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70-688 (Course & Labs) : Supporting Windows 8.1 (Course & Labs)

70-688-complete
Supporting Windows 8.1 (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-741-8
Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-688 certification exam by 70-688 - Supporting Windows 8.1 course and performance-based labs. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Microsoft 70-688- Supporting Windows 8.1 certification program validates the skills and expertise of IT professionals. 70-688 exam covers supporting operating system and application installation; resource access; and Windows clients and devices.

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

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Exercise Questions
256+
Quizzes
81+
Flashcards
64+
Glossary of terms
64+
Lessons
14+
Videos and How To..

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Videos
75+
Hours
01:08+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
35+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
30+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

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Labs

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Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
63+
Video tutorials
63+
Minutes
48+

Hands on Activities

Planning the Windows 8.1 Installation

Using Virtualization Technologies

  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Creating a virtual machine

Installing Windows 8.1

  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files

Networking

  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Creating a metered connection
  • Enabling network discovery
  • Configuring a wireless NIC
  • Configuring a NIC
  • Releasing and renewing an IP address
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Verifying and diagnosing the network adapter
  • Running hostname resolution commands
  • Connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband

Windows Firewall and Remote Access

  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Connecting to a remote computer

Managing Windows 8.1 in a Domain

Users and Groups

  • Changing a standard account into an administrator account
  • Creating new users
  • Changing a user password
  • Deleting a user account
  • Renaming a user account
  • Adding local users and groups snap-in
  • Changing user properties
  • Assigning home folders
  • Adding accounts to groups

Managing Security

  • Enabling auditing of files, folders, and printers
  • Adding the local computer policy snap-In
  • Accessing the LGPO
  • Configuring password policy
  • Adding groups to user right assignment policy
  • Changing the default security level
  • Configuring security settings in IE
  • Adding a website to trusted sites
  • Encrypting flash drive with BitLocker
  • Configuring BitLocker for an identification field

Managing Files and Disks on Windows 8.1

  • Creating a homegroup
  • Joining a HomeGroup
  • Adding a permission entry for a folder
  • Uploading photos and videos to OneDrive
  • Configuring folder sharing
  • Allowing access to a group
  • Encrypting a folder
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Configuring disk quotas
  • Changing indexing option

Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers

  • Viewing a device driver in Device Manager
  • Rolling back a device driver
  • Updating a device driver
  • Installing a device driver
  • Configuring and managing updates
  • Sharing a printer
  • Configuring remote desktop

Recovery and Backup Options

  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on system protection
  • Creating a restore point
  • Restoring a deleted file

Installing and Configuring Applications

  • Turning on automatic app updates
  • Installing calculator app
  • Reviewing calculator information in store

Monitoring System Performance and Recovery

  • Creating event subscription

Appendix A

Live Lab

Live-Lab is an add-on component. Please select it while buying the course. It is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. A live-lab has equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Here's What You Get

live lab
16+
Video tutorials
63+
Minutes
48+

Hands on Activities

Planning the Windows 8.1 Installation

Using Virtualization Technologies

  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Creating a virtual machine

Installing Windows 8.1

  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files

Networking

  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Creating a metered connection
  • Enabling network discovery
  • Configuring a wireless NIC
  • Configuring a NIC
  • Releasing and renewing an IP address
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Verifying and diagnosing the network adapter
  • Running hostname resolution commands
  • Connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband

Windows Firewall and Remote Access

  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Connecting to a remote computer

Managing Windows 8.1 in a Domain

Users and Groups

  • Changing a standard account into an administrator account
  • Creating new users
  • Changing a user password
  • Deleting a user account
  • Renaming a user account
  • Adding local users and groups snap-in
  • Changing user properties
  • Assigning home folders
  • Adding accounts to groups

Managing Security

  • Enabling auditing of files, folders, and printers
  • Adding the local computer policy snap-In
  • Accessing the LGPO
  • Configuring password policy
  • Adding groups to user right assignment policy
  • Changing the default security level
  • Configuring security settings in IE
  • Adding a website to trusted sites
  • Encrypting flash drive with BitLocker
  • Configuring BitLocker for an identification field

Managing Files and Disks on Windows 8.1

  • Creating a homegroup
  • Joining a HomeGroup
  • Adding a permission entry for a folder
  • Uploading photos and videos to OneDrive
  • Configuring folder sharing
  • Allowing access to a group
  • Encrypting a folder
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Configuring disk quotas
  • Changing indexing option

Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers

  • Viewing a device driver in Device Manager
  • Rolling back a device driver
  • Updating a device driver
  • Installing a device driver
  • Configuring and managing updates
  • Sharing a printer
  • Configuring remote desktop

Recovery and Backup Options

  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on system protection
  • Creating a restore point
  • Restoring a deleted file

Installing and Configuring Applications

  • Turning on automatic app updates
  • Installing calculator app
  • Reviewing calculator information in store

Monitoring System Performance and Recovery

  • Creating event subscription

Appendix A

Exam Information

The Supporting Windows 8.1 exam is part of Microsoft's MCSE, MCSA and MCP certifications. It is a required part to the MCSA certification and further can be upgraded to MCSE certification. This certification is targeted at professionals who support Windows 8 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources.

Career Prospects
  • Windows Administrators
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the MCSA/MCSE certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate should have a good knowledge of Windows 8.1.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The 70-688 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple-choice
  • Drag and drop
  • Choose and Reorder
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?
700

(on a scale of 1-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail in passing the 70-688 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period is also imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take the exam again.
What is the validity of the certification?
The 70-688 exam has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-688-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Planning the Windows 8.1 Installation

  • Choosing a Windows 8.1 Edition
  • Evaluating Hardware and Compatibility Requirements
  • Choosing between an Upgrade and a Clean Install
  • Designing an Operating System Installation Strategy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 2: Using Virtualization Technologies

  • Understanding Virtualization and Hyper-V
  • Reviewing Requirements for Hyper-V
  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Configuring Virtual Switches
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Designing a Virtual Application Strategy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Installing Windows 8.1

  • Performing a Local Installation
  • Installing and Configuring Windows To Go
  • Creating and Installing a VHD
  • Designing a Solution for User Settings
  • Migrating User Data
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Networking

  • Understanding Network Connectivity in an Enterprise
  • Using the Network and Sharing Center
  • Resolving Connectivity Issues
  • Verifying Hardware and Cabling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Windows Firewall and Remote Access

  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: Managing Windows 8.1 in a Domain

  • Workgroups vs. Domains
  • Authentication and Authorization in a Domain
  • Using Group Policy in a Domain
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 7: Users and Groups

  • Overview of Windows 8.1 User Accounts
  • Logging On and Logging Off
  • Working with User Accounts
  • Managing User Properties
  • Troubleshooting User Account Authentication
  • Using, Creating, and Managing Groups
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Managing Security

  • Managing Security
  • Managing and Applying LGPOs
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Using Advanced Security Options
  • Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Understanding Smart Cards
  • Managing File and Folder Security
  • Managing Network Access
  • Using Windows Update
  • Using System Center 2012
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 9: Managing Files and Disks on Windows 8.1

  • Understanding Files and Folders
  • Configuring Folder Sharing
  • Managing File and Folder Security
  • Managing Network Access to Folders
  • Managing Local Storage
  • Monitoring System Performance
  • Controlling Access to Removable Media
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 10: Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers

  • Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
  • Installing and Sharing Printers
  • Monitoring and Managing Print Servers
  • Supporting Desktop Apps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 11: Recovery and Backup Options

  • System Protection
  • File Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 12: Installing and Configuring Applications

  • Windows Store
  • Supporting Desktop Apps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 13: Monitoring System Performance and Recovery

  • Using Task Manager
  • Using Event Viewer
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Optimizing Performance by Using Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Troubleshooting Boot Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 14: Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map

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