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6292A - Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

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Course Description

​This three-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7. In this course, students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7. Students then configure Windows 7 for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.

Course Objectives

​After completing 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 computer.
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 computer.
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 computer.
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 computer.
  • Secure Windows 7 desktop computers.
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 computer.
  • Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 computer.

Course Audience

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

  1. Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7.
  2. Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7.
  3. Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies.
  4. 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.


Course Outline

​Module 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.

Lessons

Preparing to Install Windows 7

Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7

Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7

Performing Image-based Installation of Windows 7

Configuring Application Compatibility

Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows 7


Migrating Settings by using Windows Easy Transfer

Configuring a Reference Image of Windows 7

Deploying a Windows 7 Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.

Perform a clean installation of Windows 7

Upgrade and Migrate to Windows 7 from an earlier version of Windows.

Perform an image-based installation of Windows 7

Resolve common application compatibility issues.

Module 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.

Lessons

Partitioning Disks in Windows 7

Managing Disk Volumes

Maintaining Disks in Windows 7

Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Lab : Configuring Disks and Device Drivers


Configuring Disks

Configuring Disk Quotas

Updating a Device Driver

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure disk partitions on a Windows 7 computer

Create and manage disk volumes

Manage file system fragmentation and disk quotas

Install and configure device drivers

Module 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 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.

Lessons

Overview of Authentication and Authorization

Managing File Access in Windows 7

Managing Shared Folders

Configuring File Compression

Managing Printing

Lab : Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Computers


Creating and Configuring a Shared Folder for All Users

Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users

Creating and Sharing a Printer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe authentication and authorization

Manage file access on a Windows 7 computer

Create and manage shared folders

Configure file compression

Install, configure, and administer printers

Module 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.

Lessons

Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity

Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity

Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation

Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity


Configuring IPv4 Addressing

Configuring IPv6 Addressing

Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure IPv4 network connectivity.

Configure IPv6 network connectivity.

Implement automatic IP address allocation.

Troubleshoot common network related issues by using the tools available in Windows 7.

Module 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.

Lessons

Overview of Wireless Networks

Configuring a Wireless Network

Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections


Determining the appropriate configuration for a wireless network

Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections.

Configure a wireless network connection.

Module 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.

Lessons

Overview of Security Management in Windows 7

Securing a Windows 7 Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings

Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker

Configuring Application Restrictions

Configuring User Account Control

Configuring Windows Firewall

Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8

Configuring Windows Defender

Lab : Configuring UAC, BitLocker, and AppLocker


Using Action Center

Configuring Local Security Policies

Encrypting Data

Configuring AppLocker

Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 Security Settings, and Windows Defender


Configuring Windows Firewall

Configuring Internet Explorer 8 Security

Configuring Windows Defender

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the security management features of Windows 7.

Configure local security policy settings on a Windows 7 computer.

Secure data by using EFS and BitLocker.

Configure application restrictions by using AppLocker.

Configure user account control settings.

Configure Windows Firewall on a Windows 7 computer.

Configure security-related settings in Internet Explorer to help protect a Windows 7 computer that is connected to the Internet.

Configure Windows Defender to help protect a Windows 7 computer against malicious software.

Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 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.

Lessons

Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools

Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools

Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup

Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points

Configuring Windows Update

Lab : Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Computers


Monitoring System Performance

Backing Up and Restoring Data

Configuring System Restore Points

Configuring Windows Update

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Maintain the performance of a Windows 7 computer by using performance management tools.

Maintain reliability of a Windows 7 computer by using the diagnostic tools.

Back up and restore data on a Windows 7 computer by using Windows Backup.

Restore a Windows 7 system by using system restore points.

Configure Windows Update on a Windows 7 computer.

Module 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.

Lessons

Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings

Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access

Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access

Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access

Lab : Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7


Configuring Power Options

Configuring Remote Desktop

Configuring DirectAccess

Configuring BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure mobile computer and device settings on a Windows 7 computer.

Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance on a Windows 7 computer.

Configure DirectAccess on a Windows 7 computer for remote access.

Configure BranchCache on a branch office Windows 7 computer. 


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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

Course 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.

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