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MS-5115 - Installing and Configuring the Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System

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Course Description

​This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops.

It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured a Windows Vista desktop that is secure, on the network, and ready for browsing.
This is the first course in the Windows Vista curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other Windows Vista Technology Specialist courses.

Course Objectives

​After completing this course, students will be able to:

Install Windows Vista.
Upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
Configure post-installation system settings.
Configure basic networking.
Configure advanced networking.
Configure user account security.
Configure network security.
Configure Internet Explorer 7.0.

Course Audience

​The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals wishing to become technology specialists. A Windows Vista technology specialist is defined as a technology specialist interested in learning about, assessing skills, using reference products, or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to Microsoft's Windows Vista technologies. Technology specialists:

Value and may be working toward an extensive, deep technical knowledge in a particular technology.
Are interested in drilling down into the details of Windows Vista technologies.
Want to learn or test that they know and can apply existing concepts, practices, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
Work in roles where most questions have clear right and wrong answers.
Focus primarily on the "how to" associated with Windows Vista technologies, and they are interested in drilling down into the details of the technologies themselves.
On the job, work from functional specifications, defined polices/conventions/standards, and documented operational procedures from superiors.
Windows Vista technology specialists may work for an enterprise, a medium sized organization, a small organization, or a retail organization.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Windows Vista

This module describes the new features of the Windows Vista operating system and then explains how to perform a clean installation. This module also explains how to install and configure Windows Vista device drivers.
Lessons
Introduction to Windows Vista.
Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista.
Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Device Drivers.
Lab: Installing Windows Vista
Verifying Hardware Requirements
Installing Windows Vista from DVD
Managing Device Drivers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Windows Vista operating system.
Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista.
Install and configure Windows Vista device drivers.
Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
This module explains how to upgrade and migrate to Windows Vista Ultimate edition from previous versions of Windows and from other Windows Vista editions.
Lessons
Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows.
Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions
Lab: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Running USMT to Scan a Users Settings
Upgrading to Windows Vista
Running USMT to Load a Users Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Upgrade or migrate to Windows Vista from a previous version of Windows.
Upgrade or migrate between Windows Vista editions.
Module 3: Configuring Post-Installation System Settings
This module explains how to configure the Windows Aero Experience and the Accessibility features of Windows Vista. This module also explains how to configure Parental Controls.
Lessons
Configuring the Windows Aero Experience
Configuring Accessibility Features
Configuring Parental Controls
Lab: Configuring Post-Installation Options
Configuring Aero
Configuring Accessibility Features
Configuring Parental Controls
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure the Windows Aero experience.
Configure the accessibility features of Windows Vista.
Configure Windows Vista Parental Controls.
Module 4: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista
This module explains how to use Windows Vista to share files with others and also describes how to manage the various file types that Windows Vista supports.
Lessons
Sharing Data with Others
Managing Windows Vista Files
Lab: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista
Sharing Data with Others
Managing Files
Running USMT to Load a Users Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Share data with others.
Manage Windows Vista files.
Module 5: Configuring Advanced Networking
This module explains how to connect Windows Vista to a network and also explains how to configure and troubleshooting the Remote Access features of Windows Vista.
Lessons
Configuring Network Connectivity
Configuring Remote Access
Lab: Configuring Advanced Networking
Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
Configuring Remote Access
Troubleshooting Remote Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure network connectivity.
Configure Remote Access.
Module 6: Configuring User Account Security
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot User Account Control in Windows Vista.
Lessons
Configuring User Account Control
Troubleshooting User Account Control
Lab: Configuring User Account Security
Requesting an Application to Run Elevated One Time
Making an Application Always Run Elevated
Configuring the User Account Control Panel
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure Windows Vista User Account Control.
Troubleshoot User Account Control.
Module 7: Configuring Network Security
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender and Windows Firewall applications in Windows Vista.
Lessons
Configuring Windows Defender in Windows Vista
Configuring Windows Vista Firewall Settings
Lab: Configuring Network Security
Configuring Windows Defender
Configuring Windows Firewall
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure Windows Defender in Windows Vista.
Configure the Windows Firewall settings.
Module 8: Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
This module explains how to configure the Internet Explorer 7.0 options and explains how to configure the dynamic security settings.
Lessons
Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7.0
Lab: Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
Customizing Internet Explorer 7.0
Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Security Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure Internet Explorer 7.0.
Configure dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7.0.

Course Prerequisites

​Before attending this course, students must have:

Familiarity with PC hardware and devices. For example, ability to look into device manager and look for unsupported devices.
Basic TCP/IP knowledge. For example, that you need to have a valid IP address.
Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
Experience with mapping network file shares. For example, familiar with UNC paths, mapping local resources to server/share.
Experience with running commands from a command window. For example, DOS command prompt.
Experience with reviewing BIOS settings.
In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:
First Look Clinic 5056 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals.
Hands-on-Lab 5057 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals.
Important: This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.
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