Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-08-30
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-698–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows 10 installation and configuration. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.


Focus on the skills measured on the exam:

• Prepare for and perform Windows 10 installation

• Configure devices and device drivers

• Perform post-installation configuration

• Implement Windows in the enterprise

• Configure and support networking, storage, data access, and usage

• Implement apps

• Configure remote management

• Configure updates, recovery, authorization, authentication, and management tools

• Monitor Windows


This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by the “Skills measured” posted on the exam webpage

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

• Provides exam preparation tips written by top trainers

• Points to in-depth material by topic for exam candidates needing additional review

• Assumes you are an IT pro looking to validate your skills in and knowledge of installing and configuring Windows 10


Author Biography

Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized since 2012 for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials. A Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew has taught many IT pros a wide range of technical skills in a variety of areas, including Windows client, Server, and cloud. Andrew enjoys creating and delivering “IT Masterclasses,” a series of short intensive technical courses, and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at TechEd and Ignite conferences worldwide. In 2011 and 2013, he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild its technology skills. Andrew can be found on www.itmasterclasses.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. He lives in the countryside close to the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire in the UK.


Andrew Warren has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, many of which he has spent teaching and writing. He has been involved as a subject matter expert in many of the Windows Server 2016 courses and as the technical lead in many Windows 10 courses. He also has been involved in developing TechNet sessions about Microsoft Exchange Server. Andrew is based in the United Kingdom, and lives in rural Somerset where he runs his own IT training and education consultancy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prepare for installation requirements                                                             

Skill: Determine hardware requirements and compatibility

Skill: Choose an upgrade or a clean installation

Skill: Determine editions by device type

Skill: Determine requirements for particular features

Skill: Identify a strategy and prepare the installation media

Chapter 2 Install Windows 10                                                                                                        

Skill: Perform clean installations

Skill: Upgrade by using Windows Update

Skill: Upgrade using installation media

Skill: Configure native boot scenarios

Skill: Migrate from previous versions of Windows

Skill: Install Windows 10 to a VHD

Skill: Boot Windows 10 from VHD

Skill: Install on bootable USB

Skill: Install additional Windows features

Skill: Configure Windows for additional regional and language support

Chapter 3 Configure devices and -device drivers                                                              

Skill: Install devices

Skill: Update, disable, and roll back drivers

Skill: Resolve driver issues

Skill: Configure driver settings

Skill: Driver signing

Skill: Manage driver packages

Skill: Download and import driver packages

Skill: Use Deployment Image Servicing And Management tool to add packages

Chapter 4 Post-installation configuration                                                                              

Skill: Configure and customize the user interface per device type      

Skill: Configure accessibility options

Skill: Configure Cortana

Skill: Configure Microsoft Edge

Skill: Configure Internet Explorer

Skill: Configure Hyper-V

Skill: Configure power settings

Chapter 5  Implement Windows in an enterprise environment                              

Skill: Provision with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer tool

Skill: Implement activation

Skill: Configure and optimize User Account Control

Skill: Configure Active Directory, including Group Policy

Chapter 6 Configure networking                                                                                                 

Skill: Configure and support IPv4 and IPv6 network settings

Skill: Configure name resolution

Skill: Connect to a network

Skill: Configure network locations

Skill: Configure Windows Firewall, including Advanced Security and -network discovery

Skill: Configure Wi-Fi settings and Wi-Fi Direct

Skill: Troubleshoot network issues

Chapter 7 Configure storage                                                                                                           

Skill: Configure disks, volumes, and file systems

Skill: Create and configure virtual hard disks

Skill: Create and configure Storage Spaces

Skill: Configure removable devices

Skill: Troubleshoot storage issues and removable devices

Chapter 8  Configure data access and usage                                                                           

Skill: Configure file and printer sharing

Skill: Configure HomeGroup connections

Skill: Configure folder shares Configure public folders

Skill: Configure OneDrive

Skill: Configure File System permissions

Skill: Configure OneDrive usage

Skill: Troubleshoot data access and usage

Chapter 9 Implement Apps                                                                                                             

Skill: Configure desktop apps

Skill: Configure app startup options

Skill: Configure Windows features

Skill: Implement Windows Store Apps

Skill: Create and deploy provisioning packages

Chapter 10 Configure remote management                                                                           

Skill: Choose the appropriate remote management tools

Skill: Configure remote management settings

Skill: Configure Remote Assistance

Skill: Configure Remote Desktop

Skill: Configure Windows PowerShell remoting

Skill: Modify settings, using Microsoft Management Console or Windows PowerShell

Chapter 11  Configure updates                                                                                                         

Skill: Configure Windows Update options

Skill: Implement Insider Preview

Skill: Current Branch and Current Branch for Business

Skill: Long-Term Servicing Branch scenarios

Skill: Manage update history

Skill: Roll back updates

Skill: Update Windows Store apps

Chapter 12 Monitor Windows                                                                                                         

Skill: Configure and analyze Event Viewer logs

Skill: Configure event subscriptions

Skill: Monitor performance using Task Manager

Skill: Monitor performance using Resource Monitor

Skill: Monitor performance using Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets

Skill: Monitor system resources

Skill: Monitor and manage printers

Skill: Configure indexing options

Skill: Manage client security by using Windows Defender

Skill: Evaluate system stability by using Reliability Monitor

Skill: Troubleshoot performance issues

Chapter 13 Configure system and -data recovery                                                                

Skill: Configure a recovery drive

Skill: Configure system restore

Skill: Perform a refresh or recycle

Skill: Perform recovery operations using Windows Recovery

Skill: Configure restore points

Skill: Use Windows Backup And Restore

Skill: Perform a backup and restore with WBAdmin

Skill: Configure File History

Skill: Restore previous versions of files and folders

Skill: Recover files from OneDrive

Chapter 14 Configure authorization and authentication                                                

Skill: Configure user accounts

Skill: Configure Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello

Skill: Manage credential security

Skill: Manage device security

Skill: Configure HomeGroup, workgroup, and domain settings

Chapter 15 Configure advanced management tools                                                          

Skill: Configure services

Skill: Configure Device Manager

Skill: Configure and use the MMC

Skill: Configure Task Scheduler

Skill: Configure automation of management tasks with Windows PowerShell

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