70-687 & 70-688 : MCSA: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Complete Study Guide (70-687 & 70-688)

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MCSA: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Complete Study Guide (70-687 &...
ISBN : 978-1-61691-555-1
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 70-688 that 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 demonstrates your competency in administration.

Here's what will you get

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.

Lessons
14+
Exercises
306+
Quizzes
172+
Flashcards
70+
Glossary of terms
70+
Pre-assessment Questions
50+
Full Length Tests
4+
Post-Assessment Questions
50+

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
88+
Hours
01:22+
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 windows 8.1 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?

Windows 8.1 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 windows 8.1 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 windows-8, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Desktop support technician
  • IT Consultant
  • IT generalist

Here's what will you learn

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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