1001-02: CompTIA A+ Certification, Part 4 of 13: Windows and Environments
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1001-02: CompTIA A+ Certification, Part 4 of 13: Windows and Environments

LearnNow Online
Updated Jul 13, 2024
Course Description

Course description

In this course for the CompTIA A+ 1001-1002 exam, we will take a look at what is Virtualization, Types of Virtualization, and Windows Client Virtualization Solutions. Next we’ll look at the Windows System Requirements, Hardware Compatibility and Boot Methods. Moving on we will look at Workgroups, Homegroups, Domains, Customizing System Options, Creating a Local User Account During Installation, Updates, Service Packs and Patches. Then we’ll cover Virtual Memory, The Virtual Memory Process, Pagefile Optimization, The Windows Boot Process, Windows Startup Settings and the Boot Configuration Data Editor, Data Backup and Restoration, Maintenance Tools. Next you will be introduced to two different kinds of computer clients, the first one being a standard client, and the second being a Custom Client. You will learn about what hardware is needed for each type of client.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


Prerequisites

This course assumes the user has little to experience with computer hardware or software.


Meet the experts

Chuck Nailen

Chuck Nailen has been providing classroom training for more than 16 years. He does training for in department-supported CompTIA curriculums, Microsoft curriculums, and Department of State (DoS) proprietary platforms in support of SAIT and DoS programs. He holds many certifications including National Career Readiness Certificate-Gold Level, MCSA, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, and others.

Brian Ferrill

A lifelong fascination with technology led a varied career in technology. I have over 20 years of experience supporting end users, and small businesses. On top of that, I have been an Information Technology instructor for Edmonds Community College, where I instructed on CompTIA’s A+, and Network+ material. During that time I created curriculum for not only those courses, but also for CompTIA’s Security+ certification. I currently hold the following certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, Cloud+, and Project+.

 

Video Runtime

94 Minutes

Time to complete

114 Minutes

 

Course Outline

Windows & Environments

Implement Virtualization (08:12)

  • Introduction (00:29)
  • Install & Configure OS (00:24)
  • What Is Virutalization? (00:51)
  • Types of Virtualization (02:29)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (00:30)
  • Virtualization Requirements (01:43)
  • Windows Client Virtualization (01:23)
  • Summary (00:19)

Install Microsoft Windows (42:41)

  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Windows System Requirements (02:40)
  • Hardware Compatibility (01:44)
  • Introduction to Windows 10 (04:26)
  • Windows 10 Installation Methods (02:30)
  • Supported Network Types (01:28)
  • Important Features (09:16)
  • Boot Methods (00:34)
  • Imaging (01:50)
  • Installation Types (03:59)
  • Third Party Drivers (00:34)
  • Partitioning (00:39)
  • Partitioning Types (01:57)
  • Volumes (00:27)
  • Partition & File System Types (03:05)
  • Demo: Install Windows (02:33)
  • Demo: Windows Setup (03:51)
  • Summary (00:29)

Work Group (11:26)

  • Introduction (00:42)
  • Workgroups (00:58)
  • Homegroups (00:28)
  • Domains (00:42)
  • Customizing System Options (01:07)
  • Updates (01:04)
  • Factory Recovery Partition (01:10)
  • Microsoft Product Activation (00:58)
  • In-Place Upgrades (00:56)
  • Supported Upgrade Paths (01:55)
  • Compatibility Tools (00:51)
  • Summary (00:30)

Optimization & Maintenance (21:19)

  • Introduction (00:32)
  • Virtual Memory (01:09)
  • Virtual Memory Process (02:56)
  • The Windows Boot Process (02:46)
  • Data Backup & Restoration (00:35)
  • Maintenance Tools (02:51)
  • Scheduling Tasks (01:30)
  • Patch Management (00:51)
  • Managing Updates (00:42)
  • Demo: Maintenance Tools (03:15)
  • Demo: Scheduling (03:28)
  • Summary (00:41)

Standard Client (04:55)

  • Introduction (00:14)
  • Customized Client Environments (00:19)
  • What Is a Standard Client? (00:43)
  • Client Requirements (01:24)
  • Virtualization Workstation (00:51)
  • VirtualizationWorkstationReqs (01:00)
  • Summary (00:22)

Custom Client (06:20)

  • Introduction (00:41)
  • Media Design Workstations (00:45)
  • Media Design Requirements (00:32)
  • Audio/VideoEditingWorkstations (00:16)
  • A/V Editing Hardware Reqs (00:19)
  • Gaming PCs (00:15)
  • Gaming PC Requirements (00:45)
  • Home Theater PC (00:20)
  • Home Theater PC Requirements (00:41)
  • Home Server PC (00:30)
  • Home Server Requirements (00:34)
  • Summary (00:36)