Client 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7

70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 9 
  • Language: English
  • Audience: IT Professionals

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Features:

  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks
 

Description

When you pass Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

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Audience

Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Candidates should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post- installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Candidates should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues. Candidates should have a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.

 

Topics Covered

Modules:

This course package comprises of the following individual modules

  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 01 - Basic Windows 7 Installation
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 02 - Advanced Windows 7 Installation
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 03 - Understanding Disk Types and File Systems
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 04 - Network Configuration
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 05 - Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 06 - Working with Windows 7 Client Performance
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 07 - Basic Desktop Security
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 08 - Advanced Desktop Security
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 09 - Disaster Recovery and Prevention
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 10 - Remote Access Options
  • 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7: Module 11 - Introducing Windows

Course Introduction

Chapter 01 - Basic Windows 7 Installation

Lesson: Installation Options

  • New Features of Windows 7
  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Why Use 64-bit Windows 7
  • Installation Options
  • Windows 7 Offerings

Lesson: Choosing To Do the Clean Install

  • Discussion: Considerations for a Clean Installation
  • Discussion: Common Installation Errors
  • Ways To Do A Clean Installation
  • Demo - Configuring the Computer Name and Domain/Workgroup Settings
  • Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 - Advanced Windows 7 Installation

Lesson: Performing an Image Installation

  • What is Windows Imaging File Format?
  • Which Tools You Can Use
  • The Process for Image-Based Installation
  • Using SysPrep
  • Capturing and Applying the Installation Image by Using ImageX
  • Migrating User Data and Settings by Using USMT 4.0
  • Configuring VHDs

Lesson: Doing an Upgrade or Migration to Windows 7

  • How to Choose Migration or Upgrade
  • Upgrade Paths
  • Determining the Feasibility of an Upgrade Using Windows Upgrade Advisor
  • Steps to Upgrade to Windows 7
  • Ways to Migrate User Data and Settings
  • Steps to Migrate to Windows 7
  • Migrating User Settings and Data by Using WET

Lesson: Planning for Application Compatibility

  • Common Compatibility Problems
  • Common Mitigation Methods
  • Updating Shims
  • Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 - Understanding Disk Types and File Systems

Lesson: Windows 7 Disk Types and Formats

  • The MBR Disk
  • The GPT Disk
  • Tools for Disk Management
  • Demo - Converting an MBR Partition to a GPT Partition

Lesson: Managing Hard Drives with Volumes

  • A Simple Volume
  • Demo - Creating a Simple Volume
  • What are Spanned and Striped Volumes?
  • Demo - Creating Spanned Volumes
  • Demo - Creating Striped Volumes
  • Why Would you Resize a Volume?
  • Demo - Resizing a Volume

Lesson: Hard Drive Maintenance

  • Disk Fragmentation
  • How to Defragment a Disk
  • Disk Quotas
  • Demo - Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Chapter 03 Review

Chapter 04 - Network Configuration

Lesson: IP Addressing

  • Understanding the IPv4 Address
  • Understanding the Subnet Mask
  • Public and Private Address Space
  • Why the Default Gateway
  • Demo - Configuring an IPv4 Address
  • Types of Computer Names
  • Methods for Resolving Computer Names
  • Why IPv6
  • Windows 7 Support for IPv6
  • Understanding the IPv6 Address Space
  • Types of IPv6 Address Scopes
  • Demo - Configuring an IPv6 Address

Lesson: Auto IP Configuration

  • Auto Configuration of IPv4 Settings
  • Auto Configuration of IPv6 Settings
  • Demo - Configuring a Computer to Obtain an IPv4 Address Dynamically
  • Troubleshooting Client-Side DHCP Issues

Lesson: Troubleshooting Networking

  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Demo - How to Troubleshoot Network-Related Problems

Lesson: Introducing Wireless Networks

  • Describing a Wireless Network
  • Technologies Used in WiFi
  • How Do You Secure WiFi?

Lesson: Connecting Windows 7 to the Wireless Network

  • Configuring the Hardware
  • Wireless Network Settings
  • How to Improve WiFi Signal Strength
  • Troubleshooting WiFi Connections
  • Chapter 04 Review

Chapter 05 - Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers

Lesson: Planning for Authentication and Authorization

  • Understanding Authentication and Authorization
  • The Process of Authentication and Authorization
  • New Authentication Features

Lesson: Securing File Access

  • NTFS Permission
  • Permission Inheritance
  • Demo - Configuring NTFS Permissions for Files and Folders
  • How Permissions May Change with File Copy or Moving
  • What are Effective Permissions?
  • Discussion: Determining Effective Permissions

Lesson: Compressing Files

  • What is NTFS File Compression?
  • How Compression Settings are Affected with File Move or Copy
  • Zipped Folders
  • Demo - Compressing Files and Folders

Lesson: Sharing Folders and Printers

  • What are Shared Folders?
  • Ways to Share Folders
  • Discussion: Combining NTFS and Share Permissions
  • Using the Network and Sharing Center
  • Managing Printing
  • Printing Components in Windows 7
  • Demo - Installing and Sharing a Printer
  • Location-Aware Printing
  • Client-Side Printing
  • Chapter 05 Review

Chapter 06 - Working with Windows 7 Client Performance

Lesson: Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

  • Overview of Device Drivers
  • How to Install Devices and Drivers
  • Tools for Device Driver Management
  • Methods for Updating Drivers
  • Managing Signed Drivers
  • Discussion: Options for Recovering from a Driver Problem
  • Demo - Managing Drivers by Using Device Manager

Lesson: Windows 7 Performance Monitoring Tools

  • Discussion: What Are Performance and Reliability Problems?
  • Tools to Gather Performance Information
  • Monitoring Performance and Using Data Collector Sets
  • Demo - Using the Resource Monitor
  • Demo - Analyzing System Performance by Using Data Collector Sets and Performance Monitor
  • How Performance Monitor Can Help You

Lesson: Monitoring Reliability of Windows 7

  • How WDT Can Help You Solve Problems
  • Windows Network Diagnostics Tools
  • Windows Startup and Recovery
  • Introducing the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
  • Looking at the Reliability Monitor and Problems Reports and Solutions Tool
  • Chapter 06 Review

Chapter 07 - Basic Desktop Security

Lesson: Discussion of Security Management in Windows 7

  • New Security Features in Windows 7
  • Introducing the New Action Center
  • Demo - Configuring Action Center Settings

Lesson: Using Windows Defender

  • Watch Out for Malware
  • What is Windows Defender?
  • How Windows Defender Can Help You
  • Demo - Configuring Windows Defender Settings

Lesson: How does UAC Work?

  • Revisiting UAC
  • Improvements to How UAC Works
  • Demo - Configuring Group Policy
  • Getting Your Notifications

Lesson: Using Windows Firewall

  • Discussion: What is a Firewall?
  • Basic Firewall Settings
  • Advanced Security Options
  • Know Your "Well-Known" Ports
  • Demo - Configuring Inbound, Outbound, and Connection Security Rules
  • Chapter 07 Review

Chapter 08 - Advanced Desktop Security

Lesson: Using Local Policies to Secure Windows 7

  • Introducing Group Policies
  • How GPOs are Applied
  • Order of Operations for Multiple Policies
  • Demo - Creating Multiple Local Group Policies
  • Demo - Configuring Local Security Policy Settings

Lesson: How EFS and BitLocker Secure Your Data

  • EFS
  • Demo - Encrypting and Decrypting Files and Folders by Using EFS
  • Introducing BitLocker
  • BitLocker Requirements
  • BitLocker Modes
  • Setting BitLocker Options with Group Policies
  • Configuring BitLocker
  • Configuring BitLocker To Go
  • Recovering BitLocker Encrypted Drives

Lesson: Security With Application Restrictions

  • Introducing AppLocker
  • AppLocker Rules
  • Demo - Configuring AppLocker
  • What are Software Restriction Policies?

Lesson: IE Version 8 Privacy Features

  • Discussion: Compatibility Features in Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 8's Enhanced Privacy Features
  • Using the SmartScreen Feature in Internet Explorer 8
  • Other Security Features in Internet Explorer 8
  • Demo - Configuring Security in Internet Explorer 8
  • Chapter 08 Review

Chapter 09 - Disaster Recovery & Prevention

Lesson: Backing Up and Restore Options with Windows 7

  • Discussion: Why Do Backups?
  • Introducing the Backup and Restore Tool
  • Demo - Perform a Backup

Lesson: How System Restore Works

  • Using Previous File Versions
  • Configuring System Protection Settings
  • Demo - Restore a System

Lesson: Using the Windows Update

  • What is Windows Update?
  • Using Windows Update Settings
  • Windows Updates with GPOs
  • Chapter 09 Review

Chapter 10 - Remote Access Options

Lesson: Configuring Windows 7 for Mobility

  • Discussion: What Devices Would be Considered Mobile?
  • Settings to Configure on Mobile Computers
  • What is a Sync Partnerships?
  • Managing Power Options in Windows 7
  • Demo - How to Configure a Power Plan

Lesson: Remote Access Solutions

  • Introducing Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • Setting Up Remote Desktop
  • Understanding VPN Connections
  • How to Make a VPN
  • What is DirectAccess?
  • How DirectAccess Works
  • Requirements for Setting Up DirectAccess
  • What is BranchCache?
  • How BranchCache Works
  • Requirements for Setting Up BranchCache
  • Demo - Configuring BranchCache on a Windows 7 Client Computer
  • Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 - Introducing Windows PowerShell 2.0

Lesson: What is Windows PowerShell 2.0?

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell
  • Improvements in Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Using cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Eventing
  • Introducing the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  • Operating the Windows PowerShell ISE Editor

Lesson: Remoting With Windows PowerShell 2.0

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • How to Connect to a Remote Computer
  • Processing of Remote Commands
  • Issuing Remote Commands

Lesson: Configuring Group Policy with PowerShell 2.0

  • PowerShell 2.0 Has New cmdlets for Group Policy Administration
  • Requirements for Group Policy
  • Chapter 11 Review
 

Prerequisites

Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Candidates should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Candidates should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues. Candidates should have a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.

 

Quiz Information

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