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MCTS 70-620 Exam Cram : Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring

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Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your 70-620 exam!



Understand the various editions of Windows Vista.
Install and upgrade Windows Vista.
Configure network connectivity including configuring IPv4, IPv6, and the Network and Sharing Center.
Configure and troubleshoot Windows security features including User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall.
Configure Windows Vista user applications including Windows Mail, Meeting Space, Calendar, Fax and
Scan, and Windows Sidebar.
Configure Windows Vista Media Player and Media Center.
Configure parental controls.
Troubleshoot performance and reliability issues.
Configure and troubleshoot mobile computing.



WRITTEN BY A LEADING EXPERT:

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years. He has taught many computer and network classes at local Sacramento colleges and participated in and led many IT projects throughout his career. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports 160 servers and 70 sites. He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA's A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; Novell's CNE; and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).



CD Features 200 Practice Questions!



Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
Multiple test modes
Random questions and order of answers
Coverage of each 70-620 exam objective



www.examcram.com

ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3688-8

ISBN-10: 0-7897-3688-8
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Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your 70-620 exam! Understand the various editions of Windows Vista. Install and upgrade Windows Vista. Configure network connectivity including configuring IPv4, IPv6, and the Network and Sharing Center. Configure and troubleshoot Windows security features including User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall. Configure Windows Vista user applications including Windows Mail, Meeting Space, Calendar, Fax and Scan, and Windows Sidebar. Configure Windows Vista Media Player and Media Center. Configure parental controls. Troubleshoot performance and reliability issues. Configure and troubleshoot mobile computing. WRITTEN BY A LEADING EXPERT: Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years. He has taught many computer and network classes at local Sacramento colleges and participated in and led many IT projects throughout his career. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports 160 servers and 70 sites. He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA's A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; Novell's CNE; and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA). CD Features 200 Practice Questions! Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers Multiple test modes Random questions and order of answers Coverage of each 70-620 exam objective www.examcram.com ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3688-8 ISBN-10: 0-7897-3688-8
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Table of contents

Introduction........................................................................................................................... 1

The Value of Certification..................................................................................... 2

The Microsoft Certification Program.................................................................... 4

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist......................................... 6

Microsoft Certified IT Professional...................................................... 7

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configuration 8

Taking a Certification Exam.................................................................................. 9

Tracking Certification Status.............................................................................. 10

About This Book................................................................................................. 11

Self-Assessment................................................................................................................. 15

Microsoft Certification in the Real World........................................................ 15

The Ideal Microsoft Certification Candidate..................................... 16

Put Yourself to the Test....................................................................... 17

Educational Background...................................................................... 17

Hands-On Experience........................................................................... 18

How to Prepare for an Exam................................................................................ 21

Studying for the Exam........................................................................... 22

Testing Your Exam Readiness............................................................. 24

Assessing Readiness for Exam 70-620............................................... 25

Day of the Exam.................................................................................................... 25

Dealing with Test Anxiety.................................................................................. 27

Exam Layout and Design................................................................................................... 29

Common Question Formats................................................................. 29

Special Exam Question Formats.......................................................... 37

Microsoft's Testing Formats............................................................... 40

The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategy............................ 42

Question-Handling Strategies............................................................. 44

Mastering the Test-Taking Mindset.................................................. 44

Additional Resources........................................................................... 45

Chapter 1:
Introduction to Windows Vista........................................................................................ 47

Features of the Windows Vista Operating System......................................... 48

End-User Features................................................................................. 48

Application Enhancements.................................................................. 51

Core Technologies................................................................................ 53

Security Enhancements........................................................................ 55

Windows Vista Versions.................................................................................... 57

Exam Prep Questions........................................................................................... 59

Answers to Exam Prep Questions..................................................................... 61

Recommended Readings and Resources......................................................... 62

Chapter 2:
Installing Windows Vista.................................................................................................. 63

System Requirements.......................................................................................... 64

Windows Vista Installation Methods............................................................... 65

Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator 2007........................... 65

Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista......................................... 68

Methods to Perform a Clean Installation........................................... 68

Troubleshooting Problems with Clean Installation.......................... 70

Windows Updates................................................................................ 71

Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous
Version of Windows............................................................................................. 72

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor...................................................... 73

Upgrading to Windows Vista.............................................................. 75

Migrating User Settings to a Windows Vista Computer................. 76

Troubleshooting an Upgrade or Migration to Windows Vista...... 77

Upgrading Between Windows Vista Editions.................................. 77

Restoring a Computer to a Previous Windows Installation .......... 78

Dual Booting Windows XP and Windows Vista............................................ 79

Repairing a Windows Installation..................................................................... 79

Activating Windows Vista................................................................................. 80

Exam Prep Questions........................................................................................... 81

Answers to Exam Prep Questions..................................................................... 84

Recommended Readings and Resources......................................................... 86

Chapter 3:
Using Windows Vista........................................................................................................ 87

Desktop 88

Managing Desktop Icons.................................................................... 89

Taskbar and Sidebar............................................................................. 91

Start Menu............................................................................................................ 91

Search Box.............................................................................................. 93

Right Pane.............................................................................................. 94

Taskbar 95

Quick Launch Toolbar.......................................................................... 96

Notification Area................................................................................... 96

Control Panel........................................................................................................ 97

Welcome Center................................................................................................... 98

Managing Device Drivers................................................................................... 99

Plug-and-Play Devices....................................................................... 100

Signed Drivers..................................................................................... 100

Device Manager.................................................................................. 100

Display Settings................................................................................................. 102

Adjusting the Screen Settings.......................................................... 103

Windows Aero.................................................................................... 106

Configuring Accessibility................................................................................. 110

Parental Control.................................................................................................. 112

Administrative Tools......................................................................................... 114

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 116

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 120

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 121

Chapter 4:
Configuring Advanced Networking.............................................................................. 123

Introduction to TCP/IP...................................................................................... 124

IPv4 TCP/IP Addressing.................................................................... 124

IPv6 TCP/IP Addressing.................................................................... 126

Name Resolution................................................................................. 127

IP Configuration on Windows Vista Machines.............................. 128

Tools to Help Diagnose Network Problems................................................... 131

Wireless Connections....................................................................................... 133

Wireless Technology......................................................................... 133

Wireless Security................................................................................ 134

Configuring a Wireless Connection................................................. 135

Remote Access................................................................................................... 139

Dial-Up Connections.......................................................................... 139

Broadband Connections.................................................................... 141

Virtual Private Networking................................................................. 141

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 143

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 147

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 149

Chapter 5:
NTFS Security Features and File Sharing..................................................................... 151

File Systems........................................................................................................ 152

NTFS File Permissions...................................................................................... 153

Sharing Files and Folders................................................................................. 156

Network Discovery and Browsing.................................................... 157

Public Folder........................................................................................ 160

Standard Sharing................................................................................. 161

Accessing a Shared Folder................................................................ 165

File Encryption................................................................................................... 166

Encryption File System....................................................................... 167

BitLocker Drive Encryption............................................................... 170

Workings of BitLocker Drive Encryption........................................ 170

System Requirements of BitLocker................................................... 172

Enabling and Disabling BitLocker.................................................... 173

Compression....................................................................................................... 174

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 176

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 180

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 181

Chapter 6:
Configuring User Account Security.............................................................................. 183

User Accounts and Groups.............................................................................. 184

Default User Accounts....................................................................... 185

Windows Vista Local Accounts....................................................... 186

Managing Local Logon Accounts.................................................................. 188

Creating a New Local Account......................................................... 188

Giving Domain Accounts Local Access.......................................... 189

Changing Accounts............................................................................ 190

Creating and Changing Passwords.................................................. 191

Removing Local User Accounts....................................................... 191

Local User Accounts and Groups in the Computer
Management Console.............................................................................. 192

User Account Control....................................................................................... 193

Program Compatibility........................................................................ 197

Controlling UAC.................................................................................. 197

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 201

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 204

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 205

Chapter 7:
Configuring Network Security........................................................................................ 207

Spyware 208

Windows Defender............................................................................................ 209

Windows Firewall Settings............................................................................... 215

Basic Configuration............................................................................ 216

Advanced Configuration................................................................... 219

Computer Connection Security Rules.............................................. 221

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 224

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 228

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 230

Chapter 8:
Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0................................................................................... 231

New Features of IE 7.0....................................................................................... 232

Common IE Settings.......................................................................................... 233

Plug-Ins, Add-Ons, and Scripting Languages.............................................. 236

IE Security Features........................................................................................... 238

Cookies and Privacy Settings............................................................ 239

Content Zones..................................................................................... 240

Dynamic Security and Protected Mode........................................... 242

RSS Feeds........................................................................................................... 246

Reset IE to Default Settings............................................................................. 247

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 248

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 250

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 251

Chapter 9:
Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista Systems............................................... 253

Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor and Task Manager.......... 254

Optimizing the Disk............................................................................................ 258

Monitoring Disk Space....................................................................... 258

Running Check Disk........................................................................... 258

Defragging the Hard Drive................................................................. 259

Memory Usage and the Paging File................................................................ 260

ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive........................................................................... 262

Diagnostic Tools................................................................................................ 264

Memory Diagnostic Tool................................................................... 264

Network Diagnostic Tool................................................................... 265

System Configuration......................................................................... 266

Advanced Startup Options................................................................ 267

Startup Repair Tool............................................................................. 269

Event Viewer........................................................................................ 269

Problem Reports and Solutions Tool............................................... 270

Restore a Driver to Its Previous Version......................................... 270

System Restore.................................................................................... 271

Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance...................................................... 271

Exam Prep Questions......................................................................................... 275

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 278

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 280

Chapter 10:
Configuring Windows Vista Media Applications....................................................... 281

Windows Media Player..................................................................................... 282

Security Options.................................................................................. 282

Codecs.................................................................................................. 284

Regions................................................................................................. 285

Windows Media Center.................................................................................... 286

Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 289

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 290

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 291

Chapter 11:
Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications............................................ 293

Windows WordPad and Notepad................................................................... 294

Windows Mail.................................................................................................... 294

Using Windows Mail.......................................................................... 295

Configuring Windows Mail............................................................... 296

Dealing with Junk E-Mail................................................................... 297

Phishing Options................................................................................. 299

Securing Windows Mail..................................................................... 300

Windows Calendar............................................................................................ 300

Windows Fax and Scan..................................................................................... 303

Meeting Space.................................................................................................... 307

Windows Sidebar............................................................................................... 309

Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 311

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 315

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 316

Chapter 12:
Configuring Mobile Computers...................................................................................... 317

Control Panel and Windows Mobility Center............................................... 318

Power Management........................................................................................... 320

Power Plans.......................................................................................... 320

Shutdown Options.............................................................................. 323

Battery Meter....................................................................................... 323

File and Data Synchronization......................................................................... 325

Offline Folders..................................................................................... 326

Connecting Mobile Devices.............................................................. 328

Giving Presentations......................................................................................... 329

Windows SideShow.......................................................................................... 331

Configuring Tablet PCs..................................................................................... 332

Practice Exam Questions................................................................................... 334

Answers to Exam Prep Questions................................................................... 336

Recommended Readings and Resources....................................................... 338

Chapter 13:
Practice Exam 1.................................................................................................................. 339

Exam Questions.................................................................................................. 340

Chapter 14:
Answers to Practice Exam 1............................................................................................ 353

Chapter 15:
Practice Exam 2.................................................................................................................. 365

Exam Questions.................................................................................................. 366

Chapter 16:
Answers to Practice Exam 2............................................................................................ 379

Appendix:
What's on the CD-ROM?................................................................................................ 391

Glossary............................................................................................................................. 395

TOC, 0789736888, 9/24/2007
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About Patrick Regan

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 16 years after graduating with a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Akron. He has taught many computer and network classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald College and MTI College), and participated in and led many projects (Heald College, Intel Corporation, Miles Consulting Corporation, and Pacific Coast Companies). For his teaching accomplishments, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Heald College and he has received several recognition awards from Intel. Previously, he worked as a product support engineer for the Intel Corporation Customer Service, a senior network engineer for Virtual Alert supporting the BioTerrorism Readiness suite and as a senior design architect/engineer and training coordinator for Miles Consulting Corp (MCC), a premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and consulting firm. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies supporting a large enterprise network. He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, MCT; CompTIA's A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell's CNE and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).



Over the past several years, he has written several textbooks for Prentice Hall Publisher, including Troubleshooting the PC, Networking with Windows 2000 and 2003, Linux, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and the Acing Series (Acing the A+, Acing the Network+, Acing the Security+ and Acing the Linux+). He has also co-authored the ExamCram 70-290 MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, 2nd Edition.



You can write with questions and comments to the author at Patrick_Regan@hotmail.com. (Because of the high volume of mail, every message might not receive a reply.)
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