LO-220-901 : LO CompTIA A+ : (Exam 220-901)

LO CompTIA A+ : (Exam 220-901)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-858-3

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exam by CompTIA A+ 220-901 course 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. The course focuses on all the objectives covered in the 220-901 exam and includes topics such as hardware fundamentals, networking fundamentals, supporting display devices, managing system components and much more.


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Hardware Fundamentals

  • Identifying computer components
  • Installing motherboard components
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Identifying mobile devices
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying I/O ports of a motherboard

Networking Fundamentals

  • Identifying network components

Supporting Display Devices

  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Configuring screen resolution

Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components

  • Modifying touchpad settings
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Connecting a monitor and headset to a computer
  • Installing firewire cards
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Installing a PCI sound card

Managing System Components

  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Installing a processor
  • Clearing the CMOS settings
  • Changing the CMOS battery
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express card (2.0 x4)
  • Identifying a CPU socket
  • Assembling computer components
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive

Managing Data Storage

  • Installing memory modules
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Enabling hardware virtualization

Customized Client Environments

Networking Technologies

  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying types of a cable
  • Removing a damaged network card
  • Connecting the cable Internet access for your network
  • Installing a NIC
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Identifying network cabling tools

Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities

  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a router

Supporting Mobile Digital Devices

  • Identifying a port
  • Installing laptop components

Supporting Printers and Multifunction Devices

  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Sharing a printer

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901

Appendix B: A+ Command Reference

Video Tutorials: 220-901


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Exam Information

CompTIA A+ exam is globally recognized, vendor-neutral exam designed for IT professionals. The 220-901 exam is a part of CompTIA's A+ certification. 220-901 exam covers network connectivity issues, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and PC hardware and peripherals.

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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 format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance-based
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?

(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.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Hardware Fundamentals

  • TOPIC A: Personal Computer Components
  • TOPIC B: Storage Devices
  • TOPIC C: Mobile Digital Devices
  • TOPIC D: Connection Interfaces
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Networking Fundamentals

  • TOPIC A: Network Types
  • TOPIC B: Network Components
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Supporting Display Devices

  • TOPIC A: Install Display Devices
  • TOPIC B: Configure Display Devices
  • TOPIC C: Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components

  • TOPIC A: Install and Configure Input Devices
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure Output Devices
  • TOPIC C: Install and Configure Input/Output Devices
  • TOPIC D: Install and Configure Expansion Cards
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Managing System Components

  • TOPIC A: Identify Motherboard Components and Features
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure CPUs and Cooling Systems
  • TOPIC C: Install Power Supplies
  • TOPIC D: Troubleshoot System Components
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Managing Data Storage

  • TOPIC A: Identify RAM Types and Features
  • TOPIC B: Troubleshoot RAM Issues
  • TOPIC C: Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • TOPIC D: Configure the System Firmware
  • TOPIC E: Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Customized Client Environments

  • TOPIC A: Types of Common Business Clients
  • TOPIC B: Custom Client Environments
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Networking Technologies

  • TOPIC A: TCP/IP Properties and Characteristics
  • TOPIC C: Internet Connections
  • TOPIC D: Ports and Protocols
  • TOPIC E: Networking Tools
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities

  • TOPIC A: Configure Network Perimeters
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  • TOPIC C: Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Supporting Mobile Digital Devices

  • TOPIC A: Install and Configure Exterior Laptop Components
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure Interior Laptop Components
  • TOPIC C: Other Mobile Devices
  • TOPIC D: Mobile Device Accessories and Ports
  • TOPIC E: Troubleshoot Mobile Device Hardware
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Supporting Printers and Multifunction Devices

  • TOPIC A: Printer and Multifunction Technologies
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure Printers
  • TOPIC C: Maintain Printers
  • TOPIC D: Troubleshoot Printers
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901

Lesson 13: Appendix B: A+ Command Reference

Lesson 14: Video Tutorials: 220-901

  • About the Exam
  • Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Storage Devices
  • Peripherals and Expansions
  • Understanding Laptops and Mobile Devices
  • TCP/IP and Networking Fundamentals
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  • Conclusion

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