CompTIA A+ Part 4: Operating Systems

Part 1 of 2 in the CompTIA A+ (220-802) series. This introductory course covers all the essential information you need to get started with a career as a computer technician.
Course info
Rating
(180)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 18, 2013
Duration
5h 22m
Table of contents
CompTIA A+ 220-802 (2012 Objectives)
Microsoft Operating Systems
Installing and Upgrading Windows
Windows Command Line Tools
Operating System Features and Tools
Control Panel
Configuring Windows Networking
Preventative Maintenance
Basic OS Security
Description
Course info
Rating
(180)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 18, 2013
Duration
5h 22m
Description

Part 1 of 2 in the CompTIA A+ (220-802) series. This introductory course covers all the essential information you need to get started with a career as a computer technician. In this course, you’ll learn to install operating systems, perform preventative maintenance, and develop networking, security, and troubleshooting skills. No prerequisite knowledge or experience is required. If you're brand new to IT, don't have any formal computer hardware or software training, or are looking to change careers, this course is a great place to start.

About the author
About the author

Ed Liberman has worked in technology for over 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. He has helped thousands of people to get started or advance their careers in the IT industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

CompTIA A+ 220-802 (2012 Objectives)
Well, hey there. How ya doin'? My name is Ed Liberman and I want to be the first to welcome you to TrainSignal's CompTIA A+ training course. And this is the first lesson in the course which we just simply call Getting Started with CompTIA A+ Training. One thing I do want to do with you very quickly here is put a little clarification on the A+ Training that this course is getting ready for 'cause see A+ is made up of two exams; the 220-801 Exam and the 220-802 Exam. This course will help you to get ready for the 220-802 Exam. There's a different course we have to get ready for the 801 Exam, all right? So I just want to throw that out there and make sure you're watching the correct course. Outside of that, I don't want to talk too many exam details 'cause we have a separate lesson just for that. What I want to do in this lesson is just give you a brief introduction to who I am, and what we're gonna go ahead and be covering in this course.

Basic OS Security
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on Basic Operating Systems Security and I want you to keep in mind, as you're watching this lesson, that we're just talking about operating system features, so to speak. This is just the security features built into Windows, whereas there's a whole section that we're gonna have here coming up on security in computing as a whole. Alright, if we wanna talk about the Comptia Objectives, there's an entire section on security threats, vulnerabilities, how to prevent them, how to deal with them, and so on and so forth. And we'll get to all of that. This lesson is about looking at some of the specific features of Windows that are security related. So, what we're gonna do is go ahead and just jump over to the Windows 7 desktop we have here and just look at some of the basic security settings that are available to us.