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MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals (Course & Labs)

ISBN : 9781616915919

The exam covers fundamental concepts of windows operating system including installing and upgrading client system, managing files and folders, maintenance of operating system.

The MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-349. Pofessionals who want to take this exam should have knowledge of fundamental windows operating system concepts in a Windows 7 environment.

Glossary of terms
Pre Assessment Questions
Full Length Tests
Post Assessment Questions
Performance lab
Video tutorials

Videos and How To

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates should have knowledge of fundamental Windows Operating System concepts in a Windows 7 environment.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 115
Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft's Windows Operating System Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 45 minutes
What is the passing score? 700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Retake Policy for Microsoft 98-349 exam is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait seven days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
What is the validity of the certification? Microsoft Technology Associate Certification does not expire. This certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 98-349-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Information Workers
  • IT Professionals
  • Systems Analyst
  • Overview
  • Discovering the History of Windows
  • Understanding the OS Architecture
  • Identifying Windows Interfaces
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Exploring OS Editions
  • Planning Clean Installs vs. Upgrades
  • Understanding Installation Types
  • Using Virtualized Installations
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Desktop Features
  • Working with Gadgets
  • Changing Display Settings
  • Creating Shortcuts
  • Configuring the Aero Interface
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Using the Traditional Tools
  • Working with Internet Explorer
  • Creating Screenshots
  • Using Media Applications
  • Viewing Configuration Settings
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Applets
  • Configuring Administrative Tools
  • Configuring Accessibility
  • Using Important Applets
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Mobility
  • Using Remote Desktop
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Understanding the MMC
  • Working with Windows PowerShell
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Planning for Local and Network Applications
  • Installing, Configuring, and Removing Applications
  • Using Group Policy for Application Control
  • Understanding Application Virtualization
  • The Difference between Services and Standard Applications
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Malware Types
  • Planning for Malware Protection
  • Understanding Microsoft Protection Methods
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Filesystems
  • Working with Encryption
  • Using Libraries
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Planning for File Sharing
  • Creating File Shares
  • Understanding NTFS and Share Permissions
  • Sharing Printers
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Device Drivers
  • Exploring Plug-and-Play Operations
  • Connecting and Managing Devices
  • Printers
  • System Devices
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Data Storage Concepts
  • Understanding RAID
  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Understanding Disk Types
  • Using Online Storage
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Troubleshooting Processes
  • Using Disk Defragmenter
  • Performing a Disk Cleanup
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Accessing Additional Troubleshooting Tools
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Planning for Backups
  • Testing Recovery Processes
  • Working with System Restore
  • Selecting Third-Party Backup Software
  • Using Recovery Boot Options
  • Review Questions
  • Overview
  • Understanding Hotfixes and Service Packs
  • Planning for Windows Update and Microsoft Update
  • Review Questions

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Creating a shortcut of Notepad
  • Disabling the Aero Peek option
  • Testing whether a website is reachable or not
  • Changing the default view of Control Panel
  • Creating a custom power plan
  • Turning on the real-time protection in Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Compressing a folder to save the disk space
  • Creating a custom library
  • Terminating any active TCP/IP connections
  • Limiting number of users to access a folder
  • Enabling the public sharing option
  • Sharing a printer on the network
  • Adding a printer as a local printer
  • Configuring mouse properties
  • Closing an application from Task Manager
  • Filtering hardware events
  • Creating a VHD file
  • Mounting a system image VHD file
  • Creating a system image using Backup and Restore
  • Restoring a restore point
  • Checking the version of installed network driver