Planning for Windows 7 Deployment

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


Windows 7 is Microsoft’s latest client operating system for IT infrastructure environments. Microsoft has improved and added new tools to help deploy Windows 7 throughout networks using images. Administrators can use tools provided by Microsoft to analyze their IT networks to determine the best deployment strategy. This course discuss the deployment tools and methods, Windows 7 editions and requirements, and licensing. It also demonstrates how to analyze the current client computers for hardware and compatibility issues. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.

Target Audience

Individuals undertaking high level Windows Desktop Administration certification, and possibly Windows Server Enterprise Support certification. The customer base will also include companies using Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems that need their IT staff certified to a high level.


individuals should have at least 3 years experience installing, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networked environment; Familiarity with client administration in Windows Server; Experience with deployment of operating systems and applications; Familiarity with Windows Server management tools such System Center suite.

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 7 Deployment Lifecycle

  • recognize what happens at each phase in the deployment lifecycle
  • recognize the challenges to deployment
  • Windows 7 Deployment Tools

  • recognize the main functions of Windows 7 deployment tools
  • Windows 7 Deployment Methods

  • recognize which deployment method to use in a given scenario
  • recognize factors to consider when planning a multilingual user interface deployment
  • Windows 7 Editions and Requirements

  • identify Windows 7 editions and features
  • identify Windows 7 hardware requirements
  • Windows 7 Licensing and Activation

  • recognize features of KMS
  • identify features of MAK
  • Determine Volume Activation Method

  • evaluate client connectivity to determine the most suitable volume activation method
  • identify recommendations for different network infrastructures
  • Analyze Hardware on Clients for Windows 7

  • recognize the Windows 7 tools for obtaining inventory on client computers
  • inventory the IT infrastructure using the MAP toolkit
  • Planning Windows 7 and Analyzing Hardware