70-687 : Configuring Windows 8.1

70-687
Configuring Windows 8.1
ISBN : 978-1-61691-528-5
This course covers all the objectives to help you develop the specific core competencies that you need to master as a desktop support specialist. It covers all the objectives of 70-687 and would help you master the objectives so that you will pass the exam the first time you take it. Microsoft not only tests you on your knowledge of the desktop operating system, but also has developed questions on the exams to force you to apply your knowledge to work out solutions in the same way you would when presented with real-life problems. Passing the exam would demonstrate your competency in administration.

Lessons

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uCertify platform supports 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keep learners engaged and make learning fun.

Here's What You Get

Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
263+
Quizzes
91+
Flashcards
63+
Glossary of terms
63+
Lessons
13+
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
74+
Hours
01:08+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
25+
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

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

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
19+

Hands on Activities

Introducing Windows 8.1

Planning the Windows 8.1 Installation

Installing Windows 8.1

Using Virtualization Technologies

Networking

Windows Firewall and Remote Access

Managing Security

Managing Files and Disks on Windows 8.1

Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers

Monitoring System Performance and Recovery

Recovery and Backup Options

Installing and Configuring Applications

Appendix A

Exam Information

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.

Career Prospects
  • Desktop support technician
  • IT Consultant
  • IT generalist
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 70-687 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 1-1000)

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, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introducing Windows 8.1

  • 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

Lesson 2: 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 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: 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 5: Networking

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

Lesson 6: Windows Firewall and Remote Access

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

Lesson 7: 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 8: 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 9: Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers

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

Lesson 10: 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 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: Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map
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