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

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

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.


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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

List Price = $97.00  | CengageBrain Price = $96.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.25


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.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111309868 | ISBN-13: 9781111309862)

WebTutor for WebCT is a content rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. TheWebTutor platform also provides rich communication tools for instructors and students, making it much more than an online study guide. Features include PowerPoint presentations, practice quizzes, and more, organized by chapter and topic.

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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.

List Price = $37.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.00


LabConnection on DVD for Wright/Plesniarski's MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680)  (ISBN-10: 111131005X | ISBN-13: 9781111310059)

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 a distance learning course. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

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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.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.50


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.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Byron Wright

Byron Wright is a Partner in Conexion Networks, a computer consulting firm that implements and maintains networks, e-mail systems, and security for a wide variety of organizations. In addition to possessing a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B. Comm), Wright is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a Certified Novell Instructor (CNI), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), a Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), and Certified Linux Professional (CLP). Wright also is a sessional instructor with the University of Manitoba teaching Information Systems for the Asper School of Business. As well, Byron has authored and co-authored a number of books for Cengage - Course Technology, including MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista, MCSE Guide to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administration, and MCSE Guide to Planning a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network.

Leon Plesniarski

Leon Plesniarski is a Senior Solutions Architect who has been building with Microsoft products since 1984. After graduating with a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1990, he applied his training as a Network Administrator and independent consultant. He joined Applied Innovation in 1996 where he supplied Microsoft and Novell teaching services for the University of Manitoba Continuing Education Division as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Certified Novell Instructor (CNI), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and Certified Novell Engineer (CNE). He has worked on developing new A+ certification course material on computer hardware and operating systems, focusing attention on details to enable students to pass certifications and gain employment or job upgrades. After joining Broadview Networks in 2001 as a Senior Network Engineer, and ultimately becoming a Solutions Architect, Plesniarski has focused his efforts on helping small to large companies design, deploy, and benefit from Microsoft technology and optimized network infrastructures. Leon has co-authored MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista for Cengage Learning.

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