This section examines details about the following tasks that need to be performed following a successful installation of Windows:
Editing the CMOS settings to boot from the hard drive first.
Updating device drivers for unrecognized devices.
Configuring Windows Update and downloading the latest updates.
Activating your copy of Windows within 30 days.
Configuring security software.
Migrating user configuration settings and data.
Installing applications and adding other Windows features.
Taking a complete PC backup and scheduling regular user data backups.
Students will learn how to:
Migrate user settings and data using the Easy Transfer wizard and USMT.
A Essentials Objectives:
3.3 Explain the process and steps to install and configure the Windows OS
Install and update devices drivers
User data migration - User State Migration Tool (USMT)
Lecture Focus Questions:
Why should you configure Windows Update shortly after installation?
How does product registration differ from activation? Which one is optional?
You have installed Windows Vista on a new computer and used USMT to migrate the settings from your previous computer. What else would you need to do to configure your new computer like your old computer?
You have a computer running Windows XP that you want to upgrade to Windows 7. You want to make sure that all of your user settings and data are present after the upgrade. Which USMT tool would you run to save your user settings? When during the installation process should you run it?
What are two security measures you should put into place following installing Windows?
11.3.1 Post Installation 1:06
11.3.3 Migrating User Data 8:07 Total 9:13
This section provides information to help prepare students to take the exam and to register for the exam.
Students will also have the opportunity of testing their mastery of the concepts presented in this course to reaffirm that they are ready for the certification exam. For example, all questions that apply to Objective 100. Hardware are grouped together and presented in practice exam Domain 1: Hardware, All Questions. Students will typically take about 60-90 minutes to complete each of the following practice exams.
Domain 1: Hardware, All Questions (185 questions)
Domain 2: Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance, All Questions (111 questions)
Domain 3: Operating Systems and Software, All Questions (107 questions)
Domain 4: Networking, All Questions (89 questions)
Domain 5: Security, All Questions (56 questions)
Domain 6: Operational Procedure, All Questions (57 questions)
The Certification Practice Exam consists of 100 questions that are randomly selected from the above practice exams. Each time the Certification Practice Exam is accessed different questions may be presented. The Certification Practice Exam has a time limit of 90 minutes -- just like the real certification exam. A passing score of 95% should verify that the student has mastered the concepts and is ready to take the real certification exam.
Appendix A: Approximate Time for the Course
The total time for the A Essentials course is approximately 45 hours and 50 minutes. The time is calculated by adding the approximate time for each section which is calculated using the following elements:
Approximate time to read the text lesson (the length of each text lesson is taken into consideration)