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MCSA - Windows 7, Configuring (Course & Lab)

ISBN : 9781616915001

Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-680 certification exam by 70-680 - Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring course and performance-based labs. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. 70-680 - Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring certification program validates the skills and expertise of a candidate required for installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7; and configuring network connectivity issues, backup and recovery option.

The 70-680 exam is a part of Microsoft's MCSA: Windows 7 certification. This certification is targeted at professionals involved with computing environment which uses Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. The 70-680 exam covers areas such as deploying windows, configuring mobile computing, configuring back up and recovering options, etc.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? There are no prerequisites for the 70-680 exam.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 150
Where do I take the exam? The 70-680 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.* For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.* For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The types of questions may vary, but all Microsoft exams will include one or more of the following types of questions:* Multiple-choice single answer* Multiple-choice multiple answer* Best answer* Extended matching* Hot-area* Active-screen* Drag-and-drop* Build-list and reorder* Simulations* Short answer
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 to 180 minutes
What is the passing score? 700
What is the exam's retake policy? In the event that you fail in your first attempt at passing the 70-680 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:* If a candidate does not achieve a passing score in the first attempt, he/she must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the exam.* If a candidate does not achieve a passing score in the second time, he/she must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam.* A candidate must wait for 14 calander days for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate cannot give more than five exam retakes per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake.* A candidate cannot take the exam again if he/she achieves a passing score on an exam
What is the validity of the certification? The MCSA certification does not expire unless Microsoft changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-680-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam? A MCSA: Windows 7, Configuring certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:* Windows Client Administrator* Network Server Administrator* Windows System Administrator* Desktop Support Specialists
  • Introducing Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Architecture
  • Preparing to Install Windows 7
  • Installing Windows 7
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Understanding Automated Deployment Options
  • Deploying Unattended Installations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Configuring File Systems
  • Configuring Disk Storage
  • Using the Disk Management Utility
  • Managing Storage
  • Troubleshooting Disk Management
  • Managing Data Compression
  • Managing Data Encryption with EFS
  • Understanding RAID
  • Using Disk-Maintenance Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Configuring the Windows 7 Operating System
  • Configuring Remote Connections
  • Configuring Mobile Computing
  • Configuring Advanced Power Settings
  • Managing Windows 7 Services
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Managing I/O Devices
  • Managing Applications
  • Understanding Internet Explorer
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Overview of Windows 7 User Accounts
  • Working with User Accounts
  • Managing User Properties
  • Troubleshooting User Account Authentication
  • Managing and Creating Groups
  • Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Using Advanced Security Options
  • Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Understanding AppLocker
  • Understanding Smart Cards
  • Managing File and Folder Security
  • Managing Network Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Understanding Networking
  • Configuring Windows 7 NIC Devices
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Configuring Windows 7 on a Network
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Understanding BranchCache
  • Using DirectAccess
  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Optimizing Windows 7 with Performance Monitor
  • Using Reliability Monitor
  • Using Other Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
  • Using System Configuration
  • Setting Up Task Scheduler
  • Using Event Viewer
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Safeguarding and Recovery Basics
  • Using Advanced Boot Options
  • Using the Startup Repair Tool
  • Maintaining Windows 7 with Backup and Restore
  • Using System Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review questions
  • Certification Objectives Map

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Troubleshooting failed installations with setup logs
  • Configuring automatic updates
  • Using the Windows 7 upgrade advisor
  • Creating an extended volume
  • Converting a basic disk to a dynamic disk
  • Adding an MMC snap-in
  • Creating a new volume
  • Editing a drive letter
  • Deleting a partition
  • Compressing and uncompressing folders
  • Encrypting a folder
  • Specifying DRA through the Local Security Policy
  • Using the local security policy
  • Using the cipher utility
  • Defragmenting a drive
  • Running the disk cleanup utility
  • Using the check disk utility
  • Configuring Windows 7 theme options
  • Changing a computer name
  • Installing features
  • Changing an account picture
  • Setting the system's virtual memory
  • Setting up a VPN connection
  • Enabling remote desktop
  • Enabling the hibernate feature
  • Configuring a power plan
  • Configuring the power button
  • Configuring services
  • Updating a driver
  • Viewing available options of a printer
  • Rolling Back a Driver
  • Configuring advanced network adapter properties
  • Viewing driver details
  • Verifying signed drivers
  • Installing a shared network print device
  • Managing documents in the Local Queue
  • Removing a printer
  • Adding a local printer
  • Printing a test page
  • Viewing the print queue
  • Installing a printer
  • Configuring an input/output device
  • Stopping the print spooler service
  • Changing a user's password
  • Renaming a user account
  • Limiting user access via Local Users and Groups
  • Deleting a user account
  • Disabling user accounts
  • Creating a new user account
  • Adding a user to an existing group
  • Configuring a user profile
  • Adding accounts to groups
  • Creating a local group
  • Adding the Local Computer Policy snap-in
  • Accessing an LGPO
  • Configuring account-lockout policies
  • Configuring the password policies
  • Checking how UAC affects accounts
  • Accessing the Windows wireless properties
  • Viewing wireless network connection properties
  • Viewing the network connection details
  • Configuring a static TCP/IP Address
  • Optimizing laptop's performance
  • Setting processes
  • Setting log properties
  • Scheduling a task
  • Creating a system image
  • Saving the backup settings
  • Creating a restore point
  • Accessing a restore point
  • Restoring files
  • Mounting a system image VHD file