Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring Windows 8, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 1 Introduction to Computers.
- It seems to me that I have a love/hate…relationship with Microsoft Windows.…Alternating versions, either I love 'em or I hate 'em.…So back with Windows XP, loved it.…Windows Vista, not a huge fan.…Then Windows 7 came along, I liked it.…So guess what happens with Windows 8?…Not a huge fan.…Now in this episode, Touring Windows 8,…what we're gonna do is a do a quick run-over…of Windows 8 and the quick upgrade Windows 8.1…to give you an idea of what this particular version…of Windows brought to the table.…
Now, the best place to start with Windows 8 is right when…you walk up to the machine with the famous lock screen.…This, my friends, is the beautiful Windows 8 lock screen.…Now, if I click anywhere on here, you'll notice…that it puts me right into my login screen.…Now, this is different from what we saw…with previous versions of Windows.…You would have a login screen that would come up…or you would have a screensaver running,…you'd hit the screensaver, and a login screen would come up.…But the lock screen gave Windows an opportunity…
In this introductory course, Mike Meyers explains the basics of how a computer works and the operational procedures that are key to any well-running IT team, including soft skills such as professionalism, communication, and safety. In Chapter 2, Mike tours the four most recent versions of Windows, as well as the OS X and Ubuntu Linux operating systems. He shows how to navigate to essential tools in each OS and explains how to manage virtual memory (RAM).
Details about the CompTIA A+ certification and the exam blueprints can be found at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.
- Interacting and communicating with clients
- Understanding the top three threats to a PC
- Touring Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
- Touring OS X and Linux