- [Instructor] So let's talk about what you need to know in order to get the most out of this course. First of all, you're going to need some basic knowledge of the Windows operating system. It's okay if you're not familiar with Windows 10, because this course is designed to teach you about Windows 10. But you should have some knowledge of maybe previous versions of Windows, or of Windows 10. Remember, this course is designed to help in your preparations for exam 70-697, configuring Windows devices. So I am assuming that you have a degree of Windows knowledge. You should also have some knowledge of Windows Server, and especially of Active Directory.
Now we're not going to go too deeply into the Active Directory or into Windows Server, but there are going to be some key concepts that we're going to be using. Specifically, we're going to be dealing with Active Directory user accounts, we're going to be dealing with group policy settings, and we're going to be dealing with roaming and mandatory profiles. You also need some basic networking skills. There are also some things that you're going to need, if you want to follow along and try the things that I'm going to show you for yourself. First of all, you're going to need a PC with sufficient resources to run roughly about four virtual machines.
Maybe a little more, maybe a little less, depending on how you set things up. You're also going to need some software. The PC should be running Windows 10, but you're also going to need copies of Windows Server. I'm using Windows Server 2016 in my environment, but Windows Server 2012 R2 will work just as well. You're going to need a copy of Windows 7, and you're going to need Windows 10 Enterprise edition. It's very important that you use Windows 10 Enterprise edition, because some of the other editions won't work for some of the things that we're going to be doing. There are also going to be some other utilities that we'll be using, but those are all things that you can download, and I'll show you where to get those utilities as we go along.
Finally, you're going to need a few USB flash drives. And at least one of those flash drives is going to need to be certified for use with Windows To Go. So just to give you a better idea of the system requirements, I want to show you the environment that I'm using in creating this course. What you see here is the Hyper-V Manager, and these are the virtual machines that are running on my Hyper-V machine. So as you can see, right now, I've got three Windows 10 virtual machines. This one, this one, and this one. And I've also got a few Windows Server 2016 machines.
I've got a Windows Server 2016 domain controller and a Windows Server 2016 file server. In addition, I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm using for some of the migration layups. So that should at least give you a sense of what you're going to need in order to follow along with this course.
This hands-on, practical course covers the skills necessary for a system admin to plan deployments in Windows 10—and prepare for the Plan Desktop and Device Deployment domain of Microsoft Certification exam 70-697. Brien Posey shows how to perform a migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10, enable and configure Hyper-V, configure mobility options, and work with power plans. Plus, he explains how to encrypt a drive using BitLocker.
Review the learning objectives for the Plan Desktop and Device Deployment domain of exam 70-697 at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-697.aspx.
- Migrating and configuring user data
- Collecting files and settings from a source computer
- Restoring files to a destination computer
- Configuring Hyper-V
- Creating and managing a virtual switch
- Modifying a virtual machine
- Configuring mobility options
- Working with the Windows Mobility Center
- Configuring security for mobile devices
- Encrypting a drive