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CompTIA A+ Certification is an industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of
PC Service Specialists. It is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and tests are administered by Sylvan Prometric. The program is backed by over 50
Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. A+ Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry!
Many businesses require A+ Certification as a prerequisite to hire, requiring new employees to
attain the A+ Certification within 90 days to continue employment. Many hardware vendors will only allow A+ Certified Technicians to perform warranty service.
A study conducted by Fairfield Research and Certification Magazine shows that getting certified can lead to a 12% increase in salary or close to a $6,000 raise!
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CompTIA A+ Certification Prerequisites: This course has been designed for people with all levels
of computer support experience.
A+ Certificationis the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of PC Service Specialists.
It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association, and tests are administered byVUE/Pearson.
This certification program is backed by over 50 Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits
to any person seeking a job in the computer industry! Your successful computer career can start with this one course, or it can serve as proof of your computer hardware and operating system
knowledge as a professional already in your field.
The latest version of CompTIA A+ Certification is the CompTIA A+ Edition which now covers Windows 7.
Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-801; and CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-802.
This comprehensive certification prep course includes our CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ Practical Application training courses. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients.
CompTIA A+ Essentials
measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional. It tests for the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. This course was produced based on courseware for
CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-801.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application
is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. This course was produced based on courseware for
CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-802.
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Lesson 01 - Hardware Fundamentals
Topic A: Computer System Components Common Computer
Components Live Demo - Outside of the Computer Live Demo - Inside of the Computer The Motherboard The CPU Memory The System Bus Live
Demo - Bus Slots Topic B: Storage Devices Storage Devices Power Supplies Cooling Systems Expansion Cards Riser Cards Live Demo -
Riser Card Firmware The System BIOS The POST Floppy Drives Hard Drives Types of Hard Drives Live Demo - Drive
Identification Optical Disks Optical Drives Live Demo - Optical Drive Connections Tape Drives Solid State Storage Types of Solid State
Storage Topic C: Device Connections and Interfaces Ports Computer Connections Serial Connections Live Demo - Serial Connectors Parallel
Connections USB Connections Live Demo - USB Connectors IEEE 1394 and FireWire Connections Live Demo - FireWire Cable SCSI Connections PATA
Connections SATA Connections Live Demo - SATA Cable Display Cable and Connector Types Audio/Video Connections Comparing Analog and Digital
Video Live Demo - Identifying Video Adapter Types Wireless Device Connections Lesson 01 Review
Lesson 02 - Operating System Fundamentals
Personal Computer Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Features Microsoft Windows 7 Versions Microsoft Windows Vista
Versions Microsoft Windows XP Versions Other Operating Systems Topic B: Windows Control Panel Utilities The Control Panel Internet
Options Display User Accounts Folder Options System Action Center Windows Firewall Power Options Windows XP Control Panel
Utilities Windows Vista Control Panel Utilities Windows 7 Control Panel Utilities Demo - Exploring the Windows 7 Control Panel Topic C: Command Line
Tools The Command Prompt Operating System Command Line Tools Networking Command Line Tools The Recovery Console WinRE Topic D: Windows
Operating System Tools Types of User Accounts User Account Control Group Accounts System Files and Folders Windows Explorer Computer/My
Computer File Extensions Demo - Viewing File Extensions File Attributes Windows File System Types Permissions NTFS File
Permissions NTFS Folder Permissions Demo - Exploring NTFS Permissions Shared Files and Folders Share Permissions NTFS vs. Share
Permissions Permissions Considerations User Authentication Topic E: Windows Operating System Tools Administrative Tools Demo - Exploring
Administrative Tools Local Users and Groups Device Manager Demo - Using Computer Management and Device Manager Task Manager Demo - Using Task
Manager Disk Management Migration Tools The Registry Registry Subtrees Run Line Utilities MSConfig Demo - Exploring System
Configuration Settings and Information Lesson 02 Review
Lesson 03 - PC Technician Professional Best Practices
Topic A: Basic Maintenance Tools and
Techniques Types of Hardware Toolkits Live Demo - Identifying Common Toolkit Components Software Diagnostic Tools Hard Drive Self-Tests Software
Diagnostic Tests Computer Component Maintenance Techniques Cleaning Compounds and Materials Live Demo – Maintenance Documentation and
Resources Compliance and Government Regulations Topic B: Electrical Safety Static Electricity ESD ESD Prevention Techniques Live Demo
– ESD EMI EMI Prevention Techniques An ESD Toolkit Electrical Hazards Electrical Safety Precautions Topic C: Environmental Safety and
Materials Handling Environmental Considerations and Controls Workplace Safety Issues Environmental Safety Best Practices General Power Issues Power
Protection Systems Liquid Hazards Chemical Hazards MSDS Documents Incident Reports Hazardous Material Disposal Procedures Topic D:
Professionalism and Communication Communication Skills AUP Professional Conduct Prohibited Content Best Practices Related to Prohibited Content or
Activity Computer Forensics Lesson 03 Review
Topic A: Motherboards Motherboard Sizes/Form
Factors Expansion Slots RAM Slots Integrated I/O Port Types Chipsets CMOS Battery Live Demo - Replacing CMOS Battery Jumpers and DIP
Switches Front Panel Connectors Fan Connectors Live Demo - Cooling Fins and a Fan Live Demo - Processor Fan Bus Speeds Motherboard Power
Connectors Live Demo - Motherboard Power Connectors Motherboard Selection Tips Motherboard Installation Considerations Live Demo –
Motherboard Topic B: CPUs and Cooling Systems CPU Sockets Intel CPU Socket Types AMD CPU Socket Types Cache CPU Operational
Characteristics CPU Selection Factors Cooling System Types Cooling System Selection Factors Live Demo - Cooling Method Topic C: Select and Install
Power Supplies Power Supply Specifications Power Supply Connections Live Demo - Peripheral Power Connector Power Supply Safety
Recommendations Selecting the Right Power Supply Live Demo - Modern Power Supply Live Demo - Legacy Power Supply Topic D: RAM Types and Features RAM
Modules Single-Sided and Double-Sided Memory RAM Configurations Types of RAM ECC Parity RAM Characteristics Topic E: Install and
Configure Storage Devices Media Capacity RAID Standards Common RAID Types Internal Storage Device Considerations External Storage Device
Considerations Demo - Installing an Internal Storage Device Topic F: Configure the System BIOS BIOS Memory BIOS Components Firmware
Upgrades BIOS Configuration Options BIOS Diagnostics BIOS Monitoring Capabilities Lesson 05 Review
Lesson 06 - Installing and Configuring Operating
Topic A: Implement Virtualization What is Virtualization? Types of Virtualization Components of a Virtual Environment Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure Virtualization Requirements Windows Client Virtualization Solutions Demo - Creating a VM on Windows 7 Topic B: Install Microsoft
Windows Windows System Requirements Hardware Compatibility Boot Methods Imaging Installation Types Third Party
Drivers Partitioning Partitioning Types Volumes Partitioning and File System
Types Workgroups Homegroups Domains Customizing System Options Updates Factory Recovery Partition Microsoft Product
Activation Demo - Installing Microsoft Windows Topic C: Windows Upgrades In-Place Upgrades Supported Upgrade Paths Compatibility Tools Topic
D: Windows Preventive Maintenance Data Backup and Restoration Maintenance Tools Scheduling Tasks Patch Management Managing Updates Demo -
Performing Preventive Maintenance Lesson 06 Review
Lesson 07 - Customized Client Environments
Topic A: Standard Clients What is a Standard
Client? Client Requirements Virtualization Workstation Virtualization Workstation Requirements Topic B: Custom Client Environments Media Design
Workstations Media Design Workstation Requirements Audio/Video Editing Workstations Audio/Video Editing Hardware Requirements Gaming PCs Gaming PC
Requirements Home Theater PC Home Theater PC Requirements Home Server PC Home Server Requirements Lesson 07 Review
Lesson 08 - Networking
Topic A: Physical Network Connections Networks Network Models Network Interface Card Characteristics Twisted Pair Cables Types of
Twisted Pair Cable PVC Cable and Plenum Cabling Twisted Pair Connectors Coaxial Cables Coaxial Cable and Connector Types Live Demo - Coax and Coax
Networks Fiber Optic Cables Fiber Optic Cable Types Fiber Optic Connector Types Wireless Connections Additional Network Connection
Methods Topic B: TCP/IP TCP/IP IPv4 Addresses Subnet Masks Gateways IP Address Classes IPv6 Addresses The IPv6 Address
Format IPv4 vs. IPv6 Addressing Schemes Static vs. Dynamic Addressing DHCP DNS Client-Side DNS Demo - Identifying Your
Computer's TCP/IP Information Topic C: Network Connectivity LANs WANs PANs MANs VPNs Ethernet Network
Topologies Network Device Types and Features ISPs Broadband Communications Internet Connection Types and Features Topic D: Ports and
Protocols Ports TCP vs. UDP Port Ranges Common Ports LDAP SNMP SSH SFTP SMB Topic E: Set Up and Configure
Windows Networking Directory Services Windows Networking Options Demo - Joining a Computer to a Domain Network Shares Demo - Creating a Network
Share Network Connection Types Proxy Settings Remote Desktop Network Location Settings Firewall Settings Alternative IP Address Configuration
Methods Network Card Properties Live Demo - Network Cards and Cables Topic F: Networking Tools Cable
Testers Crimpers Multimeter Toner Probe Loopback Plug Punch Down Tool Networking Utilities Demo - Identifying Networking
Tools Lesson 08 Review
Lesson 09 - Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SOHO Networks
Topic A: Laptop Hardware and Components Laptops Laptop Hardware Components Types of Laptop
Displays Laptop Display Components Internal Laptop Components Laptop Expansion Options Special Function Keys Laptop Docking Solutions Laptop
Locks Laptop Power Supplies and Batteries Demo - Power Options Auto-Switching and Fixed Input Power Supplies Laptop Cooling Considerations Topic B:
Install and Configure Laptop Hardware Components General Laptop Support Guidelines Live Demo - Inside of Laptop Lesson 10 Review
Lesson 11 - Mobile
Topic A: Mobile Device Technologies What is Mobile Technology? Mobile Operating Systems Smartphones Tablet PCs Tablets vs.
Laptops Mobile Device Features Topic B: Configure Mobile Devices Mobile Security Mobile Device Security Techniques Network Configuration
Settings Bluetooth Configuration Methods The Bluetooth Pairing Process Data Synchronization Synchronization Requirements Email Configuration
Methods Email Server and Configuration Settings Lesson 11 Review
Lesson 12 - Supporting Printers
Topic A: Printer Technologies Printers An
MFD Laser Printers The Laser Print Process Inkjet Printers The Inkjet Print Process Duplexing Thermal Printers Thermal Print
Processes Impact Printers The Impact Print Process Topic B: Install, Configure, and Maintain Printers Technical Printer Components Printer Supplies
and Media Printer Driver Types Printer Driver Compatibility Local and Network-Based Printers Print Device Sharing Printer Configuration
Options Printer Maintenance Live Demo - Printers Demo - Installing a Local Printer Lesson 12 Review
Lesson 13 – Security
Security Fundamentals Corporate Security Policies Security Incident Reports The Principle of Least Privilege Strong Passwords User
Education Common User Security Practices Authentication Methods Topic B: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities Malware Types of Malware Social
Engineering Physical Security Threats and Vulnerabilities Common Wireless Security Threats Topic C: Security Protection Measures Physical
Security Physical Security Measures Digital Security Antivirus Software Anti-Spyware Software Firewalls Social Engineering Prevention
Techniques Hard Drive Sanitation Formatting Hard Drives for Disposal Physical Destruction Methods for Computer Media Topic D: Workstation
Security Windows Security Policies Windows Firewall Software Firewall Configuration Settings Workstation Security Best Practices Demo - Securing a
Workstation Lesson 13 Review
Lesson 14 - Troubleshooting Hardware Components
Topic A: Troubleshooting Theory Troubleshooting Theory Troubleshooting
Models Troubleshooting Template Forms Topic B: Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices Common Video and Display Issues Topic C: Troubleshoot Hard Drives and
RAID Arrays Drive and Array Troubleshooting Tools Common Hard Drive Symptoms Common RAID Array Issues SATA Troubleshooting Tips PATA Troubleshooting
Tips SCSI Troubleshooting Tips Topic D: Troubleshoot System Components Common System Troubleshooting Tools Common CPU Issues Common Cooling System
Issues Common Motherboard Issues Repair vs. Replace Common RAM Issues Common External Power Source Problems Common Power Supply
Problems Power Supply Troubleshooting Considerations Topic E: Troubleshoot Laptops Maintenance and Handling Techniques Operating Environment Best
Practices General Laptop Issues Common Laptop Keypad Issues Common Wireless Connectivity Issues Laptop Disassembly Best Practices Topic F:
Troubleshoot Printers Common Printer Troubleshooting Tools Printer Software Tools Common Printer Symptoms Lesson 14 Review
Lesson 15 - Troubleshooting
Topic A: Troubleshoot Operating Systems Operating System Troubleshooting Tools BSOD System Lockup Errors Input/Output Device
Issues Application Errors Boot Issues Common Operating System Symptoms Error and Warning Messages in Event Viewer Registry Error
Messages Demo - Troubleshooting a Remote Computer with Remote Desktop Topic B: Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks Common Network Issues Network
Troubleshooting Utilities Network Troubleshooting Tools Demo - Troubleshooting Network Issues Topic C: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues Common Security
Issues Malware Removal Process Malware Removal Best Practices Security Troubleshooting Tools Lesson 15 Review Course Closure
Taught by world famous instructors! Kenneth Mayer - Microsoft Certified Trainer (CCSI, MCT, CCNP, CCDA) and Sandra Batakis - A+
Trainer, MCT, MCSE, CIW
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