Course Information
CodeEDST-W7
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Duration5 Day(s)
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Rezound provide official EDST-W7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Bootcamp (EDST) training for Sheffield, London, Leeds, Manchester, Yorkshire and at your site in the UK.

Course Details

Introduction

Microsoft XP is soon to be retired and organisations are upgrading to Windows 7 and or 8.

This accelerated Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST) training course is designed to help learners prepare for Microsoft examinations 70-680 and 70-685. It covers the core areas of the examination objectives within a five day event. The training material consists of modules from two Microsoft courses; 6292 and 6293.

Areas covered include network connectivity, security, maintenance and mobile computing. Learners will configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.

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Audience

The audience will include those wishing to complete the above examinations and experienced IT professionals with a requirement to expand and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in supporting and troubleshooting Windows 7 Client. Many organisations are upgrading from Windows XP and earlier operating systems and need to ensure they can install, upgrade, migrate, and support Windows 7.

  • 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

At Course Completion

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 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
  • Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers
  • 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

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

Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline

Module 1: Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Installations

This module explains how to perform troubleshooting techniques related to the operating system and applications.

Lessons and Activities

  • Troubleshooting the Operating System
  • Troubleshooting the Application Installation

Lab : Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Installations

  • Troubleshooting Disk Configurations
  • Troubleshooting Deployed Application Settings
  • Troubleshooting Application File Type Associations

Module 2: 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 and Activities

  • 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
  • Configuring a Reference Image

Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5

Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

  • Installing and Configuring ACT
  • Collecting Application Inventory
  • Organizing the Application Inventory
  • Analyzing Application Inventory Results

Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes

  • Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Issues

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

This module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients including Microsoft Office 2007. It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Lessons and Activities

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS

Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation

  • Configuring the Setup Category
  • Configuring the Features Category
  • Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus By Using the Setup Customization File

Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS

  • Planning Automatic Updates Settings
  • Configuring Automatic Updates Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS

Module 5: 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 and Activities

  • 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 (Optional)
  • Updating a Device Driver

Module 6: 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.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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 Client Computers

  • Create and Configure a Public Shared Folder for all Users
  • Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users
  • Creating and Sharing a Printer

Module 7: 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 and Activities

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Overview of Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring IPv4 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv6 Addressing
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Module 8: 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 and Activities

  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Configuring a Wireless Network

Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections

  • Determining the appropriate configuration for a wireless network
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity

Module 9: 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 and Activities

  • Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
  • Securing a Windows 7 Client 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, Local Security Policies, EFS, 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

Module 10: 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.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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 Client Computers

  • Monitoring System Performance
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Configuring System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update

Module 11: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of Planning Client Configuration
  • Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Security Settings
  • Designing and Implementing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues

  • Resolving a GPO Application Problem

Module 12: 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 and Activities

  • 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

  • Creating a Sync Partnership
  • Configuring Power Options
  • Enabling Remote Desktop
  • Enabling BranchCache

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