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Configuring Windows 8.1 (Course & Labs)

ISBN : 9781616917548

Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-687 certification exam by 70-687 - Configuring 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 70-687- Configuring Windows 8.1 certification program validates the skills and expertise of IT professionals to configure hardware and applications, network connectivity, remote access, and mobility; monitor and maintain Windows clients.

The Configuring 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 configure Windows 8 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources.

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Pre Assessment Questions
Post Assessment Questions
Performance lab

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

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Exam related 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 70-687 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 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail in passing the 70-687 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 70-687 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 70-687-complete, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Desktop support technician
  • IT Consultant
  • IT generalist
  • Navigating Windows 8.1
  • Using Windows 8.1 Shortcuts
  • Understanding Authentication and Authorization
  • Using the Windows Command Prompt
  • Using Windows PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • System Protection
  • File Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows Store
  • Supporting Desktop Apps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Certification Objectives Map

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Changing a standard account into an administrator account
  • Launching the command prompt with administrative privileges
  • Modifying the path system variable
  • Changing the execution policy
  • Running PowerShell commands
  • Configuring screen resolution
  • Installing Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Configuring Windows to go
  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • Enabling Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Testing the existence of other hosts
  • Releasing and renewing an IP address
  • Configuring DNS information
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Creating a metered connection
  • Enabling network discovery
  • Configuring a wireless NIC
  • Configuring a NIC
  • Creating a homegroup
  • Joining a HomeGroup
  • Verifying and diagnosing the network adapter
  • Running hostname resolution commands
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Creating a rule that exempts hosts from authentication
  • Configuring remote assistance
  • Enabling remote assistance
  • Configuring remote desktop
  • Enabling BranchCache
  • Configuring remote desktop authentication
  • Connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband
  • Enabling remote assistance for public network
  • Connecting to a remote computer
  • 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
  • Configuring security settings in IE
  • Encrypting flash drive with BitLocker
  • Configuring BitLocker for an identification field
  • Adding a website to trusted sites
  • Configuring the default program settings
  • Encrypting a folder
  • Allowing access to a group
  • Adding a permission entry for a folder
  • Uploading photos and videos to OneDrive
  • Configuring folder sharing
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Configuring disk quotas
  • Configuring data recovery agent
  • 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
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on system protection
  • Creating a restore point
  • Turning on file history for a drive
  • Restoring a deleted file
  • Turning on automatic app updates
  • Installing calculator app
  • Reviewing calculator information in store
  • Configuring an appLocker policy