98-349 : MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals (Course & Labs)

MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-591-9
The exam covers fundamental concepts of windows operating system including installing and upgrading client system, managing files and folders, maintenance of operating system.


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Hands on Activities

Windows Operating Systems Overview

Installing Windows

Managing the Desktop

  • Creating a shortcut of Notepad
  • Disabling the Aero Peek option

Using Native Applications

  • Testing whether a website is reachable or not

Managing with the Control Panel

  • Changing the default view of Control Panel
  • Creating a custom power plan

Mobility and Remote Management

Managing Applications

Controlling Malware

  • Turning on the real-time protection in Microsoft Security Essentials

File Management

  • Compressing a folder to save the disk space
  • Creating a custom library

Network Shares

  • Terminating any active TCP/IP connections
  • Limiting number of users to access a folder
  • Enabling the public sharing option
  • Sharing a printer on the network

Device Management

  • Adding a printer as a local printer
  • Configuring mouse properties

Storage Management

Windows Troubleshooting

  • Closing an application from Task Manager
  • Filtering hardware events

Backup and Recovery

  • Creating a VHD file
  • Mounting a system image VHD file
  • Creating a system image using Backup and Restore
  • Restoring a restore point
  • Checking the version of installed network driver

Windows Update

Exam Information

The MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-349. Pofessionals who want to take this exam should have knowledge of fundamental windows operating system concepts in a Windows 7 environment.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates should have knowledge of fundamental Windows Operating System concepts in a Windows 7 environment.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft's Windows Operating System Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
45 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Retake Policy for Microsoft 98-349 exam is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait seven days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Technology Associate Certification does not expire. This 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 98-349-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Windows Operating Systems Overview

  • Overview
  • Discovering the History of Windows
  • Understanding the OS Architecture
  • Identifying Windows Interfaces
  • Review Questions

Lesson 2: Installing Windows

  • Overview
  • Exploring OS Editions
  • Planning Clean Installs vs. Upgrades
  • Understanding Installation Types
  • Using Virtualized Installations
  • Review Questions

Lesson 3: Managing the Desktop

  • Overview
  • Understanding Desktop Features
  • Working with Gadgets
  • Changing Display Settings
  • Creating Shortcuts
  • Configuring the Aero Interface
  • Review Questions

Lesson 4: Using Native Applications

  • Overview
  • Using the Traditional Tools
  • Working with Internet Explorer
  • Creating Screenshots
  • Using Media Applications
  • Viewing Configuration Settings
  • Review Questions

Lesson 5: Managing with the Control Panel

  • Overview
  • Understanding Applets
  • Configuring Administrative Tools
  • Configuring Accessibility
  • Using Important Applets
  • Review Questions

Lesson 6: Mobility and Remote Management

  • Overview
  • Understanding Mobility
  • Using Remote Desktop
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Understanding the MMC
  • Working with Windows PowerShell
  • Review Questions

Lesson 7: Managing Applications

  • Overview
  • Planning for Local and Network Applications
  • Installing, Configuring, and Removing Applications
  • Using Group Policy for Application Control
  • Understanding Application Virtualization
  • The Difference between Services and Standard Applications
  • Review Questions

Lesson 8: Controlling Malware

  • Overview
  • Understanding Malware Types
  • Planning for Malware Protection
  • Understanding Microsoft Protection Methods
  • Review Questions

Lesson 9: File Management

  • Overview
  • Understanding Filesystems
  • Working with Encryption
  • Using Libraries
  • Review Questions

Lesson 10: Network Shares

  • Overview
  • Planning for File Sharing
  • Creating File Shares
  • Understanding NTFS and Share Permissions
  • Sharing Printers
  • Review Questions

Lesson 11: Device Management

  • Overview
  • Understanding Device Drivers
  • Exploring Plug-and-Play Operations
  • Connecting and Managing Devices
  • Printers
  • System Devices
  • Review Questions

Lesson 12: Storage Management

  • Overview
  • Data Storage Concepts
  • Understanding RAID
  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Understanding Disk Types
  • Using Online Storage
  • Review Questions

Lesson 13: Windows Troubleshooting

  • Overview
  • Troubleshooting Processes
  • Using Disk Defragmenter
  • Performing a Disk Cleanup
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Accessing Additional Troubleshooting Tools
  • Review Questions

Lesson 14: Backup and Recovery

  • Overview
  • Planning for Backups
  • Testing Recovery Processes
  • Working with System Restore
  • Selecting Third-Party Backup Software
  • Using Recovery Boot Options
  • Review Questions

Lesson 15: Windows Update

  • Overview
  • Understanding Hotfixes and Service Packs
  • Planning for Windows Update and Microsoft Update
  • Review Questions

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