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This three-day 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.


 
Course Outline
This three-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Vista desktops. This course focuses on installing and configuring a Windows Vista edition, managing resources, configuring security, optimizing performance, and configuring network and mobile device connections.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Windows Vista


This module explains how to install and configure Windows Vista. It introduces the various editions and features of Windows Vista, and the module also describes how to upgrade or migrate to Windows Vista.

Lessons
  • Introduction to Windows Vista
  • Preparing to Install Windows Vista
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista
  • Upgrading or Migrating from a Previous Version of Windows
  • Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions
Lab : Installing Windows Vista
  • Using Windows Upgrade Advisor
  • Backing Up User-Related Settings by Using WET
  • Installing Windows Vista
  • Upgrading from Windows Vista Business to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features and editions of Windows Vista.
  • Describe the various hardware, driver, and disk requirements for installing Windows Vista.
  • Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista.
  • Migrate to Windows Vista from earlier versions of Windows.
  • Upgrade between Windows Vista Editions
Module 2: Configuring Post-Installation Settings

This module explains how to configure the post-installation settings of a Windows Vista installation. It describes how to configure computer settings, device drivers, system properties, accessibility features, and Windows Aero.

Lessons
  • Configuring Computer Settings
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
  • Configuring System Properties
  • Configuring Accessibility Features
  • Configuring Windows Aero
Lab : Configuring Post-Installation Settings
  • Identifying Computer Configuration Settings
  • Adding a Computer to a Windows Domain
  • Creating Local User and Group Accounts
  • Updating a Device Driver
  • Modifying System Properties
  • Managing Accessibility Features
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure basic computer settings.
  • Install and configure device drivers.
  • Configure system properties, including system protection and remote settings.
  • Configure accessibility features.
  • Enable and configure Windows Aero.
Module 3: Configuring Disks on Windows Vista Systems

This module explains how to configure disks on Windows Vista systems. It describes how to partition disks, manage disk volumes and file system fragmentation. It also explains how to configure disk quotas.

Lessons
  • Partitioning Disks in Windows Vista
  • Managing Disk Volumes
  • Managing File System Fragmentation
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
Lab : Configuring Disks on Windows Vista Systems
  • Converting an MBR Partition to a GPT Partition
  • Creating a Simple Volume
  • Resizing a Volume
  • Creating a Spanned Volume and a Striped Volume
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure disk partitions.
  • Create and manage disk volumes.
  • Manage file system fragmentation.
  • Configure disk quotas.
Module 4: Managing Files and Printers on Windows Vista Systems

This module explains how to manage files, shared folders, and printing on Windows Vista systems. It also explains how to configure file compressions.

Lessons
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Managing File Access
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printing
Lab : Managing Files and Printing on Windows Vista Systems
  • Enabling File Sharing
  • Securing Folders
  • Compressing Files and Folders
  • Managing Printers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage shared folders.
  • Manage file access in Windows Vista.
  • Configure file compression.
  • Install, configure and administer printers.
Module 5: Configuring Network Connectivity

This module explains how to configure IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity. It also describes how to configure automatic IP address allocation and remote access. In addition, the module explains how to troubleshoot network issues.

Lessons
  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Configuring Remote Access
Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv4 Manually
  • Configuring Automatic IPv4 Addressing
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
  • Enabling and Configuring Remote Management Features
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure IPv4 network connectivity.
  • Configure IPv6 connectivity.
  • Implement automatic IP address allocation in Windows Vista.
  • Troubleshoot network issues by using built-in tools in Windows Vista.
  • Configure remote access by enabling Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance features.
Module 6: Configuring Wireless Network Connections

This module provides an overview of wireless networks, and it describes how to connect to a wireless network.

Lessons
  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Connecting to a Wireless Network
Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections
  • Connecting to a Wireless Network
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections
  • Describe the hardware and the process involved in connecting to a wireless network.
Module 7: Configuring Windows Vista Security

This module explains how to configure the security features in Windows Vista. It describes how to configure Windows Security Center, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, Windows Defender, and Internet Explorer. The module also describes how to secure a Windows Vista computer by using group policy settings and User Account Control.

Lessons
  • Configuring Windows Security Center
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Securing a Windows Vista Computer by Using Local Group Policy Settings
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting User Account Control
Lab : Configuring Windows Vista Security
  • Configuring Windows Security Center
  • Configuring and Testing Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Scanning for Malicious Software
  • Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer
  • Securing Windows Vista by Using a Local Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting UAC
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Windows Security Center.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Configure Windows Defender to help protect against malicious software.
  • Configure security-related settings in Internet Explorer to help protect a Vista computer that is online.
  • Secure a Windows Vista computer by using local Group Policy settings.
  • Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control settings.
Module 8: Optimizing and Maintaining Performance and Reliability in Windows Vista

This module explains how to optimize and maintain performance and reliability in Windows Vista systems by using built-in tools. It describes how to use the built-in performance and diagnostic tools in Windows Vista. The module also describes how to perform backup and restore operations and to configure Windows Update.

Lessons
  • Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows Vista Performance Tools
  • Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows Vista Diagnostic Tools
  • Backing Up and Restoring by Using Windows Backup
  • Creating and Managing System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update
Lab : Optimizing and Maintaining Performance and Reliability in Windows Vista
  • Monitoring System Activity
  • Monitoring System Reliability
  • Backing Up and Restoring
  • Recovering a Computer by Using System Restore Points
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Maintain performance by using the Windows Vista performance tools.
  • Maintain reliability by using the Windows Vista diagnostic tools.
  • Perform backup and restore operations.
  • Create and manage System Restore Points.
  • Configure Windows Update.
Module 9: Configuring Mobile Computers and Devices

This module explains how to configure mobile computer and device settings in Windows Vista. It also describes how to configure power options and Tablet PC settings.

Lessons
  • Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  • Configuring Mobile Devices
  • Configuring Power Options
  • Configuring Tablet PC Settings
Lab : Configuring Mobile Computers and Devices
  • Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  • Configuring a Sync Partnership for a Mobile Device
  • Configuring Power Options
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure mobile computer settings.
  • Configure mobile devices by implementing sync partnerships.
  • Configure power options by using power plans.
  • Configure Tablet PC settings.
Module 10: Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications

This module explains how to configure the various productivity applications in Windows Vista including Windows Sidebar, Windows Mail, Windows Meeting Space, Windows Calendar, and Windows Fax and Scan.

Lessons
  • Configuring Windows Sidebar
  • Configuring Windows Mail
  • Configuring Window Meeting Space
  • Configuring Windows Calendar
  • Configuring Windows Fax and Scan
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Windows Sidebar.
  • Configure Windows Mail.
  • Configure Windows Meeting Space.
  • Configure Windows Calendar.
  • Configure Windows Fax and Scan.

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course will be fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.
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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
Reviewed by 2012
Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
Reviewed by 2012
Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
Reviewed by 2012
I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
Reviewed by 2012
Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
Reviewed by 2012
I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
Reviewed by 2012
Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
Reviewed by 2012
I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
Reviewed by 2012
Great
Reviewed by 2012
The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
Reviewed by 2011
Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
Reviewed by 2011
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