IT TRAINING

Microsoft 50292 – Administering and Maintaining Windows 7

In this course you will learn how to administer, maintain and troubleshoot Windows 7 computers as well as discuss the features of SP1.

Topics covered in this course include configuration of IT Pro tools and applications that ship with Windows 7, how to identify technical problems that can occur on your organization’s client computers and the Windows 7 tools used to monitor and maintain those computers.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

This course is aimed at experienced enterprise-level IT professionals that focus on a broad range of desktop operating system, desktop application, mobile device, networking and hardware support issues.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • How to use the various installation types and upgrade paths available
  • Configure and manage the Windows 7 desktop
  • New features of Windows 7 SP1
  • Add a Windows 7 desktop to an active IPv4/IPv6 network
  • Configure Windows 7 for an Active Directory environment and the new Group Policy settings
  • Configure the Windows 7 IT Pro tools and applications
  • Windows 7 remote capabilities and utilities
  • How to use Windows Firewall with advanced features and network profiles
  • Configure Windows 7 remote access and remote capabilities
  • How to use the Windows 7 Mobility Center to manage mobile Windows 7 machines
  • Secure the Windows 7 desktop
  • Configure and use the User account control in various network profiles
  • Configure Windows 7 third-party applications with Standard User Analyzer and the Application Compatibility toolkit
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Windows 7 computers for problems with the operating system, hardware, network security, and applications
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to have:

  • Familiarity with computer hardware and devices, such as the ability to look into Device Manager and look for unsupported devices
  • Experience supporting previous versions of the Windows operating system
  • Basic TCP/IP knowledge, such as knowing why you need to have a valid IP address
  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge, such as knowledge about domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Windows 7
This module will provide a high level evolution of the Windows client operating system. It also describes the features of Windows 7 product line, features, and its hardware and compatibility requirements.
Lessons
Evolution of the Windows Desktop Operating System
Windows 7 Products and Features
Windows 7 Hardware Requirements and Software Compatibility Tools
New Features of Windows 7 SP1
Lab : Exploring the Features of Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain at a high level the evolution of the Windows cleint operating system
Describe the features of Windows 7 products
Explain the hardware requirements for Windows 7
Describe the tools you can use for application compatibility testing
Describe the Windows 7 SP1 features and benefits
Module 2: Installing Windows 7
This module explains the features of the Windows 7 boot process and how to perform a clean installations as well as an upgrade. Finally, this section describes the Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment technologies that you can use with Windows 7.
Lessons
Windows 7: New Installation
Upgrading to Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment Technologies for Windows 7
Windows 7 Boot Process
Lab : Installing Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the Windows 7 installation process
Explain the process of upgrading to a Windows 7 desktop operating system
Describe the Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment technologies that are used with Windows 7
Explain the Windows 7 boot process
Module 3: Configuring and Managing Windows 7 Settings
This module discusses the tools available for the user and administrator to personalize a desktop. This module will describe the personalization center and other tools available to allow for more user productivity.
Lessons
System Properties
Using Windows 7 Control Panel
Managing Accounts and User Profiles
Windows 7 Search and Indexing Service
Computer Management Console
Lab : Configuring and Managing Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
List the system properties of Windows 7
Explain the purpose of the Windows 7 Control Panel utilities
List the features of the Windows 7 Ease of Access Center utility
Describe the Windows 7 accounts and user profiles
Describe the Windows Search and Indexing Services
Explain the purpose of the Computer Management Console utilities
Module 4: Customizing the Windows 7 User Interface
This module introduces the features of Windows Display Driver Model and reviews the changes to the Start Menu and Taskbar Settings. This module will take you through the steps of how to personalize the Windows 7 desktop and describe the Windows Aero graphics package.
Lessons
The New Windows Display Driver Model
Start Menu and Taskbar Settings
Desktop Personalization
The Windows 7 Aero Experience
Lab : Customizing the Windows 7 User Interface
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the differences between Windows Vista and Windows 7 display driver technologies
Explain how to configure the Start menu and taskbar settings
Explain how to personalize the Windows 7 desktop to your requirements
Describe the Windows Aero graphics package
List the hardware and software requirements of the Windows Aero graphics package
Module 5: Managing Windows 7 in the Workgroup
This module explains how to leverage the Windows 7 workgroup features so that you will be able to support the largest segment of computer networks in the market place. In this module you will be introduced to two different network types, the Workgroup and the Domain.
Lessons
Exploring Workgroups vs. Active Directory Domains
Joining a Windows 7 Workgroup
Configuring Windows 7 Homegroups
Creating Windows 7 Libraries
Sharing Resources
Lab : Windows 7 in the Workgroup
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define the terms workgroup and domain
List the different methods used to join a Windows 7 workgroup
Explain how to configure a Windows HomeGroup
List the options used to set up data sharing
Describe the process used to create a new Windows 7 library
Describe Windows 7 resource sharing
Module 6: Integrating Windows 7 with Active Directory
This module explains how to utilize the server side technologies that are available with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the enterprise abilities of Windows 7. This information will help you understand the things that you can do in your own network to make your job easier and make your data that much more available and secure.
Lessons
DNS Overview
Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
Join an Active Directory Domain
Using Active Directory Tools Remotely
Implementing Group Policy
Lab : Integrating Windows 7 with Active Directory
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe at a high level the Domain Name Service for Windows Server
Define Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
Explain how to join an Active Directory domain
Identify the tool used to configure the Windows 7 local security policy
List the Windows 7 Active Directory tools used to remotely administer Active Directory
Explain the purpose of Windows 7 ADMX templates
List the Windows 7 Group Policy settings
Explain how to configure the Windows 7 Group Policy Settings
Module 7: Windows 7 Networking
This module explains how to successfully manage and monitor you networks so they can operate smoothly and efficiently. This module introduces you to the Windows 7 networking technologies as well as networking in general.
Lessons
TCP/IP Fundamentals
Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocols
Network and Sharing Center
BranchCache
Lab : Windows 7 Networking
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the fundamentals of TCP/IP with Windows 7
Describe the Windows 7 enhancements to IPv6
Describe the fundamentals of DHCP
Describe the features of the Networking and Sharing Center
Explain the role of Windows 7 within a BranchCache network
Module 8: Windows 7 Remote Access and Mobile Computing
This module explores the available remote access technologies that are present and available with Windows 7 as well as some features that are brand new and only function within a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. You will learn how to configure the Windows 7 Firewall to support the RDP client connections
Lessons
Windows 7 Virtual Private Networking
Windows 7 DirectAccess
Remote Desktop
Power Management Options
Offline Files and Folders
Lab : Windows 7 Remote Access and Mobile Computing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Windows 7 VPN technologies
Describe the benefits of Windows 7 DirectAccess
Describe the features of the RDP version 7 client
Explain how to configure the Windows 7 Firewall to support the RDP client connections
Describe the Windows 7 power management plans
Explain the purpose of offline files and folders
Module 9: Working with File Systems
This module examines the NTFS that is preinstalled on Windows 7. It explains SIDs, including the NTFS permissions and share permissions. This module also explains the Encrypting File System.
Lessons
Disk Management and Partitioning
Mounting VHD Files
NTFS Version 6.x Features
File System Security
Using EFS to Secure Files
Lab : Working with File Systems
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the different types of VHD files
Define NTFS
List the features of NTFS
Describe the purpose of the NTFS security principals and security identifiers
Describe the purpose of the NTFS permissions
Describe how permissions are assigned when NTFS and share permissions are combined
Describe the Windows 7 encryption process
Module 10: Securing Windows 7
This module explains how to use the various technologies that you can employ to secure your Windows 7 installations, such as User Access Control, NAP (Network Access Protection), the Windows firewall and a host of other tools.
Lessons
User Account Control Settings
Configuring the Windows 7 Firewall
Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Update
Using BitLocker to Secure the Disk
Implementing Network Access Protection
Lab : Securing Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the advanced User Account Control settings
Explain the purpose of Microsoft Security Essentials
Describe the Windows 7 updates mechanism from Microsoft
Explain the purpose of the Windows Server Update Services feature
Explain how to configure Windows 7 to use Windows Server Update Services
Explain the purpose of BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
List the requirements of BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
Explain the purpose of Network Access Protection
Module 11: Windows 7 Backup and Recovery
This module introduces the backup and recovery tools available in the event that Windows 7 does have a problem.
Lessons
Windows 7 System Protection
Restoring Previous Versions of Files
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 System Image Backup
Building a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
Building a Custom WinRE Disc
Lab : Windows 7 Backup and Recovery
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the purpose of the Windows 7 System Protection feature
Explain how to revert to a previous version of a file
Describe the purpose of the Windows 7 Backup and Restore center
Explain how to configure data backups and data restorations
Describe the system image backup process
Explain how to configure a Windows 7 computer for a complete system backup and restore process
Explain how to configure the Windows 7 system repair disc
Explain how to configure a custom WinRE disc
Module 12: Troubleshooting and Monitoring Windows 7
This module explains how to use the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor, the Performance Monitor, and the other utilities to maintain and monitor your Windows 7 network.
Lessons
Analyzing System Performance
Monitoring Tools
Troubleshooting Tools
Optimizing Windows 7 Performance
Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Compare the reactive and proactive methods of monitoring system performance
Describe the purpose of the Reliability Monitor
Describe the purpose of the Performance Monitor
Describe how to troubleshoot all aspects of Windows 7 networking
Describe the purpose of the MSCONFIG utility
Explain how to use the MSCONFIG utility to troubleshoot a Windows 7 computer
Explain how to use the Windows Task Manager to manage and troubleshoot a Windows 7 computer
Explain the role of the Windows Problem Reports and Solutions utility
Describe the Windows 7 performance options
Module 13: Running and Troubleshooting Applications on Windows 7
This module explains how to use Windows 7 and other stand alone utilities for application compatibility, remediation, and mitigation.
Lessons
Application Compatibility Tools
Windows 7 File and Registry Virtualization
Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode
Lab : Running and Troubleshooting Applications on Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the purpose of each of the Application Compatibility Tools
Describe the UAC settings for applications
Describe the purpose of the Windows Virtual PC with XP mode
Explain how to use the Windows Virtual PC with XP mode

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