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Course 10247: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

Audience(s): IT Professional
Technology: Windows 7
Language: English
Published: 28-Apr-2010
Completion Time: 2 Hours
Available Offline: Yes
This two-hour course helps you plan and perform preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 on client computers. It also covers the volume activation options available for Windows 7.
This course covers the following topics:
  • Overview of the Desktop Life Cycle
  • Desktop Deployments: Challenges and Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Life Cycle
  • Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
  • Designing Licensing and Activation

This course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

The prerequisites for this course are as follows:
  • Ability to install and configure Windows 7 clients
  • Solid knowledge of TCP/IP, networking concepts, and Active Directory
  • Familiarity with administration, management, deployment, packaging, and imaging tools
  • Ability to work in a team, create proposals, and make budget recommendations

Note to Windows XP Users: Labs in this course will support Windows XP SP3 and above versions. Users with Windows XP SP2 or lower version will need to upgrade to Windows XP SP3 to use these labs as Microsoft has discontinued its support for the older versions.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the client, hardware, and desktop deployment life cycles.
  • Explain the challenges involved and considerations for deploying desktops.
  • Describe the tools and technologies that are used in the desktop deployment lifecycle.
  • Assess the current computing environment to determine the feasibility of deploying Windows 7.
  • Design the licensing and activation strategy for a given business scenario.