CompTIA A+ Part 2 Chapter 16

This Chapter covers:

✓ 1.1 Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7).
* Features: 32-bit vs. 64-bit; Aero, gadgets, user account control, bit-locker, shadow copy, system restore, ready boost, compatibility mode, easy transfer, administrative tools, defender, Windows firewall, Action Center
* Upgrade paths – differences between in place upgrades, compatibility tools, Windows upgrade OS advisor

✓ 1.2 Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods.
* Boot methods: USB, CD-ROM, DVD, PXE
* Types of installations: Upgrade, Clean install, Image deployment

✓ 1.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools.
* Administrative: Local Users and groups, Local security policy, System configuration, Component services, Data sources, Print management, Windows memory diagnostics, Windows firewall, Advanced security
* Other: User State Migration Tool (USMT), Windows Easy Transfer

✓ 1.5 Given a scenario, use Windows Control Panel utilities.
* HomeGroup

✓ 1.6 Given a scenario, install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop.
* HomeGroup vs. WorkGroup
* Network shares/administrative shares/mapping drives
* Printer sharing vs. network printer mapping
* Establish network connections: VPN, Dialups, Wireless, Wired, WWAN (Cellular)
* Proxy settings
* Remote Desktop Connection
* Home vs. Work vs. Public network settings
* Firewall settings: Exceptions, Configuration, Enabling/disabling Windows firewall
* Configuring an alternate IP address in Windows: IP addressing, Subnet mask, DNS, Gateway
* Network card properties: Half duplex/full duplex/auto, Speed, Wake-on-LAN, QoS, BIOS (on-board NIC)

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