70-686 : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

70-686-V2
Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator
ISBN : 978-1-61691-259-8
Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-686 certification exam by 70-686 - Microsoft Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator course and live-lab. The live-lab is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. The course and live-lab focus on the objectives covered in the 70-686 exam and provide skills in planning, designing and managing Windows 7 client configuration, life cycle, and application packages for deployment.

Lessons

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uCertify platform supports 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keep learners engaged and make learning fun.

Here's What You Get

Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
342+
Quizzes
149+
Flashcards
295+
Glossary of terms
148+
Lessons
11+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

uCertify provides full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Here's What You Get

Pre-assessments Questions
15+
Full Length Tests
6+
Post-Assessments Questions
49+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Live Lab

Live-Lab is an add-on component. Please select it while buying the course. It is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. A live-lab has equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Here's What You Get

live lab
4+

Hands on Activities

Planning for the Installation of Windows 7

Automating the Deployment of Windows 7

Using the Command Prompt and PowerShell

Managing the Life Cycle-Keeping Windows 7 Up to Date

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows 7

Configuring and Troubleshooting Application Issues

Managing Windows 7 with Group Policy

Managing Security in Windows 7

Supporting Mobile Windows 7 Users

Administering Internet Explorer

Appendix A

Exam Information

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. Microsoft 70-686 exam is a required part of the certification. This exam is targeted at IT professionals involved with troubleshooting, configuring and managing the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment.

Prepare for the following certifications

Career Prospects

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
Exam 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 a 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 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-V2, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Planning for the Installation of Windows 7

  • Choosing a Windows 7 Edition
  • Local Installation
  • Designing User State Migration
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Planning and Managing Client Licensing and Activation
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 2: Automating the Deployment of Windows 7

  • 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

Lesson 3: Using the Command Prompt and PowerShell

  • Using the Windows Command Prompt
  • Using Windows PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 4: Managing the Life Cycle-Keeping Windows 7 Up to Date

  • Keeping Windows Up to Date
  • Choosing an Update Tool
  • Using MBSA for Security Audits
  • Using Windows Server Update Services
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 5: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows 7

  • Identifying and Resolving Performance Issues
  • Using Windows RE
  • Managing Hardware in Windows 7
  • Troubleshooting Boot Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Application Issues

  • Installing and Configuring Software
  • Designing a Delivery Strategy
  • Designing a Deployment Strategy
  • Identifying and Resolving Software Failure Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 7: Managing Windows 7 with Group Policy

  • Group Policy and the GPMC
  • Group Policy Settings
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 8: Managing Security in Windows 7

  • User Account Control
  • Security Policies
  • Designing BitLocker Support
  • Windows Firewall
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 9: Supporting Mobile Windows 7 Users

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access Issues
  • Understanding DirectAccess
  • Using BranchCache
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 10: Administering Internet Explorer

  • Managing Windows Internet Explorer Settings
  • Understanding Advanced Settings
  • Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 11: Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map
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