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MCSA Microsoft Windows 10 Study Guide. Exam 70–697

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Covers 100% of Configuring Windows Devices exam objectives, including installing Windows 10, storage and security, managing data access, Microsoft Intune, identity and authorization, network connectivity, recovery, and much more
Includes online interactive learning environment with:

+ 2 custom practice exams
+ More than 100 electronic flashcards
+ Searchable key term glossary
+ Videos for the chapter exercises

Your complete guide to preparing for the MCSA Windows 10 exam 70–697

The MCSA Windows 10 Study Guide is your ultimate resource for complete coverage of exam 70–697. This Sybex guide covers 100% of all exam 70–697 objectives. You'll prepare faster and smarter with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, real–world scenarios, hands–on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Reinforce what you have learned with the exclusive Sybex interactive online learning environment, accessible across multiple devices. Get prepared and be confident on exam day with Sybex.

Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for:

- Managing Identity
- Planning Desktop and Device Deployment
- Planning and Implementing Microsoft Intune Solutions
- Configuring Networks and Storage
- Managing Data Access and Protection
- Managing Remote Access
- Managing Apps
- Managing Updates and Recovery

Interactive learning environment

Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit [external URL] type in your unique PIN, and instantly gain access to:

- Interactive test bank 2 practice exams. Practice exams help you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. 100 questions total!
- More than 100 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last–minute prep before the exam
- Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared


The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification is a prerequisite to the MCSE expert–level certifications. Earning an MCSA Windows 10 certification qualifies you for a position as a computer support specialist. Exam 70–697, Configuring Windows Devices, validates a candidate's fundamental knowledge and skills for building solid identities, protection of content (data loss protection), mobile device management policy, and more. For more information, visit https://[external URL]
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Introduction xxv

Assessment Test xxxvii

Chapter 1 Installing Windows 10 1

Introducing Windows 10 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 19

Language and Locale 20

Installing Windows 10 20

Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 20

Performing an Upgrade to Windows 10 28

Troubleshooting Installation Problems 33

Migrating Files and Settings 34

Supporting Multiple–Boot Options 38

Using Windows Activation 40

Using Windows Update 40

Using Command–Line Options 42

Installing Windows Service Packs 43

Summary 43

Video Resources 44

Exam Essentials 44

Review Questions 45

Chapter 2 Automated Windows 10 Deployments 49

Understanding Automated Deployment Options 50

An Overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 51

An Overview of Unattended Installation 57

An Overview of Windows Deployment Services 59

An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 61

Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 65

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer 66

Summary of Windows 10 Deployment Options 67

Deploying Unattended Installations 68

Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging 69

Using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) to Create a Disk Image 71

Installing from a Disk Image 73

Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 74

Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files 75

Understanding Hyper–V 76

What Is Virtualization? 77

Installing the Hyper–V Role 78

Configuring Virtual Machines 84

Summary 89

Video Resources 90

Exam Essentials 90

Review Questions 91

Chapter 3 Configuring Storage and Security 95

Understanding File Systems 96

File System Selection 97

File System Conversion 99

Configuring NTFS 100

Configuring Disk Storage 103

Basic Storage 103

Dynamic Storage 104

GUID Partition Table 106

Cloud–Based Storage 107

Using the Disk Management Utility 111

Using the Microsoft Management Console 112

Understanding the Disk Management Utility 116

Managing Storage 131

Managing Dynamic Storage 131

Troubleshooting Disk Management 133

Understanding Disk Management Status Codes 134

Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 135

Managing Data Compression 135

Using the Compact Command–Line Utility 137

Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 138

Understanding Distributed File System 138

Advantages of DFS 138

Types of DFS 139

Managing Data Encryption with EFS 139

Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files 140

Managing EFS File Sharing 141

Recovering Encrypted Files 142

Understanding RAID 145

RAID Levels 145

Storage Spaces 146

Using Disk–Maintenance Tools 148

Using the Disk Optimization Utility 149

Using the Disk Cleanup Utility 150

Using the Check Disk Utility 151

Summary 152

Video Resources 152

Exam Essentials 152

Review Questions 154

Chapter 4 Managing Data Access 157

Managing File and Folder Security 158

Folder Options 159

Understanding Dynamic Access Control 163

Securing Access to Files and Folders 164

Determining and Viewing Effective Permissions for NTFS 168

Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files 170

Managing Network Access 171

Creating and Managing Shared Folders 171

Configuring Share Permissions 172

Configuring OneDrive 174

Joining and Sharing HomeGroups in Windows 10 178

Understanding Hardware Security 183

Using BitLocker Drive Encryption 183

Features of BitLocker 185

Windows 7 and 2008 R2 vs. Windows 10 & 2012 R2 187

Using the BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Utility 189

Understanding Smart Cards 190

Summary 191

Video Resources 191

Exam Essentials 191

Review Questions 193

Chapter 5 Managing the Windows 10 Environment 197

Configuring the Windows 10 Operating System 198

Configuring the Desktop Environment 199

Configuring Personalization 207

Using Control Panel 213

Understanding the System Icon 223

Understanding the Settings Window 226

Understanding Mobility Options 228

Configuring Offline Files and Synchronization 228

Configuring Power Policies 230

Configuring Windows To Go 236

Configuring Wi–Fi Direct 238

Using the Registry Editor 239

Configuring Remote Connections 240

Remote Assistance 241

Remote Desktop 245

Configuring a VPN Connection 248

Transparent Caching 250

Broadband Tethering 250

Managing Windows 10 Services 252

Summary 254

Video Resources 255

Exam Essentials 255

Review Questions 256

Chapter 6 Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune 259

Managing Devices with Microsoft Intune 260

Understanding Microsoft Intune Benefits 262

Configuring Intune Subscriptions 263

Provisioning User Accounts 265

Supporting Applications 281

Deploying Applications Using Intune 281

Supporting Broadband Connectivity 285

Understanding Data Synchronization 286

Understanding Updates 288

Deploying Software Updates Using Intune 288

Using the Intune Reports 292

Summary 294

Video Resources 295

Exam Essentials 295

Review Questions 296

Chapter 7 Configuring Applications 299

Supporting Desktop Applications 300

Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 300

Using Hyper–V for Desktop Applications 302

Configuring User Experience Virtualization (UE–V) 307

Understanding AppLocker 309

Understanding Azure 310

Using Azure RemoteApp 314

Understanding App–V 320

Supporting the Windows Store 321

Installing and Managing Software by Using

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store Apps 321

Sideloading Apps into Online and Offline Images 322

Integrating Microsoft Accounts Including

Personalization Settings 323

Understanding Web Browsers 326

Browser Controls 326

Working with Web Slices 327

Using the Browser Compatibility View 328

Using Protected Mode for IE11 329

Using InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 329

Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 11 Options 330

Summary 335

Video Resources 335

Exam Essentials 336

Review Questions 337

Chapter 8 Managing Identity and Authorization 341

Overview of Windows 10 User Accounts 342

Account Types 343

Built–In Accounts 343

Local and Domain User Accounts 345

Working with User Accounts 346

Using the Local Users and Groups Utility 346

Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel 348

Creating New Users 349

Disabling User Accounts 354

Deleting User Accounts 355

Renaming User Accounts 357

Changing a User s Password 358

Using a Microsoft Passport, Pictures, and Biometrics 359

Managing User Properties 359

Managing User Group Membership 360

Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 362

Troubleshooting User Account Authentication 367

Managing and Creating Groups 368

Using Built–In Groups 369

Creating Groups 373

Managing Group Membership 374

Deleting Groups 376

Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs 376

Understanding the GPO and LGPO Basics 376

Using the Group Policy Result Tool 378

Managing and Applying LGPOs 379

Configuring Local Security Policies 381

Using Account Policies 382

Using Local Policies 388

Configuring User Account Control 395

Privilege Elevation 396

Registry and File Virtualization 398

Understanding Smart Cards 398

Summary 400

Video Resources 401

Exam Essentials 401

Review Questions 402

Chapter 9 Configuring Network Connectivity 405

Understanding Networking 406

Windows Peer–to–Peer Network 406

Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Network 408

Cloud–Based Azure Active Directory 410

Other Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 411

Configuring Windows 10 NIC Devices 414

Configuring a Network Adapter 414

Troubleshooting a Network Adapter 421

Configuring Wireless NIC Devices 421

Understanding TCP/IP 431

Benefits and Features of TCP/IP 431

Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration 433

Using IPv6 Addresses 437

Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 10 448

Testing Your IP Configuration 450

Configuring Windows 10 on a Network 452

Configuring Windows Firewall 457

Summary 462

Video Resources 463

Exam Essentials 463

Review Questions 464

Chapter 10 Configuring Recovery 467

Safeguarding and Recovery Basics 468

Using Advanced Boot Options 469

Starting in Safe Mode 470

Enabling Boot Logging 473

Using Other Startup Setting Options 474

Understanding System Restore 475

Using the System Image Recovery 477

Using the Startup Repair Tool 478

Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore 478

Creating a Backup 478

Restoring Files from a Backup 481

Recovering Files from OneDrive 481

Using the Wbadmin Command Utility 482

Using Advanced Backup Options 483

Using System Protection 485

Creating Restore Points 486

Restoring Restore Points 486

Cleaning Up Old Restore Points 487

Using the Recycle Bin 487

Summary 488

Video Resources 489

Exam Essentials 489

Review Questions 490

Appendix Answers to the Review Questions 493

Index 505

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William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a three–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 to view some of his videos on preparing for various Microsoft exams.

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