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The CompTIA A+ Certification - Accelerated Training for 1001/1002 course is a condensed 5-day course that is designed for students who want to learn the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. The course will help students prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations (exam numbers 220-1001 and 220-1002), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.
If you have limited or no IT experience it is recommended that you enroll in the full 5-day classes that prepare you for each exam, 220-1001 and 220-1002 separately. Here are links to the full versions of each of these courses:
CompTIA A+ Certification - Exam 220-1001 Core 1
CompTIA A+ Certification - Exam 220-1002 Core 2
Topics covered in the course include:
Target Student:This course is designed for students who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 220-1001 Certification Exam and the CompTIA A+ Core 2 220-1002 Certification Exam.
Exam Prep Software: All CompTIA classes offered include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, students will greatly improve Their chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time.
Exam Pass Guarantee: All of the CompTIA certification classes we sell come with an Exam Pass Guarantee from the training provider. To receive the exam voucher students will need to take the Practice Test provided, and achieve and 85% or better in Certification Mode, prior to the release of the exam voucher. The practice test is typically ordered the first day of class and emailed to each student. Once the student emails firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of the 85% or better, the exam voucher will be released to them within 24 hours. Should you fail on the first attempt, you will be provided a second voucher (up to 3 vouchers total per exam). However, should you decide to not take the practice exam or to take the exam without first achieving the 85% in certification mode, the Exam Pass is null and void. Please read through the: Exam Pass Guarantee for all the details.
Section 01 - IT Professional Soft Skills
Troubleshooting and Problem Identification
Problem Analysis and Potential Causes
Communication and Professionalism
Section 02 - Safety for You and Computer Components
Common IT Tools
Section 03 - System Component Overview
Processors and CPUs
Input and Output Devices
Section 04 - Understanding Motherboards
Front and Side Panels
Connectors and Ports
Section 05 - Understanding Processors
Intel and Non-Intel Chips
Additional Core Processors
Installing a Processor
Section 06 - Understanding Types of Memory
Understanding Types of Memory - RAM
Understanding Types of Memory - ROM
Error Checking Memory
Single- and Double-sided Memory
Installing and Upgrading Memory
Section 07 - Understanding BIOS and CMOS
BIOS and Upgrades
Speeds and Ports
Section 08 - Hard Drives and Storage Devices
Demo - Installing IDE Devices
Small Computer System Interface
Section 09 - Power Supplies and Voltage
Power Supply Uses
Section 10 - Ports, Cables, and Connectors
Cable Orientation and Cable Types
Male and Female Connections
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connections
Types of Adapters and Converters
USB Cables and Thunderbolt USB
Computer Power Cords
Section 11 - Input and Output Devices
Video Card Features
Installing Video Cards
Types of Displays
Section 12 - Managing Printers
Types of Printers
Dot Matrix Printers
Section 13 - Mobile Devices, Multimedia, and Laptop Computers
Improving Battery Performance
Standby and Sleep Modes
LCD Panel Displays
Keyboards and Keys
Section 14 - Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance Tools - Outside
Preventive Maintenance Tools - Inside
Section 15 - Troubleshooting Procedures
What to Look for
What to Look for - Drives and Processors
What to Look for - External Parts
Section 16 - Operating Systems
Big 3 - Windows, Linux, and Mac
Windows 10 Overview
Operating System Versions
Choosing a Filesystem
Tools and Configuration Utilities
Security and Maintenance
Installation and Upgrades for Windows
Section 17 - Managing Files
Common Executable File Extensions
Common Application File Extensions
Common Compression File Extensions
Common System File Extensions
Graphic File Extensions
Section 18 - Applications Utility, Troubleshooting, and Optimization
Installing, Removing, and Repairing Applications
Windows Compatibility Modes
Optimizing the Windows Environment
System Configuration Utility
Section 19 - Configuring Device Drivers
Changing Device Settings
Removing Device Drivers
Section 20 - Networking and Wireless Connections
Ways to Network a Computer
Installing a Network Adapter
Section 21 - Recovering Systems and Disaster Recovery
Booting into Safe Mode
Backup and Restore
Section 22 - Cloud Computing
Benefits and Risks
Cloud Computing Technologies
Section 23 - Security Fundamentals
Types of Attackers
Types of Attacks
Please check the course description to find prerequisite information.
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