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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Planning for Windows 7 Deployment $74.95
Determining Application Compatibility for Windows 7 $74.95
Creating a Standard Image to Deploy Windows 7 $74.95
Deploying Windows 7 Using WDS and USMT $74.95
Deploying Windows 7 Using Lite-Touch Installation $74.95
Deploying Windows 7 Using Zero-Touch Installation $74.95
Designing Windows 7 Client Configuration $74.95
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Client Configuration $74.95
Designing Application and Update Deployments for Windows 7 $74.95

Bundle Price: $319.00
Total Savings: $355.55


Planning for Windows 7 Deployment

Windows 7 is Microsoft's latest client operating system for IT infrastructure environments. Microsoft has improved and added new tools to help deploy Windows 7 throughout networks using images. Administrators can use tools provided by Microsoft to analyze their IT networks to determine the best deployment strategy. This course discuss the deployment tools and methods, Windows 7 editions and requirements, and licensing. It also demonstrates how to analyze the current client computers for hardware and compatibility issues. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • recognize what happens at each phase in the deployment lifecycle
  • recognize the challenges to deployment
  • recognize the main functions of Windows 7 deployment tools
  • recognize which deployment method to use in a given scenario
  • recognize factors to consider when planning a multilingual user interface deployment
  • identify Windows 7 editions and features
  • identify Windows 7 hardware requirements
  • recognize features of KMS
  • identify features of MAK
  • evaluate client connectivity to determine the most suitable volume activation method
  • identify recommendations for different network infrastructures
  • recognize the Windows 7 tools for obtaining inventory on client computers
  • inventory the IT infrastructure using the MAP toolkit
  • recognize which Windows 7 edition to deploy in a given scenario
  • determine which licensing method to use
  • use the MAP toolkit to determine what hardware is on the client computer

Determining Application Compatibility for Windows 7

One of the main issues with upgrading client machines to a new operating system is ensuring that applications will still run without issues for the users. Microsoft enables administrators to use the Application Compatibility Toolkit to collect information about the applications and then test and mitigate any issues that may have been detected. This course discusses ACT and how to use it to collect data, analyze issues, and test and mitigate them using development tools. It also discusses when to use shims for compatibility mitigation. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • identify the features of ACT
  • use the configuration wizard to configure ACT
  • use the ACM to create a DCP for deploying Windows 7
  • analyze compatibility data using ACT
  • test and mitigate issues
  • recognize important considerations for designing a shim strategy
  • configure ACT using the ACT wizard
  • create a DCP for deploying Windows 7
  • analyze compatibility data
  • test an application's compatibility using SUA

Creating a Standard Image to Deploy Windows 7

Microsoft provides various solutions for deploying Windows 7 to client machines in an enterprise environment. Each solution provides advantages and disadvantages and depends on the company's requirements. One solution is Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7. It contains documentation and tools – including Windows System Image Manager, ImageX, Windows Preinstallation Environment, and Deployment Image Servicing and Management – to deploy Windows 7 using images. These tools enable IT professionals to create Windows images and answer files and to apply and service the images. This course demonstrates how to create a standard image using SIM, to then apply the image to the client machines using Windows PE and ImageX, and finally to service it using DISM. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • compare the Windows 7 installation methods
  • identify the technician computer system requirements
  • build an answer file in a given scenario
  • configure, validate, and save Windows 7 settings
  • create an answer file
  • configure Windows 7 settings
  • validate and save Windows 7 settings
  • recognize how to build a reference installation and how to create bootable Windows PE media
  • recognize how to conduct phase four of the deployment process
  • use DISM to service an offline image in a given scenario
  • capture and apply a Windows image and deploy the image from the network share
  • service an offline image

Deploying Windows 7 Using WDS and USMT

Microsoft offers many deployment tools for deploying Windows 7 throughout entire networks. Deciding which tool to use depends on many factors, including network configuration, cost, and down-time. Windows Deployment Services, one of the tools available, can be used to install Windows 7 directly over the network, without using the installation media directly at each client machine. When deploying Windows 7 throughout the network, administrators need to consider how they will preserve the user files and settings on each client computer. Microsoft offers user state migration tools that enable the administrator to store the user data in a specified location until Windows 7 is deployed, when that user data can be restored. This course demonstrates how to deploy Windows 7 over the network using Windows Deployment Services. It also demonstrates how to use Windows Easy Transfer and the User State Migration Tool to migrate user state data and then restore it after Windows 7 is deployed. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • prepare WDS for deploying images
  • create custom images using WDS
  • perform an unattended installation using WDS
  • configure WDS and install a boot image
  • use WDS to create a custom image
  • use WDS to create an install image
  • transfer files and settings using Windows Easy Transfer
  • recognize considerations when planning user state migration
  • use ScanState to save user state data
  • use LoadState to restore user data from the data store
  • migrate settings to Windows 7 in a given scenario

Deploying Windows 7 Using Lite-Touch Installation

Microsoft provides many different deployment strategies for deploying Windows operating systems and applications. Recently Microsoft released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, which provides faster deployment times using standardized desktop and server images to client machines within a network. Deployment Administrators can perform Lite-Touch Installations or Zero-Touch Installations for four deployment scenarios using MDT 2010 using deployment shares. This course demonstrates how to plan for and use LTI to deploy Windows 7 to client machines in a network. This includes creating a reference computer to capture the installation image and then deploying the image using bootable media to the target clients. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • identify factors to consider when planning an MDT deployment
  • recognize how to prepare the deployment environment for LTI
  • recognize how to prepare a reference computer for LTI deployment
  • recognize how to capture the image on the reference computer for an LTI deployment
  • recognize how to prepare for deployment to the target computer
  • deploy the captured image of the reference computer to the target computer
  • create the deployment share
  • create the task sequence to deploy the captured image to the target computer
  • complete the Windows Deployment Wizard to deploy the image to the target computer

Deploying Windows 7 Using Zero-Touch Installation

Microsoft offers different deployment tools to deploy Windows operating systems. The most recent addition is Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, which can be used in conjunction with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to perform Zero-Touch Installations. Zero-Touch Installations enable deployment administrators to deploy Windows 7 over a network with little interaction once the task sequences are created that contain all the information required for the installation. This includes different packages that contain all the software required, including drivers, applications, user state, and operating system files. The course demonstrates performing ZTI using MDT 2010 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 by creating the different task sequences required to deploy and capture an image on a reference computer and for deploying the captured image to target computers throughout the network. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator Certification.
  • recognize how to prepare the environment for a ZTI
  • recognize how to prepare the reference computer for a ZTI
  • identify the steps in preparing to deploy an OS to a reference computer
  • recognize how to deploy Windows 7 and capture the image for ZTI
  • identify the tasks in deploying Windows 7 and capturing an image of the reference computer
  • recognize how to create and configure a task sequence to deploy the target computer
  • recognize how to deploy the captured image of the reference computer to the target computer
  • configure the PXE Service Point role as part of preparing the environment for LTI
  • create a task sequence template
  • create a collection that contains the reference computer
  • create an advertisement for the target computer

Designing Windows 7 Client Configuration

Microsoft Windows 7 can be a standalone client machine or part of a domain. Either way, users and administrators should ensure that computers are secure and are configured properly to mitigate any issues. In a domain environment, client computers should have standardized settings to help reduce costs and desktop support issues. This ensures the users and computers all have the same settings, which a user may or may not be able to change, including desktop, security, and Internet Explorer. This course demonstrates how to configure Group Policy settings to apply standard configurations and security settings to computers and users throughout a domain. It also demonstrates how to configure Windows 7 security features, such as Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, BitLocker, and AppLocker to secure client computers. It also outlines how to configure Internet Explorer. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • recognize the characteristics of Group Policy desktop usage scenarios
  • recognize the characteristics of Group Policy
  • recognize how to configure user settings using administrative templates
  • recognize how to configure computer settings
  • identify the different ways scripts can be processed on client workstations
  • recognize how to apply Group Policy processing in a given scenario
  • create a GPO and link it to an OU
  • configure settings for all users on a network
  • identify the characteristics of Windows 7 user and group accounts
  • recognize how to implement Windows 7 security features
  • recognize the functions of Windows 7 security features
  • configure Windows 7 security features in given scenarios
  • control UAC using group policy
  • configure an Account Policy
  • set up an AppLocker policy
  • set up an Audit Policy
  • recognize how to configure Internet Explorer 8 settings in given scenarios
  • configure Group Policy settings

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Client Configuration

Microsoft Windows 7 provides features and tools to help troubleshoot and resolve issues that may occasionally arise on the client machines. Some problems may arise for Group Policy settings, authorization and authentication, networking, and Internet Explorer. Windows 7 provides specific tools to help resolve issues with these features. This course demonstrates how to troubleshoot and resolve issues with Group Policy settings by using the Group Policy Results Wizard; authentication and authorization, such as logon issues and permissions; networking issues for wired and wireless networks and VPNs; and Internet Explorer. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686 Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • identify the settings that affect how Group Policies are processed
  • use tools to determine which Group Policy settings have been applied
  • recognize how to resolve Group Policy issues in a given scenario
  • recognize where to troubleshoot Group Policy settings that affect processing
  • recognize how to troubleshoot Kerberos problems
  • recognize how to troubleshoot permission problems
  • recognize how to enable auditing for Privileged Elevation
  • using Group Policy Result wizard to determine the GPO settings applied to a specific user and computer
  • enable Block Inheritance
  • set the maximum tolerance for a computer clock
  • determine the effective NTFS permissions
  • recognize how to troubleshoot network issues in a given scenario
  • use tools to troubleshoot Internet Explorer issues in Windows 7
  • recognize steps to take when some web pages do not display correctly
  • troubleshoot Group Policy issues in Internet Explorer
  • troubleshoot wireless connectivity issues
  • resolve network connectivity issues
  • reset Internet Explorer settings

Designing Application and Update Deployments for Windows 7

Microsoft provides many technologies and tools to enable administrators to reduce time and cost associated with maintaining clients computers, specifically for making applications available to users and ensuring that client computers are automatically updated to minimize security vulnerabilities. This course demonstrates how to deploy and distribute applications to Windows 7 client machines in an Active Directory environment using Group Policy settings and System Center Configuration Manager. It discusses how administrators can make applications available to users through virtualization technologies, such as App-V, Med-V, RemoteApp, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It also shows how to apply updates automatically to client machines using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and how to ensure client compliancy using Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • recognize how to distribute applications using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • use Group Policies to assign, publish, and upgrade an application
  • deploy applications using Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • deploy an application to a computer through a GPO
  • match virtualization technologies to their features
  • design a WSUS deployment
  • recognize how to configure clients using Group Policy
  • approve and verify updates
  • design a WSUS deployment
  • configure Windows 7 clients using Group Policy
  • approve and verify Automatic Updates
  • use MBSA to assess client security compliance in a given scenario
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Microsoft Windows 7: Enterprise Desktop Administrator e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271442
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $319