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Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System
(Microsoft Training Course: 5115) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Vista desktops. It is intended for IT Professionals that are responsible for deploying desktop operating systems, provisioning desktop computers, and deploying service packs and updates to these computers, and who wish to become technology specialists.
> Course outline
  1. Installing Windows Vista
  2. Configuring Post-Installation Settings
  3. Configuring Disks on Windows Vista Systems
  4. Managing Files and Printers on Windows Vista Systems
  5. Configuring Network Connectivity
  6. Configuring Wireless Network Connections
  7. Configuring Windows Vista Security
  8. Optimizing and Maintaining Performance and Reliability in Windows Vista
  9. Configuring Mobile Computers and Devices
  10. Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications

Supplementary InformationThis course has been updated to Version B and now combines Courses 5115A and 5116A. This course is preparation for the Technology Specialist exam 70-620 (Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client).
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.
  • 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
Skills
  • 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.
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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.
  • Configuring Computer Settings
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
  • Configuring System Properties
  • Configuring Accessibility Features
  • Configuring Windows Aero
  • Lab: Configuring Post-Installation Settings
Skills
  • 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.
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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.
  • Partitioning Disks in Windows Vista
  • Managing Disk Volumes
  • Managing File System Fragmentation
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Lab: Configuring Disks on Windows Vista Systems
Skills
  • Configure disk partitions.
  • Create and manage disk volumes.
  • Manage file system fragmentation.
  • Configure disk quotas.
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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.
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Managing File Access
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printing
  • Lab: Managing Files and Printing on Windows Vista Systems
Skills
  • Manage shared folders.
  • Manage file access in Windows Vista.
  • Configure file compression.
  • Install, configure and administer printers.
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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.
  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Configuring Remote Access
  • Lab: Configuring Network Connectivity
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 6: Configuring Wireless Network Connections
  • This module provides an overview of wireless networks, and it describes how to connect to a wireless network.
  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Connecting to a Wireless Network
  • Lab: Configuring Wireless Network Connections
Skills
  • Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections
  • Describe the hardware and the process involved in connecting to a wireless network.
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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.
  • 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
Skills
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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
Skills
  • 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.
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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.
  • Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  • Configuring Mobile Devices
  • Configuring Power Options
  • Configuring Tablet PC Settings
  • Lab: Configuring Mobile Computers and Devices
Skills
  • Configure mobile computer settings.
  • Configure mobile devices by implementing sync partnerships.
  • Configure power options by using power plans.
  • Configure Tablet PC settings.
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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.
  • Configuring Windows Sidebar
  • Configuring Windows Mail
  • Configuring Window Meeting Space
  • Configuring Windows Calendar
  • Configuring Windows Fax and Scan
Skills
  • Configure Windows Sidebar.
  • Configure Windows Mail.
  • Configure Windows Meeting Space.
  • Configure Windows Calendar.
  • Configure Windows Fax and Scan.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Familiarity with PC hardware and devices.
  • Basic TCP/IP knowledge.
  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
  • Experience with mapping network file shares.
  • Experience with running commands from a command window.
  • Experience with reviewing BIOS settings.
  • Technical knowledge equivalent to the following courses: CompTIA A+ Essentials, CompTIA A+ (220-602), CompTIA Network+ (2009 objectives).
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able perform a clean installation of Windows Vista and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP; configure the post-installation settings of a computer running Windows Vista; configure and manage disks, partitions, and volumes on a computer installed with Windows Vista; manage files and printing in Windows Vista; configure and troubleshoot network connectivity; configure a wireless network connection; configure and troubleshoot Windows Vista security; optimize and maintain performance and reliability in Windows Vista; configure mobile computers and devices; configure Windows Vista productivity applications.
> Supplementary Information
This course has been updated to Version B and now combines Courses 5115A and 5116A. This course is preparation for the Technology Specialist exam 70-620 (Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client).