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MCTS Microsoft® Windows® 7 Configuration Study Guide, 2nd Edition

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A fully updated study guide for MCTS exam 70-680

Demand for experienced, qualified Windows 7 administrators remains high. IT professionals seeking certification in Windows 7 administration will find everything they need to learn to pass the MCTS exam (70-680) in this complete Sybex Study Guide. Updated to cover the most recent version of the exam, this comprehensive guide examines all the exam objectives, using real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and challenging review questions.

  • Certification in Windows 7 administration is highly prized by IT professionals and employers; this comprehensive study guide covers everything you need to know to pass MCTS exam 70-680

  • Covers installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7; deploying Windows 7; configuring hardware, applications, network connectivity, access to resources, and mobile computing; monitoring and maintaining systems that run Windows 7; and configuring backup and recovery options

  • Features review questions, practice exams, flashcards, and video walkthroughs

This complete study guide is the partner you need to assure your success on exam 70-680.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Table of Exercises
  11. Introduction
    1. The Microsoft Certified Professional Program
    2. The Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring Exam
    3. Is This Book for You?
    4. What's Inside
    5. How to Contact Sybex
  12. Assessment Test
    1. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 1: Installing Windows 7
    1. Introducing Windows 7
    2. Windows 7 Architecture
    3. Preparing to Install Windows 7
    4. Installing Windows 7
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 2: Automating the Windows 7 Installation
    1. Understanding Automated Deployment Options
    2. Deploying Unattended Installations
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 3: Managing Disks
    1. Configuring File Systems
    2. Configuring Disk Storage
    3. Using the Disk Management Utility
    4. Managing Storage
    5. Troubleshooting Disk Management
    6. Managing Data Compression
    7. Managing Data Encryption with EFS
    8. Understanding RAID
    9. Using Disk-Maintenance Tools
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 4: Managing the Windows 7 Environment
    1. Configuring the Windows 7 Operating System
    2. Configuring Remote Connections
    3. Configuring Mobile Computing
    4. Configuring Advanced Power Settings
    5. Managing Windows 7 Services
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 5: Configuring Hardware and Applications
    1. Configuring Hardware
    2. Managing I/O Devices
    3. Managing Applications
    4. Understanding Internet Explorer
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 6: Managing Users, Groups, and Security
    1. Overview of Windows 7 User Accounts
    2. Working with User Accounts
    3. Managing User Properties
    4. Troubleshooting User Account Authentication
    5. Managing and Creating Groups
    6. Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs
    7. Configuring User Account Control
    8. Using Advanced Security Options
    9. Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption
    10. Understanding AppLocker
    11. Understanding Smart Cards
    12. Managing File and Folder Security
    13. Managing Network Access
    14. Summary
    15. Exam Essentials
    16. Review Questions
    17. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Chapter 7: Configuring Network Connectivity
    1. Understanding Networking
    2. Configuring Windows 7 NIC Devices
    3. Understanding TCP/IP
    4. Configuring Windows 7 on a Network
    5. Configuring Windows Firewall
    6. Configuring Remote Management
    7. Understanding BranchCache
    8. Using DirectAccess
    9. Understanding Virtualization
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Chapter 8: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 7
    1. Optimizing Windows 7 with Performance Monitor
    2. Using Reliability Monitor
    3. Using Other Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
    4. Using System Configuration
    5. Setting Up Task Scheduler
    6. Using Event Viewer
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Chapter 9: Configuring Backups and Recovery
    1. Safeguarding and Recovery Basics
    2. Using Advanced Boot Options
    3. Using the Startup Repair Tool
    4. Maintaining Windows 7 with Backup and Restore
    5. Using System Protection
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  22. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  23. Index
  24. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. H
    8. L
    9. M
    10. N
    11. P
    12. R
    13. S
    14. T
    15. U
    16. V
    17. W
    18. X