CompTIA A+ 220-902: Introduction to Virtualization and Basic Security Concepts

This course is aimed at entry level IT professionals of less than one year of experience, and may also be useful as a review for veteran professionals who are attempting the CompTIA A+ exam, or deploying a technology that may be new to their organization.


Expected Duration
147 minutes

Two of the most popular and required disciplines in IT are virtualization and security. In this course, you will explore some very basic terms and concepts of virtualization that provide a cursory understanding of a virtual environment. You will also learn about common terms, threats, and mitigation against those threats during an overview IT security.


Set Up & Use Client-side Virtualization

  • start the course
  • describe the purposes of virtual machines
  • describe resource requirements
  • describe client side virtualization
  • describe the security requirements
  • describe the network requirements
  • describe hypervisor
  • describe SaaS
  • describe IaaS
  • compare private, public, and hybrid
  • describe rapid elasticity
  • describe basic cloud concepts
  • describe resource pooling
  • implement basic cloud concepts

Identify Security Threats & Vulnerabilities

  • describe malware
  • describe how to prevent malware
  • describe phishing and pharming
  • describe social engineering
  • describe brute-force and dictionary attacks
  • describe violation of security best practices

Common Prevention Methods

  • describe physical security
  • describe the importance of physical security
  • describe digital security
  • describe common security principles
  • describe user awareness and education

Practice: Identifying the Hypervisor

  • identify the hypervisor





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