Windows Operating System Fundamentals (98-349)

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Windows Operating System Fundamentals (98-349)

About This Course

Microsoft certifications enable an IT professional to validate his/her technical knowledge through rigorous industry approved exams. Microsoft certifications span over a wide spectrum of technologies and concepts throughout the Microsoft ecosystem. Professionals with Microsoft certifications tend to earn more and are well-recognized in the world of IT.

Needless to say, Microsoft is world’s leading tech company and its certifications are recognized worldwide. Microsoft certifications open the doors to a broad range of opportunities when it comes to salary and career growth. Windows Operating System Fundamentals is one among the basic Microsoft certifications aimed at individuals, who wish to secure entry-level jobs in the field of IT. Windows Operating System Fundamentals serves as one of the required prerequisites for more advance level Microsoft certifications.

Microsoft Windows Operating System Fundamentals coursework is developed for IT professionals to train them on configuring Microsoft OS, upgrades, installation, etc. The course also focuses on application management, device management and folders management.

Who Should Attend This Course

The course is ideal for anyone interested to learn about Microsoft operating systems.

Why This Course

Below are few reasons to why you should take up the Windows Operating System Fundamentals course:

  • Companies prefer this certificate for the positions of systems admin, network admin, network technician and network operations.
  • Expertise in configuring Windows OS
  • Upgrades and installation of client systems
  • Folders, file and application management
  • Device management
  • Operating system maintenance

Course Objectives
  • Windows installation and configuration
  • Upgrades
  • Applications, file and folder management
  • Device management
  • Protecting operating systems
  • Backup and recovery

Course Prerequisites
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Familiarity with operating systems

Course Benefits

Post the completion of this course, you will attain the following:

  • Expertise in configuring Windows OS
  • Upgrades and installation of client systems
  • Folders, file and application management
  • Device management
  • Operating system maintenance


Understanding operating system configurations

Overview of MTA

This section gives an overview of the MTA certification. It explains who this certification is intended for and how much experience a candidate is expected to have.

Configure Control Panel Options

This section walks through many of the Control Panel options and their configurations. It covers Administrative Tools like Computer Management, Event Viewer, and Services. It also demonstrates administrative storage utilities like Disk Cleanup, Defrag, and iSCSI initiator.

Configure Desktop Settings

This section dives into the desktop settings for Windows 10. It explains user profiles and configuring display resolution, orientation, and color management. It also explores configuring and customizing the Start Menu and Task Bar.

Configure Native Applications and Tools

This section explores native applications and tools found in Windows 10. It covers common accessories like notepad, paint, snipping tool, and Internet Explorer. It explains Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana and MSCONFIG utility which allows you to do things like modify how Windows boots up and manage Services.

Configure Hyper-V

This section introduces the virtualization concepts and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. It covers the uses and benefits of virtualization technology. It discuss some of the terms and general concepts and shows how to configure the settings in a virtual machine.

Configure Mobility Settings

This section discusses the key mobility settings when Windows is running on a mobile platform such as a laptop. It demonstrate the use of Remote Desktop Connection, use of Mobility Center and how to Synchronize files when the mobile device and network resource is connected back to the network.

Configure and Use Management Tools

This section introduces the management tools found in the Windows Operating System. It covers the command line interpreters: the command prompt; Powershell and Powershell ISE as a powerful way to manage the operating system without dependence on the GUI.

Installing and Upgrading Client Systems


This section takes a look into the system requirements, editions and upgrade paths for Windows Operating Systems. It explains the importance of understanding the minimum requirements for an operating system. It also covers the use of upgrade paths, which is normally found in the home environment rather than the business environment.

Understand Installation Types

This section explains different media options to install a Windows OS and installation types. It covers the use of optical media, usb drive and network installation. It demonstrates a clean install, an upgrade and migration as different types of possible installations.

Understand Operating System Architecture

This section takes a look at the Windows Operating System Architecture. It explains fundamental parts of the user mode, kernel mode, hardware abstraction layer that runs on the hardware.

Managing Applications

Configuring Application and the UAC

This section discusses different types of software installation files that are available. It demonstrate how to run the installation from an .exe, .msi and even a Windows Store app. Also, it discusses the context of installation, use of the UAC, the User Account Control.

Configure Antivirus

This section introduces the Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Services. These are principle services and applications that run to allow users to operate on Windows. It describes the built in antivirus and how it functions as well as the different configuration settings possible with the Firewall.

Managing Files and Folders

File Systems

This section discusses the interdependent relationship of File Systems and Permissions. The file system, if choosing NTFS gives the ability to not only store and retrieve files but also NTFS permissions. It demonstrates the NTFS permissions in action and the results when setting different permissions.

Understanding Encryption

This section discusses encryption methods. It covers whole disk encryption using Bitlocker, and the difference between TPM and non-TPM modes. It also demonstrate configuring Bitlocker.

Managing Devices

Understanding Storage

This section discusses the different types of storage in computer systems. It covers storage device types, and their connectivity method. It explains common partitioning schemes, and demonstrate methods to partition a storage device.

Understanding Printing Devices

This section takes a look at supporting printers in Windows 10. It covers the difference between a print driver and a print spooler, a printer and a print device, and a local vs network printer.

Understanding Operating System Maintenance


This section explores the importance of backups, recovery, and updates in Windows 10. It explains the necessary steps to perform a System Restore, create a Recovery Drive, and boot into Safe Mode.

Understanding operating system configurations

Configuring Control Panel

This section explores different tools, settings and configuration utilities in the Windows Control Panel. It covers administrative tools, accessibility options and more.

Configuring Desktop Settings

This section explores different attributes, utilities and tools to configure the primary Windows interface known as the Desktop.

Configuring Native Applications and Tools

This section explores different applications built into the Windows operating system. It discusses Microsoft’s Edge browser, Cortana, Hyper-V and more.

Installing and Upgrading Client Systems

Identify Installations and Architecture Types

This section explores the various Windows OS editions, hardware and compatibility requirements. It discusses the valid upgrade paths from previous versions of Windows.

Managing Applications

Configuring Applications

This section explores application configuration, startup options, Windows SmartScreen, the Windows Store and more.

Managing Files and Folders

Understanding Libraries

This section explores ways to group and catalog files from different locations via File Explorer-based libraries. It explains how to make files available when the network is not.

Understanding File Systems

This section explores Window’s the different file systems inside of the Windows operating system.

Managing Devices

Understanding Storage

This section explores various storage technologies. It covers drive types such as basic, primary, logical and more. At the end it discusses about the Microsoft cloud-based storage solution called OneDrive.

Understanding Print Devices

This section explores print devices, local vs. networked printers, print queues and Internet printing.

Understanding and Connecting Devices

This section explores ways to attach devices to a Windows client. It demonstrates plug-and-play and Bluetooth devices, connecting and disconnecting printers.

Understanding Operating System Maintenance

Maintenance and Management Tools

This section explores various way to maintain and manage the Windows operating system environment. It discusses topics like Disk Defragmenter, Task Scheduler and System Information as well as administrative tools like Windows PowerShell and ISE.


Schedule & Fees

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Course FAQ

Why should I get my Windows Operating System Fundamentals certification from Tech-Act?

Tech-Act boasts of a successful presence in the IT industry since the last two decades and is well aware of the talent crunch faced by the industry when it comes to Windows OS experts. We make sure that you get trained by qualified IT trainers, who are also certified. With that being said, Tech-Act is authorized learning solutions partners for CompTIA, EC Council and other giants. It is also a Person Vue Authorized Test Center with both online as well as traditional classroom facilities.

What are the key benefits of MCSA Windows 10 certification?

Since the IT industry is craving for OS experts, which makes Windows Operating System Fundamentals a perfect pick-me-up for budding IT professionals. The course trains you to become an expert in configuring, implementing and administering Windows operating devices and systems.

After completing the course, you attain the following:

  • Expertise in configuring Windows OS
  • Upgrades and installation of client systems
  • Folders, file and application management
  • Device management
  • Operating system maintenance

Do you have certified trainers onboard?

Yes, all our trainers are expert and certified boasting years of experience.

What is the eligibility criteria to pursue MCSA Windows 10 certification course?

  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Familiarity with operating systems

The course is apt for anyone interested to learn about Microsoft operating systems.



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