CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-801 and 220-802)

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Gain hands-on experience in CompTIA A+ 2012 certification exam by CompTIA A+ Certification Comprehensive Exams 220-801 and 220-802 course. CompTIA A+ exam is globally recognized, vendor-neutral exam designed for IT professionals to install and configure mobile devices and networking as well as safety procedures and prohibited content. CompTIA A+ 220-801, 220-802 exam covers the expertise and technical knowledge required to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of the basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

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CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-801 and 220-802)
ISBN : 9781616915384

Here's what you will get

The 220-801 and 220-802 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.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites for the CompTIA A+ exams, 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
Where do I take the exam? The 220-801 and 220-802 exams are administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
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?
  • CompTIA A+ 220-801: 675
  • CompTIA A+ 220-802: 700

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

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

  • In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CompTIA certification examination, 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 a_plus_LO, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist

Here's what you will learn

  • TOPIC A: Computer System Components
  • TOPIC B: Storage Devices
  • TOPIC C: Device Connections and Interfaces
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Personal Computer Operating Systems
  • TOPIC B: Windows Control Panel Utilities
  • TOPIC C: Command Line Tools
  • TOPIC D: Windows Security Settings
  • TOPIC E: Windows Operating System Tools
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Basic Maintenance Tools and Techniques
  • TOPIC B: Electrical Safety
  • TOPIC C: Environmental Safety and Materials Handling
  • TOPIC D: Professionalism and Communication
  • Lesson Summary
  • TOPIC A: Install and Configure Display Devices
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure Input Devices
  • TOPIC C: Install and Configure Expansion Cards
  • TOPIC D: Install and Configure Multimedia Devices
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Motherboards
  • TOPIC B: CPUs and Cooling Systems
  • TOPIC C: Select and Install Power Supplies
  • TOPIC D: RAM Types and Features
  • TOPIC E: Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • TOPIC F: Configure the System BIOS
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Implement Virtualization
  • TOPIC B: Install Microsoft Windows
  • TOPIC C: Windows Upgrades
  • TOPIC D: Windows Optimization and Preventive Maintenance
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Standard Clients
  • TOPIC B: Custom Client Environments
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Physical Network Connections
  • TOPIC C: Network Connectivity
  • TOPIC D: Ports and Protocols
  • TOPIC E: Set Up and Configure Windows Networking
  • TOPIC F: Networking Tools
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  • TOPIC B: SOHO Network Security
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Laptop Hardware and Components
  • TOPIC B: Install and Configure Laptop Hardware Components
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Mobile Device Technologies
  • TOPIC B: Configure Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Printer Technologies
  • TOPIC B: Install, Configure, and Maintain Printers
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Security Fundamentals
  • TOPIC B: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC C: Security Protection Measures
  • TOPIC D: Workstation Security
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Troubleshooting Theory
  • TOPIC B: Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices
  • TOPIC C: Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
  • TOPIC D: Troubleshoot System Components
  • TOPIC E: Troubleshoot Laptops
  • TOPIC F: Troubleshoot Printers
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Troubleshoot Operating Systems
  • TOPIC B: Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks
  • TOPIC C: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® A+® Exam 220-801
  • Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® A+® Exam 220-802
  • CompTIA A+ Acronyms
  • A Brief History of Personal Computers