40349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals (MTA)

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About this Course
This three-day MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-349 and build an understanding of these topics: Operating System Configurations, Installing and Upgrading Client Systems, Managing Applications, Managing Files and Folders, Managing Devices, and Operating System Maintenance. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

Audience Profile
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Operating System Configurations
  • Install and Upgrade Client Systems
  • Manage Applications
  • Manage Files and Folders
  • Manage Devices
  • Understand Operating System Maintenance

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Module 1: Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows 7
Windows Operating System Editions
Upgrade Paths
Application Compatibility
Product Identification Keys

Module 2: Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows 7
User Accounts and User Account Control (UAC)
Configuring Control Panel Options
Configuring Desktop Settings
Virtualized Clients
Application Virtualization

Module 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools, Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance
Windows Internet Explorer
Accessory Programs
Using the Snipping Tool
Playing Back and Recording to Media
Sync Center
Using Windows Mobility Center
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Management and Assistance

Module 4: Managing Applications, Services, Folders, and Libraries
Installing and Managing Applications
Using MSCONFIG (System Configuration Util¬ity)
File Systems
Exploring and Managing Libraries
Encrypting and Compressing Files and Folders

Module 5: Managing Devices
Printing Devices
System Devices

Module 6: Understanding File and Print Sharing
File and Printer Sharing Basics
Creating Public, Basic, and Advanced Shares
Mapping Drives
Setting Up Printer Sharing
Troubleshooting Printers

Module 7: Maintaining, Updating, and Protecting Windows 7
Exploring Built-In Maintenance Tools
Maintaining the Windows Registry
Updating the System
Defending Your System from Malicious Software

Module 8: Understanding Backup and Recovery Method
Local, Network, and Automated Backup Methods
Creating a System Image
Creating a Repair Disc
System Restore
Using System Restore
Recovery Boot Options

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