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Microsoft exam 70-270 preparation guide

Contents:

Part 1: Getting started with Windows XP Pro
Part 2: Automating installation
Part 3: Upgrading to Windows XP
Part 4: Configuring Windows XP Pro environment
Part 5: Managing the Desktop
Part 6: Managing users and groups
Part 7: Managing security
Part 8: Managing disks
Part 9: Accessing files and folders
Part 10: Managing network connections
Part 11: Managing printing
Part 12: Dial-up networking and Internet
Part 13: Optimizing Windows XP Pro
Part 14: Performing system recovery

Preface

I have written this short preparation guide as a way for myself to ease studying for the Mcirosoft 70-270 exam titled: "Installing, configuring and administrating Microsoft Windows XP Professional". I provide this guide as is, without any guarantees, explicit or implied, as to its contents. You may use the information contained herein in your computer career, however I take no responsibility for any damages you may incur as a result of following this guide. You may use this document freely and share it with anybody as long as you provide the whole document in one piece and do not charge any money for it. If you find any mistakes, please feel free to inform me about them Tom Kitta. Legal stuff aside, let us start.

Guide version 0.12 last updated on 24/05/2004

Part 1: Getting started with Windows XP Pro

[1.1] Windows XP Professional hardware requirements
[1.2] Windows XP Professional install steps
[1.3] Install options
[1.4] After installation
[1.5] Support for multiboot
[1.6] Joining a domain
[1.7] Laptop special Windows XP features
[1.8] Other points

Part 2: Automating installation

[2.1] Types of automated installation
[2.2] Create answer files with Setup manager
[2.3] Using RIS (Remote Installation Service)
[2.4] Using disk images
[2.5] Unattended installation
[2.6] Installing applications with Windows Installer Packages

Part 3: Upgrading to Windows XP

[3.1] Upgrade general points
[3.2] Unsupported by upgrade Windows 9x software properties
[3.3] Migrating user data

Part 4: Configuring Windows XP Pro environment

[4.1] Windows image acquisition architecture
[4.2] Support for digital audio and video
[4.3] Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
[4.4] Installing hardware
[4.5] Device drivers
[4.6] Multiple display support
[4.7] Computer power states
[4.8] PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) Cards
[4.9] Configuring I/O devices
[4.10] Windows registry
[4.11] Remote desktop
[4.12] Remote assistance
[4.13] Services
[4.14] HAL - hardware abstraction layer
[4.15] Hardware profiles
[4.16] Other hardware

Part 5: Managing the Desktop

[5.1] Customizing desktop
[5.2] Multilanguage technology
[5.3] Multilanguage support
[5.4] Accessability options
[5.5] Accessability utilities

Part 6: Managing users and groups

[6.1] Built-in Accounts
[6.2] Logging on
[6.3] Managing users
[6.4] Build-in local groups
[6.5] Special groups
[6.6] Managing groups

Part 7: Managing security

[7.1] Policies
[7.2] Password policy settings
[7.3] Account lockout policy
[7.4] Enabling auditing for files, folders and printers
[7.5] Auditing
[7.6] User rights
[7.7] Security options
[7.8] Security templates
[7.9] Using local group policies
[7.10] Using group policies with AD
[7.11] Other security issues

Part 8: Managing disks

[8.1] File systems
[8.2] Disk drives
[8.3] ARC path designation (Advanced RISC computing)
[8.4] Easy way to memorize ARC
[8.5] Disk Management MMC snap-in
[8.6] Remote management
[8.7] Basic Disks
[8.8] Dynamic disks
[8.9] Volume status descriptions
[8.10] Converting to dynamic disk and back to basic disk
[8.11] Disk quotas
[8.12] Defragmenting
[8.13] Encryption:
[8.14] How EFS (encrypted file system) works
[8.15] Compression (NTFS)

Part 9: Accessing files and folders

[9.1] General folder options
[9.2] Offline folder options
[9.3] ACL - access control list
[9.4] General NTFS permissions for files
[9.5] General NTFS permissions for folders
[9.6] Share permissions
[9.7] Explicit permissions and inherited permissions for files and folders
[9.8] Inherited permissions (file and folders)
[9.9] Special shares
[9.10] Moving and copying of files
[9.11] Other points

Part 10: Managing network connections

[10.1] Installing a network adapter
[10.2] Configuring TCP/IP
[10.3] DHCP
[10.4] DNS
[10.5] WINS
[10.6] TCP/IP filtering
[10.7] Configuring NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS
[10.8] Network access authentication
[10.9] Advanced options

Part 11: Managing printing

[11.1] Printing related definitions
[11.2] Printer and print device configurations
[11.3] Windows print process
[11.4] Printer information
[11.5] Spooling
[11.6] Print processor
[11.7] Printer Pooling
[11.8] Redirecting print jobs
[11.9] Separator pages
[11.10] Managing printers
[11.11] Sharing
[11.12] Security

Part 12: Dial-up networking and Internet

[12.1] Configuring a modem
[12.2] Connecting to a Remote access server (RAS)
[12.3] Using Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
[12.4] Using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
[12.5] Managing IE settings
[12.6] Internet connection firewall
[12.7] Other points

Part 13: Optimizing Windows XP Pro

[13.1] Performance and system events
[13.2] Performance
[13.3] Performance indicators
[13.4] Performance alerts
[13.5] Log file settings
[13.6] Log files
[13.7] Log filtering
[13.8] Log viewer event types
[13.9] Event information
[13.10] Page file
[13.11] Memory dumps
[13.12] Scheduling tasks

Part 14: Performing system recovery

[14.1] Overview
[14.2] Windows XP boot sequence
[14.3] Backup types
[14.4] Backup log
[14.5] Restore options
[14.6] Boot problems
[14.7] Advanced boot options
[14.8] ASR - Automated system recovery
[14.9] Best practices for backup
[14.10] Startup and recovery options
[14.11] Other points
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