MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals - 98-349 (UPDATE 2018)

Fundamental Windows operating system concepts13 H 53 M

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  • Understanding operating system configurations
    • Overview
    • Configuring Control Panel
    • Configuring Control Panel Part 2
    • Configuring Control Panel Part 3
    • Configuring Control Panel Part 4
    • Configuring Desktop Settings
    • Configuring Desktop Settings Part 2
    • Configuring Native Applications and Tools
    • Configuring Mobile Settings
  • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems
    • Identify Windows OS Editions
    • Identify Installations and Architecture Types
  • Managing Applications
    • Configuring Applications
    • Configuring UAC and Antivirus
    • Configuring UAC and Antivirus Part 2
    • Configuring UAC and Antivirus Part 3
  • Managing Files and Folders
    • Understanding File Systems
    • Understanding Libraries
  • Managing Devices
    • Understanding Storage
    • Understanding Storage Part 2
    • Understanding Storage Part 3
    • Understanding Storage Part 4
    • Understanding Print Devices
    • Understanding and Connecting Devices
  • Understanding Operating System Maintenance
    • Understanding Backup and Recovery
    • Understanding Backup and Recovery Part 2
    • Understanding Backup and Recovery Part 3
    • Maintenance and Management Tools
    • Configuring Updates
    • Configuring Updates Part 2


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This course will introduce knowledge of the fundamentals with Windows operating system concepts in a Windows environment. The viewer will learn about basic management of Windows operating systems such as basic configuration, updating systems as well as a variety of tools available to ensure an operational and stable Windows environment.

[MUSIC] Hello, we'd like to take some time to tell you what you can expect in the upcoming MTA Windows OS Fundamentals series. We've gone ahead and we've browsed to our Microsoft website, the Microsoft website that shows you the objectives and the domain breakdown for this exam and really who this exam is targeted to. You can see, if you will look, by going to, actually, it's, and you can see it's under the Learning page, and it's 98-349. And when you get to this page, it basically will give you the breakdown for the entire exam. You can see what the target audience is for this exam. You can see, for instance, Home PC users, academic, IT workers, IT professionals, and developers. I will tell you that if you are new to IT in general, the MTA exams, the Microsoft Technology Associates, if you weren't aware what that acronym is. These exams are very, very critical, I think, in helping people to understand some the fundamental concepts that we see in just about every network, but including more specific to a Windows environment. So, great way to leapfrog your career if you're just starting out. Let's go ahead and take the time to show you what you can actually see domain-wise when it comes to the breakdown of this exam. Now, I will say at the time of the filming of this exam, if you do go to this website, you will see that it says, August 31, 2016, this exam includes updates for Windows 10. Know that at the time that we're recording this overview, Windows 10 content has been put into the 98- MTA Windows OS Fundamentals series that you're about to view. If you scroll down a little bit farther, you will see that we have six domains and 15% to 20% in each domain, which means it's gonna vary a little bit to give you a totality of 100% coverage in all the objectives, the skills measured, as Microsoft calls it. You'll see the very first one, we're gonna see Understanding operating system configurations, and if we expand that out, you can see some of the concepts that we're gonna go through. For instance, the control panel. The control panel being the graphical user interface that really helps us to administer to the entire Windows operating system and in the environment surrounding it. You can see things like desktop settings and some of the various things that we can do to customize Windows to make it unique to the user experience. As well as some of the native applications and tools that are inside of our operating system, including some of the web browsers, like, for instance, Microsoft's Edge. The artificial intelligent personal assistant, Cortana, we're gonna talk about, including things like virtualization through Hyper-V, MSCONFIG system configuration utility, and much more. Now, if you have mobile devices, remember that mobile devices are important for not only the mobility, but one of the things that we have to look at is power conservation and making sure that we have proper thermal management. Well, one of the things that you have inside of the operating system is a centralized location called the Windows Mobility Center and a couple of other technologies that we'll be taking a look at there as well. We'll also be looking at MMCs, Microsoft Management Console, some of the various management tools, not just limited to Windows PowerShell or the Windows PowerShell Integrated Script Environment, or ISE. We'll be looking at various Windows administrative utilities likewise, too. And you can see some of the preparation resources that you can use in addition to your ITPro.TV series here. Now, moving into the next one, the next domain, you can see that installing and upgrading client systems, this is important. Well, how do you get the operating system on your machine? So we'll be going through identifying some of the different editions of Windows as well as upgrading from maybe an earlier edition of Windows to a newer edition of Windows and some of the things that you need to keep in mind when you perform that type of function. Including understanding installation types, whether it be a clean installation, whether it be an upgrade installation, we'll be talking about that likewise, too. As well as operating system architecture, right? What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit? Well, you're gonna have to stay tuned to the series to find out. And you can see some of the preparation materials that they also have that I would highly recommend that will help complement and supplement your training as well. Then we have managing applications, 15% to 20% of the entire exam. Likewise, you'll see configuring applications. We'll talk about when those applications are just stored on a local hard drive versus one that you reach out across the network and maybe connect to, including some of the security settings that we can do inside of our operating system. User account control, for instance, the user account control allowing us to give somebody only the level of access they need to perform their job, no more or no less. As well as antivirus settings, for instance, Windows Defender we'll be talking about, and the MRT, also known as the Malicious Software Removal Toolkit. Last sub-objective you will in this domain, you'll see understanding service types, those background processes that happen day to day and a lot of times we don't interact with until you're into some kind of support environment where maybe you do need to configure those. Moving down the list, we have also managing files and folders, and this is important because we need to store our information somewhere, so we need to know how we store the information, right? What file systems are available? How do we get the hard drives, or even solid-state drives, for that matter, how do we get them configured and prepped so that we can not only install our operating system but also utilize it as a storage location for our files and folders? So you can see, we'll talk about some different file systems including FAT32, NTFS, and the resilient file system, we'll talk about ReFS as well. We'll talk about how you can control access through ACLs, or access control lists. You can control the level of access that somebody has, either allow them access or deny them access through permission sets. So we'll talk about configuring permissions, including configuring things like shares in the shared permissions when people need to connect to those resources over the networks. We'll also talk about encryption, encryption is important. Remember, we're keeping the information on the machine confidential so only the authorized users have access to it. So we'll be looking at concepts like that, including opening up File Explorer and looking at various libraries and how we can control and configure those libraries inside of the file and folder management graphical user interface. Next in the list, you're gonna see managing devices, this is important, right? This is one of the things that you're gonna do in a support type of role. So, not only is this important for your exam, but it's also important in the real world. Including connecting devices and disconnecting devices to your machine, your Windows operating system, whether it be wireless through a Bluetooth device, or whether it be a wired connection. And including understanding things like storage, right? When we talk about managing our devices, we have to understand how to manage the storage devices that we utilize in order to store the information for reuse at a later time. We also have to look at printing devices. Printing is important, whether it's in the home environment or if it is in a corporate environment, and we're gonna talk about some of the concepts and attributes around printers and printing devices. Last, but not least, in this domain, we'll also talk about system devices, including how to configure and understand audio and video devices, including IR devices. And last but not least here in understanding devices, where do we go to manage all of the hardware devices and drivers associated with them through something known as Device Manager. Now, that is the second-to-last domain. The last domain that we have here is understanding operating system maintenance. Again, 15% to 20% of the overall exam, and this is a very, very important domain. They're all equally important, but when it comes to a recovery situation, this is definitely something you wanna know when it comes to the exam and help desk. So we'll look at backup and recovery methods as well as some of the maintenance utilities that we have inside of our operating system to make sure that the Windows operating system is optimized. And then last but not least, we'll definitely talk about configuring updates and some of the patch management thoughts and concepts that you need to know surrounding the Windows 10 operating system so that you can apply updates, and maintain a reasonable level of stability, and maintain a good, healthy operating system. These are some of the technologies and some of the domains, the six domains, that you can see inside of our MTA Windows OS Fundamentals exams. Stay tuned cuz we got more to come. [MUSIC]

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