RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7


RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7

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9780735627086f MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7 (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627086; 912 pages), by Ian McLean and Orin Thomas, is at the printer.  Congrats, Ian and Orin!

About Ian McLean and Orin Thomas

Ian McLean is the coauthor of numerous Microsoft Press SELF-PACED TRAINING KITs, covering the Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, and SQL Server technologies.

Orin Thomas is a writer, teacher, and consultant whose books include the SELF-PACED TRAINING KITs for Windows Vista exam 70-620 and Windows Server 2008 exams 70-646 and 70-647.

The book will be available via online retailers around October 21, 2009. You can preorder it here or here.

Here’s information about Exam 70-680.

And here’s the book’s chapter-level TOC:

Contents at a Glance

Introduction xxiii

CHAPTER 1 Install, Migrate, or Upgrade to Windows 7 1
CHAPTER 2 Configuring System Images 53
CHAPTER 3 Deploying System Images 113
CHAPTER 4 Managing Devices and Disks 195
CHAPTER 5 Managing Applications 255
CHAPTER 6 Network Settings 297
CHAPTER 7 Windows Firewall and Remote Management 381
CHAPTER 8 BranchCache and Resource Sharing 421
CHAPTER 9 Authentication and Account Control 477
CHAPTER 10 DirectAccess and VPN Connections 513
CHAPTER 11 BitLocker and Mobility Options 553
CHAPTER 12 Windows Update and Windows Internet Explorer 599
CHAPTER 13 Monitoring and Performance 647
CHAPTER 14 Recovery and Backup 729

Answers 783
Glossary 843
Index 847

We’ll post detailed book excerpts closer to the book’s availability date.

  • I bought this book recently and I discovered too much faults in the exercises. I have the feeling this bool was a quicky! I hope MS Press will give

    There are faults on the practice tests on page 84/85. If you follow the exercise the ISO will not boot, it will give fault 0xc000000f.

    To get this work you have to copy c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim to c:\winpe_x86\sources and rename it to boot.wim

    After that you can build the ISO and burn it.

    Exercise 2 on page 107/108 is wrong too. point 3, 4, 5 gives faults. Still don't know why.

    I really hope MS gives out a good version and offer me a free e-book.

  • Hello M Slootweg. There is an errata thread posted on amazon.com that covers how to work around these issues.

    http://www.amazon.com/70-680-Errata-Thread/forum/Fx1YPQTLINOD6NN/TxAV8WUXY6AURU/1/ref=cm_cd_dp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&s=books&asin=0735627088&store=books

    Thanks for your feedback and good luck on your 70-680 exam!

    Orin Thomas

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