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MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680), 1st Edition

  • Byron Wright
  • Leon Plesniarski
  • ISBN-10: 1111309779
  • ISBN-13: 9781111309770
  • 656 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.

Features

  • In-depth coverage of all the critical information students need to successfully move into a role as an IT professional and support Windows 7 in a business environment.

  • Full-color content maps completely to the objectives of the new Microsoft certification, MCTS #70-680.

  • Practical case projects incorporate real world experiences from IT professionals to make the coverage realistic and meaningful beyond just a list of technical features, and review questions test readers' understanding of critical information.

  • Explains complex concepts in straightforward terms for a smooth and problem-free transition to Windows 7.

Reviews

"…fits my current course well. I believe this text will be a more student friendly book and it will help the students to better understand the concepts with the detail used."
— Ashley Green, Bevill State Community College, Alabama

About the Author

Byron Wright

Byron Wright (@ByronWrightGeek) is a consultant, author and instructor with a focus on Microsoft technologies. He has a broad range of knowledge about Microsoft® operating systems, Active Directory, Office 365, Azure AD, Windows PowerShell, networking and security. In recognition of his community contributions, he received the Microsoft MVP award for Exchange Server from 2012-2015. His longtime experience as a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT) and consultant enables Mr. Wright to provide practical advice and relevant content to a wide variety of organizations. Most of his current projects are implementations of Microsoft cloud services that include identity management and email migration. In addition he occasionally teaches management information systems courses for the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

Leon Plesniarski

Leon Plesniarski is an information technology architect who has been building with Microsoft® products for many decades. While his formal training was in computer and electrical engineering, he has since applied his skills primarily to aligning Microsoft-based technology with business needs. Through his work as a technical instructor, Mr. Plesniarski has extensive experience equipping IT leaders, professionals and end-users with the skills needed to move to newer or unfamiliar technology. He currently works as a consultant for Broadview Networks to analyze client requirements, coach customers on adoption strategies and implement practical solutions for their needs. In recent years he has focused on Microsoft® cloud services, such as Windows Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft® 365. Mr. Plesniarski effectively leverages his teaching skills and experience as a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT) to create learning materials that are technically accurate and easy to understand. His other leading Cengage books detail both Windows Vista and Windows.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
1. Introduction to Windows.
2. Installing Windows 7.
3. Using the System Utilities.
4. Managing Disks.
5. Managing File Systems.
6. User Management.
7. Windows 7 Security Features.
8. Networking.
9. Remote Access.
10. User Productivity and Media Tools.
11. Performance Tuning.
12. Application Support.
13. Disaster Recovery and Troubleshooting.
14. Enterprise Computing.
APPENDIX A: Exam Objectives Tracking for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Exam #70-680.
GLOSSARY.
INDEX.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111309833 | ISBN-13: 9781111309831)

The CL eBook for MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680) is a flexible, comprehensive electronic book solution. It includes robust capabilities such as high-speed searching; electronic note-taking; a browser-based, PDF-style layout; highlighting; hyperlinks and media embedded within the text, and more.

MCTS Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111309787 | ISBN-13: 9781111309787)

The Lab Manual provides students with the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and deploy and manage Windows 7. Designed for classroom-led or self-paced study, labs complement main text content and offer a unique, practical approach to learning that is a key component to the exams. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, illustrations and review questions.

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111309817 | ISBN-13: 9781111309817)

The Instructor Resource CD includes the following materials (also available online at www.cengage.com): Electronic Instructor's Manual--The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions--The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including review questions and case projects. PowerPoint presentations--This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. ExamView®--ExamView®, the ultimate tool for objective-based testing needs, is a powerful test generator that enables instructors to create paper, LAN, or Web-based tests from test banks designed specifically for their Cengage Course Technology text. Instructors can utilize the ultra-efficient QuickTest Wizard to create tests in less than five minutes by taking advantage of Cengage Course Technology's questions banks, or customize their own exams from scratch. Figure files--All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution.

MCTS Web-based Labs  (ISBN-10: 1111309795 | ISBN-13: 9781111309794)

Provides an actual real-life Microsoft Windows 7 lab environment over the Internet. With step-by-step labs based on the hands-on projects in the main text, students can log on anywhere, anytime via a Web browser to gain essential hands-on experience with actual Microsoft Windows 7 software.

CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111309809 | ISBN-13: 9781111309800)

Six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the critical knowledge related to Windows 7 and the 70-680 certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111309876 | ISBN-13: 9781111309879)

dtiMetrics is an online testing system that automatically grades students and keeps class and student records. dtiMetrics tests against Cengage's textbook, as well as against the Microsoft certification exam, including a quiz for each chapter in the book along with a mid-term and final exam. dtiMetrics is managed by the classroom instructor who has 100% of the control, 100% of the time. It is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing.

LabConnection on Online Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111310068 | ISBN-13: 9781111310066)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's MCTS Guide to Microsoft® Windows 7 textbook and MCTS Certification Exam #70-680, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into any online course. Online access delivered through individual learner access codes with a class account enables anyone with Internet access to utilize these tools. LabConnection is also available on DVD and enterprise license.

LabConnectionon Standard Enterprise Solution  (ISBN-10: 1111310289 | ISBN-13: 9781111310288)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's MCTS Guide to Microsoft® Windows 7 textbook and MCTS Certification Exam #70-680, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into any online course. Online access via the institution's own Learning Management System in a site license model provides a streamlined method of access for all learners within an institution's program. LabConnection is also available as DVD and individual online access.

LabConnection Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285193482 | ISBN-13: 9781285193489)
LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 128577759X | ISBN-13: 9781285777597)

Student Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111309833 | ISBN-13: 9781111309831)

The CL eBook for MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680) is a flexible, comprehensive electronic book solution. It includes robust capabilities such as high-speed searching; electronic note-taking; a browser-based, PDF-style layout; highlighting; hyperlinks and media embedded within the text, and more.

MCTS Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111309787 | ISBN-13: 9781111309787)

The Lab Manual provides students with the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and deploy and manage Windows 7. Designed for classroom-led or self-paced study, labs complement main text content and offer a unique, practical approach to learning that is a key component to the exams. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, illustrations and review questions.

MCTS Web-based Labs  (ISBN-10: 1111309795 | ISBN-13: 9781111309794)

Provides an actual real-life Microsoft Windows 7 lab environment over the Internet. With step-by-step labs based on the hands-on projects in the main text, students can log on anywhere, anytime via a Web browser to gain essential hands-on experience with actual Microsoft Windows 7 software.

CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111309809 | ISBN-13: 9781111309800)

Six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the critical knowledge related to Windows 7 and the 70-680 certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the learner completes the course.

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111309876 | ISBN-13: 9781111309879)

dtiMetrics is an online testing system that automatically grades students and keeps class and student records. dtiMetrics tests against Cengage's textbook, as well as against the Microsoft certification exam. dtiMetrics is managed by the classroom instructor who has 100% of the control, 100% of the time. It is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing.

LabConnection on Online Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111310068 | ISBN-13: 9781111310066)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's MCTS Guide to Microsoft® Windows 7 textbook and MCTS Certification Exam #70-680, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into any online course. Online access delivered through individual learner access codes with a class account enables anyone with Internet access to utilize these tools. LabConnection is also available on DVD and enterprise license.

LabConnectionon Standard Enterprise Solution  (ISBN-10: 1111310289 | ISBN-13: 9781111310288)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's MCTS Guide to Microsoft® Windows 7 textbook and MCTS Certification Exam #70-680, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into any online course. Online access via the institution's own Learning Management System in a site license model provides a streamlined method of access for all learners within an institution's program. LabConnection is also available as DVD and individual online access.

LabConnection Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285193482 | ISBN-13: 9781285193489)
LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 128577759X | ISBN-13: 9781285777597)