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EXAM PREP GUIDE
Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-620and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what youve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:
- Install and configure the operating system and device drivers
- Configure User Access Control and security settings
- Set up and troubleshoot network connections, Windows Firewall, and remote access
- Configure Windows Media Center, Windows Sidebar, and other built-in applications
- Set up mobile devices and Tablet PCs
- Troubleshoot and optimize system performance and reliability
Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers, including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
Your training kit includes:
- 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/11. Details inside.
- Official self-paced study guide.
- Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
- 425+ practice and review questions.
- Case scenarios, practice exercises, and best practices.
- Fully searchable eBook of this guide.
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Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-686, the required exam for the MCITP: Windows 7, Desktop Administrator certification. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft® study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most-including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and labs to build the skills and expertise you can use on the job. Topics include planning and managing a client life-cycle strategy, designing a standard image and client configurations, planning Windows 7 client deployment, managing application compatibility, and identifying and resolving issues with deployment and configuration. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. Then assess yourself using the 200 practice questions on CD, featuring multiple customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers-including pointers back to the book for further study. -making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.
A Note Regarding Practice Tests
Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
About the Author
Ian McLean was called to the Bar in 1951 and admitted to the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, in 1985. His background includes criminal practice both in England and as a law officer in Northern Nigeria. Between 1970 and 1980 he was a Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, and a Circuit Judge between
1980 and 1997. He has lectured widely both in the UK and on the Continent, and is the author of a number of practitioner books. Peter Morrish was called to the Bar in 1962. His background includes service in the Northern Rhodesia Police, where he acted as a Public Prosecutor, and in the Royal Air
Force, where he gained extensive experience of courts-martial. In addition to an extensive criminal practice, he has held administrative posts in the Metropolitan Magistrates' Court Service, in the old Quarter Sessions courts (County of London, Lancashire, and Middlesex), the Central Criminal Court,
and in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). He has lectured in the UK and in the US and is the author of a number of practitioner books. John Greenhill was called to the Bar in 1972. He served in the Metropolitan Magistrates' Courts, rising to Senior Chief Clerk, and Training Officer for the
Metropolitan Area. He is currently based at Straford East Magistrates' Court. He holds an MSc in Criminology from the University of Leicester. Andrew Mimmack has been a Council Member of the Justices' Clerks' Society since 1996, and currently holds the office of Junior Vice President. He is Editor
of The Magistrates' Courts Practice and also delivers training courses for a range of practitioners including lawyers in England and France, Guardians ad litem, Approved Social Workers, Local AuthorityRegistration and Inspection Officers, and others.
Table of Contents
Dedication; About the Authors; Ian McLean; Orin Thomas; Introduction; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Using the CD; Microsoft Certified Professional Program; Technical Support; Chapter 1: Installing Windows Vista Client; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Identifying Hardware Requirements; 1.3 Lesson 2: Installing Windows Vista; 1.4 Lesson 3: Installing, Updating, and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Device Drivers; 1.5 Chapter Review; Chapter 2: Windows Vista Upgrades and Migrations; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista; 2.3 Lesson 2: Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions; 2.4 Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Installations and Upgrades; 2.5 Chapter Review; Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Post-Installation Configuration Issues; 3.3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Aero; 3.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Access; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Parental Controls and Content Advisor; 4.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Internet Explorer 7+; 4.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 5: User Account Control; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting User Account Control; 5.3 Chapter Review; Chapter 6: Configuring Internet Explorer Security; 6.1 Before You Begin; 6.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Windows Defender; 6.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7+; 6.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 7: Configuring Network Connectivity; 7.1 Before You Begin; 7.2 Lesson 1: Using the Network And Sharing Center to Configure Networking; 7.3 Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues; 7.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 8: Configuring Firewall and Remote Support Settings; 8.1 Before You Begin; 8.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall; 8.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Remote Support; 8.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 9: Configuring Communications Applications Included with Windows Vista; 9.1 Before You Begin; 9.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Windows Mail; 9.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Windows Contacts and Windows Calendar; 9.4 Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Meeting Space; 9.5 Chapter Review; Chapter 10: Configuring Faxes, Media Applications, and the Windows Sidebar; 10.1 Before You Begin; 10.2 Lesson 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Media Applications; 10.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Windows Fax and Scan; 10.4 Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Sidebar; 10.5 Chapter Review; Chapter 11: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista; 11.1 Before You Begin; 11.2 Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Performance Issues; 11.3 Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Reliability Issues by Using Built-in Diagnostic Tools; 11.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 12: Configuring Updates and Protecting Data; 12.1 Before You Begin; 12.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Windows Update; 12.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Data Protection; 12.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 13: Configuring Mobile Devices; 13.1 Before You Begin; 13.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Mobile Display Settings; 13.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Mobile Devices; 13.4 Chapter Review; Chapter 14: Working with a Tablet PC; 14.1 Before You Begin; 14.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Tablet PC Software; 14.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Power Options; 14.4 Chapter Review; Answers; Chapter 1: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 1: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 2: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 2: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 3: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 3: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 4: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 4: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 5: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 5: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 6: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 6: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 7: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 7: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 8: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 8: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 9: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 9: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 10: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 10: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 11: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 11: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 12: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 12: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 13: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 13: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 14: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 14: Case Scenario Answers; Glossary; System Requirements; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Exam 70-620: Configuring Windows Vista Client; Additional Resources for IT Professionals; Windows Server; Windows Client; SQL Server 2005; Exchange Server 2007; Scripting; More Great Resources for IT Professionals; Administrators Pocket Consultant; Administrators Companion; Resource Kit; Self-Paced Training Kit;