• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

As an IT professional, you need to be familiar with configuring Windows devices as well as accessing data in cloud-based storage systems. This course addresses Microsoft Windows device configurations, and diverse storage types, which include device specific and cloud-based storage. It is one in a series of courses that prepares learners for exam 98-368: Windows Devices and Mobility Fundamentals, which serves as a credit towards the Microsoft Technology Associate certification and allows students to attain a Microsoft certification, which may later upgrade to a MCSA or even MCSE certificate.

Learning Objectives

Configuring Device Options

  • start the course
  • explain what a Microsoft Account is and its uses
  • use the Control Panel to configure Windows
  • access the Windows system options

Configuring Desktop Settings

  • configure the Start menu options
  • display and manage Windows profiles
  • configure Windows display settings
  • create and configure the Windows shortcut
  • configure Windows homegroups
  • configure Windows HomeGroup capabilities

Configuring Drive Encryption

  • configure BitLocker with and without the use of a TPM chip
  • enable Windows file encryption

Configuring Updates

  • configure Windows Update settings
  • describe app updates in Windows
  • describe device system updates

Cloud Storage Services

  • describe OneDrive for Consumers as a cloud storage service
  • configure Microsoft Azure as a cloud storage service
  • use Microsoft OneNote as a cloud storage service
  • use Microsoft Outlook as a cloud storage service
  • consume available cloud storage services in Microsoft Office 365

Local Storage

  • manage Microsoft storage spaces
  • manage Microsoft storage pools

File Systems

  • describe the FAT file system
  • describe the FAT32 file system
  • describe the NTFS file system
  • describe the ReFS file system

Practice: Working with Windows Settings

  • configure display settings and shortcuts, explore Windows profiles, customize the Start menu, and create a storage space and pool

Framework Connections

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