220-801 : A+ 2012 Exam 1 (Course & Lab)

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Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA A+ certification exam by A+ 2012 Exam 1 course and 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+ exam is globally recognized, vendor-neutral exam designed for IT professionals. 220-801 exam covers the expertise and technical knowledge required to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardwares and operating systems.
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A+ 2012 Exam 1 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 9781616915018

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CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA A+ course is the first step in your preparation. The 220-801 exam is part of CompTIA's CompTIA A+ certification. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in technical support, field service, and IT support.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites for the 220-801 exam, 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 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of multiple choice 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? 675

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

CompTIA A+ 220-801 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • 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 220-801-complete, 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

  • Identifying Components of Motherboards
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Multimedia Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Questions
  • Answers to Performance-Based Questions
  • Understanding Display Types and Settings
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
  • Audio/Video Editing Workstations
  • Virtualization Workstations
  • Gaming PCs
  • Home Theater PCs
  • Standard Thick Clients
  • Thin Clients
  • Home Server PCs
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding Laptop Architecture
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding Printer Types and Processes
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Performance-Based Question
  • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Changing the CMOS battery
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying an AGP slot
  • Clearing the CMOS settings
  • Identifying a CPU slot
  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Identifying Intel sockets
  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing SDRAM and DDR memory modules
  • Enabling triple-channel memory mode
  • Assembling a PC
  • Using the System Information utility
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Identifying memory units
  • Identifying RAID levels
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Installing a hard disk drive
  • Identifying computer devices
  • Installing a SATA hard drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • Identifying and installing a PCI sound card
  • Identifying video card components
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Installing a floppy drive
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Using a KVM switch
  • Connecting cables to a computer
  • Terminating a CAT 5 cable with an RJ-45 connector
  • Terminating CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables
  • Setting up a surge protected computer system
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Changing the desktop color
  • Identifying types of display monitors
  • Changing color and resolution settings
  • Identifying resolution standards
  • Identifying electrical components symbols
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Identifying computer activities
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication
  • Identifying characteristics of negative language
  • Identifying evidence gathering principles
  • Identifying inflammatory language
  • Identifying the network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Preparing for a video conference on Skype
  • Establishing a remote desktop connection
  • Terminating a coaxial cable with a BNC connector
  • Identifying the steps for testing a network cable
  • Identifying steps to use a Toner Probe
  • Identifying the components of a multimeter
  • Creating an ad hoc network
  • Identifying computing terminologies
  • Identifying coaxial cable characteristics
  • Identifying twisted pair cable speed and frequency
  • Identifying network connectors
  • Identifying network connector characteristics
  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 settings
  • Identifying considerations for wireless technology
  • Create an ad hoc network
  • Connecting a wireless network
  • Connecting two computers and a printer to the Internet
  • Identifying wireless network
  • Creating a sample network
  • Configuring the Windows Firewall
  • Configuring two new computers: Home Entertainment and SOHO
  • Identifying characteristics of perimeter security devices
  • Identifying display panel case components
  • Replacing internal components of a notebook
  • Identifying PC features
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Connecting a laptop to a docking station
  • Replacing a laptop battery
  • Identifying printer types
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Identifying the stages of the laser printing process
  • Identifying the steps of the laser printing process
  • Identifying printer connectors
  • Sharing a network printer
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Maintaining a laser printer
  • Identifying hazard categories
  • Opening a computer case with ESD precautions
  • Identifying fire extinguisher substances
  • Identifying characteristics of power conditioning equipment
  • Identifying the acronyms
  • Identifying the Acronyms
  • Identifying the acronyms