Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process

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Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process

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Introduction In this online course, you explore the fundamentals of the entire Windows startup process from the BIOS, to the Master Boot Record, the boot configuration database, the operating system loader, user and kernel mode operations, driver and service startup, and computer and user logon. It also includes a treatment of boot from the network, dual boot, and resume from sleep and hibernate states. These fundamental concepts are reinforced in a virtual machine-based lab where you troubleshoot the Windows Vista boot, startup, and logon processes. This online course is one of several courses that focus on Windows Vista technologies. It is composed of a rich multimedia experience coupled w…

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Introduction In this online course, you explore the fundamentals of the entire Windows startup process from the BIOS, to the Master Boot Record, the boot configuration database, the operating system loader, user and kernel mode operations, driver and service startup, and computer and user logon. It also includes a treatment of boot from the network, dual boot, and resume from sleep and hibernate states. These fundamental concepts are reinforced in a virtual machine-based lab where you troubleshoot the Windows Vista boot, startup, and logon processes. This online course is one of several courses that focus on Windows Vista technologies. It is composed of a rich multimedia experience coupled with comprehensive technical labs. It is intended for IT Professionals who must implement or support Windows Vista. This course helps you prepare to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). Objectives At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the startup process for Windows Vista.
  • Describe the processes for user and services log on.
  • Describe other start mechanisms and startup states.
  • Use the Advanced Boot Menu options to troubleshoot startup issues.
Modules & Lessons Course Overview Module Introduction Navigation Overview Lab Information Course Information Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process Module Introduction Starting Up Windows Vista Lesson Introduction Process for Starting Windows Vista The BIOS and the Master Boot Record Windows Vista Boot Configuration Data Windows Boot Manager in Windows Vista Windows Vista Operating System Loader Interoperation with Earlier Versions of Windows Self Test Logging On to Windows Vista Lesson Introduction Overview of the User Logon Process Process for Computer Logon User and Kernel Mode Process for Initializing Drivers in Windows Vista Process for Starting Services in Windows Vista Process for User Logons in Windows Vista Self Test Using Other Start Mechanisms and Startup States Lesson Introduction Windows Vista Preinstallation Environment Pre-boot Execution Environment and Windows Deployment Services How Windows Vista Starts Up from the Network Additional Startup States in Windows Vista How Windows Vista Resumes from the Sleep State How Windows Vista Resumes from the Hibernate State Self Test Using Windows Vista Advanced Boot Menu Options Lesson Introduction Windows Vista Advanced Boot Menu Options What Is Safe Mode in Windows Vista? What Is the Last Known Good Configuration Option in Windows Vista? What Is Boot Logging? The Low-Resolution Video Option Guidelines for Selecting Boot Menu Options Self Test Lab: Managing the Windows Vista Startup Process Lesson Introduction Scenario Exercise Information Troubleshooting Missing Startup Files Troubleshooting Missing Operating System Files Launch the Lab Lab Review Module Summary System Requirements To view this course, you need:
  • A Pentium II, 256 MB RAM with a processor speed greater than or equal to 400 MHZ
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 7.0 or higher (1MB disk space needed to install)
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 or higher
  • A Super VGA monitor with minimum screen resolution 1024x768, with 16-bit color.
  • A sound card, and either speakers or headphones (for multi-media audio).
  • Internet bandwidth of 56K or faster. Broadband internet access is recommended.
For courses containing Virtual Server-based labs (courses in the IT Professional and Developer Catalog), you will need:
  • Microsoft Virtual Server ActiveX control (1MB disk space needed to install)
Test your computer's capabilities to see if it supports this course. Accessibility Requirements The following software must be running on your computer in order to access this course with Screen Reader Software:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Window-Eyes from GW Micro
  • JAWS from Freedom Scientific
  • MSAA enabled
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