A+ 2016: Operating Systems Fundamentals
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A+ 2016: Operating Systems Fundamentals

Gain full understanding of windows, mac, linux, cloud OS while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (900 Exam).
4.7 (28 ratings)
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703 students enrolled
Created by LearnSmart LLC
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: $45
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Includes:
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 458 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 exam to become A+ Certified!
  • Learn how the Windows operating system has evolved into what it is today and review the most important features.
  • Review the different types of Windows installation, booting methods, and file formatting and partitioning.
  • From Gpupdate to disk commands and administrative tools to display settings, gain an overview of what you can do with Window commands.
  • Gain a thorough overview of the key features found in Mac and Linux operating systems and review their similarities, differences, advantages and disadvantages of each OS.
  • Cover what you need to know about virtualization, client-side virtualization, and cloud computing with the benefits, features, and how to utilize the different features that are available.
  • Review the key server roles and how respective servers are being used by network and system administrators on a day-to-day basis.
  • Identify the symptoms to potential problems you may encounter and learn how to fix them.
  • Apply your knowledge throughout the course with quick quizzes.
  • Download extra printable and saveable flash cards, games, slideshows, and other supplemental materials for each lecture in our course.
  • Participate in active discussions with other information technology students & participants becoming certified.
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Requirements
  • A computer with Internet.
  • This is 1 out of our 6 course "CompTIA A+ 900" series: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-bU4vzmt_NyVnZRRFU1N3ROblU
Description

Welcome to A+ Operating Systems Fundamentals from LearnSmart.

This course will help you validate you have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environment to boost your career. This course series will also better qualify you for such jobs as computer systems analyst and information security specialist.

foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for CompTIA's A+ 220-901 Essentials & 220-902 Practical Application exams

This is 1 Course in our 6 Course CompTIA A+ Series including:

  1. A+ PC Assembly Fundamentals
  2. A+ PC Components Fundamentals 
  3. A+ Networking Fundamentals 
  4. A+ Mobility with Portable Devices Fundamentals 
  5. A+ Operating Systems Fundamentals 
  6. A+ Security and Operational Procedures Fundamentals

Course Overview:

This course is designed to prepare the student for the CompTIA 220-901 & 220-902. Students will look into operating systems procedures. Once in our course review our course map to see just how we align with CompTIA's A+ Certification in providing this training. Learn the main exam objectives by learning these key concepts we cover:

  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting PC OS
  • Installing and Patching Windows OS
  • Windows Command Line Tools
  • Overview of Mac OS and Linux OS
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Server Roles and Threat Management

Our lectures are paired with a variety of demonstrations and quizzes giving visual example and real world look of the concepts that will be talked about.

Our sections listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with the operating systems it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

Course Breakdown:

Section 1: Learn how the Windows operating system has evolved into what it is today and review the most important features.

Section 2: Knowing the symptoms and what they mean is key in being able to fix the many problems you may encounter.

Section 3: Review the different types of Windows installation, booting methods, and file formatting and partitioning.

Section 4: From Gpupdate to disk commands and administrative tools to display settings, gain an overview of what you can do with Window commands.

Section 5: Gain a thorough overview of the key features found in Mac and Linux operating systems and review their similarities, differences, advantages and disadvantages of each OS.

Section 6: Cover what you need to know about virtualization, client-side virtualization, and cloud computing with the benefits, features, and how to utilize the different features that are available.

Section 7: Review the key server roles and how respective servers are being used by network and system administrators on a day-to-day basis.

Recommendations:

Learn from others! Here are some reviews from participants (Click on reviews to see full list of reviews)

  • Great Material - This course is a great reference and way to refresh your skills for the new A+ exam! I needed a good refresh before taking the exam and this course is clearly laid out and copiously covers the material for the exam. Great course, well worth the money! -- M.B.
  • Perfect Course - Not only do you get great lectures that are pretty much PowerPoints with an instructor teaching you the concepts, there are also Demo lectures that show you how each of the concepts works in real life. This is such valuable information to have when taking the test. I feel very confident that this course is the best course on Udemy. -- D.R. Jr.
  • A Complete Jumpstart - What has impressed me the most is the depth of the content to this coarse. Each HD video is crystal clear in both the visual and audio, even including quality closed captioning (great for reading along with the lectures). I wasn't interested in the flashcards or the crossword puzzles when I started the program, but I've found them to be very useful in staying engaged in the class when away from home. This is everything you need to get started and have a classroom quality experience from home. Dive in and stay focused! -- P.C.
Who is the target audience?
  • Looking to enhance your skills in the operating system?
  • Are you an IT professional, computer systems analyst, or information security specialist? These concepts are key for these kind of professions.
  • Please review our course map to see just how we align with CompTIA's A+ certification objectives and standards provided through this training: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-bU4vzmt_Nyd29wNklvVlEtbjg
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Curriculum For This Course
230 Lectures
10:27:54
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Course Orientation & Overview
1 Lecture 01:42
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Windows Operating Systems
36 Lectures 01:44:50

Microsoft Windows
02:51

Windows Vista
02:07

Windows 7
05:03

Windows 8
01:41

Windows 10
01:40

Knowledge Check
01:02

Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions

DEMO: Action Center
04:07

DEMO: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions
02:59

Window Aero
01:51

User Account Control
01:12

DEMO: User Control Access
04:44

BitLocker
01:40

Shadow Copy
02:44

System Restore
02:26

DEMO: System Restore
04:53

Sidebar and Gadgets
02:32

Compatibility Mode, VirtualBox, and Easy Transfer
02:06

DEMO: Virtual Mode XP
10:11

Using What You’ve Learned
00:41

Aministrative Tools and Event Viewer
04:28

DEMO: Administrative Tools
03:52

DEMO: Event Viewer
05:17

Windows Security Center
06:07

DEMO: Windows Defender
05:53

Windows Firewall
03:54

File Structure and Paths
02:51

Category View vs. Classic View
01:10

Side-by-Side Apps
00:51

Pinning and Multi-Monitor Taskbars
03:00

Start Screen
00:56

Using What You've Learned
01:26

Chapter 2 and 3 Quiz
7 questions

Compatibility Tools
02:50

Windows Upgrade OS Advisor
02:20

Knowledge Check
01:04

Conclusion
00:32

Final: Windows Operating Systems
14 questions
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Installing and Patching Windows OS
39 Lectures 01:48:17

Windows Boot Methods
06:39

DEMO: Booting Methods
02:22

Windows OS Installation Types
06:32

DEMO: Windows OS Clean Install
07:09

File System Types
03:24

DEMO: File Formatting
02:02

Partitioning
02:20

DEMO: Partitioning
08:16

Formatting Boot Drive
01:09

Factory Recovery Partition
00:40

Driver Installation
01:26

DEMO: Windows Updates and Drivers Installation
05:40

Settings
02:12

DEMO: Date, Time, and Region Setting
02:19

Knowledge Check
01:00

Internet Domain Set-up
01:27

Workgroup vs. Domain Setup
02:41

Network Card
01:40

Establish Networking Connections
02:19

Configuring an Alternative IP Address
02:12

DEMO: Alternate Configuration Setting
03:24

DEMO: Proxy Settings
02:53

Firewall Settings
00:45

Home vs. Work vs. Public Network Settings
01:57

Sharing
01:23

Using What You’ve Learned
01:27

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
6 questions

DEMO: Remote Desktop
05:47

Remote Assistance
01:37

DEMO: Remote Assistance
05:36

Knowledge Check
01:02

Backups
04:21

Disk Maintenance
02:35

DEMO: Scheduled Disk Maintenance
01:31

Windows Updates
01:12

Windows Patch Management
04:26

Security Updates
01:45

Knowledge Check
00:44

Conclusion
01:49

Final: Installing and Patching Windows OS
14 questions
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Windows Command-Line Tools
48 Lectures 02:02:32

Bootrec, Gpupdate, and Help
01:32

DEMO: Shutdown
01:07

DEMO: GPUPDATE and GPRESULT
01:48

Windows Directory Commands
00:39

DEMO: MD, RD, and DEL commands
04:06

Disk Commands
00:54

DEMO: Check Disk
01:51

DEMO: Disk Partition
01:52

File Commands
00:29

DEMO: COPY and XCOPY
02:38

DEMO: System File Checker
02:54

DEMO: Taskkill Command
02:58

Tasklist Command
00:47

Knowledge Check
00:42

Administrative Toools
02:20

DEMO: Using Administrative tools
04:18

More Administrative Tools
00:52

DEMO: Users and Groups
03:36

Performance and Resource Monitors
00:51

DEMO: MSConfig
04:05

Task Manager
00:30

DEMO: Task Manager
03:35

Disk Management
02:00

DEMO: Disk Management
10:40

Other Tools
01:47

DEMO: Registry Editor
04:44

DEMO: Command
02:46

DEMO: Services
03:44

DEMO: MMC
03:12

DEMO: Remote Desktop Connection
06:20

DEMO: Notepad
05:44

DEMO: MSINFO32
02:55

DEMO: Dxdiag
01:48

DEMO: System Restore
03:10

DEMO: Windows Update
03:48

DEMO: Defrag
02:40

Knowledge Check
00:39

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
6 questions

Control Panel
00:22

DEMO: Internet Options
06:08

Display settings
01:00

DEMO: Folder Options
03:47

System
01:18

DEMO: Power Options
05:00

Network and Sharing Center
00:42

DEMO: Programs and Features
01:51

Knowledge Check
00:30

Conclusion
00:51

Final: Windows Command-Line Tools
13 questions
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Overview of Mac OS and Linux OS
29 Lectures 01:29:58

Mac OS X Versions
01:02

Overview of Mac OS X
02:54

Mac OS X Features
07:09

DEMO: Keychain
04:14

DEMO: Spotlight
01:58

DEMO: iCloud
04:27

DEMO: Finder
04:12

DEMO: Bootcamp
03:12

DEMO: Mission Control for Multiple Desktops
03:33

Software Updates
04:39

Driver/Firmware Updates
01:17

Tools
02:19

Disk Maintenance
03:23

Backup and Restore
03:19

DEMO: Time Machine
04:00

Knowledge Check
00:56

Chapter 1 Quiz
4 questions

Introduction to Linux
01:21

Linux Distribution
03:30

DEMO: Navigating Linux File System
02:42

Linux Features
01:44

Linux Updates
03:32

Linux Tools
03:46

Backup and Restore
03:09

DEMO: Linux Backup and Restore
04:50

Basic Linux Commands
02:48

DEMO: Utility Commands
05:47

Knowledge Check
00:21

Conclusion
01:50

Final: Overview of Mac OS and Linux OS
8 questions
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Cloud Computing and Virtualization
23 Lectures 01:09:30

Virtualization Introduction
02:15

Benefits
05:16

Types
08:45

Hypervisor
01:27

DEMO: Creating Virtual Machines Using Hyper-V
01:43

Desktop Virtualization
03:40

Client-Side Virtualization
03:12

DEMO: Client-Side Virtualization
03:36

Resource Requirements
01:32

Requirements
03:07

Knowledge Check
00:51

Chapter 1 Quiz
8 questions

Introduction to Cloud
02:41

DEMO: Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
05:28

Cloud Computing Characteristics
04:12

Types of Clouds
03:10

Cloud Service Models
01:09

DEMO: Create VM on Microsoft Azure
03:41

Software as a Service
01:49

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
06:03

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
02:53

Using What You’ve Learned
00:39

Conclusion
01:47

Final: Cloud Computing and Virtualization
14 questions
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Server Roles and Threat Management
20 Lectures 49:55

Web Server
05:15

DEMO: Web Server
02:43

File Server Role
03:12

DEMO: File Server
01:14

Print Server
02:24

DEMO: Printer Server
03:16

DHCP Server
04:16

DEMO: DHCP Server
02:59

DNS Server
01:02

DEMO: DNS Server
02:32

Proxy Servers
03:43

Mail Server
02:09

Authentication Server
02:22

Knowledge Check
00:41

Chapter 1 Quiz
6 questions

Unified Threat Management
04:19

Intrusion Detection System
01:31

Intrusion Prevention System
00:46

Knowledge Check
00:47

Conclusion
00:36

Final: Server Roles and Threat Management
11 questions
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Troubleshooting PC OS
34 Lectures 01:21:10

Screen Errors
02:32

Shutdowns and Failures to Start
02:25

System Performance
01:09

Corruption
01:26

Windows Installation Disk
02:25

Kernel Panic
02:47

BIOS/UEFI
02:02

DEMO: Command Prompt
01:48

DEMO: System File Checker
01:39

Using What You've Learned
01:44

Chapter 1 Quiz
4 questions

Tools
02:20

DEMO: Event Viewer
03:49

DEMO: Repair Disk
02:54

Utility Tools
03:12

DEMO: MSCONFIG
04:24

DEMO: Defrag
02:59

DEMO: Regedit
04:21

Toubleshooting Tools
01:48

DEMO: Safe Mode
02:47

Recovery
01:44

DEMO: System Restore
03:32

DEMO: Uninstall, Reinstall, and Repair
01:57

Knowledge Check
00:25

Browsers
02:04

Performance
01:28

Application Failures
01:51

Viruses and Malware
03:14

Antivirus
01:42

DEMO: Antivirus
06:14

DEMO: Enable and Disable Restore Options
01:56

Malware Removal Best Practices
03:13

Knowledge Check
01:00

Conclusion
01:41

Final: Troubleshooting PC OS
13 questions
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