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MS5115 - Installing and Configuring the Vista Operating System

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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops. It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured a Windows Vista desktop that is secure, on the network, and ready for browsing. This is the first course in the Windows Vista curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other Windows Vista Technology Specialist courses.
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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have: • Familiarity with PC hardware and devices. For example, ability to look into device manager and look for unsupported devices. • Basic TCP/IP knowledge. For example, that you need to have a valid IP address. • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership. • Experience with mapping network file shares. For example, familiar with UNC paths, mapping local resources to server/share. • Experience with running commands from a command window. For example, DOS command prompt. • Experience with reviewing BIOS settings. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: • First Look Clinic 5056 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals. • Hands-on-Lab 5057 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals. Important: This learn
 
Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Installing Windows Vista
This module describes the new features of the Windows Vista operating system and then explains how to perform a clean installation. This module also explains how to install and configure Windows Vista device drivers.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Windows Vista.

  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista.

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Device Drivers.

  • Lab: Installing Windows Vista

  • Verifying Hardware Requirements

  • Installing Windows Vista from DVD

  • Managing Device Drivers


  • Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    This module explains how to upgrade and migrate to Windows Vista Ultimate edition from previous versions of Windows and from other Windows Vista editions.
    Lessons
    Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows.
  • Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions

  • Running USMT to Load a Users Settings


  • Module 3: Configuring Post-Installation System Settings
    This module explains how to configure the Windows Aero Experience and the Accessibility features of Windows Vista. This module also explains how to configure Parental Controls.
  • Lessons

  • Configuring the Windows Aero Experience

  • Configuring Accessibility Features

  • Configuring Parental Controls

  • Lab: Configuring Post-Installation Options

  • Configuring Aero

  • Configuring Accessibility Features

  • Configuring Parental Controls


  • Module 4: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista
    This module explains how to use Windows Vista to share files with others and also describes how to manage the various file types that Windows Vista supports.
  • Lessons

  • Sharing Data with Others

  • Managing Windows Vista Files

  • Lab: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista

  • Sharing Data with Others

  • Managing Windows Vista Files

  • Lab: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista

  • Sharing Data with Others

  • Managing Files

  • Running USMT to Load a Users Settings


  • Module 5: Configuring Advanced Networking
    This module explains how to connect Windows Vista to a network and also explains how to configure and troubleshooting the Remote Access features of Windows Vista.
  • Lessons

  • Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring Remote Access

  • Lab: Configuring Advanced Networking

  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

  • Configuring Remote Access

  • Troubleshooting Remote Access


  • Module 6: Configuring User Account Security
    This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot User Account Control in Windows Vista.
  • Lessons

  • Configuring User Account Control

  • Troubleshooting User Account Control

  • Lab: Configuring User Account Security

  • Requesting an Application to Run Elevated One Time

  • Making an Application Always Run Elevated

  • Configuring the User Account Control Panel


  • Module 7: Configuring Network Security
    This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender and Windows Firewall applications in Windows Vista.
  • Lessons

  • Configuring Windows Defender in Windows Vista

  • Configuring Windows Vista Firewall Settings

  • Lab: Configuring Network Security

  • Configuring Windows Defender

  • Configuring Windows Firewall


  • Module 8: Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
    This module explains how to configure the Internet Explorer 7.0 options and explains how to configure the dynamic security settings.
  • Lessons

  • Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Lab: Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Customizing Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Security Settings
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