Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (70-698)

Authors: Andrew Bettany, Glenn Weadock

Windows 10 addresses many of the concerns users had with Windows 8, while delivering the stability of Windows 7 and substantially improved security. This learning track covers the... Read more

Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (70-698)

This path prepares learners for the 70-698 exam, which counts towards the Windows 10 MCSA certification.

Introduction to Installing and Configuring Windows 10 and Configuring Windows Devices

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 15, 2017 / 29m


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Microsoft's outlines for Windows 10 certification cover two learning tracks: the 70-698 track titled, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, and the 70-697 track titled, Configuring Windows 10 Devices. In this mini-course, Introduction to Installing and Configuring Windows 10 and Configuring Windows Devices, you'll be guided through both tracks and synopses of the courses. First, you'll explore how the two areas overlap. Then, you'll learn where the two learning tracks differ in terms of both content and emphasis. Finally, you'll cover study recommendations for both IT administrators and exam candidates. By the end of this mini-course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently install and configure Windows 10 and Windows devices.

Table of contents
  1. The 70-698 Series Outline10m
  2. The 70-697 Series Outline11m
  3. Areas of Difference and Overlap3m
  4. Study Strategy3m

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

by Andrew Bettany

Feb 10, 2017 / 1h 21m

1h 21m

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One of the most popular client operating systems ever from Microsoft, Windows 10, is offered in multiple editions and installation options. In this course, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, you will learn how to select the correct Windows 10 edition, locate and create offline installation media, and understand the various deployment methods. Next, you'll learn how to upgrade or migrate from an older version of Windows, to Windows 10 and perform a clean install. Finally, you'll learn how to multiboot Windows 10 with other clients. When you have finished this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to install the most appropriate Windows 10 edition, using a variety of installation methods.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction and Setting up Your Lab2m
  3. Preparing to Install Windows 1024m
  4. Migrating to Windows 10 from an Earlier Version of Windows12m
  5. Creating Windows 10 Installation Media8m
  6. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 1013m
  7. Upgrading to Windows 1011m
  8. Configuring Windows to Multiboot7m

Implementing Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Apr 24, 2017 / 2h 53m

2h 53m

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Implementing Windows 10 in an enterprise involves a great deal of post-installation setup. Devices and device drivers require setup, testing, and troubleshooting so Windows can function correctly and reliably. In this course, Implementing Windows 10, you'll cover the essentials for implementation of Windows 10 for your system. First, you'll learn to use the settings applet, Control Panel, and PowerShell to bring a consistent and productive design to the user experience: start menu and screen, desktop, taskbar, Cortana, Edge, IE, and Client Hyper-V. Next, you'll discover enterprise administration tools for managing activation, Group Policy, User Account Control, and device provisioning. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy power settings to all the PCs in your network. By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully implement Windows 10 after a deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Implementing Device Drivers1h 12m
  3. Configuring the User Experience1h 1m
  4. Configuring the Administrator Experience38m

Configuring Windows 10 Core Services

by Glenn Weadock

Jun 22, 2017 / 3h 16m

3h 16m

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Turning Windows 10 into a productivity powerhouse means setting up core services to facilitate useful work. You'll discover how to set up data storage and protect that storage with permissions and access conditions. You'll learn about deploying and configuring applications, both modern and traditional, in terms of startup, storage, and performance. This course, Configuring Windows 10 Core Services, covers the basics of network configuration for both local and external connections, including IP configuration and name resolution, and it explains all the ways you can manage Windows 10 over that network. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of configuring Windows 10 core services, and after deployment and implementation, configuring core services lets you put Windows 10 to work.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Core Networking1h 2m
  3. Configuring Physical Storage39m
  4. Configuring Data Access35m
  5. Configuring Applications27m
  6. Configuring Remote Management30m

Managing and Maintaining Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 3, 2017 / 3h 17m

3h 17m

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Windows 10 doesn't manage itself. You'll need to discover how to configure servicing branches and updates using the new Windows-as-a-Service model. You'll need to learn to troubleshoot performance problems with both real time and extended monitoring. You'll also have to keep tabs on printers and on anti-malware protection, too. This course, Managing and Maintaining Windows 10, covers recovering damaged systems, from files and drivers through the Registry and the whole operating system. You'll also learn new features like Windows Hello and Credential Guard to keep Windows 10 accounts secure in the domain and in the cloud. Finally, you'll set up services, scheduled tasks, and PowerShell scripts to make maintenance as automatic as possible. After you're done with deployment, implementation, and configuring core services, managing and maintaining Windows 10 keeps your Microsoft network spinning reliably on its axis.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Updates47m
  3. Monitoring Events and Performance40m
  4. Recovering Broken Systems42m
  5. Securing Logons34m
  6. Automating Maintenance31m

What you will learn:

  • Install Windows 10 via migration and clean install or in-place upgrade
  • Set up multiboot configurations
  • Configure devices and device drivers
  • Customize the user interface, including Start, search, Edge, IE, and Hyper-V
  • Administer Windows with the ICD and Group Policy
  • Activate Windows
  • Set up networking including IPv4/IPv6, name resolution, wireless and VPN
  • Configure disks, volumes, and Storage Spaces
  • Implement security for shared folders, including NTFS and share permissions
  • Deploy Dynamic Access Control conditions
  • Configure OneDrive sharing
  • Deploy desktop applications and Universal apps
  • Set up Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, and PowerShell remoting
  • Configure User Account Control
  • Fine-tune Windows updates
  • Recover damaged systems with a recovery drive or restore point
  • Recover deleted files with File History
  • Perform an image backup and bare-metal restore
  • Set up biometric authentication
  • Provide app and file share access for non-domain devices using Device Registration
  • Set up Credential Guard to block users from running non-approved programs
  • Automate administrative tasks with PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE
  • Optimize Windows services


Familiarity with any recent version of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1) is suggested, either at home or at work. Some experience with the command prompt and PowerShell will be helpful.

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