Chapter 13

Operating System Administration

The following CompTIA A+ 220-802 Exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast the features and requirements of various Microsoft Operating Systems.
    • Features: User account control, compatibility mode, administrative tools, security center, event viewer, file structure and paths, category view vs. classic view
  • 1.2 Given a scenario, install, and configure the operating system using the most appropriate method.
    • Partitioning: Dynamic, Basic, Primary, Extended, Logical
    • File system types/formatting: FAT, FAT32, NTFS, CDFS, Quick format vs. full format
    • Load alternate third party drivers when necessary
    • Workgroup vs. Domain setup
    • Time/date/region/language settings
    • Driver installation, ...

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