MCSA Windows 8 Certification Training

This class has been RETIRED and only available as a private group session.

The MCSA is the first certification introduced by Microsoft for the Windows 8 Client OS Technology. While attending our MCSA: Windows 8 training with Test Pass Academy - you will have the opportunity to take these 2 exams and achieve the certification. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams.

Test Pass Academy employs and contracts training solution specialists, consultants and expert Microsoft Certified Trainers that have been doing Microsoft training back since the Microsoft NT days. This course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exams - which are offered by Prometric, on-site at the same facility.
If you're goal is to learn how to use Windows 8 and pass the certification exams - you've found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning, combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives. You will not find a more comprehensive program anywhere. Our bootcamp will provide the right amount of training needed for you to Test with Confidence.

This course prepares students to pass both of the following MCSA: Windows 8 Exams from Microsoft.

70-687: Configuring Windows 8
70-688: Managing & Maintaining Windows 8

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8

What will I learn in the MCSA Windows 8 Certification Training Boot camp?

The MCSA: Windows 8 is 5 days of an intense deep dive into advanced concepts of the Windows 8 client including installing, upgrading and licensing Windows 8. Our instructors guide you through step by step examples and demonstrations, not just long lectures. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

Students will learn how to:

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.

Class Objectives (Following information customized from Microsoft Courses) 20687: Configuring Windows 8 & 20688A: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.

Install and Upgrade to Windows 8
Evaluate hardware readiness and compatibility.
Install Windows 8.
Migrate and configure user data
Configure Hardware and Applications
Configure devices and device drivers.
Install and configure desktop applications.
Install and configure Windows Store applications.
Control access to local hardware and applications.
Configure Internet Explorer.
Configure Hyper-V.

Configure Network Connectivity
Configure IP settings.
Configure networking settings.
Configure and maintain network security.
Configure remote management.

Configure Access to Resources
Configure shared resources.
Configure file and folder access.
Configure local security settings.
Configure authentication and authorization.

Configure Remote Access and Mobility
Configure remote connections.
Configure mobility options.
Configure security for mobile devices.

Monitor and Maintain Windows Clients
Configure and manage updates.
Manage local storage.
Monitor system performance.
Configure Backup and Recovery Options
Configure backup.
Configure system recovery options.
Configure file recovery options.

Design an Installation and Application Strategy
Design an operating system installation strategy.
Design an application strategy for desktop applications.
Design an application strategy for cloud applications.
Design a solution for user settings.

Maintain Resource Access
Design for network connectivity.
Design for remote access.
Design for authentication and authorization.
Manage data storage.
Manage data security.

Maintain Windows Clients and Devices
Manage hardware and printers.
Manage mobile devices.
Design a recovery solution.
Manage endpoint security.

Manage Windows 8 Using Cloud Services and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
Manage clients by using Windows Intune.
Manage public cloud services.
Monitor and maintain clients by using MDOP.

Attendee Requirement & Prerequisites:

Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as a domain-based or peer-to-peer environment with access to the Internet and cloud services. The IT professional could be a consultant, full-time desktop support technician, or an IT generalist who administers Windows 8-based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities.

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