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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to isolate, document and resolve problems on a Windows 7 desktop or laptop computer. It will also help test takers prepare for the 70-685 exam.


 
Course Outline
Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to isolate, document and resolve problems on a Windows 7 desktop or laptop computer. It will also help test takers prepare for the 70-685 exam.

Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to: Identify and Resolve Desktop Application Issues Identify the Cause of and Resolve Networking Issues Manage and Maintain Systems That Run Windows 7 Support Mobile Users Identify the Cause of and Resolve Security Issues

Topics
  • Identify and Resolve New Software Installation Issues
  • Resolve Software Configuration Issues
  • Resolve Software Failure Identify and Resolve Logon Issues Identify and Resolve Network Connectivity Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Name Resolution Issues Identify and Resolve Network Printer Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Performance Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Hardware Failure Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Wireless Connectivity Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Remote Access Issues Manage File Synchronization
  • Identify and Resolve Internet Explorer Security Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Firewall Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Issues Due To Malicious Software
  • Identify and Resolve Encryption Issues
  • Identify and Resolve Software Update Issues
Audience

This course is intended for Windows 7 desktop support technicians who resolve Tier 1 and 2 problems on desktop computers. A minimum of three years of experience configuring and supporting desktop or laptop operating systems is recommended.

Course Outline

I. Identify and Resolve New Software Installation Issues


This module explains how to fix problems that occur during the installation of new software.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Planning New Software Deployment
  • C. Multilingual Deployment
  • D. Using Group Policy to install software
  • E. Using Software Restriction Policies
  • F. Digitally Signing Software
  • G. Using WMI
  • H. Using Applocker
  • I. Using Virtualization for Testing
  • J. Resolve Software Installation Issues
  • K. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve New Software Installation Issues
  • Create a Repair Disk and Installation Partitions
  • Install and Configure Windows 7
  • Install Programs and test Applocker
  • Configure Compatibility Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the different installation options for Windows 7
  • Understand the different installation options for Windows 7 applications
  • Resolve Windows 7 installation problems
  • Prevent users from running unapproved applications
II. Resolve Software Configuration Issues

This module explains how to fix application install problems caused by older programs or new features and options.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Change Default Settings on the Image
  • C. Enable and Disable Features
  • D. Pointing to a Network Resource
  • E. Configuring Updates
  • F. Resolve Configuration Issues with Group Policy
  • G. Driver Updates
  • H. Problem Steps Recorder
  • I. Resolve Software Configuration Issues
  • J. Review
Lab: Resolve Software Configuration Issues
  • Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Create a Windows PE bootable image
  • Create a VHD disk
  • Install Windows 7 on a VHD
  • Boot Windows 7 from a VHD
  • Use the Problem Steps Recorder
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a Windows 7 VHD disk
  • Configure operating system features
  • Understand the impact of Driver Updates
  • Fix software configuration problems
  • Use the Problem Steps Recorder tool
III. Resolve Software Failure

This module explains how to fix problems with applications that have problems after being installed.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Event Viewer
  • C. Event Forwarding
  • D. Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • E. Windows Troubleshooting Platform
  • F. Windows Experience Index
  • G. Testing Compatibility with Safe Mode
  • H. System Restore
  • I. Resolve Software Failure
  • J. Review
Lab: Resolve Software Failure
  • Install applications written for older versions of Windows
  • Use the Program Compatibility Tool to configure settings for older applications
  • Use PowerShell scripts to configure Network Adapters
  • Use the Troubleshooter to enable the network adapter
  • Install Windows 7 SDK
  • Create a Troubleshooting Pack with the SDK
  • Configure Event Forwarding
  • Use System Restore
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Event Forwarding
  • Use System Restore to fix desktop problems
  • Create a Windows 7 Troubleshooter
IV. Identify and Resolve Logon Issues

This module explains how to fix logon problems and configure local and roaming logon profiles.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Authentication Process
  • C. Machine Accounts
  • D. Trust Relationships
  • E. Network Services
  • F. User Account Properties
  • G. User Profiles
  • H. Resolve Logon Issues
  • I. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Logon Issues
  • Join a computer to the domain
  • Install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
  • Test and Verify Domain User Account Properties
  • Create Logoff script using PowerShell
  • Test the use of Roaming Profiles
  • Test the use of Mandatory Profiles
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create Roaming and Mandatory User Profiles
  • Configure Machine Accounts in Active Directory
  • Configure User Account Properties in Active Directory
V. Identify and Resolve Network Connectivity Issues

This module explains how to troubleshoot connectivity and network problems for client computers.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Scope of the Problem
  • C. Hardware Issues
  • D. TCP/IP Configuration
  • E. Network Routing
  • F. IPSec Configuration
  • G. Network Connectivity Tools
  • H. Branch Cache
  • I. Resolve Network Connectivity Issues
  • J. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Network Connectivity Issues
  • Use command-line tools to identify and fix network connectivity problems
  • Fix connectivity problems caused by problem scripts
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use command-line tools to troubleshoot connectivity problems
  • Use the Windows Troubleshooters to fix configuration issues
  • Configure Advanced TCP/IP options on a client computer
VI. Identify and Resolve Name Resolution Issues

This module explains how to use network services and local computer files to resolve computer names.
  • A. Overview
  • B. DNS Name Resolution
  • C. Using a Hosts files
  • D. WINS Configuration
  • E. Using LMHOSTS files
  • F. Name Resolution Order
  • G. Manual vs. DHCP Configuration
  • H. Resolve Name Resolution Issues
  • I. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Name Resolution Issues
  • Configure and Test DNS Resolution
  • Configure and Test Hosts File Resolution
  • Configure and Test NetBIOS Resolution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure records on a DNS Server
  • Configure HOSTS records
  • Using command-line and scripting tools to configure TCP / IP settings
VII. Identify and Resolve Network Printer Issues

This module explains how to configure printer settings and security.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Connecting to a Network Printer
  • C. Managing the Print Spooler
  • D. Setting Printer Priorities
  • E. Creating Printer Pools
  • F. Configuring Drivers
  • G. Printer Schedules
  • H. Printer Permissions
  • I. Manage Printers with Group Policy Settings
  • J. Resolve Network Printer Issues
  • K. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Network Printer Issues
  • Install local and network printers
  • Create and use a separator page
  • Configure Printer Redirection and Printer Pooling
  • Move the Print Spooler Directory
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Optimize the performance of the Print Spooler
  • Redirect Print Jobs from non-functioning Printers
  • Manage Active Directory registration of Printers
  • Manage Printer Permissions
VIII. Identify and Resolve Performance Issues

This module explains how to improve the performance of a system by monitoring and controlling the use of resources by applications.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Analyzing Event Logs
  • C. Setting Power Management
  • D. Optimize Processor Usage
  • E. Optimizing Memory Usage
  • F. Optimize Hard Drive Usage
  • G. Optimize Network Usage
  • H. Performance Tools
  • I. Resolve Performance Issues
  • J. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Performance Issues
  • Schedule and Perform a Disk Defragmentation
  • Using Task Manager
  • Using Resource Monitor
  • Display a message when a Service stops
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure automatic responses to Service failure
  • Manage the use of Processing resources by applications
  • View and control active connections to a computer
  • Optimize Hard-Disk performance
IX. Identify and Resolve Hardware Failure Issues

This module explains how to diagnose hardware problems on a computer.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Diagnosing Memory Failure Issues
  • C. Hard Drive Issues
  • D. Network Card Issues
  • E. Power Supply Issues
  • F. Windows Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • G. Resolve Hardware Failure Issues
  • H. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Hardware Failure Issues
  • Use the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
  • Fix Hard Disk Errors
  • Use the Reliability Monitor
  • Use Event Viewer to Find Hardware Information
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand how to be proactive in dealing with hardware problems
  • Use Windows 7 hardware diagnostic tools
X. Identify and Resolve Wireless Connectivity Issues

This module explains how to configure reliable and secure wireless connectivity for client computers.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Signal Strength
  • C. Wireless Security
  • D. Wireless Profiles
  • E. Management Options for Wireless Devices
  • F. Resolve Wireless Connectivity Issues
  • G. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Wireless Connectivity Issues
  • No Lab Exercises
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the encryption options available for wireless networks
  • Use Windows 7 Wireless security options
  • Fix client connectivity problems
XI. Identify and Resolve Remote Access Issues

This module explains how to configure remote network connections for client computers.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Remote Access Methods
  • C. Dial-up Configuration
  • D. VPN Configuration
  • E. DirectAccess Configuration
  • F. Authentication Protocols
  • G. Resolve Remote Access Issues
  • H. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Remote Access Issues
  • Configure Remote Access settings for a domain user account
  • Create and Test a VPN Connection
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the security options available when creating remote access connections
  • Understand the new capabilities of VPN connections that use DirectAccess
  • Resolve connectivity problems for VPN and Dial-Up connections
Manage File Synchronization

This module explains how to allow end-users to work with network files that are being synchronized on their local desktops or laptops.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Configuring Offline File Access
  • C. Synchronization Settings
  • D. Transparent Caching
  • E. Roaming Profiles
  • F. Restoring Network Files
  • G. Resolve File Synchronization Problems
  • H. Review
Lab: Manage File Synchronization
  • Configure and Test Offline Files
  • Restore the Previous Version of a File
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Transparent Caching
  • Restore deleted network files
XII. Identify and Resolve Internet Explorer Security Issues

This module explains how to configure the security features in Internet Explorer to protect user information and privacy.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Configure Security Zone
  • C. Configure Security Levels
  • D. Configure Privacy Settings
  • E. Managing Add-ons
  • F. Configure Smart Screen Filter
  • G. Other Security Issues
  • H. Resolve Internet Explorer Security Issues
  • I. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Internet Explorer Security Issues
  • Configure Trusted Security Zone
  • Configure the Security and Privacy Features in IE
  • Configure Group Policy Settings for Internet Explorer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • How to use new security features like Smart Screen Filtering
  • Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
  • Use IE features to warn the user about potential security problems
XIII. Identify and Resolve Firewall Issues

This module explains how to configure Windows Firewall to secure network traffic and applications on a computer.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Securing Network Applications and Features
  • C. Program and Port Exceptions
  • D. Configuring Notifications and Logging
  • E. Network Security Tools
  • F. Resolve Firewall Issues
  • G. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Firewall Issues
  • Configure and Test Firewall Rules for an application
  • Fix Application Problems Caused by Firewall Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Block applications from communicating over the network
  • Record and setup notifications of unapproved network communication
  • Fix problems caused by improper configuration of Windows Firewall
XIV. Identify and Resolve Issues Due To Malicious Software

This module explains how to restore a computer system after an attack by viruses or other malicious software.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Proactive Malware Protection
  • C. Protecting Internet Explorer
  • D. Windows and Anti-Virus Updates
  • E. Recovering From Malware Infection
  • F. Resolve Issues Due To Malicious Software
  • G. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Issues Due To Malicious Software
  • Use the Action Center to manage UAC settings
  • Use Windows Defender
  • Use System File Checker
  • Use the Malicious Software Removal Tool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify problems caused by viruses and other malware
  • How to protect Internet Explorer and E-mail applications from malware attack
  • How to prevent data loss and fix a computer after a malware attack
XV. Identify and Resolve Encryption Issues
This module explains how to fix problems caused by using encryption on a Windows computer.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Configuring a Recovery Agent
  • C. Using EFS
  • D. Using BitLocker
  • E. Encryption Tools
  • F. Resolve Encryption Issues
  • G. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Encryption Issues
  • Encrypt Files using EFS
  • Configure EFS Sharing
  • Configure a Recovery Agent
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Recover from lost encryption keys
  • How to encrypt individual files using EFS
  • Use BitLocker to protect laptops and insecure computers
XVI. Identify and Resolve Software Update Issues

This module explains how to enable and use the software update features available in Windows 7.
  • A. Overview
  • B. Types of Windows Updates
  • C. Using Windows Update
  • D. Using Microsoft Update
  • E. Resolve Software Update Issues
  • F. Review
Lab: Identify and Resolve Software Update Issues
  • Configure Windows Updates using desktop settings
  • Configure Windows Updates using Group Policy settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure client computers to get updates from the local network instead of the Internet
  • Understand the different options available when updating the operating system
  • Understand how to configure automatic updates for Microsoft applications

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: - TCP / IP Troubleshooting skills - Experience working in a domain environment Experience using desktop and command-line troubleshooting tools - Experience installing and troubleshooting desktop application problems Experience configuring registry and group policy settings

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


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I took the training remotely so I cannot comment on some of the questions. I think that this seminar has too much content to squeeze it into one week.... might be better as a two week course?
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found the material very helpful - although there was a lot of material covered - the pace was well set. Would definitely recommend people to have explored Microsoft Access beforehand to be familiarized with the program before taking the course. I would imagine someone without any exposure would find it confusing. Environment really good - people very, very nice and helpful. Would definitely take the next level of access with the same training facility.
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I was not in the physical classroom. Feedback centered around online training would be good because now I have to rate items that I was not present for. Those items are getting half a star because I was not there to rate them. The course material must go through an editing process. There are a lot of grammar mistakes, but also a lot of actual procedure/activity mistakes.
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