Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Windows 7 Systems

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


System management and configuration are major tasks in the IT world. Making sure that computers are up to date, running smoothly, and configured properly are daily activities of IT staff members. This course examines how updates, performance settings, power and processor options, disks, and backup and recovery are configured, managed, and monitored in Windows 7. This exam is required for the certification MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration.

Target Audience

Individuals taking the first of the Windows 7 exams – 70-680: TS: Windows 7 Configuring, which is required for the certification MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration


At least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Updates to Windows 7

  • specify the WSUS server a Windows 7 client computer should use
  • use Group Policy in Windows 7 to configure the behavior of automatic reboots in relation to Windows Update
  • Windows 7 Update Configuration

    Configuring Windows 7 Performance Settings

  • configure the performance of a Windows 7 computer
  • Configuring Windows 7 Power Plans

  • customize an existing power plan in Windows 7
  • identify power settings you can configure in Windows 7
  • Managing Disks in Windows 7

  • create a striped volume
  • configure policies for removable storage devices
  • Windows 7 Disk Management

    Monitoring Systems in Windows 7

  • configure advanced event subscription settings
  • identify the vulnerabilities of certain event log policies
  • Configuring Windows 7 Backups

  • create a system repair disc
  • create a backup in Windows 7
  • Configuring Windows 7 File Recovery Options

  • enable System Protection for a drive in Windows 7
  • perform a full system restoration in Windows 7
  • restore a shadow copy of a file or folder in Windows 7
  • Configuring a Windows 7 Backup and Restore Point