Synopses & Reviews
LabConnection provides powerful computer-based exercises, simulations, and demonstrations for hands-on skills courses such as this. It can be used as both a virtual lab and homework assignment tool, and provides automatic grading. LabConnection maps directly to the textbook and provides remediation to the text and to the 70-680 exam objectives. Features: Enhanced Comprehension: Through the LabConnection labs and guidance, while in the virtual lab environment, the student develops skills that are accurate and consistently effective. Exercises: Includes dozens of exercises that assess and prepare the learner for the virtual labs, establishing and solidifying the skills and knowledge required to complete the lab. Virtual Labs: Labs consist of end-to-end procedures performed in a simulated environment where the student can practice the skills required of professionals. Guided Learning: LabConnection allows learners to make mistakes but alerts them to errors made before they can move on to the next step, sometimes offering demonstration as well. Video demonstrations: Instructor-led video demonstrations guide the learners step by step through the labs while providing additional insights to solidify the concepts. SCORM Compliant Grading and Record Keeping: LabConnection will grade the exercises and record the completion status of the lab Portion, easily porting to and compatible with distance learning platforms.
With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection? provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's MCTS Guide to Microsoft? Windows 7 textbook and MCTS Certification Exam #70-680, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.
About the Author
Pierre Askmo, president of dti Publishing, has extensive experience in the IT certification field. Mr. Askmo's deep involvement in the IT industry is testified to by his involvement as a Cornerstone Founding Partner of the A+ Certification program at the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Mr. Askmo went on to sit on the A+ Executive committee that designed the A+ certification program and to participate in the Network+ and Server+ Advisory panels. As a former member of the IT Skills Curriculum Group of the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Askmo contributed to define the mix of skills deemed necessary to succeed in the IT professions. Mr. Askmo has co-authored the Course Technology book A+ Q&A, is an item writer for IT certifications and has worked on CertBlaster test preparation titles for MCSE, MCSA, and now MCTS and MCITP. Mr. Askmo is also the designer of the new powerful and user-friendly dtiMetrics™ assessment system solution that helps students master essential computer concepts and prepare for IT certification.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Windows 7. 2. Installing Windows 7. 3. Using the System Utilities. 4. Managing Disks. 5. Managing File Systems. 6. User Management. 7. Windows 7 Security Features. 8. Networking. 9. Remote Access. 10. User Productivity and Media Tools. 11. Performance Tuning. 12. Application Support. 13. Disaster Recovery and Troubleshooting. 14. Enterprise Computing.