Microsoft has begun releasing information on their official Windows 7 training courses. (Thanks Ken)
Course 6289 – First Look: Windows 7 for IT Professionals – This three-hour instructor-led clinic introduces students to new features in Microsoft Windows 7: user productivity, improved security and control, streamlined PC management, and desktop optimization.At Course Completion
- Discuss configuration of the UAC elevation prompt
- Explain BitLocker Data Encryption for removable storage devices
- Summarize how to create and enforce AppLocker rules
- Describe how Windows Defender helps to improve security on a computer
- Describe how DirectAccess helps improve the connectivity experience for remote users
- Explain how caching works to help make users in a branch office more productive
- Summarize how to use libraries and search to organize and find information
- Describe how taskbar and Control Panel improvements bring together common tasks and information to reduce clutter and improve navigation
- Explain how to perform a Windows Backup and Restore
- Describe troubleshooting enhancements including the Problem Steps Recorder, unified tracing concepts, Performance Monitor, and Windows PowerShell 2.0Course 6290 – First Look: Windows 7 for IT Professionals Hands-on Lab – This three hour lab is a companion to the 6289 course and provides hands-on practice with the main technical areas of Windows 7: User Productivity, Improved Security and Control, Streamlined PC Management, and Desktop Optimization.At Hands-On Lab Completion
- Configure User Account Control.
- Utilize the User Account Type and Elevation Prompt.
- Configure Local Security Policy.
- Configure Windows Firewall.
- Create AppLocker Rules and configure enforcement.
- Configure Windows Defender.
- Set indexing locations and modify advanced options.
- Execute searches form multiple locations.
- Create a library and set security permissions.
- Create and deploy a search connector.
- Use the built-in diagnostics tools to diagnose and resolve system problems.
- Use Performance Monitor to collect system performance information.
- Configure the Action Center and view messages.
- Examine events in Event Viewer and create a custom view.
- Configure Device Manager and control device installation.
- Run Windows PowerShell commands.
- Configure Backup and Restore option.
- Configure the Sync Center.
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