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Course: CompTIA A+ Software section 2

September 20, 2013 | By |


Course Outline

Day 1: Operating Systems

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1.
  • Ubuntu, Android, Apple IOS.
  • 32-bit vs. 64-bit.
  • Upgrades vs. Clean installs.
  • Dual and Multi-boot.
  • Partitioning, formatting, and file systems.
  • Device drivers and initial settings.
  • Windows Domains and Workgroups.
  • Command line utilities.
  • Working with the boot sector.

Day 2: Configuring Windows with Control Panels and Utilities

  • Computer Management, Device Manager, Users and Groups.
  • System Configuration, Programs, Windows Firewall.
  • Performance Monitor, Task Manager, Disk Management.
  • MSCONFIG, REGEDIT, SERVICES, MSC, MMC, MSTSC.
  • Using “Classic View” for all Windows versions.
  • Domain and Workgroup networking.
  • Drive Mapping, VPN, wired and wireless connections.
  • TCP/IP settings, addresses, DHCP, and DNS.
  • NIC configurations.
  • Backing up Windows best practices.
  • Utilities for preventative maintenance.
  • Antivirus and antispyware software.

Day 3: Security

  • Physical and Digital Security.
  • Types of security threats and locking down workstations.
  • NTFS vs. Share permissions.
  • User authentication, passwords, and policies.
  • Virtualization: Hyper-V and VMware.
  • Securing wired and wireless networks.

Day 4: Mobile Devices

  • Android, iOS, Windows 8.
  • Open source vs. closed source.
  • GPS, screen calibration and orientation.
  • Wireless and cellular data networks.
  • Virtualization: Hyper-V and VMware.
  • Securing wired and wireless networks.
  • Bluetooth and pairing.
  • Using e-mail on mobile devices.
  • Security, backup, patches and upgrades.
  • Hardware issues with mobile devices.
  • Synching data between devices.

Day 5: Troubleshooting

  • Theory of troubleshooting and best practices.
  • How to fix hardware problems and what tools to use.
  • Fixing monitors and display adaptors.
  • Network troubleshooting.
  • Problems with Windows OS and how to resolve them.
  • Making your network secure and limiting both internal and external attacks.
  • Laptop and printer troubleshooting.