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With each new version of the Windows operating system, new interface elements and enhancements have been made to provide better visual effects and easier access to the tools and utilities that are provided to use and manage them. This course demonstrates how to use the Windows interface, including built-in tools such as Administrative Tools, the Control Panel, and command-line utilities to manage the Windows operating system. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA 220-701: A+ Essentials exam which is half of the requirement necessary to acquire the CompTIA A+ certification.

Learning Objectives
  • Add gadgets to the sidebar
  • Enable the Aero feature and change the color of windows
  • Set attributes for files using Windows Explorer
  • View a log in Event Viewer
  • Create a new MMC
  • Use Task Manager to stop a service
  • Configure virtual memory
  • Customize the Windows operating system interface
  • Perform basic management tasks in the Windows operating system
  • Identify the functions of command-driven system management tools
  • Identify the functions of Telnet, ipconfig, and ping
  • Recognize how to troubleshoot the boot sequence of a computer
  • Recognize key new features in the Windows 7 interface
  • Use libraries
  • Recognize new networking features in Windows 7
  • Use HomeGroup sharing to connect computers on your home network
  • Create and optimize libraries
  • Create and join a homegroup
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