Supporting Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop

Learn how to install, configure and maintain Windows 7

Built on the strengths of Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 is designed to enhance your organisation’s desktop environment.  However you will need to know how best to use the improved security and manageability for remote and local computers.  This course does just that.

Course Code
2 Days
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course will give you the skills you need to install and manage a Microsoft Windows 7 environment.  As well as teaching you how to troubleshoot, give support to end users and configure and maintain Windows 7 as part of a corporate network.

Who is this course for

Administrators and support personnel who will be administering Windows 7, and want to keep up to date with the latest of Microsoft operating systems.  Anyone wanting to gain a Microsoft MSDST (70-680) or MCITP (70-647) qualification.

You will learn how to
  • Install and Configure Windows 7
  • Integrate Windows 7 with an Active Directory environment
  • Use new tools such as Windows PowerShell
  • Secure data from un-authorised access with permissions and Bit-locker
  • Use and trouble shoot Group Policy
  • Manage applications in XP Mode
  • Understand automated deployment
Benefits for your organisation

Windows 7 is the operating system of choice, and your existing staff will benefit from this condensed training on  a system that will run and run.  This comprehensive course will bring your support staff right up to date and broaden their knowledge in areas that also apply to other systems such as Windows Server 2008.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will gain up to date  knowledge and understanding of latest Windows operating system. You will receive hands on  skills  and experience installing , and configuring Windows 7, that will update your existing Windows skills.

Introducing Windows 7
  • Welcome to Windows 7
  • What's New?
  • The Different Editions of Windows 7
Attended Installation of Windows 7
  • Attended Installations and Automated Installations
  • Pre-requisites and Planning
  • Performing an Installation on New Hardware
  • Upgrading a Vista PC to Windows 7
  • Activating Windows
  • Migrating User Setting and Files
Account Administration and Domain Integration
  • Accounts Introduction
  • Managing Local Accounts
  • Joining a Domain and Using Domain Accounts
  • Profiles
  • Groups
  • Rights
  • User Account Control
  • Parental Controls
Configuring Windows 7
  • The Desktop Look and Feel
  • Taskbar Features
  • Internet Explorer
  • Control Panel and the Registry
  • System Settings
  • Services
Configuring the File System
  • Windows File Systems
  • NTFS Security and Permissions
  • Other NTFS Attributes
  • Moving and Copying NTFS Files and Folders
  • Sharing Folders
Administration Tools
  • The Microsoft Management Console
  • Command Line Administration
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Remote Desktop Connections
  • Installing Network Administrative Tools
Networking Windows 7
  • Networking Overview
  • Networking and Sharing Centre
  • Configuring and Testing IP Address
  • The Windows Firewall
  • VPN
  • Home Group
  • Direct Access Overview
Hardware Devices and Drivers
  • Hardware Overview
  • Troubleshooting Hardware
  • Advanced power Management
  • USB Device Support
Managing Disks
  • The Disk Management Console
  • Basic, Dynamic and GPT Storage Volumes
  • Troubleshooting Disk Problems
  • Disk utilities
  • Disk Performance
  • BitLocker
Boot Process and Trouble Shooting Tools
  • The Windows 7 Boot Process
  • Trouble Shooting Tools
  • System Protection
  • Windows Backup and Restore
  • Windows Recovery Environment
  • Task Manager
  • Resource Monitor
  • System Configuration
  • Event Viewer
  • Action Centre
  • Advanced Performance Tools
Group Policy Overview
  • Introducing Group Policies
  • Local Policies
  • Active Directory Group Policies
  • Creating a Simple User Group Policy
  • Creating a Simple Machine Policy
  • New Group Policy Functionality
  • Preferences and Targeting
  • Creating a Sample Preference Policy
  • Trouble Shooting Group Policy
Supporting Applications
  • Programme Compatibility
  • Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Application Control Policies
  • Windows XP Mode
  • Printer Terminology
  • Windows 7 Printing Enhancements
  • Connecting to Printers
  • Printer Properties
  • The Print Management Console
  • Web Based Printers
Additional Security
  • Basic Security
  • Windows Updates
  • Windows Defender
  • Ant-Virus Software
Automated Deployments Overview
  • Deployment Overview
  • Sysprep
  • Windows Image File Format
  • Windows Pre-Installation Environment
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Image X
  • Answer Files
  • Windows System Image Manager
  • Windows Deployment Services

Delegates should have some familiarity with Windows XP in a company network environment, or similar operating systems. Attending our Comptia A+ Complete course or equivalent knowledge is recommended.