Just in time for the official launch of Windows 7 comes our newest Microsoft Press Training Kit, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7, by Ian McLean and Orin Thomas (ISBN: 9780735627086; 912 pages).
The Training Kit provides in-depth preparation plus practice for the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. And includes all the standard Training Kit benefits: comprehensive coverage of all 70-680 exam objectives, 350+ practice test and lesson review questions, real-world scenarios, case study examples, troubleshooting labs, fully searchable eBook of the book’s contents, and a 15 percent exam-discount voucher from Microsoft.
We’re so excited about Windows 7 that we’ve added something new for this book – a series of webcasts (included on the book’s DVD) on exam 70-680 objectives from our friends at Microsoft TechNet.
Just a note that the book is available from our distributors as of Wednesday October 21st. That means your favorite bookseller should have it in stock very, very soon (if not this very instant).
As is our custom, we’d like to give you a sample of what’s inside. First, the Contents at a Glance:
Next, an excerpt from the book’s Introduction:
This training kit is designed for IT professionals who operate in enterprise environments that use Windows 7 as a desktop operating system. You should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.
You should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, you should be able to configure preinstallation and postinstallation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. You should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues and have a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.
By using this training kit, you will learn how to do the following:
■ Install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7. ■ Deploy Windows 7. ■ Configure hardware and applications. ■ Configure network connectivity. ■ Configure access to resources. ■ Configure mobile computing. ■ Monitor and maintain systems that run Windows 7. ■ Configure backup and recovery options.
Here’s one of the new Training Kit’s Real World examples (a very popular feature with our readers):
And to test your new Windows 7 skills, we include one of the case scenarios from the book, along with the answers (no peeking!).
James Seymour is an IT professional administering the production network at Tailspin Toys. Recently, users have been experiencing intermittent performance problems when accessing a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 from their computers running Windows 7.
James checks resource usage on the file server by using Task Manager but sees no indication of excessive processor, memory, disk, or network resource usage. He needs to monitor these resources over a period of time rather than look at a real-time snapshot, and to monitor resources both when the performance problems are occurring and when they are not. From his computer running Windows 7, James opens Performance Monitor and connects to the file server.
With these facts in mind, answer the following questions:
this is a beta book and you ask money for a commercial book