Installing and Configuring Windows 10: 70-698 Exam Guide

Book Description

Get ready for the Windows 10: 70-698 exam and configure Windows to manage data recovery

Key Features

  • Implement Windows 10 operational and administrative tasks
  • Configure devices, remote management settings, advanced management tools, and device drivers
  • Comprehensive guide to help you work efficiently in Windows 10

Book Description

The Installing and Configuring Windows 10: 70-698 Exam Guide is designed to confirm what you already know, while also updating your knowledge of Windows 10. With its easy-to-follow guidance, you will quickly learn the user interface and discover steps to work efficiently in Windows 10 to rule out delays and obstacles.

This book begins by covering various ways of installing Windows 10, followed by instructions on post-installation tasks. You will learn about the deployment of Windows 10 in Enterprise and also see how to configure networking in Windows 10. You'll understand how to leverage Disk Management and Windows PowerShell to configure disks, volumes, and file system options. As you progress through the chapters, you will be able to set up remote management in Windows 10 and learn more about Windows update usage, behavior, and settings. You will also gain insights that will help you monitor and manage data recovery and explore how to configure authentication, authorization, and advanced management tools in Windows 10.

By the end of this book, you will be equipped with enough knowledge to take the 70-698 exam and explore different study methods to improve your chances of passing the exam with ease.

What you will learn

  • Discover various ways of installing Windows 10
  • Understand how to configure devices and device drivers
  • Configure and support IPv4 and IPv6 network settings
  • Troubleshoot storage and removable device issues
  • Get to grips with data access and usage
  • Explore the advanced management tools available in Windows 10

Who this book is for

This book is for IT professionals who perform installation, configuration, general local management and maintenance of Windows 10 core services and are preparing to clear the Windows 10: 70-698 exam

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. Installing and Configuring Windows 10: 70-698 Exam Guide
  3. Dedication
  4. About Packt
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. Packt.com
  5. Contributors
    1. About the author
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  6. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
  7. Preparing for Installation
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Determining hardware requirements
    3. Choosing between an upgrade and a clean install
      1. Considerations for choosing between upgrade and clean install
        1. In-place upgrade – pro and cons
        2. Clean install – pro and cons
    4. Determining appropriate editions according to device type
      1. How to determine which Windows 10 version your PC is running?
    5. Determining requirements for particular features
    6. Determining and creating appropriate installation media
    7. What are clients, servers, hosts, and nodes?
      1. Understanding clients and servers
      2. Understanding hosts and nodes
    8. Chapter lab – downloading Windows 10
      1. Downloading Windows 10 from Microsoft Evaluation Center
      2. Downloading Windows 10 through the media creation tool
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Further reading
  8. Installing Windows 10
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Upgrade using installation media
    3. Configuring native boot scenarios
      1. Installing to VHD
      2. Booting from VHD
    4. Identifying valid upgrade paths
    5. Migrating from previous versions of Windows
    6. Installing from a bootable USB
    7. Installing additional Windows 10 features
    8. Configuring Windows 10 for additional regional and language support
    9. Chapter labs – performing upgrade and clean installation
      1. Performing an upgrade using installation media
      2. Performing a clean installation
    10. Summary
    11. Questions
    12. Further reading
  9. Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Understanding devices and drivers
      1. Computer devices
      2. Device drivers
    3. Resolving driver issues
    4. Configuring driver settings including signed and unsigned drivers
    5. Managing driver packages
    6. Downloading and importing driver packages
    7. Using the DISM tool to add packages
    8. Chapter labs – Operating with device drivers
      1. Accessing Devices and Device Manager
      2. Adding devices and installing device drivers
      3. Updating device drivers
      4. Removing devices and uninstalling device drivers
      5. Managing devices and disabling device drivers
      6. Rolling back device drivers
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Further reading
  10. Performing Post-Installation Configuration
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Common configurations and customizations
      1. Configuring and customizing the Start menu
      2. Configuring and customizing the Windows desktop
      3. Configuring and customizing the Windows Taskbar
      4. Configuring and customizing the notification area
    3. Configuring accessibility options
      1. Configuring Narrator
      2. Configuring Magnifier
      3. Configuring Audio
      4. Configuring the On-Screen Keyboard
    4. Configuring Cortana
      1. Setting up Cortana
      2. Running Cortana
      3. Searching for help
      4. Getting help about computer problems
    5. Configuring Microsoft Edge
      1. Running Microsoft Edge
      2. Searching from within the address bar
      3. All your stuff is in the Hub
      4. Reading without distraction
      5. Adding items on the Reading list
      6. Writing on the web
      7. Managing tabs in Microsoft Edge
      8. Setting Microsoft Edge settings
    6. Configuring Internet Explorer
      1. Running Internet Explorer
      2. Setting Internet Explorer Internet options
    7. Configuring Power & sleep settings
      1. Configuring Screen and Sleep 
      2. Configuring advanced power settings
    8. Chapter lab – Turning off Internet Explorer
      1. Disabling Internet Explorer in Windows 10
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Further reading
  11. Implement Windows in an Enterprise Environment
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Provisioning with the Windows Configuration Designer tool
      1. Downloading and installing Windows Configuration Designer
      2. Provisioning desktop devices
    3. Windows 10 software licensing and activation
      1. Windows 10 activation methods
    4. Implementing Active Directory-based activation (ADBA)
      1. What is Active Directory-based activation?
      2. Configuring ADBA
    5. Implementing volume activation using a KMS
      1. What is KMS?
      2. How does KMS work?
    6. Querying and configuring activation states using the command line
      1. slmgr.vbs commands
    7. Configuring Active Directory, including Group Policies
      1. Setting up a logon script via GPO
        1. Writing an activation script
        2. Setting up the logon script GPO
    8. Chapter lab – configuring and optimizing UAC
      1. Configuring UAC
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Further reading
  12. Configuring Networking
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring and supporting IPv4 and IPv6 network settings
      1. IPv4 network addresses
      2. IPv6 network addresses
      3. Configuring IPv4 network settings
      4. Configuring IPv6 network settings
    3. Configuring name resolution
      1. Configuring IPv4 DNS server settings
      2. Configuring IPv6 DNS server settings
    4. Connecting to a network
      1. Getting connected to a network
    5. Configuring network locations
      1. Adding a network location
    6. Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
      1. Turning Windows Defender Firewall on or off
    7. Configuring Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
      1. Creating firewall rules
    8. Configuring network discovery
      1. Enabling network discovery
    9. Configuring Wi-Fi settings
      1. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
    10. Configuring Wi-Fi Direct
      1. Using Wi-Fi Direct
    11. Troubleshooting network issues
      1. Troubleshooting steps
      2. Running the troubleshooter
    12. Configuring the VPN
      1. Setting up a VPN connection
    13. Configuring IPsec
      1. Securing a VPN connection using IPsec
    14. Chapter lab – Configuring DirectAccess
      1. Enabling DirectAccess on a client computer
    15. Summary
    16. Questions
    17. Further reading
  13. Configuring Storage
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring disks, volumes, and filesystem options using Disk Management and Windows PowerShell
      1. Managing storage with Disk Management
        1. Shrinking the volume
        2. Creating and formatting the volume
        3. Extending the volume
        4. Converting the basic disk to dynamic
      2. Managing storage with Windows PowerShell
      3. Windows PowerShell commands for managing storage
    3. Configuring removable devices
      1. Formatting the removable devices
      2. Encrypting the removable devices
      3. Restricting access to removable disks
    4. Creating and configuring storage spaces
      1. Creating a new storage pool
      2. Creating a storage space
    5. Troubleshooting storage and removable devices issues
      1. Hardware and software problems
      2. Troubleshooting tips
    6. Chapter labs – creating, configuring, and mounting VHDs
      1. Creating and configuring VHDs
      2. Mounting VHDs
    7. Summary
    8. Questions
    9. Further reading
  14. Configuring Data Access and Usage
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring file and printer sharing
      1. File and print services
        1. Configuring file sharing
        2. Configuring printer sharing
    3. Configuring folder shares, public folders, and OneDrive
      1. Configuring folder shares
        1. Windows PowerShell share cmdlets
      2. Configuring public folders
      3. Configuring OneDrive
    4. Configuring filesystem permissions
      1. NTFS versus share permissions
        1. Configuring NTFS permissions
        2. Configuring share permissions
    5. Configuring OneDrive usage including Files On-Demand
      1. Enabling Files On-Demand
      2. Statuses of files and folders
    6. Chapter labs – troubleshooting data access and usage
      1. Troubleshooting data access
      2. Troubleshooting share and NTFS permissions
      3. Troubleshooting data recovery
      4. Recovering BitLocker encrypted drives
    7. Summary
    8. Questions
    9. Further reading
  15. Implementing Apps
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring desktop apps
      1. Installing desktop apps
        1. Installing desktop apps manually
        2. Installing desktop apps automatically
      2. Uninstalling or changing a desktop app
    3. Configuring startup options
      1. Configuring Windows 10 fast startup
      2. Configuring app startup behavior
    4. Implementing Microsoft Store apps
      1. Installing apps
      2. Configuring Microsoft Store app settings
      3. Blocking Microsoft Store apps
    5. Implementing Microsoft Store for Business
      1. Setting up Microsoft Store for Business
    6. Implementing Microsoft Store for Education
      1. Setting up Microsoft Store for Education
    7. Chapter lab – configuring Microsoft Store
      1. Configuring Microsoft Store
    8. Summary
    9. Questions
    10. Further reading
  16. Configuring Remote Management
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Choosing the appropriate remote management tools
      1. Remote Desktop
        1. Remote Desktop Connection built-in app
        2. Microsoft Remote Desktop app
      2. Remote Assistance
        1. Remote Assistance app
      3. Windows PowerShell Remoting
      4. Microsoft Management Console
    3. Configuring remote management settings
      1. Configuring Windows Firewall
      2. Enabling Remote Desktop
      3. Enabling Remote Assistance
      4. Enabling Windows PowerShell Remoting
    4. Modifying settings remotely by using the MMC or Windows PowerShell Remoting
      1. MMC remote management
      2. Windows PowerShell Remoting remote management
    5. Configuring Remote Assistance including Easy Connect
      1. Using Easy Connect with Remote Assistance
    6. Chapter labs – Configuring Remote Desktop Connection, Installing EasyConnect from Microsoft Store, and Windows PowerShell Remoting
      1. Configuring Remote Desktop Connection
      2. Installing EasyConnect from Microsoft Store
      3. Configuring Windows PowerShell Remoting
    7. Summary
    8. Questions
    9. Further reading
  17. Configuring Updates
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring Windows Update options
      1. Updating and upgrading Windows 10
        1. New Windows updates
        2. Updating Windows 10
        3. Upgrading Windows 10
    3. Managing update history
      1. Viewing your update history
      2. Uninstalling an update
    4. Rolling back updates
      1. Rolling back to the previous version of Windows 10
    5. Implementing Insider Preview
      1. Joining the Windows Insider Program
    6. Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, and Long-Term Servicing Branch scenarios
      1. Current Branch servicing branch
        1. Verifying the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) servicing channel
      2. Current Branch for Business
        1. Enabling the Semi-Annual Channel servicing channel
      3. Long-Term Servicing Branch
        1. Verifying the Long-Term Servicing Channel servicing branch
    7. Chapter lab – updating Windows Store apps
      1. Updating Windows Store apps
    8. Summary
    9. Questions
    10. Further reading
  18. Monitoring Windows 10
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring and analyzing Event Viewer logs
      1. Analyzing Event Viewer logs
    3. Configuring event subscriptions
      1. Enabling the Windows Remote Management service
      2. Enabling Windows Event Collector service
      3. Creating Subscription...
    4. Monitoring performance using Task Manager
      1. Accessing Task Manager
    5. Monitoring performance using Resource Monitor
      1. Accessing Resource Monitor
    6. Monitoring performance using Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets
      1. Setting up Data Collector Sets
    7. Monitoring system resources
      1. Computer's baseline
    8. Monitoring and managing printers
      1. Managing printers with Print Management
      2. Managing printers with Windows PowerShell
      3. Letting Windows 10 managing the default printer
    9. Managing security using the Windows Security
      1. Accessing Windows Defender settings
      2. Opening Windows Security
      3. Updating Windows Defender Antivirus
    10. Evaluating system stability using Reliability Monitor
      1. Accessing Reliability Monitor
    11. Chapter labs - configuring indexing options, configuring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection, and troubleshooting performance issues
      1. Configuring Indexing Options
      2. Configuring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection
      3. Troubleshooting performance issues
    12. Summary
    13. Questions
    14. Further reading
  19. Configuring Systems and Data Recovery
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring a recovery drive
      1. Creating a recovery drive
    3. Configuring a system restore
      1. Enabling System Restore
    4. Configuring restore points
      1. Configuring the amount of disk space
      2. Creating a restore point
    5. Resolving hardware and device issues
      1. Disabling to automatically downloading manufacturers' apps
    6. Interpreting data from Device Manager
      1. Viewing the device's status
    7. Restoring previous versions of files and folders
      1. Adding a backup drive
      2. Restoring previous versions of a file
    8. Using Windows Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
      1. Accessing and running Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
    9. Chapter labs – performing a refresh or recycle, driver rollback, backup and restore with WBAdmin, recovery operations using Windows Recovery, and recovering files from OneDrive
      1. Performing a refresh or recycle
      2. Performing a driver rollback
      3. Performing a backup and restore with WBAdmin
      4. Performing recovery operations using Windows Recovery
      5. Recovering files from OneDrive.com
    10. Summary
    11. Questions
    12. Further reading
  20. Configuring Authorization and Authentication
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring Microsoft Passport
    3. Configuring picture passwords and biometrics
      1. Setting up a picture password
    4. Configuring Credential Manager
      1. Accessing Credential Manager
    5. Configuring device registration
      1. Registering your device
    6. Configuring Windows Hello for Business
      1. Setting up Windows Hello
    7. Configuring Device Guard
      1. Adding Guarded Host
      2. Enabling Device Guard
      3. Verifying whether Device Guard is enabled using System Information
      4. Verifying whether Device Guard is enabled using Windows PowerShell
    8. Configuring Credential Guard
    9. Configuring DHA
    10. Configuring Dynamic Lock
      1. Enabling Dynamic Lock
    11. Chapter labs – configuring workgroups, domain settings, Azure AD Domain Join, and Microsoft accounts
      1. Configuring workgroups
      2. Configuring domain settings
      3. Configuring Azure AD Domain Join
      4. Configuring Microsoft accounts
    12. Summary
    13. Questions
    14. Further reading
  21. Configuring Advanced Management Tools
    1. Technical requirements
    2. Configuring device system resources
      1. Plug and Play (PnP)
      2. Interrupt Request and Direct Memory Access
        1. Viewing IRQ and DMA system resources
      3. Driver signing
        1. Viewing a driver's digital signing information
    3. Configuring Windows Services
      1. Services startup types
        1. Accessing Windows Services Control Manager
        2. Setting up service recovery options
        3. Setting up the service delayed startup
        4. Setting up the Log On as settings for a service
        5. Starting a service
        6. Stopping a service
        7. Restarting a service
    4. Configuring Windows Registry
      1. Registry entries, service accounts, and dependencies
        1. Accessing the Windows Registry Editor
        2. Adding a new registry key
        3. Adding a new registry value
        4. Modifying a registry value
        5. Renaming a registry value
        6. Deleting a registry value
    5. Configuring and using the MMC
      1. Accessing MMC
        1. Adding a snap-in in MMC
    6. Configuring Task Scheduler
      1. Accessing Task Scheduler
        1. Scheduling a task with Task Scheduler
    7. Chapter labs – configuring automation of management tasks using Windows PowerShell, and converting Group Policy Objects to MDM policies using the MDM Migration Analysis tool
      1. Configuring automation of management tasks using Windows PowerShell
      2. Converting Group Policy Objects to MDM policies using the MDM Migration Analysis tool
    8. Summary
    9. Questions
    10. Further reading
  22. Studying and Passing Exam 70-698
    1. What is the 70-698 exam?
    2. Who should take the 70-698 exam?
    3. What are the 70-698 exam's objective domain areas?
      1. Objective domain area 1 – implementing Windows (30-35%)
        1. Objective 1.1 – preparing for installation requirements (Chapter 1)
        2. Objective 1.2 – installing Windows (Chapter 2)
        3. Objective 1.3 – configuring devices and device drivers (Chapter 3)
        4. Objective 1.4 – performing post-installation configuration (Chapter 4)
        5. Objective 1.5 – implementing Windows in an enterprise environment (Chapter 5)
      2. Objective domain area 2 – configuring and supporting core services (30-35%)
        1. Objective 2.1 – configuring networking (Chapter 6)
        2. Objective 2.2 – configuring storage (Chapter 7)
        3. Objective 2.3 – configuring data access and usage (Chapter 8)
        4. Objective 2.4 – implementing apps (Chapter 9)
        5. Objective 2.5 – configuring remote management (Chapter 10)
      3. Objective domain area 3 – managing and maintaining Windows (30-35%)
        1. Objective 3.1 – configuring updates (Chapter 11)
        2. Objective 3.2 – monitoring Windows (Chapter 12)
        3. Objective 3.3 – configure system and data recovery (Chapter 13)
        4. Objective 3.4 – configuring authorization and authentication (Chapter 14)
        5. Objective 3.5 – configuring advanced management tools (Chapter 15)
    4. What to expect in the 70-698 exam?
    5. How to prepare for the 70-698 exam
    6. How to register for the 70-698 exam
    7. On the day of the 70-698 exam
    8. Post-70-698 exam certification path
    9. Useful resources
  23. Assessments
    1. Chapter 1: Preparing for Installation
    2. Chapter 2: Installing Windows 10
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
    4. Chapter 4: Performing Post-Installation Configuration
    5. Chapter 5: Implement Windows in an Enterprise Environment
    6. Chapter 6: Configuring Networking
    7. Chapter 7: Configuring storage
    8. Chapter 8: Configuring Data Access and Usage
    9. Chapter 9: Implementing Apps
    10. Chapter 10: Configuring Remote Management
    11. Chapter 11: Configuring Updates
    12. Chapter 12: Monitoring Windows 10
    13. Chapter 13: Configuring System and Data Recovery
    14. Chapter 14: Configuring Authorization and Authentication
    15. Chapter 15: Configuring Advanced Management tools
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Product Information

  • Title: Installing and Configuring Windows 10: 70-698 Exam Guide
  • Author(s): Bekim Dauti
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788990868