Microsoft Windows XP
Learn how to install, administer, and manage Windows XP.
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Deploy, customize, and support Windows XP by focusing on installation, administration, and management of this latest Microsoft operating system. Windows XP integrates the strengths of Windows 2000 with the best features of Windows 9x. You'll learn how to support XP Professional clients, solve problems and prepare for your Microsoft Exam 70-270.
Who Needs to Attend
New or seasoned administrators, support/help desk personnel, or personnel who are upgrading from Windows 9x, Windows NT, or Windows 2000.
Our Understanding Networking Fundamentals course or equivalent knowledge is expected before taking this class.
This course is an excellent beginning for the MCSE or MCSA certifications.
Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks
This course is part of the following programs or tracks:
Title 1: Installing, Imaging, and Deploying Windows XP Professional
Understanding the new features, design, and licensing requirements of Windows XP. Learn how to execute and configure user-mode applications. Understand the structure of Windows XP, kernel-mode services, multiple processor support, advantages and disadvantages of the different file systems. This title will also describe the hardware requirements for Windows XP. The different installation methods available will be explained, as well as the steps necessary to remove Windows XP.
Title 2: Configuring Windows XP
Understand how to configure Windows XP starting at the explorer shell and taking an in-depth look at the folder and file structure. Also Learn about the functionality available using the control panel. Learn how to use the task manager, with the new functionality provided with the Users and the Networking tab. Learn about the registry hives and how to use the integrated registry editor, Regedit. Understand registry infrastructure and how backup and restore registry hives. Learn how to use the Program Compatibility Wizard and the benefits of using the application compatibility toolkit.
Title 3: Windows XP Workgroups and LAN / WAN Connectivity
Get a solid introduction to creating and managing users and groups. Learn about the built-in user accounts and their restrictions. Create a local account and set user rights.Learn about network concepts in Windows XP Professional and how to use TCP/IP and built-in tools. Understand NetWare connectivity features and the Internet Services features. Learn about the new networking features as they apply to both the workgroup and the domain infrastructure. Features include network bridging, using the files and settings transfer wizard and wireless networking concepts.
Title 4: Windows XP and Active Directory, Group Policies, and Security Settings
Get a firm understanding about Active Directory from the client's perspective and how to administrate Active Directory from an XP client. Learn how to deploy group policies and software restrictions on XP clients.
Title 5: Managing Windows XP Mobile Clients and File Systems
Understand of the features available to mobile clients and the use of offline files and folders. Also understand the NTFS file system, and it's advanced features including dynamic disks, windows file protection, and the how to use the Disk Management Console.
Title 6: Windows XP Security
A look at the process of local security and hardening the local computer system. Understand the security model and the use of encryption in Windows XP. Get an overview of object access including NTFS permissions and shares.
Title 7: Windows XP Remote capabilities and Services
Learn how to use the remote desktop and remote assistant features of Windows XP Create and use dial-up connections. Connect clients to the Internet through connection sharing. Learn how to use secure connections with PPTP and IP security. Learn about the core services executing below the hood of Windows XP.
Title 8: Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Fine Tuning Windows XP
Understand the Windows XP boot process and how to create a fault tolerant boot disk. Use Safe Mode, Recovery Console, and Performance Monitor. Install a local printer and connect to a network printer. Learn how to share a local printer, and troubleshoot print resources.