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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Master Windows 7 efficiently and enjoyably with this CBT Nuggets training course. This course offers complete preparation for the Microsoft exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals. The exam tracks to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. MTA certification is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, this certification can validate your core knowledge, and as an industry-recognized credential, it also can enhance your credibility....
Master Windows 7 efficiently and enjoyably with this CBT Nuggets training course. This course offers complete preparation for the Microsoft exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals. The exam tracks to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. MTA certification is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, this certification can validate your core knowledge, and as an industry-recognized credential, it also can enhance your credibility.

Built to follow the exam blueprint from Microsoft, this course covers that material and goes much further, providing PowerTips, pop quizzes, and tales from the trenches for even more excitement. Follow along as CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira experiments with a Windows 7 desktop in a virtual, non-production environment and demonstrates major improvements to his production CBT Nuggets creation machine.

Get the most out of your Windows 7 experience with this valuable course in Windows operating system fundamentals!

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired August 31, 2016. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.

Recommended Experience
  • Familiarity with Windows operating system environment
  • Familiarity with Command Prompt tools and utilities
  • Familiarity with Internet programs and protocols
Recommended Equipment
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation
  • Windows 7 Ultimate Evaluation
Related Certifications
  • MTA
Related Job Functions
  • Systems admin
  • Network admin
  • Network operations analyst
  • Network technician
Anthony Sequeira has been a CBT Nuggets trainer since 2012 and holds a variety of Juniper, Cisco, and Microsoft certifications, including CCIE R&S. His previous Microsoft courses here at CBT Nuggets remain some of the top-rated courses in the library.
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1. Course Introduction (5 min)
2. Desktop Settings, Control Panel, and Native Applications (26 min)
3. Mobility and Remote Management (20 min)
4. Windows Operating System Editions (24 min)
5. Upgrade Paths and Installation Types (28 min)
6. Virtualized Clients (11 min)
7. Application Installations (11 min)
8. User Accounts and UAC (8 min)
9. Remove Malicious Software (22 min)
10. Understand Services (13 min)
11. File Systems (12 min)
12. File and Print Sharing (21 min)
13. Understand Encryption (11 min)
14. Understand Libraries (8 min)
15. Connect Devices (14 min)
16. Understand Storage (14 min)
17. Understand Devices (15 min)
18. Backup and Recovery Methods (20 min)
19. Maintenance Tools and Updates (12 min)
20. Preparing for Your Exam (7 min)

Course Introduction

00:00:00

Windows 7 is the most celebrated operating system in the history of Microsoft. In fact, so many are striving to get Windows 7 on their systems today. Computer manufacturers will even charge a premium to take off Windows 8 or 8.1 and provide Windows 7 to the person purchasing a new system.

00:00:22

This course will explore fully the wonders of Windows 7. Now, this course will really please three groups of people. The first group is those interested in Exam 98-349-- Windows Operating System Fundamentals-- which tackles Windows 7 and gives us credit to the MTA certification from Microsoft.

00:00:46

Awesome! The second group of people are those that are indeed interested in mastering the Windows 7 operating system. Really getting the most they possibly can out of Windows 7. The third group are those interested in both. Yeah, they want to obtain this certification.

00:01:07

Awesome. They want to master Windows 7. And they want to do both of those particular items. That's probably most of you that are watching this particular Nugget course. Now, because Windows 7 is so incredibly feature rich, we have a lot to cover in this particular course.

00:01:26

Twenty action-packed Nuggets in which we'll take a look at things like the desktop settings, control panel, and the native applications that are built in, remote management, the editions that we have of Windows 7, how we would upgrade, how long would we install, virtualized clients, applications, user account control, malicious software removal, the many services that make up Windows 7, application virtualization, file system options, file and print sharing, encryption, libraries, devices, storage, utilizing devices, backup and restore, even maintenance tools and updates that are built in to Windows 7.

00:02:07

This outline is intense, and I'm going to give you a great tool available in the Nugget lab files area that will help you ensure you master this material as we go through it. So what I have for you in the Nugget lab files that go along with this course is a tracker.

00:02:27

Notice, you've got the title of the particular Nugget that you're working on. And then you've got a mastery rating column. I would suggest you use a 1 through 5 scale. One indicating I have never even heard of this particular topic, like virtualized clients.

00:02:43

I have no idea what Anthony's talking about. Two, you've heard of virtualized clients. You have a nice overview of what would go on there, but that's all you know. Three, you really understand this particular topic pretty well. You've never gotten hands-on with it, but you could describe it very accurately.

00:03:02

Four, you have indeed configured virtualized clients before, and you feel great with that. And five, you not only understand a topic like virtualized clients, can configure it, but you could also troubleshoot issues with virtual clients. If you can do everything in this course to a level of 5, you are ready for the certification exam.

00:03:25

You are ready to succeed as a Windows 7 network admin in your particular enterprise. Utilize this tracker to its fullest. Now, I don't know about you, but I absolutely love bonuses. I love when I get a bonus, either a financial bonus at my company. Or you purchase something, and you get a nice bonus.

00:03:47

Well, that's exactly what's going to happen with you in this particular course. There's three bonus items that you're going to be able to take advantage of as we move throughout these Nuggets. Number one is a favorite area of mine. It's called tales from the trenches.

00:04:00

We will discuss Windows 7 issues that will happen to admins or even home users and how to solve those particular issues. Number two, pro tips. That's right, professional tips on getting the most out of Windows 7. And finally, we'll go ahead and do pop quizzes.

00:04:19

Pop quizzes will definitely bring us right into a simulated certification environment, so that we can discuss strategies and particular topics that are imperative to certification. Well, as you now know, we have a lot to master in this action-packed course.

00:04:37

[EMOTIONALLY] I don't want to talk about it anymore. I don't want to talk about what we're going to talk about anymore. I want to get to it. I want to get to it with our very first Nugget, where we're going to look at things like what tools are critical for us in Control Panel?

00:04:51

What desktop settings are something that individuals that we support or even ourselves would want to master? What native applications are built in and so critical to Microsoft Windows 7? Let's go to our first real content Nugget of the course. I sure hope this Course Introduction Nugget was informative for you, and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Desktop Settings, Control Panel, and Native Applications

Mobility and Remote Management

Windows Operating System Editions

Upgrade Paths and Installation Types

Virtualized Clients

Application Installations

User Accounts and UAC

Remove Malicious Software

Understand Services

File Systems

File and Print Sharing

Understand Encryption

Understand Libraries

Connect Devices

Understand Storage

Understand Devices

Backup and Recovery Methods

Maintenance Tools and Updates

Preparing for Your Exam

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Anthony Sequeira
Nugget trainer since 2012