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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.

Here's what will you get

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.

Lessons
14+
Exercises
256+
Quizzes
81+
Flashcards
64+
Glossary of terms
64+
Pre-assessment Questions
35+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessment Questions
30+
Performance based lab
63+
Video tutorials
63+
Minutes
48+
live lab
16+
Video tutorials
63+
Minutes
48+

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
75+
Hours
01:08+
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
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.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Windows Administrators
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician

Here's what will you learn

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Understanding Network Connectivity in an Enterprise
  • Using the Network and Sharing Center
  • Resolving Connectivity Issues
  • Verifying Hardware and Cabling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Workgroups vs. Domains
  • Authentication and Authorization in a Domain
  • Using Group Policy in a Domain
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
  • Installing and Sharing Printers
  • Monitoring and Managing Print Servers
  • Supporting Desktop Apps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • System Protection
  • File Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows Store
  • Supporting Desktop Apps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Using Task Manager
  • Using Event Viewer
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Optimizing Performance by Using Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Troubleshooting Boot Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Certification Objectives Map

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • 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
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Connecting to a remote computer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on system protection
  • Creating a restore point
  • Restoring a deleted file
  • Turning on automatic app updates
  • Installing calculator app
  • Reviewing calculator information in store

Hands on Activities (Live Labs)

  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • 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
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Connecting to a remote computer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on system protection
  • Creating a restore point
  • Restoring a deleted file
  • Turning on automatic app updates
  • Installing calculator app
  • Reviewing calculator information in store

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