Computer Support/Security/Windows

This lesson covers Windows operating systems security.

Objectives and Skills Edit

Objectives and skills for the operating systems security portion of A+ certification include:[1]

Compare and contrast differences of basic Windows OS security settings.
  • User and groups
    • Administrator
    • Power user
    • Guest
    • Standard user
  • NTFS vs. Share permissions
    • Allow vs. deny
    • Moving vs. copying folders and files
    • File attributes
  • Shared files and folders
    • Administrative shares vs. local shares
    • Permission propagation
    • Inheritance
  • System files and folders
  • User authentication
    • Single sign-on
  • Run as administrator vs. standard user
  • Bitlocker
  • Bitlocker-To-Go
  • EFS

Readings Edit

  1. Wikipedia: File server
  2. Wikipedia: Security and safety features new to Windows Vista

Multimedia Edit

  1. YouTube: Windows Security Settings - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 3.3

Activities Edit

References Edit