CompTIA A+ 220-902: Windows Overview and Installation

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
108 minutes

This course explores the different Windows Operating systems and the processes use to install them. In this course, you will learn at a high level about the different versions of Windows. You will also learn about installation processes that are available for Windows. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam CompTIA A+ exam (220-902). This exam counts toward the CompTIA A+ certification.


Overview on Windows

  • start the course
  • describe an operating system
  • describe the Windows timeline
  • describe Windows XP
  • describe Windows Vista
  • describe Windows 7
  • describe Windows 8 and 8.1
  • describe the future of Windows


  • describe the install considerations
  • describe the hardware requirements
  • describe file system types and formatting
  • describe formatting
  • describe install targets
  • describe the install scenarios
  • describe internal disk boot methods
  • describe install sources
  • describe WIM file format
  • describe WinPE
  • describe repair and recovery partitions
  • describe Setup.exe
  • describe native VHD boot
  • describe how to configure to boot to VHDX
  • describe WDS
  • describe Windows 8 upgrade paths
  • describe Windows 7 Upgrade Paths
  • describe USMT

Practice: Choosing the Correct Disk Format

  • implement choosing the correct disk format





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