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Windows 10: Administration

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Learn how to keep Windows 10 in tip-top shape. This course is designed for IT professionals and new Windows administrators who want to prepare for a job in IT.

Being able to administer a Windows machine is a key skill for any Windows administrator. Keep your skills sharp and up to date with this Windows 10 administration training. Martin Guidry takes a detailed look at the operating system, focusing on the administrative tasks necessary for keeping Windows 10 in tiptop shape. Martin first reviews the various desktop versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, as well as the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.


  • About the summer 2020 update
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before starting
1. Windows 10 Editions and Features
  • Understanding the desktop versions of Windows 10
  • Understanding Windows 10 features requiring specialized hardware
2. Configuring Windows 10
  • Overview of the settings interface
  • Administering multitasking
3. Drivers and Notifications
  • Installing and updating drivers
  • Working with notifications and actions
4. Windows Group Policy
  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Working with the Local Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
5. Windows Authentication
  • Adding domain users to a Windows 10 PC
  • Adding Microsoft accounts to a Windows 10 PC
  • Adding local accounts to a Windows 10 PC
  • Setting up assigned access
6. Windows Encryption
  • Administering BitLocker
  • Working with EFS
7. Windows Boot Process
  • Understanding the boot process
  • Working with Measured Boot
8. Virtualization
  • Installing Client Hyper-V
  • Running Windows 10 as a VDI
9. Networking
  • Using the Windows 10 network settings
  • Using Control Panel to manage Windows Firewall
10. Backup and Recovery
  • File History
  • Reset this PC
  • Creating a system image backup
  • Overview of backups in Windows 10
  • Best practices for backups and restores
11. Troubleshooting
  • Using log files to troubleshoot Windows 10
  • Using Resource Monitor to diagnose performance bottlenecks
  • Troubleshooting network problems
  • Next steps

Taught by

Martin Guidry

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