Chapter 3 Hardware

CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Core 1 (220-1001) objectives covered in this chapter:

  • ✓ 3.1 Explain basic cable types, features, and their purposes.
    • Network cables
      • Ethernet
        • Cat 5
        • Cat 5e
        • Cat 6
        • Plenum
        • Shielded twisted pair
        • Unshielded twisted pair
        • 568A/B
      • Fiber
      • Coaxial
      • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Video cables
      • VGA
      • HDMI
      • Mini-HDMI
      • DisplayPort
      • DVI
      • DVI-D
      • DVI-I
    • Multipurpose cables
      • Lightning
      • Thunderbolt
      • USB
      • USB-C
      • USB 2.0
      • USB 3.0
    • Peripheral cables
      • Serial
    • Hard drive cables
      • SATA
      • IDE
      • SCSI
    • Adapters
      • DVI to HDMI
      • USB to Ethernet
      • DVI to VGA
  • ✓ 3.2 Identify common connector types.
    • RJ-11
    • RJ-45
    • RS-232
    • BNC
    • RG-59
    • RG-6
    • USB
    • Micro-USB
    • Mini-USB
    • USB-C
    • DB-9
    • Lightning
    • SCSI
    • eSATA
    • Molex
  • ✓ 3.3 Given a scenario, install RAM types.

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