Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Your first virtual machine, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 4 Virtualization Printers and Troubleshooting.
- Well, the most fun part of virtualization…is making your first virtual machine.…Now we're going to be using host-based hypervisors,…and when it comes to hypervisors,…you've got a lot of choices out there.…Probably the two biggest names out there…are VMware and Microsoft.…VMware has a whole bunch of products,…all kinds of different powerful tools for virtualization,…and the only downside is is most of them cost money…and some of them cost a lot of money.…The Windows hypervisors usually come with Windows.…If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, it comes with Windows,…and you can do, but depends on the version,…but you have some really powerful tools there.…
But there are other options out there.…Now the one I want to show you is a completely free option,…and it comes from Oracle, and it's called VirtualBox.…It's fairly simple to use, it's completely free,…and it's a great way to show you how to make…your first virtual machine.…So let me fire this up.…So here we are with VirtualBox, and I just installed it.…There are no virtual machines.…
Here CompTIA expert Mike Meyers prepares you to answer questions about slightly more advanced topics: "super tech" skills like managing files via the command-line interface, creating virtual machines, connecting to the Internet, installing printers, and troubleshooting startup and application issues. Each lesson prepares you for a related topic on the 90-question A+ exam.
Details about the certification and the exam blueprints can be found at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.
- Working with the Windows and Linux command lines
- Manipulating files, folders, and permissions via the command line
- Using the Recovery Console and Windows Recovery Environment
- Troubleshooting software
- Examining virtual services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
- Troubleshooting Internet connections
- Installing local and network printers
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with the Command-Line Interface
2. Troubleshooting Operating Systems
4. The Internet
5. Printers and Multifunction Devices
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