• 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 NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Systems Administration