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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 Windows 8 up. 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?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Access duration

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.

Who is this course aimed at?

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 down their career.

Entry requirements

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

Method of assessment

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.

Certification and Awarding Body

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.

Progression and career path

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 https://www.payscale.com,

  • 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

Other benefits

  • 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 a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

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

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