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This class provides the essential core knowledge of Windows XP Professional needed to be a successful administrator. It covers everything from configuration to system restore to Windows Firewall.
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|Preparation Guide for Exam 70-270|
|Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional|
|Key to the matrix:|
|The course includes material to prepare you for this task.|
|The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.|
|The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.|
|Skills measured by exam 70-270|
|Installing Windows XP Professional|
|Perform and troubleshoot an attended installation of Windows XP Professional.|
|Perform and troubleshoot an
unattended installation of Windows XP Professional.
|Upgrade from a previous version of
Windows to Windows XP Professional.
|Perform post-installation updates and product activation.|
|Troubleshoot failed installations.|
|Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources|
|Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot
access to files and folders.
|Manage and troubleshoot access to
|Connect to local and network print
|Configure and manage file systems.
|Manage and troubleshoot access to and synchronization of offline files.|
|Implementing, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers|
|Implement, manage, and troubleshoot
|Implement, manage, and troubleshoot
|Configure Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI).|
|Implement, manage, and troubleshoot
input and output (I/O) devices.
|Manage and troubleshoot drivers and driver signing.|
|Monitor and configure multiprocessor computers.|
|Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability|
|Monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot
performance of the Windows XP Professional desktop.
|Manage, monitor, and optimize system performance for mobile users.|
|Restore and back up the operating
system, System State data, and user data.
|Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment|
|Configure and manage user profiles and desktop settings.|
|Configure support for multiple
languages or multiple locations.
|Manage applications by using Windows Installer packages.|
|Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services|
|Configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol.|
|Connect to computers by using
|Connect to resources by using Internet Explorer.|
|Configure, manage, and implement Internet Information Services (IIS).|
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.|
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot an Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).|
|Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security|
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS).|
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot a security configuration and local security policy.|
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot
local user and group accounts.
|Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Internet Explorer security settings.|
Instruction by one of the world's leading experts:
William R. Stanek -- no substitutes, no second-stringers.
I teach all classes. There will never be a substitute. Here's the bio blurb if you need to know more:
William R. Stanek (firstname.lastname@example.org) has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written over 50 computer books, which are sold all over the world and there are more than 3 million copies of his books in print. Current or forthcoming books include Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant and IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.
William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He is widely sought after as a subject matter expert.
William has an MS in Information Systems degree with distinction and a BS Computer Science degree magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.
Part I, “Microsoft Windows XP Professional Essentials,” covers the fundamental tasks you need for workstation administration. Chapter 1 introduces key administration tools, techniques, and concepts. Chapter 2 covers customizing system and environment settings. Chapter 3 explores hardware and device management. Chapters 4 and 5 will focus on customizing the Windows desktop. You’ll learn how to manage themes, color schemes, toolbars, and more. Finally, Chapter 6 discusses how to install, manage and maintain programs.
In Part II, “Microsoft Windows XP Professional Core Administration,” you’ll find the essential tasks for managing access, permissions, and more. Chapter 7 discusses techniques you can use to manage user access to systems and configure global settings. Chapter 8 zeroes in on administration issues that are specific to laptops and traveling users. The chapter details considerations you should make when configuring laptops, such as power management, hardware profiles, and networking. Group Policy is the subject of Chapter 9. In this chapter, you’ll find extensive lists that tell you exactly what policies you should use to manage permissions, rights, and capabilities. Chapter 10 discusses partitioning, monitoring and optimizing drives. Chapter 11 explains how to configure shared folders and printers. Chapter 12 discusses additional file and folder options including offline files, shadow copies and disk quotas.
Part III, “Microsoft Windows XP Professional Networking, Optimization, and Security” focuses on networking techniques and tasks, as well as on techniques you can use to improve performance and resolve problems. Networking is the subject of Chapter 13, which examines local area network settings. You’ll find a complete discussion of installing and configuring TCP/IP networking. The chapter also covers troubleshooting networking and provides steps for performing detailed network diagnostics. Chapter 14 moves from corporate network environments to mobile environments, examining dial-up networking, wireless client connections and remote access with virtual private networks (VPNs). Chapter 15 explains how to configure Internet options, such as default applications and trusted sites. You’ll also learn how to customize Internet settings through Group Policy. In Chapter 16, you’ll learn how to improve system performance, optimize drives, and enhance data security. You’ll also learn how to resolve Windows XP errors and schedule routine maintenance tasks. In Chapter 17, you’ll learn how to use Remote Assistance to remotely troubleshoot problems with devices, applications, and the Windows operating system itself. You’ll also learn how to troubleshoot problems with startup and shutdown, and how to create and use Restore Points. Hopefully, after reading these chapters, you’ll be able to improve the overall experience of your users and reduce downtime.
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