Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System

Course Details:

  • Days: 3
  • Course Code: MS5115
  • Bookings: Please ring 08450 50 45 05


Note: You are viewing a Preliminary Course Syllabus. This course is not yet available. Because some parts of the course are currently in development, some elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops.

It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured a Windows Vista desktop that is secure, on the network, and ready for browsing.

This is the first course in the Windows Vista curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other Windows Vista Technology Specialist courses.

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals wishing to become technology specialists. A Windows Vista technology specialist is defined as a technology specialist interested in learning about, assessing skills, using reference products, or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to Microsoft's Windows Vista technologies. Technology specialists as listed below. Windows Vista technology specialists may work for an enterprise, a medium sized organization, a small organization, or a retail organization.


Before attending this course, students must have familiarity with PC hardware and devices. For example, ability to look into device manager and look for unsupported devices. Basic TCP/IP knowledge. For example, that you need to have a valid IP address. Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership. Experience with mapping network file shares. For example, familiar with UNC paths, mapping local resources to server/share. Experience with running commands from a command window. For example, DOS command prompt. Experience with reviewing BIOS settings.

In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed First Look Clinic 5056 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals and Hands-on-Lab 5057 - First Look: Getting Started with Windows Vista for IT Professionals.

Important: This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Install Windows Vista.
  • Upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
  • Configure post-installation system settings.
  • Configure basic networking.
  • Configure advanced networking.
  • Configure user account security.
  • Configure network security. Configure Internet Explorer 7.0.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Installing Windows Vista
  • Module 2: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
  • Module 3: Configuring Post-Installation System Settings
  • Module 4: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista
  • Module 5: Configuring Advanced Networking
  • Module 6: Configuring User Account Security
  • Module 7: Configuring Network Security Module 8: Configuring Internet Explorer 7.0

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