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Windows 7 Configuration Course (70-680)

Windows 7 Configuration Course (70-680)

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Windows 7 Configuration Course (70-680)

5 Sessions -
14 Hours of Interactive Training

In this course, you'll learn what's new in Microsoft's latest operating system: Windows 7. Once you understand the new features and changes in this OS, you'll see that it's a pleasure to work with. In addition to becoming proficient with Windows 7 productivity tools, you'll also be prepared to take exam 70-680, MCTS: Windows 7 Configuration Certification. Expert Tom Carpenter will take you through the complete Windows 7 experience and give you the tools to configure and deploy Windows 7 as your own computing environment.

Benefits
  • Prepares you for Microsoft’s 70-680 exam: Windows 7, Configuration
  • Complete and detailed walkthrough of Windows 7 installation, upgrades, migration and deployment
  • Detailed instruction on VPN’s, encryption, file management and automated backup configurations

About The Author
Tom Carpenter is a trainer, consultant and author specializing in networking technologies and Microsoft solutions. Tom has written more than 15 books on topics ranging from Windows Server to wireless networking. He has trained more than 30,000 IT professionals since 1997 in face-to-face training classes and he has taught more than 60,000 through webinars and online training programs. He holds certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNP and is the current CTO for CWNP - the premiere 802.11 wireless administration certification program. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience to any training program.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Why Windows 7?
  • Compatibility
  • Enhancements
  • Vista Pain Repairs
  • 70-680 Exam
  • 70-680 Objectives
  • Windows 7 Network

Section B: Installation Methods

  • Previous Installation Methods
  • Current Boot Practices
  • Current Installation Methods
  • Sole Operating Systems
  • Dual Booting
  • Using bcdedit
  • Default Boot Loader
  • Deleting Database Entries

Section C: Upgrade Methods

  • Upgrade Considerations
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • Installing the Advisor
  • Running the Advisor
  • Anytime Upgrade

Section D: Clean Installation Planning

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Booting from a USB Drive
  • Create a Bootable USB Drive
  • Preparing a Network Share
  • Preparing WDS

Section E: Performing a Clean Install

  • Clean Install Process
  • Install Windows 7
  • Initial Setup Tasks

Section F: Migrating Windows

  • Migration Options
  • Wipe-and-Load
  • Side-by-Side
  • Previous Versions
  • Windows Easy Transfer
  • Migrating from XP

Section G: Image-Based Deployment

  • The History of Imaging
  • WIM Files
  • Manual Image Deployment
  • Automated Image Deployment
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Installing MDT 2010
  • The Deployment Workbench

Section H: Capturing System Images

  • Creating a Deployment Share
  • Importing an OS Image
  • Customizing the Share
  • Task Sequencing
  • Updating the Deployment Share
  • Sysprepping

Session 2

Section A: Manipulating Images

  • Deployment Tools
  • DISM tool
  • Mounted Image Directory
  • Image Application Management
  • Image Driver Management
  • Adding Drivers to Images
  • Image Update Management

Section B: Advanced Imaging Techniques

  • WinSIM tool
  • Creating an Answer File
  • VHD File
  • Boot from VHD
  • Working with a VHD
  • Creating a VHD in Disk Management

Section C: Working with Device Drivers

  • Device Drivers
  • Updating Device Drivers
  • Using Device Manager to Update Drivers
  • Disable or Uninstall Drivers
  • Advanced Options
  • Driver Certificate Verification
  • sigverif.exe

Section D: Hardware Compatibility

  • Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility
  • Driver Install Process
  • Installing Vista Drivers
  • Verify Driver Installation
  • Devices and Printers
  • Device Stage

Section E: Internet Explorer 8

  • Compatibility View
  • Security Settings
  • Add-ons and Provider Management
  • InPrivate Filtering
  • InPrivate Mode
  • Certificates

Section F: Understanding Application Compatibility

  • Application Compatibility
  • Compatibility Properties
  • Compatibility Wizard
  • Windows XP Mode
  • Installing / Configuring Windows XP mode
  • 16-Bit Example
  • Windows XP Mode Applications

Section G: Using Application Restrictions

  • Application Restrictions
  • Software Restriction Policies
  • AppLocker

Section H: Understanding IPv4 and IPv6

  • Networking in Windows 7
  • The Network Stack
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • Default Gateways
  • Public vs. Private Addressing
  • Device Naming
  • IPv6
  • IPv6 Benefits
  • IPv6 Address Space
  • IPv6 Address Types

Session 3

Section A: Configuring IP Protocols

  • The Need for Configuration
  • Network Connection Properties
  • IPv4 Properties
  • IPv4 Advanced Settings
  • IPv6 Properties
  • netsh: Net Shell
  • netsh: Interface
  • netsh: IPv4 Interface
  • Setting a Static Address
  • Commands Directly from Command Prompt
  • netsh: IPv6 Interface

Section B: Managing Networking Configurations

  • Wireless Network Connections
  • Preferred Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Security Settings
  • Network Adapters
  • Location Aware Printers
  • Adding Additional Network Adapters
  • Installing the Drivers

Section C: Windows Firewall

  • The Windows Firewall
  • Networking Concepts
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Turning the Firewall On/Off
  • The WFAS Interface
  • Connection Security Rules
  • Firewall Monitoring

Section D: Remote System Management

  • RDC
  • Using RDC
  • Remote Assistance
  • WinRM
  • WinRS
  • Remote PowerShell

Section E: Updating Windows 7

  • Update Operations
  • Configuring via Group Policy Editor
  • Checking for Updates
  • Viewing Update History
  • Roll Back

Section F: System Event Monitoring

  • The Event Viewer
  • Configuring Event Logging
  • Filtering the Log
  • Custom Views
  • Event Subscriptions
  • Assigning Tasks to Events
  • Command Line Event Management

Section G: System Performance Monitoring

  • Performance Analysis
  • Task Manager
  • Resource Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Performance Monitor
  • Data Collector Sets
  • Reports

Session 4

Section A: Performance Tuning

  • Optimizing Performance
  • TCP Window Size
  • Page File
  • Power Management
  • Advanced Power Settings
  • Adjusting Visual Effects
  • Management of Services
  • Processor Scheduling

Section B: Managing Storage

  • Disk Management
  • Additional Menu Items
  • RAID Arrays
  • RAID
  • Removable Storage
  • The Hard Drive Cache
  • DiskPart
  • Defrag (Command Line)
  • Defrag Report (Command Line)
  • Disk Defragment
  • Disk Cleanup

Section C: Securing Authentication

  • Authentication
  • Troubleshooting Authentication Issues
  • User Accounts
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • User Rights
  • Credential Manager
  • Certificate Manager

Section D: Sharing Resources

  • Folder Virtualization
  • Share Permissions
  • NTFS Permissions
  • Effective Permissions
  • HomeGroup Management
  • Printer Sharing

Section E: User Rights Management

  • User Account Control
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Group Policy Settings
  • Admin Approval Mode
  • User Rights within Group Policy
  • Profile System Performance

Section F: Windows 7 Encryption

  • Encryption Technologies
  • BitLocker
  • Encrypted File System
  • Recommendations for EFS
  • EFS within Group Policy Mode
  • BitLocker To Go
  • BitLocker Recovery Key
  • BitLocker Options
  • Viewing the BitLocker Recovery Key

Section G: Remote Connectivity

  • NAP
  • VPNs
  • Creating a VPN Connection
  • VPN Settings/Options
  • VPN Reconnect
  • Enabling VPN Reconnect
  • Creating a Dial-Up Connection

Session 5

Section A: Configuring Mobility Options

  • Offline Files
  • Enabling Offline Files
  • Sharing Offline Files
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Migrating Power Configurations

Section B: Understanding BranchCache

  • BranchCache
  • Operating Modes
  • BranchCache Facts
  • Netsh BranchCache
  • Group Policy BranchCache

Section C: Implementing DirectAccess

  • DirectAccess
  • DirectAccess Requirements
  • Group Policy DirectAccess
  • Netsh DirectAccess

Section D: Backing Up Windows 7

  • System Recovery Disc
  • Verifying the System Recovery Disc
  • Full System Backup
  • Scheduling Backups

Section E: System Restore and Recovery

  • System Protection
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Configure System Protection Settings
  • System Restore
  • Reverting to a Restore Point
  • Last Known Good

Section F: File Management and Recovery

  • Shadow Copies
  • Previous File Versions
  • Copy Previous File Version
  • Restore Previous File Version
  • Scheduling Restore Points