Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7 Boot Camp for Desktop Administrators



In an intensive and immersive hands-on learning environment, you will build your hands-on skills and prepare for your Windows 7 certification exam. This extended-hours boot camp, led by senior Global Knowledge instructors, includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content as well as 12 months of access to over 25 hands-on remote labs.

This boot camp includes the exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher if needed. It also includes access to Microsoft Boot Camp Exclusives, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

You Will Prepare for These Exams:

  • 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

Upon Passing the Exams You Will Earn These Certifications:

  • Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator


  • MCITP: Enterprise Support on Windows Vista
  • MCDST on Windows XP
  • IT professionals who have a minimum of three years of experienceinstalling, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networkedenvironment, experience deploying operating systems and applications, andfamiliarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server andwith management tools such as the System Center suite of products


  • Required:
    • A minimum of three years of experience installing, configuring, andadministering clients in a Windows networked environment
    • Experience deploying operating systems and applications
    • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server andwith management tools such as the System Center suite of products

Learning Objectives

  • Key topics and concepts tested on the Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7 exams
  • Use the Transcender test-preparation software to reinforce learningobjectives, validate current knowledge, and review the most comprehensive andrealistic exam questions
  • Pinpoint your weak areas and strengthen them to ensure exam success

1. Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

  • Prepare to Install Windows 7
  • Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 7
  • Perform an Image-Based Installation of Windows 7
  • Configure Application Profiles

2. Configuring Disks and Device Drivers

  • Partition Disks in Windows 7
  • Manage Disk volumes
  • Maintain Disks in Windows 7
  • Install and Configure Device Drivers

3. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Manage File Access in Windows 7
  • Manage Shared Folders
  • Configure File Compression
  • Manage Printing

4. Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configure IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configure IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implement Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Name Resolution
  • Troubleshoot Network Issues

5. Configuring Wireless Network Connection

  • Wireless Networks
  • Configure a Wireless Network

6. Securing Windows 7 Desktops

  • Security Management in Windows 7
  • Secure a Windows 7 Client Computer Using Local Security Policy Settings
  • Secure Data Using EFS and BitLocker
  • Configure Application Restrictions
  • Configure User Account Control

7. Configuring Network Security in Windows 7

  • Configure Windows Firewall
  • Configure Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
  • Configure Windows Defender

8. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Maintain Performance Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
  • Maintain Reliability Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
  • Back Up and Restore Data Using Windows Backup
  • Restore a Windows 7 System Using System Restore Points
  • Configure Windows Update

9. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment


10. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

  • Desktop Lifecycle
  • Desktop Deployment Challenges and Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
  • Assess the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
  • Design Licensing and Activation

11. Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

  • Application Compatibility
  • Assess and Resolve Application Compatibility Issues Using ACT 5.5

12. Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

  • Evaluate In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluate Side-By-Side Deployment
  • Evaluate Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluate Zero-Touch Deployment Method

13. Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

  • Windows 7 Installation Architecture
  • Imaging Process
  • Determine the Image Strategy
  • Select the Image Servicing Methods

14. Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK

  • WAIK 2.0
  • Build a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Manage the Windows pre-Installation Environment
  • Capture, Apply, and Service a Windows 7 Image

15. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • WDS
  • Design and Configure WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

16. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite-Touch Installation (LTI)

  • Design the Lite-Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for deploying Windows 7

17. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

  • Design the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Perform Zero-Touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007

18. Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

  • User State Migration
  • USMT 4.0
  • Plan User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
  • Migrate User State by Using USMT 4.0

19. Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

  • Planning Client Configuration
  • Design and Configure Standard System Settings
  • Design and Configure Internet Explorer Settings
  • Design and Configure Security Settings
  • Design and Implement Group Policy
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy

20. Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

  • Determine the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploy Office 2007
  • Plan and Configure Desktop Updates Using WSUS

21. Planning and Deploying Windows 7 Using LTI

  • Plan the MDT Lite-Touch Environment