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Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices), 1st Edition

  • Byron Wright
  • Leon Plesniarski
  • ISBN-10: 1285868579
  • ISBN-13: 9781285868578
  • 736 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Prepare students for a successful career in network administration using Microsoft Windows 10. MICROSOFT® SPECIALIST GUIDE TO MICROSOFT® WINDOWS 10 offers real-world examples and hands-on activities to reinforce key concepts. Helpful troubleshooting tips offer solutions to common problems in Windows 10 administration. This book’s in-depth study explores all aspects of installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 as a client operating system. Activities let readers experience the processes involved in Windows 10 configuration and management. Review Questions help students prepare for the Microsoft® certification exam while Case Projects offer practice in situations that must be managed in a live networking environment. Hands-on labs minimize hardware requirements while still providing important lab practice that can be completed on physical or virtual machines. Students with Windows 10 computers and at least 8 GB of memory can run virtual machines to perform the labs.

Features

  • IN-DEPTH COVERAGE ADDRESSES ALL OF THE CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR A CAREER IN TODAY’S IT. Students leave your course equipped with the knowledge they need to move successfully into a role as an IT professional and with the skills to support Windows 10 in today’s business environment.

  • FULL-COLOR CONTENT PREPARES STUDENTS FOR THE MICROSOFT® CERTIFICATION EXAM. All content in this edition maps completely to the objectives of the new Microsoft® certification exam #70-697 in order to fully prepare your students for exam success.

  • PRACTICAL CASE PROJECTS INCORPORATE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES. The book presents intriguing, actual challenges and situations from contemporary IT professionals to ensure the book’s coverage is realistic, meaningful and applicable beyond the technical features.

  • REVIEW QUESTIONS TEST READERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CRITICAL INFORMATION. Learning features help ensure your students have mastered the concepts and skills they need for success in IT today.

  • COMPLEX CONCEPTS ARE EXPLAINED IN STRAIGHTFORWARD TERMS. The book offers an uncomplicated, reader-friendly approach to concepts to ensure a smooth transition to Windows 10.

  • FLEXIBLE LABS CAN BE COMPLETED ON A PHYSICAL OR VIRTUAL MACHINES. The labs in this book were designed to minimize hardware requirements while still emphasizing the necessary concepts. The labs can be completed using physical or virtual machines. Students can even use their own Windows 10 computer with sufficient memory to run virtual machines and perform the labs.

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 to Windows 10.
Installing Windows 10.
Using System Utilities.
Managing Disks and File Systems.
User Management.
Windows 10 Security Features.
Networking.
User Productivity Tools.
Application Support.
Disaster Recovery and Troubleshooting.
Windows Intune.
Hyper-V.
Enterprise Computing.
Remote Access.
Appendix: Exam 70-697
Appendix: Objectives Mapping Grid
Appendix: Cloud Computing.

New to this edition

  • NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TODAY’S CLOUD SERVICES. Students take an in-depth look at cloud services, such as Microsoft® accounts and OneDrive. The book also provides a full chapter on Microsoft® InTune.
  • NEW CHAPTER FEATURES CLIENT HYPER-V. Detailed coverage helps students set up their own virtual machines for hands-on practice.
  • UPDATED APPLICATION SUPPORT CONTENT MATCHES NEW EXAM OBJECTIVES. The book offers greater emphasis on technologies, such as Application Virtualization (App-V) and RemoteApp to equip students with the skills need on the job and on the Microsoft® certification exam.

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

Instructor Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305072464 | ISBN-13: 9781305072466)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980387 | ISBN-13: 9781285980386)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Coursenotes  (ISBN-10: 1305072456 | ISBN-13: 9781305072459)

These laminated quick reference cards provide vital information for the Microsoft® Windows Exam 70-697 exam and are useful as a study resource for your students, as a supplement to the textbook or as a quick reference tool.

MindTap Networking, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright/Plesniarski's Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices)  (ISBN-10: 1337282227 | ISBN-13: 9781337282222)

MindTap Networking for Wright/Plesniarski's Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices) is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. Assignments tied to Microsoft Certification Exam 70-697 objectives; media lecture support; and critical-thinking activities, such as “In The News-Stay Current” and “Think Critically,” take students from basic knowledge to analysis and problem solving. Test Prep Certification Questions offer hundreds of practice questions to help students prepare for the actual exam. Practice labs offer interactive exercises for hands-on learning, while analytics and reports profile class progress.

Student Supplements

Coursenotes  (ISBN-10: 1305072456 | ISBN-13: 9781305072459)

These laminated quick reference cards focus on vital information for the Microsoft® Windows Exam 70-697 exam. They are useful as a study resource, as a supplement to reinforce concepts from the textbook or as an on-the-go quick reference tool.

MindTap Networking, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright/Plesniarski's Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices)  (ISBN-10: 1337282227 | ISBN-13: 9781337282222)

MindTap Networking for Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices) helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. The IQ App provides you with hundreds of test questions to help you review key concepts when you are short on time and prepare for the MCTS 70-697 test. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXT YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards to gather into a study guide you can organize.