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20687D: Configuring Windows® 8.1


20687D: Configuring Windows® 8.1

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About the Course

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who have knowledge and experience administering Windows PCs and devices in a domain environment with managed access to the Internet. You will learn the skills you need to administer Windows 8.1 in a Windows Server domain environment and also provide secure, managed access to users from their non-domain joined Windows devices. You will learn how to install and customize Windows 8.1 operating systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate and synchronize settings across multiple devices. In addition, you will learn how to implement mobile security and customize configurations using Windows management tools including Group Policy and Windows PowerShell cmdlets. You will also learn how to configure user settings and profiles, local and remote network connectivity, Client Hyper-V, virtual apps, and Internet Explorer 11. Finally, you will learn how to optimize security and provide controlled access from Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to specified resources through Workplace Join services and Work Folders. This course is also designed to prepare certification candidates for Exam 70-687, Configuring Windows 8.1. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. NOTE: This course is based on Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with domain services provided by Windows Server 2012 R2.

Course Curriculum

Course # : 20687D
Exam : 70-687

20687D: Configuring Windows® 8.1


  • Describe solutions and features related to managing Windows 8.1 in an enterprise network environment.
  • Determine requirements and perform the tasks for installing and deploying Windows 8.1.
  • Manage profiles and user state between Windows devices.
  • Determine the most appropriate management tools to configure Windows 8.1 settings.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
  • Configure network connectivity.
  • Configure resource connectivity for both domain-joined and non-domain joined PCs and devices.
  • Implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
  • Configure file, folder, and printer access.
  • Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure and control desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and virtual apps.
  • Optimize and maintain Windows 8.1 PCs and devices.
  • Configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
  • Determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
  • Describe and configure Client Hyper-V.


Target Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. This course is also intended to provide foundation configuration skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations. Students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8.1 Configuring exam will also benefit from this course.

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Harsh Ahlawat

I opted for this course with Learnfly academy and honestly it helped me a lot at the professional front. The course gave me a lot of scope and great tips & strategies for navigating around Windows 8 & 8.1. It enabled me to access all the programs (e.g. control panel) that I was used to in older versions of Windows. Great course with great trainers.

Sonali Thakur

I took my certification training for Configuring Windows 8.1 at Learnfly. The academy is great with amazing trainers. I would like to appreciate their efforts and thank them for training me so well. They made all concepts very clear to me and explained everything in a detailed way. The entire training process was very interactive along with interesting presentations. I am glad I choose them and I am planning to explore more courses offered by them.

Mahak Singh

I took Windows 8.1 training at Learnfly. My experience was extraordinary. Everything explained by the instructors was done in a good and understanding way. The training process was very interactive and practical knowledge was given along with real-time examples.

Elli Janes
United Arab Emirates

Initially I was very skeptical of joining Learnfly for my training course. After visiting their website and talking to them I felt a little better. All my doubts vanished after 2-3 sessions. The faculty there is amazing and put extra efforts to make you understand all the concepts and methodology. I feel fortunate to take guidance from them.

Ben Joseph
United States

I work in the IT field and I found the course really helpful. It precisely explained certain steps and concepts, covered the main aspects of Windows 8 and gave options to some of the practices. Initially, I felt lost on their Windows 8 machines but not anymore!


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What are the prerequisites of pursuing Microsoft Windows 8?

There are certain prerequisites which one needs to qualify prior pursuing Microsoft Windows 8 training.

  • One should hold at least two years of experience in the field of IT.
  • One should have appropriate knowledge of networking fundamentals covering Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • One should have good knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • One should be proficient in principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
  • One should hold good understanding of the certificate security.
  • One should have working knowledge of the fundamentals of Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • One should hold good understanding of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals.
  • One should hold good understanding of Microsoft Windows Client essentials.
  • One should have the basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • One should have the basic awareness of Windows deployment tools.

What does Microsoft Windows 8 Course provide me?

Microsoft Windows 8 Course aims to bestow a strong foundation to the configuration skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs). It gives Tier 2 support to users who work with Windows desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment regardless of the size of the enterprise organizations.

Who can apply for Microsoft Windows 8 Course?

The intended audience for Microsoft Windows 8 Course primarily remains the IT professionals who can administer and support Windows 8.1 PCs, devices, users, and associated network & security resources.

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