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The contents of the course provide students with the ability to create and deploy images, configure hardware and software, configure networking and backup and restore system information.

Course Outline
About this Course This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and administer Microsoft Windows 7 as a standalone installation or in a corporate environment as a part of a Windows Active Directory domain. It can also be used to prepare for exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring.
The contents of the course provide students with the ability to create and deploy images, configure hardware and software, configure networking and backup and restore system information. The course also provides a complete set of exercises on installing and configuring DirectAccess in the classroom.

Audience Profile This course is intended for novice and experienced Network Administrators, Desktop Support Technicians or other IT professionals who have a need to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows 7. This course can also serve as training preparation for the Windows 7 certification exams.
At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Describe and choose the various versions of Windows 7.
•Perform a clean install of Windows 7.
•Create an image for deployment.
•Configure hardware devices.
•Configure software for compatibility.
•Configure networking including sharing resources.
•Configure DirectAccess for the network.
•Monitor and configure system performance.
•Perform backups and configure system restore.

Outline Module 1: Installing Windows 7
This module explains the various editions of Windows 7 and some of the core features of the operating system. Students will learn the hardware requirements and upgrade paths to Windows 7. The module will also show students how to prepare an image of the operating system for deployment.

•Introduction to Windows 7
•Installing Windows 7 Using Image-Based Installation
•Migrating User Settings

Lab : Configure a Reference Computer for Imaging
•Configure the Reference Computer
•Clean the image with sysprep
•Prepare the image for deployment

Lab : Capture an Image Using ImageX
•Capture the image and copy to a network share
Lab : Deploy a Windows 7 Image
•Prepare a virtual machine to receive the image
•Prepare the disk and image the new computer
•Configure the newly installed OS image

Lab : Migrate User Settings
•Migrate settings to a server
•Transfer user settings to new computer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe the various editions of Windows 7
•Configure and deploy a Windows 7 image
•Learn to use ImageX for image creation and deployment
•Use Diskpart to prepare disk partitions to receive a new operating system
•Migrate user settings

Module 2: Configure Hardware and Software
This module explains how to install and configure hardware devices on Windows 7. Users will learn how to add hardware devices, install and update drivers and configure options. It also teaches the student how to configure application compatibility and how to lock down a Windows 7 computer using AppLocker.

•Configure Devices
•Configure Application Compatibility

Lab : Install and Configure Devices
•Add a printer
•Configure printer properties
•Configure properties for COM1
•View device driver details
•Configure Device Manager

Lab : Configure Application Compatibility
•Configure application compatibility settings
•Configure the Application Compatibility Toolkit

Lab : Configure Application Restrictions
•Configure application execution permissions
•Configure network zone rules for applications
•Restrict application execution using AppLocker

Lab : Configure Internet Explorer
•Configure the home page and browser history settings
•Configure security settings in Internet Explorer
•Configure content ratings in Internet Explorer
•Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
•Configure Internet Explorer using Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Install and configure hardware devices
•View properties on and driver information for hardware
•Configure application compatibility settings
•Configure application restrictions
•Configure Internet Explorer

Module 3: Configure the Network
This module explains how to configure the networking aspects of Windows 7. Students will be introduced to configuration of general network settings including TCP/IP network configuration using IPv4 and IPv6 settings. They will also learn about wireless network configuration. Students will also learn how to share resources across the network, configure the Windows Firewall for security, configure remote management using Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance, and troubleshoot network connectivity issues.

•Configure General Network Settings
•Managing Wireless Networks
•Sharing Resources
•Configure TCP/IP
•Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
•Configure Windows Firewall
•Configure Remote Management

Lab : Configure Network Discovery
•Turn on and configure Network Discovery
•Create a network map

Lab : Configure TCP/IP Settings
•Configure Static IPv4 Settings
•Configure IPv4 for Dynamic IP Addressing
•Configure IPv6 Addressing
•Using PING
•Using ipconfig
•Using tracert
•Using nslookup

Lab : Configure Windows Firewall
•Configure Windows Firewall Settings for the Private Network
•Configure Windows Firewall for the Public Network
•Configure Additional Programs Access
•Configure Advanced Firewall Settings
•Configure Inbound Rules
•Configure Outbound Rules

Lab : Configure Remote Management
•Configure Remote Desktop
•Configure Remote Assistance
•Secure Remote Assistance with Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Configure networking on Windows 7 including network discovery
•Configure TCP/IP settings using IPV4 and IPv6
•Configure the Windows Firewall
•Configure and use Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance

Module 4: Sharing and Securing Resources
This module explains how to implement sharing of resources on the network with Windows 7 computers. Topics covered will introduce the student to share permissions and NTFS permissions. Students will also learn how configure and implement a HomeGroup using Windows 7 computers.
Once the student understands how to share resources and make them available on the network, they will be introduced to securing the computer through the use of the User Account Control (UAC) features of Windows 7. They will also learn how to work with authentication and authorization to the computer and the use of digital certificates. Finally, the students will learn about the BranchCache feature of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

•Configure Shared Resources
•Configuring HomeGroup Settings
•Configure User Account Control (UAC)
•Configure Authentication and Authorization
•Configure BranchCache

Lab : Configure Shared Resources
•Configure Shared Folders in Computer Management
•Configure Shares Using Windows Explorer
•Configure properties for COM1
•Share a printer

Lab : Configure HomeGroup Settings
•Configure HomeGroup

Lab : Configure User Account Control (UAC)
•Configure UAC Prompt Behaviors
•Configure UAC Group Policy Settings
•Configure Account Policies

Lab : Configure Authentication and Authorization
•Configure Generic Credentials using Credential Manager
•Configure a Certificate-Based Credential
•Backup the Credential Manager Vault
•Restore the Vault from a Backup
•Configure NTFS Permissions and View Effective Permissions

Lab : Configure BranchCache
•Configure BranchCache with Active Directory for Hosted Cache Mode
•Configure BranchCache Using netsh for Client-Side Distributed Cache Mode

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Configure Shared Resources
•Configuring HomeGroup Settings
•Configure User Account Control (UAC)
•Configure Authentication and Authorization
•Configure BranchCache

Module 5: Windows 7 and Mobile Computing
This module will teach the student how to work with the features in Windows 7 for mobile users. Students will learn how to configure and implement BitLocker and BitLockerToGo for securing files on hard drives and removable storage devices. Mobile users often make use of offline files and this module will introduce students to offline files in Windows and how to configure for offline use and resolve synchronization issues. Students will also learn how to configure other mobility options such as power settings and remote connections such as dial-up and VPN.
Finally students will learn about a new feature in Windows 7 for remote users known as DirectAccess. This new technology eliminates the need to create and configure VPN connections over Remote Access Services. Instead DirectAccess allows secure connections directly from the client computer over the Internet.
DirectAccess requires careful configuration and specific components to be implemented. Students will learn how to configure a complete DirectAccess implementation with the final lab allowing them the opportunity to perform all the setup and configuration necessary to make DirectAccess work including a simulated Internet environment.

•Configure BitLocker and BitLocker ToGo
•Configuring DirectAccess
•Configure Mobility Options
•Configure Offline Files
•Configure Remote Connections

Lab : Working with BitLocker
•Encrypt a disk drive
•Remove BitLocker encryption from a drive
•Configure a data recovery agent

Lab : Working with Offline Files
•Configure Offline Files
•Manage Offline File Settings

Lab : Manage Offline File Settings
•This lab includes 36 total exercise and takes the student through the installation and configuration of DirectAccess using all the necessary servers and client computers.
•Some configuration is already in place such as a Domain Controller and an Internet server
•Students will configure a certification authority, a DirectAccess server, and internal application server and a client computer in a scenario similar to what they will configure in an office environment.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Configure BitLocker and BitLocker ToGo
•Configuring DirectAccess
•Configure Mobility Options
•Configure Offline Files
•Configure Remote Connections

Module 6: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 7
This module will teach the student how to configure updates in Windows 7 to ensure their computers are getting the necessary updates to keep them secure and performing at peak efficiency. Students will also learn how to monitor the system through the use of various tools to determine where performance issues exist and then how to configure performance settings to increase responsiveness.
The module also discusses how to manage the disks on a computer including how to create and manage partitions using Disk Management and how to create virtual hard drives (VHDs).

•Configure Updates
•Manage Disks
•Monitor Systems
•Configure Performance Settings

Lab : Configure Windows Updates
•Schedule Automatic Updates
•View Installed Updates
•Configure Windows Update using Group Policy

Lab : Manage Disks
•Create Disk Volumes
•Extend a Volume, Shrink, and Delete Volumes
•Extend Partitions Across Disks (Spanned Volumes)
•Convert a Disk to Dynamic
•Create a VHD
•Initialize Disks
•Using diskpart
•Defragment a Drive

Lab : Monitor Systems
•Configure the Event Log Settings
•Clear and Archive Logs
•Filter Event Logs and Create Custom Views
•Create Subscriptions
•Configure Performance Monitor
•Create Data Collector Sets
•Generate a System Diagnostics Report

Lab : Configure Performance Settings
•Configure Page File settings
•Configure Drive Caching
•Configure Power Settings
•Adjust Performance Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Configure Updates
•Manage Disks
•Monitor Systems
•Configure Performance Settings

Module 7: Backup and Recovery
This module will teach the student how configure backup and restore for data files on the computer. Students will also learn about System Restore points and System Recovery options. The labs reinforce the use of system recovery options and restore points by demonstrating the use of each to protect data and other files.

•Configure Backup
•Configuring System Recovery Options

Lab : Configure Backup
•Backup the computer
•Modify a backup schedule
•Restore a backup

Lab : Configure System Recovery
•Configure System Restore Points
•Restore the Computer to a Previous State

Lab : Configure File Recovery
•Configure File Recovery Options
•Create a File and Restore Point
•Restore a Previous Version of a File

After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Configure Backup
•Configuring System Recovery Options
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: •Experience with previous versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows Vista. •Some knowledge of Windows Server operating systems and Active Directory concepts. In addition, students are expected to understand: •Networking with TCP/IP including IPv4 and some IPv6 knowledge. •A general understanding of user accounts and authentication.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion * The course also provides a complete set of exercises on installing and configuring DirectAccess in the classroom.

Cancellation Policy
Students are required to give notice if they are unable to attend their class:

2 weeks (10 full business days) or longer prior to training date = full refund
1 to 2 weeks (5 - 9 full business days) prior to training date = 50% of course fee refund
Less than 1 week (4 full business days or fewer) prior to training date = 0% refund

NOTE: You may substitute classes or students at any time.

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It would have been beneficial for the instructors screen to have the capability of zooming in on parts of the workbook.
Reviewed by 2016
The course was informative but fast flowing. I love the idea of being able to re-attend at no cost.
Reviewed by 2016
When there's a very small (2-3)audience at the training, I believe the instructor should reach out ahead of time to find out if any attendees have specifics they would like to have covered as opposed to an overall general content taught. It was not of great value as it was too general.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was very informative and useful, but the time could have been used better. I could have learned everything taught in an hour and a half, and the rest of the time would have been better used doing exercises to really ingrain the information into my brain.
Reviewed by 2015
Jane is great. She was very enthusiastic, very engaging, and quite knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2015
Would like to have spent just a little more time on a few extra items, in SharePoint 2013. i.e. the workflows, lookup columns. Jane was great!! I have a had previous learning with Jane and she takes the course and it just comes alive under her guidance. I just do not like going downtown.
Reviewed by 2015
I only wish that this course lasted longer than 2 days. We barely scratched the surface and what we learned only raised more questions. It would be nice if there was a version of the course that lasted 4 days so that we could explore more features and options, more thoroughly.
Reviewed by 2015
Very useful course with appropriate environment.
Reviewed by 2014
Really enjoyed the instructor, she was very knowledgable about SharePoint.
Reviewed by 2014
Great one day training! Very informative!
Reviewed by 2014
I can bearly see the blackboard due to the light.
Reviewed by 2014
With respect to the Training Provider, they offered what seemed to be a very detailed manual; however, the instructor followed his own agenda for teaching. Although I'm certain the same material was covered (plus extras, which are appreciated), by not following the manual, it makes it more difficult for a student to take notes. It would have been easier to add notes to the manual, as needed - than trying to capture subject, background info, and the relevent point I am trying to capture on a loose sheet of paper.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was good,however, the instructor was way too dry. He didn't engage the students very much, except to ask if there were any questions which made it a little boring.
Reviewed by 2013
While the instructor was delightful I did not feel she had a good enough grasp of the program. There were often times when a student may have missed a step and she was unable to intuitively know what they'd missed and so the entire class would have to start from the beginning. Unfortunately this class left me more confused than when I'd walked in, and also left me less confident than I'd been after Level 1.
Reviewed by 2013
As this was a beginner course and I have never used power point, the time given to practice the information provided I felt was not adequate.
Reviewed by 2013
I'm very pleased with all the 'head knowledge' I learned yesterday. Now, I have to put my new skills to good use !
Reviewed by 2013
Julie was GREAT! Very personable and helped everyone when they needed it. I would definitely take another course with her and through this organization.
Reviewed by 2013
Mr. Mike is very knowledgeable about Excel 2010, Level 2, and I learned a lot during the class which I will be able to use on a daily basis at work. The Course contents were exactly as indicated. Looking forward to Level 3 someday !
Reviewed by 2013
It was really hot in the room - I know this is a persistent problem with clients - some like it hot, some like it cold! We didn't get to all the topics - I guess I'd rather have this and really understand the topics we did cover; but I needed chart work which we didn't get to.
Reviewed by 2013
The course was short but our instructor was very good and explained the concepts that was easy to understand. I like the fact that she didn't just give us the course textbook and have us go through it and instead had her own training agenda with the textbook serving as a supplemental item. I didn't have too much experience with SharePoint 2010 and I didn't have any issues keeping up with the course. Would definitely recommend this course for those that are interested in SharePoint Workflow.
Reviewed by 2013
May be more practice should be included. Thanks!
Reviewed by 2013
This course was cancelled 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. To have a survey come out when I didn't even take the course is not very professional.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent - I would highly recommend him and hope to get him again as my instructor.
Reviewed by 2013
Would have have liked longer day, hours.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor, JASON HALL, had a fluent, practical, hands-on and knowledgeable style of involving the partipants directly with the software. This was vastly superior to laboriously going thru the course material linearly page after page. We didn't doze off and he answered questions and immediately dealt with individual issues in working through the residential housing project example. I would take another class from Jason Hall.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was not helpful as she just read the book to us and went step by step. I could have just bought the book and did that myself. It needed REAL world relevance
Reviewed by 2013
The overhead screen was difficult to see. The instructor went very fast and did not check to ensure that we were all up to where he was - this caused us to go back several times. More consideration needs to be made to ensure each participant is at the right place, can see the board, and the instructor needs to slow down so he is not continuing to instruct while we are catching up, as several of us missed a few things.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor wasted lot of time in discussing things that are not required for this training and had less hours to spend on actual matter.
Reviewed by 2012
This was a good course for a Sharepoint introduction. I came out feeling more prepared to tackle our SP project.
Reviewed by 2012
Mike did an awesome job. He was entertaining yet very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
Very good course well taught, Jason Hall did an excellent job.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very good, Jason Hall was a excellent instructor and took the extra time to answer all questions and help where extra help was needed. Great Instructor.
Reviewed by 2012
I have to say this was one of the best courses I have attended and the main reason is because of JASON HALL!! I loved his approach to teaching! He was animated and didn't make us read from the book once. LOVED IT. Tara Johnson-Ouellette & Kim Grayson
Reviewed by 2012
I took Communicating Effectively for Optimum Outcomes. Tyler Huggins was a fantastic instructor! He provided a lot of helpful tips, some of which are not included in the course. In addtion, Tyler has given us his contact information to provide us with further help with communicating issues going forward.
Reviewed by 2012
this course could have been cut into half a day with the material we covered. 80% of the day was spent with the instructor talking about his life, and irrelevant things. Although he had a great energy and spirit.... The day was a bit too long. Half day course of basics would have been perfect.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was very self-absorbed and spent more time talking about himself than Microsoft Word. We paid a lot of money to take the course and would have benefited from the instructor talking more about Word rather than hearing about his travels, the food he ate, the airbrushing on his daughter's skate board , his clients, how busy and important he is, his hiking plans for the weekend, how his buddy was at his house drinking his scotch, his best friend's battle with colon cancer, his daughter's travel future plans to base camp 2 of Everest, his dogs personalities, his friend in the police force, his upcoming trip to Thailand, and the worst of all....his divorce proceedings. It was such a shame that he knew so much about Word but had a problem actually staying focused and teaching us about it. He had a couple of minutes to complete the material and broke into another story instead, he ran over the 4pm class time frame and never finished going through the material unless people wanted to stay late!
Reviewed by 2012
With all the valuable insights and topics to cover, I feel that this should be a two day course; we only got through half of the course book in the one day. While the rest of the material could be done by self-directed learning, others in my class agreed that they wouldn't have time to learn the rest on their own time. The course description indicated that I would be learning all the material but we simply didn't get that far. The computers, desks, and chairs were certainly not ergonomic. I would encourage the facility to consider this next time they upgrade their equipment & furniture.
Reviewed by 2012
the course seemed to contain quite a bit of project management rather than strictly program operations and fundamentals. could use more hands on with features and abilities of the program
Reviewed by 2012
The class was very rushed. The last few topics we essentially whipped through them but it still provided learning on what I needed to know
Reviewed by 2012
I would have liked to go through the toolbar/ribbon a bit more and learn what each button does.
Reviewed by 2012
The material was presented well. I felt that the pace of the class could have gone faster (but I do have a software developer background so that could be partly the reason). I was hoping to have some time during class, say the last hour or so to work my way through the exercises provided in the binder. I did appreciate the last part on Sharepoint Developer and did like the hands-on approach. Otherwise it was a good course and I felt that it was valuable to me.
Reviewed by 2012
Re: Break Times - could be shorter, especially considering the day/course ended an hour and a half early. For the price and amount of time scheduled for the day, a lot more could be learned/taught/included
Reviewed by 2012
It was hard to see the instructors screen. It was a projector that was turned toward a white board.
Reviewed by 2012
Jason Hall is fantastic and I look forward to taking another course with him. My last experience at New Era was not great; the instructor did not meet our expectations and the computers were not working when we arrived. But Jason made the day fly by and I felt like I learned not only the set curriculum but gained lots of additional presentation skills.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor in this class was EXCELLENT. I would highly recommend her as she really knew what she was doing and her etaching style was great. AWESOME instuctor.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept the course moving at a great pace. I wish I could take her home with me, so she could help me teach photoshop at the school I work at.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgable and made the effort to make sure all class members were understanding the excersizes and were on the same page. My only complaint is that the computers seemed a little worn out. Throughout the day most students in the class ran into some sort of issue with the computer not working the way it should. And during our practice time closer to the end of the day all the computers started crashing.
Reviewed by 2012
The Instructor was fabulous and is the reason that I truly enjoyed the course.
Reviewed by 2011
Alex was extrememly helpful and knowlegeable.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was excellent, but I felt a little out of my league. The participants in the course were designers and IT people who had used other versions of SharePoint. While I benefited from their questions and comments during the class, I feel "lost" now that I'm back on my own at the office. Perhaps I was in the wrong coarse, but it did say power "user".
Reviewed by 2011
Alex is great!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is a wonderful teacher! i will gladly take any class she teaches!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgable and is enthusiastic about the course!
Reviewed by 2011
Very good - presented course material in an engaging way.
Reviewed by 2011
The instructor didn't provide a lot of structure to the class, he just skimmed through the material and didn't go into it very deep. As a result, the class finished up 1.5 h early as well. He tried to add material from PMI (which was missing from the course materials) but this sometimes just made things more confusing. The PMI material should really be in the course material to start with. Otherwise, the instructor was helpful, knowledgeable and had a good demeanor.
Reviewed by 2011
It was informative
Reviewed by 2011
Very good course with a very knowledgeable instructor. Class was at full occupancy and I felt that the class size was too large.
Reviewed by 2011
There were only 4 students so it went fast and we finished early. Personally I would have liked to spend more time practicing. Perhaps some reference to the book and if there were any practice exercises in there that we could use to gain more experience with Visio.
Reviewed by 2011
The course started 40 minutes late because they did not have the correct computers set up for the program. It's like they were not even expecting us. I found it very disorganized. For the price I paid for this course, I expected a more professional presentation.
Reviewed by 2011
Instructor was very soft spoken did not have all the answres but did get answers later in the class.
Reviewed by 2011

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