220-901 & 220-902 : CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide (Course & Labs)

220-901-220-902-complete
CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-630-5

Be a CompTIA A+ exam certified with CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide and 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+ Complete Study Guide covers 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.

Here's what will you get

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.

Lessons
26+
Exercises
460+
Quizzes
217+
Flashcards
335+
Glossary of terms
335+
Pre-assessment Questions
180+
Full Length Tests
6+
Post-Assessment Questions
97+
Performance based lab
150+
Video tutorials
89+
Minutes
51+
live lab
29+
Video tutorials
89+
Minutes
51+

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
142+
Hours
15:07+
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? USD 205  per exam.
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Performance-based and multiple choice 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?

To pass CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam, you have to score at least 675 out of 900; and for CompTIA A+ 220-902 you require a passing score of 700 out of 900.

Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 220-901-220-902-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • IT Support Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist

Here's what will you learn

  • 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
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Display Types and Settings
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Standard Thick Clients
  • Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
  • Audio/Video Editing Workstations
  • Virtualization Workstations
  • Gaming PCs
  • Home Theater PCs
  • Thin Clients
  • Home Server PCs
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Laptop Architecture
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices, Printers, and Networking
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Going Virtual
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Interacting with Operating Systems
  • Administrative Tools
  • Disk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows Editions
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Boot Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows 7 Editions
  • Installing Windows 7
  • The Windows 7 Boot Sequences
  • Windows 7 Features
  • Windows 7 Administrative Tools
  • Unique Control Panel Utilities
  • Networking and Windows 7
  • Windows 7 System Performance and Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows Vista Editions
  • Installing Windows Vista
  • The Windows Vista Boot Sequences
  • Windows Vista Features
  • Windows Vista Administrative Tools
  • Distinctive Utilities
  • Networking and Windows Vista
  • Vista System Performance and Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Best Practices
  • Tools
  • Features
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Common Prevention Methods
  • Common Security Threats
  • Workstation Security Best Practices
  • Working with Windows OS Security Settings
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Destruction and Disposal Methods
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wireless)
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wired)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Network Services
  • Understanding Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Mobile Operating Systems
  • Network Connectivity and Email
  • Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
  • Troubleshooting Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Videos: 220-901
  • Videos: 220-902

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • 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 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
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Providing cooling and ventilation to a motherboard
  • Formatting a pen drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Inserting a pen drive into the USB port
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • 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
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop
  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming
  • 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
  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers
  • Describing 802.11 modulation techniques
  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Understanding QoS levels
  • Identifying key steps to plan a network
  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Installing a NIC
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Comparing desktop and laptop
  • Identifying a port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Installing laptop components
  • Identifying USB cables of devices
  • Installing a printer
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Installing memory into a laser printer
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution
  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Running different parameters of the net share command
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Renewing an IP address
  • Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
  • Describing error codes
  • Identifying network cabling tools
  • Understanding elements of a notepad window
  • Examining file permissions
  • Changing the system's screen saver
  • Viewing the paging file information
  • Auto-hiding the taskbar
  • Labeling the Start menu of Windows 8
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Changing the time zone
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Running different parameters of the chkdsk command
  • Configuring Performance Monitor
  • Viewing processes details in the task manager
  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Viewing sound card driver version
  • Creating a backup of a local disk
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Describing boot files
  • Installing Windows 7 using VMware
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs
  • Configuring password policies
  • Creating a homegroup
  • Connecting to a remote desktop
  • Running power troubleshooter
  • Configuring the TCP/IP values
  • Understanding network card properties
  • Exploring installed applications
  • Customizing user account notification settings
  • Identifying tools used in Mac OS and Linux
  • Working with local Ethernet connection
  • Listing files/directories
  • Understanding Linux commands
  • Verifying the working directory
  • Modifying ownership of a file
  • 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
  • Configuring Windows 7 to use a proxy server
  • Understanding email protocols
  • Using Google's cloud services
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Activating Google Now
  • Downloading Instagram from the Google Play Store
  • Downloading Instagram from the App Store
  • Configuring email in Android
  • Disabling cellular data on an iPhone
  • Turning on personal hotspot of an iPhone
  • Setting up a VPN in Android
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Viewing the iOS version
  • Cleaning up the hard disk drive
  • Configuring system in the event of a BSOD
  • Running Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7
  • Running Microsoft Security Essentials and removing infected files
  • Identifying symptoms of problems with the mobile OS
  • Understanding personal safety while moving equipment
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication

Hands on Activities (Live Labs)

  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • 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 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
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Providing cooling and ventilation to a motherboard
  • Formatting a pen drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Inserting a pen drive into the USB port
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • 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
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop
  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming
  • 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
  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers
  • Describing 802.11 modulation techniques
  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Understanding QoS levels
  • Identifying key steps to plan a network
  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Installing a NIC
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Comparing desktop and laptop
  • Identifying a port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Installing laptop components
  • Identifying USB cables of devices
  • Installing a printer
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Installing memory into a laser printer
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution
  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Running different parameters of the net share command
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Renewing an IP address
  • Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
  • Describing error codes
  • Identifying network cabling tools
  • Understanding elements of a notepad window
  • Examining file permissions
  • Changing the system's screen saver
  • Viewing the paging file information
  • Auto-hiding the taskbar
  • Labeling the Start menu of Windows 8
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Changing the time zone
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Running different parameters of the chkdsk command
  • Configuring Performance Monitor
  • Viewing processes details in the task manager
  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Viewing sound card driver version
  • Creating a backup of a local disk
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Describing boot files
  • Installing Windows 7 using VMware
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs
  • Configuring password policies
  • Creating a homegroup
  • Connecting to a remote desktop
  • Running power troubleshooter
  • Configuring the TCP/IP values
  • Understanding network card properties
  • Exploring installed applications
  • Customizing user account notification settings
  • Identifying tools used in Mac OS and Linux
  • Working with local Ethernet connection
  • Listing files/directories
  • Understanding Linux commands
  • Verifying the working directory
  • Modifying ownership of a file
  • 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
  • Configuring Windows 7 to use a proxy server
  • Understanding email protocols
  • Using Google's cloud services
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Activating Google Now
  • Downloading Instagram from the Google Play Store
  • Downloading Instagram from the App Store
  • Configuring email in Android
  • Disabling cellular data on an iPhone
  • Turning on personal hotspot of an iPhone
  • Setting up a VPN in Android
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Viewing the iOS version
  • Cleaning up the hard disk drive
  • Configuring system in the event of a BSOD
  • Running Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7
  • Running Microsoft Security Essentials and removing infected files
  • Identifying symptoms of problems with the mobile OS
  • Understanding personal safety while moving equipment
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication
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