Microsoft Windows 8.1 Configuring

The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Configuring course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 8.1, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Student will learn how to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, and mobile computing, as well as maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues.
This course covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows 8.1 Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator certification.


Experience in the IT field, including implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.


Online training supported by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators or Online instructors.


A Student Textbook is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual not only learns the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help to solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them to make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in IT.


Installing Windows 7 for Dual Boot; Preparing Installation Sources for Windows 7; Installing Windows 7 to Dual Boot with Windows Vista; Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7; Using USMT to Migrate from Windows XP; Moving from Windows Vista and Windows XP to Windows 7


Capturing a Windows 8.1 System Image; Preparing a Windows 8.1 System Image for Deployment; Windows 7 System Image Preparation; Deploying a Windows 8.1 System Image; Configuring a Windows 8.1 VHD


Configuring Windows 8.1 Device Drivers; Configuring Windows 7 Application Restrictions; Devices and Application Policies in Windows 8.1; Configuring Windows 8.1 Application Compatibility; Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.1


Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 in Windows 7; Configuring Windows 8.1 Network Settings; Configuring IPv4 and Network Settings in Windows 8.1; Configuring Windows 7 Firewall; Configuring Windows 7 Remote Assistance; Configuring Windows 8.1 Remote Management


Configuring Authentication and Authorization; Configuring Certificate Manager; Configuring User Account Control; Configuring File, Folder, and Shared Resources Access; User Account Control Configuration; Configuring HomeGroup; Configuring BranchCache


Configuring BitLocker and BitLocker To Go in Windows 8.1; Configuring Windows 8.1 Mobility Options; Configuring BitLocker in Windows 8.1; Configuring DirectAccess in Windows 8.1; Configuring Remote Connections in Windows 8.1; Configuring VPN Reconnect in Windows 8.1


Configuring Updates to Windows 7; Configuring Windows 7 Performance Settings; Configuring Windows 7 Power Plans; Managing Disks in Windows 7; Windows 7 Disk Management; Monitoring Systems in Windows 7; Configuring Windows 7 Backups; Configuring Windows 7 File Recovery Options; Configuring a Windows 7 Backup and Restore Point

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