MOC 20689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

This 3 day instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.

This class is designed for IT Professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows 7 to Windows 8 by learning the new features and functionality of Windows 8 and its related tools and cloud services that pertain to Installation and 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; Security; Troubleshooting and recovery; Client Hyper-V; Online services.

Intended Student Audience:
• The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows 7 administrators or support technicians and want to update their skills to Windows 8 and associated administration tools and cloud services.
• The secondary audience for this course includes certification candidates who have an existing Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) level certification for Windows 7 and who want to upgrade those credentials to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 8.

Class Objectives:
• 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
• Implement the online features of Windows 8 by using the boot from VHD feature
Course Prerequisites for 20689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
• Required: 50331: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
• Required: 6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments
• Technical knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
• Familiarity with 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)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 fundamentals
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Client fundamentals; for example, working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and/or Windows 7

Class Outline:
I. Module 1: Installing Windows 8
1. Introducing Windows 8
2. Preparing to Install Windows 8
3. Installing Windows 8
4. Activating Windows 8
5. Lab : Installing Windows 8
II. Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8
1. Upgrading to Windows 8
2. Migrating to Windows 8
3. Migrating User Data and Settings
4. Lab : Migrating to Windows 8
III. Module 3: Administering Windows 8
1. Implementing Group Policies
2. Administering Windows 8 with Windows Intune
3. Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
4. Windows PowerShell Remoting
5. Lab : Implementing GPOs
6. Lab : Administering Windows 8 with Windows PowerShell ISE
IV. Module 4: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8
1. Application Deployment Options in Windows 8
2. Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
3. Lab : Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
V. Module 5: Configuring Applications
1. Install and Configure Applications
2. Managing Apps from the Windows Store
3. Configuring Settings in Internet Explorer
4. Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise
5. Lab : Configuring Security in Internet Explorer
6. Lab : Configuring AppLocker
VI. Module 6: Configuring Remote Access
1. Configuring VPN Access
2. Overview of DirectAccess
3. Lab : Configuring DirectAccess
VII. Module 7: Implementing Storage in Windows 8
1. Understanding Storage Concepts in Windows 8
2. Implementing BitLocker
3. File Caching
4. Overview of SkyDrive
5. Lab : Implementing BitLocker
VIII. Module 8: Protecting and Recovering Windows 8
1. Configuring Host-Based Virus and Malware Protection
2. Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
3. Recovery Options in Windows 8
4. Lab : Recovering Windows 8
IX. Module 9: Implementing Client Hyper-V
1. Creating Virtual Machines
2. Managing Virtual Hard Disks
3. Managing Snapshots
4. Lab : Implementing Client Hyper-V
X. Module 10: Implementing the Online Features of Windows 8
1. Lab : Implementing the Online Features of Windows 8

To Hire an AMS Microsoft Windows 8 Subject Matter Expert Consultant and Instructor who also teaches this class, call 800-798-3901 today!

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