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Microsoft IT Academy: Course 10244: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers
Online

Self-taught course

Description

This two-hour course describes how to use Windows 7 performance management tools.

This course helps you prepare for the certification exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring.

Note to Windows XP Users: Labs in this course will support Windows XP SP3 and above versions. Users with Windows XP SP2 or lower version will need to upgrade to Windows XP SP3 to use these labs as Microsoft has discontinued its support for the older versions.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

Ability to install PC hardware, devices, and applications from media, configure BIOS, map network file shares, and work from the command promp. Knowledge of scripts, batch files, support logs, TCP/IP and networking, applications, security concepts, and principles of using printers. Knowledge of Windows and Active Directory, including domain user accounts, domain versus local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.

Topics covered

The course covers the following topics:

  • Maintaining Reliability by Using Windows 7 Performance Tools
  • Maintaining Reliability by Using Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data Using Windows Backup
  • Restoring Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update
Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Maintain the performance of a client computer running Windows 7 by using performance management tools.
  • Maintain reliability of a client computer running Windows 7 by using the diagnostic tools.
  • Back up and restore data on a client computer running Windows 7 by using Windows Backup.
  • Restore a Windows 7 system by using system restore points.
  • Configure Windows Update on a client computer running Windows 7.
Format

Self-taught online

System requirements

To view this course, you need:

  • 1 GHz processor with at least 1 GB of system memory
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4.0 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash 7.0 or higher (1MB disk space needed to install)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 or higher
  • A Super VGA monitor with minimum screen resolution 1024x768, with 16-bit color.
  • A sound card, and either speakers or headphones (for multi-media audio)
  • Internet bandwidth of 56K or faster. Broadband internet access is recommended

For courses containing labs (courses in the IT Professional and Developer Catalog), you will need:

  • Port 443 need to be open on the Client /Firewall/ISP to connect to the lab. By default this port is enabled and there is no action required from the user. For enabling port 443 on Corporate / ISP firewall, please contact your System Administrator.
  • User will be prompted to either Install Microsoft Virtual Server ActiveX control (1MB disk space needed to install) or Enable Microsoft Remote Desktop ActiveX control depending on the Virtualization technology used to deliver the lab.

For courses containing Virtual Server-based labs (courses in the IT Professional and Developer Catalog), you will need:

  • Microsoft Virtual Server ActiveX control (1MB disk space needed to install)

The following software must be running on your computer in order to access this course with Screen Reader Software:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Window-Eyes from GW Micro
  • JAWS from Freedom Scientific
  • MSAA enabled
Notes

How to Enrol

  • Email us: training@ucs.cam.ac.uk
  • Telephone courses: (01223 3)34662

Important Information:

  • To view this course you will need a Microsoft Live ID or Hotmail email account and to view the materials you will need to login and access the courses with Microsoft’s Explorer web browser (other browser systems may experience problems).

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