Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials

ISBN-10: 1118195523

ISBN-13: 9781118195529

Edition: 2012

Authors: Tom Carpenter

List price: $26.99 Buy it from $19.63
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


This full-color book covers fundamental Windows 7administration concepts and skills for indivuals brand new to IT. Taking a straightforward and direct approach, Microsoft Windows 7 Essentials provides readers with a solid foundational knowledge of desktop OS topics.Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas that will be discussed, followed by clear and consise discussion of the core Windows 7 administration concepts and skills necessary for the reader to gain a strong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chapters will conclude with review questions and suggested labs, so the reader can measure their understanding of the chapter.In addition, it will cover the topics one needs to know for the MTA 98-349 exam, Windows Operating System Fundamentals.Topics covered include:Understanding Operating System ConfigurationsInstalling and Upgrading Client SystemsManaging ApplicationsManaging DevicesUnderstanding Operating System Maintenance
Used Starting from $19.63
New Starting from $34.44
eBooks Starting from $20.79
Rent eBooks
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS PowerPoint® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Windows Operating Systems Overview
Discovering the History of Windows
DOS-The Precursor
Windows 3.1-The GUI
Windows Evolution
Understanding the OS Architecture
The Layers in Windows
Windows Compared to Other Systems
Identifying Windows Interfaces
Using the GUI Interface
Using the Command Prompt Interface
Using Windows PowerShell
The Essentials and Beyond
Installing Windows
Exploring OS Editions
Comparing Windows Editions
Defining System Requirements
Using the PC Upgrade Advisor
Planning Clean Installs vs. Upgrades
Understanding Upgrade Paths
Considering Application Compatibility
Planning for Upgrades
Planning for Clean Installs
Understanding Installation Types
Installing from Removable Media
Performing Network-Based Installations
Managing Product Identification Keys
Using Virtualized Installations
Introducing Virtualization
Application Virtualization
Using Windows Virtual PC
Using Third-Party Virtualization Software
Understanding Windows XP Mode
The Essentials and Beyond
Managing the Desktop
Understanding Desktop Features
Exploring the Desktop
Using the Desktop Configuration Interfaces
Start Menu Settings
Taskbar Settings
Notification Area Settings
Understanding User Profiles and Desktop Relationships
Working with Gadgets
Adding Gadgets to the Desktop
Configuring Gadgets
Installing and Removing Gadgets
Changing Display Settings
Configuring the Screen Resolution
Configuring Screen Magnification
Using Multiple Display Devices
Creating Shortcuts
Creating a New Desktop Shortcut
Modifying a Shortcut
Adding System Icons to the Desktop
Configuring the Aero Interface
Understanding the Aero Features
Using Aero Themes
Configuring Aero Settings
The Essentials and Beyond
Using Native Applications
Using the Traditional Tools
Editing Text
Working with Images
Performing Calculations
Working with Internet Explorer
Exploring the Browser Interface
Using the Tools Menu
Creating Screenshots
Using the Print Screen Button
Working with the Snipping Tool
Using Media Applications
Understanding Media Applications
Configuring Windows Media Player
Viewing Configuration Settings
Using System Information
PowerShell and Command Prompt Information Gathering
The Essentials and Beyond
Managing with the Control Panel
Understanding Applets .
Defining a Control Panel Applet .
Exploring the Available Applets
Configuring Administrative Tools
Understanding the Administrative Tools Applet
Working with the Administrative Tools
Configuring Accessibility
Windows Accessibility Features
Using the Ease of Access Center
Using Important Applets
Configuring Default Programs
Using the Power Management Tools
Understanding the System Applet
The Essentials and Beyond
Mobility and Remote Management
Understanding Mobility
Using the Sync Center
Using Windows Mobility Center
Using Remote Desktop
Enabling Remote Desktop
Connecting to Remote Desktop
Using Remote Assistance
Enabling and Configuring Remote Assistance
Requesting Assistance
Responding to a Request
Understanding the MMC
Exploring the MMC Interface
Creating Custom Consoles
Working with Windows PowerShell
Understanding Cmdlets
Executing Remote Commands
The Essentials and Beyond
Managing Applications
Planning for Local and Network Applications
Using Localized Applications
Using Networked Applications
Installing, Configuring, and Removing Applications
Understanding Installation Methods
Configuring Applications
Removing Applications
Using Group Policy for Application Control
Restricting Application Installation
Disabling Access to Removable Media
Deploying Applications with Group Policy
Understanding Application Virtualization
Understanding Med-V
Understanding VDI
The Difference between Services and Standard Applications
Defining Services
Configuring Service Settings
Managing Service Accounts
Understanding Service Dependencies
Stopping, Starting, and Restarting Services
The Essentials and Beyond
Controlling Malware
Understanding Malware Types
Understanding Viruses and Worms
Defining Trojans and Backdoors
Avoiding Phishing Attacks
Planning for Malware Protection
Security Defined
Configuring and Using UAC
Selecting Anti-Malware Solutions
Protecting the Windows Registry
Understanding Microsoft Protection Methods
Working with the Action Center
Understanding the Malicious Software Removal Tool
Using Windows Defender
Using Microsoft Security Essentials
Understanding Microsoft Forefront
The Essentials and Beyond
File Management
Understanding Filesystems
Exploring the Purpose of a Filesystem
Comparing Windows Filesystems
Contrasting 32-Bit and 64-Bit Systems
Working with Encryption
Encrypting Files and Folders
Understanding BitLocker Encryption
Managing Encryption Keys
Using Compression
Using Libraries
Library Features and Functionality
Organizing with Libraries
Creating a New Library
Configuring Library Properties
The Essentials and Beyond
Network Shares
Planning for File Sharing
Understanding Network Hardware
Understanding TCP/IP
Working with Network Types
Participating in a Workgroup
Creating a New Homegroup
Joining a Windows Domain
Creating File Shares
Creating Share Types
Mapping Drives
Understanding NTFS and Share Permissions
Understanding Authentication and Authorization
Comparing NTFS and Share Permissions
Creating Share Permissions
Creating NTFS Permissions
Sharing Printers
Creating Printer Shares
Managing Printer Shares
Providing Printer Drivers
The Essentials and Beyond
Device Management
Understanding Device Drivers
Defining Device Drivers
Locating and Downloading Drivers
Installing Third-Party Software
Using the Device Manager
Exploring Plug-and-Play Operations
Understanding Plug-and-Play Features
Defining the Plug-and-Play Process
Connecting and Managing Devices
Initial Device Installation
Updating Drivers
Creating a Driver List
Comparing Local and Network Printers
Connecting and Disconnecting Printers
Using Print Queues
Printing to a File
Internet Printing
System Devices
Understanding Multimedia Devices
Using Input Devices
Exploring System Board Chipsets
The Essentials and Beyond
Storage Management
Data Storage Concepts
Selecting Hard Drives for Your Computers
Choosing a Filesystem
Understanding Networked Storage
Using DFS
Understanding RAID
Identifying Storage Technologies
Understanding Disk Types
Basic and Dynamic Disks
Virtual Hard Disks
Optical Media
Using Online Storage
Microsoft Online Storage Solutions
Third-Party Online Storage Solutions
The Essentials and Beyond
Windows Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Processes
OSI Model
The Hardware/Software Model
Symptom, Diagnosis, and Solution
Systems Thinking
Using Disk Defragmenter
Working with the Defragmenter GUI
Using the DEFRAG Command Prompt Tool
Using Defraggler
Performing a Disk Cleanup
Using the Disk Cleanup Tool
Searching for Large Files
Scheduling Tasks
Accessing Additional Troubleshooting Tools
Using Event Viewer
Task Manager
Resource Monitor
The Essentials and Beyond
Backup and Recovery
Planning for Backups
Comparing Backup Methods and Tools
Understanding Backup Options
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.