CompTIA A+ Certification 220-1001: The Total Course

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Pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam with this complete course

About This Video

  • Gain skills required to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam
  • Learn all about hardware, networking, virtualization, and cloud computing
  • Get ready to build everything from a basic workstation to an awesome gaming system

In Detail

Are you looking to take the CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001) exam to kickstart your IT career? Or are you just interested in keeping your home network router from doing that annoying red-blinky-light thing? Whatever your motivation, this course will help you to build a solid foundation in IT in an easy-to-understand way.

Starting with an introduction to CompTIA A+, you’ll delve into the major domains covered in the certification exam. You’ll understand mobile device components and get to grips with networking hardware devices, configuration concepts, and network types. You’ll then work with motherboards, CPU, RAM, and other major hardware components to understand the installation, maintenance, customization, and operation of computers. Once you are comfortable with the assembling and functioning of a local machine, you’ll explore virtualization and cloud computing and get to grips with concepts such as IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, virtual machines, and emulators. Finally, you’ll cover hardware and network troubleshooting and resolve problems using best practices and industry standards.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained all the knowledge you need to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam and the skills to maintain and troubleshoot PC, mobile, and networking devices.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : All About the CompTIA A+
    1. Introduction to A+
    2. What is the CompTIA A+?
    3. Why get CompTIA A+ Certified?
    4. What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Exam?
    5. How to Pass the CompTIA A+ Exams
    6. How to Use this Video Course
  2. Chapter 2 : Safety and Professionalism
    1. Tools of the Trade
    2. Troubleshooting Theory
  3. Chapter 3 : The Visible Computer
    1. Primary PC Components
    2. External Connections
    3. Inside the PC
    4. What is a Computer?
  4. Chapter 4 : CPUs
    1. What is a CPU?
    2. CPU Speeds and Cores
    3. Caching
    4. CPU Sockets
    5. Installing a CPU
    6. Liquid Cooling
  5. Chapter 5 : RAM
    1. RAM Technology
    2. RAM Capacity
    3. RAM Features
    4. Installing RAM
  6. Chapter 6 : Firmware
    1. What is the BIOS?
    2. POST
    3. System Setup
    4. Troubleshooting Firmware
  7. Chapter 7 : Motherboards
    1. Form Factors
    2. Chipsets
    3. Touring the Motherboard
    4. Touring the Case
    5. Installing a Motherboard
  8. Chapter 8 : Power Supplies
    1. The Power Supply
    2. Mounting a Power Supply
    3. Choosing a Power Supply
    4. Cooling Your PC
    5. Troubleshooting Power Supplies
    6. Troubleshooting Core Components
  9. Chapter 9 : Mass Storage Technologies
    1. Introduction to Mass Storage
    2. Magnetic Disk Drives
    3. Solid State Drives
    4. SCSI
    5. Boot Order
  10. Chapter 10 : Implementing Mass Storage
    1. New Installation - First Drive
    2. RAID
    3. Hardware RAID
    4. Mass Storage Troubleshooting
  11. Chapter 11 : Essential Peripherals
    1. Optical Media
    2. USB Standards
    3. Understanding USB
    4. Configuring USB
    5. Thunder and Lightning
    6. Keyboards and Mice
    7. Sight and Sound
    8. Readers and Scanners
    9. Using Expansion Cards
  12. Chapter 12 : Building a PC
    1. The Right PC for the Job
  13. Chapter 13 : Display Technologies
    1. Monitor Technologies
    2. LCD Breakdown
    3. Graphics Cards and Connections
    4. Installing a Graphics Card
    5. Projectors
    6. Troubleshooting Monitors
  14. Chapter 14 : Essentials of Networking
    1. Introduction to Networking
    2. Hubs vs. Switches
    3. Hexadecimal
    4. WANs and Routers
    5. Cables and Connectors
    6. Crimping Cables
    7. Structured Cabling
  15. Chapter 15 : Local Area Networking
    1. Introduction to TCP/IP
    2. Network IDs and Subnet Masks
    3. Special IP Addresses
    4. NAT
    5. Dynamic IP Addressing
    6. IPv6
    7. Port Numbers
    8. TCP, UDP, and ICMP
    9. Understanding DNS
    10. Working with DNS
    11. Windows Naming
    12. Routers
    13. Basic Router Configuration
    14. Advanced Router Configuration
    15. VLANs
    16. Network Troubleshooting
  16. Chapter 16 : Wireless Networking
    1. Wireless Network Hardware
    2. Wi-Fi Standards
    3. Basic WAP Setup
    4. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
    5. It's a Huge Mesh
    6. Beyond Wi-Fi
    7. Troubleshooting Wireless Connections
  17. Chapter 17 : The Internet
    1. Beyond the LAN
    2. Internet Tiers
    3. Dial-up Connections
    4. Broadband Connections
    5. Firewalls and Servers
    6. FTP
    7. E-Mail
    8. Proxy Servers
    9. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    10. Internet of Things (IoT)
  18. Chapter 18 : Virtualization
    1. Understanding Virtualization
    2. Your First Virtual Machine
    3. Advanced Virtualization Setup
    4. Cloud Computing
    5. Cloud Ownership
    6. Cloud-Based Applications
  19. Chapter 19 : Portable Computing
    1. Laptop Features
    2. Laptop Hardware Troubleshooting - The Tools
    3. Laptop Hardware - Core Hardware
    4. Laptop Hardware - CPU and Motherboard
    5. Touring Your Laptop Display
  20. Chapter 20 : Understanding Mobile Devices
    1. What is a Mobile Device?
    2. Mobile Connections
    3. Touring Android
    4. Touring iOS
    5. Virtual Reality
  21. Chapter 21 : Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
    1. Maintaining Mobile Devices
    2. Mobile Devices and E-mail
    3. Mobile Synchronization
  22. Chapter 22 : Printers and Multifunction Devices
    1. Laser Printers
    2. Inkjet Printers
    3. Impact Printers
    4. Thermal Printers
    5. Installing a Local Printer
    6. Sharing Printers
    7. Installing Wireless and Cloud Printers
    8. Troubleshooting Printers
    9. 3D Printing
  23. Chapter 23 : Securing Computers
    1. Dealing with Threats

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA A+ Certification 220-1001: The Total Course
  • Author(s): Total Seminars, Mike Meyers
  • Release date: August 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781839212079