We’re happy to announce that Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8 (ISBN 9780735673229) by Scott Lowe has shipped to the printer! This book will be available at retail stores by the end of the month.
If you’re an IT professional with a few years’ experience administering previous versions of Windows client operating systems, you'll want to upgrade your skills to support Windows 8 in your workplace. This book will help you do exactly that. It provides detailed technical information as well as practice exercises to help you expand your skills for deploying, managing, and maintaining Windows 8. If you are planning on getting certified to validate you skills, this book will help round out your study plan. It includes most of the topics and skills covered in the Microsoft certification exam 70-687.
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You can download a the table of contents and a couple of chapters here.
In today’s post, we share the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction.
Contents at a glance
CHAPTER 1 Evaluating Windows 8 CHAPTER 2 Installing and migrating to Windows 8 CHAPTER 3 Handling hardware and device drivers CHAPTER 4 Installing and configuring applications CHAPTER 5 Managing Internet Explorer CHAPTER 6 Using Hyper-V CHAPTER 7 Administering Windows networking CHAPTER 8 Configuring security CHAPTER 9 Working with remote management tools CHAPTER 10 Sharing resources CHAPTER 11 File system and storage management CHATPER 12 Administering authentication and authorization CHAPTER 13 Managing and securing mobility CHAPTER 14 Monitoring and maintaining Windows CHAPTER 15 System protection and recovery
This training guide is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who support or plan to support Windows 8 and are ramping up on the latest technology. It is assumed that before you begin using this guide, you have at least an entry-level understanding of Microsoft Windows and common internet technologies.
This book covers some of the topics and skills that are the subject of the Microsoft certification 70-687 exam. If you are using this book to complement your study materials, you might find this information useful. This book is designed to help you in the job role; it might not cover all exam topics. If you are preparing for the exam, you should use additional study materials to bolster your real-world experience. For your reference, a mapping of the topics in this book to the exam objectives is included in the back of the book.
By using this training guide, you will learn how to do the following: