Chapter 3

Peripherals and Expansion

The following CompTIA A+ 220-801 objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 1.4 Install and configure expansion cards.
    • Sound cards
    • Video cards
    • Network cards
    • Serial and parallel cards
    • USB cards
    • FireWire cards
    • Storage cards
    • Modem cards
    • Wireless/cellular cards
    • TV tuner cards
    • Video capture cards
    • Riser cards
  • 1.7 Compare and contrast various connection interfaces and explain their purpose.
    • Physical connections
    • USB 1.1 vs. 2.0 vs. 3.0 speed and distance characteristics (connector types: A, B, mini, micro)
    • FireWire 400 vs. FireWire 800 speed and distance characteristics
    • SATA1 vs. SATA2 vs. SATA3, eSATA, IDE speeds
    • Other connector types (Serial, Parallel, VGA, HDMI, DVI, Audio, RJ-45, RJ-11)
    • Analog vs. digital transmission ...

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