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CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition by Troy McMillan, Emmett Dulaney

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Part I

CompTIA A+ 220-801

  • Chapter 1: PC Hardware
  • Chapter 2: Networking
  • Chapter 3: Laptops
  • Chapter 4: Printers
  • Chapter 5: Operational Procedures

Chapter 1

PC Hardware

CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam Objectives Covered in This Chapter:

  • 1.1 Configure and apply BIOS settings.
    • Install firmware upgrades—flash BIOS
    • BIOS component information
    • RAM
    • Hard drive
    • Optical drive
    • CPU
    • BIOS configurations
    • Boot sequence
    • Enabling and disabling devices
    • Date/time
    • Clock speeds
    • Virtualization support
    • BIOS security (passwords, drive encryption: TPM, lo-jack)
    • Use built-in diagnostics
    • Monitoring
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Fan speeds
    • Intrusion detection/notification
    • Voltage
    • Clock
    • Bus speed
  • 1.2 Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes, and properties. ...

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