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Windows Operating System Fundamentals - 40349 Course Outline

 (3 days)

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Overview
Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The Microsoft Technology Associate certification (MTA) curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. This MTA text covers the following Windows Operating System vital fundamental skills:

Understanding Operating System Configurations

Installing and Upgrading Client Systems

Managing Applications, Managing Files and Folders

Managing Devices

Understanding Operating System Maintenance

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows 7 1
Exam Objective Matrix 1
Key Terms 1
Identifying Windows Operating System Editions 2
Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate 3
Other Windows 7 Editions: Starter, Home Basic, and Enterprise 4
32-Bit Computing versus 64-Bit Computing 4
Windows 7 System Requirements 6
Identifying Upgrade Paths 7
Upgrade Paths from Windows XP 8
Upgrade Paths from Windows Vista 8
Upgrade Paths from Other Operating Systems 9
Using Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 11
Identifying Application Compatibility 14
Understanding Product Identification Keys 15
Activating Windows 7 16
Understanding Installation Types 17
Using Windows Easy Transfer 19
Skill Summary 24
Knowledge Assessment 24
Competency Assessment 26
Proficiency Assessment 27

Lesson 2: Understanding Operating System Configurations 28
Exam Objective Matrix 28
Key Terms 28
Understanding User Accounts and User Account Control (UAC) 29
Understanding Standard User Accounts and Administrative User Accounts 29
Understanding User Account Control (UAC) 32
Understanding Types of UAC Prompts and Levels 34
Configuring Control Panel Options 36
Configuring Administrative Tools 38
Configuring Accessibility Options 40
Configuring Desktop Settings 43
Exploring and Configuring the Aero Interface 45
Configuring Display Settings 47
Creating and Managing Shortcuts 49
Configuring Gadgets 51
Configuring Profiles 52
Understanding Virtualized Clients 53
Understanding Windows XP Mode 53
Understanding Application Virtualization 56
Understanding Med-V 57
Understanding VDI and App-V 57
Skill Summary 58
Knowledge Assessment 59
Competency Assessment 61
Proficiency Assessment 61

Lesson 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools, Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance 62
Exam Objective Matrix 62
Key Terms 62
Understanding Windows Internet Explorer 63
Using Pinned Sites 65
Managing Security Features 67
Introducing Accessory Programs 72
Using the Snipping Tool 74
Playing Back and Recording to Media 77
Using Windows Media Player 77
Using Windows Media Center 83
Understanding Sync Center 86
Using Windows Mobility Center 89
Understanding Remote Desktop Services 91
Understanding Remote Desktop Connection 92
Understanding Remote Management and Assistance 95
Using the MMC 98
Using Windows PowerShell 100
Skill Summary 102
Knowledge Assessment 102
Competency Assessment 104
Proficiency Assessment 105

Lesson 4: Managing Applications, Services, Folders, and Libraries 106
Exam Objective Matrix 106
Key Terms 106
Installing and Managing Applications 107
Removing or Uninstalling an Application 108
Understanding Group Policy and Network Application Installation 110
Understanding Services 111
Understanding Service Startup Types 112
Using MSCONFIG (System Configuration utility) 117
Understanding MSCONFIG 117
Understanding File Systems 122
Understanding FAT, FAT32, and NTFS 123
Exploring and Managing Libraries 125
Adding Local and Networked Locations to a Library 126
Encrypting and Compressing Files and Folders 130
Understanding Encrypting File System (EFS) 130
Understanding Compression 134
Understanding BitLocker 135
Skill Summary 137
Knowledge Assessment 137
Competency Assessment 139
Proficiency Assessment 140

Lesson 5: Managing Devices 141
Exam Objective Matrix 141
Key Terms 141
Understanding Storage 142
Understanding Disk and Drive Types 142
Using Disk Management 143
Spanned Volumes 146
Striped Volumes 147
Mirrored Volumes 148
Understanding Storage Device Types 150
External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (eSATA) 151
Universal Serial Bus (USB) and USB 2.0 151
IEEE 1394 (also known as FireWire) 152
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) 152
Understanding Cloud Storage 152
Windows Live SkyDrive 153
OneNote to SkyDrive 159
Windows Live Mesh 159
Understanding Printing Devices 163
Understanding Local Printers 163
Understanding Network Printers 167
Printing a Document 168
Understanding Print to File 169
Understanding Print Queues 170
Understanding Internet Printing 172
Understanding System Devices 173
Understanding Video, Audio, and Input Devices 173
Understanding Plug-and-Play Technology 174
Understanding Device Manager 174
Skill Summary 181
Knowledge Assessment 181
Competency Assessment 183
Proficiency Assessment 184

Lesson 6: Understanding File and Print Sharing 185
Exam Objective Matrix 185
Key Terms 185
Understanding File and Printer Sharing
Basics 186
Understanding HomeGroup 188
Creating Public, Basic, and Advanced Shares 193
Using Public Folders 194
Using Basic and Advanced Shares 197
Mapping Drives 202
Understanding Permissions 205
Understanding NTFS, Share, and Effective Permissions 207
Setting Up Printer Sharing 209
Understanding Print Drivers 213
Troubleshooting Printers 215
Skill Summary 217
Knowledge Assessment 218
Competency Assessment 220
Proficiency Assessment 220

Lesson 7: Maintaining, Updating, and Protecting Windows 7 221
Exam Objective Matrix 221
Key Terms 221
Exploring Built-in Maintenance Tools 222
Understanding Disk Defragmenter 222
Understanding Disk Cleanup 224
Understanding Task Scheduler 226
Understanding Action Center 235
Understanding System Information 236
Maintaining the Windows Registry 238
Updating the System 240
Defending Your System from Malicious Software 243
Understanding Action Center 244
Understanding Windows Firewall 245
Understanding Windows Defender 247
Understanding Microsoft Security Essentials 250
Using the Malicious Software Removal Tool 254
Understanding Windows Forefront Endpoint Protection 255
System Requirements 256
Deploying to Clients 256
Skill Summary 257
Knowledge Assessment 258
Competency Assessment 260
Proficiency Assessment 260

Lesson 8: Understanding Backup and Recovery Methods 261
Exam Objective Matrix 261
Key Terms 261
Understanding Local, Network, and Automated Backup Methods 262
Creating a System Image 271
Creating a Repair Disc 275
Understanding System Restore 276
Using System Restore 281
Restoring Your System Using System Restores 283
Understanding Recovery Boot Options 286
Skill Summary 288
Knowledge Assessment 289
Competency Assessment 291
Proficiency Assessment 292
Appendix 293
Credits 294
Index 295
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