CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902

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Overview
More than 40 hours of video training covering all the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams.

Description
CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Complete Video Course Library is a unique video product that provides complete coverage of all CompTIA A+ objectives so you can study for and pass the exams. The training provided in this library edition, which includes the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA 220-902 Complete Video Courses, provides targeted and concise hands-on training that walks you through a learning path to successfully understand and absorb all key exam concepts. The modules in this course cover every objective in the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams and can be used as your sole resource for learning the material needed to study for and pass both A+ exams. You can also use this as a supplement to other A+ training.
Nine modules map to the main objectives of the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 certifications. These modules contain hundreds of lessons totaling more than 40 hours of hands-on demonstrations, live training, animations, and video screencasting. The videos also include the author building a computer live on camera, so you can see first-hand how to accomplish key tasks. He also includes hands-on configuration labs; laptop, smartphone, and device hardware labs; and live-action troubleshooting labs in addition to hands-on networking, OS and UI demos, real-world troubleshooting methods, and security concepts and hands-on solutions.

About the Instructor
David L. Prowse is an author, computer network specialist, and technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.

Skill Level
Beginner

What You Will Learn

  • All the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams
  • Test-taking techniques with interactive practice quizzes, performance-based simulations, and hands-on exercises
  • How to build a computer, perform networking tasks, configure laptops and mobile devices, and perform troubleshooting tasks
  • Real-world skills

Who Should Take This Course
The target audience for CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Complete Video Course Library are people looking to pass the CompTIA exams and those interested in entering the IT field, current computer technicians, help desk technicians, and LAN support specialists. The product focuses heavily on building a computer, hands-on configurations, mobile and device labs, and real-world troubleshooting. Practice quizzes help you practice your skills to see whether you’re ready for the exam, while the exercises and simulations give you the practice you need to succeed in the real world.

Course Requirements
Users should have a basic working knowledge of computers.

About Complete Video Courses
Complete Video Courses are Pearson’s flagship video learning solution. Designed specifically for IT pros, developers, sys admins, network engineers, and certification candidates, Complete Video Courses feature the highest quality video learning and interactive courseware led by the industry’s most respected author trainers. Complete Video Courses combine A-to-Z topical coverage with hands-on exercises and interactive assessments so you can master new skills and test your knowledge. This is ideal for certification exam prep and learning new technologies from the ground up. Exercises include dynamic hands-on simulations, real-world CLI demos, content exercises that help you truly learn the topics in each module, and interactive practice questions designed to test your knowledge while you study. Complete Video Courses are easy-to-follow, step-by-step, streaming video labs that allow you to train from anywhere on any device. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.

Table of contents

  1. CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902
    1. Course Introduction
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-901
    1. Introduction
    2. Getting Started
  3. Module 01 Hardware
    1. Module 1 Intro
  4. Lesson 1: Motherboard Components
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Form Factors
    3. 1.2 The CPU, RAM, and the Chipset
    4. 1.3 The BIOS and Lithium Battery
    5. 1.4 Expansion Slots
    6. 1.5 The Case and Connections
    7. 1.6 PC Build: The Motherboard
  5. Lesson 2: The CPU
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Socket Types
    3. 2.2 CPU Speed
    4. 2.3 CPU Characteristics
    5. 2.4 Cooling
    6. 2.5 PC Build: The CPU
  6. Lesson 3: RAM
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Types of RAM
    3. 3.2 Calculating the Data Transfer Rate of RAM
    4. 3.3 RAM Features
    5. 3.4 RAM Compatibility
    6. 3.5 PC Build: RAM
  7. Lesson 4: PC Expansion Cards
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Types of Expansion Cards I
    3. 4.2 Types of Expansion Cards II
    4. 4.3 PC Build: Expansion Cards
  8. Lesson 5: Power Supplies
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Power Connector Types
    3. 5.2 Power Supply Specifications
    4. 5.3 PC Build: Power
  9. Lesson 6: Storage
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Magnetic Hard Drives
    3. 6.2 Solid-State Hard Drives
    4. 6.3 Flash-based Drives
    5. 6.4 Optical Drives
    6. 6.5 Tape Drives
    7. 6.6 RAID Concepts and Hardware
    8. 6.7 PC Build: Storage
  10. Lesson 7: The BIOS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Accessing the BIOS
    3. 7.2 BIOS Component Information
    4. 7.3 BIOS Configurations
    5. 7.4 Diagnotics and Monitoring
    6. 7.5 PC Build: Flashing the BIOS
  11. Lesson 8: PC Connections
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Display Connections
    3. 8.2 Audio Connections
    4. 8.3 Device Connections
    5. 8.4 Wireless Connections
    6. 8.5 Adapters and Converters
    7. 8.6 PC Build: Connecting Equipment
  12. Lesson 9: Custom PC Configurations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Design Workstations
    3. 9.2 Gaming PCs
    4. 9.3 HTPCs
    5. 9.4 Home Server PCs
    6. 9.5 Virtualization Workstations
    7. 9.6 Thick Clients Versus Thin Clients
    8. 9.7 Audio/Video Editing Workstations
  13. Lesson 10: Displays
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Display Types
    3. 10.2 Refresh Rates and Frame Rates
    4. 10.3 Resolution
    5. 10.4 Color Depth
    6. 10.5 Aspect Ratio
    7. 10.6 Brightness and Contrast
    8. 10.7 Signal Types, and Filters
    9. 10.8 PC Build: The Monitors
  14. Lesson 11: Peripherals
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Input Devices
    3. 11.2 Output and Hybrid Devices
    4. 11.3 PC Build: The Input Devices
  15. Lesson 12: Printers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Types of Printers Maintenance
    3. 12.2 Configuration Settings
    4. 12.3 Device Sharing
    5. 12.4 The Laser Print Process
    6. 12.5 Virtual Printing
    7. 12.6 PC Build: The Printer
  16. Module 02 Networking
    1. Module intro
  17. Lesson 13: Computer Networking Introduction
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 What is a Computer Network?
    3. 13.2 What are the Reasons for having a Computer Network?
    4. 13.3 Clients versus Servers
    5. 13.4 Network Topologies
    6. 13.5 Network Media
    7. 13.6 Bandwidth and Data Transfer Rate
  18. Lesson 14: Network Architecture Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Switches
    3. 14.2 Routers
    4. 14.3 Access Points
    5. 14.4 Firewalls
    6. 14.5 Ethernet-based Devices
    7. 14.6 More Network Devices
  19. Lesson 15: Wired Networks
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 15.1 Coaxial and Fiber Optic Types and Connectors
    3. 15.2 Twisted Pair Cable and Connectors
    4. 15.3 Twisted Pair Cabling and Testing Tools
  20. Lesson 16: Wireless Networks SOHO Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 16.1 Wireless Standards
    3. 16.2 Encryption Types
    4. 16.3 Wireless Channels
    5. 16.4 NAT and Port Forwarding
    6. 16.5 DHCP
    7. 16.6 DMZ
  21. Lesson 17: Internet Connection Types
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 17.1 Cable Internet, DSL, and Fiber Optic Internet Services
    3. 17.2 Cellular Internet, Mobile Hotspots, and Tethering
    4. 17.3 Dial-up and ISDN
    5. 17.4 Satellite Internet
    6. 17.5 WiMAX and Line of Sight Wireless
  22. Lesson 18: TCP/IP
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 18.1 IPv4
    3. 18.2 IPv6
    4. 18.3 Public versus Private Addresses
    5. 18.4 Static versus Dynamic Addresses
    6. 18.5 Subnet Masks
    7. 18.6 Client IP Settings
  23. Lesson 19: Ports and Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 19.1 TCP versus UDP
    3. 19.2 DHCP
    4. 19.3 DNS
    5. 19.4 SMB, CIFS, AFP, and SNMP
    6. 19.5 SSH
    7. 19.6 Common TCP/IP Ports
  24. Module 03 Mobile Devices
    1. Module Intro
  25. Lesson 20: Laptop Expansion Options
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 20.1 SODIMMs
    3. 20.2 Ports and Adapters
  26. Lesson 21: Laptop Hardware Replacement
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 21.1 Laptop: Hard Drive Removal and Installation
    3. 21.2 Laptop: Power and Speakers
    4. 21.3 Laptop: Housing and Screen
    5. 21.4 Laptop: Keyboard and Touchpad
    6. 21.5 Laptop: CPU, System Board, and Mini PCIe
  27. Lesson 22: Laptop Displays
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 22.1 Types of Laptop Displays
    3. 22.2 Laptop Components
  28. Lesson 23: Laptop Function Keys and Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 23.1 Keyboard and Touchpad Functionality
    3. 23.2 Display Functionality
    4. 23.3 Docking Stations and Port Replicators
    5. 23.4 Laptop Security
  29. Lesson 24: Characteristics of Smart Phones and Tablets
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 24.1 Tablets
    3. 24.2 Smart Phones and Phablets
    4. 24.3 Wearable Technology
    5. 24.4 E-readers, Smart Cameras, and GPS
  30. Lesson 25: Ports and Accessories of Smart Phones and Tablets
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 25.1 USB and Vendor-specific Ports
    3. 25.2 Wireless Connections
    4. 25.3 Mobile Hotspots
    5. 25.4 Memory Upgrades
    6. 25.5 Other Mobile Accessories
  31. Module 04 Troubleshooting
    1. Module Intro
  32. Lesson 26: PC Troubleshooting
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 26.1 Introduction to Troubleshooting
    3. 26.2 Troubleshooting Boot Issues
    4. 26.3 Troubleshooting Other Common Desktop Symptoms
    5. 26.4 Troubleshooting Power Issues
    6. 26.5 Troubleshooting Failure to Boot to Hard Drive
  33. Lesson 27: PC Troubleshooting Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 27.1 Power Supply Tester
    3. 27.2 Multimeter
    4. 27.3 POST Devices
    5. 27.4 Loopback Plugs
    6. 27.5 More PC Tools
  34. Lesson 28: Troubleshooting Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 28.1 Hard Drive Issues
    3. 28.2 BSOD
    4. 28.3 RAID Errors
  35. Lesson 29: Hard Drive Troubleshooting Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 29.1 Physical Tools
    3. 29.2 Windows Utilities
    4. 29.3 Third-Party Utilities
  36. Lesson 30: Troubleshooting Video Issues
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 30.1 Video Troubleshooting Part 1
    3. 30.2 Video Troubleshooting Part 2
  37. Lesson 31: Troubleshooting Wired and Wireless Issues
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 31.1 Connectivity Problems
    3. 31.2 APIPA
    4. 31.3 IP Conflicts
    5. 31.4 Slow Transfer Speeds
    6. 31.5 Low RF Signal Problem
    7. 31.6 SSID Not Found Issue
  38. Lesson 32: Network Troubleshooting Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 32.1 Hardware-based Network Troubleshooting Tools
    3. 32.2 Software-based Network Troubleshooting Tools
  39. Lesson 33: Troubleshooting Mobile Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 33.1 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 1
    3. 33.2 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 2
    4. 33.3 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 3
    5. 33.4 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 4
    6. 33.5 Mobile Device Disassembling Processes
  40. Lesson 34: Troubleshooting Printers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 34.1 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 1
    3. 34.2 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 2
    4. 34.3 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 3
    5. 34.4 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 4
    6. 34.5 Printer Troubleshooting Tools
  41. CompTIA A+ 220-901: Summary
    1. Summary
  42. CompTIA A+ 220-902
    1. Introduction
    2. Getting Started
  43. Module 01 Windows Operating Systems
    1. Module 1 Intro
  44. Lesson 1: Windows Features and Requirements
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Windows Versions and Features
    3. 1.2 32-bit versus 64-bit
    4. 1.3 Windows Upgrade Paths
  45. Lesson 2: Installing Windows
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Boot Methods
    3. 2.2 Types of Installations
    4. 2.3 Partitioning
    5. 2.4 File Systems Formatting
    6. 2.5 Installation Considerations
    7. 2.6 Hands-on Windows 8 Installation
    8. 2.7 Hands-on Windows 8 Installation (Part II)
  46. Lesson 3: Windows Control Panel Utilities
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Internet Options
    3. 3.2 Display Settings
    4. 3.3 Folder Options
    5. 3.4 System Properties
    6. 3.5 Power Options
    7. 3.6 Additional CP Icons
  47. Lesson 4: Windows Features and Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Administrative Tools
    3. 4.2 System Configuration Utility
    4. 4.3 Task Manager
    5. 4.4 Disk Management
    6. 4.5 Migration/Upgrade Tools
    7. 4.6 System Utilities
    8. 4.7 System Utilities Part II
  48. Lesson 5: Command Prompt Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Command Prompt Basics
    3. 5.2 File-related Commands
    4. 5.3 File-related Commands Part II
    5. 5.4 Disk and File Checking Tools
    6. 5.5 Working with Tasks
    7. 5.6 Policy-based Commands
    8. 5.7 Additional Command-line Tools
  49. Lesson 6: Windows Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Types of Windows Networks
    3. 6.2 Networking Connections
    4. 6.3 Alternate IP Address
    5. 6.4 Network Card Properties
    6. 6.5 Sharing and Mapping
    7. 6.6 Remote Control
    8. 6.7 Proxy Settings
    9. 6.8 Firewall Settings
  50. Lesson 7: Preventative Maintenance for Windows
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Windows Best Practices
    3. 7.2 Maintenance Tools
  51. Module 02 Other Operating Systems and Technologies
    1. Module 2 Intro
  52. Lesson 8: OS X and Linux
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 OS X and Linux Best Practices
    3. 8.2 OS X and Linux Tools
    4. 8.3 OS X Features
    5. 8.4 Basic Linux Commands
  53. Lesson 9: Client-side Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Virtualization Basics
    3. 9.2 Hypervisor
    4. 9.3 Virtualization Programs
  54. Lesson 10: The Cloud
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS
    3. 10.2 Types of Clouds
    4. 10.3 Cloud Concerns
  55. Lesson 11: Servers and Networked Hosts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Server Roles
    3. 11.2 Internet Appliances
    4. 11.3 Embedded Systems
  56. Lesson 12: Mobile OS Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Basics
    3. 12.2 Technical Comparison of Mobile Devices
  57. Lesson 13: Mobile Device Connectivity
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Enabling and Disabling Wireless Technologies
    3. 13.2 Hotspot versus Tethering
    4. 13.3 Bluetooth
    5. 13.4 Configuring E-mail
  58. Lesson 14: Mobile Device Synchronization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Data Synchronization
    3. 14.2 Synchronization Methods
  59. Module 03 Security
    1. Module 3 Intro
  60. Lesson 15: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 15.1 Malware
    3. 15.2 Social Engineering
    4. 15.3 Spoofing MITM
    5. 15.4 More Computerized Attacks
    6. 15.5 Protecting Systems from Threats
  61. Lesson 16: Common Security Methods
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 16.1 Physical Security
    3. 16.2 Digital Security
    4. 16.3 Conceptual Security
  62. Lesson 17: Windows Security Settings
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 17.1 Users and Groups
    3. 17.2 Shared Files and Folders
    4. 17.3 Permissions
    5. 17.4 Additional Windows Security Features
    6. 17.5 Additional Windows Security Features Part II
    7. 17.6 Bitlocker and EFS
  63. Lesson 18: Workstation Security - Best Practices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 18.1 Password Best Practices
    3. 18.2 Account Management
    4. 18.3 Best Practices for Encryption, Authentication, and Updates
    5. 18.4 Best Practices in the Case of Loss or Theft
    6. 18.5 BYOD Security Concerns
  64. Lesson 19: Data Disposal and Destruction
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 19.1 Recycling Best Practices
    3. 19.2 Physical Destruction
  65. Lesson 20: SOHO Security
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 20.1 SOHO Wireless Security
    3. 20.2 More SOHO Device Security
  66. Module 04 Software Troubleshooting
    1. Module 4 Intro
  67. Lesson 21: Troubleshooting Operating System Problems
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 21.1 Review of the A+ Troubleshooting Process
    3. 21.2 Troubleshooting Windows Operating System Failures
    4. 21.3 Troubleshooting Windows Operating System Failures Part II
    5. 21.4 Windows Recovery Environment and Boot Options
    6. 21.5 Troubleshooting a Boot Issue
    7. 21.6 Windows Troubleshooting Utilities
    8. 21.7 Windows Troubleshooting Utilities Part II
    9. 21.8 Linux Operating System Failures
  68. Lesson 22: Troubleshooting Security Issues
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 22.1 Common Symptoms and Potential Culprits
    3. 22.2 Tools used to Solve Security Problems
    4. 22.3 Best Practices for Malware Removal
  69. Lesson 23: Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 23.1 Common Symptoms and Potential Culprits
    3. 23.2 Tools used to Solve Mobile Device Issues
  70. Lesson 24: Troubleshooting Mobile OS Security Problems
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 24.1 Common Symptoms of Mobile OS Security Issues
    3. 24.2 Tools used to Solve Mobile OS Security Problems
  71. Module 05 Operational Procedures
    1. Module 5 Intro
  72. Lesson 25: Safety Procedures
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 25.1 ESD Prevention
    3. 25.2 Equipment Grounding
    4. 25.3 Toxic Waste Handling
    5. 25.4 Personal Safety
  73. Lesson 26: Environmental Concerns
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 26.1 MSDS
    3. 26.2 Environmental Controls, Dust, and Debris
    4. 26.3 Power Concerns
  74. Lesson 27: Incident Response and Prohibited Content
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 27.1 Incident Response
    3. 27.2 Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  75. Lesson 28: Communication and Professionalism
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 28.1 Communication Techniques
    3. 28.2 Professionalism
  76. CompTIA A+ 220-902: Summary
    1. Summary

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902
  • Author(s): David L. Prowse
  • Release date: July 2016
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0134662946