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Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops. It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured a Windows Vista desktop that is secure, on the network, and ready for browsing.

## Course Objectives

By attending this highly Informative Course You will be able to:

  • Install Windows Vista.
  • Upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
  • Configure post-installation system settings.
  • Configure basic networking.
  • Configure advanced networking.
  • Configure user account security.
  • Configure network security.
  • Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.

Course Outline

                                                                        Installing Windows Vista This module describes the new features of the Windows Vista operating system and then explains how to perform a clean installation. This module also explains how to install and configure Windows Vista device drivers. Lessons:
  • Introduction to Windows Vista
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Device Drivers

Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition This module explains how to upgrade and migrate to Windows Vista Ultimate edition from previous versions of Windows and from other Windows Vista editions. Lessons Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows

  • Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions

Configuring Post-Installation System Settings This module explains how to configure the Windows Aero Experience and the Accessibility features of Windows Vista. This module also explains how to configure Parental Controls. Lessons Configuring the Windows Aero Experience

  • Configuring Accessibility Features
  • Configuring Parental Controls

Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista This module explains how to use Windows Vista to share files with others and also describes how to manage the various file types that Windows Vista supports. Lessons

  • Sharing Data with Others
  • Managing Windows Vista Files

Configuring Advanced Networking This module explains how to connect Windows Vista to a network, and also explains how to configure and troubleshooting the Remote Access features of Windows Vista. Lessons

  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring Remote Access

Configuring User Account Security This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot User Account Control in Windows Vista. Lessons

  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Troubleshooting User Account Control

Configuring Network Security This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender and Windows Firewall applications in Windows Vista. Lessons

  • Configuring Windows Defender in Windows Vista
  • Configuring Windows Firewall Settings

Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0 This module explains how to configure the Internet Explorer 7.0 options and explains how to configure the dynamic security settings. Lessons

  • Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7.0

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals wishing to become technology specialists. A Windows Vista technology specialist is defined as a technology specialist interested in learning about, assessing skills, using reference products, or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to Microsoft’s Windows Vista technologies. Technology specialists:

  • Value and may be working toward an extensive, deep technical knowledge in a particular technology.
  • Are interested in learning about Windows Vista technologies in greater detail.
  • Want to learn or test that they know and can apply existing concepts, practices, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • Work in roles where most questions have clear right and wrong answers.
  • Focus primarily on the "how to" associated with Windows Vista technologies.
  • On the job, work from functional specifications, defined polices/conventions/standards, and documented operational procedures received from superiors


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