|INT150: Windows Internals Essentials for System Administrators|
This seminar provides a core understanding of the internal design and implementation of current Windows operating systems, with emphasis on information useful to system administrators and similar support personnel.
Basic to intermediate
System administrators; system integrators; applications developers; device driver writers; hardware OEMs; I.T. support personnel
In this seminar you will learn how the Windows operating system implements its key functions. We will examine the overall operating system architecture and several key components, including application support, thread scheduling, memory management and protection, and security. We also show how many of the internal aspects of the system are exposed through various tools and utilities. Wherever possible, these points are demonstrated “live” on the instructor’s system.
System architecture overview
Program execution environment
Kernel mode components
Object manager and Security Reference Monitor
Kernel mode environments and concepts
Memory management and file system cache
Input/output, storage, and networking
Experience using, administering, or developing for Windows operating systems, and familiarity with basic operating system concepts
This seminar primarily addresses Windows 7, Server 2008, and Windows Vista. Most of the material is applicable to earlier versions as well. Earlier versions of Windows (Windows 2000, Windows XP, and/or Windows Server 2003) can be emphasized upon request.
Duration and formats
2 days, lecture only
This seminar is designed as a "short course" and as such is not offered with labs. Wherever possible, all points are demonstrated “live” on the instructor’s system. Information is included in the handout materials to permit the attendees to reproduce the same demonstrations later, on their own systems.
Please see INT201, Windows Internals if you are interested in a longer seminar that includes hands-on labs.