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Windows 7, Configuring

Exam 70-680

Windows 7, Configuring 5 Day Boot Camp

Windows 7 is considered by many IT Professionals to be one of Microsoft’s best operating systems. It is widely implemented in homes, offices, and corporations throughout the world; therefore it is essential for Administrators to be well-versed in implementing and supporting this OS. Windows 8 and “8.1” is, of course, available to the public, but the negative response from end-users and Admins after the release of Windows 8 indicates that there is no rush in upgrading and that Windows 7 will be the primary OS for at least a few more years.

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Course Overview

This course covers all the information needed for the 70-680 exam. Students will have hands-on lab training which will include (but not limited to): installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7, dual-booting Windows 7 with other Microsoft OS’s and Ubuntu, and learning all the tips and tricks to make sure and the operating system runs smoothly.

Networking Windows 7 with Windows Server 2008 and 2012 environments is essential, and our training center allows attendees to focus their studies on integrating with Windows Domain and Workgroup networks with Dell Servers, using virtualization with Hyper-V and VMWare.

Prerequisites: The student should have a general knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems, as well as basic networking topics.

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Course Outline

Day 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating

  • Why Windows 7? Comparisons to other Windows versions.
  • Clean install vs. upgrades.
  • User profile and data migration.
  • Rolling out Windows 7 in the enterprise.
  • System images and deployment.
  • Dual-booting Windows 7 with other Windows versions and Linux.
  • VHDs.

Day 2: Hardware, Applications, and Networking

  • Device Manager.
  • Application compatibility.
  • Restricting applications so users can’t destroy your system.
  • All about IP! v4 & v6
  • Other network settings.
  • Windows Firewall.
  • Remote management.

Days 3-4: Network Access and Mobility Options

  • Shared files and folders.
  • User account control (UAC).
  • Authentication and authorization.
  • BranchCache.
  • BitLocker and BitLocker to Go.
  • Direct Access.
  • Remote connections and other mobility options.

Days 4-5: Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Backups

  • Windows Update with Windows 7.
  • Managing disks.
  • Performance optimization.
  • Configuring backups.
  • Configuring system recovery options.
  • Configuring file recovery options.
  • Dealing with end-users.
  • Exam review and preparation.