Technologies

Lab Video Highlights

Here is the list of hands-on labs that users can practice in TestOut PC Pro.

Computer Hardware

  • Set Up a Computer
  • Connect Internal Components
  • Select and Configure Dual Monitors
  • Install a UPS
  • Upgrade a Video Card
  • Install Expansion Cards
  • Select and Install a Sound Card
  • Install a Power Supply
  • Install USB Devices
  • Choose and Install a Motherboard
  • Select Memory by Sight
  • Install Triple Channel Memory
  • Select and Install a Processor
  • Install SATA Devices

Windows 11

System Management

  • Boot into the Windows Recovery Environment
  • Manage Devices (2 labs)
  • Configure TCP/IP Settings on Windows 11
  • Update Firmware
  • Explore Configuration Information (2 labs)
  • Use a Proxy Server
  • Find BIOS/UEFI Settings
  • Create RAID Arrays
  • Implement a RAID Solution
  • Create Volumes
  • Format Drives
  • Add Space to Existing Volumes
  • Implement Storage Spaces
  • Perform Disk Maintenance
  • Prepare Disks for Installation
  • Repair Programs
  • Configure Virtual Memory
  • Join a Workstation to a Domain
  • Configure Remote Services
  • Configure a VPN Connection
  • Create a Restore Point
  • Configure the Boot Order
  • Manage Files
  • Manage Files and Folders

Security

  • Share and Secure Folders
  • Configure NTFS Permissions
  • Configure File Encryption
  • Require a Screen Saver Password
  • Enforce Password Settings
  • Configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Configure BIOS/UEFI Security
  • Configure Remote Wipe
  • Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
  • Configure Device Firewall Settings
  • Configure Proxy Server Settings

System Commands

  • Utilize Windows System Commands (nslookup, chkdsk, gpupdate, netuse)

Windows 10

  • Configure TCP/IP Settings
  • Explore Configuration Information
  • Edit Power Options
  • Create a Power Plan
  • Configure Microsoft Defender Firewall
  • Install a Workstation Image Using PXE
  • Manage Applications
  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Configure Windows Update
  • Restore Data from File History
  • Back Up the Computer
  • Configure File History

Linux

  • Use the Linux System Command (ip, ps aux, kill, touch, vi, cp, mv,cd, ls, rm, cat)
  • Manage Linux Passwords
  • Manage Linux Processes
  • Manage Linux File Ownership
  • Use Shell Commands
  • Manage the Linux File System

Hyper-V Manager

  • Create Virtual Machines
  • Create Virtual Hard Disks

Active Directory

  • Join a Workstation to a Domain
  • Create User Accounts
  • Create and Delete OUs
  • Manage OU Membership
  • Configure Account Restrictions

Networking

  • Create a Home Wireless Network
  • Secure Home Wireless Network
  • Configure a Wireless Profile
  • Connect to a Wireless Network
  • Select and Install a Network Adapter
  • Configure a Wireless Infrastructure
  • Configure a DSL Internet Connection

Mobile Devices and iPad

  • Configure Power Settings
  • Create a Power Plan
  • Configure Mobile Network Settings
  • Configure Mobile Device Security
  • Configure Smart Device
  • Manage Mobile Devices
  • Configure iPad Access Control and Authentication

Ticketing Software

  • Utilize Helpdesk Ticketing Software
  • Create, Manage, and Resolve Helpdesk Tickets
  • (Ticketing software is also used in troubleshooting labs)

Troubleshooting

  • Fix a Network Connection (2 labs)
  • Troubleshoot Processor Installation (2labs)
  • Troubleshoot System Power
  • Troubleshoot Power Supply Problems
  • Troubleshoot Memory (2 labs)
  • Troubleshoot SATA Devices
  • Troubleshoot System Startup (4 labs)

Printer

  • Install and Configure a Printer
  • Manage Windows Printing Settings
  • Configure Network Printing

Capstone Projects

  • Build a Computer from Scratch
  • Troubleshoot a Malfunctioning Computer
  • Troubleshoot System Startup
  • Create a Home Office Network
  • Configure the Windows Operating System
  • Troubleshoot a Mobile Device
  • Configure Linux

Sandbox Lab

  • Explore an Open Office Environment

Technology Demos

Here is the list of technologies that we demo in TestOut PC Pro.

Windows 11

  • Windows 11 Overview
  • Installing and Updating OS
  • Installing, Uninstalling, and Managing Apps
  • Optimize Disks
  • Explore System Commands
  • Enable Virtualization and Configure VMs in Hyper-V
  • Utilize Task Manager, Control Panel, and Management Consoles
  • Manage System Information and System Configuration
  • Utilize Regedit and Event Viewer
  • Customize Windows Settings
  • Monitor System Performance
  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Create Backups and Restore Data
  • Windows Boot Errors
  • System Recovery Tools
  • Configure VPN
  • Configure ISO as Bootable Media with Rufus
  • Utilize Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • Manage Directories and Files from the Command Prompt
  • Configure Share and NTFS Permissions
  • Encrypt Files with EFS and BitLocker
  • Manage Device Configuration with Device Manager
  • System Information and Configuration
  • Manage Authentication with Local Security Policy
  • Configure Biometric Authentication
  • Manage Windows Certificates
  • Implement Malware Protection
  • Configure Windows Firewall
  • Configure Proxy Settings
  • Resource, Reliability, and Performance Monitor
  • Task Scheduler
  • Manage Paging File
  • Secure Browsers
  • Capture Cards and OBS
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Configure Display Settings
  • Customization and User Settings
  • File and Folder Indexing
  • Local vs. Online Accounts
  • User Account Control
  • File History
  • Backup and Restore
  • Safe Mode and Startup Settings
  • Protect a System through Windows Security

Linux

  • Explore Linux UI
  • Installing and Updating OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Optimize Disks with Terminal Commands
  • Install and Manage Apps
  • Manage Processes
  • Create Backups and Restore Data
  • Manage File System
  • Manage Ownership and Permissions
  • Configure Display Settings
  • Manage Devices
  • Elevate Privileges
  • Implement Malware Protection

macOS

  • Explore MacOS UI
  • Update OS
  • System Preferences
  • Features and Settings
  • Install and Uninstall Apps
  • Optimize Disks
  • Create Backups and Restore Data with Time Machine
  • First Aid
  • Configure Display Settings
  • Manage Devices
  • Implement Malware Protection

Networking

  • Configure TCP/IP Properties
  • Configure DNS and DHCP on a Windows Server
  • Configure Wireless Network
  • Configure SOHO Network
  • Configure Smart Devices
  • Utilize Network Command Line Utilities

Hardware

  • Install & Configure Hardware Components
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • TPM
  • Configure BIOS/UEFI
  • Use Built-in System Diagnostics
  • Configure UPS Settings
  • Install, Configure, and Manage a Printer
  • Configure a Wireless Network Printer
  • Update Firmware

Asset Management

  • Helpdesk Ticketing System Settings
  • Explore Asset Tracking Systems
  • View Warranty Information

Storage

  • Explore File System Components
  • Create Volumes with Disk Management and Diskpart
  • Convert Volumes
  • Create Mount Points and Extending Volumes
  • Create Storage Pools and Storage Spaces
  • Shrink and Split Partitions
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Wipe a disk with DBAN

Active Directory

  • Server Manager Console
  • Create and Manage Organizational Units
  • Manage Active Directory Objects
  • Configure Group Policy Settings

Mobile Devices

  • Repair Mobile Devices
  • Battery and Power Management
  • Configure Mobile Networking
  • Synchronize Devices and Configure MDM
  • Secure and Maintain Mobile Devices

Spiceworks

  • Create, Merge, and Manage Tickets
  • Utilize Knowledge Base

VMware

  • Configure Network Boot
  • Create and Customize VMs
  • Install OS on VMs

Scripting

  • PowerShell Scripts
  • Bash Scripting
  • Automation and System Management