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Exam 98-349 MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals, 2nd Edition



Exam 98-349 MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Microsoft Official Academic Course

ISBN: 978-1-119-30841-6 September 2017 288 Pages


The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook for MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals Exam 98-349 2nd Edition is focused primarily on operating configurations and maintenance in Windows. Successful skills mastery of Exam 98-349 can help students with securing a career within an IT enterprise and help them to differentiate job hunters in today's competitive job market. This exam will cover considerations into the following:

  • Operating System Configurations
  • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems
  • Managing Applications
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Managing Devices
  • Understanding Operating System Maintenance

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Lesson 1: Installing and Upgrading Client Systems 1

Objective Domain Matrix 1

Key Terms 1

Understanding Windows Systems 2

Understanding User Interfaces 3

Determining Appropriate Editions Per Device Type 3

Understanding Processor and Memory Architecture 7

Understanding Drivers 9

Understanding Windows 10 System Requirements 10

Understanding Installation Types 11

Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 12

Upgrading to Windows 10 15

Migrating to Windows 10 from Previous Versions of Windows 16

Skill Summary 20

Knowledge Assessment 21

Case Scenarios 23

Lesson 2: Understanding Operating System Configurations 24

Objective Domain Matrix 24

Key Terms 24

Understanding User Accounts 25

Configuring and Optimizing User Account Control (UAC) 27

Configuring Windows 10 29

Introducing Windows 10 Settings 31

Using Control Panel 33

Configuring System Options 35

Changing the Date and Time 37

Configuring the Desktop and Taskbar Settings 37

Configuring the Start Menu 40

Configuring File Explorer Settings 40

Configuring User Profiles 41

Configuring Folder Locations 43

Configuring Libraries 44

Configuring Display Settings 45

Configuring Power Settings 47

Configuring Accessibility Options 50

Creating and Managing Shortcuts 53

Configuring Hyper‐V 54

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines 56

Creating and Managing Virtual Switches 60

Creating and Managing Virtual Disks 62

Creating and Managing Checkpoints 64

Skill Summary 65

Knowledge Assessment 65

Case Scenarios 67

Lesson 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools, Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance 69

Objective Domain Matrix 69

Key Terms 69

Configuring Internet Explorer 70

Managing Cookies and Privacy Settings 70

Configuring Security Zones 74

Using Dynamic Security and Protected Mode 76

Configuring the SmartScreen Filter and Phishing 78

Managing Add‐Ons 78

Configuring Compatibility Mode 80

Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Certificates 81

Managing Favorites 82

Managing LAN Settings 82

Configuring Microsoft Edge 84

Configuring Cortana 85

Introducing Accessory Programs 86

Using the Snipping Tool 87

Using Windows Media Player 90

Supporting Mobile Access and Data Synchronization 93

Supporting Mobile Access and Data Synchronizing Your PC Settings 94

Configuring Offline Files 95

Using Windows Mobility Center 98

Accessing a Computer Remotely 100

Configuring Remote Desktop 100

Configuring Remote Assistance 104

Configuring Remote Management Settings 106

Using the Microsoft Management Console to Manage Systems Remotely 108

Using Windows Remote Management 111

Using WinRS.exe 112

Introducing Windows PowerShell 112

Using Remote Windows PowerShell 116

Skill Summary 118

Knowledge Assessment 118

Case Scenarios 121

Lesson 4: Managing Applications, Services, and Disks 122

Objective Domain Matrix 122

Key Terms 122

Configuring Applications 123

Configuring Desktop Apps 123

Configuring Windows Features 124

Supporting Desktop Application Co‐Existence 125

Troubleshooting Program Compatibility 126

Configuring Startup Options 127

Managing Windows Store Apps 128

Configuring the Windows Store 128

Implementing Windows Store Apps 130

Understanding Group Policy and Network Application Installation 132

Understanding Services 133

Understanding Service Startup Types 134

Using MSConfig (System Configuration Utility) 138

Managing Processes and Applications with Task Manager 141

Understanding Storage 144

Understanding Storage Device Types 144

Understanding Disk and Drive Types 146

Understanding File Systems 147

Using Disk Management to Configure Disks, Volumes, and File Systems 148

Encrypting and Compressing Files and Folders 154

Understanding Encrypting File System (EFS) 154

Understanding Compression 157

Understanding BitLocker 157

Skill Summary 159

Knowledge Assessment 159

Case Scenarios 162

Lesson 5: Managing Devices 163

Objective Domain Matrix 163

Key Terms 163

Understanding Cloud Storage 164

Using OneDrive to Manage Files and Folders 164

Understanding Printing Devices 166

Understanding Local Printers 166

Understanding Network Printers 170

Printing a Document 170

Understanding Print Queues 172

Understanding Internet Printing 173

Understanding System Devices and Device Drivers 174

Managing Devices 175

Using the Devices and Printers Folder 176

Using Device Manager 177

Troubleshooting Problem Devices 180

Skill Summary 183

Knowledge Assessment 184

Case Scenarios 186

Lesson 6: Understanding File and Print Sharing 187

Objective Domain Matrix 187

Key Terms 187

Understanding File and Printer Sharing Basics 188

Configuring HomeGroup Connections 189

Creating Public, Basic, and Advanced Shares 192

Configuring Public Folders 193

Configuring File Sharing 193

Configuring File System Permissions 197

Understanding Effective NTFS Permissions 199

Viewing Effective Permissions on a Resource 202

Combining NTFS and Share Permissions 203

Mapping Drives 203

Configuring Printer Sharing 205

Skill Summary 207

Knowledge Assessment 207

Case Scenarios 209

Lesson 7: Maintaining, Updating, and Protecting Windows 10 211

Objective Domain Matrix 211

Key Terms 211

Exploring Built-in Maintenance Tools 212

Using Disk Defragmenter 212

Using Disk Cleanup 214

Using Task Scheduler 215

Using Action Center 221

Using System Information 222

Maintaining the Windows Registry 223

Configuring and Managing Updates 225

Configuring Windows Update Options 226

Managing Update History and Rolling Back Updates 229

Implementing Insider Preview 229

Implementing Current Branch (CB), Current Branch for Business (CBB), and Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Scenarios 230

Defending Your System from Malicious Software 231

Understanding Windows Firewall 232

Managing Client Security Using Windows Defender 235

Skill Summary 238

Knowledge Assessment 239

Case Scenarios 241

Lesson 8: Understanding Backup and Recovery Methods 242

Objective Domain Matrix 242

Key Terms 242

Understanding Local, Network, and Automated Backup Methods 243

Restoring Previous Versions of Files and Folders 243

Configuring System Recovery 246

Configuring a System Restore 246

Configuring a Windows 10 File Recovery Drive 249

Configuring File History 249

Performing Recovery Operations Using Windows Recovery 253

Skill Summary 256

Knowledge Assessment 257

Case Scenarios 259

Index 261