• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this course, you'll learn what's new in Microsoft's latest operating system: Windows 7. Once you understand the new features and changes in this OS, you'll see that it's a pleasure to work with. In addition to becoming proficient with Windows 7 productivity tools, you'll also be prepared to take exam 70-680, MCTS: Windows 7 Configuration Certification. Expert Tom Carpenter will take you through the complete Windows 7 experience and give you the tools to configure and deploy Windows 7 as your own computing environment.

Learning Objectives

Section A: Introduction

  • Why Windows 7
  • Compatibility
  • Enhancements
  • Vista Pain Repairs
  • 70-680 Exam
  • 70-680 Objectives
  • Windows 7 Network

Section B: Installation Methods

  • Previous Installation Methods
  • Current Boot Practices
  • Current Installation Methods
  • Sole Operating Systems
  • Dual Booting
  • Using bcdedit
  • Default Boot Loader
  • Deleting Database Entries

Section C: Upgrade Methods

  • Upgrade Considerations
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • Installing the Advisor
  • Running the Advisor
  • Anytime Upgrade

Section D: Clean Installation Planning

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Booting from a USB Drive
  • Create a Bootable USB Drive
  • Preparing a Network Share
  • Preparing WDS

Section E: Performing a Clean Install

  • Clean Install Process
  • Install Windows 7
  • Initial Setup Tasks

Section F: Migrating Windows

  • Migration Options
  • Wipe-and-Load
  • Side-by-Side
  • Previous Versions
  • Windows Easy Transfer
  • Migrating from XP

Section G: Image-Based Deployment

  • The History of Imaging
  • WIM Files
  • Manual Image Deployment
  • Automated Image Deployment
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Installing MDT 2010
  • The Deployment Workbench

Section H: Capturing System Images

  • Creating a Deployment Share
  • Importing an OS Image
  • Customizing the Share
  • Task Sequencing
  • Updating the Deployment Share
  • Sysprepping

And much more!

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.