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MCTS Microsoft Windows Vista Client Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-620

ISBN: 978-0-470-10881-9
720 pages
April 2007
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Offering a full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident that you're getting the instruction you need to take Microsoft's new MCTS exam (70-620), this book is packed with practical guidance and hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skills. Exclusive WinSim Vista Simulator allows you to perform a number of the exercises in a simulated environment, real-world scenarios put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles, and challenging review questions in each chapter prepare you for exam day.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista.

Chapter 2: Automating the Windows Vista Installation.

Chapter 3: Configuring the Windows Vista Environment.

Chapter 4: Configuring the Windows Vista Desktop.

Chapter 5: Configuring Users and Groups.

Chapter 6: Configuring Security.

Chapter 7: Configuring Disks.

Chapter 8: Configuring Network Connectivity.

Chapter 9: Configuring Internet Explorer.

Chapter 10: Configuring Windows Vista Applications.

Chapter 11: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista.



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Author Information

Michael Aldridge, an MCSE+I, MCSE:Security, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, and A+, is co-founder and President of Brain-Beacon, LLC, a Nashville-based IT certification practice test provider. Michael’s professional experience includes 15 years in IT in various roles, including operations analyst, technical writer, and senior network administrator. He also served in the United States Army as a 98C Intelligence Analyst.
When he can tear himself away from his children, Michael enjoys computer gaming, scuba diving, and taking in the occasional Titans or Predators game. Michael is very active in his church, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School.

Josh Evitt, an MCSE, MCSD.NET, MCAD, MCTS, MCP+I, CCDA, SCJP, CNA, and i-Net+, is co-founder and CEO of BrainBeacon, LLC, a Nashville-based IT certification practice test provider. Josh’s professional experience includes over 8 years of experience in IT in various roles, including network administrator, programmer, and technical writer. When not trying to learn new technologies, Josh enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife Tiffany and dog Bobo.

James Chellis, MCSE, has co-authored more than 30 IT certification titles in print. He is currently CEO of Comcourse, Inc., an online education provider.

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New to This Edition

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach.

  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills.

  • An exclusive WinSim Vista Simulator allowing students to perform a number of the exercises in a simulated environment.

  • Real-world scenarios that put what students have learned in the context of actual job roles.

  • Challenging review questions.

  • Exam Essentials: a key feature identifying critical areas students must become proficient in. A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so students can track their exam prep- objective by objective.

  • The accompanying CD-ROM features: Advanced testing software, including all chapter review questions and practice exams, Electronic flashcards that that run on on a PC, Pocket PC, or Palm handheld, Windows Vista simulation software, The entire book in searchable and printable PDF.

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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6 270 Text Correction
Remove the last sentence before the "Notes," that reads:
"Full Control is the default permission on shared folders for the Everyone group."

Clarification: The default permissions are different based on whether you use the Sharing Wizard or use Advanced Sharing > Permissions. When you use the Sharing Wizard, only those users you specify will be added. When you use Advanced Sharing > Permissions, the Everyone group will have Read permission (as shown in Figure 6.31).
1 33 Text correction
Under "Dealing with Incompatable Software Applications"
Step 1: "Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Program Compatability Wizard"
should read:
"Select Start > Control Panel > Programs > Use an older program with this version of Windows"
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