Windows BlackBelt Troubleshooting and Windows Internals

Learn to spot the bad things in mile-long Procmon traces or Windows Performance Toolkit.  Upgrade yourself from a process-level Task Manager user to a thread-level Process Explorer superhero!  Learn how Windows works under the hood and how to optimize features and services.  Learn how to find out why your clients or servers are bluescreening or maybe are slow to boot, log in, or access files over the network. 

Sami Laiho is your instructor during this geek week.

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $ 4,995
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Class Overview

This Geek Week is a one-time combo course by Sami Laiho’s world-famous Troubleshooting and Windows Internals workshops.

The only way to know what’s wrong with Windows is to know what’s right! The course teaches you how the operating system works and how to troubleshoot it effectively. It applies to all Windows versions from NT4 all the way to Windows 10 – both servers and clients.

Learn to discover the bad things in miles of Procmon tracks or the Windows Performance Toolkit. Upgrade yourself from a process-level activity manager to a wireless Process Explorer superhero! Learn how Windows works under the hood and how to optimize features and services. Learn how to find out why your customers or servers are bluescreening or maybe slow to boot, log in or access files over the network.

Have you ever wondered whether Windows Pagefile.sys settings should change or how they work? Have you ever wondered what the values ​​in Task Manager mean – such as paged pool, work set, free memory etc.? Do you know how a file gets cached and finally written to the disk or how threads communicate with each other? Have you ever wondered what mutexes or semaphores in Process Explorer mean? If you do not know the answers, come and join the course as it gives you the answers and more!

Level

300 (advanced)

Who will participate

IT technicians, administrators and architects who want to increase their skills in troubleshooting and anyone who wants to know how Windows really works!

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Windows OS, network and Active Directory.

Material

Student Lab Manual

Tool

Class Placement

 

Troubleshooting Methodology

  • What are we against?
  • How to isolate the error
  • How to document the error

 

Tools and Procedures for Troubleshooting Windows

  • Registry structure
  • Slow startup / login
  • Slow operations
  • Memory / disk / CPU bottlenecks

 

Security Internals of Windows

  • Best practices to troubleshooting network issues
  • Monitoring network activity
  • How Windows uses its driver great
  • How to troubleshoot device drivers
  • Safe Modes and Other Advanced Startup Modes

Windows PE / RE Internals

Tools for Fixing an Unbootable OS

Basics of Debugging and Debuggers

  • BSOD internals
  • Concepts and Tools
  • System architecture
  • System mechanisms
  • Processes, Threads, and Jobs
  • Security
  • Networking

I / O system

  • Storage management
  • Memory management
  • Cache Manager
  • Startup and shutdown

Book lab

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $ 4,995
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Learn more about the Instructor:

Sami Laiho