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MCTS 70-620 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring

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Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your 70-620 exam!

  • Understand the various editions of Windows Vista.

  • Install and upgrade Windows Vista.

  • Configure network connectivity including configuring IPv4, IPv6, and the Network and Sharing Center.

  • Configure and troubleshoot Windows security features including User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall.

  • Configure Windows Vista user applications including Windows Mail, Meeting Space, Calendar, Fax and

  • Scan, and Windows Sidebar.

  • Configure Windows Vista Media Player and Media Center.

  • Configure parental controls.

  • Troubleshoot performance and reliability issues.

  • Configure and troubleshoot mobile computing.

  • WRITTEN BY A LEADING EXPERT:

    Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years. He has taught many computer and network classes at local Sacramento colleges and participated in and led many IT projects throughout his career. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports 160 servers and 70 sites. He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA;  Novell’s CNE; and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

    CD Features 200 Practice Questions!

  • Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

  • Multiple test modes

  • Random questions and order of answers

  • Coverage of each 70-620 exam objective

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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3688-8

    ISBN-10: 0-7897-3688-8

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Reviewer
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
      1. Reader Services
    5. Introduction
      1. The Value of Certification
      2. The Microsoft Certification Program
        1. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
        2. Microsoft Certified IT Professional
      3. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configuration
      4. Taking a Certification Exam
      5. Tracking Certification Status
      6. About This Book
    6. Self-Assessment
      1. Microsoft Certification in the Real World
        1. The Ideal Microsoft Certification Candidate
        2. Put Yourself to the Test
        3. Educational Background
        4. Hands-On Experience
      2. How to Prepare for an Exam
        1. Studying for the Exam
        2. Testing Your Exam Readiness
        3. Assessing Readiness for Exam 70-620
      3. Day of the Exam
      4. Dealing with Test Anxiety
    7. Exam Layout and Design
      1. Common Question Formats
        1. The Single-Answer and Multiple-Answers Multiple-Choice Question Formats
          1. Question 1
          2. Question 2
        2. Build-List-and-Reorder Question Format
          1. Question 3
        3. Create-a-Tree Question Format
          1. Question 4
        4. Drag-and-Connect Question Format
          1. Question 5
        5. The Select-and-Place Question Format
          1. Question 6
      2. Special Exam Question Formats
        1. Hot Area Question Types
        2. Active Screen Question Types
        3. Drag-and-Drop Question Types
        4. Simulation Question Types
      3. Microsoft Testing Formats
      4. The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategy
      5. Question-Handling Strategies
      6. Mastering the Test-Taking Mindset
      7. Additional Resources
    8. I. Exam Preparation
      1. 1. Introduction to Windows Vista
        1. Features of the Windows Vista Operating System
          1. End-User Features
          2. Application Enhancements
          3. Core Technologies
          4. Security Enhancements
            1. User Account Control
            2. BitLocker Drive Encryption
            3. Windows Defender
            4. ASCII Characters
            5. Windows Firewall
        2. Windows Vista Versions
        3. Exam Prep Questions
        4. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        5. Recommended Readings and Resources
      2. 2. Installing Windows Vista
        1. System Requirements
        2. Windows Vista Installation Methods
        3. Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator 2007
        4. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista
          1. Methods to Perform a Clean Installation
          2. Troubleshooting Problems with Clean Installation
          3. Windows Updates
        5. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows
          1. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
          2. Upgrading to Windows Vista
          3. Migrating User Settings to a Windows Vista Computer
          4. Troubleshooting an Upgrade or Migration to Windows Vista
          5. Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions
          6. Restoring a Computer to a Previous Windows Installation
        6. Dual Booting Windows XP and Windows Vista
        7. Repairing a Windows Installation
        8. Activating Windows Vista
        9. Exam Prep Questions
        10. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        11. Recommended Readings and Resources
      3. 3. Using Windows Vista
        1. Desktop
          1. Managing Desktop Icons
          2. Taskbar and Sidebar
        2. Start Menu
          1. Search Box
          2. Right Pane
        3. Taskbar
          1. Quick Launch Toolbar
          2. Notification Area
        4. Control Panel
        5. Welcome Center
        6. Managing Device Drivers
          1. Plug-and-Play Devices
          2. Signed Drivers
          3. Device Manager
        7. Display Settings
          1. Adjusting the Screen Settings
          2. Windows Aero
        8. Configuring Accessibility
        9. Parental Control
        10. Administrative Tools
        11. Exam Prep Questions
        12. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        13. Recommended Readings and Resources
      4. 4. Configuring Advanced Networking
        1. Introduction to TCP/IP
          1. IPv4 TCP/IP Addressing
          2. IPv6 TCP/IP Addressing
          3. Name Resolution
          4. IP Configuration on Windows Vista Machines
        2. Tools to Help Diagnose Network Problems
        3. Wireless Connections
          1. Wireless Technology
          2. Wireless Security
          3. Configuring a Wireless Connection
        4. Remote Access
          1. Dial-Up Connections
          2. Broadband Connections
          3. Virtual Private Networking
        5. Exam Prep Questions
        6. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        7. Recommended Readings and Resources
      5. 5. NTFS Security Features and File Sharing
        1. File Systems
        2. NTFS File Permissions
        3. Sharing Files and Folders
          1. Network Discovery and Browsing
          2. Public Folder
          3. Standard Sharing
          4. Accessing a Shared Folder
        4. File Encryption
          1. Encryption File System
          2. BitLocker Drive Encryption
          3. Workings of BitLocker Drive Encryption
          4. System Requirements of BitLocker
          5. Enabling and Disabling BitLocker
        5. Compression
        6. Exam Prep Questions
        7. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        8. Recommended Readings and Resources
      6. 6. Configuring User Account Security
        1. User Accounts and Groups
          1. Default User Accounts
          2. Windows Vista Local Accounts
        2. Managing Local Logon Accounts
          1. Creating a New Local Account
          2. Giving Domain Accounts Local Access
          3. Changing Accounts
          4. Creating and Changing Passwords
          5. Removing Local User Accounts
          6. Local User Accounts and Groups in the Computer Management Console
        3. User Account Control
          1. Program Compatibility
          2. Controlling UAC
        4. Exam Prep Questions
        5. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        6. Recommended Readings and Resources
      7. 7. Configuring Network Security
        1. Spyware
        2. Windows Defender
        3. Windows Firewall Settings
          1. Basic Configuration
          2. Advanced Configuration
          3. Computer Connection Security Rules
        4. Exam Prep Questions
        5. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        6. Recommended Readings and Resources
      8. 8. Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
        1. New Features of IE 7.0
        2. Common IE Settings
        3. Plug-Ins, Add-Ons, and Scripting Languages
        4. IE Security Features
          1. Cookies and Privacy Settings
          2. Content Zones
          3. Dynamic Security and Protected Mode
        5. RSS Feeds
        6. Reset IE to Default Settings
        7. Exam Prep Questions
        8. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        9. Recommended Readings and Resources
      9. 9. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista Systems
        1. Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor and Task Manager
        2. Optimizing the Disk
          1. Monitoring Disk Space
          2. Running Check Disk
          3. Defragging the Hard Drive
        3. Memory Usage and the Paging File
        4. ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive
        5. Diagnostic Tools
          1. Memory Diagnostic Tool
          2. Network Diagnostic Tool
          3. System Configuration
          4. Advanced Startup Options
          5. Startup Repair Tool
          6. Event Viewer
          7. Problem Reports and Solutions Tool
          8. Restore a Driver to Its Previous Version
          9. System Restore
        6. Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
        7. Exam Prep Questions
        8. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        9. Recommended Readings and Resources
      10. 10. Configuring Windows Vista Media Applications
        1. Windows Media Player
          1. Security Options
          2. Codecs
          3. Regions
        2. Windows Media Center
        3. Exam Prep Questions
        4. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        5. Recommended Readings and Resources
      11. 11. Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications
        1. Windows WordPad and Notepad
        2. Windows Mail
          1. Using Windows Mail
          2. Configuring Windows Mail
          3. Dealing with Junk E-Mail
          4. Phishing Options
          5. Securing Windows Mail
        3. Windows Calendar
        4. Windows Fax and Scan
        5. Meeting Space
        6. Windows Sidebar
        7. Exam Prep Questions
        8. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        9. Recommended Readings and Resources
      12. 12. Configuring Mobile Computers
        1. Control Panel and Windows Mobility Center
        2. Power Management
          1. Power Plans
          2. Shutdown Options
          3. Battery Meter
        3. File and Data Synchronization
          1. Offline Folders
          2. Connecting Mobile Devices
        4. Giving Presentations
        5. Windows SideShow
        6. Configuring Tablet PCs
        7. Exam Prep Questions
        8. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
        9. Recommended Readings and Resources
    9. II. Practice Exams
      1. 13. Practice Exam 1
        1. Exam Questions
      2. 14. Answers to Practice Exam 1
        1. Question 1
        2. Question 2
        3. Question 3
        4. Question 4
        5. Answer 5
        6. Question 6
        7. Question 7
        8. Question 8
        9. Question 9
        10. Question 10
        11. Question 11
        12. Question 12
        13. Question 13
        14. Question 14
        15. Question 15
        16. Question 16
        17. Question 17
        18. Question 18
        19. Question 19
        20. Question 20
        21. Question 21
        22. Question 22
        23. Question 23
        24. Question 24
        25. Question 25
        26. Question 26
        27. Question 27
        28. Question 28
        29. Question 29
        30. Question 30
        31. Question 31
        32. Question 32
        33. Question 33
        34. Question 34
        35. Question 35
        36. Question 36
        37. Question 37
        38. Question 38
        39. Question 39
        40. Question 40
        41. Question 41
        42. Question 42
        43. Question 43
        44. Question 44
        45. Question 45
        46. Question 46
        47. Question 47
        48. Question 48
        49. Question 49
        50. Question 50
      3. 15. Practice Exam 2
        1. Exam Questions
      4. 16. Answers to Practice Exam 2
        1. Question 1
        2. Question 2
        3. Question 3
        4. Question 4
        5. Question 5
        6. Question 6
        7. Question 7
        8. Question 8
        9. Question 9
        10. Question 10
        11. Question 11
        12. Question 12
        13. Question 13
        14. Question 14
        15. Question 15
        16. Question 16
        17. Question 17
        18. Question 18
        19. Question 19
        20. Question 20
        21. Question 21
        22. Question 22
        23. Question 23
        24. Question 24
        25. Question 25
        26. Question 26
        27. Question 27
        28. Question 28
        29. Question 29
        30. Question 30
        31. Question 31
        32. Question 32
        33. Question 33
        34. Question 34
        35. Question 35
        36. Question 36
        37. Question 37
        38. Question 38
        39. Question 39
        40. Question 40
        41. Question 41
        42. Question 42
        43. Question 43
        44. Question 44
        45. Question 45
        46. Question 46
        47. Question 47
        48. Question 48
        49. Question 49
        50. Question 50
      5. A. What’s on the CD-ROM?
        1. Multiple Test Modes
          1. Study Mode
          2. Certification Mode
          3. Custom Mode
        2. Attention to Exam Objectives
        3. Installing the CD
        4. Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests
        5. Technical Support
      6. B. Windows Vista Service Packs
        1. Performance
        2. Reliability
        3. Security
        4. Support for Newer Hardware and Standards
        5. Management and Troubleshooting Features
      7. Glossary
    10. Exam Cram: The 70-620 Cram Sheet
      1. Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista
      2. Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings
      3. Configuring Windows Security Features
      4. Configuring Network Connectivity
      5. Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista
      6. Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista
      7. Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing