CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001)

Video description

21+ Hours of Video Instruction

Overview

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Complete Video Course is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of A+ skills. The purpose of these videos is to act as quick, concise, hands-on training that is easily absorbed. In this best-selling author and instructor-led course you will get coverage of every objective and topic in the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. It is also full of hands-on demos so you can see real hardware and software presentations. David Prowse walks you through the details you need to not only pass the test, but troubleshoot and fix real hardware, software, and network problems for your career. The author also includes Tech Tips throughout to give you insider info on troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.

This title can be used as your sole resource for learning the material needed to study for and pass the test. You can also use this as a supplement to other A+ training. Five domains map to the main objectives of the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. These domains contain 37 lessons with video totaling more than 21 hours of hands-on demonstrations, audio instruction, animations, whiteboard training, and video screencasting. The videos also include the author building a computer live on camera so you can see first-hand how to accomplish this key task. He also includes hands-on configuration labs; laptop, smartphone, and device hardware labs; and live-action troubleshooting labs.

The 37 video lessons are broken down into five domains and cover the following topics:

  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Topics include
Domain 1: Mobile Devices
Domain 2: Networking
Domain 3: Hardware
Domain 4: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Domain 5: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Skill Level
Beginner

You Will Learn

  • All the objectives in the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam
  • Test-taking techniques with interactive practice quizzes, performance-based simulations, and hands-on exercises
  • How to build a computer, perform networking tasks, configure laptops and mobile devices, and perform troubleshooting tasks
  • Real-world skills

Who Should Take This Course
The target audience for CompTIA A+ (Core 1) 220-1001 Complete Video Course is people looking to pass the CompTIA exam as well as those interested in entering the IT field, current computer technicians, help desk technicians, and LAN support specialists. The product focuses heavily on building a computer, hands-on configurations, mobile and device labs, and real-world troubleshooting. Practice quizzes will help you practice your skills to see whether you’re ready for the exam, while the exercises and simulations will give you the practice you need to succeed in the real world.

Course Requirements
Equipment required:

  • At least two computer systems, preferably one PC and one laptop, each running Windows—but hey, the more the better
  • Virtualization software and at least one Linux OS (for example, Ubuntu Linux)
  • At least one smartphone or tablet computer
  • A printer
  • A SOHO wireless router
  • A USB flash drive
  • A basic PC toolkit
  • A basic mobile device toolkit

About Pearson Video Training
Pearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more. Learn more about Pearson Video training at http://www.informit.com/video.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001): Introduction
  2. Domain 1 Mobile Devices
    1. Module introduction
  3. Lesson 1 Installing Configuring Laptop Hardware
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Hard Drive Replacement
    3. 1.2 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade and Analysis
    4. 1.3 Power and Speakers
    5. 1.4 Keyboard Touchpad
    6. 1.5 Screen and Frames
    7. 1.6 CPU, System Board, and Mini PCIe
    8. 1.7 Cellular Cards
    9. 1.8 Wi-Fi Bluetooth
    10. 1.9 More Laptop Components Peripherals
  4. Lesson 2 Laptop Display Types and Associated Components
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Types of Laptop Displays
    3. 2.2 Display Functionality
    4. 2.3 Inverter
    5. 2.4 Digitizers Touchscreens
    6. 2.5 Webcams and Microphones Laptop Re-assembly
  5. Lesson 3 Laptop Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Keyboard and Touchpad Functionality
    3. 3.2 Ports Adapters
    4. 3.3 Docking Stations and Port Replicators
    5. 3.4 Laptop Security
  6. Lesson 4 Compare Contrast Mobile Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Tablets
    3. 4.2 Smartphones
    4. 4.3 Wearable Technology
    5. 4.4 E-readers, Smart Cameras, and GPS
  7. Lesson 5 Connect Configure Mobile Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 USB and Vendor-Specific Ports
    3. 5.2 Wireless Connections
    4. 5.3 Memory Upgrade
    5. 5.4 Protecting a Smartphone
    6. 5.5 Mobile Accessories
  8. Lesson 6 Mobile Device Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Enabling and Disabling Wireless Technologies
    3. 6.2 Mobile Hotspot
    4. 6.3 USB Tethering
    5. 6.4 Bluetooth
    6. 6.5 Mobile E-mail
    7. 6.6 Radio and ID
  9. Lesson 7 Mobile Device Synchronization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Data Synchronization
    3. 7.2 Synchronization Methods
    4. 7.3 Synchronizing to the Automobile
  10. Domain 2 Networking
    1. Module introduction
  11. Lesson 1 Ports Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 TCP Vs. UDP
    3. 1.2 HTTP HTTPS
    4. 1.3 E-mail Protocols
    5. 1.4 FTP, SSH, and Telnet
    6. 1.5 DHCP Part 1
    7. 1.6 DHCP Part 2
    8. 1.7 DNS
    9. 1.8 LDAP RDP
    10. 1.9 SMB, CIFS, AFP, and SNMP
  12. Lesson 2 Network Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Switches
    3. 2.2 Routers
    4. 2.3 Access Points
    5. 2.4 Firewalls
    6. 2.5 Ethernet-based Devices
    7. 2.6 Patch Panel to RJ45 Jack Connections
  13. Lesson 3 SOHO Network Configurations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 SOHO Router/Access Point Configuration
    3. 3.2 Encryption Types
    4. 3.3 NIC Configuration
    5. 3.4 IoT Devices
    6. 3.5 NAT and Port Forwarding
    7. 3.6 DMZ
    8. 3.7 More SOHO Router Configurations
  14. Lesson 4 Wireless Networking Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Wireless Standards
    3. 4.2 Wireless Channels
    4. 4.3 Z-Wave Zigbee
    5. 4.4 Cellular Internet Protocols
  15. Lesson 5 Networked Hosts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Servers Part 1:File, Web, and Print Servers
    3. 5.2 Servers Part 2: Mail and Proxy Servers
    4. 5.3 Servers Part 3: DHCP and DNS Servers
    5. 5.4 Servers Part 4: Authentication Servers
    6. 5.5 Syslog
    7. 5.6 Internet Appliances
    8. 5.7 Embedded Systems and Legacy Devices
  16. Lesson 6 Network Configuration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Static versus Dynamic Addresses
    3. 6.2 Public versus Private Addresses
    4. 6.3 IPv4
    5. 6.4 Subnet Masks
    6. 6.5 Classful versus Classless IP Networks
    7. 6.6 IPv6
    8. 6.7 Client IP Settings
    9. 6.8 VLAN
  17. Lesson 7 Internet and Network Types
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Network Types
    3. 7.2 Cable Internet, DSL, and Fiber Optic Internet Services
    4. 7.3 Dial-up and ISDN
    5. 7.4 Satellite Internet
    6. 7.5 Line-of-sight Wireless Internet Services
  18. Lesson 8 Networking Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Twisted Pair Cabling and Testing Tools
    3. 8.2 Building Patch Cables
    4. 8.3 Loopback Plugs
    5. 8.4 Wi-Fi Analyzers
  19. Domain 3 Hardware
    1. Module introduction
  20. Lesson 1 Cable Types
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Twisted Pair Cable and Connectors
    3. 1.2 568A versus 568B
    4. 1.3 Coaxial and Fiber Optic Types and Connectors
    5. 1.4 Video Connections
    6. 1.5 Audio Connections
    7. 1.6 Multipurpose Connections
    8. 1.7 Hard Drive Cables
  21. Lesson 2 Adapter and Connector Types
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Adapters and Connectors Review
  22. Lesson 3 RAM
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 RAM Basics
    3. 3.2 DDR Types
    4. 3.3 RAM Upgrade Analysis
    5. 3.4 Calculating the Data Transfer Rate of RAM
    6. 3.5 RAM Features
    7. 3.6 SODIMMs
  23. Lesson 4 Storage Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Storage 101
    3. 4.2 SATA
    4. 4.3 Magnetic Hard Drives
    5. 4.4 Solid-State Drives
    6. 4.5 M.2 Installation
    7. 4.6 Hard Drive Capacity
    8. 4.7 Flash-based Drives
    9. 4.8 RAID Configurations
    10. 4.9 Optical Drives
  24. Lesson 5 CPUs, Motherboards, and Add-on Cards
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 CPU 101
    3. 5.2 Hyper-Threading, Multicore, and CPU Cache
    4. 5.3 Intel Versus AMD
    5. 5.4 TDP and Overclocking
    6. 5.5 Cooling
    7. 5.6 Form Factors
    8. 5.7 Motherboard Components and Connectors
    9. 5.8 The BIOS and Lithium Battery
    10. 5.9 Video Card Upgrade
  25. Lesson 6 Peripherals
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Input Devices
    3. 6.2 Output and Hybrid Devices
  26. Lesson 7 Power
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Power 101
    3. 7.2 Introduction to Power Supplies
    4. 7.3 Power Supply Connectors
    5. 7.4 Power Calculations
  27. Lesson 8 Custom PC Configurations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Design, Virtualization, and Gaming Workstations
    3. 8.2 Audio/Video Workstations
    4. 8.3 Thick Clients Versus Thin Clients
    5. 8.4 Network Attached Storage (NAS)
    6. 8.5 NAS Box RAID 1 Installation
  28. Lesson 9 Install Configure Common Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Basic Setup of a Laptop with Windows
    3. 9.2 Basic Setup of a Chromebook
  29. Lesson 10 SOHO Multifunction Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Device Sharing
    3. 10.2 Configuration Settings
  30. Lesson 11 Printers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Types of Printers Maintenance
    3. 11.2 The Laser Print Process
    4. 11.3 Virtual Printing
    5. 11.4 3D Printing
  31. Lesson 12 PC Build - 2015: Audio/Video Editing Machine
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 PC Build - 2015: The Motherboard
    3. 12.2 PC Build - 2015: The CPU
    4. 12.3 PC Build - 2015: The RAM
    5. 12.4 PC Build - 2015: Expansion Cards
    6. 12.5 PC Build - 2015: Power
    7. 12.6 PC Build - 2015: Storage
    8. 12.7 PC Build - 2015: Accessing the BIOS
    9. 12.8 PC Build - 2015: BIOS Component Information
    10. 12.9 PC Build - 2015: BIOS Configurations
    11. 12.1 PC Build - 2015: Diagnostics and Monitoring
    12. 12.11 PC Build - 2015: Flashing the BIOS
    13. 12.12 PC Build - 2015: Connecting Equipment
    14. 12.13 PC Build - 2015: The Monitors
    15. 12.14 PC Build - 2015: The Input Devices
  32. Lesson 13 PC Build - 2018: Virtualization Server
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 PC Build - 2018: Planning the Virtualization Server
    3. 13.2 PC Build - 2018: The Computer Build
    4. 13.3 PC Build - 2018: Configuring the BIOS and Wrap-up
  33. Domain 4 Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    1. Module introduction
  34. Lesson 1 Cloud Computing Concepts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS
    3. 1.2 Types of Clouds
    4. 1.3 Cloud Computing Concerns
  35. Lesson 2 Client-side Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Virtualization Basics
    3. 2.2 Hypervisor
    4. 2.3 Virtualization Software Part 1
    5. 2.4 Virtualization Software Part 2
    6. 2.5 CPU and RAM Analysis of Virtualization Host
  36. Domain 5 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
    1. Module introduction
  37. Lesson 1 Computer Troubleshooting 101
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Introduction to Troubleshooting
    3. 1.2 Computer Troubleshooting 101
    4. 1.3 Power Supply Tester
    5. 1.4 Multimeter and Voltage Tester
    6. 1.5 POST Devices
    7. 1.6 Loopback Plugs
  38. Lesson 2 Troubleshoot Motherboards, CPUs, RAM, and Power
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Troubleshooting Boot Issues
    3. 2.2 Troubleshooting other Common Desktop Symptoms
    4. 2.3 Troubleshooting CPUs and RAM
    5. 2.4 Troubleshooting Power Issues
  39. Lesson 3 Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Troubleshooting Hard Drives
    3. 3.2 Hard Drive Issues
    4. 3.3 Laptop HDD Recovery
    5. 3.4 BSOD
    6. 3.5 S.M.A.R.T. Analysis
    7. 3.6 RAID Errors
  40. Lesson 4 Troubleshoot Video Issues
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Video Troubleshooting Part 1
    3. 4.2 Video Troubleshooting Part 2
  41. Lesson 5 Troubleshoot Mobile Devices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 1
    3. 5.2 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 2
    4. 5.3 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 3
    5. 5.4 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues Part 4
    6. 5.5 Mobile Device Disassembling Processes
  42. Lesson 6 Troubleshoot Printers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 1
    3. 6.2 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 2
    4. 6.3 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 3
    5. 6.4 Troubleshooting Common Printer Issues Part 4
    6. 6.5 Printer Troubleshooting Tools
  43. Lesson 7 Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Network Problems
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Connectivity Problems
    3. 7.2 APIPA
    4. 7.3 IP Conflicts
    5. 7.4 Slow Transfer Speeds
    6. 7.5 Low RF Signal Problem
    7. 7.6 SSID Not Found Issue
  44. Summary
    1. CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001): Summary
  45. Appendix
    1. Appendix Overview
    2. 13.1 What is a Computer Network?
    3. 13.2 What are the Reasons for having a Computer Network?
    4. 13.3 Clients versus Servers
    5. 13.4 Network Topologies
    6. 13.5 Network Media
    7. 13.6 Bandwidth and Data Transfer Rate
    8. 14.1 Switches
    9. 14.6 More Network Devices
    10. 11.1 Server Roles
    11. 20.1 SODIMMs
    12. 25.2 Wireless Connections
    13. 19.5 SSH
    14. 5.2 Power Supply Specifications
    15. 10.1 Display Types
    16. 10.6 Brightness and Contrast
    17. 3.1 Types of RAM
    18. 27.5 More PC Tools
    19. 32.1 Hardware-based Network Troubleshooting Tools
    20. 32.2 Software-based Network Troubleshooting Tools

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001)
  • Author(s): David L. Prowse
  • Release date: November 2019
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0135305330