Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials

Tom’s new book, Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials, is now available at

The book covers the following: Learn Windows Quickly and Easily

This full-color guide covers the basics of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and prepares you to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-349, Windows Operating System Fundamentals. The book starts with a practical overview, before walking you through such essentials as clean installs versus upgrades, configuration, security, file and device management, Group Policy, and more. Whether you’re preparing for the exam or just brushing up, this is the solid grounding you need to be successful managing Windows Desktop environments.

Learn these Windows networking essentials—and more:

  • Windows OS basics—history, architecture, installation
  • Using the desktop, gadgets, shortcuts, and the Aero interface
  • Viewing configuration settings and managing the Control Panel
  • Working with PowerShell navigation and cmdlets
  • Using Group Policy and understanding virtualization
  • Setting up devices, file sharing, security, and storage
  • Handling troubleshooting, backup and recovery, and updates
  • Preparing for MTA Exam 98-349, Windows Operating System Fundamentals

View full-color images of key Windows 7 features

Practical illustrations help reinforce learning objectives

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Full coverage of all exam topics
  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Chapter review questions
2 comments on “Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials
  1. Hi Tom,
    I have recently purchased your book Microsoft Windows Operating Essentials, on page 19 the website relating to Windows Power shell is no longer active.

    Please can you advise if there is an alternative site to view this information?
    as I would like to study this further

    Thank you or your time
    Andy Field

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