Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client (Exam 70-680)

Course ID: HLT 6292

Course Length: 5 day Custom Class

Course Description:
This five-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. In this course, students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client. Students then configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing. HyperLearning teaches this course as a 5 day course to allow sufficient time for learning and lab work.

Target Student:
This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in:

  • Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client.
  • Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7.
  • Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies.
  • Focusing on the "how to" associated with Windows 7 technologies.

Most of these professionals use some version of Windows client at their work place and are looking at new and better ways to perform some of the current functions.

Prerequisites:
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
  • The skills to map network file shares.
  • Experience working from a command prompt.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of applications. For example, how client computer applications communicate with the server.
  • Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of using printers.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier version of Windows.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 client computer.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
This module explains how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows 7. It also describes the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.
Topic 1A: Preparing to Install Windows 7
Topic 1B: Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
Topic 1C: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7
Topic 1D: Performing Image-based Installation of Windows 7
Topic 1E: Configuring Application Compatibility

Lesson 2: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers
This module examines how to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.
Topic 2A: Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
Topic 2B: Managing Disk Volumes
Topic 2C: Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
Topic 2D: Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Lesson 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers
This module explains how to manage access to shared folders and printers on a computer running Windows 7. Specifically, it describes how to share and secure folders, configure folder compression, and how to install, configure, and administer printing.
Topic 3A: Overview of Authentication and Authorization
Topic 3B: Managing File Access in Windows 7
Topic 3C: Managing Shared Folders
Topic 3D: Configuring File Compression
Topic 3E: Managing Printing

Lesson 4: Configuring Network Connectivity
This module explains both IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity. It also describes how to implement automatic IP Address Allocation and troubleshoot network connectivity.
Topic 4A: Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
Topic 4B: Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
Topic 4C: Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
Topic 4D: Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lesson 5: Configuring Wireless Network Connections
This module describes key wireless network technologies and how to configure wireless network components and the Windows 7 elements that are necessary to access wireless networks.
Topic 5A: Overview of Wireless Networks
Topic 5B: Configuring a Wireless Network

Lesson 6: Securing Windows 7 Desktops
This module describes how to make a Windows 7 computer more secure while ensuring usability is not sacrificed in the process. Specifically, it describes Windows Firewall, User Account Control, Windows Defender, and Security in Internet Explorer 8.
Topic 6A: Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
Topic 6B: Securing a Windows 7 Client Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings
Topic 6C: Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
Topic 6D: Configuring Application Restrictions
Topic 6E: Configuring User Account Control
Topic 6F: Configuring Windows Firewall
Topic 6G: Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
Topic 6H: Configuring Windows Defender

Lesson 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers
This module describes how to use the monitoring and configuration tools to obtain information about Windows 7 performance and how to troubleshoot performance and reliability problems
Topic 7A: Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
Topic 7B: Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
Topic 7C: Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
Topic 7D: Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
Topic 7E: Configuring Windows Update

Lesson 8: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7
This module explains how to configure mobile devices and remote access. It also discusses DirectAccess and BranchCache which are new for Windows 7.
Topic 8A: Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
Topic 8B: Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
Topic 8C: Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
Topic 8D: Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access