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This EdCert workshop uses 3rd party courseware. Due to licensing restrictions, only technical staff who use the skills taught in their jobs, currently enrolled IU students, and faculty who teach this topic in academic classes are eligible to register for this workshop.


This workshop lasts 5 days.

This course provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues.

This course describes how to configure networking to include IPv4, IPv6, connect to wireless networks, and use the networking features included in Windows 8 to troubleshoot networking issues. Students will also learn preventive measures and tools that work together to protect their computers from security threats.

The course then covers the features related to file and folder management, which include setting permissions, file/folder compression, and configuring shared folders. Students will also learn about installing and managing printers. Additionally, the course provides an overview of the SkyDrive functionality, and describes the procedures to install and configure applications, including Windows Store apps.

The course also examines the fundamentals of working with virtual machines in the Client Hyper-V environment in Windows 8.

Students will learn about features such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess, which provide mobile users access to internal resources when the users are out of the office.

Throughout the course, students will use Windows PowerShell 3.0, and its graphical user interface (GUI) to configure and manage the system. Students will also use the scripting editor to create and examine PowerShell scripts used to manage the system.

The course is also intended for students who seek certification in the 70-687 Windows 8 Configuring exam.

This EdCert workshop uses courseware licensed from Microsoft. Due to licensing restrictions, only technical staff (which includes LSPs and UITS staff), currently enrolled IU students, and faculty who teach this topic in academic classes are eligible to register for this workshop. Additionally, since the materials for EdCert workshops are ordered from a 3rd party source, you must register for EdCert workshops 3 business days in advance of the first teach date to guarantee your seat. If you believe you are eligible but are unable to register, or if you have missed the cut off date and would like to register, please contact our IUPUI office.

  What You'll learn Available Downloads

  • Plan and perform installations of Windows 8 utilizing different methods

  • Configure Disks, partitions, volumes and devices in a Windows 8 system

  • Configure network connectivity

  • Implement Windows 8 Technologies to secure network connections

  • Share files and printers

  • Optimize and maintain Windows 8 based computers

  • Determine how to recover Windows 8 from various failures

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What you need to know

  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, DNS

  • Microsoft Active Directory Directory Services principles and fundamentals

  • understand basic Publick Key Infrastructure concepts

  • Windows Automated Installation Kit components including Windows PE, Windows SIM, VAMT, ImageX, USMT and DISM concepts and fundamentals

If you don't have those skills, consider first taking the workshop:

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