MS 6292 Preparing: 70-680

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Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

About this Course

This three-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. In this course, students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client. Students then configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-680, TS: Windows 7, Configuring.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in:
  • Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client.
  • Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7.
  • Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies.
  • Focusing on the "how to" associated with Windows 7 technologies.

Most of these professionals use some version of Windows client at their work place and are looking at new and better ways to perform some of the current functions.

 
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier version of Windows.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers.
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 client computer.
 Course OutlineModule 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7This module explains how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows 7. It also describes the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.
  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7
  • Upgrade and Migrate to Windows 7 from an earlier version of Windows.
  • Perform an image-based installation of Windows 7
  • Resolve common application compatibility issues.

Module 2: Configuring Disks and Device DriversThis module examines how to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure disk partitions on a Windows 7 client computer
  • Create and manage disk volumes
  • Manage file system fragmentation and disk quotas
  • Install and configure device drivers

Module 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client ComputersThis module explains how to manage access to shared folders and printers on a computer running Windows 7. Specifically, it describes how to share and secure folders, configure folder compression, and how to install, configure, and administer printing.

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe authentication and authorization
  • Manage file access on a Windows 7 client computer
  • Create and manage shared folders
  • Configure file compression
  • Install, configure, and administer printers

Module 4: Configuring Network ConnectivityThis module explains both IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity. It also describes how to implement automatic IP Address Allocation and troubleshoot network connectivity.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure IPv4 network connectivity.
  • Configure IPv6 network connectivity.
  • Implement automatic IP address allocation.
  • Troubleshoot common network related issues by using the tools available in Windows 7.

Module 5: Configuring Wireless Network ConnectionsThis module describes key wireless network technologies and how to configure wireless network components and the Windows 7 elements that are necessary to access wireless networks. 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections.
  • Configure a wireless network connection.

Module 6: Securing Windows 7 DesktopsThis module describes how to make a Windows 7 computer more secure while ensuring usability is not sacrificed in the process. Specifically, it describes Windows Firewall, User Account Control, Windows Defender, and Security in Internet Explorer 8.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the security management features of Windows 7.
  • Configure local security policy settings on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Secure data by using EFS and BitLocker.
  • Configure application restrictions by using AppLocker.
  • Configure user account control settings.
  • Configure Windows Firewall on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure security-related settings in Internet Explorer to help protect a Windows 7 client computer that is connected to the Internet.
  • Configure Windows Defender to help protect a Windows 7 client computer against malicious software.

Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client ComputersThis module describes how to use the monitoring and configuration tools to obtain information about Windows 7 performance and how to troubleshoot performance and reliability problems.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Maintain the performance of a Windows 7 client computer by using performance management tools.
  • Maintain reliability of a Windows 7 client computer by using the diagnostic tools.
  • Back up and restore data on a Windows 7 client computer by using Windows Backup.
  • Restore a Windows 7 system by using system restore points.
  • Configure Windows Update on a Windows 7 client computer.

Module 8: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7This module explains how to configure mobile devices and remote access. It also discusses DirectAccess and BranchCache which are new for Windows 7.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure mobile computer and device settings on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure DirectAccess on a Windows 7 client computer for remote access.
  • Configure BranchCache on a branch office Windows 7 client computer.

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