Two big jobs for an operating system are to communicate with devices and provide storage for data, and that’s what this course explores, including details on permissions, policies, and security features such as antivirus, firewall, and encryption.
Windows 10 is installed, user accounts are created and the desktop is set up; what comes next? In this course, Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data, you will gain the ability to configure hardware and provide secure data storage. First, you will learn to deploy and set up device drivers so that Windows can “talk” to connected hardware, including printers and storage devices, using both traditional tools such as Disk Management and newer tools such as Storage Spaces. Next, you will see how to configure permissions and conditions for local users and groups, and then use the Registry as well as Group Policy and cloud services to configure device policies to control access. Then, you will discover how to troubleshoot those policies and migrate them to Mobile Device Management systems. Finally, you will explore how to secure Windows devices and data through the use of password management, User Account Control, Device Guard, Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Defender Firewall, and encryption technologies such as EFS and BitLocker. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to set up Windows 10 successfully for device and data management so that you can then manage connectivity and ongoing maintenance as explained in later courses. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-100 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.
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.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification. Now all IT administrators know that two big responsibilities of an operating system are to communicate with devices and provide storage for data, and that's what this course explores, including details on permissions, policies, and security features, such as antivirus, firewall, and encryption. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to set up physical storage with disk management and storage spaces, configuring access control with NTFS, shared permissions, and dynamic access control, understanding how the registry and group policy interact, deploying and managing printing drivers and connections, and the difference between EFS and BitLocker encryption methods. Now by the end of this course, you'll know how to deploy and set up device drivers, including printers and storage devices, configure permissions and conditional access for local users and groups, and use local, network, and cloud policies to control access. You'll learn tips from migrating group policy settings to MDM platforms, and you'll explore all aspects of securing Windows 10. Now before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Windows and Active Directory basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to configure hardware, storage, and security with the Managing Windows 10 Devices and Data course at Pluralsight.