Pearson: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Labs

Gain hands-on expertise in the CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 exams with the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 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+ 901 and 902 performance-based labs provides expertise in assembling and maintaining devices and PCs by giving real-world experiences of all the aspects of security, handling windows operating systems, networking, hardware, and many more.

Here's what you will get

The 220-901 and 220-902 exams are part of CompTIA's A+ certification. This exam improves your technical as well as managing skills. The exam provides knowledge required to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have to interact with the customers directly, 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?

CompTIA recommends the following:

  • 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field
What is the exam registration fee? USD 211
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 passing score?
  • CompTIA A+ 220-901: 675
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902: 700

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the A+ certification exam, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  1. 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.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 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 A-plus-901-902-lab, 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 you will learn

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Understanding file sizes sequence
  • Identifying computer parts
  • Inserting a CD in a laptop
  • Identifying a port
  • Identifying computer components
  • Exploring installed hardware
  • Identifying input and output devices
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Understanding USB versions
  • Identifying video card ports
  • Modifying touchpad settings
  • Identifying D-shell connectors
  • Identifying desktop PC ports
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Identifying components of a motherboard chipset
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Understanding CPU removal procedure
  • Identifying processor families
  • Installing a processor
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Installing motherboard components
  • Providing cooling and ventilation to a motherboard
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying a CPU socket
  • Installing a PCI sound card
  • Removing a damaged network card
  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Describing boot files
  • Identifying device manager error codes
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express card (2.0 x4)
  • Installing firewire cards
  • Viewing system properties
  • Viewing interrupts for integrated ports
  • Viewing the Generic USB Hub properties
  • Changing the CMOS battery
  • Clearing the CMOS settings
  • Viewing memory addresses
  • Enabling external USB ports
  • Installing laptop components
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • Setting up a surge protected computer system
  • Configuring the UPS
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Assembling computer components
  • Using a UPS to power computer components and ensure network connectivity
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing memory modules
  • Configuring the virtual memory size
  • Installing a floppy disk drive
  • Identifying RAID BIOS configuration settings
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Formatting a pen drive
  • Inserting a pen drive into the USB port
  • Performing disk cleanup
  • Cleaning up the hard disk drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Examining the hard drive
  • Inserting components of a computer
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Identifying I/O ports of a motherboard
  • Identifying sound ports
  • Identifying features of scanner file formats
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Identifying sound card driver version
  • Copying files to a disc
  • Installing an optical drive and PCI sound card
  • Identifying video features
  • Changing the color of the desktop
  • Changing the system's screen saver
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Verifying properties of keyboards, disk drives, and network adapters
  • Connecting a monitor and headset to a computer
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop
  • Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
  • Describing error codes
  • Configuring printer memory
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Identifying printer connectors
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Calibrating the printing device
  • Installing a printer
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Identifying symptoms of problems with the mobile OS
  • Configuring email in Android
  • Setting up a VPN in Android
  • Turning on personal hotspot of an iPhone
  • Disabling cellular data on an iPhone
  • Downloading Instagram from the App Store.
  • Downloading Instagram from the Google Play Store
  • Activating Google Now
  • Identifying USB cables of devices
  • Viewing the iOS version
  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Replacing the battery of a smartphone and inserting a memory card
  • Viewing the version of an Android smartphone
  • Locking an iPhone with a password
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Understanding Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Identifying computer troubleshooting steps
  • Comparing desktop and laptop components
  • Identifying features of a laptop and tablet
  • Investigating startup processes
  • Running Microsoft Security Essentials and removing infected files
  • Identifying network connectors
  • Connecting the cable modem to access internet
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Connecting a new workstation to the Internet
  • Preparing for a video conference on Skype
  • Understanding Wibro
  • Understanding QoS levels
  • Understanding network card properties
  • Configuring the TCP/IP values
  • Identifying network cabling tools
  • Describing 802.11 modulation techniques
  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Identifying key steps to plan a network
  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Understanding advantages and disadvantages of topologies
  • Describing network functions
  • Troubleshooting the Wi-Fi connection issues
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers
  • Identifying network types
  • Identifying the purpose of OSI layers
  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Connecting a remote desktop
  • Connecting a star topology
  • Identifying types of a cable
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Connecting a router to the laptop
  • Installing a NIC
  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a firewall router
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Creating a homegroup
  • Connecting to a remote desktop
  • Running different parameters of the chkdsk command
  • Changing the time zone
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Understanding elements of a notepad window
  • Viewing the paging file information
  • Examining file permissions
  • Auto-hiding the taskbar
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Running different parameters of the net share command
  • Renewing an IP address
  • Identifying file extension purposes
  • Encrypting a folder
  • Viewing free disk space and file system type
  • Changing the visibility of a folder
  • Listing files and folders
  • Listing the computer's drive letters
  • Viewing information related to the network adapter
  • Sharing a folder with another user
  • Creating, renaming, and deleting a file
  • Changing the startup type of a service utility to automatic
  • Hiding a folder
  • Labeling the Start menu of Windows 8
  • Showing hidden and system-protected files
  • Viewing the status of a disk
  • Mounting a drive to a folder
  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming
  • Running Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7
  • Exploring installed applications
  • Customizing user account notification settings
  • Running power troubleshooter
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Configuring password policies
  • Installing Windows 7 using VMware
  • Changing a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Viewing processes details in the task manager
  • Viewing sound card driver version
  • Configuring Performance Monitor
  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Setting automatic Windows update
  • Creating a user account and a user group
  • Creating backup and restoring registry
  • Creating a backup of a local disk
  • Setting the account with a password
  • Customizing notification area icons
  • Configuring system in the event of a BSOD
  • Configuring notification settings
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Adding hardware to a Windows PC
  • Creating a restore point
  • Rolling back a device driver
  • Creating a bootable VHD using Disk Management
  • Understanding Linux commands
  • Working with local Ethernet connection
  • Modifying the ownership of a file
  • Listing files and directories
  • Verifying the working directory
  • Creating and listing directories
  • Listing files of the current directory
  • Identifying tools used in Mac OS and Linux
  • Obtaining file listings
  • Performing a text search
  • Changing the file access and modification time
  • Counting the words of a file
  • Understanding email protocols
  • Configuring Windows 7 to use a proxy server
  • Using Google's cloud services
  • Configuring settings to allow pop-ups
  • Configuring BitLocker for an identification field
  • Disabling the guest account
  • Describing types of viruses
  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Understanding the BIOS security options
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security
  • Recording the system failure event
  • Securing a system from an unauthorized login
  • Viewing security center service properties
  • Configuring success and failure audit events
  • Encrypting flash drive with BitLocker
  • Enabling auditing of files, folders, and printers
  • Configuring password policy
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Turning on system protection
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication
  • Understanding personal safety while moving equipment
  • Preparing a system for upgrade
  • Starting the print spooler service
  • Running Windows Program Compatibility troubleshooter
  • Using Windows troubleshooter tools
  • Troubleshooting a USB printer
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Pearson: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Labs
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