Over the last few years,there has been a big push for security with Microsoft operating system and applications.As with any modern
microsoft exams operating system, you will need to know how to configure file system security. This will be done with NTFS permissions, Share permissions, EFS and BitLocker. BitLocker is a new technology that can encrypt an entire drive, which will protect if a computer such as a laptop is stolen. Be sure to know when it is best to use EFS for encryption and when it is best to use BitLocker. Also know the system requirements for BitLocker.
If you have used Windows Vista, you have seen and experienced User Account Control (UAC). So you will need to know how User Account Control protects your
computer and you will need to know how to react to User Account Control prompts and if necessary, you will need to know how to disable UAC. Other tools that
help protect your computer are Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Therefore, you will need to know how to configure those tools.
Besides the new updated interface, Windows Vista exam also included Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0. Therefore, you will
need to know how to configure IE. In addition, you will need to know how to configure Windows Media Player and Media Player Center including understanding
regions and Codecs.
As a user, you will need to use standard applications include Wordpad, Notepad, Mail, Calendar, Fax and Scan and Meeting Space. You also need to now how to
configure Windows Sidebar and its gadgets.
Lastly, you need to know the tools that are made for mobile computers. That would be including configuring Power management (power plans and hibernate,
hybrid and sleep mode), Sync center, offline folders and Windows SideShow. Lastly, you need to be familiar with how to configure Tablet PCs and how to
If you want to prepare for this exam, I would highly recommend the Exam Cram book 70-620 TS: Windows Vista, Configuring by Patrick Regan (Que Publishing),
which will cover each of these topics
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