Part 3 covers the Windows operating system: all the basics you need to know to troubleshoot the inside of a PC. Author and CompTIA expert Mike Meyers takes a look under the hood at the processes, services, and tasks and provides an overview of user management, which is one of the foundations of Windows security. In Chapter 3, you'll learn some techniques for maintaining and optimizing the performances of Windows, including backup and restore procedures. Every lesson maps to a question in the critical Windows domain—an estimated 30% of the exam.
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- What is the Windows registry?
- Understanding the boot process
- Using the Windows 8 Task Manager
- Creating and managing users
- Working in the Microsoft Management Console
- Installing and uninstalling programs
- Backing up and restoring Windows
Skill Level Beginner
(jazzy music) - Hi everybody. It's Mike Meyers welcoming you to the lynda course, Windows Basics. This is the third of six courses designed to help you pass the Comptia A+ 902 exam.
Now I need to warn you right now I probably shouldn't have called this one Windows Basics. It is certainly the basics of the Windows operating system but it also covers OS X as well as various Linux distributions so here we're going to be talking about the core of what makes operating systems go. We're going to make sure you understand file structures, how users and groups come together, how to maintain and how to optimize these operating systems. However it does concentrate on Windows so you know what? I'll stick with the name Windows Basics. For those of you following along in my books, this will be chapters 13, 14 and 15.