MCITP 70-623 Exam Cram : Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians

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Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your 70-623 exam! Install and upgrade Windows Vista Customize and configure Windows Vista including Windows Aero, Media Center, and Media Player Install and maintain applications Configure and troubleshoot Windows Update and Microsoft Update Protect data with the Backup and Restore Center Configure, troubleshoot, and repair network connectivity Troubleshoot performance and reliability issues Configure and troubleshoot Windows security features including the Security Center, User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall Install, configure, and troubleshoot peripheral devices, such as mobile devices, digital cameras and camcorders, media devices, printers, and fax systems WRITTEN BY LEADING EXPERTS: David R. Miller holds many certifications, including SME, MCT, MCITPro, MCSE Windows 2003, CISSP, LPT, and CEH. Performing as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), David has written numerous certification curricula, books, and information systems certification exams for companies such as Microsoft and Logical Security. Specializing in security topics, he has written and performed in several technical and security-related training videos. He currently writes, lectures, and consults on these topics. Paul A. Mancuso holds many certifications, including SME, MCT, MCITPro, MCSE Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and 2003. In addition to being an author of training curricula for the National IT Training and Certification Institute (NITTCI), he has recently worked as a Microsoft Subject Matter Expert on Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. CD Features MeasureUp Practice Questions! Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers Multiple test modes Random questions and order of answers Coverage of each 70-623 exam objective

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Microsoft Certification Programp. 2
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialistp. 4
Microsoft Certified IT Professionalp. 4
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configurationp. 5
Taking a Certification Examp. 6
Tracking Certification Statusp. 7
About This Bookp. 8
Chapter Format and Conventionsp. 8
Exam Topicsp. 11
Self-Assessmentp. 13
Microsoft Certification in the Real Worldp. 13
The Ideal Microsoft Certification Candidatep. 14
Put Yourself to the Testp. 15
How to Prepare for an Examp. 19
Studying for the Examp. 20
Testing Your Exam Readinessp. 21
Assessing Readiness for Exam 70-623p. 23
Dealing with Test Anxietyp. 23
Day of the Examp. 24
Install and Upgrade Windows Vistap. 27
Evaluating the Computing Environmentp. 28
Selecting the Appropriate Windows Vista Editionp. 31
Identifying the Hardware Requirementsp. 32
Preparing to Install Windows Vistap. 35
Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vistap. 36
Installing Windows Vista via an Upgradep. 46
Installing Windows Vista over a Previous Copy of Windowsp. 49
Troubleshoot an
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Introduction IntroductionWelcome toMCITP 70-623 Exam Cram:Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians.Whether this book is your first or your fifteenthExam Cramseries book, you'll find information here that will help ensure your success as you pursue knowledge, experience, and certification. This book aims to help you get ready to take and pass the Microsoft certification Exam 70-623, "PRO: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians." When you pass this exam, along with Exam 70-620, "TS: Windows Vista, Configuring," you will earn the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP): Consumer Support Technician certification.This Introduction explains Microsoft's certification programs in general and talks about how theExam Cramseries can help you prepare for Microsoft's latest certification exams. Chapters 1-5 are designed to remind you of everything you'll need to know to pass the 70-623 certification exam. The two practice exams at the end of the book should give you a reasonably accurate assessment of your knowledge--and, yes, we've provided the answers and their explanations for these practice exams. If you read the book and understand the material, you'll stand a very good chance of passing the real test.Exam Crambooks help you understand and appreciate the subjects and materials you need to know to pass Microsoft certification exams.Exam Crambooks are aimed strictly at test preparation and review. They do not teach you everything you need to know about a subject. Instead, the authors streamline and highlight the pertinent information by presenting and dissecting the questions and problems they've discovered that you're likely to encounter on a Microsoft test.Nevertheless, to completely prepare yourself for any Microsoft test, we recommend that you begin by taking the self-assessment that immediately follows this Introduction. The self-assessment tool helps you evaluate your knowledge base against the requirements for becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and is the first step in earning more advanced certifications, including Microsoft's IT Professional and Professional Developer (MCITP and MCPD) and Architect (MCA).Based on what you learn from the self-assessment, you might decide to begin your studies with classroom training or some background reading. On the other hand, you might decide to pick up and read one of the many study guides available from Microsoft or third-party vendors.We also strongly recommend that you install, configure, and play with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Nothing beats hands-on experience and familiarity when it comes to understanding the questions you're likely to encounter on a certification test. Book learning is essential, but without a doubt, hands-on experience is the best teacher. The Microsoft Certification ProgramMicrosoft currently offers multiple certification titles, each of which boasts its own special abbreviation. (As a certification candidate and computer professional, you must have a high tolerance for acronyms.)Certifications for end users are listed here:Microsoft Office Specialists--Recognized for demonstrating advanced skills with Microsoft desktop software (including Microsoft Office).These older certifications are associated with the Windows Server 2003 operating system and related network infrastructure:Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)--For professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product (such as Windows XP or Window

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