Course detail

Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

FIT-IW1Acad. year: 2020/2021

  • Introduction to administering Windows,
  • introduction to network technologies TCP/IP, IP addresses,
  • introduction to DNS, NetBIOS and DHCP services.
  • Administration of Windows: user accounts, file systems, user rights vs. permissions, shared resources and printing, user environment (profiles, Group Policy), disk quotas, hardware and device drivers, troubleshooting system issues and backup, software installation,
  • remote administration and Remote Desktop,
  • system security (passwords, EFS, domains, Windows Firewall), auditing, security policies and templates,
  • installation: unattended installation CD based, network-based, Service Packs, introduction to Windows Deployment Services, Windows Update,
  • administration tasks scripting.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to implement, manage, maintain and support Microsoft Windows desktop systems as well as troubleshoot common issues.
General insight into problems of computer networks and their implementation.


Common user ability to work with Microsoft Windows.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

McLean, I., Thomas, O.: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Press, 2009
Tulloch, M., Northrup, T., Honeycutt, J., Wilson, E., The Windows 7 Team at Microsoft: Windows 7 Resource Kit, Microsoft Press, 2009
Bott, E., Siechert, C., Stinson, C.: Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows 7, Computer Press, 2010. (in Czech)
Russinovich, M. E., Solomon, D. A., Ionescu, A.: Windows Internals, Fifth Edition, Microsoft Press, 2010
Bott, E., Siechert, C., Stinson, C.: Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows 7, Computer Press, 2010
Regan, P.: MCTS 70-680 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring, Que, 2011
Windows 7 Technical Library:
Bettany, A., Warren, A.: Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices 2nd Edition
Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10, 2nd Edition
Panek, W.: MCSA Microsoft Windows 10 Study Guide: Exam 70-697
Panek, W.: MCSA Microsoft Windows 10 Study Guide: Exam 70-698

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For entering the exam, students have to get at least 20 points from the semester.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


To obtain strong knowledge about administering, implementing and designing Microsoft Windows desktop systems and network technologies based on the technologies. The course will provide students with hands-on practice in the lab environment. The course will provide guidance for preparation for Microsoft certification exams for desktop systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at any forms of education is optional. Exercises can be substituted in any other term (but we can not guarantee free space in the classroom - priority is given to enrolled students).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Installation and upgrade, user data migration.
  2. System image creation, virtual hard drive management.
  3. System image management and deployment.
  4. Network (IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, network management tools, wireless networks).
  5. Windows Firewall, remote management and application compatibility.
  6. Resource sharing and security (file and printer sharing, offline files, NTFS permissions, EFS, BitLocker).
  7. Mid-semester test.
  8. Authentication and authorization, user account control (UAC), application restriction.
  9. Device, disk and power management.
  10. Monitoring and performance, WMI.
  11. Backup and restore.
  12. BranchCache, DirectAccess and VPN connections.
  13. Windows Update and Internet Explorer.

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Windows installation, upgrade, migration.
  2. Windows deployment.
  3. Network, Windows Firewall, remote management.
  4. NTFS, EFS, sharing.
  5. UAC, application restriction, disk management.
  6. Monitoring and performance, Backup and restore.