From the Back Cover
Learn Windows Quickly and Easily This full–color guide covers the basics of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and prepares you to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98–349, Windows Operating System Fundamentals. The book starts with a practical overview, before walking you through such essentials as clean installs versus upgrades, configuration, security, file and device management, Group Policy, and more. Whether you′re preparing for the exam or just brushing up, this is the solid grounding you need to be successful managing Windows Desktop environments. Learn these Windows networking essentials—and more: Windows OS basics—history, architecture, installation Using the desktop, gadgets, shortcuts, and the Aero interface Viewing configuration settings and managing the Control Panel Working with PowerShell navigation and cmdlets Using Group Policy and understanding virtualization Setting up devices, file sharing, security, and storage Handling troubleshooting, backup and recovery, and updates Preparing for MTA Exam 98–349, Windows Operating System Fundamentals View full–color images of key Windows 7 features Practical illustrations help reinforce learning objectives This striking Essentials book features: Chapter–opening learning objectives Full coverage of all exam topics Four–color screenshots and illustrations Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises Chapter review questions
About the Author
Tom Carpenter is the author of several books for the IT industry, including Sybex′s Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials . He is the founder and Senior Consultant for The Systems Education Company (SysEdCo), a training and consulting company specializing in Microsoft and network infrastructure technologies. Tom has trained the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI, Procter & Gamble, Wells Fargo, and several other companiesand organizations on topics ranging from Windows Server administration to wireless LAN penetration testing.