing in Windows 8 321

Sharing with Homegroups 322

Using Libraries 323

Creating a Homegroup 326

Joining a Homegroup 329

Working with Homegroups 331

Sharing the Public Folder 332

Sharing a Folder 333

Managing Share Permissions 335

Combining Share and NTFS Permissions 337

Using SkyDrive 337

Configuring Near Field Communication (NFC) 340

Working with Printers 341

Understanding the Windows Print Architecture 341

Sharing a Printer 348

Configuring Printer Security 350

Accessing a Shared Printer 352

Managing Documents 353

Managing Printers 355

Skill Summary 358

Knowledge Assessment 358

Business Case Scenarios 362

Lesson 15: Configuring File and Folder Access 363

Managing Permissions 364

Understanding the Windows Permission Architecture 364

Managing NTFS Permissions 370

Using the Encrypting File System 380

Encrypting a Folder with EFS 381

Determining Whether a File or Folder is Encrypted 382

Configuring Disk Quotas 383

Configuring Object Access Auditing 384

Skill Summary 390

Knowledge Assessment 390

Business Case Scenarios 394

Lesson 16: Configuring Local Security Settings 395

Configuring Security for Windows 8 395

Configuring Local Security Policies 396

Understanding User Account Control (UAC) 399

Configuring User Account Control 401

Configuring SmartScreen Filters 406

Configuring Secure Boot 409

Skill Summary 411

Knowledge Assessment 412

Business Case Scenarios 415

Lesson 17: Configuring Authentication and Authorization 416

Working with Users and Groups 417

Understanding Local and Domain Users 418

Understanding Local and Domain Groups 422

Creating and Managing Local Users and Groups 425

Using the User Accounts Control Settings 426

Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in 435

Working with Domain Users and Groups 441

Authenticating and Authorizing Users 441

Working with Passwords 442

Using PIN and Picture Passwords 450

Using Smart Cards 452

Managing Certificates 453

Using Biometrics 455

Elevating Privileges 455

Troubleshooting Authentication Issues 456

Authorizing Users 456

Skill Summary 458

Knowledge Assessment 458

Business Case Scenarios 462

Lesson 18: Configuring Remote Connections 463

Using BranchCache 464

Understanding Network Infrastructure Requirements 464

Understanding BranchCache Communications 465

Understanding Content Information Versions 466

Configuring BranchCache Settings 467

Using Remote Network Connections 470

Understanding Virtual Private Networking 471

Authenticating Remote Users 473

Creating a VPN Connection 474

Creating a Broadband Connection 478

Using Remote Desktop 480

Using DirectAccess 481

Skill Summary 486

Knowledge Assessment 486

Business Case Scenario 488

Lesson 19: Configuring Mobility Options 489

Using Windows Mobility Controls 489

Opening Windows Mobility Center 490

Configuring Mobile Display Options 491

Configuring Presentation Settings 497

Configuring Power Options 498

Synchronizing Data 504

Using Wi-Fi Direct 512

Configuring Windows To Go 512

Skill Summary 513

Knowledge Assessment 513

Business Case Scenarios 516

Lesson 20: Configuring Security for Mobile Devices 517

Securing Your Mobile Devices 518

Configuring BitLocker 518

Understanding BitLocker Requirements 519

Enabling BitLocker on Operating System Drives 520

Configuring BitLocker To Go 525

Using Data Recovery Agents 528

Configuring Remote Wipe 531

Using Windows Intune to Perform Remote Wipes 533

Managing Location Settings 533

Using Windows Location Provider (PLP) 533

Using Personally Identifiable Information (PII) 535

Skill Summary 537

Knowledge Assessment 537

Business Case Scenarios 540

Lesson 21: Configuring and Managing Updates 541

Configuring Update Settings 542

Checking for Updates 542

Changing Update Settings 544

Hiding and Restoring Updates 546

Configuring Windows Update Policies 547

Configuring Local Computer Policies and Microsoft Domain Group Policies to Manage Updates 548

Managing Update History 555

Viewing Update History 555

Rolling Back Updates 556

Updating Windows Store Applications 557

Skill Summary 559

Knowledge Assessment 559

Business Case Scenarios 562

Lesson 22: Managing Local Storage 563

Working with Disks 564

Understanding Partition Styles 564

Understanding Disk Types 566

Understanding Volume Types 567

Understanding File Systems 568

Using the Disk Management Snap-in 568

Using Storage Spaces 582

Using Diskpart.exe 587

Using Disk Tools 587

Skill Summary 591

Knowledge Assessment 591

Business Case Scenarios 595

Lesson 23: Monitoring System Performance 596

Monitoring and Diagnosing Performance 597

Using Event Viewer 598

The Comprehensive List of Performance Tools 608

Using the Performance Monitor Console 609

Using Reliability Monitor 617

Managing Performance 619

Working with Processes 619

Using Task Manager 620

Using Resource Monitor 625

Viewing Advanced System Details in System Information 628

Viewing System Configuration Details 628

Adjusting Performance Settings 629

Configuring Index Settings 630

Modifying Power Settings 632

Troubleshooting Windows 8 632

Using the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool 633

Using the Windows Network Diagnostic Tool 633

Viewing Problem Reports 634

Skill Summary 635

Knowledge Assessment 636

Business Case Scenarios 639

Lesson 24: Configuring Backup 641

Configuring Data Protection 641

Using Windows 7 File Recovery 642

Creating a Windows 8 Recovery Drive 655

Skill Summary 657

Knowledge Assessment 658

Business Case Scenario 660

Lesson 25: Configuring System Recovery Options 661

Performing System Recovery of Windows 8 662

Understanding the Windows 8 Startup Process 662

Troubleshooting Startup Failures 663

Configuring System Restore Points 665

Using the Last Known Good Configuration 667

Performing a Complete Restore 669

Performing Driver Rollbacks 674

Exploring PC Refresh and PC Reset 675

Skill Summary 677

Knowledge Assessment 678

Business Case Scenarios 682

Lesson 26: Configuring File Recovery Options 683

Overview of Windows 8 File Recovery Options 683

Configure File History 684

Restoring Files and Folders 688

Configuring File Restore Points 690

Skill Summary 692

Knowledge Assessment 693

Business Case Scenarios 694

Appendix A 695

Index 696