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. In this course, students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7. Students then configure Windows 7 for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.
This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in:
- Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7.
- 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.
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 computer.
- Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 computer.
- Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 computer.
- Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 computer.
- Secure Windows 7 desktop computers.
- Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 computer.
- Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 computer.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
- Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
- Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
- The skills to map network file shares.
- Experience working from a command prompt.
- Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of applications. For example, how client computer applications communicate with the server.
- Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
- An understanding of the fundamental principles of using printers.
This will prepare the student for exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials
for this class.
Module 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
This module explains how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows 7. It also describes the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.
Lessons Preparing to Install Windows 7
Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7
Performing Image-based Installation of Windows 7
Configuring Application Compatibility
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Migrating Settings by using Windows Easy Transfer
Configuring a Reference Image of Windows 7
Deploying a Windows 7 Image
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 Drivers
This module examines how to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.
Lessons Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
Managing Disk Volumes
Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
Lab : Configuring Disks and Device Drivers Configuring Disks
Configuring Disk Quotas
Updating a Device Driver
After completing this module, students will be able to: Configure disk partitions on a Windows 7 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 Computers
This 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.
Lessons Overview of Authentication and Authorization
Managing File Access in Windows 7
Managing Shared Folders
Configuring File Compression
Lab : Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Computers Creating and Configuring a Shared Folder for All Users
Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users
Creating and Sharing a Printer
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe authentication and authorization
Manage file access on a Windows 7 computer
Create and manage shared folders
Configure file compression
Install, configure, and administer printers
Module 4: Configuring Network Connectivity
This module explains both IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity. It also describes how to implement automatic IP Address Allocation and troubleshoot network connectivity.
Lessons Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
Troubleshooting Network Issues
Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity Configuring IPv4 Addressing
Configuring IPv6 Addressing
Troubleshooting 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 Connections
This 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.
Lessons Overview of Wireless Networks
Configuring a Wireless Network
Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections Determining the appropriate configuration for a wireless network
Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
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 Desktops
This 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.
Lessons Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
Securing a Windows 7 Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings
Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
Configuring Application Restrictions
Configuring User Account Control
Configuring Windows Firewall
Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
Configuring Windows Defender
Lab : Configuring UAC, BitLocker, and AppLocker Using Action Center
Configuring Local Security Policies
Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 Security Settings, and Windows Defender Configuring Windows Firewall
Configuring Internet Explorer 8 Security
Configuring Windows Defender
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 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 computer.
Configure security-related settings in Internet Explorer to help protect a Windows 7 computer that is connected to the Internet.
Configure Windows Defender to help protect a Windows 7 computer against malicious software.
Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Computers
This 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.
Lessons Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
Configuring Windows Update
Lab : Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Computers Monitoring System Performance
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Configuring System Restore Points
Configuring Windows Update
After completing this module, students will be able to: Maintain the performance of a Windows 7 computer by using performance management tools.
Maintain reliability of a Windows 7 computer by using the diagnostic tools.
Back up and restore data on a Windows 7 computer by using Windows Backup.
Restore a Windows 7 system by using system restore points.
Configure Windows Update on a Windows 7 computer.
Module 8: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7
This module explains how to configure mobile devices and remote access. It also discusses DirectAccess and BranchCache which are new for Windows 7.
Lessons Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access
Lab : Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7 Configuring Power Options
Configuring Remote Desktop
After completing this module, students will be able to: Configure mobile computer and device settings on a Windows 7 computer.
Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance on a Windows 7 computer.
Configure DirectAccess on a Windows 7 computer for remote access.
Configure BranchCache on a branch office Windows 7 computer.
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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.