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Monitoring and Performance in Windows 7

Suggested Practices

To help you master the exam objectives presented in this chapter, complete the following tasks.

Use the Performance Monitoring Tools

  • Practice 1 Look at the standard DCSs available and experiment with creating your own. DCSs provide a powerful method of managing current and historical performance on your computer, and the only way to become comfortable with them is to use them.

  • Practice 2 It is part of any IT professional’s job not only to carry out the tasks required to keep computer and network equipment performing efficiently, but also to report on these tasks to colleagues and to management. You will be judged on the clarity and relevance of your reports, and they will be a factor in your budget allocation. Learn to generate good reports.

Manage Event Logging

  • This topic often seems complex at first, but it becomes clearer when you have practiced configuring subscriptions and forwarding events. You can do this initially with only two computers on your test network. Become proficient before you need to do it on a production network.

Write WMI Scripts

  • Sample WMI scripts can be found on the Internet and in textbooks in your organization’s library. The easiest way to learn scripting (or any other type of programming) is to understand and adapt other people’s scripts before you try to write your own from scratch.