Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

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Course Overview

Employers worldwide are searching for IT professionals with validated skills. With a Microsoft certification in hand, you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd.

Microsoft’s Configuring Windows 8 course imparts the necessary skills and knowledge for deploying Windows 8, configuring hardware and its applications, mobile applications and network connectivity. Certified professionals can perform a clean installation of Windows 8 with confidence.

After completing this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a professional IT environment and prepared for the Microsoft 70-687 exam. Once certified, you’ll be qualified for jobs such as IT Support Technician and Hardware Installation Co-ordinator earning an average salary of £24,000.00 per year (source:, UK Only).

The great thing about our Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 course is that you are in charge of your start and finish date, with no deadline pressures!

We train our students to the very best standards, offering expert instructor-led training via our state of the art eLearning platform.

By achieving the Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 certification, you will create more career opportunities and be better positioned when applying for work.

Enrol today and prepare for a future you deserve.


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HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED? Our unique, flexible approach to learning means you don\'t have to put your life on hold to get certified.

MTA students structure their study to fit in with jobs, families, friends and leisure time. They study full time and part time; from home and work and on the move; online and on mobile devices.

Who should take this course

Ideal for technicians whose job role involves configuring and installing Windows 8 as a standalone network or as a part of a Windows active directory domain in a larger environment.


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Course content

Module 1: Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1

  • 1.1 Course Introduction
  • 1.2 Introduction to Windows 8.1
  • 1.3 Preparing to Install Windows 8.1
  • 1.4 Understanding Deployment Options Part 1
  • 1.5 Understanding Deployment Options Part 2
  • 1.6 Upgrading to Windows 8.1
  • 1.7 Migrating to Windows 8.1
  • 1.8 Automating Installations Part 1
  • 1.9 Automating Installations Part 2
  • 1.10 Automating Installations Part 3
  • 1.11 Windows Activation

Module 2: Enterprise Management in Windows 8.1

  • 2.1 Local and Management Tools Part 1
  • 2.2 Local and Management Tools Part 2
  • 2.3 Using Windows Power Shell to Manage Windows 8.1 Part 1
  • 2.4 Using Windows Power Shell to Manage Windows 8.1 Part 2
  • 2.5 Using Windows Power Shell to Manage Windows 8.1 Part 3
  • 2.6 Using Group Policy to Manage Windows 8.1

Module 3: Managing User Settings

  • 3.1 Managing User Profiles
  • 3.2 User State Virtualization
  • 3.3 User Profile Migration

Module 4: Configuring Hardware Access

  • 4.1 Managing and Maintaining Hard Disk Drives Part 1
  • 4.2 Managing and Maintaining Hard Disk Drives Part 2
  • 4.3 Working with Device Drivers

Module 5: Configuring Networking

  • 5.1 Configuring IPv4 Part1
  • 5.2 Configuring IPv4 Part2
  • 5.3 Configuring IPv4 Part3
  • 5.4 Configuring IPv6
  • 5.5 Managing Name Resolution
  • 5.6 Configuring Wireless Connections
  • 5.7 Troubleshooting Network Connections

Module 6: Configuring Resource Access

  • 6.1 Configuring Network Access
  • 6.2 Managing File Access with NTFS
  • 6.3 Managing Shared Folders
  • 6.4 Configure and Manage Printers
  • 6.5 Providing Access to Non-Domain Devices
  • 6.6 Planning to Use One Drive

Module 7: Configuring Applications

  • 7.1 Installing and Configuring Applications
  • 7.2 Managing Apps from The Windows Store
  • 7.3 Controlling Desktop Applications
  • 7.4 Manage Internet Explorer
  • 7.5 Using Virtualization to Support Applications

Module 8: Managing Security in Windows 8.1

  • 8.1 Overview of Network Security
  • 8.2 Managing the Windows Firewall
  • 8.3 Malware Protection
  • 8.4 Configuring Data Security
  • 8.5 User Account Control

Module 9: Optimizing and Recovering Windows 8.1

  • 9.1 Performance Monitoring and Optimization
  • 9.2 Managing and Troubleshooting Reliability
  • 9.3 Troubleshooting with Event Viewer
  • 9.4 Managing Windows Updates
  • 9.5 Backing Up Data
  • 9.6 Recovery Options

Module 10: Mobile Computing with Windows 8.1

  • 10.1 Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  • 10.2 Configuring VPNs
  • 10.3 Overview of Direct Access
  • 10.4 Conclusion

MULTI-USER TRAINING PACKAGES This online course can be integrated in your professional training plan. M.T.A. can provide you with a tailored learning solution, that can be customised to meet each team member’s requirements. Choosing a multi-user training package, you can get significant discounts for 5+ users and even further discounts for 10+ users – and an excellent return on your investment.

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