The management, deployment, and troubleshooting of desktop applications are primary responsibilities of any desktop support professional. The Windows 8 environment includes the new immersive Windows 8 Style applications, as well as new options for virtualizing applications and application infrastructure and locking down the operating system environment to permit only the list of allowed applications from running on Windows 8 with AppLocker policies. This course describes how to install and configure Windows 8 applications. It explains the three basic virtualization categories in Windows 8: App-V, Hyper-V, and VDI. It also describes the security features of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. 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.