This course will explore the different methods and procedures required to join a Windows operating system to an existing network, modify an existing configuration, and troubleshoot issues that may arise with networking from an OS perspective. You will learn about the basic information required to understand joining a Windows operating system to an existing network, modify network settings as needed, and troubleshooting any issues that may arise with the network connection.

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.


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA A+ 220-902: Networking with the Windows Operating System


  • start the course
  • describe Windows as a networking OS
  • describe Windows device membership
  • describe Home vs. Work vs. Public network settings
  • compare workgroup and domain setup
  • describe Windows network components
  • describe network access technologies
  • describe how to configure adapters
  • describe how to configure wireless networking
  • describe virtual private networking in Windows
  • describe how to set up a VPN connection in Windows
  • describe TCP/IP stack in Windows
  • configure IPv4 or IPv6 addresses
  • describe the anatomy of an IP address
  • describe how a subnet mask works
  • describe how IP addresses are assigned
  • compare DHCP, APPA, and Static
  • describe the types of IPv4 addresses
  • describe troubleshooting IPv4 addresses
  • describe network installation
  • describe the types of IPv6 addresses
  • describe how DNS works
  • describe sharing in Windows
  • describe OneDrive
  • describe embedded systems
  • describe network security appliances
  • configure Windows networking

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