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40033 Windows Operating System and Windows Server Fundamentals

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Training overview
5 days
Next start date: Contact for info. - Online

Course description

Students will gain an understanding of these topics: Operating System Configurations, Installing & Upgrading Client Systems, Managing Applications, Managing Files & Folders, Managing Devices, Operating System Maintenance, Server Installation, Server Roles

Course Outline

Understanding Windows 10 Operating Systems Configurations

  • Configure administrative tools, configure accessibility options, configure power settings, configure File Explorer settingsConfigure desktop settingsConfigure profiles, display settings, and shortcuts; configure and customize Start Menu; configure Task Bar settings; configure toolbars; configure notificationsConfigure native applications and toolsIdentify Windows operating system editionsIdentify hardware and compatibility requirements, determine appropriate editions per device typeIdentify upgrade pathsIdentify upgrade paths from previous Windows versions, identify application compatibilityUnderstand installation typesPerform a clean install, upgrade via Windows Update, migrate from previous Windows versions, perform removable media installation, perform network installationUnderstand operating system architectureUnderstand kernel mode; understand user mode; understand memory, IRQs, drivers, CPUs, and UI; understand 32-bit versus 64-bit architecture

Installing and Configuring Windows 10 Client Systems

  • Identify Windows operating system editions
  • Identify hardware and compatibility requirements, determine appropriate editions per device type
  • Identify upgrade paths
  • Identify upgrade paths from previous Windows versions, identify application compatibility
  • Understand installation types
  • Perform a clean install, upgrade via Windows Update, migrate from previous Windows versions, perform removable media installation, perform network installation
  • Understand operating system architecture
  • Understand kernel mode; understand user mode; understand memory, IRQs, drivers, CPUs, and UI; understand 32-bit versus 64-bit architecture

Managing Applications

  • Understand local versus network applications, configure desktop applications, configure app startup options, configure Windows features, configure Windows SmartScreen, configure application removal, configure Windows Store apps
  • Configure user account control (UAC)
  • Understand standard user versus administrative user, understand types of UAC prompts and levels
  • Configure antivirus settings
  • Configure Windows Defender and the Malicious Software Removal tool
  • Understand services
  • Understand service start-up types, service accounts, and service dependencies

Managing Files & Folders

  • Understand file systems
  • Understand FAT32, NTFS, and ReFS
  • Understand file and print sharing
  • Configure File System permissions, configure Share Permissions, configure HomeGroup settings, configure print drivers, configure effective permissions, create shares, create mapped drives
  • Understand encryption
  • Understand BitLocker and Encrypting File Systems (EFS)
  • Understand libraries
  • Understand offline files, configure libraries, add multiple local locations to a library, add networked locations

Managing Device

  • Connect devices
  • Connect, enable, and disable plug-and-play and Bluetooth devices; connect and disconnect printers; install third-party software for devices; install device drivers
  • Understand storage
  • Understand disk types, security (encryption), storage device types (eSATA, USB, IEEE 1394, iSCSI, InfiniBand), and storage drive types (basic, primary, extended, logical, dynamic disk, VHDs); configure OneDrive use; optimize drives
  • Understand printing devices
  • Understand local printers, network printers, print queues, print-to-file, and Internet printing
  • Understand system devices
  • Understand video, audio, and infrared input devices; understand Device Manager

Understanding Operating System Maintenance

  • Understand backup and recovery methods
  • Configure System Restore; configure a recovery drive; configure recovery boot options, such as Last Known Good, and various Safe Mode options; recover files from OneDrive
  • Understand maintenance tools
  • Understand Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, Task Scheduler, and System Information
  • Configure updates
  • Configure Windows Update options; implement Insider Preview, Current Branch, and Current Branch for Business scenarios; manage update history; roll back updates
  • Identify application servers
  • Mail servers, database servers, collaboration servers, monitoring servers, threat management
  • Understand Web services
  • IIS, WWW, and FTP, separate worker processes, adding components, sites, ports, SSL, certificates
  • Understand remote access
  • Remote assistance, remote administration tools, Remote Desktop Services, licensing, RD Gateway, VPN, application virtualization, multiple ports
  • Understand the file and print services
  • Local printers, network printers, printer pools, web printing, web management, driver deployment, file, folder, and share permissions vs. rights, auditing, print job management
  • Understand server virtualization
  • Virtual memory, virtual networks, snapshots and saved states, physical to virtual conversions, virtual to physical conversions

Understanding Active Directory

  • Understand accounts and groups
  • Domain accounts, local accounts, user profiles, computer accounts, group types, default groups, group scopes, group nesting, understand AGDLP and AGUDLP processes to help implement nesting
  • Understand organizational units and containers
  • Purpose of OUs, purpose of containers, delegation, default containers, uses for different container objects, default hidden and visible containers
  • Understand Active Directory infrastructure
  • Domain controllers. forests, child domains, operation master roles, domain vs. workgroup, trust relationships, functional levels, namespace, sites, replication, schema
  • Understand group policy
  • Group policy processing, Group Policy Management Console, computer policies, user policies, local policies

Understanding storage

  • Identify storage technologies and their typical usage scenarios
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different storage topologies, Fibre Channel, iSCSI hardware
  • Understand RAID redundancy
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and combinations, hardware and software RAID
  • Understand disk types
  • Solid State Drive (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) types and comparisons, ATA basic disk, dynamic disk, mount points, file systems, mounting a virtual hard disk, distributed file systems

9.)Understanding server 2012 performance management

  • Identify major server hardware components
  • Memory, disk, processor, network, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, removable drives, graphic cards, cooling, power usage, ports
  • Understand performance monitoring
  • Methodology, procedures, effect of network, CPU, memory and disk, creating a baseline, Performance Monitor, Resource Monitor, Task Manager, performance counters
  • Understand logs and alerts, Event Viewer
  • Purpose of performance logs and alerts

Understanding server 2012 maintenance

  • Identify steps in the startup process
  • BIOS, UEFI, TPM, bootsector, bootloader, MBR, boot.ini, POST, Safe Mode
  • Understand business continuity
  • Backup and restore, disaster recovery planning, clustering, AD restore, folder redirection, data redundancy, uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Understand updates
  • Software, driver, operating systems, applications, Windows Update, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
  • Understand troubleshooting methodology
  • Processes, procedures, best practices; systematic vs. specific approach, Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, central logging, event filtering, default logs

Course Objectives

(As of August 31, 2016, this is a new course which includes updates for Windows 10, including the removal of any Windows 7 tools not supported on Windows 10.)

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Understand Operating System Configurations
•Install and Upgrade Client Systems
•Manage Applications
•Manage Files and Folders
•Manage Devices
•Understand Operating System Maintenance
•Understand Server Installation
•Understand Server Roles
•Understand Active Directory
•Understand Storage
•Understand Server Performance Management
•Understand Server Maintenance

Who should attend?

This course provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

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