Windows Operating Systems for CompTIA A+ (220-902)

This course covers every Windows Operating Systems domain objective in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam blueprint.
Course info
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(36)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 16, 2015
Duration
4h 29m
Table of contents
Windows Features and Requirements
Windows Installation
Command-line Tools
Windows Administrative Utilities
Windows Control Panel
Windows Networking
Common Maintenance Procedures
Description
Course info
Rating
(36)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 16, 2015
Duration
4h 29m
Description

This course covers every Windows Operating Systems domain objective in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam blueprint. This is the second course in a series of six courses to prepare you for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Command-line Tools
Hi there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled Command-Line Tools. As usual, let me buzz through the courses that make up our Pluralsight learning path for CompTIA A+ 220-902. We have a brief introductory course and we are just getting underway with the first content domain. If you go to comptia. org and download the 220-902 objectives, you'll find that we cover every single line item there, in fact, I structured the learning path according to the 902 content domains. Once we move off of Windows, we'll deep dive into other desktop operating systems, then spend time on security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. Within our Windows operating system course we have the following modules, Windows features and requirements, Windows installation, we are doing command-line tools, Windows administrative utilities, Control Panel, networking, and maintenance procedures. What are we going to learn in this module? First, I'm going to give you a little bit of editorializing, but it comes from the perspective of real world experience and more on that in just a second. It's actually very important stuff for you to know. We're going to spend most of our time though covering the relevant CompTIA objectives here. CompTIA wants you to know a couple of dozen Windows command-line tools, I call it a rogue's gallery, and by the end of this module you'll be able to answer any questions regarding these tools on your exam successfully. With that, let's get started.

Windows Administrative Utilities
Hi there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled Windows Administrative Utilities. Our Pluralsight learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam consists of a general introduction followed by courses that map to each respective content domain in the 220-902 test. Namely Windows operating systems, that's where we are right now, other operating systems like Linux and Mac OS 10, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. Within our operating systems course we start with Windows features and requirements, Windows installation, command-line tools, we're in module 4 right now concerned with administrative utilities, then we have modules on Control Panel, networking, and maintenance procedures. Seven modules in all. Well judging by the title of this module you know we're going to talk about administrative utilities, so we're talking about programs built into Windows that are normally outside the reach of the standard user. In the previous module where we talked about command-line tools and a little bit about administrative scripting, actually a lot about administrative scripting, we mentioned that you'll want to have administrative credentials either on just an individual computer by computer basis or across the network in order to make sure you don't run into permission problems. We're going to introduce you to the built in administrative tools in current versions of Windows. We'll also cover some of the ground that we've covered thus far. There's always quite a bit of overlap in the CompTIA objectives on disk management, and then we'll round things out with system utilities. These are going to be tools that are intended for keeping up the maintenance of the operating system, but still should be run by administrators. Let's get started.

Windows Control Panel
Hello there and welcome to Pluralsight. Tim Warner here welcoming you to the module entitled Windows Control Panel. Very briefly, as is our custom, let me walk you through our Pluralsight learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam. The first course isn't found in the exam objectives, but we always include an introduction to set expectations, define who CompTIA, study tips for the test, and so forth. We're in the first content course dealing with Windows operating system version specifically, after which we'll spend quite a bit of time on other operating systems, moving onto security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. We have seven modules in the Windows Operating Systems course. The first module was Windows features and requirements, then Windows installation, command-line tools, Windows administrative utilities, today we're doing Control Panel, then there is Windows networking, and common maintenance procedures. The idea here is that by the time you finish this course, you not only will be prepared to pass and answer correctly any related questions on your 220-902 exam, but you also are well on your way to being a true Windows power user if you're not already one. Now CompTIA, if you look at their blueprint for 220-902, for this objective they give a big old laundry list of Control Panel items. Now Control Panel items are certainly central to our work as Windows administrators and repair technicians, but what I've done is that I've separated them into three related groups to make them a little bit more user friendly to approach. We'll start with a demo showing you the hardware related Control Panel utilities, then we'll do networking, and then we'll do system.

Common Maintenance Procedures
Hi there and welcome to Pluralsight. Tim Warner here welcoming you to the module Common Maintenance Procedures. Let's quickly buzz through our Pluralsight learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam. The first course is a brief one, global introduction, then we get into the content that's mapped line item by line item to every objective on the CompTIA exam blueprint, and you can download that blueprint from comptia. org, check the course notes for more information on that. We're finishing the Windows Operating System course right now, after this if you're following the learning path in order, I hope you are, we'll cover other operating systems, then security, software, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. As I said, this is the seventh and final module of the Windows Operating Systems course. Congratulations for staying the course and brushing up, expanding, and deepening your Windows OS support knowledge. We began with a module on Windows features and requirements and then proceeded through Windows installation, command-line tools, Windows administrative utilities, Windows Control Panel, Windows networking, and then finally common maintenance procedures. This module is important for us, I think, because in performing maintenance procedures, we're interacting with our customers data and a recurring theme I have for you over the course of this module is the sacredness of the user's own data. We have two main objectives here, first looking at best practices in Windows support, and then what tools, basically what first party built in utilities there are for enacting those common maintenance procedures. Let's get started.