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In addition to their professional experience, candidates who take this course should already have the following technical knowledge: - Experience with Windows desktop administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
- Basic experience and understanding of Windows networking technologies
- Introductory-level knowledge of Active Directory and Microsoft Intune Candidates can take this exam and meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows device support technician or a Windows device system administrator.

About this course

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Learn to manage Windows 10 desktop and application deployments as well as cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprises.

This course is the third of four courses in the Windows 10 Features for a Mobile Workforce XSeries, which has been created to help you prepare for Microsoft certification Exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.

What you'll learn

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  • Using PowerShell 5.0
  • Installing and configuring client Hyper-V
  • User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Understanding and Using Remote Desktop Services
  • Using Remote Assistance
Module 1: Group Policy and PowerShell, Better Together
Group Policy is a system that you can use to apply configuration settings to Windows clients and servers. You can create or enable GPOs that contain Group Policy settings, and domain-joined Windows 10–based computers download and apply the settings in GPOs. Group policy, Active Directory, and Windows PowerShell all go together. As a Windows system administrator, it is assumed you have at least some familiarity with Active Directory Domain Services, and Windows PowerShell. This module will help you take your everyday tasks to the next level.

Module 2: Dive into client Hyper-V, Azure RemoteApp, Remote Desktop Services
With Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise, you can create virtual machines that are housed inside a single operating system on a single computer. These virtual machines can run their own operating systems, and you can separate and secure them with virtual switches. A hypervisor keeps these “child” operating systems separate from the parent operating system. Hyper-V uses the same professional-strength hypervisor found in Windows Server products. In corporate settings, administrators can use server-based virtualization tools to give users access to apps or entire desktop environments, which can be delivered to a wide range of device types. Windows desktops and apps from the datacenter or RemoteApp from the Azure cloud can run on a variety of devices. Employees install Microsoft Remote Desktop clients and run desktops and apps on their laptops, tablets or phones and stay productive on the go.

Module 3: Configure Storage
Configuring data storage requires knowledge of both old and new technology. You need to be familiar with traditional local storage using hard drives as well as cloud-based storage using services such as OneDrive for Business. You also need to consider distributed storage options such as using Distributed File System (DFS) to replicate data across WANs as well as using Storage Spaces for local data resiliency. Once you’ve decided how to store your data, you also need to consider how you can share data with others, safeguard it from theft, and protect it from unauthorized access. Windows 10 provides extensive built-in support for both local and cloud-based storage and offers the IT Pro a multitude of security-related choices for securing data while it is at rest either locally or on OneDrive for Business, or when it is mobile on a removable drive.

Meet your instructors

Philip E. Helsel
Senior Content Developer, Learning eXperiences Team
Kimberly Rasmusson-Anderson
Senior Content Developer, Learning eXperiences Team

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