Windows BlackBelt Troubleshooting and Windows Internals

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 $ 4,745
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Class Overview

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

The only way to be able to know what’s wrong in Windows is to know what’s Right!  This course teaches you how the OS really works and how to troubleshoot it effectively.  It applies to every Windows version from NT4 all the way to Windows 10 – both servers and clients.  

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. 

Have you ever wondered whether Windows pagefile.sys settings should be changed or how they work?  Have you ever wondered what the values in Task Manager mean – like paged pool, working 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 don’t know the answers, come and join this course as it will provide you with the answers and a lot more!

Level 

300 (Advanced)

Who Should Attend  

IT technicians, administrators, and architects who want to advance the skills in troubleshooting and anyone who wants to know how Windows REALLY works!

Prerequisites 

Basic knowledge of Windows OS, networks, and Active Directory.

Material 

Student lab manual

Tools 

 

Class Outline

 

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 store

–       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 $ 4,745
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Learn more about the Instructor:

Sami Laiho