Chapter 3. Operating Systems and Software

COMPTIA A+ ESSENTIALS EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 3.1 Compare and contrast the different Windows Operating Systems and their features

    • Windows 2000, Windows XP 32bit vs. 64bit, Windows Vista 32bit vs. 64bit

      • Side bar, Aero, UAC, minimum system requirements, system limits

      • Windows 2000 and newer – upgrade paths and requirements

      • Terminology (32bit vs. 64bit – x86 vs. x64)

      • Application compatibility, installed program locations (32bit vs. 64bit), Windows compatibility mode

      • User interface, start bar layout

  • 3.2 Given a scenario, demonstrate proper use of user interfaces

    • Windows Explorer

    • My Computer

    • Control Panel

    • Command prompt utilities

      • telnet

      • ping

      • ipconfig

    • Run line utilities

      • msconfig

      • msinfo32

      • Dxdiag

      • Cmd

      • REGEDIT

    • My Network ...

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