Other Operating Systems & Technologies for CompTIA A+ (220-902)

This course covers every objective from the Other Operating Systems & Technologies domain of the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam.
Course info
Rating
(22)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 16, 2015
Duration
4h 48m
Table of contents
OS X Features and Functionality
Basic Linux Commands
Client-side Virtualization
Basic Cloud Concepts
Network Services
Mobile OS Features
Mobile Device Connectivity
Mobile Device Synchronization
Description
Course info
Rating
(22)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 16, 2015
Duration
4h 48m
Description

This course covers every objective from the Other Operating Systems & Technologies domain of the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam. This is the third course in a series of six courses to prepare you for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Client-side Virtualization
Hello there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, this module is entitled Client-Side Virtualization. I've divided the Pluralsight learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification along the lines of each major content domain in those exam objectives. We did add a brief introduction course to serve as a level set for the rest of the path. The content domain specifically began with a course on Windows operating systems. We are working through the Other Operating Systems course now, we'll follow that up with courses on security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. Specifically in this Other Operating Systems course we have eight modules. The first one covered Apple's OS X operating system. Then we did Linux. Right now we're concerned with client-side virtualization, we'll follow that up with a module on cloud computing and cloud concepts. Then network services, mobile operating system features, mobile device connectivity, and finally, mobile device synchronization. I have three objectives for you here for this module. The first, I want you to walk away from this module with a basic understanding of what virtualization is in general and what client-side virtualization means specifically. We're also going to assess virtualization requirements, what planning issues you have as a CompTIA A+ support professional when helping customers with client-side virtualization, and in the demo I'll actually introduce you formally to Oracle VM VirtualBox, that's a free desktop hypervisor that I recommend you use to build your A+ training lab. So that should be especially useful information for you. With no further ado let's get started.

Network Services
Hi there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled Network Services. We are proceeding through the Pluralsight learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam. That learning path begins with an introduction, that reminds with Lewis Carroll's story of Alice in Wonderland, we're going to start at the beginning, proceed until the end, and then stop. But anyway, after the introduction we have courses that map line item by line item to every published objective from the CompTIA. org website. We started with Windows Operating Systems, we're in the middle of the Other Operating Systems course right now. After this, we have courses on Security, Software Troubleshooting, and Operational Procedures. There are eight modules in this Other Operating Systems course. The first is on Apple OS X Features and Functionality, then Basic Linux Commands, Client-Side Virtualization, Basic Cloud Concepts, we're doing Network Services today, Mobile OS Features, Mobile Device Connectivity, and finally, Mobile Device Synchronization. This is an important module if you have career aspirations to be a systems administrator because these core network infrastructure services that we'll learn in the next half hour or so, are technologies that you'll work with every day regardless of whether you're managing Windows, Linux, Apple Systems, or even some other operating system that we haven't discussed yet. To that point we'll begin with the discussion of server roles, then we'll cover internet appliances, and also a somewhat befuddling single line item objective from CompTIA called Legacy/embedded systems. There's good content in there though, and some very important security implications as well. So enough of the preliminaries, let's get started.

Mobile OS Features
Hello there and welcome to Pluralsight. Tim Warner here welcoming you to the module entitled Mobile OS Features. As you know, if you've been watching these movies sequentially, we have a series of courses related to a particular IT certification exam. This is the learning path, and the certification exam under consideration is the CompTIA A+ 220-902. In the learning path we start with an introduction and then each content domain, namely Windows Operating System, Other Operating Systems where we are right now, Security, Software Troubleshooting, and Operational Procedures, all mapped to the content domains that you'll find on CompTIA's published A+ 220-902 blueprint. Here are the eight modules that comprise this Other Operating Systems course, OS X Features and Functionality, Basic Linux Commands, Client-Side Virtualization, Basic Cloud Concepts, Network Services, today we're doing Mobile Operating System Features, Mobile Device Connectivity, and Mobile Device Synchronization. As you saw in the previous slide we are in the first of a three module miniseries focusing on mobile operating systems. Therefore in this module we're going to cover the general features that are shared by the three main mobile OS platforms today, namely Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. As we go through the content I really want you to concentrate on themes. You know as your instructor I've used that metaphor a lot that instead of getting caught in the thicket of details, I want you to look at general themes and how the features that we'll discuss are implemented across the board on those three platforms.

Mobile Device Connectivity
Hi there, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, this module is Mobile Device Connectivity. Our learning path for the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification exam consists of a number of courses, the first of which is a brief introduction. And then the subsequent courses, like Windows OS, Other Operating Systems where we are now, Security, Software Troubleshooting, and Operational Procedures, all map directly to CompTIA's published outline for this exam. The reason why we like to stress this at the beginning of each video, well it's a couple reasons, one is so you know where you are in the learning path, and number two it's to give you comfort that I'm training you according to CompTIA's blueprint and I'm covering every single line item objective. I know what it feels like, having been an IT certification candidate and certified professional since 1997, that trust is a major part of training. Does this training give me what I need to pass the exam? My emphatic answer is, yes it does. We have eight modules in this Other Operating Systems course, OS X Features, Linux Commands, Client-Side Virtualization, Basic Cloud Concepts, Network Services, Mobile OS Features, here we're doing Mobile Device Connectivity, and in the final module we'll do Synchronization. In the previous module I introduced you to iOS, Windows Phone, and Android, just from a general features standpoint. Here we're going to look at specifics of configuration and connectivity for our mobile devices, specifically cellular service configuration, 802. 11 Wi-Fi configuration, Bluetooth configuration, and finally email setup in a variety of concepts, it could be corporate email setup, internet service provider, ISP mail, or the cloud. Let's get started.

Mobile Device Synchronization
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled Mobile Device Synchronization. In our Pluralsight learning path for CompTIA A+ 220-902 we have a brief introductory course and then the subsequent courses each map to a stated published domain in the CompTIA. org A+ objectives. Namely those courses are Window OS, Other Operating Systems, and this is where we are now and what we're actually finishing up. Next we have Security, then Software Troubleshooting, and finally Operational Procedures. There's eight modules in this Other Operating Systems course, they are, OS X Features, Linux Commands, Client-Side Virtualization, Cloud Concepts, Network Services, Mobile OS Features, Mobile Device Connectivity, and drumroll please, the final module where we are right now, Mobile Device Synchronization. I have just two skills for you here in this module, and those are, number one, determining what to synchronize on a customer's mobile device, and just as importantly, how to synchronize that data. Once again, although I'll be using iOS in my demo, the same principles and procedures apply in Android and Windows Phone, so I want you to concentrate, not so much on specifically how to do the synchronization, ultimately, of course, you'll want to know how to do it under all three operating systems, but instead I want you to focus on the themes. Let's get started.