Microsoft Windows Operating System Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training)

Video description

Your complete Windows video course: hands-on skills for real-world success, plus expert prep for your MTA 98-349 (Windows Operating System Fundamentals) certification exam!



In this unique video package, top IT instructor/consultant Ed Liberman helps you master the core skills you need to run and manage Microsoft Windows, and fully prepare for your MTA 98-349 certification exam. Drawing on his experience helping thousands of people supercharge their IT careers, Ed helps you develop real world skills for success with Windows -- and even have fun while you learn. Step by step, you'll build and deepen your knowledge of installing, upgrading, and configuring Windows; managing applications, files, folders, and devices; and even maintaining Windows systems.


About the Instructor

Ed Liberman(MVP, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, A+, Network+, Server+, CWTS, CWNA, CWNT) has worked in technology for over 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998, and has helped thousands of people get started in IT or advance their IT careers. When not teaching, he consults independently with corporations seeking to improve their network infrastructure.


Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


What You Will Learn

  • How to install and upgrade Windows without problems
  • How to configure user accounts and work with core Windows administrative tools
  • How to use and manage native Windows applications such as Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player
  • How to manage Windows services, folders, libraries, and devices
  • How to reliably share files and printers
  • How to maintain, update, and protect Windows


Who Should Take This Course

  • Everyone who wants to use or manage Windows, especially those preparing for Microsoft's MTA 98-349 Windows Operating System Fundamentals certification exam


Course Requirements

  • Basic experience with any version of Windows


Table of Contents

Course Intro

0.1. Meet Your Instructor

0.2. What We Will Cover

Lesson 1: Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows

1.1. System Requirements

1.2. Upgrade Paths

1.3. Using the Upgrade Advisor

1.4. Application Compatibility

1.5. Product Identification Keys

1.6. Local vs. Network Installations

Lesson 2: Understanding Operating System Configurations

2.1. User Accounts

2.2. Understanding User Account Control (UAC)

2.3. Administrative Tools

2.4. Interface Options

2.5. Creating Shortcuts

2.6. User Profiles

2.7. Understanding Med-V and App-V

Lesson 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools, and Remote Management

3.1. Using Internet Explorer

3.2. Snipping Tool

3.3. Windows Media Player and Center

3.4. Offline Files

3.5. Windows Mobility Center

3.6. Remote Desktop Services

3.7. Microsoft Management Console

3.8. Windows PowerShell

Lesson 4: Managing Applications, Services, Folders, and Libraries

4.1. Local vs. Network Applications

4.2. Removing Applications

4.3. Using Group Policy

4.4. Working with Services


4.6. File Systems

4.7. Understanding Network Locations

4.8. Security and Encryption

Lesson 5: Managing Devices

5.1. Plug and Play

5.2. Printers

5.3. Drivers

5.4. Storage Types

5.5. Local vs. Cloud Storage

5.6. Video and Audio Devices

5.7. Device Manager

Lesson 6: Understanding File and Print Sharing

6.1. HomeGroups

6.2. Shared Folders

6.3. Mapping Drives

6.4. NTFS and Shared Folder Permissions

6.5. Printer Drivers

Lesson 7: Maintaining, Updating, and Protecting Windows

7.1. Disk Defragmentation

7.2. Disk Cleanup

7.3. Scheduled Tasks

7.4. Action Center

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Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Windows Operating System Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training)
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133949435