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MCSA: Windows 8 Boot Camp

 

 

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Duration: 7 Days

  

 

Description:

The Academy’s 7-day MCSA Windows 8 Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

20687: Configuring Windows 8 (Exam 70-687)
20688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 (Exam 70-688)

This course provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues. In this course, students also learn how to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. Two unique features of this course are integration of cloud services and Windows Intune.

 

 

Audience:

 

Before attending this course, students must have:

• Two years of experience in the IT field managing and maintaining Windows client operating systems
• Two years of experience performing:
• Windows application installation and support
• Network configuration in Windows
• Windows operating system installation and updates
• An understanding of how Windows client computers integrate with server computer
 

 

What's Included:

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

 

 

Authorized Training:

 

The Academy is proud to be the #1 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS) in Florida. 

 

 

 

Course Outline:

Installing and Deploying Windows 8 

This module will introduce the student to some new features of Windows 8, provide guidance on installing Windows 8, and introduce them to the Windows 8 licensing environment.

Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
This module examines the upgrade process, identifies different methods for upgrading and migrating, and introduces you to the tools and processes used to perform an upgrade or migration.

Managing Disks and Device Drivers
This module explains how to manage disk, including simple, spanned, or striped volumes. It also explains how to optimize file-system performance, and how to use disk quotas to manage available disk space on installed volumes.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 networking features including both TCP/IP version 4 and TCP/IP version 6.

Implementing Wireless Network Connections
This module describe the wireless network technologies available, the procedures for configuring wireless network components, and the Windows 8 elements that are necessary to access wireless networks.

Implementing Network Security
This module explains how to formulate a strategy to protect your computers by using User policies, anti-virus software, encrypted network traffic, and other protective measures. It also explains how to optimize the appropriate Windows network security features, such as Windows Firewall and Windows Defender.

Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8 Clients
This module provides the information and tools you need to manage access to shared folders and printers. Specifically, the module describes how to share and protect folders, configure folder compression, and how to install, configure, and manage printers. Additionally, this module introduces the SkyDrive functionality, and describes how to set up NTFS folder permissions.

Securing Windows 8 Desktops
This module explains the features of Windows 8 that help you maintain a secure computer desktop environment.

Configuring Applications
This module explains how to install and configure applications, which include both desktop apps and Windows Store apps.

Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers
This module explains the tools that you can use to determine the source of performance and reliability issues. It also describes the steps to take to improve system performance and reliability.

Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
This module explains how to identify and configure appropriate mobile computer access, specifically DirectAccess and VPN. Additionally, this module describes various power options, and device synchronization capabilities that students can configure.

Implementing Hyper-V
This module introduces the student to Client Hyper-V in Windows 8, and explains the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment.

Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8
This module explains how to use the included tools to maintain a backup of important data files and additional tools that can help you to recover a computer that will not start, or starts with errors.

Using Windows PowerShell
This module explains how to use Windows PowerShell, its graphical user interface (GUI), and scripting editor to write scripts that automate repetitive tasks, and thereby increase consistency and productivity.

Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8
This module explains how to plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8.

Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy
This module explains how to define an appropriate installation strategy for Windows 8 in a given scenario.

Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8
This module explains how to plan user authentication for Windows 8.

Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity
This module explains how to plan and implement intranet connectivity for Windows 8.

Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
This module explains how to design and implement an application strategy for Windows 8.

Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings
This module explains how to plan and implement a solution for managing user settings.

Configuring Cloud Services
This module explains how to configure Windows Live services, and plan for Office 365.

Implementing Windows Intune
This module explains how to plan for and implement Windows Intune.

Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune
This module explains how to manage computers by using Windows Intune.

Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Resources
This module explains how to plan access to file and print resources.

Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8
This module explains how to plan a solution for file encryption for Windows 8.

Designing and Implementing Endpoint Security for Windows 8
This module explains how to design and implement endpoint security for Windows 8.

Designing and Implementing Extranet Connectivity

Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution
This module explains how to plan a recovery solution for Windows 8.

 

 

At Course completion: 

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.
• Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8 system.
• Configure network connectivity.
• Install, configure, and maintain wireless network connections.
• Implement Windows 8 technologies to secure network connections.
• Share files and printers.
• Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops.
• Configure and control applications in Windows 8.
• Optimize and maintain Windows 8 based computers.
• Configure mobile computer settings to enable remote access.
• Create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V for Windows 8 and describe how to use Hyper-V to support legacy applications.
• Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures.
• Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8.
• Plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8.
• Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity for Windows 8.
• Configure cloud services and deploy Windows Intune.
• Implement encryption and endpoint security.
• Plan a recovery solution for Windows 8.
• Design a recovery solution for Windows 8.

Academy Code of Honor:  
The Academy guarantees that students shall pass all vendor examinations during the training program or may re-attend within one year of the program completion date. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.  

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