The two Windows 10 learning tracks present different views of the Windows 10 curriculum and are built on different Microsoft outlines. In this mini-course, you'll examine the topics in each track, how they overlap, and how they differ.
Microsoft's outlines for Windows 10 certification cover two learning tracks: the 70-698 track titled, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, and the 70-697 track titled, Configuring Windows 10 Devices. In this mini-course, Introduction to Installing and Configuring Windows 10 and Configuring Windows Devices, you'll be guided through both tracks and synopses of the courses. First, you'll explore how the two areas overlap. Then, you'll learn where the two learning tracks differ in terms of both content and emphasis. Finally, you'll cover study recommendations for both IT administrators and exam candidates. By the end of this mini-course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently install and configure Windows 10 and Windows devices.
Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.
The 70-697 Series Outline In this module we'll focus on the Configuring Windows Devices learning track, which has 9, count them, 9 courses at about 27 hours of content. Wow! The topics we'll introduce here include managing identity in Windows, planning deployment, planning and implementing Microsoft's mobile device management platform, Intune, configuring networking, configuring storage, managing data access and protection, managing remote access, apps, and updates and recovery. The overall flow isn't hugely different from the flow of the Installing and Configuring learning track. So we'll begin with the Manage Identity topic. In a nutshell, this topic delves into the various types of user account that exist now in Windows 10, and how to authenticate using each type, or even a combination of types. In this learning track, there's always one course per topic. For Manage Identity, the course is by yours truly, and a merciful 2 hours and 21 minutes long. The other merciful feature of this course is that it only has two objectives, so let's look at those. The first, Support Windows Store and cloud apps, gives away this learning track's greater emphasis on cloud computing with discussion of Office 365, sideloading apps in various scenarios, deep linking apps to point users to the store, and integrating Microsoft accounts that have store access into a business environment. It's the second objective, though, that zeroes in on authentication and authorization for different types of identities. Multifactor authentication is a topic here, again cloud-focused, and there's discussion of workgroup versus domain authentication, and computer versus user authentication. Account policies are treated, as well, and credential caching and the credential vault, local versus Microsoft accounts, and Workplace Join, which provides non-domain identities limited access to the domain. Finally, Windows Hello can be a gatekeeper for all types of identities.