Windows 8 Certification Online Course

Windows 8 Certification Online Courses in Uganda

Uganda's MCTS 70-687 training course Configuring Windows 8 teaches students the knowledge and skills to configure and administer Windows 8 as a standalone installation or in a corporate environment as a part of a Windows Active Directory domain. Students provided with the ability to create and deploy images, configure hardware and software, configure networking and backup and restore system information. 2KO's online courses are also available as full-time instructor led courses in Kampala, giving our students hands on skills to help prepare for International IT certification exams. 2KO Uganda makes online IT courses available to our students 24x7. 2KO International delivers consulting services, in the IT and Business space, as well as being a training provider for IT certification and user level courses. Training can be any blend of bespoke, classroom and online learning, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide from the comfort of home or work.


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When you pass Exam 70-688: Configuring Windows 8, you complete the requirements for the following certification:

MCTS: Windows 8, Configuration


2KO offers you the most effective way to earn Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). Professionals holding the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 8, Configuring certification have demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to:

 Perform a clean install of Windows 8

Create an image for deployment

Configure hardware devices

Configure software for compatibility

Configure networking including sharing resources

Configure Direct Access for the network

Monitor and configure system performance

Perform backups and configure system restore

Windows 8 Mobility


Microsoft 70-687: Configuring Windows 8

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Introducing Darin Sutton

Course Outline

Student Prerequisites

Certification Tracks

Chapter Review


Chapter 2: Microsoft Windows 8 Course

Demonstration Example

Building an Environment

Chapter Review


Chapter 3: New Features in Windows 8

Login Options

PC Settings

Default Metro Desktop and Apps

Installing Apps from the App Store

Searching Metro Desktop

SkyDrive and Internet Explorer 10

Non-Metro Desktop

Chapter Review


Chapter 4: Installing Windows 8

Editions and Architectures

Hardware Minimum Requirements

Upgrade Advisor and Migration Limitations

Installation Options and Types

Performing a Clean Installation

Chapter Review


Chapter 5: Upgrading or Migrating

Upgrade and Migration Limitations

Key Steps for Upgrading

Upgrading Windows 7 to 8

Key Steps for Migrating

Windows Easy Transfer

User State Migration Tool


Migration Backup

Windows 8 Migration


Activating Windows 8

Chapter Review


Chapter 6: Managing Images and Disks

Installation via Image

Imaging Disk Tools

Image Management Demo

Disk Partitions and Volumes

Disk Management

Virtual Hard Disks

Virtual Hard Disk Capabilities

Chapter Review


Chapter 7: Managing Devices and Drivers

Device Drivers 101

Driver Installation

Device Management

Management and Maintenance

Signed Drivers

Verifying Signed Drivers

Driver Staging

Installing PNP Utility


Chapter Review


Chapter 8: Network Configuration

Network Basics

IPv4 Basics

IPv4 Addressing

IPv4 Subnetting

Network Adapter Settings

Configuring Network Settings

Using the Command Line

Chapter Review


Chapter 9: Network Configuration IPv6

Protocol Migration from IPv4 to IPv6

IPv6 Basics

IPv6 Addressing

IPv6 Simplification

IPv6 Network Settings

Using the Command Line

Chapter Review


Chapter 10: Network Wireless

Wireless Networks

Wireless Basics and Broadband

Wireless Advantages and Disadvantages

Wireless Devices

Network Adapter Settings

Wireless Adapter Network Settings

Network Security

Location Aware Printing

Chapter Review


Chapter 11: Network Troubleshooting

Wireless Signal

Confirming the IP Address



Troubleshooting Wireless

Small Steps

Troubleshooting Demonstration


Chapter 12: Windows 8 Mobility

Power Configuration

Mobility Center

Power and Mobility

BitLocker To Go

Using BitLocker To Go

Windows To Go

Transparent Caching and Offline Files

Location Aware Printing


Chapter 13: Local Security

Windows Firewall

Configuring Windows Firewall

User Access Control

RunAs Command

Elevated Permissions and UAC

Credentials Manager

Managing Credentials

Windows Updates


Windows Defender

Configuring Windows Defender

Chapter Review


Chapter 14: Network and Remote Security

Network Security 101

Layered Defense

Area Of Concern



Overview of PowerShell ISE

Remote Desktop

Remote Assistance

Chapter Review


Chapter 15: Application Management

Desktop Applications

Windows Store Applications

Visiting Windows Store Applications


AppLocker Policies and Rules


Chapter Review

Chapter 16: Internet Explorer 10

Compatibility View

InPrivate Browsing

InPrivate Filtering

SmartScreen Filtering

Internet Explorer in Windows 8


Chapter 17: File and Folder Configuration

NTFS Permissions

File and Folder Permissions

File and Folder Rights

EFS and BitLocker

Windows Data Center and SkyDrive

Storing Data Using SkyDrive

Chapter Review


Chapter 18: VPN and VPN Reconnect

What is a VPN?

Methods or Protocols for Connection

VPN Components

VPN Server Configuration

VPN Reconnect


VPN Client Side Configuration

Chapter Review


Chapter 19: Direct Access

What is Direct Access?



Network Access Services Overview

Name Resolution Policy Table

Connecting Internally

Connecting Externally

Direct Access Scenario

Direct Access Installation Requirements

Chapter Review


Chapter 20: Branch Cache

What Is Branch Cache?

Different Modes

Managing Branch Cache

Monitoring Brach Cache

Activating Branch Cache

Branch Cache New Features

Chapter Review


Chapter 21: Monitoring Windows 8

Task Manager

Windows Experience

Event Logs

Monitoring Basics

Performance Monitor

Data Collector Sets

Monitoring Windows 8

Resource and Reliability Monitor

Resource and Reliability Monitor Demo

Memory and Network Diagnostics

Problems Steps Recorder

Problems Steps Reporter

Diagnostic and Monitoring Tools Demo

Chapter Review


Chapter 22: Windows 8 Performance

Mobile Performance

Desktop Performance

Network Performance

Performance Optimization

Performance Tools

Hard Drive Disks


Hardware Performance Optimization

Chapter Review


Chapter 23: Backup and Recovery

File History


Backing Up Data


Performing a System Restore

Chapter Review


Chapter 24: Certification Preparation

MS Website Exam Overview

Instant Expert

Microsoft Official Curriculum

Study Recommendations

Exam Preparation


Chapter 25: Course Review