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CompTIA A+ Study Guide: Exam 220-1002

ISBN : 9781644590775

Gain the skills and expertise required to pass CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exam with the CompTIA A+ Study Guide: Exam 220-1002, 4th Edition course and lab. The lab is versatile and delivers a hands-on experience, replacing expensive physical labs. The course and lab offer a hands-on learning experience in areas such as operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, operational procedures, and so on.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam is an internationally acknowledged industry standard for establishing an IT career. CompTIA A+ Core Series 220-1001 and 220-1002 is the latest updated version of 901 and 902 exams. It is required for the candidates to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams to earn CompTIA A+ Core Series certification. The 220-1002 exam validates candidates' expertise in installing and configuring operating systems, expanding security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.

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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 220-1002, 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
  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Interacting with Operating Systems
  • Administrative Tools
  • Disk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Introduction to Windows 10
  • Installing Windows 10
  • Booting the Windows 10 Operating System
  • Windows Applications
  • Networking in Windows 10
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows Editions
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Boot Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Windows 7 Editions
  • Installing Windows 7
  • Booting the Windows 7 Operating System
  • Windows 7 Features
  • Windows 7 Administrative Tools
  • Windows 7 Control Panel Utilities
  • Networking and Windows 7
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Best Practices
  • Tools
  • Features
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Scripting
  • Remote Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Logical Security
  • Network Policies
  • Common Security Threats
  • Common Software Threats
  • Mitigating Software Threats
  • Destruction and Disposal Methods
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wireless)
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wired)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Workstation Security Best Practices
  • Working with Windows OS Security Settings
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Best Practices for Malware Removal
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Documentation and Change Management
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Adding an MMC snap-in
  • Displaying Windows PowerShell snap-ins
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Using Cortana
  • Enabling BranchCache
  • Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Using Windows Event Viewer
  • Disabling a Service
  • Configuring Computer Management Services
  • Using MSConfig
  • Using Task Manager to Start an Application
  • Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  • Setting Automatic Windows Update
  • Creating a Loop in PowerShell
  • Creating and Running a ps1 File
  • Working with Variables
  • Executing the Basic Commands through a ps1 File
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Using cmd Commands
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Using the nbtstat command
  • Using the netstat Command
  • Using the nslookup Command
  • Using the ping Command
  • Tracing Route Using Tracert
  • Mounting a Drive to a Folder
  • Managing NTFS Permissions
  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
  • Viewing the Status of a Disk
  • Editing a Drive Letter
  • Displaying Windows Versions
  • Joining Workgroups or Domains
  • Changing Network Locations
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Sharing a Printer
  • Sharing Folders
  • Using the net Command
  • Creating a Dial-up Connection
  • Connecting to a Server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a Remote Access VPN Connection
  • Configuring a Proxy Server
  • Using Basic Linux Commands
  • Listing Files and Directories
  • Verifying the Working Directory
  • Listing Files of the Current Directory
  • Performing a Text Search
  • Using a Symmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Using an Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Identifying Current Virus Threats
  • Reviewing the Top 10 OWASP Attacks
  • Conducting a Dos Attack using Smurf Attack 
  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Conducting IP Spoofing  
  • Using Windows Security
  • Stopping Permissions Inheritance
  • Propagating Permissions
  • Removing a Credential
  • Configuring an Audit Group Policy
  • Configuring an Account Password Policy
  • Disabling AutoPlay
  • Configuring Screensavers
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Creating a New User
  • Using BitLocker 
  • Locking an iPhone with a Password
  • Backing up Files
  • Restoring Files
  • Setting Up a Surge Protected Computer System
  • Using a UPS to Power the Computer Components and Ensure the Network Connectivity