A+ 901 & 902 Labs : CompTIA A+ 901 & 902 Labs

CompTIA A+ 901 & 902 Labs
ISBN : 978-1-61691-749-4
Start your preparation for CompTIA A+ certification exam by CompTIA A+ 901 & 902 performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA A+ 901 & 902 performance-based labs cover all the objectives of 220-901 & 220-902 exams and provides the technical knowledge required to install, configure, and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users; properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues; assemble components based on customer requirements; provide appropriate customer support; apply troubleshooting skills; and understand the basics of networking and security/forensics.


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Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
Video tutorials

Hands on Activities

Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Identifying components of a motherboard chipset
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Understanding the BIOS security options
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express card (2.0 x4)
  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Installing motherboard components
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Installing a processor
  • Identifying computer components
  • Identifying computer parts
  • Identifying a CPU socket
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Installing memory modules
  • Providing cooling and ventilation to a motherboard
  • Identifying computer cooling systems

Storage Devices and Power Supplies

  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Inserting a pen drive into the USB port
  • Formatting a pen drive
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors

Peripherals and Expansion

  • Installing an optical drive and PCI sound card
  • Installing firewire cards
  • Installing a PCI sound card
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Identifying video card ports
  • Understanding USB versions
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying I/O ports of a motherboard
  • Identifying desktop PC ports
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Identifying input and output devices

Display Devices

  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop
  • Extending monitor displays

Custom Configurations

  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming

Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding advantages and disadvantages of topologies
  • Identifying the purpose of OSI layers
  • Connecting a star topology
  • Identifying network types
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying types of a cable
  • Identifying network connectors

Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers
  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers

Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Describing 802.11 modulation techniques
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Identifying key steps to plan a network
  • Understanding QoS levels
  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Installing a NIC

Understanding Laptops

  • Comparing desktop and laptop
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Identifying a port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Installing laptop components

Understanding Mobile Devices

  • Identifying USB cables of devices

Installing and Configuring Printers

  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Installing a printer
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution
  • Installing memory into a laser printer

Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Describing error codes
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Running different parameters of the net share command
  • Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
  • Renewing an IP address
  • Identifying network cabling tools

Operating System Basics

  • Auto-hiding the taskbar
  • Examining file permissions
  • Understanding elements of a notepad window
  • Viewing the paging file information
  • Changing the system's screen saver
  • Labeling the Start menu of Windows 8
  • Creating a virtual PC machine

Operating System Administration

  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Changing the time zone
  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Configuring Performance Monitor
  • Viewing sound card driver version
  • Viewing processes details in the task manager
  • Running different parameters of the chkdsk command
  • Creating a backup of a local disk
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk

Working with Windows 8/8.1

  • Installing Windows 8
  • Describing boot files

Working with Windows 7

  • Installing Windows 7 using VMware
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Configuring password policies
  • Creating a homegroup
  • Connecting to a remote desktop
  • Running power troubleshooter
  • Understanding network card properties
  • Configuring the TCP/IP values
  • Exploring installed applications
  • Customizing user account notification settings

Working with Windows Vista

Working with Mac OS and Linux

  • Identifying tools used in Mac OS and Linux
  • Understanding Linux commands
  • Working with local Ethernet connection
  • Modifying ownership of a file
  • Listing files/directories
  • Verifying the working directory
  • Creating and listing directories
  • Listing files of the current directory


  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Describing types of viruses
  • Disabling the guest account
  • Configuring BitLocker for an identification field
  • Locking an iPhone with a password
  • Configuring settings to allow pop-ups

Network Services, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization

  • Understanding email protocols
  • Configuring Windows 7 to use a proxy server
  • Using Google's cloud services
  • Enabling hardware virtualization

Mobile Operating Systems and Connectivity

  • Downloading Instagram from the App Store
  • Downloading Instagram from the Google Play Store
  • Activating Google Now
  • Configuring email in Android
  • Setting up a VPN in Android
  • Turning on personal hotspot of an iPhone
  • Disabling cellular data on an iPhone
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Viewing the iOS version

Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security

  • Configuring system in the event of a BSOD
  • Running Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7
  • Cleaning up the hard disk drive
  • Running Microsoft Security Essentials and removing infected files
  • Identifying symptoms of problems with the mobile OS

Understanding Operational Procedures

  • Understanding personal safety while moving equipment
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication

Exam Information

The 220-901 and 220-902 exams are a part of CompTIA's A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ course can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official pre-requisites for the CompTIA A+ certification, CompTIA recommends that candidates should have a minimum of 12 months of hands-on experience in lab or field work.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 205 per exam





Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance-based
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains The exam contains 90 questions. questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90  minutes
What is the passing score?
  • CompTIA A+ 220-901: 675
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902: 700

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

CompTIA A+ examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a Candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 220-901-220-902-lab, click here.

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