Users, Groups and Permissions

Make sure no one has access to the wrong information with this course on users, groups and permissions.


  • Introduction to Users and Groups Video — 00:06:28
    • The Microsoft NT File System (NTFS) enables fine control of multiple users accessing resources on a single computer.

  • Managing Users and Groups Video — 00:12:14
    • Every version of Windows has some utility to create, maintain and remove users and groups from a system.

  • NTFS Permissions Video — 00:08:18
    • NTFS permissions are powerful: You can apply permissions for files or folders to user accounts (although it is considered better to apply them to groups and add user accounts to those groups).

  • Linux and macOS Permissions Video — 00:04:59
    • While macOS and Linux lack NTFS’s fine control of resources, they do still have permissions, and a good tech should understand how they work.

  • File Explorer Video — 00:13:36
    • Techs use File Explorer to access and manipulate files and folders on their local machines and on networks, and a good tech should know about many features to improve control of how File Explorer works.

  • Sharing Resources Video — 00:10:34
    • The process of sharing resources using NTFS makes more sense with examples. Certain features(especially Allow/Deny and Inheritance) make more sense when you see the process in action.

  • Security Policies Video — 00:07:53
    • Security Policies control factors like logon attempts, printer access and password length/complexity.


Course description

Let’s talk about users and permissions. In this course, you’ll explore the details of managing users and groups, NTFS permissions, Linux and macOS permissions, the File Explorer tool, security policies and sharing resources. What should you know about sha

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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