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MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7

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Assess your readiness for MCTS Exam 70-680—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study—all designed to help bolster your preparation.

Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives:

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

  • Deploying Windows 7

  • Configuring Hardware and Applications

  • Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring Access to Resources

  • Configuring Mobile Computing

  • Monitoring and Maintaining Systems That Run Windows 7

  • Configuring Backup and Recovery Options

  • Table of Contents

    1. MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7
    2. Introduction
      1. Microsoft Certified Professional Program
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. Support & Feedback
      4. Errata
      5. We Want to Hear from You
      6. Stay in Touch
    3. 1. Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
      1. Objective 1.1: Perform a clean installation
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Identifying hardware requirements
        3. Setting up as the sole operating system
        4. Setting up as dual boot
        5. Installation methods
        6. Boot from the source of installation
        7. Preparing the installation source: USB, CD, network share, WDS
        8. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 1.2: Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Upgrading from Windows Vista
        3. Migrating from Windows XP
        4. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 1.3: Migrate user profiles
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Side-by-side vs. wipe and load
        3. Migrating from one machine to another
        4. Migrating from previous versions of Windows
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 1.1: Perform a clean installation
        2. Objective 1.2: Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows
        3. Objective 1.3: Migrate user profiles
    4. 2. Deploying Windows 7
      1. Objective 2.1: Capture a system image
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Preparing system for capture
        3. Manual capture
        4. Creating a WIM file
        5. Automated capture
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 2.2: Prepare a system image for deployment
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Inserting an application into a system image
        3. Inserting a driver into a system image
        4. Inserting an update into a system image
        5. Configuring tasks to run after deployment
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 2.3: Deploy a system image
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Manually deploying a customized image
        3. Automated deployment methods
        4. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 2.4: Configure a VHD
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Creating, deploying, booting, mounting, and updating VHDs
        3. Offline updates
        4. Offline servicing
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 2.1: Capture a system image
        2. Objective 2.2: Prepare a system image for deployment
        3. Objective 2.3: Deploy a system image
        4. Objective 2.4: Configure a VHD
    5. 3. Configuring Hardware and Applications
      1. Objective 3.1: Configure devices
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Updating, disabling, and uninstalling drivers
        3. Signed drivers
        4. Configuring driver settings
        5. Resolving problem device driver
        6. Conflicts between drivers
        7. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 3.2: Configure application compatibility
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Setting compatibility mode
        3. Implementing shims
        4. Compatibility issues with Internet Explorer
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 3.3: Configure application restrictions
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Setting Software Restriction Policies
        3. Setting Application Control Policies
        4. Setting through Group Policy or Local Security Policy
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 3.4: Configure Internet Explorer
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring Compatibility View
        3. Configuring security settings
        4. Configuring providers
        5. Managing add-ons
        6. Controlling InPrivate mode
        7. Certificates for secure websites
        8. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 3.1: Configure devices
        2. Objective 3.2: Configure application compatibility
        3. Objective 3.3: Configure application restrictions
        4. Objective 3.4: Configure Internet Explorer
    6. 4. Configuring Network Connectivity
      1. Objective 4.1: Configure IPv4 network settings
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Connecting to a network
        3. Configuring name resolution
        4. Setting up a connection for a network
        5. Network locations
        6. Resolving connectivity issues
        7. APIPA
        8. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 4.2: Configure IPv6 network settings
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring name resolution
        3. Connecting to a network
        4. Setting up a connection for a network
        5. Network locations
        6. Resolving connectivity issues
        7. Link local multicast name resolution
        8. Can you answer these?
      3. Objective 4.3: Configure network settings
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Adding a physically connected or wireless device
        3. Connecting to a wireless network
        4. Configuring security settings on the client
        5. Set preferred wireless networks
        6. Configuring network adapters
        7. Configuring Location Aware Printing
        8. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 4.4: Configure Windows Firewall
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Allowing or denying an application
        3. Configuring rules for multiple profiles
        4. Network profile specific rules
        5. Configuring notifications
        6. Configuring authenticated exceptions
        7. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Objective 4.5: Configure remote management
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Remote management methods
        3. Configuring remote management tools
        4. Executing PowerShell commands
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      6. Answers
        1. Objective 4.1: Configure IPv4 network settings
        2. Objective 4.2: Configure IPv6 network settings
        3. Objective 4.3: Configure network settings
        4. Objective 4.4: Configure Windows Firewall
        5. Objective 4.5: Configure remote management
    7. 5. Configuring Access to Resources
      1. Objective 5.1: Configure shared resources
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Folder virtualization
        3. Shared folder permissions
        4. Printers and queues
        5. Configuring HomeGroup settings
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 5.2: Configure file and folder access
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Encrypting files and folders by using EFS
        3. Configuring NTFS permissions
        4. Resolving effective permissions issues
        5. Copying files vs. moving files
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 5.3: Configure User Account Control (UAC)
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring Local Security Policy
        3. Configuring admin vs. standard UAC prompt behaviors
        4. Configuring Secure Desktop
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 5.4: Configure authentication and authorization
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Resolving authentication issues
        3. Configuring rights
        4. Managing credentials
        5. Managing certificates
        6. Smart cards with PIV
        7. Elevating user privileges
        8. Multifactor authentication
        9. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Objective 5.5: Configure BranchCache
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Distributed Cache mode vs. Hosted mode
        3. Network infrastructure requirements
        4. Configuring settings
        5. Certificate management
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      6. Answers
        1. Objective 5.1: Configure shared resources
        2. Objective 5.2: Configure file and folder access
        3. Objective 5.3: Configure User Account Control (UAC)
        4. Objective 5.4: Configure authentication and authorization
        5. Objective 5.5: Configure BranchCache
    8. 6. Configuring Mobile Computing
      1. Objective 6.1: Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go policies
        3. Managing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) PINs
        4. Configuring startup key storage
        5. Data recovery agent support
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 6.2: Configure DirectAccess
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring client side
        3. Configuring authentication
        4. Network infrastructure requirements
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 6.3: Configure mobility options
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring offline file policies
        3. Transparent caching
        4. Creating and migrating power policies
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 6.4: Configure remote connections
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Establishing VPN connections and authentication
        3. Enabling a VPN Reconnect
        4. Advanced security auditing
        5. NAP quarantine remediation
        6. Dial-up connections
        7. Remote Desktop
        8. Published apps
        9. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 6.1: Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
        2. Objective 6.2: Configure DirectAccess
        3. Objective 6.3: Configure mobility options
        4. Objective 6.4: Configure remote connections
    9. 7. Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7
      1. Objective 7.1: Configure updates to Windows 7
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configure update settings
        3. Determine source of updates
        4. Configuring Windows Update policies
        5. Review update history
        6. Check for new updates
        7. Rolling back updates
        8. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 7.2: Manage disks
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Managing disk volumes
        3. Managing file system fragmentation
        4. RAID
        5. Removable device policies
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 7.3: Monitor systems
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring event logging
        3. Filtering event logs
        4. Event subscriptions
        5. Data collector sets
        6. Generating a system diagnostics report
        7. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Objective 7.4: Configure performance settings
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring page files
        3. Configuring hard drive cache
        4. Updated drivers
        5. Configuring network performance
        6. Configuring power plans
        7. Configuring processor scheduling
        8. Configuring desktop environment
        9. Configuring services and programs to resolve performance issues
        10. Mobile computing performance issues
        11. Configuring power
        12. Can you answer these questions?
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 7.1: Configure updates to Windows 7
        2. Objective 7.2: Manage disks
        3. Objective 7.3: Monitor systems
        4. Objective 7.4: Configure performance settings
    10. 8. Configuring Backup and Recovery Options
      1. Objective 8.1: Configure backup
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Creating a system recovery disk
        3. Backing up files, folders, or full system
        4. Scheduling backups
        5. Can you answer these questions?
      2. Objective 8.2: Configure system recovery options
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring system restore points
        3. Restoring system settings
        4. Last Known Good Configuration
        5. Complete restore
        6. Driver rollback
        7. Can you answer these questions?
      3. Objective 8.3: Configure file recovery options
        1. Exam need to know
        2. Configuring file restore points
        3. Restoring damaged and deleted files by using shadow copies
        4. Restoring previous versions of files and folders
        5. Restore user profiles
        6. Can you answer these questions?
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 8.1: Configure backup
        2. Objective 8.2: Configure system recovery options
        3. Objective 8.3: Configure file recovery options
    11. A. About the Author
    12. Index
    13. About the Author
    14. Copyright