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MCTS Windows® 7 Configuration Study Guide. Exam 70-680
Description: Prepare for certification as a technology specialist in Windows 7 Prepare for your certification as a
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows 7 with this in–depth study tool. You'll
find full coverage of all exam objectives for Exam 70–680, Windows 7, Configuring. Topics include
how to install and deploy Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, configure hardware and software,
improve network connectivity, enable mobile computing and remote access, troubleshoot and
secure your Windows 7 environment, perform backup and recovery, and much more. Inside, find:
Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're
getting the instruction you need for the exam Practical hands–on exercises to reinforce critical skills
Real–world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles Challenging
review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day Exam Essentials, a key feature in
each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam A
handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book,
so you can track your exam prep objective by objective Look inside for complete coverage of all
Contents: Introduction. Assessment Test. Chapter 1 Installing Windows 7. Introducing Windows 7. Overview
of Windows XP. Overview of Windows Vista. New Features in Windows 7. Windows 7 Architecture.
32–bit versus 64–bit. Preparing to Install Windows 7. Different Versions of Windows 7. Hardware
Requirements. The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). BIOS Compatibility. Driver Requirements.
New Install or Upgrade. Disk Space Partitioning. Language and Locale. Installing Windows 7.
Performing a Clean Install of Windows 7. Performing an Upgrade to Windows 7. Troubleshooting
Installation Problems. Migrating Files and Settings. Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Supporting Multiple–Boot Options. Using Windows Activation. Using Windows Update. Installing
Windows Service Packs. Summary. Exam Essentials. Review Questions. Answers to Review
Questions. Chapter 2 Automating the Windows 7 Installation. Choosing Automated Deployment
Options. An Overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010. An Overview of Unattended
Installation. An Overview of Windows Deployment Services. An Overview of the System Preparation
Tool and Disk Imaging. Overview of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK).
Summary of Windows 7 Deployment Options. Deploying Unattended Installations. Using the
System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging. Using ImageX to Create a Disk
Image. Installing from a Disk Image. Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer
Files. Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Preparing the WDS Server. WDS Server
Requirements. Network Services 87 Installing the WDS Server Components. Microsoft Assessment
and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. Chapter 3 Managing Disks. Configuring File Systems. File System
Selection. File System Conversion. Configuring Disk Storage. Basic Storage. Dynamic Storage.
GUID Partition Table (GPT). Using the Disk Management Utility. Using the Microsoft Management
Console. Understanding the Disk Management Utility. Managing Storage. Managing Dynamic
Storage. Troubleshooting Disk Management. Using Disk Management Status Codes.
Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize. Managing Data Compression. Using the Compact
Command–Line Utility. Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders. Managing Data Encryption with EFS.
Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files. Managing EFS File Sharing. Using the DRA to Recover
Encrypted Data. Recovering Encrypted Files. Understanding RAID. RAID Models. Using Disk
Maintenance Tools. Using the Disk Defragmenter Utility. Using the Disk Cleanup Utility. Using the
Check Disk Utility. Chapter 4 Managing the Windows 7 Environment. Configuring the Windows 7
Operating System. Configuring the Desktop Environment. Configuring Windows Aero. Using Control
Panel. Understanding the System Icon. Using the Registry Editor. Configuring Remote Connections.
Remote Assistance. Remote Desktop. Configuring a VPN Connection. Configuring Mobile Computing.
Recognizing the Improvements to Power Management. Managing Power States. Managing Power
Options. Configuring the Power Button. Configuring Advanced Power Settings. Configuring
Hibernation. Managing Power Consumption Using the Battery Meter. Using Windows ReadyBoost
and Windows 7. Using ReadyDrive and Windows 7. Managing Windows 7 Services. Chapter 5
Configuring Hardware and Applications. Configuring Hardware. New/Updated Features—Device
Stage. Using Device Manager. Installing and Updating Device Drivers. Driver Signing. Managing I/O
Devices. Configuring Removable Storage Devices. Managing Printers. Installing Printers. Managing
Applications. Configuring Applications. Overview of Internet Explorer 8. Using New User Features of
IE8. Defining IE8 Accelerators. Defining IE8 Web Slices. Using IE8 Compatibility View. Using New
Security and Safety Features of IE8. Installing Add–Ons to IE8. Using Protected Mode for IE8.
Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 8 Options. Chapter 6 Managing Users, Groups, and
Security. Overview of Windows 7 User Accounts. Account Types. Built–in Accounts. Local and
Domain User Accounts. Logging On and Logging Off. Using Local User Logon Authentication.
Logging Off Windows 7. Working with User Accounts. Using the Local Users And Groups Utility.
Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel. Creating New Users. Disabling User Accounts.
Deleting User Accounts. Renaming User Accounts. Changing a User's Password. Managing User
Properties. Managing User Group Membership. Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home
Folders. Troubleshooting User Account Authentication. Troubleshooting Local User Account
Authentication. Creating and Managing Groups. Using Built–in Groups. Using Special Groups.
Managing Security. Managing Security Configurations. Using the Group Policy Result Tool. Managing
and Applying LGPOs. Configuring Local Security Policies. Using Account Policies. Using Local
Policies. Configuring User Account Control. Managing Privilege Elevation. Registry and File
Virtualization. Using Advanced Security Options. Configuring the Action Center. Performing a
Manual Scan. Configuring Windows Defender. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption. Managing File and
Folder Security. Folder Options. Securing Access to Files and Folders. Determining Effective
Permissions. Viewing Effective Permissions. Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved
Files. Managing Network Access. Creating Shared Folders. Configuring Share Permissions. Chapter
7 Configuring Network Connectivity. Understanding Networking. Windows Peer–to–Peer Network.
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Network. Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles. Configuring
Windows 7 NIC Devices. Configuring a Network Adapter. Troubleshooting a Network Adapter.
Configuring Wireless NIC Devices. Understanding TCP/IP. Benefits of Using TCP/IP. Features of
TCP/IP. Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration. Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 7. Testing IP
Configuration. TCP/IP Troubleshooting. Configuring Windows 7 on a Network. Adding Windows 7 to
the Domain. Joining and Sharing HomeGroups in Windows 7. Configuring Windows Firewall.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Configuring Remote Management. Windows Remote
Management. Windows PowerShell. Understanding BranchCache. Distributed Cache Mode
Requirements. Hosted Mode Requirements. Configuring DirectAccess. DirectAccess vs. VPNs.
Understanding How DirectAccess Works. Knowing the DirectAccess Infrastructure Requirements.
Understanding Virtualization. Understanding Microsoft Hyper–V. Creating a Hyper–V Windows 7
Virtual Machine. Understanding Windows Virtual PC. Chapter 8 Monitoring and Maintaining
Windows 7. Understanding Windows 7 Performance Optimization. Creating Baselines. Testing
Configuration Changes or Tuning Efforts. Using Alerts for Problem Notification. Optimizing Windows
7 with Performance Monitor. Using Resource Monitor. Utilizing Customized Counters in Performance
Monitor. Managing Performance Monitor Data with Collector Sets. Managing System Performance.
Managing Processor Performance. Managing the Disk Subsystem. Optimizing the Network
Subsystem. Using Reliability Monitor. Using Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information.
System Information. Task Manager. Performance Information and Tools. Using System
Configuration. Setting Up Task Scheduler. Creating a Scheduled Task. Managing Scheduled Task
Properties. Troubleshooting Scheduled Tasks. Using Event Viewer. Chapter 9 Configuring Backups
and Recovery. Safeguarding Your Computer and Recovering from Disaster. Using Advanced Boot
Options. Starting in Safe Mode. Enabling Boot Logging. Using Other Advanced Boot Options Menu
Modes. Using the Startup Repair Tool. Maintaining Windows 7 with Backup and Restore. Creating a
Backup. Restoring Files from a Backup. Using Advanced Backup Options. Using System Protection.
Troubleshooting System Restore. Appendix About the Companion CD. What You’ll Find on the CD.
Sybex Test Engine. PDF of Glossary of Terms. Adobe Reader. Electronic Flashcards. System
Requirements. Using the CD. Troubleshooting. Customer Care. Glossary. Index.
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