Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) Part 3: Security Configuration

Part 3 of 4 in the Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) series focuses on configuring security. This series offers an in-depth look at configuring Windows 8, focusing on the topics covered by the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam.
Course info
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(44)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2013
Duration
4h 46m
Table of contents
Configure File and Folder Access
Configure Local Security Settings
Configure Authentication and Authorization
Configure Remote Connections
Configure Mobility Options
Configure Security for Mobile Devices
Description
Course info
Rating
(44)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2013
Duration
4h 46m
Description

Part 3 of 4 in the Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) series focuses on configuring security. This series offers an in-depth look at configuring Windows 8, focusing on the topics covered by the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam. Students will learn how to install Windows 8, connect to any type of network, share and secure resources, and keep PCs running quickly and reliably. Whenever possible, the instructor teaches using real-world scenarios that simulate the tasks administrators must perform while on the job. Students only need a basic understanding of how to use Windows.

About the author
About the author

Award-winning author and video instructor Tony Northrup (MCITP, MCPD, MCSE, MCTS, CISSP) has published more than 30 books covering Windows, networking, and Microsoft certification.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Configure Local Security Settings
Hi. This is Tony Northrup for Train Signal and in this video lesson we're going to cover how to configure local security settings for Windows 8. This lesson is for the Microsoft certification 70-687, configuring Windows 8. This maps to objective 4. 3 and objective 4. 3 has four sub objectives: Configure local security policy, which is this very antiquated kind of thing that controls all these different security settings on a computer. Configure user account control behavior. UAC is that annoying thing that pops up whenever you try to change a setting or run an app that requires administrative credentials. We'll talk about Secure Boot. There is not really anything to configure, but I'll show you what it is and we'll also show you how to configure a smart screen filter. So we'll cover all the basics of these and then I have a very cool scenario that we'll go through where we configure the settings to meet some real-world requirements.

Configure Authentication and Authorization
Hi. This is Tony Northrup for Train Signal and in this video lesson we are going to learn how to configure authentication and authorization for Windows 8. This should be a fun and pretty quick lesson. This lesson maps to the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam, which covers configuring Windows 8. This lesson specifically covers objective 4. 4, which has these sub objectives. The first is configure rights and I'm not going to go into detail here because I've covered it in another lesson. The next is to configure credentials. Credentials are just your username and password. Those are whatever you use to authenticate yourself. The third is to manage certificates and certificates are used for all sorts of security things from authentication to digital signing and encryption. Up next is configuring smart cards and biometrics and these are not really Windows 8 configuration things. These each require a whole infrastructure and the configuration generally happens on the server side, but I will talk about the importance of those for multi-factor authentication. The next sub objective is configuring a picture password and the related sub objective, configuring a PIN. These are alternative ways of logging in that give you just another option besides typing username or password. They're good on tablets, basically. And the last sub objective is to set up and configure a Windows Live ID and this is ridiculously easy and I don't know why they would ever test you on it, but we will cover how to do that.

Configure Remote Connections
Hi. I'm Tony Northrup for TrainSignal and in this video lesson we're going to learn how to configure remote connections for Windows 8. This lesson maps to the Microsoft certification exam 70-687, Configuring Windows 8. This is object 5. 1 and it has five different sub objectives. The first is configure remote authentication, which doesn't really belong in this exam. The second is configure remote desktop settings and you're going to get off a little easy because I've covered that in a different lesson so I won't be covering it here. The third is establish VPN connections and authentication. Not so easy here. We are going to set up a VPN connection and test it. I'll show you how to do it through both local computer settings and group policy settings. Next we'll establish VPN reconnect and finally we'll cover how to manage broadband connections.

Configure Mobility Options
Hi. This is Tony Northrup for Train Signal and in this video lesson we're going to learn how to configure mobility options in Windows 8. This lesson maps to objective 5. 2 of the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam, that's Configuring Windows 8. This objective has five sub objectives. The first is configure offline file policies. Offline files are this really cool way to keep a copy of files that are normally located on a server, even if you're offline, so it just copies a file to your local computer and then syncs it up for you automatically. We're also going to learn how to configure power policies. Power policies define how fast your computer runs and how fast it burns through those batteries so you can tweak those policies to get some more life out of your batteries at the cost of some performance. The next sub objective is configure Windows to Go and Windows to Go is a technology where you basically install Windows on a flash drive and then you can boot up any PC from that flash drive and it's like you have your custom image of Windows using any piece of hardware. It's great, and it's been covered in another lesson already, so I'm not going to duplicate that here. The next sub objective is to configure sync options. These are the settings that are automatically synchronized on your PC. Things like the personalization features of Windows 8 that can be synchronized with your Windows Live account. And the last sub objective, configure Wi-Fi Direct. Now that doesn't really exist yet and I don't think it should be part of the exam objectives, but I am going to tell you about Wi-Fi Direct so you'll know what it is if you ever see it.

Configure Security for Mobile Devices
Hi, this is Tony Northrup for Train Signal and in this video lesson we're going to learn how to configure security for mobile devices and most of that is going to be covering BitLocker stuff. This is for the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam, Configuring Windows 8. This maps to objective 5. 3, which has four sub objectives: Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go policies, configure startup key storage, configure Remote Wipe, which doesn't really exist, and configure location settings, which is so easy it doesn't seem like they should bother with it, but that just means it will be an easy lesson for you. Let's get started.