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CompTIA A+ Study Guide: Exam 220-1001

ISBN : 9781644590768

Gain hands-on experience to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification exam with CompTIA A+ Study Guide: Exam 220-1001. The lab delivers a hands-on experience with minimal risk replacing expensive physical labs. Interactive chapters provide complete coverage of the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 exam objectives and help you learn to install and support Windows OS including command line & client support, troubleshoot device and network issues, and so on.

CompTIA A+ certification is a vendor-neutral industry-supported credential targeted at IT professionals. CompTIA Core Series 220-1001 and 220-1002 is an updated version of 901 and 902 exams. To earn the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification candidates need to pass both the 200-1001 and 220-1002 exams. The 220-1001 exam validates expertise to work with mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization, and cloud computing.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? CompTIA recommends 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 219
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops, 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 exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the A+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
  • 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.
  • 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 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA A+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, 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 220-1001, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Help Desk Tier 2 Support
  • What Is A+ Certification?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • The CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives
  • A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-1001
  • Understanding Motherboards
  • Understanding Processors
  • Understanding Memory
  • Understanding Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Understanding Storage Devices
  • Understanding Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Cables and Connectors
  • Understanding Uses of Peripheral Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exploring Custom Configurations
  • Thin Clients
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Maintaining Printers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Wireless Networking Technologies
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Network Services
  • Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Working with Laptops
  • Input Devices
  • Internal Expansion
  • Laptop Displays
  • External Peripherals
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Network Connectivity and Email
  • Configuring Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Using the Troubleshooting Best Practice Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Storage and Video Problems
  • Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues
  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems
  • Troubleshooting Networking Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Installing a PCI Sound Card
  • Identifying a PCI-Bus Slot
  • Assembling Computer Components
  • Installing Motherboard Components
  • Providing Cooling and Ventilation to a Motherboard
  • Identifying a CPU Socket
  • Installing a processor
  • Enabling Hardware Virtualization
  • Accessing BIOS Setup in Windows 10
  • Viewing the Processor Information
  • Disabling a Device Driver 
  • Enabling a Device Driver
  • Setting Up a Boot Device Priority
  • Verifying RAM Usage
  • Installing Memory Modules
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (2.0 x4)
  • Installing an Optical Drive and a PCI Sound Card
  • Installing Firewire Cards
  • Installing Expansion Cards on a Motherboard
  • Installing a NIC
  • Creating a Swap Partition
  • Connecting the Motherboard to the Internal Hard Drive
  • Inserting a CD on a Laptop
  • Copying Files to a Disc Using File Explorer
  • Inserting a Pen Drive into the USB Port
  • Removing a Pen Drive from a Computer
  • Installing SMPS and Connecting it to the Motherboard
  • Replacing the Power Supply
  • Replacing the Battery of a Smartphone and Inserting a Memory Card
  • Supplying Power to a SATA Drive
  • Connecting a USB Printer to a Computer
  • Connecting the Hub with Different Devices Using USB Cables
  • Adding a Keyboard Layout
  • Configuring Mouse Settings
  • Connecting Speakers to a Computer
  • Inserting Ink Cartridges into a Printer
  • Installing a Printer
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Port Security on an Access Port
  • Examining an Intrusion Detection Policy
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Connecting a Router to the Laptop
  • Connecting the Cable Modem to Access Internet
  • Configuring SSH in a Router
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Configuring an IPv4 address
  • Configuring an IPv6 address
  • Installing a DHCP Server
  • Assigning Different Classes of IP Address
  • Connecting a Workstation to the LAN and Configuring IPv4 Properties
  • Scanning using Wireshark
  • Using OneDrive
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 10 
  • Installing Laptop Components
  • Removing an Account in Android
  • Configuring an Email in Android
  • Viewing the iOS Version of an iPhone
  • Setting Up a VPN in Android
  • Turning on Airplane Mode of an iPhone
  • Configuring Screen Resolution Setting
  • Changing the Resolution Setting
  • Configuring a Power Plan