Published: June 7, 2016
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 10
Credit toward certification: MCSA
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Implement Windows (30–35%)
Prepare for installation requirements
Determine hardware requirements and compatibility; choose between an upgrade and a clean installation; determine appropriate editions according to device type; determine requirements for particular features, such as Hyper-V, Cortana, Miracast, Virtual Smart Cards, and Secure Boot; determine and create appropriate installation media
Perform clean installations, upgrade using Windows Update, upgrade using installation media, configure native boot scenarios, migrate from previous versions of Windows, install to virtual hard disk (VHD), boot from VHD, install on bootable USB, install additional Windows features, configure Windows for additional regional and language support
Configure devices and device drivers
Install, update, disable, and roll back drivers; resolve driver issues; configure driver settings, including signed and unsigned drivers; manage driver packages; download and import driver packages; use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool to add packages
Perform post-installation configuration
Configure and customize start menu, desktop, taskbar, and notification settings, according to device type; configure accessibility options; configure Cortana; configure Microsoft Edge; configure Internet Explorer; configure Hyper-V; configure power settings
Implement Windows in an enterprise environment
Provision with the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool; implement Active Directory–based activation; implement volume activation using a Key Management Service (KMS); query and configure activation states using the command line; configure Active Directory, including Group Policies; configure and optimize user account control (UAC)
Configure and support core services (30–35%)
Configure and support IPv4 and IPv6 network settings; configure name resolution; connect to a network; configure network locations; configure Windows Firewall; configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security; configure network discovery; configure Wi-Fi settings; configure Wi-Fi Direct; troubleshoot network issues; configure VPN, such as app-triggered VPN, traffic filters, and lockdown VPN; configure IPsec; configure Direct Access
Configure disks, volumes, and file system options using Disk Management and Windows PowerShell; create and configure VHDs; configure removable devices; create and configure storage spaces; troubleshoot storage and removable devices issues
Configure data access and usage
Configure file and printer sharing and HomeGroup connections; configure folder shares, public folders, and OneDrive; configure file system permissions; configure OneDrive usage; troubleshoot data access and usage
Configure desktop apps, configure startup options, configure Windows features, configure Windows Store, implement Windows Store apps, implement Windows Store for Business, provision packages, create packages, use deployment tools, use the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
Configure remote management
Choose the appropriate remote management tools; configure remote management settings; modify settings remotely by using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) or Windows PowerShell; configure Remote Assistance, including Easy Connect; configure Remote Desktop; configure remote PowerShell
Manage and maintain Windows (30–35%)
Configure Windows Update options; implement Insider Preview, Current Branch (CB), Current Branch for Business (CBB), and Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) scenarios; manage update history; roll back updates; update Windows Store apps
Configure and analyze Event Viewer logs, configure event subscriptions, monitor performance using Task Manager, monitor performance using Resource Monitor, monitor performance using Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets, monitor system resources, monitor and manage printers, configure indexing options, manage client security by using Windows Defender, evaluate system stability using Reliability Monitor, troubleshoot performance issues
Configure system and data recovery
Configure a recovery drive, configure a system restore, perform a refresh or recycle, perform a driver rollback, configure restore points, resolve hardware and device issues, interpret data from Device Manager, restore previous versions of files and folders, configure File History, recover files from OneDrive, use Windows Backup and Restore, perform a backup and restore with WBAdmin, perform recovery operations using Windows Recovery
Configure authorization and authentication
Configure Microsoft Passport, configure picture passwords and biometrics, configure workgroups, configure domain settings, configure HomeGroup settings, configure Credential Manager, configure local accounts, configure Microsoft accounts, configure Device Registration, configure Windows Hello, configure Device Guard, configure Credential Guard, configure Device Health Attestation, configure UAC behavior
Configure advanced management tools
Configure services, configure Device Manager, configure and use the MMC, configure Task Scheduler, configure automation of management tasks using Windows PowerShell
You capture a reference image of a Windows 10 installation to a file named Custom.wim.
You build a new client computer and start the computer from Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE).
You need to deploy the image contained in Custom.wim to the new computer by using Windows PE.
What should you do first?
A. Run setup.exe from the Windows 10 installation media.
B. Create a hard disk partition.
C. Create an answer file.
D. Mount the Custom.wim file.
You work for an OEM system builder.
You plan to sell a client computer. The computer has Windows 10 preinstalled in a dual boot configuration by using OEM versions of Windows 10.
You need to identify the license or licenses required for the computer.
What should you identify?
A. One OEM System Builder Windows desktop operating system license
B. Two Full Packaged Product (FPP) licenses
C. One Full Packaged Product (FPP) license and one OEM System Builder Windows desktop operating system license
D. Two OEM System Builder Windows desktop operating system licenses
E. One Full Packaged Product (FPP) license
You are an OEM system builder.
You customize push-button reset for a custom Windows 10 deployment.
You need to test the Reset your PC feature.
What should you use?
A. System Properties
B. Action Center
C. System Restore
D. Pc Settings