Windows 10 – Support and Troubleshooting
This is a 5-day ILT course that is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment.These skills include understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can be used in an Active Directory environment and how to troubleshoot them.
- Describe the processes involved in planning and using a troubleshooting methodology for Windows 10.
- Troubleshoot startup issues and operating system services on a Windows 10 PC.
- Perform system recovery.
- Resolve issues related to hardware devices and device drivers.
- Administer Windows 10 devices.
- Troubleshoot issues related to network connectivity.
- Configure Windows 10 devices by using Group Policy.
- Configure and troubleshoot user settings.
- Configure and troubleshoot resource access.
- Implement remote connectivity.
- Deploy and troubleshoot applications.
- Maintain Windows 10 devices.
The primary audience for this course is the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST), who provides Tier 2 support to users running Windows 10 personal computers (PCs) and devices in medium to large enterprise organizations, within a Windows domain environment. EDSTs focus on a broad range of technical issues for Windows operating systems (OSs), devices, cloud services, applications, networking, and hardware support. In the overarching scenario, if an enterprise offers the service, the EDST is asked to support it.
The key responsibilities include resolving technical issues pertaining to Windows 10 installation and migration, activation, performance, profiles, settings; and device synchronization. Some other key responsibilities include local and remote network access; access to applications, access to data and printers; authentication, Endpoint security and policy; OS and data recovery.
The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops, devices, users, and associated network and security resources.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
- Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.
- Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components.
- Windows Server 2016 fundamentals.
- Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, experience with Windows 10 or knowledge from the courses 20697-1 and 20697-2.
Module 1: Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
This module describes the new Windows 10 operating system features and devices; it also describes the process of developing and applying a Windows 10 troubleshooting methodology.
- Overview of Windows 10
- Introduction to the EDST Job Role
- Overview of the Troubleshooting Steps
- Troubleshooting Tools
Module 2: Troubleshooting Startup Issues
This module describes how to identify and troubleshoot startup issues that affect—and problematic services that run on—a Windows 10 operating system. This module introduces potential problems that can cause startup issues in Windows 10. It also provides an overview of the Windows startup process, including the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
- Overview of the Windows 10 Startup Recovery Environment
- Configuring the Registry
- Troubleshooting Startup Settings
- Recovering BitLocker-Protected Drives
Module 3: Performing System Recovery
This module describes how to resolve issues related to operating system services and how to recover a computer.
- Troubleshooting Operating System Service Issues
- Recovering a Computer
Module 4: Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers
This module explores how to troubleshoot issues related to device drivers and hardware devices.
- Troubleshooting Device Driver Failures
- Overview of Hardware Troubleshooting
Module 5: Administering Windows 10
This module describes how to use the various administration tools in Windows 10 to resolve issues. It describes the features and functionalities of tools such as Windows Admin Center, Remote Desktop, Quick Assist, and Windows PowerShell.
- Overview of Administration Tools
- Using Remote Desktop
- Introduction to Windows PowerShell
- Remoting with Windows PowerShell
- Introduction to Provisioning
Module 6: Resolving Issues with Network Connectivity
This module describes how to identify network settings and troubleshoot issues related to network connectivity in wired and wireless networks, IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity, and name resolution.
- Determining Network Settings
- Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
- Troubleshooting Name Resolution
Module 7: Troubleshooting Group Policy
This module provides an overview of Group Policy application and describes how to resolve issues in client configuration GPO application.
- Overview of Group Policy Application
- Resolving Client-Configuration Failures and GPO Application Issues
Module 8: Configuring and Troubleshooting User Settings
This module describes the common sign-in issues, how to detect them, and how to troubleshoot these issues. The module also provides an overview of user account types that are supported by Windows 10 and how authentication works for those accounts.
- Troubleshooting Sign-In Issues
- Troubleshooting the Application of User Settings
Module 9: Configuring and Troubleshooting Resource Access
This module describes how to troubleshoot issues with file permissions and printer access. It also describes how to configure and manage file synchronization and file recovery in Windows 10.
- Troubleshooting File Permissions Issues
- Troubleshooting Issues with Printer Access
- Configuring and Troubleshooting File Synchronization
- Performing File Recovery in Windows 10
Module 10: Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity
This module provides an overview of Remote Access and describes how to troubleshoot issues with VPN connectivity.
- Overview of Remote Access
- Troubleshooting Issues with VPN Connectivity
Module 11: Troubleshooting Applications
This module explains how to troubleshoot common desktop app operations issues. It also describes the Universal Windows apps, Microsoft Store, and Microsoft Store for Business, and explains how to resolve issues related to Universal Windows apps.
- Troubleshooting Desktop Apps
- Managing Universal Windows Apps
Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10
This module describes how to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows 10. It also explains how to apply and troubleshoot Windows updates.
- Monitoring and Troubleshooting Computer Performance
- Applying Windows Updates