Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications (M5116)

In this two-day instructor-led course, students will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully configure mobile computers and applications that run Windows Vista, including the IT Pro tools and productivity applications that ship with Windows Vista. Students will focus on six areas: maintenance and optimization tools, media applications, productivity applications, notebook computers, mobile devices, and Tablet PCs.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 5116: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications.

What You'll Learn

  • Maintain and optimize Windows Vista systems
  • Configure Windows Vista media applications
  • Configure Windows Vista productivity applications

Who Needs to Attend

IT professionals who want to become technology specialists. A Windows Vista technology specialist is defined as a technology specialist interested in learning about, assessing skills, using reference products, or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/ skills/ experience related to Microsoft's Windows Vista technologies. Technology specialists:

  • Value and may be working toward an extensive, deep technical knowledge in a particular technology
  • Are interested in learning about Windows Vista technologies in greater detail
  • Want to learn or test that they know and can apply existing concepts, practices, procedures, policies, and guidelines
  • Work in roles where most questions have clear right and wrong answers
  • Focus primarily on the "how to" associated with Windows Vista technologies
  • On the job, work from functional specifications, defined polices/ conventions/ standards, and documented operational procedures that they have received from superiors

This course will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.


  • Familiarity with computer hardware and devices, such as the ability to look into Device Manager for unsupported devices
  • Basic TCP/IP knowledge, such as knowing why you need to have a valid IP address
  • Basic Microsoft Windows and Active Directory knowledge, such as knowledge about domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership
  • Experience with mapping network file shares, such as being familiar with UNC paths and mapping local resources to server/share
  • Experience with running commands from a command window, such as the DOS command prompt
  • Experience with reviewing BIOS settings

Follow-On Courses

Course Outline

1. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista Systems

  • Maintaining Performance Using Windows Vista Performance Tools
  • Optimizing Windows Using Windows Vista Diagnostics Tools
  • Configuring Windows Update

2. Configuring Windows Vista Media Applications

  • Configuring Windows Media Player for Windows Vista
  • Configuring Windows Media Center

3. Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications

  • Configuring Windows Sidebar
  • Configuring Windows Mail
  • Configuring Windows Meeting Space
  • Configuring Windows Calendar
  • Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

4. Configuring Mobile Computers

  • Configuring Mobile Computer Settings
  • Configuring Mobile Devices
  • Configuring Power Options

5. Configuring Tablet PC Settings

  • Configuring Windows Vista Tablet PC Settings
  • Configuring Pen and Input Devices

6. Networking Mobile Computers

  • Networking Without Wires
  • Connecting to a Wireless Network
  • Working with Offline Files


Lab 1: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista

  • Monitoring General System Activity Using Resource Overview
  • Viewing System Stability Using Reliability Monitor
  • Configuring Windows Update

Lab 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Media Applications

  • Configuring Windows Media Center
  • Configuring Windows Media Player
  • Troubleshooting Windows Media Player

Lab 3: Configuring Windows Vista Productivity Applications

  • Setting Up Windows Vista Productivity Applications
  • Configuring Windows Mail
  • Configuring Windows Sidebar

Lab 4: Configuring Mobile Computers

  • Configuring a Sync Partnership for a Mobile Device
  • Configuring Power Options

Lab 5: Configuring a Windows Vista Tablet PC

  • Configuring the Tablet PC Settings
  • Configuring Pen and Input Devices

Lab 6: Networking Mobile Computers

  • Configuring a Wireless Network
  • Troubleshooting a Wireless Network
  • Using Offline Files

On-Site Learning

Course Code: 6104

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Microsoft Course: M5116

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