Jason Zandri is a Senior Technical Account Manager at Microsoft Corporation. He has worked as a technical trainer and consultant for a variety of corporate clients in Connecticut over the past ten years. He also has written a number of CompTIA and Microsoft prep tests for Boson Software as well as a number of published articles for 2000trainers.com, MCMCSE.com, Serverwatch.com and Certification Magazine. His professional CompTIA certifications include: A+ Certified Technician, I-Net+ Certified Technician, Server+ Certified Technician, Network+ Certified Technician, and Security+ Certified Professional. His professional Microsoft certifications include: MCT, MCP, MCP+I, MCSA, MCSA: Security, and MCSE.
Jason Zandri's Recent Posts
Recent November, 2010 Stories
Jason Zandri discusses the details of Microsoft Exam 70-653: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring. Listing of required skills and recommended preparations for the exam are covered.
In this article, Jason Zandri provides a step-by-step installation walkthrough of Windows 7 SP1 Beta and information on major changes that the service pack provides for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems.
Jason Zandri goes inside the Windows 7 Action Center and explains how to configure which Windows 7 alerts you see in the taskbar as well as a couple of maintenance and troubleshooting tasks that can be performed.
A review of the TCP/IP/DOD Model as it relates to the CCNA & Network+ exams. Also provides a breakdown of the Four Layers of the TCP/IP Model and some of the protocols that are in use at each of the Layers.
A detailed review of the tie in between the OSI Model to the CCNA and Network+ exams as well as the breakdown of the seven layers of the OSI Model.
A review of the CCNP certification and prerequisites and some of the recent changes announced from Cisco regarding updates to the exam structure.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching exam, 640-802 CCNA, is available to candidates as a combined exam from the individual Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 courses. This article will review the CCNA certification from an overview perspective along with an […]
An introduction by Jason Zandri to CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association - and their Network+ certification program, plus the skills and knowledge a candidate should have prior to sitting the N10-004 exam.
ImageX is a command-line tool that can be used to capture, modify, and apply file-based disk images for deployment of systems in an enterprise by leveraging the Windows Imaging format (.wim files). Learn how you can leverage it for your imaging and deployment needs in this article by Jason Zandri.
Disk2vhd is tool from Microsoft’s Sysinternals group that allows system administrators to create virtual hard disk images (VHD) of running operating systems loaded on physical hardware. VHDs are the Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format used in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). Disk2vhd Overview There are other physical-to-virtual tools that are available […]
Learn the basic functionality of the Windows 7 Firewall service as well as some of the advanced security configuration.
We started this series with how Windows Firewall started out in Windows XP and then the changes to Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2. This article will cover how Windows Firewall changed with Windows Vista. Stepping up from Windows XP SP 2 Windows Firewall as it was introduced as part of Windows XP Service Pack […]
We started this series with how Windows Firewall started out in Windows XP. This article will cover how Windows Firewall changed between Windows XP and XP SP2. In the other 3 parts of this series, I will show you how the Windows Firewall changed, over time, to be what it is today in Windows 7. […]
This article details the Windows Imaging file format (WIM), the benefits of leveraging it for deploying Windows installs, and reviews the tool (WIMGAPI) that developers use to mange existing WIM files.
Windows Firewall under the Windows 7 operating system offers many new features and operational enhancements over prior versions. Where did the Windows Firewall begin? Windows XP offers the first iteration of a firewall service as part of the operating system. Additional changes were introduced as a part of the release of Windows Vista until the full […]