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Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Course & Lab)

ISBN : 9781616915209

Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-686 certification exam by 70-686 - Microsoft Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator course and performance-based labs. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Microsoft Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of Microsoft 70-686 certification exam and provide the ability to support Windows 7 computing environments on an Enterprise level and to support medium to large computing environments that use Windows 7.

The Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator exam is part of Microsoft's Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification which comprises of two exams. It is a required part of the certification. 70-686 - Microsoft Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification program validates the skills and expertise of a candidate required for planning, designing and managing Windows 7 client configuration, life cycle, application packages for deployment.

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Exam related FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? USD 165
Where do I take the exam? The Microsoft 70-686 exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? While there are no official prerequisites to take the Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have minimum of three years of experience installing, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networked environment and also have experience deploying operating systems and applications.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 minutes
What is the passing score? 700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator 70-686 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period will also be imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification? Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-686-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator MCSA/MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Technical Support Specialists
  • Choosing a Windows 7 Edition
  • Local Installation
  • Designing User State Migration
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Planning and Managing Client Licensing and Activation
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Understanding and Designing Images
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Imaging with the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Using the Windows Command Prompt
  • Using Windows PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Keeping Windows Up to Date
  • Choosing an Update Tool
  • Using MBSA for Security Audits
  • Using Windows Server Update Services
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Identifying and Resolving Performance Issues
  • Using Windows RE
  • Managing Hardware in Windows 7
  • Troubleshooting Boot Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Installing and Configuring Software
  • Designing a Delivery Strategy
  • Designing a Deployment Strategy
  • Identifying and Resolving Software Failure Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Group Policy and the GPMC
  • Group Policy Settings
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • User Account Control
  • Security Policies
  • Designing BitLocker Support
  • Windows Firewall
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access Issues
  • Understanding DirectAccess
  • Using BranchCache
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Managing Windows Internet Explorer Settings
  • Understanding Advanced Settings
  • Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Certification Objectives Map

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Installing Windows 7 using VMware
  • Installing Windows AIK
  • Creating a batch file
  • Installing Windows Virtual PC
  • Installing Windows XP Mode
  • Publishing applications from Windows XP Mode
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Installing integration components on a virtual PC
  • Installing Volume Activation Management Toolkit
  • Exploring an image with DISM
  • Dismounting an image
  • Enabling and disabling Windows 7 features
  • Mounting images
  • Creating a bootable USB flash drive
  • Using Windows System Image Manager
  • Creating unattended answer files
  • Installing the WDS role
  • Configuring the WDS role
  • Creating Boot Image to the WDS
  • Creating Capture Image to the WDS
  • Creating Discover Image to the WDS
  • Creating an image group to WDS
  • Creating a deployment share
  • Creating a task sequence
  • Updating the deployment share
  • Installing the MAP Toolkit
  • Modifying the default commands
  • Configuring Configuration Manager Integration
  • Creating a domain user in Windows 7
  • Populating a deployment share with images
  • Adding Windows 7 image files to the deployment share
  • Verifying installed updates manually
  • Examining the Kerberos tickets
  • Observing the state of the secure channel
  • Examining the path through the Internet routers to the destination
  • Creating HTML reports using gpresult.exe
  • Verifying policy settings
  • Scheduling a batch file
  • Using the ping command
  • Modifying the path system variable
  • Terminating an application
  • Creating and running a PowerShell script
  • Modifying a script using a for-each loop
  • Documenting cmdlets in a text file
  • Documenting alias in a text file
  • Documenting functions in a text file
  • Documenting PowerShell commands in a text file
  • Using the switch statement
  • Viewing system information
  • Installing MBSA
  • Running the MBSA tool
  • Installing Report Viewer
  • Installing WSUS
  • Adding the Web Server (IIS) role
  • Using WSUS server for updates
  • Using the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool
  • Applying a restore point
  • Accessing WinRE on boot and performing a startup repair
  • Performing a system restore from WinRE
  • Viewing the virtual memory settings
  • Disabling the Games feature
  • Using Problem Steps Recorder
  • Checking and uninstalling an application
  • Using the program compatibility wizard
  • Installing ACT 5.6
  • Configuring ACT 5.6
  • Creating a GPO
  • Installing Remote Server Administration Tools
  • Using group policy results
  • Configuring BitLocker To GO
  • Configuring file and folder auditing
  • Removing game links from Start Menu
  • Configuring standard audit policies
  • Configuring software installation policies
  • Configuring Windows update policy
  • Creating a new rule in the AppLocker policy
  • Executing whoami to view privileges
  • Modifying account policies
  • Adding a group to Security Filtering
  • Creating an inbound rule
  • Running network diagnostics on a wireless connector
  • Creating a network profile
  • Creating a remote access dial-up connection
  • Creating a remote access VPN connection
  • Adding a certificate to a Windows 7 client
  • Installing Internet Explorer Administration Kit
  • Viewing and clearing cache
  • Viewing and resetting IE advanced settings
  • Managing Internet Explorer configuration
  • Exploring Internet Explorer Administration Kit
  • Managing add-ons