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Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686)

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686) [Kindle Edition]

Darril Gibson
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A manual for Windows 7 desktop technicians and administrators

It is estimated that 90 percent of the world’s computers run Windows. Desktop technicians and administrators need this comprehensive manual to guide them through their daily work with Windows 7. While this Sybex guide is packed with information you’ll need to know for the MCITP certification exam, it is equally valuable in real-world situations you will encounter on the job.

  • Covers troubleshooting, hardware and software applications, large-scale desktop environment management, and planning and configuring the desktop infrastructure using Windows 7
  • Provides plenty of relevant information for those seeking MCITP certification, including full coverage of the exam objectives for both Desktop Support Technician and Desktop Administrator exams
  • Includes a CD with valuable study tools for the MCITP exams including video walkthroughs, flashcards, and two practice exams.

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration provides knowledge that will be needed on certification exams and remains a valuable reference for support and administrative personnel on the job.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Take Your Career to the Next Level with This Practical Reference Here′s the information you need to not only prepare for the MCITP certification exams as a Windows 7 desktop support technician or administrator, but also to excel in your job. From successfully troubleshooting individual desktops to planning and configuring Windows 7 desktop infrastructures on a broad scale, this reference explores the real–world tasks and scenarios you′ll face on the job and shows you step by step how to handle them. Plan a Windows 7 installation, including user migration, virtualization, and client licensing Review command line and PowerShell basics, and deploy service packs and updates Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot performance, settings, memory, and hardware Set up networking with Windows 7, understand permissions, and access file shares Manage Windows in a domain or with Group Policy Define, establish, and manage security Support Windows 7 mobile device users FEATURED ON THE CD VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS See video walk–throughs for some of the more challenging tasks you′ll face on the job. PRACTICE EXAMS Test your knowledge with practice exams that help you prepare for certification. ELECTRONIC FLASHCARDS Take advantage of electronic flashcards to reinforce your understanding of key concepts. Covers the exam objectives for these Microsoft Windows 7 exams: MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Exam 70–685) MCITP: Windows 7, Desktop Administrator (Exam 70–686)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11802 KB
  • Print Length: 674 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470597097
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (2 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VIWRI6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #444,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not help me passhe 70-686 exam 5 Mar 2011
By SvenD
I've taken 3 Microsoft exams before and used only the MS Press books. Those include the 70-685 exam also mentioned in this book.
For the 70-686 I also looked at the MS Press book here and found that it only had 1 review and not a good one. So, I went to my favourite site when it comes to certifications and found this book that people seemed to like.
So I figured, why not give someone else a chance?
Was I wrong, the 70-686 exam had questions in it about App-V and RemoteApp that are barely or not at all covered in this book. I now have the MS Press book and it does cover these topics.

I cannot recommend his book for the exam, only if you want to read the basics covered and plan to do a lot more additional studying (buying oher books?), but ask yourself then why you would want to buy this book in the first place?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for 70-680 exam not 685/686 20 Aug 2011
I purchased this after reading many reviews and having a physical look in Waterstones, the book is perfect for studying for you 70-680 Win7 Configuration MCTS exam but extremely poor for your 685/686 (there is content in the exams not even covered by this book) so if you have not done your 680 then this is the book for you anything more advanced you'll need to look for alternatives..
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1.0 out of 5 stars MCITP EST/DA 21 April 2011
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This book is a huge let down for anyone thinking of learning the new features available in Windows 7 and/or thinking of taking the MCITP exams. This book is completely vague and does not give you enough detail (if any) regarding exam objectives or Windows 7 features to learn anything relevant.
I believe the 577 pages to explain content on Exams 70-685/686 is far too short. After reading through the contents of this book I was left to wonder just how much the author at the time of writing this book actually knew about Windows 7. I felt that the book covered more on the CompTIA Network+ than it did regarding Windows 7. The substance inside this book in relation to Windows 7 could have been published on a post card as opposed to 577 pages. To get my monies worth I've tried using the book as a door stop but it useless at that too as the door keeps closing. To summarise this book is terrible and there are much more educational books on Windows 7 on Amazon out there.
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