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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3688-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3688-8

Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your 70-620 exam!

  • Understand the various editions of Windows Vista.
  • Install and upgrade Windows Vista.
  • Configure network connectivity including configuring IPv4, IPv6, and the Network and Sharing Center.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Windows security features including User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall.
  • Configure Windows Vista user applications including Windows Mail, Meeting Space, Calendar, Fax and
  • Scan, and Windows Sidebar.
  • Configure Windows Vista Media Player and Media Center.
  • Configure parental controls.
  • Troubleshoot performance and reliability issues.
  • Configure and troubleshoot mobile computing.

WRITTEN BY A LEADING EXPERT:

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years. He has taught many computer and network classes at local Sacramento colleges and participated in and led many IT projects throughout his career. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports 160 servers and 70 sites. He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA;  Novell’s CNE; and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

CD Features 200 Practice Questions!

  • Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
  • Multiple test modes
  • Random questions and order of answers
  • Coverage of each 70-620 exam objective

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ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3688-8

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MCTS 70-620 Exam Cram: Using Windows Vista

Table of Contents

Introduction........................................................................................................................... 1

    The Value of Certification..................................................................................... 2

    The Microsoft Certification Program.................................................................... 4

        Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist......................................... 6

        Microsoft Certified IT Professional...................................................... 7

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configuration 8

    Taking a Certification Exam.................................................................................. 9

    Tracking Certification Status.............................................................................. 10

    About This Book................................................................................................. 11

Self-Assessment................................................................................................................. 15

    Microsoft Certification in the Real World........................................................ 15

        The Ideal Microsoft Certification Candidate..................................... 16

        Put Yourself to the Test....................................................................... 17

        Educational Background...................................................................... 17

        Hands-On Experience........................................................................... 18

    How to Prepare for an Exam................................................................................ 21

        Studying for the Exam........................................................................... 22

        Testing Your Exam Readiness............................................................. 24

        Assessing Readiness for Exam 70-620............................................... 25

    Day of the Exam.................................................................................................... 25

    Dealing with Test Anxiety.................................................................................. 27

Exam Layout and Design................................................................................................... 29

        Common Question Formats................................................................. 29

        Special Exam Question Formats.......................................................... 37

        Microsoft’s Testing Formats............................................................... 40

        The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategy............................ 42

        Question-Handling Strategies............................................................. 44

        Mastering the Test-Taking Mindset.................................................. 44

        Additional Resources........................................................................... 45

Chapter 1:
Introduction to Windows Vista........................................................................................ 47

    Features of the Windows Vista Operating System......................................... 48

        End-User Features................................................................................. 48

        Application Enhancements.................................................................. 51

        Core Technologies................................................................................ 53

        Security Enhancements........................................................................ 55

    Windows Vista Versions.................................................................................... 57

    Exam Prep Questions........................................................................................... 59

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions..................................................................... 61

    Recommended Readings and Resources......................................................... 62

Chapter 2:
Installing Windows Vista.................................................................................................. 63

    System Requirements.......................................................................................... 64

    Windows Vista Installation Methods............................................................... 65

    Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator 2007........................... 65

    Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista......................................... 68

        Methods to Perform a Clean Installation........................................... 68

        Troubleshooting Problems with Clean Installation.......................... 70

        Windows Updates................................................................................ 71

    Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous
Version of Windows............................................................................................. 72

        Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor...................................................... 73

        Upgrading to Windows Vista.............................................................. 75

        Migrating User Settings to a Windows Vista Computer................. 76

        Troubleshooting an Upgrade or Migration to Windows Vista...... 77

        Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions.................................. 77

        Restoring a Computer to a Previous Windows Installation .......... 78

    Dual Booting Windows XP and Windows Vista............................................ 79

    Repairing a Windows Installation..................................................................... 79

    Activating Windows Vista................................................................................. 80

    Exam Prep Questions........................................................................................... 81

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions..................................................................... 84

    Recommended Readings and Resources......................................................... 86

Chapter 3:
Using Windows Vista........................................................................................................ 87

    Desktop  88

        Managing Desktop Icons.................................................................... 89

        Taskbar and Sidebar............................................................................. 91

    Start Menu............................................................................................................ 91

        Search Box.............................................................................................. 93

        Right Pane.............................................................................................. 94

    Taskbar   95

        Quick Launch Toolbar.......................................................................... 96

        Notification Area................................................................................... 96

    Control Panel........................................................................................................ 97

    Welcome Center................................................................................................... 98

    Managing Device Drivers................................................................................... 99

        Plug-and-Play Devices....................................................................... 100

        Signed Drivers..................................................................................... 100

        Device Manager.................................................................................. 100

    Display Settings................................................................................................. 102

        Adjusting the Screen Settings.......................................................... 103

        Windows Aero.................................................................................... 106

    Configuring Accessibility................................................................................. 110

    Parental Control.................................................................................................. 112

    Administrative Tools......................................................................................... 114

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 116

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 120

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 121

Chapter 4:
Configuring Advanced Networking.............................................................................. 123

    Introduction to TCP/IP...................................................................................... 124

        IPv4 TCP/IP Addressing.................................................................... 124

        IPv6 TCP/IP Addressing.................................................................... 126

        Name Resolution................................................................................. 127

        IP Configuration on Windows Vista Machines.............................. 128

    Tools to Help Diagnose Network Problems................................................... 131

    Wireless Connections....................................................................................... 133

        Wireless Technology......................................................................... 133

        Wireless Security................................................................................ 134

        Configuring a Wireless Connection................................................. 135

    Remote Access................................................................................................... 139

        Dial-Up Connections.......................................................................... 139

        Broadband Connections.................................................................... 141

        Virtual Private Networking................................................................. 141

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 143

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 147

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 149

Chapter 5:
NTFS Security Features and File Sharing..................................................................... 151

    File Systems........................................................................................................ 152

    NTFS File Permissions...................................................................................... 153

    Sharing Files and Folders................................................................................. 156

        Network Discovery and Browsing.................................................... 157

        Public Folder........................................................................................ 160

        Standard Sharing................................................................................. 161

        Accessing a Shared Folder................................................................ 165

    File Encryption................................................................................................... 166

        Encryption File System....................................................................... 167

        BitLocker Drive Encryption............................................................... 170

        Workings of BitLocker Drive Encryption........................................ 170

        System Requirements of BitLocker................................................... 172

        Enabling and Disabling BitLocker.................................................... 173

    Compression....................................................................................................... 174

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 176

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 180

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 181

Chapter 6:
Configuring User Account Security.............................................................................. 183

    User Accounts and Groups.............................................................................. 184

        Default User Accounts....................................................................... 185

        Windows Vista Local Accounts....................................................... 186

    Managing Local Logon Accounts.................................................................. 188

        Creating a New Local Account......................................................... 188

        Giving Domain Accounts Local Access.......................................... 189

        Changing Accounts............................................................................ 190

        Creating and Changing Passwords.................................................. 191

        Removing Local User Accounts....................................................... 191

        Local User Accounts and Groups in the Computer
Management Console.............................................................................. 192

    User Account Control....................................................................................... 193

        Program Compatibility........................................................................ 197

        Controlling UAC.................................................................................. 197

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 201

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 204

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 205

Chapter 7:
Configuring Network Security........................................................................................ 207

    Spyware  208

    Windows Defender............................................................................................ 209

    Windows Firewall Settings............................................................................... 215

        Basic Configuration............................................................................ 216

        Advanced Configuration................................................................... 219

        Computer Connection Security Rules.............................................. 221

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 224

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 228

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 230

Chapter 8:
Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0................................................................................... 231

    New Features of IE 7.0....................................................................................... 232

    Common IE Settings.......................................................................................... 233

    Plug-Ins, Add-Ons, and Scripting Languages.............................................. 236

    IE Security Features........................................................................................... 238

        Cookies and Privacy Settings............................................................ 239

        Content Zones..................................................................................... 240

        Dynamic Security and Protected Mode........................................... 242

    RSS Feeds........................................................................................................... 246

    Reset IE to Default Settings............................................................................. 247

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 248

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 250

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 251

Chapter 9:
Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista Systems............................................... 253

    Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor and Task Manager.......... 254

    Optimizing the Disk............................................................................................ 258

        Monitoring Disk Space....................................................................... 258

        Running Check Disk........................................................................... 258

        Defragging the Hard Drive................................................................. 259

    Memory Usage and the Paging File................................................................ 260

    ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive........................................................................... 262

    Diagnostic Tools................................................................................................ 264

        Memory Diagnostic Tool................................................................... 264

        Network Diagnostic Tool................................................................... 265

        System Configuration......................................................................... 266

        Advanced Startup Options................................................................ 267

        Startup Repair Tool............................................................................. 269

        Event Viewer........................................................................................ 269

        Problem Reports and Solutions Tool............................................... 270

        Restore a Driver to Its Previous Version......................................... 270

        System Restore.................................................................................... 271

    Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance...................................................... 271

    Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 275

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 278

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 280

Chapter 10:
Configuring Windows Vista Media Applications....................................................... 281

    Windows Media Player..................................................................................... 282

        Security Options.................................................................................. 282

        Codecs.................................................................................................. 284

        Regions................................................................................................. 285

    Windows Media Center.................................................................................... 286

    Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 289

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 290

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 291

Chapter 11:
Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications............................................ 293

    Windows WordPad and Notepad................................................................... 294

    Windows Mail.................................................................................................... 294

        Using Windows Mail.......................................................................... 295

        Configuring Windows Mail............................................................... 296

        Dealing with Junk E-Mail................................................................... 297

        Phishing Options................................................................................. 299

        Securing Windows Mail..................................................................... 300

    Windows Calendar............................................................................................ 300

    Windows Fax and Scan..................................................................................... 303

    Meeting Space.................................................................................................... 307

    Windows Sidebar............................................................................................... 309

    Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 311

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 315

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 316

Chapter 12:
Configuring Mobile Computers...................................................................................... 317

    Control Panel and Windows Mobility Center............................................... 318

    Power Management........................................................................................... 320

        Power Plans.......................................................................................... 320

        Shutdown Options.............................................................................. 323

        Battery Meter....................................................................................... 323

    File and Data Synchronization......................................................................... 325

        Offline Folders..................................................................................... 326

        Connecting Mobile Devices.............................................................. 328

    Giving Presentations......................................................................................... 329

    Windows SideShow.......................................................................................... 331

    Configuring Tablet PCs..................................................................................... 332

    Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 334

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 336

    Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 338

Chapter 13:
Practice Exam 1.................................................................................................................. 339

    Exam Questions.................................................................................................. 340

Chapter 14:
Answers to Practice Exam 1............................................................................................ 353

Chapter 15:
Practice Exam 2.................................................................................................................. 365

    Exam Questions.................................................................................................. 366

Chapter 16:
Answers to Practice Exam 2............................................................................................ 379

Appendix:
What’s on the CD-ROM?................................................................................................ 391

Glossary............................................................................................................................. 395

TOC, 0789736888, 9/24/2007

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