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Configuring and Administering Windows 7 Training

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Windows 7 training provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and administer Microsoft Windows 7 as a standalone installation or in a corporate environment as a part of a Windows Active Directory domain. The contents of the course provide students with the ability to create and deploy images, configure hardware and software, configure networking and backup and restore system information. The course also provides a complete set of exercises on installing and configuring DirectAccess in the classroom.

This course is intended for novice and experienced Network Administrators, Desktop Support Technicians or other IT professionals who have a need to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows 7. This course can also serve as training preparation for the Windows 7 certification exams.

  • Learn to describe and choose the various versions of Windows 7.
  • Learn to perform a clean install of Windows 7.
  • Learn to create an image for deployment.
  • Learn to configure hardware devices.
  • Learn to configure software for compatibility.
  • Learn to configure networking including sharing resources.
  • Learn to configure DirectAccess for the network.
  • Learn to monitor and configure system performance.
  • Learn to perform backups and configure system restore.
  • Experience with previous versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  • Some knowledge of Windows Server operating systems and Active Directory concepts.
  • Networking with TCP/IP including IPv4 and some IPv6 knowledge.
  • A general understanding of user accounts and authentication.
  1. Installing Windows 7
    1. Introduction to Windows 7
    2. Installing Windows 7 Using Image-Based Installation
    3. Migrating User Settings
    4. Lab: Configure a Reference Computer for Imaging
      1. Configure the Reference Computer
      2. Clean the image with sysprep
      3. Prepare the image for deployment
    5. Lab: Capture an Image Using ImageX
      1. Capture the image and copy to a network share
    6. Lab: Deploy a Windows 7 Image
      1. Prepare a virtual machine to receive the image
      2. Prepare the disk and image the new computer
      3. Configure the newly installed OS image
    7. Lab: Migrate User Settings
      1. Migrate settings to a server
      2. Transfer user settings to new computer
  2. Configure Hardware and Software
    1. Configure Devices
    2. Configure Application Compatibility
    3. Lab: Install and Configure Devices
      1. Add a printer
      2. Configure printer properties
      3. Configure properties for COM1
      4. View device driver details
      5. Configure Device Manager
    4. Lab: Configure Application Compatibility
      1. Configure application compatibility settings
      2. Configure the Application Compatibility Toolkit
    5. Lab: Configure Application Restrictions
      1. Configure application execution permissions
      2. Configure network zone rules for applications
      3. Restrict application execution using AppLocker
    6. Lab: Configure Internet Explorer
      1. Configure the home page and browser history settings
      2. Configure security settings in Internet Explorer
      3. Configure content ratings in Internet Explorer
      4. Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
      5. Configure Internet Explorer using Group Policy
  3. Configure the Network
    1. Configure General Network Settings
    2. Managing Wireless Networks
    3. Sharing Resources
    4. Configure TCP/IP
    5. Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
    6. Configure Windows Firewall
    7. Configure Remote Management
    8. Lab: Configure Network Discovery
      1. Turn on and configure Network Discovery
      2. Create a network map
    9. Lab: Configure TCP/IP Settings
      1. Configure Static IPv4 Settings
      2. Configure IPv4 for Dynamic IP Addressing
      3. Configure IPv6 Addressing
      4. Using PING
      5. Using ipconfig
      6. Using tracert
      7. Using nslookup
    10. Lab: Configure Windows Firewall
      1. Configure Windows Firewall Settings for the Private Network
      2. Configure Windows Firewall for the Public Network
      3. Configure Additional Programs Access
      4. Configure Advanced Firewall Settings
      5. Configure Inbound Rules
      6. Configure Outbound Rules
    11. Lab: Configure Remote Management
      1. Configure Remote Desktop
      2. Configure Remote Assistance
      3. Secure Remote Assistance with Group Policy
  4. Sharing and Securing Resources
    1. Configure Shared Resources
    2. Configuring HomeGroup Settings
    3. Configure User Account Control (UAC)
    4. Configure Authentication and Authorization
    5. Configure BranchCache
    6. Lab: Configure Shared Resources
      1. Configure Shared Folders in Computer Management
      2. Configure Shares Using Windows Explorer
      3. Configure properties for COM1
      4. Share a printer
    7. Lab: Configure HomeGroup Settings
      1. Configure HomeGroup
    8. Lab: Configure User Account Control (UAC)
      1. Configure UAC Prompt Behaviors
      2. Configure UAC Group Policy Settings
      3. Configure Account Policies
    9. Lab: Configure Authentication and Authorization
      1. Configure Generic Credentials using Credential Manager
      2. Configure a Certificate-Based Credential
      3. Backup the Credential Manager Vault
      4. Restore the Vault from a Backup
      5. Configure NTFS Permissions and View Effective Permissions
    10. Lab: Configure BranchCache
      1. Configure BranchCache with Active Directory for Hosted Cache Mode
      2. Configure BranchCache Using netsh for Client-Side Distributed Cache Mode
  5. Windows 7 and Mobile Computing
    1. Configure BitLocker and BitLocker ToGo
    2. Configuring DirectAccess
    3. Configure Mobility Options
    4. Configure Offline Files
    5. Configure Remote Connections
    6. Lab: Working with BitLocker
      1. Encrypt a disk drive
      2. Remove BitLocker encryption from a drive
      3. Configure a data recovery agent
    7. Lab: Working with Offline Files
      1. Configure Offline Files
      2. Manage Offline File Settings
    8. Lab: Manage Offline File Settings
  6. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 7
    1. Configure Updates
    2. Manage Disks
    3. Monitor Systems
    4. Configure Performance Settings
    5. Lab: Configure Windows Updates
      1. Schedule Automatic Updates
      2. View Installed Updates
      3. Configure Windows Update using Group Policy
    6. Lab: Manage Disks
      1. Create Disk Volumes
      2. Extend a Volume, Shrink, and Delete Volumes
      3. Extend Partitions Across Disks (Spanned Volumes)
      4. Convert a Disk to Dynamic
      5. Create a VHD
      6. Initialize Disks
      7. Using diskpart
      8. Defragment a Drive
    7. Lab: Monitor Systems
      1. Configure the Event Log Settings
      2. Clear and Archive Logs
      3. Filter Event Logs and Create Custom Views
      4. Create Subscriptions
      5. Configure Performance Monitor
      6. Create Data Collector Sets
      7. Generate a System Diagnostics Report
    8. Lab: Configure Performance Settings
      1. Configure Page File settings
      2. Configure Drive Caching
      3. Configure Power Settings
      4. Adjust Performance Settings
  7. Backup and Recovery
    1. Configure Backup
    2. Configuring System Recovery Options
    3. Lab: Configure Backup
      1. Backup the computer
      2. Modify a backup schedule
      3. Restore a backup
    4. Lab: Configure System Recovery
      1. Configure System Restore Points
      2. Restore the Computer to a Previous State
    5. Lab: Configure File Recovery
      1. Configure File Recovery Options
      2. Create a File and Restore Point
      3. Restore a Previous Version of a File

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