New book: Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

  • From Microsoft Press

     We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 (9780735684775), by Joli Ballew.

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    Fully updated for Windows 8.1! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-687 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring Windows 8.1 in the enterprise. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level.

    Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

    · Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1

    · Configure hardware and applications

    · Configure network connectivity

    · Configure access to resources

    · Configure remote access and mobility

    · Monitor and maintain Windows clients

    · Configure backup and recovery options

    This Microsoft Exam Ref:

    · Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-687.

    · Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

    · Designed for IT professionals who have real-world experience configuring or supporting Windows 8.1 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources.

    Note: Exam 70-687 counts as credit toward MCSA and MCSE certifications

    About the Author

    Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Expert-Consumer. She is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who teaches certification curriculum and she's written more than 50 books, including Windows 8.1 Step by Step.

  • I purchased this two weeks ago in paperback and on Kindle for my Surface, along with the 70-687 Lab manual. Great read so far and they have really been helpful. Found a couple things already that weren't covered in previous exam guide materials I have purchased.

  • The book has lots of errata (see the post in this forum where I'm collecting it)

  • I purchased and read the Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 book.  I highly recommend it.  As with all material you must practice with hands on experience to make the most from this study guide.