220-801 - A+ 2012 Exam 1

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220-801 - A+ 2012 Exam 1

Lessons

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Exercises, Flashcards, Quizzes & Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts while Glossary defines the key terms.

220+
Exercise Questions
136+
Quizzes
135+
Flashcards
582+
Glossary of terms
11+
Lessons
Videos and How To..

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13+
Videos
02:49+
Hours

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Identifying Components of Motherboards
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies

  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 3: Peripherals and Expansion

  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Multimedia Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Questions
  • Answers to Performance-Based Questions

Lesson 4: Display Devices

  • Understanding Display Types and Settings
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 5: Custom Configurations

  • Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
  • Audio/Video Editing Workstations
  • Virtualization Workstations
  • Gaming PCs
  • Home Theater PCs
  • Standard Thick Clients
  • Thin Clients
  • Home Server PCs
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 6: Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 7: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 9: Understanding Laptops

  • Understanding Laptop Architecture
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Printers

  • Understanding Printer Types and Processes
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Lesson 11: Understanding Operational Procedures

  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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50+
Pre-assessments Questions
6+
Full Length Tests
100+
Post-Assessments Questions

Features

Full Remediation

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Unlimited Practice

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Learn, Test and Review Mode

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Exam Information

CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA A+ course is the first step in your preparation. The 220-801 exam is part of CompTIA's CompTIA A+ certification. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in technical support, field service, and IT support.

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 prerequisites for the 220-801 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have six to twelve months of hands-on experience in lab or field work.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 194

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The 220-801 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?
675

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

CompTIA A+ 220-801 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.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA A+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 220-801 exam, click here.

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