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Preparing for CompTIA A+ - Exam 220-902 (2015 Objectives)

Video Description

Holding the CompTIA A+ certification is an IT career builder. Why? Because it indicates to IT hiring managers worldwide that you have the knowledge needed to set up and operate the technologies commonly deployed in today's IT centers. Obtaining the A+ certification requires that you pass two exams: The CompTIA A+ 220-901 and the CompTIA A+ 220-902.

This course prepares you to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-902. It's taught by 25 year IT veteran Mark Long in a fun, friendly, step-by-step manner designed for the learner seeking the A+ certification for the first time and for existing A+ certification holders looking to re-certify.

  • Attain the knowledge you need to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-902 (2015 Objectives) exam
  • Learn the memorization techniques that make test-taking easier and less stressful
  • Discover what the CompTIA A+ certification means and why it's an IT career builder
  • Understand the basics of software security, networking, Windows OS administration, and more
  • Learn about cloud computing, virtualization, and how to secure mobile devices
  • Clear your pathway to A+ recertification by understanding the A+ 2015 objectives in detail
Mark Long is a long time contributor to O'Reilly Media having authored twelve book and video titles including CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 (2014 Objectives), Windows Presentation Foundation Basics, Learning Windows PowerShell, and Securing Windows Networks. He solves IT issues for numerous Fortune 500 companies as the head of his own consulting company. Mark holds the A+ certification and many others, including Microsoft's MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome To The Course 00:06:04
    2. About The Author 00:03:46
    3. Course Overview 00:04:51
    4. Who Is CompTIA? 00:06:15
    5. Why A+? 00:06:22
    6. What You Need To Know 00:06:34
    7. Taking The A+ Exam 00:07:12
    8. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Software And Security Basics
    1. Operating System Basics 00:06:20
    2. 32 Bit Vs 64 Bit 00:05:47
    3. Security Basics 00:06:16
    4. Users, Groups, And Permissions 00:08:09
    5. Chapter 2 Assessment 00:04:21
  3. Windows OS- Installing
    1. Windows Installation Options Part - 1 00:08:00
    2. Windows Installation Options Part - 2 00:06:55
    3. Upgrading Vista 00:05:20
    4. Upgrading Windows 7 00:02:33
    5. Upgrading Windows 8 00:03:04
    6. Booting The PC 00:05:16
    7. Partition Types 00:08:27
    8. File System Formatting 00:07:48
    9. Chapter 3 Assessment 00:04:23
  4. Windows OS- Admin Tools
    1. Admin Tools Overview 00:08:22
    2. Control Panel 00:06:29
    3. Using Task Manager 00:07:31
    4. Disk Management 00:04:48
    5. UAC 00:08:09
    6. Device Manager 00:06:16
    7. MSConfig 00:05:06
    8. Performance Monitor 00:03:11
    9. Performance Monitor Demo 00:06:13
    10. Ultimate Admin Tool 00:03:32
    11. OS Best Practices 00:05:43
    12. Chapter 4 Assessment 00:03:50
  5. Windows OS- Command Line
    1. Command Prompt 00:06:23
    2. Elevated Permissions 00:06:11
    3. Getting Help 00:05:56
    4. Essential Commands 00:03:05
    5. Disk Commands 00:02:54
    6. Directory Commands 00:03:52
    7. OS Commands 00:03:54
    8. Chapter 5 Assessment 00:04:32
  6. Windows OS - System Utilities And Tools
    1. System Utilities And Tools 00:03:29
    2. Registry Editor 00:07:34
    3. Using Regedit 00:07:01
    4. Services 00:07:07
    5. Microsoft Management Console 00:06:18
    6. msinfo32 00:04:46
    7. Defrag 00:07:59
    8. Windows Update 00:09:14
    9. Chapter 6 Assessment 00:07:32
  7. Windows OS - Networking
    1. Workgroups And Domains 00:08:35
    2. Homegroups 00:07:08
    3. Home, Work Or Public 00:05:09
    4. RDP 00:05:48
    5. Remote Assistance 00:05:44
    6. Firewall Settings 00:06:13
    7. Alternate IP Addresses 00:05:07
    8. Chapter 7 Assessment 00:05:01
  8. Other OS - Tools
    1. OS X And Linux 00:06:44
    2. Open Vs. Closed Source 00:06:28
    3. Backups 00:04:11
    4. Disk Maintenance Tools 00:03:50
    5. Working With The Shell 00:05:36
    6. Linux Commands To Know 00:07:20
    7. Chapter 8 Assessment 00:04:21
  9. Windows OS - Security
    1. Threats And Vulnerabilities 00:09:00
    2. Physical Security Techniques 00:07:00
    3. Digital Security Techniques 00:07:31
    4. User Education 00:05:41
    5. Users And Groups 00:08:06
    6. Password Best Practices 00:04:49
    7. User Account Management 00:05:22
    8. NTFS And Share Permissions 00:07:13
    9. Implicit And Explicit Permissions 00:05:37
    10. Using EFS 00:05:26
    11. Chapter 9 Assessment 00:05:09
  10. Securing Mobile Devices
    1. Mobile Device Screen Locks 00:04:35
    2. Remote Wipe 00:04:19
    3. BYOD 00:05:55
    4. Biometric Authentication 00:04:07
    5. Multifactor Authentication 00:03:51
    6. Managing Bluetooth 00:03:19
    7. Chapter 10 Assessment 00:04:26
  11. Cloud Computing And Virtualization
    1. Virtualization Basics 00:07:14
    2. Advantages Of Virtualization 00:07:59
    3. Understanding Cloud Computing 00:08:19
    4. Cloud Computing Types 00:04:59
    5. Chapter 11 Assessment 00:05:38
  12. Operational Procedures
    1. Safety Procedures 00:05:46
    2. Basic Troubleshooting Steps 00:07:47
    3. Client Interaction 00:07:18
    4. Confidentiality 00:03:30
    5. Prohibited Content Handling 00:03:58
    6. Physical Destruction And Disposal 00:06:04
    7. Chapter 12 Assessment 00:04:26
  13. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:05:19