MCSE Windows XP

An Intensive Test-Prep Course for Microsoft Exam #70-270.
Course developer: Glenn Weadock, author of
MCSE Windows XP Professional For Dummies

For those seeking to gain the coveted Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) qualifications, this convenient 2-day course is hands-on (one PC per student) and covers all published exam objectives. Tuition includes workbook and CD.

1. Fundamentals of Windows XP

A. Windows Operating Systems
B. What's New about XP?
C. Understanding the Windows XP/2000 Architecture

2. Planning the File System

A. File System Choices
B. Focus on NTFS 5
C. Converting from One File System to Another

3. Installing Windows XP Professional

A. Installing Windows XP Interactively
B. Automating the Windows XP Installation
C. Installing Service Packs & Upgrade Packs

4. Configuring the User Environment

A. Language Support
B. Locales
C. Troubleshooting Languages & Locales
D. Accessibility
E. Control Panels & Management Consoles

F. Connecting to Resources with Internet Explorer

5. Configuring Network Components & Protocols

A. Network Layers
B. Network Adapters
C. Network Protocols
D. Focus on TCP/IP
E. Bindings

6. Installing & Configuring Disks, Tapes, & Printers

A. Hard Drives, Partitions, & Volumes
B. Optical Discs
C. Removable Media
D. Configuring Printing
E. Using a Printer

7. Installing & Configuring Displays & I/O Devices

A. Displays, Single & Multiple
B. Modems, Single Link & Multilink
C. I/O Hardware Configuration Tips
D. Multimedia Hardware
E. Getting on the Universal Serial Bus
F. FireWire: USB Plus Caffeine
G. Handheld Devices

8. Mobile Computers & Power Management

A. Power Management
B. Infrared & Wireless Devices
C. Plug & Play and Mobile Computers
D. Hardware Profiles

9. Managing Local Users & Groups

A. Windows XP Networking Models
B. Creating Local Users
C. Groups in Windows XP
D. Domain User Accounts
E. Auditing User Activities

10. Access Permissions

A. Access Permissions Overview
B. Shared Folder Permissions
C. NTFS Permissions
D. Permission Conflicts & Inheritance
E. Connecting to Shared Resources
F. Web Server Access Control
G. Local Group Policy
H. Working with Security Templates
I. Auditing Object Access

11. Intellimirror & Roaming Access

A. Registry 101
B. User Profiles
C. Offline Files & Folders
D. Windows Installer Service

12. Dial-Up Networking & Remote Access

A. Configuring for Remote Access
B. Network Connections: First Principles
C. Anatomy of a Connection
D. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
E. Internet Connection Firewall

F. Creating Inbound Connections
G. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
H. Remote Desktop
I. Remote Assistance

13. Performance Optimization

A. Monitoring Tools
B. Processor Tuning
C. Memory Tuning
D. Disk Tuning
E. Application Tuning

14. Troubleshooting & Recovering Windows XP Systems

A. Installation Irritations
B. Boot Blunders
C. Windows XP Recovery Methods

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