Microsoft 98-349 - Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $599.00

Course Overview:

Microsoft is retiring this exam on June 30th, 2022 but exam vouchers must be purchased before June 30, 2021.  Due to this change, this course is going to be retired on May 30th, 2021 due to Microsoft retiring the exam on June 30th, 2022.  All exam voucher purchases for this exam must be made before June 30, 2021.
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The Microsoft MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals certification exam validates the candidate's fundamental knowledge of Windows operating system concepts in a Windows 10 environment. The MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-349. The MTA 98-349 exam proves that the candidate has the skills required to perform a clean install, migrate from previous Windows versions, perform removable media installation, and perform a network installation.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students in developing the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs. This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft 98-349 - Windows Operating System Fundamentals MTA certification exam.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Installing and Upgrading Client Systems

  • Understanding Windows Systems
  • Understanding Installation Types
  • Skill Summary

Case Scenarios

  • Chapter 2: Understanding Operating System Configurations
  • Understanding User Accounts
  • Configuring and Optimizing User Account Control (UAC)
  • Configuring Windows 10
  • Configuring Hyper V
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools, Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance

  • Configuring Internet Explorer
  • Configuring Microsoft Edge
  • Configuring Cortana
  • Introducing Accessory Programs
  • Supporting Mobile Access and Data Synchronization
  • Using Windows Mobility Center
  • Accessing a Computer Remotely
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 4: Managing Applications, Services, and Disks

  • Configuring Applications
  • Managing Windows Store Apps
  • Understanding Services
  • Using MSConfig (System Configuration Utility)
  • Managing Processes and Applications with Task Manager
  • Understanding Storage
  • Encrypting and Compressing Files and Folders
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 5: Managing Devices

  • Understanding Cloud Storage
  • Understanding Printing Devices
  • Understanding System Devices and Device Drivers
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 6: Understanding File and Print Sharing

  • Understanding File and Printer Sharing Basics
  • Configuring HomeGroup Connections
  • Creating Public, Basic, and Advanced Shares
  • Configuring Printer Sharing
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 7: Maintaining, Updating, and Protecting Windows 10

  • Exploring Built-in Maintenance Tools
  • Maintaining the Windows Registry
  • Configuring and Managing Updates
  • Defending Your System from Malicious Software
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

Chapter 8: Understanding Backup and Recovery Methods

  • Understanding Local, Network, and Automated Backup Methods
  • Restoring Previous Versions of Files and Folders
  • Configuring System Recovery
  • Skill Summary
  • Case Scenarios

All necessary course materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft 98-349 - Windows Operating System Fundamentals MTA certification exam.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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