M20698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M20698

This course has been superseded by the Microsoft Windows 10 course.


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Installing Windows 10 (9 topics)

  • Overview of Windows 10
  • Planning your Windows 10 deployment
  • Installing and deploying Windows 10
  • Upgrading to Windows 10
  • Windows 10 installation maintenance
  • Managing volume activation
  • Lab: Upgrading to Windows 10 Migrating user settings
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 (optional)
  • Lab: Maintaining a Windows 10 installation with Windows ICD Create and configure a Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) provisioning package

Performing post-installation configuration (10 topics)

  • Overview of management tools
  • Customizing the user interface
  • Managing devices, device drivers, and services
  • Configuring features, mobility, and power options
  • Overview of Client Hyper-V
  • Lab: Managing devices Install a device driver
  • Resolving the device driver problem
  • Lab: Configuring features and power options Turning on Windows features with Control Panel
  • Managing installed Windows features
  • Configuring power options

Implementing networking (11 topics)

  • Homegroups, workgroups, and domains
  • Configuring IPv4 network connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 network connectivity
  • Implementing name resolution
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity
  • Implementing wireless network connectivity
  • Lab: Implementing network connections Verifying and testing network connectivity
  • Configuring automatic IPv4 addressing
  • Configuring and testing name resolution
  • Lab: Troubleshooting network connections Resolving a network problem (1)
  • Resolving a network problem (2)

Implementing network security (7 topics)

  • Implementing Windows Firewall
  • Connection security rules
  • Implementing Windows Defender
  • Lab: Implementing network security Creating and testing inbound rules
  • Creating and testing outbound rules
  • Creating and testing connection security rules
  • Configuring Windows Defender

Managing Windows 10 with Group Policy (3 topics)

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Configuring Windows 10 devices with GPOs
  • Lab: Describe Windows Firewall. Managing Windows 10 by using Group Policy

Implementing remote management (6 topics)

  • Using Remote Desktop
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Remoting with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Implementing remote management Using Remote Desktop
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Remoting with Windows PowerShell

Managing storage (9 topics)

  • Overview of storage options
  • Managing disks, partitions, and volumes
  • Maintaining disks and volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing and managing OneDrive
  • Working with virtual hard disks
  • Lab: Managing storage Adding a disk
  • Creating a simple volume
  • Creating a storage space

Managing files and resources (8 topics)

  • Overview of file systems
  • Configuring and managing file access
  • Managing shared folders
  • Implementing Work Folders
  • Managing printers
  • Lab: Creating, securing, and sharing a folder Creating, securing, and sharing a folder
  • Lab: Implementing Work Folders Configuring Work Folders
  • Lab: Managing printers Installing and sharing a printer

Deploying and managing apps (9 topics)

  • Overview of apps in Windows 10
  • The Windows Store and Windows Store for Business
  • Automating app deployment
  • Configure web browsers
  • Lab: Deploying and managing Windows Store apps Sideloading an app
  • Lab: Deploying apps with Windows ICD Creating a provisioning package
  • Deploying the package
  • Verifying deployment
  • Lab: Configuring Microsoft Edge Configuring and using Microsoft Edge

Securing Windows 10 (6 topics)

  • Managing user accounts
  • Configuring UAC
  • Implementing and Managing BitLocker
  • Lab: Configuring user accounts Managing user accounts
  • Configuring UAC
  • Lab: Managing data security Using BitLocker

Implementing remote connectivity (5 topics)

  • Overview of remote connectivity options
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Lab: Implementing a VPN Deploying a virtual private network (VPN) server
  • Creating a VPN connection

Maintaining Windows 10 (5 topics)

  • Updating Windows 10
  • Monitoring Windows 10
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Configuring updates for a single device
  • Configuring updates with GPOs
  • Monitoring reliability and performance

Recovering Windows 10 (6 topics)

  • Recovering files
  • Performing system recovery
  • Lab: Troubleshooting and recovery Using File History to recover files
  • Using Previous Versions to recover files
  • Recovering a device with a restore point
  • Using the advanced startup options to recover a device


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience deploying and configuring Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • Experience deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Experience deploying and configuring network services, including DNS, in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Windows Client essentials, such as a working knowledge of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.  

Relevant Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows 10 certification.

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