5 Day(s)


In this course, students learn how to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. Two unique features of this course are integration of cloud services and Windows Intune. The skills in this course are suitable for small or enterprise environments.


This course is intended for experienced information technology (IT) professionals that remotely manage and maintain Windows desktops and devices, and desktop support technicians and IT consultants who support small and medium-sized organizations.

Skills Gained

  • Plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8.
  • Manage user authentication and intranet connectivity for Windows 8.
  • Configure cloud services and deploy Windows Intune.
  • Implement encryption and endpoint security.
  • Plan a recovery solution for Windows 8.
  • Design a recovery solution for Windows 8.


  • Two years of experience in the IT field managing and maintaining Windows client operating systems
  • Two years of experience performing:
  • Windows application installation and support
  • Network configuration in Windows
  • Windows operating system installation and updates
  • An understanding of how Windows client computers integrate with server computers

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning and Implementing Management of Windows 8

  • Local and Remote Management of Windows 8
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Management
  • Using Group Policy for Management
  • Additional Tools for Managing Windows 8

Module 2: Designing and Implementing an Installation Strategy

  • Determining a Deployment Strategy for Windows 8
  • Planning a Migration Strategy to Windows 8
  • Planning and Implementing Additional Windows 8 Deployment Methods
  • Planning for Operating System Virtualization

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Authentication for Windows 8

  • Overview of User Authentication
  • Overview of Domain-Based Security

Module 4: Planning and Implementing IP Addressing and Intranet Connectivity

  • Designing IPv4 Addressing
  • Designing IPv6 Addressing
  • Overview of Wired Network Connectivity
  • Designing Wireless Network Connectivity
  • Securing Network Connectivity with Windows Firewall

Module 5: Implementing an Application Strategy for Windows 8

  • Designing Application Deployment
  • Planning an Application Compatibility Strategy
  • Managing Windows 8 Apps

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Solution for User Settings

  • Managing User Profiles
  • Overview of UE-V
  • Deploying and Using UE-V

Module 7: Configuring Cloud Services

  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Overview of Office 365

Module 8: Implementing Windows Intune

  • Introduction to Windows Intune
  • Deploying Windows Intune Clients
  • Basic Windows Intune Administration

Module 9: Managing Computers by Using Windows Intune

  • Working with Policies and Updates
  • Deploying Software with Windows Intune

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Access to File and Print Resources

  • Managing Local Storage
  • Planning Access to File Shares
  • Planning File Caching
  • Planning, Installing and Configuring Printing

Module 11: Planning and Implementing Encryption for Windows 8

  • Planning EFS
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Endpoint Security for Windows 8

  • Planning an Update Strategy
  • Implementing Virus and Malware Protection
  • Implementing AppLocker

Module 13: Designing and Implementing Extranet Connectivity

  • Configuring Virtual Private Networks for Windows 8
  • Planning Direct Access for Windows 8
  • Managing Mobile Devices

Module 14: Planning and Implementing a Recovery Solution

  • Overview of the Windows 8 Boot Process
  • Repairing Stability Issues in Windows 8
  • Planning User Data Recovery for Windows 8

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 4050 £4050 2018-09-17