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

Byron Wright, Leon Plesniarski

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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.

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.
  • Prepare students to take the Microsoft Windows 10 Exam 70-697 exam through readings, review and self-quizzes.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Challenge students to problem solve and think critically to discussion topics based on the latest news in “Think Critically” and “In the News – Stay Current” features.
  • Test students on the types of questions seen on the Microsoft 70-697 exam.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
Certification Test Prep. Students get a sense of how much they learned throughout the course by taking the pre-assessment quiz at the beginning of the course and the post-assessment quiz at the end of the course.

In The News. articles and activities provide real-life relevance and up to date information on latest trends and news in the IT field.

it Readings. Text with multimedia increases student interest in and learning of IT technical support concepts. Preview. Course objectives set the stage for the student prior to beginning the unit reading.

Visualize. Students gain understanding from alternative media-rich explanations of core concepts and self-assessment.

Labs. Labs give students an opportunity to get hands-on experience and practice with problem solving.

Study. This section provides a variety of ways for students to absorb the new concepts and terminology introduced in the unit, including flashcards, PowerPoint slideshows, and crossword puzzles.

Test. Prepares students to take exams by reviewing chapter material and applying it to real-world situations.

IQ – Certification Test Prep. These certification-style questions provide students with what they need to know when it’s time to start preparing for the Microsoft exams.

IQ – Instructor Test Bank. These question banks allow instructors to create their own tests and add them to the learning path.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1337282227
  • ISBN-13: 9781337282222
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor Companion Web Site

ISBN: 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 You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 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.


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.