Training for the Video Generation

As an alternative to traditional classroom training, video training lets you learn Windows NT on your own. A benefit is that the rewind button lets you review what the instructor just said. LearnKey offers Windows NT Workstation, six video tapes totaling more than eight hours of instruction. The videotapes and their contents are listed below.

Architecture and Installation

  • Understanding NT's development
  • Comparing NT to Windows 3.X, WFW, and Win95
  • Understanding NT's flat 32-bit memory model, multitasking and multiprocessing capabilities, and built-in networking features
  • Understanding NT's architectural layers
  • Learning NT's boot process files and operation
  • Reviewing the minimum hardware requirements for NT on Intel and RISC platforms
  • Avoiding common installation problems
  • Installing NT from a CD-ROM, over a network, and from diskettes
  • Resolving Interrupt ReQuest (IRQ) and I/O port address conflicts
  • Re-creating missing starter diskettes for a CD-ROM installation
  • Making a computer-specific Emergency Repair diskette

Booting and Configuration

  • Learning the various startup options and features
  • Using the Disk Administrator
  • Understanding the NT Program Manager, including enhancements over the previous Windows 3.X incarnation

Registry, Security, and Users

  • Using the NT Registry and Registry Editor
  • Using the Registry Editor in Safe Mode
  • Understanding the four Registry sections: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  • Accessing and updating Registry keys and subkeys
  • Understanding how Windows NT authenticates users and manages requests for object access through NT security features, such as user IDs, passwords, security IDs, access tokens, and object handles

Managing Files, Printers, and Applications

  • Understanding the three types of file systems that NT supports: the DOS-compatible File Allocation Table (FAT) file system, the OS/2-compatible High-Performance File System (HPFS), and the New Technology File System (NTFS)
  • Setting file systems security parameters and directory permissions, assigning access rights, adding users and groups, and defining access rights to file and printer resources
  • Multitasking NT, DOS, and 16-bit Windows applications

Networking Concepts

  • Sharing files and printers and running applications over a network
  • Using NT Workstation's workgroup (peer) networking and NT Server's server (domain)-based networking
  • Understanding NT's ability to communicate with other network OSs such as LAN Manager, LAN Server, WFW, Novell NetWare, and Banyan Vines
  • Adding and configuring TCP/IP support, including installing the necessary software
  • Configuring network bindings so that NetBIOS and TCP/IP can coexist and work over the same network card
  • Using NT's Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • Understanding NT's ability to act as a client on a NetWare network, including using Microsoft's own implementation of Novell's Internet Packet eXchange (IPX)/Sequenced Packet eXchange (SPX) communication protocol and the NT NetWare Workstation Compatibility Service

Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Using the NT Performance Monitor in the Administrative Tools Group
  • Troubleshooting by breaking a problem into its components and sequencing those components
  • Using the Event Viewer, Disk Manager, and Windows NT Diagnostics to determine the cause of a problem
Contact Info
LearnKey * 801-674-9733 or 800-865-0165
[email protected]
$79.95 per tape; $289 for all six
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