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MS Windows 8 Desktop Administration


Our MS Windows 8 Desktop Administration test measures your knowledge of administering a desktop computer running the different Microsoft Windows 8 versions. Designed for experienced system administrators, this test covers the following topics: Administrative Tools, Connectivity, Desktop Management, Group Policy Configuration, Installation, Performance, Security, System Applications, System Configuration, and System Management.

This test is associated with a Job Role. Please visit the Job Role Center for more details.


Once you request a test, your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be stored in your My Plan for easy access. You will have 90 days in which to take the test you requested.

Test Outline

Administrative Tools
Automated Program Execution and Configuration
Command Prompt
Local Security Policy
Registry Editor
System Configuration
Internet Options
Network and Sharing Center
Windows Firewall
Windows Update
Desktop Management
Appearance and Display Settings
Backgrounds, Themes, and Gadgets
Taskbar and Application Launching Options
Group Policy Configuration
Control Panel and Desktop
System and Windows Components
Taskbar and Application Launch Options
Windows Settings
Windows Easy Transfer
Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter
Event Viewer
Performance Monitor
Resource Monitor
Windows Task Manager
Action Center
User Accounts and Passwords
Windows Defender
System Applications
Ease of Access Tools
General Accessories
Remote Desktop Connection
System Tools
System Configuration
Device Manager
Files, Folders, and Fonts
Local Users and Groups
Programs and Features
Sound and Speech Recognition
System Management
Backup and Restore, Recovery
Default Programs
Devices and Printers
Windows Explorer