Configuring Windows 8.1
Published: 17 September 2012
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 8.1
Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE
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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.
Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.
As of January 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows 8.1.
Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 (10–15%)
Evaluate hardware readiness and compatibility
Choose between an upgrade and a clean installation; determine which SKU to use, including Windows RT; determine requirements for particular features, including Hyper-V, Miracast display, pervasive device encryption, virtual smart cards and Secure Boot
Install Windows 8.1
Install as Windows To Go, migrate from previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1, upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, install to VHD, install additional Windows features, configure Windows for additional languages
Migrate and configure user data
Migrate user profiles; configure folder location; configure profiles, including profile version, local, roaming and mandatory
Configure hardware and applications (10–15%)
Configure devices and device drivers
Install, update, disable and roll back drivers; resolve driver issues; configure driver settings, including signed and unsigned drivers; manage driver packages
Install and configure desktop apps and Windows Store apps
Install and repair applications by using Windows Installer, configure default program settings, modify file associations, manage access to Windows Store
Control access to local hardware and applications
Configure application restrictions, including Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker; manage installation of and access to removable devices; configure Assigned Access
Configure Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer for the desktop
Configure compatibility view; configure Internet Explorer 11 settings, including add-ons, downloads, security and privacy
Create and configure virtual machines, including integration services; create and manage checkpoints; create and configure virtual switches; create and configure virtual disks; move a virtual machine’s storage
Configure network connectivity (10-15%)
Configure IP settings
Configure name resolution, connect to a network, configure network locations
Configure networking settings
Connect to a wireless network, manage preferred wireless networks, configure network adapters, configure location-aware printing
Configure and maintain network security
Configure Windows Firewall, configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, configure connection security rules (IPsec), configure authenticated exceptions, configure network discovery
Configure remote management
Choose the appropriate remote management tools; configure remote management settings; modify settings remotely by using MMCs or Windows PowerShell; configure Remote Assistance, including Easy Connect
Configure access to resources (10–15%)
Configure shared resources
Configure shared folder permissions, configure HomeGroup settings, configure libraries, configure shared printers, set up and configure OneDrive
Configure file and folder access
Encrypt files and folders by using Encrypting File System (EFS), configure NTFS permissions, configure disk quotas, configure file access auditing
Configure authentication and authorisation
Configure user rights, manage credentials, manage certificates, configure biometrics, configure picture passwords, configure PIN, set up and configure Microsoft account, configure virtual smart cards, configure authentication in workgroups or domains, configure User Account Control (UAC) behaviour
Configure remote access and mobility (15–20%)
Configure remote connections
Configure remote authentication, configure Remote Desktop settings, configure virtual private network (VPN) connections and authentication, enable VPN reconnect, configure broadband tethering
Configure mobility options
Configure offline file policies, configure power policies, configure Windows To Go, configure sync options, configure WiFi direct
Configure security for mobile devices
Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go, configure startup key storage
Monitor and maintain Windows clients (10–15%)
Configure and manage updates
Configure update settings, configure Windows Update policies, manage update history, roll back updates, update Windows Store apps
Manage local storage
Manage disk volumes and file systems, manage storage spaces
Monitor system performance
Configure and analyse event logs, configure event subscriptions, configure Task Manager, monitor system resources, optimise networking performance, configure indexing options
Configure system and data recovery options (10-15%)
Configure system recovery
Configure a recovery drive, configure system restore, perform a driver rollback, perform a refresh or recycle, configure restore points
Configure file recovery
Restore previous versions of files and folders, configure file history, recover files from OneDrive
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