(Retired) Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8


This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who configure and support Windows PCs and devices. You will learn the new 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 and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, as well as how to migrate user state and settings. The labs in the course incorporate Windows PowerShell and Group Policy and other Windows management tools. With the increasing BYOD trend, learn to control access for non-domain joined Windows devices through Workplace Join services and Work Folders.Additionally, you will learn how to resolve common support issues related to Windows 8.1, including troubleshooting Internet Explorer, recovering BitLocker encrypted drives, and optimizing performance. Finally, you will learn about implementing Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. This course also helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-689, MCSA: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2.


After completing this course, students will gain the skills 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.

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If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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