Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

Code: 70-689

Exam 70-689 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8

Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on 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 (25–30%)

  • Install Windows 8.1
    • 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
  • Migrate and configure user data
    • Migrate user profiles; configure folder location; configure profiles, including profile version, local, roaming, and mandatory

Configure hardware and applications (25–30%)

  • 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
  • Configure Hyper-V
    • 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 remote access and mobility (20–25%)

  • 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

Configure system and data recovery options (25–30%)

  • Configure system recovery
    • Configure a recovery drive, configure system restore, perform a refresh or recycle, perform a driver rollback, configure restore points

Support operating system and application installation (25–30%)

  • Support operating system installation
    • Support Windows To Go; manage boot settings, including native virtual hard drive (VHD) and multiboot; manage desktop images; customize a Windows installation by using Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE)
  • Support desktop apps
    • Desktop app compatibility using Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), including shims and compatibility database; desktop application co-existence using Hyper-V, RemoteApp, and App-V; installation and configuration of User Experience Virtualization (UE-V); deploy desktop apps by using Windows Intune
  • Support Windows Store and cloud apps
    • Install and manage software by using Office 365 and Windows Store apps; sideload apps by using Windows Intune; sideload apps into online and offline images; deep link apps by using Windows Intune; integrate Microsoft account, including personalization settings and Trusted PC

Maintain resource access (25–30%)

  • Support data storage
    • Distributed File System (DFS) client, including caching settings; storage spaces, including capacity and fault tolerance; optimizing data access by using BranchCache; OneDrive

Support Windows clients and devices (25–30%)

  • Support mobile devices
    • Support mobile device policies, including security policies, remote access, and remote wipe; support mobile access and data synchronization, including Work Folders and Sync Center; support broadband connectivity, including broadband tethering and metered networks; support Mobile Device Management by using Windows Intune, including Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android
  • Support client compliance
    • Manage updates by using Windows Update and Windows Intune, including non-Microsoft updates; manage client security by using Windows Defender, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection; manage Internet Explorer 11 security; support Group Policy application, including Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP), policy processing, and Group Policy caching
  • Manage clients by using Windows Intune
    • Manage user and computer groups, configure monitoring and alerts, manage policies, manage remote computers

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2017-12-11 09:00 to 2017-12-15 17:00
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2017-12-04 09:00 to 2017-12-08 17:00
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2017-12-04 09:00 to 2017-12-08 17:00
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2017-11-27 09:00 to 2017-12-01 17:00
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