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Comprehensive Computer Technician (CompTIA A+ 220-1001/1002)

ISBN : 9781644590423

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams with the CompTIA A+ course and lab. The lab provides a virtual environment for users to explore and learn. Interactive chapters comprehensively cover the CompTIA A+ certification exam objectives and provide expertise to work with mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and more.

The CompTIA A+ exam is a globally recognized industry standard for establishing an IT career. TheCompTIA A+ Core Series 220-1001 exam and 220-1002 exam cover expanded content on growing IT support role including expanded baseline security topics. The certification provides a different approach to define competency in operational procedures including basic disaster prevention, recovery, and scripting basics; and a greater dependency on networking and device connectivity.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? There are no prerequisite CompTIA A+ certification. However, CompTIA recommends 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 219 per exam
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drop, 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?
  • 220- 1001: 675
  • 220-1002: 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+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  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 220-1001-220-1002, click here.
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  • Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Help Desk Tier 2 Support
  • Module A: Troubleshooting theory
  • Module B: Safety
  • Module C: Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Module A: Motherboards
  • Module B: CPUs
  • Summary
  • Module A: Power supply connectors
  • Module B: Power supply installation
  • Module C: Power supply troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Read-only memory
  • Module B: Random access memory
  • Summary
  • Module A: Expansion interfaces
  • Module B: Expansion card installation
  • Module C: Connectors and cables
  • Summary
  • Module A: Disk drives
  • Module B: RAID storage
  • Module C: Optical drives
  • Module D: Other storage methods
  • Summary
  • Module A: Input devices
  • Module B: Output devices
  • Module C: Dual input-output devices
  • Summary
  • Module A: Display technologies
  • Module B: Display management
  • Summary
  • Module A: Windows versions and features
  • Module B: Non-Windows operating systems
  • Module C: Operating system installation and upgrades
  • Module D: Applications and scripting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Operating system features and tools
  • Module B: Control Panel utilities
  • Module C: Command-line tools
  • Module D: Troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Classifying networks
  • Module B: Network devices
  • Module C: Internet connections
  • Summary
  • Module A: Twisted-pair connections
  • Module B: Coaxial connections
  • Module C: Optical media
  • Summary
  • Module A: TCP/IP settings
  • Module B: Transport protocols
  • Module C: Application protocols
  • Summary
  • Module A: Wireless technology
  • Module B: Wi-Fi standards
  • Summary
  • Module A: Network shares
  • Module B: Network connections
  • Module C: Connection troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Virtualization
  • Module B: Cloud computing
  • Summary
  • Module A: Mobile device types
  • Module B: Mobile device configuration
  • Module C: Mobile device troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Module B: Security controls
  • Summary
  • Module A: Operating system security
  • Module B: Security hardware and software
  • Summary
  • Module A: Workstation security
  • Module B: Mobile device security
  • Module C: Security troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: SOHO router features
  • Module B: Network security
  • Summary
  • Module A: Printer technologies
  • Module B: Printer installation and maintenance
  • Module C: Printer troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Custom computer considerations
  • Summary
  • Module A: IT operations
  • Module B: Environmental factors
  • Module C: Incident response
  • Module D: Backup and recovery
  • Summary
  • 220-1001 3D Game
  • 220-1002 3D Game

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Installing Motherboard Components
  • Installing a PCI Sound Card
  • Identifying a PCI-Bus Slot
  • Assembling Computer Components
  • Installing an Optical Drive and a PCI Sound Card
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (2.0 x4)
  • Providing Cooling and Ventilation to a Motherboard
  • Identifying a CPU Socket
  • Installing a processor
  • Replacing the Power Supply
  • Installing SMPS and Connecting it to the Motherboard
  • Replacing the Battery of a Smartphone and Inserting a Memory Card
  • Enabling a Device Driver
  • Disabling a Device Driver 
  • Setting Up a Boot Device Priority
  • Enabling Hardware Virtualization
  • Accessing BIOS Setup in Windows 10
  • Viewing the Processor Information
  • Verifying RAM Usage
  • Installing Memory Modules
  • Supplying Power to a SATA Drive
  • Installing Firewire Cards
  • Installing Expansion Cards on a Motherboard
  • Installing a NIC
  • Connecting a USB Printer to a Computer
  • Connecting the Hub with Different Devices Using USB Cables
  • 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
  • Adding a Keyboard Layout
  • Configuring Mouse Settings
  • Connecting Speakers to a Computer
  • Configuring a Power Plan
  • Configuring Screen Resolution Setting
  • Changing the Resolution Setting
  • Enabling BranchCache
  • Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Displaying Windows Versions
  • Adding an MMC snap-in
  • Displaying Windows PowerShell snap-ins
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Using Cortana
  • Using Windows Event Viewer
  • Creating and Running a ps1 File
  • Executing the Basic Commands through a ps1 File
  • Working with Variables
  • Creating a Loop in PowerShell
  • Using Basic Linux Commands
  • Listing Files and Directories
  • Verifying the Working Directory
  • Listing Files of the Current Directory
  • Performing a Text Search
  • Managing NTFS Permissions
  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS
  • Disabling a Service
  • Using MSConfig
  • Using Task Manager to Start an Application
  • Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
  • Setting Automatic Windows Update
  • Viewing the Status of a Disk
  • Mounting a Drive to a Folder
  • Editing a Drive Letter
  • Configuring Computer Management Services
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Using cmd Commands
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Port Security on an Access Port
  • Examining an Intrusion Detection Policy
  • Configuring SSH in a Router
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Connecting a Router to the Laptop
  • Connecting the Cable Modem to Access Internet
  • 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
  • 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 the nbtstat command
  • Using the netstat Command
  • Using the nslookup Command
  • Using the ping Command
  • Tracing Route Using Tracert
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 10 
  • Using OneDrive
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • 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
  • Installing Laptop Components
  • Reviewing the Top 10 OWASP Attacks
  • Conducting a Dos Attack using Smurf Attack 
  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Conducting IP Spoofing  
  • Identifying Current Virus Threats
  • Using a Symmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Using an Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Configuring an Audit Group Policy
  • Configuring an Account Password Policy
  • Stopping Permissions Inheritance
  • Propagating Permissions
  • Removing a Credential
  • Configuring Screensavers
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Creating a New User
  • Using BitLocker 
  • Disabling AutoPlay
  • Locking an iPhone with a Password
  • Using Windows Security
  • Performing Network Address Translation (NAT) 
  • Inserting Ink Cartridges into a Printer
  • Installing a Printer
  • Setting Up a Surge Protected Computer System
  • Using a UPS to Power the Computer Components and Ensure the Network Connectivity
  • Backing up Files
  • Restoring Files

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