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

Byron Wright | Leon Plesniarski

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Prepare students for a career in network administration with MICROSOFT® SPECIALIST GUIDE TO MICROSOFT® WINDOWS 10 (EXAM 70-697, CONFIGURING WINDOWS DEVICES). This resource offers examples and activities to reinforce key concepts, and troubleshooting tips offer solutions to common problems. It explores all aspects of installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft® Windows® 10. 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 yet provide important practice that can be completed on physical or virtual machines.

Byron Wright,

Byron Wright is owner of BTW Technology Solutions, which provides Exchange Server and Office 365 implementation and migration services. Mr. Wright is a Microsoft® MVP for Exchange server since 2012. He has a broad range of knowledge about Microsoft® operating systems, Active Directory, networking, security, and cloud services. As a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT), Mr. Wright provides practical advice and exam relevant content to a wide variety of organizations. He has authored and co-authored a number of books for Cengage Learning on Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. He also occasionally teaches information systems course for the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

Leon Plesniarski,

Leon Plesniarski is a Senior Solutions Architect who has been building with Microsoft® products since 1984. Mr. Plesniarski’s formal training was in Computer and Electrical Engineering, but he has since applied his skills primarily in computer networking. He has worked as a network administrator and technical instructor. He currently works as a consultant for Broadview Networks to analyze client requirements and provide practical solutions for their needs. In recent years Mr. Plesniarski has focused on Microsoft® cloud services, such as Windows Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft® Intune. Mr. Plesniarski leverages his teaching skills and experience as a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT) to create learning materials that are technically accurate and easy to understand. He has previously created course materials for A+ certificate. For Cengage, he has authored leading books detailing both Windows Vista and Windows.

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  • 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.

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


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

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Instructor Companion Web Site

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ISBN: 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.



ISBN: 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.