Skillsoft Smooths Enterprise Transition to Microsoft Windows 8

  Skillsoft Smooths Enterprise Transition to Microsoft Windows 8

  New online “Live Learning” course reveals features and power of Windows 8;
      prepares IT to implement and reap benefits of new operating system

Business Wire

NASHUA, N.H. -- December 17, 2012

In response to enterprise customers’ interest in Windows 8, Skillsoft is now
providing a “Configuring Microsoft Windows 8” Live Learning course. The course
introduces IT professionals to important new capabilities that Windows 8 has
to offer, providing the foundation needed to develop a strategy for migrating
their organization to the new operating system. The course covers a broad
spectrum of topics including installation, migration, Windows 8-style
applications, user and group accounts, security, networking, client
virtualization and advanced configuration. Introduced in October, Windows 8
features a new user interface, new applications and the Windows Store.
Spanning consumer to enterprise needs, Windows 8 also introduces Windows RT,
which runs on mobile devices using the ARM architecture, such as tablets.
Through Skillsoft’s “Configuring Microsoft Windows 8” Live Learning course,
attendees will gain the insights and skills needed to help leading-edge
organizations take advantage of the latest advances from Microsoft in touch
interfaces, virtualization, mobile and cloud computing.

“Our ‘Configuring Microsoft Windows 8’ Live Learning course is the latest
chapter in our ongoing success in providing the industry’s leading learning
assets for Microsoft solutions,” said Dan Young, Director of Live Learning,
Skillsoft. “Microsoft sees Windows 8 as a major milestone in the evolution of
Windows and computing on the whole. Enterprises in particular recognize the
importance of understanding how Windows 8 should be integrated into their
technology roadmaps. Our course incorporates the student feedback from our
award-winning Microsoft-based Live Learning courses and applies that to
deliver the most thorough and engaging approach to learning how to get the
most out of Windows 8. When something as significant as Windows 8 is
introduced, organizations need both strategic guidance and expert tactical
instruction on how to tackle this opportunity. We’re confident that our course
will help them be successful in this endeavor.”

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Skillsoft’s Live Learning was designed to bring the benefits of traditional
instructor-led training right to the desktop. Over the years, Skillsoft has
proven that expert-led training over the Web can achieve the same level of
knowledge transfer as in-person ILT, while offering additional advantages
learners can't get anywhere else. What's more, Skillsoft's world-class experts
underpin every mode of learning in the offering, from providing subject-matter
expertise during development, to lively, engaging presentations and mentoring,
to comprehensive class notes, labs and study guides.

Configuring Microsoft Windows 8

This course is for IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and
support Microsoft Windows 8 clients, desktops, devices and users within any
size organization. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional
distinction through the 70-687 Windows 8 Configuring exam. Upon completion of
the course, students will be able to:

  *Interact with Windows 8
  *Prepare to Install Windows 8
  *Install Windows 8 using Setup and Windows ADK
  *Upgrade & Migrate to Windows 8
  *Configure Windows To Go
  *Configure User Authentication & User Account Control
  *Configure Local Policies
  *Configure Windows 8 Style Applications & Internet Explorer 10
  *Configure AppLocker
  *Configure Virtualization Technologies
  *Configure Offline Files, Roaming Profiles & Folder Redirection
  *Configure User Data including Libraries, File History and Disk Quotas
  *Share, Secure & Encrypt User Data with NTFS, EFS and BitLocker
  *Configure Devices & Drivers
  *Configure Disks & Storage Spaces
  *Configure IPv4, IPv6 & DNS Settings
  *Troubleshoot Network Connections
  *Configure Network Protection
  *Configure Power Settings
  *Configure Wireless & Remote Connections
  *Monitor & Optimize Window 8 Performance
  *Configure Windows Updates
  *Configure Remote Management
  *Configure System Recovery
  *Use Basic Powershell Cmdlets

For more information on Skillsoft’s Live Learning Microsoft Technical Catalog,
please visit

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of
innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its
customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and
education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support
teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning
e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to
cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos
have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they
maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

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