Course Description

This second A+ course in the series will prepare you to install, manage and configure brand new OS installations of Windows desktop operating systems. An overview of Linux, MacOS and Windows Server operating systems is also a part of this course. Other topics will include client-side virtualization, an introduction to Active Directory, Windows native volume, file, and folder encryption.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand how to plan, install, update, and configure Windows 11.
    • Understand the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization.
    • Understand how to use, manage, and configure several Windows system components, system tools, general applications, Performance Monitor, and virtual memory while performing basic Windows troubleshooting steps and recognizing the challenges presented by DRM and software licensing. As part of this outcome the learner will also be able to install and manage Linux applications.
    • Update and backup Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems and prepare for disaster recovery on Windows.
    • Analyze the Windows boot and start-up process and related troubleshooting.
    • Manage files and folders through use of file system permissions, utilities, and encryption.
    • Configure Active Directory Users and Computers to create user accounts and security groups on Windows Server.
    • Configure remote services including a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on a Windows client.
    • Understand how to manage and support several types of peripheral devices.


Please note that this is a prep course for A+ certification.


We strongly recommend CMPH 001 prior to taking this course

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
A+ In Depth - Operating Systems
Online Synchronous
T, Th
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jan 03, 2023 to Feb 28, 2023
Online Synchronous
12:00PM to 4:00PM
Jan 07, 2023 to Feb 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2021 to Jan 17, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2021 to Jan 17, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 18, 2023 to Feb 15, 2023
Required Software
Course materials: This course has required course materials for purchase (TestOut PC Pro). Please check SAIT Bookstore. Take note of their return policy.
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between January 3 and February  28 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and on Saturdays from 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

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