This course is designed for Information Technology (IT) professionals who have experience with Windows XP and Windows Vista who work as Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technicians (EDSTs) in Tier 2 support environments. The goal of this training is to enable these individuals to support the Windows 7 operating system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in a Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 networking environment. This course helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-685, the final requirement for the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST) professional credential. By the course's end, students will have been exposed to the process of establishing and using a troubleshooting methodology, and the EDST job role and responsibilities. Additionally, students will be exposed to various troubleshooting tools and techniques that enable them to address the following Windows 7 issues in an enterprise network environment: StartupGroup PolicyHardware and device driverPerformanceNetwork connectivityRemote connectivityUser profile and logonSecurityApplications
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP/User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Domain Name System (DNS)Microsoft Active Directory principles and managementMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 fundamentalsMicrosoft Windows Client fundamentalsFundamentals of using the 2010 Microsoft Office system or the 2007 Microsoft Office systemStudents who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills: Course 6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 ClientCourse 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
The primary audience for this course is the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (EDST) providing Tier 2 support. The secondary audience for this course is the Desktop Support Technician (DST) in an Upper MORG Organization.EDSTs are experienced IT Professionals who focus on a broad range of desktop operating system, desktop application, mobile device, networking, and hardware support issues. EDSTs must combine technical expertise with problem solving and decision making skills and a deep understanding of their business and technical environments to quickly resolve support issues. They consider all variables, justify resolutions with a logical troubleshooting approach, and relate tradeoffs while adhering to business and technical requirements and constraints. EDSTs are primarily responsible for the maintenance and support of PC desktops, installing and testing line-of-business applications on end-user computers, and physically making changes to user desktops or re-images as required. EDSTs have used previous versions of Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems and may have experience with Microsoft Windows Server operating systems. Their job requires them to keep their skills and knowledge current with new versions and updates of technology as defined by the business environment. They use EMS/PowerShell scripts for routine tasks and bulk operations. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Terminal Server or other administration tools installed on their local workstations.