CompTIA A+ Certification 901. The Total Course

Video description

This is the first of a two course series for CompTIA A+ and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam. To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-901 and 220-902 exams.

What You Will Learn

  • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA A+ 220-901 course. It is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the first of two A+ exams needed to become CompTIA A+ Certified. To become A+ Certified requires you to pass BOTH the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. There is a separate course covering the 220-902 exam.
  • Once you complete the two CompTIA A+ courses, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exams AND the skills to be a great PC tech. This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.
  • Your new skills and the CompTIA A+ Certification will help you land your first PC tech job or if you are already a PC tech, get that raise or advancement you are seeking.


This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an entry level PC technician position or looking to improve their skills and become CompTIA A+ Certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better tech on the job.

About The Author

Mike Meyers: Total Seminars, LLC, is a provider of PC and network repair seminars and certification training services through books, videos, and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world including the United Nations, the FBI, and all branches of the US Department of Defense.

Mike Meyers is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, which produces the best-selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print. He is affectionately called the “Alpha Geek” and is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA Certifications. He has created several other best-selling video courses on CompTIA certifications with the Total Seminars team of instructors.

Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant, and speaker. He is the author of numerous popular PC books and videos, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide. His humorous and easy-to-follow approach to teaching comes through in his video training courses as well as his classroom instructor-led courses. Making IT concepts easy to understand and fun to learn helps students stay engaged and retain the information.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Path of the PC Tech
    1. What is CompTIA A+
    2. How to Pass the A+ Exams
    3. What is on the A+ 220-901 Exam
    4. Why Get A+ Certified
  2. Chapter 2 : The Visible Computer
    1. How Computer Works
    2. Primary PC Components
    3. External Connections
    4. Inside the PC
  3. Chapter 3 : Microprocessors
    1. What is CPU?
    2. CPU Speeds and Cores
    3. CPU Caches
    4. 32-bit vs. 64-bit processing
    5. CPU Extensions
    6. CPU Sockets
    7. Installing a CPU
    8. Cooling Your PC
    9. Liquid Cooling
  4. Chapter 4 : RAM
    1. RAM Sticks and Speeds
    2. RAM Capacity
    3. Other Types of RAM
    4. Installing a RAM
    5. Troubleshooting RAM
  5. Chapter 5 : BIOS
    1. What is the BIOS?
    2. POST
    3. System Setup
    4. Troubleshooting BIOS
  6. Chapter 6 : Motherboards
    1. Form Factors
    2. ATX and ITX Motherboards
    3. Chipsets
    4. The Expansion Bus
    5. Touring the Motherboard
    6. Installing a Motherboard
  7. Chapter 7 : Power Supplies
    1. Electricity Basics
    2. The Power Supply
    3. Niche Power Supplies and Features
    4. Choosing a Power Supply
    5. Troubleshooting a Power Supplies
  8. Chapter 8 : Troubleshooting a Power Supplies
    1. Hard Drives
    2. Solid State Drives
    3. Hard Drive Overview
    4. RAID
    5. Hardware RAID
    6. Setting the Boot Order
  9. Chapter 9 : Implementing Hard Drives
    1. Decimal and Binary Prefixes
    2. Implementing RAID
    3. Hard Drive Troubleshooting
  10. Chapter 10 : Essential Peripherals
    1. CD Media
    2. DVD Media
    3. Blu-ray Media
    4. Universal Serial Bus
    5. USB
    6. Flash Memory Overview
    7. Firewire and Other Connections
    8. Keyboards and Mice
    9. Other Input Devices
    10. KVM Switches
    11. Cameras and camcorders
    12. Webcams
    13. Installing PC Expansion Cards Part 1
    14. Installing PC Expansion Cards Part 2
  11. Chapter 11 : Building a PC
    1. The Right PC for You
  12. Chapter 12 : Display Technologies
    1. How Monitor Works
    2. Plasma and DLP displays
    3. VGA and DVI
    4. Other Video Connections
    5. Graphics Cards
    6. Projectors
    7. Using Multiple Monitors
    8. Troubleshooting Videos
  13. Chapter 13 : Essentials of Networking
    1. Introduction to Networking
    2. Moving Data Over a Network
    3. Structured Cabling
    4. Patch Cables
    5. Fiber Optic and Coaxial Cabling
    6. Networking Tools
  14. Chapter 14 : Local Area Networking
    1. Introduction to TCP/IP
    2. Network Ids and Subnet Mask
    3. Dynamic IP addressing
    4. NAT
    5. Special IP addresses
    6. PING and IPconfig
    7. TCP, UDP and ICMP
    8. Port Numbers
    9. Working with Connections
    10. Understanding DNS
    11. Dealing with DNS
    12. Windows Naming
    13. NET Command
    14. NETDOM Command
    15. Windows Name Resolution
    16. Routers
    17. Configuring Routers
    18. Advanced Router Configuration
  15. Chapter 15 : Wireless Networking
    1. Wireless Network Hardware
    2. Wi-Fi Standards
    3. Basic WAP Setup
    4. Wireless Encryption
    5. Wireless Problem Scenarios
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi Network
    7. Troubleshoot Wireless Connections
    8. Bluetooth
  16. Chapter 16 : The Internet
    1. Internet Tiers
    2. Dial- up Connections
    3. Broadband Connections
    4. Wireless Internet Connections
    5. Internet Applications
    6. Telnet and SSH
    7. HTTP
    8. E-mail
    9. FTP
    10. Remote Desktop Connections
    11. File Sharing
  17. Chapter 17 : Portable Computing
    1. Laptop Types
    2. Laptop Expandability
    3. Touring a Laptop
    4. Laptop Ports
    5. Proper Laptop Disassembly
    6. Power Management
    7. Troubleshooting Laptops
  18. Chapter 18 : Understanding Mobile Devices
    1. What is a Mobile device?
    2. Wired Mobile Connections
  19. Chapter 19 : Printers and Multifunction Devices
    1. Printer Technologies
    2. Printer Connections
    3. Maintaining Impact Printers
    4. Maintaining Inkjet Printers
    5. Maintaining Laser Printers
    6. Troubleshoot Print Jobs

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA A+ Certification 901. The Total Course
  • Author(s): Mike Meyers
  • Release date: June 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788470131