Skill Level Advanced
- You're about to watch or participate in the Windows 8 networking and security course. There's a set of modules associated with that and it makes sense to join both networking and security together. If I pass through the networking components and we talk about essentially defense in depth here so let me just highlight this one line. Defense in depth what does that really mean? Well, if we go back to just talking about an the introduction, let me set the pen down. We talk about an introduction, let me take the line off of here, we talk about an introduction to networking and security.
It really is a concentric model a concentric, essentially, layered model. When you're trying to secure your Windows 8 desktop a part of that is total physical isolation but in today's world then with Windows 8 we're really talking about everything being Cloud-based. We have Skype, we have all kinds of other Cloud features that are being refreshed on our screen constantly. So, securing Windows 8 really is about securing the hardware, securing the operating system securing accounts, and beyond that using Firewalls and other network security layers to essentially protect our intellectual property in the center of this, so we've grouped together both networking and security concepts in an overall module or module set that will help you to better manage and configure Windows 8 and the full feature associated with it.
So, in two sets, this particular series talks about networking by introducing the seven layer open system interconnect model. Essentially, networking and a review of iP version 4 and iP version 6 and a pointer to control panel and other elements including the Charms Bar that's available to us here to show us how to configure PC settings including some of my networking. So, if I go back from this, I've got PC devices, accounts, network is through the Charms Bar as well as through the control panel for my WiFi or my Ethernet card on this system.
So, we'll be talking more about networking iP4 or 6, and network settings and how I navigate set them on Windows 8 and 8.1. We're gonna talk about basic DNS resolution and some of the troubleshooting associated with networking and DNS resolution and then we'll talk about some of the new features in the new, certainly the new interface, for establishing connections in a WiFi environment. Windows 8 and 8.1 have been made very very user friendly as it related to connectivity to add hot networks or wifi networking, so we're going to show you some of those new interfaces and do an overview from that.
Then, what we're going to do as well is talk about in terms of security an introduction to public key infrastructure. Now this is generic to Windows 7 or Windows 8 but we recap it in this module so that when you talk about some of the new features of Windows 8 including signed drivers, and some of the other features of the credential manager, you have an overview of public key infrastructure as a component of security. We're gonna talk about Windows Defender in Windows 7 Windows Defender was essentially a spyware add ware kind of tool. Microsoft with Windows 8 and 8.1 has integrated security essentials, the antivirus tool so Windows Defender is now an antivirus as well as a spyware tool.
I'll give you that update. We will specifically talk about the Microsoft Defense in Depth module for securing your system in layers and then talk about authentication and authorization auth and auth in Windows 8, which includes elements like the ability to set up essentially touch screen type of interface. If you were to go in here to our Charms Bar one of the new features of Windows 8 that people enjoy when they take a look at my PC settings and I come back in here to essentially my accounts, I have the ability To Go and do an account picture, and to effectively fit a sign in options, so some of the things that I can do would be a picture password where I can essentially touch or do specific shapes with a picture password.
So we'll talk more about authentication and authorization changes in Windows 8. We'll talk as a basic overview or introduction to group policy objects because Windows 8 has much like Windows 7 did, the local security or local group policy and the tools associated with that as an introduction. We'll review user account control and it's application in Windows 8 and the encrypting file system important to us after that introduction of public key infrastructure because of the credential manager and it's ability to do single sign on functionality as well in Windows 8 as that becomes more popular.
We'll do specific demonstrations in the use of BitLocker and BitLocker To Go using the interface that's present in Windows 8 and 8.1. We focus the class primarily on Windows 8. As updates come out, we'll update some of these modules for you so that you can see, compare and contrast on Windows 8.1, so all of this is a comprehensive course or video series. Look for updates as updates are released in Windows 8 and 8.1 in this set as well. We'll add content for you so you've got a great opportunity not just to watch through this video on. Come back again and take a look at some of the modules here to be able to refresh and enhance your skills as you move from Windows 8 to 8.1 or as you get ready to deploy Windows 8.1 right off the bat.
And so, we'll point out here, just as an example if I go to the control panel on my system here when I got to the control panel whether or not I have BitLocker drive encryption enabled on Windows 8 and 8.1 the management tool set is present all the time on the control panel. It was not there on Windows 7 until you had first BitLocker on at least one device. Because of the power of BitLocker and the need to manage BitLocker and BitLocker To Go devices more effectively, the BitLocker drive encryption manager is placed on the control panel and stays there in Windows 8 and 8.1 by default.
And so we'll talk about all of these network and security tools and more in this full set or course on Windows 8 networking and security.