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Configuring Windows 8

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.

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Praha5 29 070 CZK included in course price 50
Brno5 29 070 CZK included in course price 50
Bratislava5 650,00 EUR 270,00 EUR 50

User intensity level

At course completion students will be able

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 and to enable remote access.
Create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V for Windows 8 and describe how to use it to support legacy applications.
Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures.
Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8.


Knowledge in extent of the courses which are listed in the bellow sections Previous Courses and Related Courses
Experience working in Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 environment
Good understanding of TCP/IP and DNS technologies

Teaching methods

Instructor-led classroom training with self-paced practical exercises in computer-based virtual environment on Hyper-V platform
Self-paced excercises usually take at least one third of the time spent on the course

Student materials

Microsoft Learning (MSL) official student training kit in English
The student kit contains a book with the presentations used during the course as well as detailed procedures for practical exercises. Excercises usually take at least one third of the time spent on the course
The student kit also represents a valid license to attend the course. Every student is officially required to have the student kit available for his own use during the course. If the student already owns student kit from a previous training, it is not necessarily required to pay for it again

Course outline

Introducing Windows 8
Preparing to Install Windows 8
Installing Windows 8
Automating the Installation of Windows 8
Activating Windows 8
Upgrading to Windows 8
Migrating to Windows 8
Migrating User Data and Settings
Managing Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes
Working with Virtual Hard Disks
Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
Implementing Name Resolution
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
Overview of Wireless Networks
Implementing a Wireless Network
Overview of Threats to Network Security
Configuring Windows Firewall
Securing Network Traffic
Configuring Windows Defender
Managing File Access
Managing Shared Folders
Configuring File Compression
Managing Printers
Overview of SkyDrive
Authentication and Authorization in Windows 8
Implementing GPOs
Securing Data with EFS and BitLocker
Configuring User Account Control
Install and Configure Applications
Managing Apps from the Windows Store
Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
Configuring Application Restrictions in the Enterprise
Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8
Managing the Reliability of Windows 8
Managing Windows 8 Updates
Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Settings
Configuring VPN Access
Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
Overview of DirectAccess
Overview of Hyper-V
Creating Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Hard Disks
Managing Snapshots
Backing Up and Restoring Files in Windows 8
Recovery Options in Windows 8

Preparation for Microsoft certification

Most Microsoft certification exams do not require students to attend an official MOC course in order to pass the exam. This applies to all certifications except for MCM
Official Microsoft MOC courses as well as our own GOC courses are good ways of preparation for Microsoft certifications such as MCP, MTA, MCSA, MCSE or MCM
This does not mean that official MOC courses would serve as the only necessary praparation. The primary goal of an MOC course is to provide for sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical experience to effectively work with the related product
MOC courses usually cover most of the topics required by their respective certification exams, but often do not give every topic the same amount of time and emphassis as may be required to completelly pass the exam

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