Installing and Configuring Windows 10 - 20698 Course Outline
This five-day instructor-led course provides IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops in a Windows Server small to medium-sized AD DS domain environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, configure local and remote network connectivity, and configure local and online storage. Students also will learn how to configure security in addition to how to maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.
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This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops and devices in small to medium-sized networks.
The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as AD DS domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.
Students who seek certification in exam 70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 also will benefit from this course. In addition, this course is intended to provide skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who work in small to medium-sized organizations, and who provide Tier 1 or Tier 2 support to users running Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience deploying and configuring Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
Experience deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Experience deploying and configuring network services, including DNS, in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
Windows Client essentials, such as a working knowledge of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan, install, and upgrade to Windows 10.
Perform post-installation configuration.
Implement network security.
Manage Windows 10 with Group Policy.
Implement remote management.
Manage local storage.
Manage files and resources.
Install and manage apps.
Secure Windows 10.
Implement remote connectivity.
Maintain and update Windows 10.
Recover and troubleshoot Windows 10.
Module 1: Installing Windows 10
This module describes the features of Windows 10 and the process for installing and deploying it. The module also describes how to upgrade to Windows 10, perform post-installation maintenance tasks, and manage volume activation.
Overview of Windows 10
Planning your Windows 10 deployment
Installing and deploying Windows 10
Upgrading to Windows 10
Windows 10 installation maintenance
Managing volume activation
Lab : Upgrading to Windows 10
Migrating user settings
Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 (optional)
Lab : Maintaining a Windows 10 installation with Windows ICD
Create and configure a Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) provisioning package
Module 2: Performing post-installation configuration
This module provides an overview of the management tools in Windows 10. It describes how to customize the user interface, manage devices, drivers, and services, and configure several other features. The module also provides an overview of Client Hyper-V.
Overview of management tools
Customizing the user interface
Managing devices, device drivers, and services
Configuring features, mobility, and power options
Overview of Client Hyper-V
Lab : Managing devices
Install a device driver
Resolving the device driver problem
Lab : Configuring features and power options
Turning on Windows features with Control Panel
Managing installed Windows features
Configuring power options
Module 3: Implementing networking
This module describes the homegroups, workgroups, and domains feature in Windows 10. It also describes how to configure IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity, and how to implement name resolution. Additionally, the module describes how to troubleshoot network connectivity and implement wireless network connectivity.
Homegroups, workgroups, and domains
Configuring IPv4 network connectivity
Configuring IPv6 network connectivity
Implementing name resolution
Troubleshooting network connectivity
Implementing wireless network connectivity
Lab : Implementing network connections
Verifying and testing network connectivity
Configuring automatic IPv4 addressing
Configuring and testing name resolution
Lab : Troubleshooting network connections
Resolving a network problem (1)
Resolving a network problem (2)
Module 4: Implementing network security
This module describes how to implement network security by using the Windows 10 features such as Windows Firewall, connection security rules, and Windows Defender.
Implementing Windows Firewall
Connection security rules
Implementing Windows Defender
Lab : Implementing network security
Creating and testing inbound rules
Creating and testing outbound rules
Creating and testing connection security rules
Configuring Windows Defender
Module 5: Managing Windows 10 with Group Policy
This module describes how to implement the Group Policy feature in Windows 10. The module also explains how you can configure Windows 10 devices by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Overview of Group Policy
Configuring Windows 10 devices with GPOs
Lab : Describe Windows Firewall.
Managing Windows 10 by using Group Policy
Module 6: Implementing remote management
This module describes how to implement remote management by using Windows 10 features such as Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, and remoting with Windows PowerShell.
Using Remote Desktop
Using Remote Assistance
Remoting with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Implementing remote management
Using Remote Desktop
Using Remote Assistance
Remoting with Windows PowerShell
Module 7: Managing storage
This module describes how to manage storage in Windows 10 devices by using the available storage options. It also explains how to manage and maintain disks, partitions, and volumes. The modules then describes how you can use the Storage Spaces feature, Microsoft OneDrive, and virtual hard disks to manage storage.
Overview of storage options
Managing disks, partitions, and volumes
Maintaining disks and volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Implementing and managing OneDrive
Working with virtual hard disks
Lab : Managing storage
Adding a disk
Creating a simple volume
Creating a storage space
Module 8: Managing files and resources
This module describes how to manage files and resources in Windows 10. The module starts by providing an overview of file systems and how file access works. The module then describes shared folders and Work Folders features. Finally, it describes how to manage printers.
Overview of file systems
Configuring and managing file access
Managing shared folders
Implementing Work Folders
Lab : Creating, securing, and sharing a folder
Creating, securing, and sharing a folder
Lab : Implementing Work Folders
Configuring Work Folders
Lab : Managing printers
Installing and sharing a printer
Module 9: Deploying and managing apps
This module describes the various methods available to deploy and manage apps in Windows 10. The module provides an overview of the Windows Store and Windows Store for Business, and describes other options such as desktop apps and web browsers.
Overview of apps in Windows 10
The Windows Store and Windows Store for Business
Automating app deployment
Configure web browsers
Lab : Deploying and managing Windows Store apps
Sideloading an app
Lab : Deploying apps with Windows ICD
Creating a provisioning package
Deploying the package
Lab : Configuring Microsoft Edge
Configuring and using Microsoft Edge
Module 10: Securing Windows 10
This module describes how to implement security in Windows 10 devices. It also describes how to manage user accounts and their permissions by using the User Account Control (UAC) feature. Additionally, the module explains how to implement and manage BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Managing user accounts
Implementing and Managing BitLocker
Lab : Configuring user accounts
Managing user accounts
Lab : Managing data security
Module 11: Implementing remote connectivity
This module describes how to implement remote connectivity by using the available options, including virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess.
Overview of remote connectivity options
Lab : Implementing a VPN
Deploying a virtual private network (VPN) server
Creating a VPN connection
Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10
This module describes how maintain a Windows 10 environment by updating and monitoring the Windows 10 operating system. The module describes the Windows Update settings and how to use the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft Intune to regularly update Windows 10. The module then explains how to monitor Windows 10 by using tools such as the Notifications & actions settings, Event Viewer, and Windows Performance Monitor.
Updating Windows 10
Monitoring Windows 10
Lab : Maintaining Windows
Configuring updates for a single device
Configuring updates with GPOs
Monitoring reliability and performance
Module 13: Recovering Windows 10
This module describes the recovery options for Windows 10. It also explains how to recover lost files, manage devices and device drives, and perform system recovery.
Performing system recovery
Lab : Troubleshooting and recovery
Using File History to recover files
Using Previous Versions to recover files
Recovering a device with a restore point
Using the advanced startup options to recover a device
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