Module 1: Introducing Windows 7
This module will provide a high level evolution of the Windows client operating system. It also describes the features of Windows 7 product line, features, and its hardware and compatibility requirements.
- Evolution of the Windows Desktop Operating System
- Windows 7 Products and Features
- Windows 7 Hardware Requirements and Software Compatibility Tools
- New Features of Windows 7 SP1
Module 2: Installing Windows 7
This module explains the features of the Windows 7 boot process and how to perform a clean installations as well as an upgrade. Finally, this section describes the Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment technologies that you can use with Windows 7.
- Windows 7: New Installation
- Upgrading to Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment Technologies for Windows 7
- Windows 7 Boot Process
Module 3: Configuring and Managing Windows 7 Settings
This module discusses the tools available for the user and administrator to personalize a desktop. This module will describe the personalization center and other tools available to allow for more user productivity.
- System Properties
- Using Windows 7 Control Panel
- Managing Accounts and User Profiles
- Windows 7 Search and Indexing Service
- Computer Management Console
Module 4: Customizing the Windows 7 User Interface
This module introduces the features of Windows Display Driver Model and reviews the changes to the Start Menu and Taskbar Settings. This module will take you through the steps of how to personalize the Windows 7 desktop and describe the Windows Aero graphics package.
- The New Windows Display Driver Model
- Start Menu and Taskbar Settings
- Desktop Personalization
- The Windows 7 Aero Experience
Module 5: Managing Windows 7 in the Workgroup
This module explains how to leverage the Windows 7 workgroup features so that you will be able to support the largest segment of computer networks in the market place. In this module you will be introduced to two different network types, the Workgroup and the Domain.
- Exploring Workgroups vs. Active Directory Domains
- Joining a Windows 7 Workgroup
- Configuring Windows 7 Homegroups
- Creating Windows 7 Libraries
- Sharing Resources
Module 6: Integrating Windows 7 with Active Directory
This module explains how to utilize the server side technologies that are available with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the enterprise abilities of Windows 7. This information will help you understand the things that you can do in your own network to make your job easier and make your data that much more available and secure.
- DNS Overview
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
- Join an Active Directory Domain
- Using Active Directory Tools Remotely
- Implementing Group Policy
Module 7: Windows 7 Networking
This module explains how to successfully manage and monitor you networks so they can operate smoothly and efficiently. This module introduces you to the Windows 7 networking technologies as well as networking in general.
- TCP/IP Fundamentals
- Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocols
- Network and Sharing Center
Module 8: Windows 7 Remote Access and Mobile Computing
This module explores the available remote access technologies that are present and available with Windows 7 as well as some features that are brand new and only function within a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. You will learn how to configure the Windows 7 Firewall to support the RDP client connections
- Windows 7 Virtual Private Networking
- Windows 7 DirectAccess
- Remote Desktop
- Power Management Options
- Offline Files and Folders
Module 9: Working with File Systems
This module examines the NTFS that is preinstalled on Windows 7. It explains SIDs, including the NTFS permissions and share permissions. This module also explains the Encrypting File System.
- Disk Management and Partitioning
- Mounting VHD Files
- NTFS Version 6.x Features
- File System Security
- Using EFS to Secure Files
Module 10: Securing Windows 7
This module explains how to use the various technologies that you can employ to secure your Windows 7 installations, such as User Access Control, NAP (Network Access Protection), the Windows firewall and a host of other tools.
- User Account Control Settings
- Configuring the Windows 7 Firewall
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Windows Update
- Using BitLocker to Secure the Disk
- Implementing Network Access Protection
Module 11: Windows 7 Backup and Recovery
This module introduces the backup and recovery tools available in the event that Windows 7 does have a problem.
- Windows 7 System Protection
- Restoring Previous Versions of Files
- Backup and Restore
- Windows 7 System Image Backup
- Building a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
- Building a Custom WinRE Disc
Module 12: Troubleshooting and Monitoring Windows 7
This module explains how to use the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor, the Performance Monitor, and the other utilities to maintain and monitor your Windows 7 network.
- Analyzing System Performance
- Monitoring Tools
- Troubleshooting Tools
- Optimizing Windows 7 Performance
Module 13: Running and Troubleshooting Applications on Windows 7
This module explains how to use Windows 7 and other standalone utilities for application compatibility, remediation, and mitigation.
- Application Compatibility Tools
- Windows 7 File and Registry Virtualization
- Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode