Windows 8

OBJECTIFS

Once the course is terminated, the participant will be able to use the new functions in Windows 8, master setting techniques of the new Metro interface, master the system start-up performance, master the new stocking possibilities (iCloud, ISO or VHD images), optimize system performance and availability, and migrate from XP, vista, 7 to Windows 8.

TARGET CLIENTELE

Users and administrators

PREREQUISITES

Know Windows XP, Vista or 7

DURATION

2 days (15 hours)

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

1. Installation and configuration of Windows 8

  • Range of CPUs
  • Managing licenses and the new authentication process
  • Recommendations
  • Post-installation settings
  • Upgrade from a previous version of Windows
  • Recovery of user environment
  • Migrating from XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 (Migrating data and user settings)

 

2. Changes in the METRO interface

  • Convergence of mobile interfaces, iPads, and PC
  • Nothing is imposed by Microsoft (double interface)
  • Integrating the tactile interface
  • New reflexes to have with the Metro Style interface
  • How to improve office performance?

 

3. New Windows 8 techniques

  • Novelties
  • The App store (Windows Store)
  • Boot option to start-up faster or repair
  • Visual passwords
  • Using ISO and VHD files in Windows 8
  • iCloud solutions
  • Managing USB 3.0 devices
  • Dynamic RAID contribution (Stores Space)

 

4. Managing apps in Windows 8

  • Windows Store
  • Communication between apps
  • Dynamic display of information
  • New possibilities of the tasks manager

 

5. Synchronization of data and apps

  • Connected products offered by Microsoft (services Live)
  • Importance of Live account in Windows 8
  • Access data everywhere
  • Setting techniques between user account and Live account
  • iPads that can switch to 3G mode
  • Skydrive’s storage possibilities
  • Performance
  • Link between Skydrive, computer, Live account
  • Windows Live (photo gallery, calendar, Live Mail, …)
  • Sharing the same data between many devices and apps
  • Find the settings on another devices (Sync PC settings)
  • iCloud Security

 

6. Full integration of Live services

  • Synching omnipresent data (apps, devices, …)

 

7. Configuring disks and drivers in Windows 8

  • Partitioning disks
  • Volume management
  • Disk management
  • Installation and configuration of drivers
  • Virtual disks

 

8. Ensure network is connected to Windows 8

  • Configuration IPv4 and IPv6
  • IPV6 services
  • Automatic allocation of IP addresses (DHCP)
  • Domain name (DNS)
  • Network troubleshooting (ping, netstat, …)
  • Introduction to Wi-fi
  • Accessing Wi-fi network

 

9. Accessing files and printers

  • Managing file access
  • Shared files
  • Compression
  • Printer management
  • Introduction to SkyDrive

 

10. Migrating to Windows 8

  • Microsoft solutions
  • Third party tools
  • Migrating the OS
  • User data (office, certificates, bookmark, mail, etc.)
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