Configuring Microsoft Windows 8

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Overview Grab this opportunity to learn how to configure Windows 8 onto a computer, all on your own, without the …


Grab this opportunity to learn how to configure Windows 8 onto a computer, all on your own, without the hassle of calling someone over. Whether you want to configure Windows 8, upgrade or migrate to the software, this course has got you all covered. From configuring the software, to maintaining the security in Windows 8, this course will teach you everything you need to know to get you started.

Configuring hardware, applications, network connectivity, mobile computing, backup, recovery and access to resources, are all broken down into separate modules to thoroughly guide you on setting up Windows 8. You will also be taught on enterprise management and security in Windows 8, to further solidify your knowledge on the configuration.

By the end of this course, you will come out as a pro in configuring Windows 8 onto computers. You can also use this course as a foundation to follow up on the other software configuration courses, to further build on your knowledge.

  • Why consider learning at study 365?
  • Learning outcomes
  • Access duration
  • Who is this course aimed at?
  • Entry requirements
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification and Awarding Body
  • Progression and career path
  • Other benefits

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  • Learn how to install, upgrade or migrate to Windows 8
  • Understand how to deploy windows to get started
  • Explore how to configure hardware, applications, network connectivity, mobile computing, backup, recovery and access to resources.
  • Examine how to monitor and maintain security in Windows 8

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

This course will mainly interest individuals planning on working with Windows 8 in their workplace or personal settings. IT professionals might also find this course worthwhile to progress in their career.

  • Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded Configuring Microsoft Windows 8 certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

This certificate will boost up your qualifications for a range of job positions in the IT industry. You can also use this certificate as a foundation to study further in the subject or to make substantial progress in your career. Below mentioned are few of the job roles this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to,

  • Systems Administrator – £25.379 per annum
  • Computer Technical  Support Specialist – £23,026 per annum
  • Field Service Engineer – £26,898 per annum
  • Network Admin – £25,193 per annum
  • Support Analyst – £23,682 per annum
  • Desktop Support Technician – £22,504 per annum
  • IT Support Specialist – £24,806 per annum
  • IT Consultant  - £39,977 per annum
  • IT Manager -  £38,754 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

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Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 FREE 00:00:00
Course Brochure – Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 FREE
1: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
1. Course Introduction
2. Introduction To Windows
3. Preparing To Install Windows 8.1
4. Understanding Deployment Options Part 1-2
5. Upgrading To Windows 8.1
6. Migrating To Windows 8.1
7. Automating Installations Part 1-3
8. Windows Activation
2: Enterprise Management in Windows 8.1
1. Local And Management Tools Part 1-2
2. Using Windows PowerShell To Manage Windows 8.1 Part 1-3
3. Using Group Policy To Manage Windows 8.1
3: Managing User Settings
1. Managing User Profiles
2. User State Virtualization
3. User Profile Migration
4: Configuring Hardware Access
1. Managing And Maintaining HardDisk Drives Part 1-2
2. Working With Device Drivers
5: Configuring Networking
1. Configuring IPv4 Part 1-3
2. Configuring IPv6
3. Managing Name Resolution
4. Managing Name Resolution
5. Configuring Wireless Connections
6. Troubleshooting Network Connections
6: Configuring Resource Access
1. Configuring Network Access
2. Managing File Access With NTFS
3. Managing Shared Folders
4. Configure And Manage Printers
5. Providing Access To Non-Domain Devices
6. Planning To Use One Drive
7: Configuring Applications
1. Installing And Configuring Applications
2. Managing Apps From The Windows Store
3. Controlling Desktop Applications
4. Manage Internet Explorer
5. Using Virtualisation To Support Applications
8: Managing Security in Windows 8.1
1. Overview Of Network Security
2. Managing The Windows Firewall
3. Malware Protection
4. Configuring Data Security
9: Optimizing and Recovering Windows 8.1
1. Performance Monitoring And Optimization
2. Managing And Troubleshooting Reliability
3. Troubleshooting With Event Viewer
4. Managing Windows Updates
5. Backing Up Data
6. Recovery Options
10: Mobile Computing With Windows 8.1
1. Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
2. Configuring VPNs
3. Overview Of Direct Access
4. Conclusion

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