Windows 7 Series

Learn what’s new in Microsoft’s latest, highly anticipated operating system, starting with the stunningly modern user interface that you can personalize to suit your taste and needs. You’ll become familiar with new features such as Windows Live and Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), be able to search your PC and the Internet using Bing, and discover the ease and fun of working with digital media. You’ll also find more technically oriented information about essential topics including deployment, administration, and security.

This series is for anyone who wants to learn more about Windows 7.
– New Features

New Features explains how to get the most out of all the new features in Windows 7.
– Customize the taskbar, Start menu, and other desktop elements
– Use Aero Peek, Shake, and Snap Screen
– Perform common tasks with Jump Lists
– Use Windows Explorer to search libraries
– Manage your computers with the Windows 7 Control Panel
– Use the Calculator for basic and advanced math functions

– New Applications

New Applications explains the changes that took place with the major components of Windows with the release of Windows 7.
– Organize and play music and videos in Windows Media Player
– Browse the Web using the advanced new features in Internet Explorer 8
– Download and install Windows Live
– Use Windows Live applications to instant message, e-mail, search the Web, store files, share files, write blog posts, and view pictures and videos

Windows 7 Upgrade Series

This study guide series will help you assess your skills and maximize your performance in the following areas: Installation, deployment, and upgrading to Windows 7. Also covered is the configuration of pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity, applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing.

The Windows 7 Upgrade Series includes the following courses:

– Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
– Deploying Windows 7
– Configuring Hardware and Applications
– Configuring Network Connectivity
– Configuring Access to Resources

Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 provides an overview of the process of moving to a Windows 7 system through installation or upgrade, including data migration.

Deploying Windows 7 discusses system deployment and imaging, and the various tools and methods used for each.

Configuring Hardware and Applications explains how to configure hardware and applications in the Windows 7 operating system.

Configuring Network Connectivity discusses networking topics related to Windows 7, such as using Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel; troubleshooting; connecting to wireless networks; using Windows Firewall; and connecting to remote desktops.

Configuring Access to Resources explains how to configure access to resources in in Microsoft Windows 7.
Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
– Perform a Clean Installation
– Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows
– Migrate user profiles

Deploying Windows 7
– Capture a system image
– Prepare a system image for deployment
– Deploy a system image
– Configure VHD

Configuring Hardware and Applications
– Configure devices
– Configure application compatibility
– Configure application restrictions
– Configure Internet Explorer

Configuring Network Connectivity
– Configure IPv4 and IPv6 settings
– Configure network settings
– Configure Windows Firewall
– Configure Remote Management

Configuring Access to Resources
– Configure shared resources
– Configure file and folder access
– Configure User Account Control
– Configure authentication and authorization
– Configure BranchCache