Welcome to the Working with BitLocker Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercise:

  • Exercise 1 - Configure BitLocker on Portable Media

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Enable BitLocker without TPM Support

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives is covered in this lab:

  • 220-1002: 2.4 Compare and contrast the differences of basic Microsoft Windows OS security settings

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Configure BitLocker on Portable Media

Windows BitLocker is a storage encryption technology that gives administrators the ability to secure fixed and removable disks including portable USB drives using encryption services built into the operating system. BitLocker was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Enterprise and then carried over to later versions. Disk encryption can be enabled using a local or domain group policy. To unlock an encrypted disk volume, the user must have the correct password. In the event the user forgets the password to unlock the encrypted volume, the Recovery Keys generated by BitLocker can be used to gain access to the encrypted drive.

For security reasons, most organizations will prohibit their users from using personal storage devices to transport proprietary information. This is to avoid theft of confidential data that may put the company’s data at risk. You can configure basic security for portable storage media to disallow their usage by configuring Group Policy Objects (GPO).

For this exercise, you will secure the disk volume of Windows 8 by using the BitLocker feature.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Enable BitLocker without TPM Support

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