Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System


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Course Code MS5115



This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops.

It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured a Windows Vista desktop that is secure, on the network, and ready for browsing.

This is the first course in the Windows Vista curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other Windows Vista Technology Specialist courses


Course Length 3 days


Before attending this workshop, students should have:

  • Familiarity with computer hardware and devices, such as the ability to look into device manager and look for unsupported devices.

  • Basic TCP/IP knowledge, such as knowing why you need to have a valid IP address.

  • Basic Microsoft Windows® and Active Directory® knowledge, such as knowledge about domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.

  • Experience with mapping network file shares, such as being familiar with UNC paths and mapping local resources to server/share.

  • Experience with running commands from a command window, such as the DOS command prompt.

  • Experience with reviewing BIOS settings.


Skills and Key Topics After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Install Windows Vista.

  • Upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.

  • Configure post-installation system settings.

  • Configure basic networking.

  • Configure advanced networking.

  • Configure user account security.

  • Configure network security.

  • Configure Internet Explorer 7.0.


Instructional Method         Interactive presentation and practical application through hands-on labs and group activities


Certification Preparation  This course will prepare you for the following MCTS exam 70-620

                                            Technology Specialist: Configuring Windows Vista Client


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