Professor Messer’s Free CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course – Disks and Files

Published on January 7th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Last modified on June 28th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Professor Messer's Free CompTIA A+ Training Course

Chapter 16: Disks and Files


Disk partitioning and file systems are fundamental to every operating system. This chapter focuses on the configuration of disk partitions, the implementation of RAID, and the ongoing management of files and disks in Microsoft Windows.

Working with Disk Partitions and File Systems (22:25)
220-601 Section 3.1, 220-602 Section 3.1


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.

Configuring RAID (16:09)
220-601 Section 3.1, 220-602 Section 3.1


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.

Directory Structures and Files (23:59)
220-601 Section 3.1, 220-602 Section 3.1


The organization of directories files in a Microsoft Windows environment is easy to understand if you know what to look for. In this video, you’ll learn about navigating the directory structure, creating folders and files, and understanding file attributes and permissions through our on-screen demonstrations.

Disk Management (22:55)
220-601 Section 3.3, 220-602 Section 3.3


The management of disks and their data is a priority for any CompTIA A+ certified professional. In this video, we’ll discuss disk formatting, the check disk process, disk defragmentation, disk backup, and freeing up disk space.

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  1. Lolo says:

    Thanks for the simplicity and demonstration in this module.

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