Free CompTIA A+ Training

Configuring RAID

RAID technology provides organizations around the world with real-time redundancy of important data. In this video, we’ll show you how RAID works and we’ll discuss the different configuration options for RAID. We’ll also provide some hands-on detail with a live demonstration of the RAID configuration process in Microsoft Windows.

Working with Disk Partitions and File Systems

Before you can use a disk in Windows, it must first be partitioned and formatted with an appropriate file system. In this video, you’ll learn how to partition a disk and understand which file systems are available for use in Windows.

Optimizing the Windows Operating System

Windows includes a number of utilities that can help optimize the performance of applications. In this video, we’ll show you how to use Task Manager and Performance Manager, and we’ll discuss best practices for optimizing the Windows operating system.

Operating System Preventive Maintenance

Operating systems require ongoing maintenance to perform at peak efficiency. In this video, we’ll show you how the Windows operating system can take advantage of Windows updates, service packs, backups, and restore points.

Working with Device Drivers

If you’re going to troubleshoot hardware, you’ll certainly be working with device drivers in Windows’ Device Manager. In this video, we’ll discuss the importance of device drivers and interactively walk you through the installation, troubleshooting, and uninstall of device drivers in Windows XP.

Upgrading to Windows XP

Are you ready to make the jump to the most popular operating system in the world? In this video, you’ll learn the important steps in upgrading to Windows XP, including a pre-upgrade checklist and you’ll step through a live Windows XP upgrade. After the upgrade is complete, you’ll learn about the post-upgrade verification and important last steps.

Upgrading to Windows 2000

Are you planning to upgrade an older Windows operating system to Windows 2000? Before you begin, there are a few things you should consider. In this video, we’ll discuss Windows 2000 upgrade paths, things to consider before you upgrade, and we’ll walk through a live Windows 2000 upgrade process together.

Planning a Windows OS Upgrade

Upgrading to any operating system brings its own set of challenges and requirements. In this video, you’ll learn about available Windows upgrade paths, hardware and software considerations, integration of service packs, and the importance of a good backup.

Installing Windows XP

Windows XP is the most popular operating system in the world, which makes it a critical part of the CompTIA A+ certification. In this video, you’ll learn about the installation requirements for Windows XP and watch as we step through a live Windows XP installation. The post-install process verifies the installation and discusses important post-install steps.