Computer and network access configuration is a major part of a network administrator's daily duties. The IT administrator must ensure that authentication and authorization schemes, user control access, and resource access are appropriately configured on computers in their networks. This course examines authentication and authorization in a Windows 8 operating system environment and the mechanics. The secure desktop is illustrated in detail, and the deployment and configuration of administrator and standard user UAC using local and domain group policy is also outlined. This course applies to objectives of the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 exam of the MCSA: Windows 8 designation. Please note this course is based on the original Windows 8 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.
Anyone wishing to obtain knowledge on the Windows 8 operating system and candidates interested in pursuing the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 certification exam of the Microsoft MCSA: Windows 8 designation. This may also include established IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8 client desktops, devices, and users within any size organization.
Candidates who have general IT experience with working knowledge of Windows clients, the installation of client desktop operating systems, basic networking, security concepts, as well as Active Directory concepts.