MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680)

  • AUTHORS: Byron Wright; Leon Plesniarski
  • ISBN-13: 9781111309770 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 656 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.


  • In-depth coverage of all the critical information students need to successfully move into a role as an IT professional and support Windows 7 in a business environment.
  • Full-color content maps completely to the objectives of the new Microsoft certification, MCTS #70-680.
  • Practical case projects incorporate real world experiences from IT professionals to make the coverage realistic and meaningful beyond just a list of technical features, and review questions test readers' understanding of critical information.
  • Explains complex concepts in straightforward terms for a smooth and problem-free transition to Windows 7.

About the Contributor

  • Byron Wright

    Byron Wright is owner of BTW Technology Solutions, which provides Exchange Server and Office 365 implementation and migration services. Mr. Wright is a Microsoft® MVP for Exchange server since 2012. He has a broad range of knowledge about Microsoft® operating systems, Active Directory, networking, security, and cloud services. As a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT), Mr. Wright provides practical advice and exam relevant content to a wide variety of organizations. He has authored and co-authored a number of books for Cengage Learning on Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. He also occasionally teaches information systems course for the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

  • Leon Plesniarski

    Leon Plesniarski is a Senior Solutions Architect who has been building with Microsoft® products since 1984. Mr. Plesniarski’s formal training was in Computer and Electrical Engineering, but he has since applied his skills primarily in computer networking. He has worked as a network administrator and technical instructor. He currently works as a consultant for Broadview Networks to analyze client requirements and provide practical solutions for their needs. In recent years Mr. Plesniarski has focused on Microsoft® cloud services, such as Windows Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft® Intune. Mr. Plesniarski leverages his teaching skills and experience as a Microsoft® Certified Trainer (MCT) to create learning materials that are technically accurate and easy to understand. He has previously created course materials for A+ certificate. For Cengage, he has authored leading books detailing both Windows Vista and Windows.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Windows.
2. Installing Windows 7.
3. Using the System Utilities.
4. Managing Disks.
5. Managing File Systems.
6. User Management.
7. Windows 7 Security Features.
8. Networking.
9. Remote Access.
10. User Productivity and Media Tools.
11. Performance Tuning.
12. Application Support.
13. Disaster Recovery and Troubleshooting.
14. Enterprise Computing.
APPENDIX A: Exam Objectives Tracking for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Exam #70-680.