Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

Language of Instruction:Czech
Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IW1/public/
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IW1/private/
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Guarantor:Honzík Jan M., prof. Ing., CSc. (DIFS)
Lecturer:Solár Peter, Ing. (DIFS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
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Learning objectives:
  To obtain strong knowledge about administering, implementing and designing Microsoft Windows desktop systems and network technologies based on the technologies. Course will provide students with hands on practice at lab environment. Course will provide guidance for preparation for Microsoft certification exams for desktop systems.
  Introduction to administering Windows, introduction to network technologies TCP/IP, IP addresses, introduction to DNS, NetBIOS and DHCP services. Administration of Windows: user accounts, file systems, user rigths vs. permissions, shared resources and printing, user environment (profiles, Group Policy), disk quotas, hardware and device drivers, troubleshooting system issues and backup, software installation, remote administration and Remote Desktop, system security (passwords, EFS, domains, Windows Firewall), auditing, security policies and templates, installation: unattended instalation CD based, network based, Service Packs, introduction to Windows Deployment Services, Windows Update, administration tasks scripting.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Common user ability to work with Microsoft Windows.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  Ability to implement, manage, maintain and support Microsoft Windows desktop systems as well as troubleshoot common issues.
Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  General insight into problems of computer networks and their implementation.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Installation and upgrade, user data migration.
  2. System image creation, virtual hard drive management.
  3. System image management and deployment.
  4. Network (IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, network management tools, wireless networks).
  5. Windows Firewall, remote management and application compatibility.
  6. Resource sharing and security (file and printer sharing, offline files, NTFS permissions, EFS, BitLocker).
  7. Mid-semester test.
  8. Authentication and authorization, user account control (UAC), application restriction.
  9. Device, disk and power management.
  10. Monitoring and performance, WMI.
  11. Backup and restore.
  12. BranchCache, DirectAccess and VPN connections.
  13. Windows Update and Internet Explorer.
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  1. Windows 7 installation, upgrade, migration.
  2. Windows 7 deployment.
  3. Network, Windows Firewall, remote management.
  4. NTFS, EFS, sharing.
  5. UAC, application restriction, disk management.
  6. Monitoring and performance, Backup and restore.
Fundamental literature:
Study literature:
  • McLean, I., Thomas, O.: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Press, 2009
  • Tulloch, M., Northrup, T., Honeycutt, J., Wilson, E., The Windows 7 Team at Microsoft: Windows 7 Resource Kit, Microsoft Press, 2009
  • Bott, E., Siechert, C., Stinson, C.: Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows 7, Computer Press, 2010
  • Russinovich, M. E., Solomon, D. A., Ionescu, A.: Windows Internals, Fifth Edition, Microsoft Press, 2010
  • Regan, P.: MCTS 70-680 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring, Que, 2011
  • Windows 7 Technical Library:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349342.aspx
Controlled instruction:
  Attendance at any forms of education is optional.
Exam prerequisites:
  Attendance at any forms of education is optional. For entering the exam, students have to get at least 20 points from the semester.

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