Windows 8.1 is the latest update to Microsoft's desktop operating system. Windows 8.1 carries over, and improves upon, the new user interface from Windows 8. Windows 8.1 also adds new features, from enterprise oriented features, such as Workplace Join, to more consumer oriented features like Miracast Display. This course looks at Windows 8.1 hardware and device drivers, what the requirements are for Windows 8.1 devices and how device detection works. It also examines applications – from Windows 8.1 style applications to desktop applications. Finally it covers Applocker, which allows you to restrict applications based on a set of rules. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8. This exam is part of the MCSA: Windows 8 certification path.
Anyone wishing to obtain knowledge on Windows 8.1, and candidates taking the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 certification exam. The audience will also include established IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8.1 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.