Microsoft Course 2285 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional — A 2-Day Course
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This two-day, instructor-led M2285 course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to manage Microsoft Windows XP Professional computers in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environment.
Additional information for Windows 2000 is also included explaining how it differs from Windows XP Professional.
On completion of this M2285 Windows XP training course, delegates should be able to:
- Plan and perform an installation of Windows XP Professional
- Install and support hardware devices and drivers on computers running Windows XP Professional
- Identify and resolve boot process issues on computers running Windows XP Professional
- Configure desktop settings for computers running Windows XP
- Configure security settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer and application compatibility for computers running Windows XP Professional
- Configure computers to run Windows XP Professional in a Windows networking environment
- Configure and support computers running Windows XP Professional for mobile computing
This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.
Before attending this course, delegates should have:
- CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge
- CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge
- Completed Course 2208, Upgrading Your Skills from Microsoft Windows NT to Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Or, completed all of the following courses:
- Course 2274, Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
- Course 2275, Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:
- Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
Installing Microsoft Windows XP Professional
In this module, students will learn how to prepare for and install Windows XP Professional.
- Manually Installing Windows XP Professional
- Automating a Windows XP Professional Installation
- Using an Image to Install Windows XP Professional
- Transferring User Files and Settings to a New Computer
- Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Monitoring Windows XP Professional Security Status by Using Security Center
Adding Hardware to Windows XP Professional Clients
This module teaches students how to install new hardware devices as well as how to configure and maintain existing devices and their drivers. Students will also learn how to roll device drivers back to a previous version of the driver and to uninstall drivers and devices.
- Installing Hardware Devices
- Configuring Modems, Printers, and Monitors
- Troubleshooting Device Drivers
- Disabling and Uninstalling Hardware Devices
Resolving Boot Process Issues
This module provides students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to identify and correct problems with the Windows XP Professional boot process.
- Understanding the Boot Process
- Using Advanced Boot Options
- Using the Boot.ini file to Change Startup Behavior
- Using the Recovery Console to Start a Computer
Configuring the Desktop Environment
In this module, students will learn how to configure and customize user desktops, use profiles to implement and enforce desktop customization policies, and use Remote Assistance to respond to remote requests for help.
- Configuring User Desktop Settings
- Configuring System Settings
- Managing User Profiles
- Using Remote Administration
- Using Remote Assistance in Windows XP Professional
Configuring Internet Explorer and Supporting Applications
In this module, students will learn how to configure security and connection settings for Internet Explorer, as well as how to configure applications to run on computers running Windows XP Professional.
- Configuring Security and Connection Settings for Internet Explorer
- Customizing and Deploying Internet Explorer Settings
- Supporting Applications in Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Configuring Windows XP Professional to Operate in a Microsoft Network
In this module, students will learn how to configure computers running Windows XP Professional to operate in a Windows workgroup or domain.
- Configuring Microsoft Windows XP Professional for a Workgroup
- Configuring Local Security
- Configuring Windows Firewall
- Configuring Network Options in a Workgroup
- Joining a Domain
Configuring Windows XP Professional for Mobile Computing
In this module, students will learn how to help mobile users work more effectively by enabling them to control the power usage of their computers, and by making resources such as files, folders, and Web sites available offline.
- Configuring Hardware for Mobile Computing
- Configuring Power Management for Mobile Computing
- Making Files and Web Sites Available Off Line