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- Internet tiers
- How dial-up and broadband connections work
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Classic email protocols
- Setting up a generic VPN
- Typical IoT setups and configurations
- Setting up a new virtual machine (VM)
- Networking with VMs
- Cloud ownership
Skill Level Beginner
- Hey everybody, it's Mike Meyers welcoming you to Cert Prep 8, The Internet and the Cloud. This is the eighth of 10 courses which collectively will help you get through CompTIA's A+ Core 1 220-1001 exam. So, when we're talking about the internet and the cloud, we're talking about the internet and cloud. We're really going to go outside of our local area networks, and we're going to take a look at how the internet's organized. We're going to talk about the different ways we can connect, even from as old as old-school dial-up, because it's on the exam, up to more modern things like, for example, cable modems. Now, it's not going to stop there, just 'cause we're connected. Want to make sure you understand that there's more to the internet than just open up a web browser. So we're going to be taking a look at things like email and FTP and even internet of things. Taking it a step further, we're going to go into the cloud, but before we do, we're really going to hit what I call virtualization, the ability to take a physical system and create multiple virtual machines running on just one computer. Because if you don't understand virtualization, you're never going to understand the cloud. So, we're putting 'em all together, under virtualization and the cloud. So, if you're following along with my popular McGraw-Hill A+ book, you might want to be checking on chapters 21 and 22.