Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
Condensed Learning Plan

Primary Focus: Upgrade content from Windows XP to Windows 7



This learning plan will help train you for the skills needed to upgrade your Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) on Windows XP to Windows 7, and earn the following certifications:
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician

Estimated Time to Complete This Learning Plan: 6 days

Recommended Learning Resources:
Step 1

Course 50311A: Updating Your Technology Skills from Windows XP to Windows 7



This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7. Additionally, students should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Students should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues.
Step 2

Exam 70-685: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician



Candidates for this exam support medium to very large computing environments that use Windows 7 as a desktop operating system. These candidates have at least three years of experience installing, configuring, and administering any Windows operating system in a networked environment and at least two years of experience providing desktop, laptop, and mobile device support.
Step 3

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 25% off voucher for exam 70-685, the final exam required for the Enterprise Support Technician credential.
Step 4

Other Windows 7 Courses & Certifications:
Course 6294A: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments



This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management. In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations. They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.
Step 5

Exam 70-686: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator



This exam is intended to validate a candidate’s ability to support medium to very large computing environments that use Windows 7. These responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for the client computers, the supporting infrastructure, and the applications.
Step 6

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 25% off voucher for exam 70-686, the final exam required for the Enterprise Support Technician credential.