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MCSA: Windows 7

Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. The networks with which these professionals typically work are con... Show More
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CompTIA A+ or Technical Experience Required
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Duration
13 Days

Course Content

Course 6292A:

MCSA 70-680: Configuring Windows 7
3 Days

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
Configuring a Reference Image

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

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 (Optional)
Updating a Device Driver

Module 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client 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
Managing Printing

Lab : Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers
Create and Configure a Public Shared Folder for all Users
Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users
Creating and Sharing a Printer

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
Overview of Name Resolution
Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity
Configuring IPv4 Addressing
Configuring IPv6 Addressing
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

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

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 Client 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, Local Security Policies, EFS, and AppLocker
Using Action Center
Configuring Local Security Policies
Encrypting Data
Configuring AppLocker

Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 Security Settings, and Windows Defender
Configuring Windows Firewall
Configuring Internet Explorer 8 Security
Configuring Windows Defender

Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client 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 Client Computers
Monitoring System Performance
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Configuring System Restore Points
Configuring Windows Update

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
Creating a Sync Partnership
Configuring Power Options
Enabling Remote Desktop
Enabling BranchCache

Course 6293A:

MCSA 70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
3 Days

Module 1: Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
This module describes the steps involved in establishing and using a typical troubleshooting methodology. It also covers the job role and responsibilities of the EDST.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to the EDST Job Role
Lesson 2: Overview of Troubleshooting Steps

Module 2: Troubleshooting Startup Issues
This module describes how to use Windows 7 recovery tools to troubleshoot startup problems. Additionally, it provides the information to configure and troubleshoot startup settings, and to troubleshoot operating system services.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows 7 Recovery Environment
Lesson 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Startup Settings
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Operating System Services Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Startup Issues
Exercise 1: Resolving a Startup Problem (1)
Exercise 2: Resolving a Startup Problem (2)

Module 3: Using Group Policy to Centralize Configuration
This module describes Group Policy application. It also covers steps to troubleshoot both client configuration failures and GPO application issues.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy Application
Lesson 2: Resolving Client Configuration Failures and GPO Application Issues

Lab : Using Group Policy to Centralize Configuration
Exercise 1: Resolve Group Policy Application (1)
Exercise 2: Resolve Group Policy Application (2)

Module 4: Troubleshooting Hardware Device, Device Driver, and Performance Issues
This module helps students troubleshoot issues related to hardware devices and device drivers by identifying basic hardware-related issues. Additionally, the module helps students determine hardware failure issues, and the problems that device drivers can cause. Finally, this module provides guidance on how to configure performance options in Windows 7, as well as monitor reliability and performance of Windows 7 computers.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Overview of Hardware Troubleshooting
Lesson 2: Trouble shooting Physical Failures
Lesson 3: Monitoring Reliability and Performance
Lesson 4: Configuring Performance Options in Windows 7
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Device Driver Failures

Lab : Lab A: Resolving Hardware Device and Device Driver Issues
Exercise 1: Resolving Hardware Issues
Exercise 2: Configuring Group Policy to Control Device Installation (optional)

Lab : Lab B: Troubleshooting Performance-Related Issues
Exercise: Troubleshooting a Performance Problem

Module 5: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues
This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to network connectivity by providing the steps to determine the network configuration of client computers, and then to troubleshoot network connections.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Determining Network Settings
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting a Network Problem (1)
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting a Network Problem (2)

Module 6: Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity Issues
This module describes how to troubleshoot remote connectivity issues. This module instructs students on how to configure and troubleshoot virtual private network (VPN) connections, as well as how to use Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance to assist users. This module also covers the troubleshooting steps for Network Access Protection (NAP) and DirectAccess issues.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting VPN Connectivity Issues
Lesson 2: Using Remote Desktop
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting User Issues by Using Remote Assistance
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting NAP Issues
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DirectAccess Issues

Lab : Resolving Remote Connectivity Issues
Exercise: Resolving a Remote Connectivity Problem

Module 7: Troubleshooting Logon and Resource Access Issues
This module describes how to use troubleshooting tools and methods to troubleshoot user profile and logon scripts issues, and issues with file and printer access.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting User Logon Issues
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting User Profile Issues
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting File Access Issues
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting File Permissions Issues
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Printer Access Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Logon and Resource Access Issues
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Offline Files
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting a Missing Drive Mapping
Exercise 3: Troubleshooting Missing Files in My Documents
Exercise 4: Troubleshooting a File Access Issue

Module 8: Troubleshooting Security Issues
This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to security systems such as EFS, BitLocker, and file permissions. The module instructs students how to troubleshoot and recover files encrypted with EFS and BitLocker-protected drives. In this module, students also troubleshoot file permissions, content access issues, and Windows Internet Explorer issues.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Recovering Files Encrypted by EFS
Lesson 2: Recovering BitLocker-Protected Drives
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Internet Explorer and Content Access Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Security Issues
Exercise 1: Recovering a BitLocker-Protected Drive
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting an Internet Explorer Security Issue

Module 9: Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Issues
This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to operating system features and applications, including application installation and operation issues. This module also addresses applying application and Windows updates.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Application Installation Issues
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Application Operations Issues
Lesson 3: Applying Application and Windows Updates

Lab : Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Issues
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Windows Updates
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting AppLocker Policy Application
Exercise 3: Troubleshooting Application Startup

Course 6294A:

MCSA 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administration
5 Days

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients. It begins by discussing client, hardware, and deployment lifecycles. It also discusses how to assess existing computing environments and licensing.

Lessons
Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
Designing Windows Activation

Lab : Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Assessing the Computing Environment by Using Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Lab : Recommending an Activation Strategy
Review the Activation Scenario

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

Lessons
Overview of Application Compatibility
Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5

Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
Installing and Configuring ACT
Collecting Application Inventory
Organizing the Application Inventory
Analyzing Application Inventory Results

Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
Mitigating Application Issues

Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7. It also discusses various tools and technologies to use in the different scenarios, and considerations for selecting a deployment scenario and method.

Lessons
Evaluating In-Place Deployment
Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
Determining Windows 7 Deployment Methods

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
This module, explains the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that can be used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows 7 desktop. It also discusses the different phases of the imaging process, and how to determine imaging strategy and image servicing opportunities in Windows 7.

Lessons
Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
Overview of the Imaging Process
Determining the Image Strategy
Selecting the Image Servicing Methods

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
Determining the Windows 7 Image Strategy

Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
This module explains the underlying computer imaging architecture of Windows AIK 2.0, which can be used to create and deploy a custom Windows 7 desktop image.

Lessons
Overview of WAIK 2.0
Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image

Lab : Installing WAIK
Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
Identify Resources and Tools included with the Windows Automated Installation Kit

Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Building a Custom Answer File by Using Windows SIM
Installing a Reference Computer using a Custom Answer File
Generalizing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep

Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media
Adding Packages and Drivers to Windows PE
Creating a Bootable Windows PE ISO Image
Starting the Windows PE Operating System Environment

Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
Capturing an Image Using ImageX
Apply an Image Using ImageX

Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM
Servicing a Reference image using DISM

Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
This module describes how WDS can be used to deploy custom system images to client computers located within the network infrastructure.

Lessons
Overview of WDS
Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
Designing the WDS Environment
Installing and Configuring the WDS Server Role
Adding Boot and Install Images to WDS
Provisioning Drivers by Using WDS
Deploying a Desktop Operating System Using WDS

Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
This module describes how to design the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) environment, and provides you with an overview of the techniques that you can use to build and deploy Windows 7 using the MDT and the LTI scenario.

Lessons
Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7

Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
Installing MDT 2010 and Additional Component Files
Configuring the Deployment Share
Creating a Task Sequence

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
Updating the Deployment Share to Generate Windows PE Media
Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation

Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the
Windows 7 operating system using Zero Touch Installation methodology.

Lessons
Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
Preparing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
Configuring Deployment Packages and System Images
Configuring and Advertising a Client Task Sequence

Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
This module explains user state migration, and how to use tools, such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), in various migration scenarios.

Lessons
Overview of User State Migration
Overview of USMT 4.0
Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0

Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
Preparing the Window Easy Transfer Source Files
Capturing User State Information from a Source Computer
Loading User State Information to a Target Computer

Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
Planning for the User State Migration
Creating USMT Migration Scripts
Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.

Lessons
Overview of Planning Client Configuration
Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
Designing and Configuring Security Settings
Designing and Implementing Group Policy
Troubleshooting Group Policy

Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
Designing a Client Environment
Implementing a Client Configuration

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues
Resolving a GPO Application Problem

Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
This module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients in cluding Microsoft Office 2007. It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Lessons
Determining the Application Deployment Method
Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS

Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method
Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
Configuring the Setup Category
Configuring the Features Category
Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus By Using the Setup Customization File

Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
Planning Automatic Updates Settings
Configuring Automatic Updates Settings by Using Group Policy
Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
Module 12: Deploying Windows 7 – Challenge Scenario
This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the students an opportunity to perform an end-to-end deployment of Windows 7 by using the LTI.

Lessons
Deploying Windows 7 – Challenge Scenario
Lab: Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan
Performing a Network Assessment
Configuring MDT 2010 for an LTI Deployment
Configuring WDS for a PXE and
Multicast Deployment
Configuring an MDT 2010 Deployment Share
Creating the Reference Computer
Preparing the Deployment Task Sequences
Performing an Upgrade on Target Computers

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 6th, 2017

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