IT Professional Fundamentals: Operating Systems
If you want to understand computers, start with operating systems: the software that communicates with both hardware and application programs. This course will teach you key features of the most popular operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Linux.
What you'll learn
Operating systems are the beating heart of computer systems: the hidden engine that makes everything else possible. Every IT professional must have a solid grounding in modern operating systems. In this course, IT Professional Fundamentals: Operating Systems, you'll see the pros and cons of today’s most popular operating systems and how to set them up for productive and secure computing. First, you'll explore different editions of Windows, decide between an in-place upgrade and a clean install, understand domain versus workgroup networking, and understand the basics of PowerShell. Next, you'll discover how to build your own management consoles, install applications, set up Windows as a network client, navigate the Linux file system from the Terminal, and secure the macOS. Then, you'll learn how to navigate the maze of Windows control panels, utilities, and command-line tools, and understand when to use which tool. Finally, you'll know the best practices for ongoing operating system maintenance and management. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to use the key features of the most popular operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Linux.