CompTIA A+ 220-902: Adding Hardware to Windows and Storage Options

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This course will cover the installation process of hardware and the accompanying software that is needed to integrate the hardware into the Windows operating system, as well as a breakdown of storage options available within the Windows operating system. In this course, you will learn about the installation of hardware, such as printers and hard disk drives, into the operating system including its drivers. You will also learn about managing the device from the Windows operating system, and storage options.

Target Audience
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.


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA A+ 220-902: Adding Hardware to Windows and Storage Options

  • start the course
  • describe hardware support in Windows
  • describe a Windows driver
  • describe where Windows drivers live
  • describe driver signing
  • describe installing Windows drivers
  • describe Plug and Play
  • describe why driver installation is easy
  • describe how to configure devices in Windows
  • describe device manager
  • describe managing device drivers in Windows 7
  • describe managing device drivers in Windows 8
  • describe printers
  • describe storage options in Windows
  • compare SSD, Platter, and SAN
  • describe a partition
  • describe a file system
  • compare MBR and GPT
  • describe Storage Spaces
  • describe mirroring and parity in storage
  • implement device manager
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