Mcsa Windows 10

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  • Copyright: 2017-01-04
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Master Windows 10 installation and configuration, including new technologies

The MCSA Windows 10 Study Guide is the only comprehensive resource you'll need to prepare for Exam 70-698. You'll find expert coverage of 100% of all exam objectives led by expert Microsoft MVP, William Panek. Quickly master the concepts and processes involved in Windows 10 installation and configuration. The Sybex superior study tools and online learning environment include: system requirements, devices, core services, networking, storage, data access and usage, maintenance, updates, data recovery, and more. Real-world scenarios bring on the job experience while hands-on exercises provide practical instruction on critical techniques, and the Sybex online learning environment gives you access to electronic flashcards for last minute review, an assessment test, and bonus practice exams so you can be confident on exam day.

Exam 70-698 is the first of two exams for the MCSA certification. Addressing local and desktop deployments, these topics form the foundation of what's to come. This Sybex Study Guide gives you the tools you need along with expert content so you can build the essential knowledge base and master the ley concepts.

  • Clarify processes with hands-on exercises
  • Identify knowledge gaps through chapter review questions
  • Test your understanding with online bonus practice exams and more

With a 90-percent market share, Windows is the world's number-one desktop OS. While it may look similar to Windows 8, Windows 10 includes a number of enhanced features that specialists need to know, and MCSA candidates must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how to work with these new technologies. MCSA Windows 10 Study Guide: Exam 70-698 is your complete guide to Windows 10 installation and configuration, with expert instruction and practical exam preparation.

Author Biography

William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a four-time Microsoft MVP and a live online instructor for StormWind Studios. He has taught at a number of institutions including Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and has served as a trainer and consultant for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Visit YouTube.com/c/williampanek to view some of his videos on preparing for various Microsoft exams.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxv

Assessment Test xxxvi

Chapter 1 Windows 10 Installation 1

Understanding the Basics 2

Windows 10 Features 6

Windows Feature Deprecation 8

Windows 10 Architecture 8

Preparing to Install Windows 10 9

Windows 10 Home 10

Windows 10 Professional 10

Windows 10 Enterprise 11

New Install or Upgrade? 15

Disk Partitioning 18

Language and Locale 19

Installing Windows 10 20

Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 20

Performing an Upgrade to Windows 10 28

Troubleshooting Installation Problems 33

Supporting Multiple-Boot Options 35

Using Windows Activation 36

Windows Update 37

The Update Process 37

Using Windows Update 39

Installing Windows Service Packs 40

Installing Windows Store Updates 41

Summary 42

Video Resources 42

Exam Essentials 42

Review Questions 44

Chapter 2 Installing in an Enterprise Environment 47

Understanding Imaging 48

An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 48

Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 53

Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 56

Understanding Hyper-V 58

What is Virtualization? 58

Installing the Hyper-V Role 59

Configuring Virtual Machines 64

Activating Machines in the Enterprise 73

Networking Basics 74

Active Directory–Based Activation 74

Summary 75

Video Resources 76

Exam Essentials 76

Review Questions 77

Chapter 3 Configuring Devices and Drivers 79

Configuring Hardware 80

Understanding Device Stage 80

Using Device Manager 82

Installing and Updating Device Drivers 86

Driver Signing 95

Managing I/O Devices 96

Configuring Removable Storage Devices 96

Managing Printers 99

Summary 112

Video Resources 113

Exam Essentials 113

Review Questions 114

Chapter 4 Configuring Storage 117

Understanding File Systems 118

File System Selection 119

File System Conversion 121

Configuring NTFS 122

Configuring Disk Storage 125

Basic Storage 125

Dynamic Storage 126

GUID Partition Table 128

Cloud-Based Storage 129

Using the Disk Management Utility 133

Using the Microsoft Management Console 134

Understanding the Disk Management Utility 138

Managing Storage 153

Managing Dynamic Storage 153

Troubleshooting Disk Management 156

Understanding Disk Management Status Codes 156

Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 157

Managing Data Compression 157

Using the Compact Command-Line Utility 159

Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 159

Understanding RAID 160

RAID Levels 160

Storage Spaces 161

Using Disk-Maintenance Tools 163

Using the Disk Optimization Utility 164

Using the Disk Cleanup Utility 164

Using the Check Disk Utility 166

PowerShell Disk Commands 167

Summary 169

Video Resources 169

Exam Essentials 170

Review Questions 171

Chapter 5 Configuring the Windows 10 Environment 173

Managing Windows 174

Manipulating the Desktop Environment 175

Configuring Personalization 184

Using Control Panel 189

Using the Microsoft Management Console 200

Using the System Icon 201

Understanding the Settings Window 204

Using PowerShell 205

Configuring Mobility Options 207

Configuring Offline Files and Synchronization 207

Configuring Power Policies 209

Configuring Windows to Go 215

Managing Windows 10 Services 217

Configuring Internet Browsers 220

Cortana 220

Browser Controls 221

Pinning Sites to the Taskbar 221

Searchable Address Bar 222

Security and Privacy Enhancements 222

Using the Browser’s Compatibility View 223

Using Protected Mode for IE11 224

Using InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 225

Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 11 Options 226

Summary 230

Video Resources 230

Exam Essentials 231

Review Questions 232

Chapter 6 Configuring Data Security 235

Configuring Network Resources 236

Configuring HomeGroups in Windows 10 237

Configuring Folders 242

Understanding Dynamic Access Control 247

Securing Access to Files and Folders 247

Determining and Viewing Effective Permissions for NTFS 252

Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files 254

Managing Network Access 254

Creating and Managing Shared Folders 255

Configuring Share Permissions 256

NTFS vs. Share Permissions 258

Configuring OneDrive 258

Summary 263

Video Resources 263

Exam Essentials 263

Review Questions 264

Chapter 7 Windows 10 Networking 269

Understanding the Basics 270

Peer-to-Peer Networks 270

Onsite Active Directory Networks 272

Cloud-Based Azure Active Directory 274

Other Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 275

Configuring NIC Devices 277

Configuring a Network Adapter 278

Troubleshooting a Network Adapter 284

Configuring Wireless NIC Devices 285

Configuring Wi-Fi Direct 293

Understanding TCP/IP 295

Benefits and Features of TCP/IP 296

Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration 298

Using IPv6 Addresses 302

Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 10 313

Testing Your IP Configuration 315

Configuring Windows 10 on a Network 317

Configuring Windows Firewall 322

Understanding the Windows Firewall Basics 322

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security 322

Summary 327

Video Resources 328

Exam Essentials 328

Review Questions 329

Chapter 8 Installing Applications 331

Understanding Deployment Options 332

Understanding System Center 332

Using the Windows 10 Application Deployment Tool 334

Deploying Software with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 335

Understanding GPO Deployments 339

Installing Applications 340

Using the Upgrade Analytics Tool 341

Windows Features 343

Configuring Startup Options 343

Using Hyper-V for Desktop Applications 343

Configuring User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 348

Understanding AppLocker 350

Understanding Azure 351

Using Azure RemoteApp 355

Understanding App-V 360

Supporting the Windows Store 361

Installing and Managing Software by Using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store Apps 362

Sideloading Apps into Online and Offline Images 364

Integrating Microsoft Accounts Including Personalization Settings 365

Summary 367

Video Resources 368

Exam Essentials 368

Review Questions 369

Chapter 9 Managing Authorization and Authentication 373

Understanding User Accounts 374

Account Types 375

Built-In Accounts 376

Local and Domain User Accounts 377

Working with User Accounts 378

Using the Local Users and Groups Utility 378

Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel 381

Creating New Users 381

Disabling User Accounts 386

Deleting User Accounts 387

Renaming User Accounts 389

Changing a User’s Password 390

Using a Microsoft Passport, Pictures, and Biometrics 390

Using Device Guard 391

Understanding Credential Guard 394

Configuring Device Health Attestation 395

Managing User Properties 396

Managing User Group Membership 397

Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 399

Troubleshooting User Account Authentication 404

Managing and Creating Groups 405

Using Built-In Groups 406

Creating Groups 410

Managing Group Membership 411

Deleting Groups 413

Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs 413

Understanding the GPO and LGPO Basics 413

Using the Group Policy Result Tool 415

Managing and Applying LGPOs 416

Configuring Local Security Policies 418

Using Account Policies 419

Using Local Policies 425

Configuring User Account Control 433

Privilege Elevation 433

Registry and File Virtualization 435

Understanding Smart Cards 435

Configuring Remote Management 437

Remote Assistance 438

Remote Desktop 442

Configuring a VPN Connection 445

Transparent Caching 447

Broadband Tethering 447

Summary 449

Video Resources 450

Exam Essentials 450

Review Questions 451

Chapter 10 Configuring Monitoring and Recovery 455

Understanding Recovery 457

Knowing the Advanced Boot Options 458

Starting in Safe Mode 459

Enabling Boot Logging 462

Using Other Startup Setting Options 463

Understanding System Restore 464

Using the System Image Recovery 465

Using the Startup Repair Tool 467

Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore 467

Creating a Backup 468

Restoring Files from a Backup 469

Recovering Files from OneDrive 470

Using the Wbadmin Command Utility 471

Using Advanced Backup Options 472

Using System Protection 474

Creating Restore Points 474

Restoring Restore Points 475

Cleaning Up Old Restore Points 476

Using the Recycle Bin 476

Monitoring Windows 477

Introducing Performance Monitor 477

Using Other Performance-Monitoring Tools 486

Summary 496

Video Resources 496

Exam Essentials 496

Review Questions 498

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 501

Chapter 1: Windows 10 Installation 502

Chapter 2: Installing in an Enterprise Environment 503

Chapter 3: Configuring Devices and Drivers 504

Chapter 4: Configuring Storage 505

Chapter 5: Configuring the Windows 10 Environment 505

Chapter 6: Configuring Data Security 506

Chapter 7: Windows 10 Networking 507

Chapter 8: Installing Applications 508

Chapter 9: Managing Authorization and Authentication 509

Chapter 10: Configuring Monitoring and Recovery 510

Appendix B Windows 10 PowerShell Commands 511

Index 519

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