CompTIA A+ (220-1101 & 220-1102)

(220-1101-1102.AE2)/ISBN:978-1-64459-528-2

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The CompTIA A+ (220-1101 & 220-1102) course is designed to enhance the latest knowledge and skills of an IT professional. The course ensures that you not only cover the breadth of essential topics required for the CompTIA A+ certification but also gain in-depth insights into each domain, preparing you for the dynamic challenges of the IT landscape. It covers the areas like operating systems, software troubleshooting, operational procedures, security protocols, mobile devices, and advanced troubleshooting methodologies.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA is trusted by employers around the world to identify suitable IT professionals. The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102). CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization, and cloud computing. CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers operating systems, security, software, and operational procedures.

Lessons

24+ Lessons | 829+ Exercises | 440+ Quizzes | 703+ Flashcards | 131+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

190+ Pre Assessment Questions | 4+ Full Length Tests | 190+ Post Assessment Questions | 390+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

129+ LiveLab | 125+ Video tutorials | 02:03+ Hours

Video Lessons

267+ Videos | 16:43+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Is A+ Certification?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • The CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives
  • A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-1101
  • Objective Map
  • A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-1102
  • Objective Map

Lessons 2: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Understanding Motherboards
  • Understanding Processors
  • Understanding Memory
  • Understanding Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Expansion Cards, Storage Devices, and Power Supplies

  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Understanding Storage Devices
  • Understanding Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Peripherals, Cables, and Connectors

  • Understanding Cables and Connectors
  • Understanding Cables and Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Printers and Multifunction Devices

  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Maintaining Printers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Understanding Virtual Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Understanding Wireless Networking Technologies
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: Network Services, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing

  • Understanding Network Services
  • Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Laptop and Mobile Device Hardware

  • Working with Laptop and Mobile Device Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Mobile Connectivity and Application Support

  • Understanding Mobile Connectivity
  • Understanding Mobile App Support
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: Troubleshooting Methodology and Resolving Core Hardware Problems

  • Using the Troubleshooting Best Practice Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Motherboards, CPUs, RAM, and Power Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 13: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Storage Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Troubleshooting Video, Projector, and Display Issues
  • Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues
  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems
  • Troubleshooting Networking Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Operating System Basics

  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Understanding Applications
  • Introduction to Windows 10
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 15: Windows Configuration

  • Interacting with Operating Systems
  • The Windows Registry
  • Disk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 16: Windows Administration

  • Installing and Upgrading Windows
  • Command‐Line Tools
  • Networking in Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 17: Working with macOS and Linux

  • macOS and Linux
  • Applications on macOS
  • Best Practices
  • Tools
  • System Preferences
  • Features
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Linux and Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 18: Security Concepts

  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Physical Security for Staff
  • Logical Security
  • Malware
  • Mitigating Software Threats
  • Social Engineering Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Common Security Threats
  • Exploits and Vulnerabilities
  • Security Best Practices
  • Destruction and Disposal Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 19: Securing Operating Systems

  • Working with Windows OS Security Settings
  • Web Browser Security
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wireless)
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wired)
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 20: Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Security

  • Troubleshooting Common Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Best Practices for Malware Removal
  • Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 21: Scripting and Remote Access

  • Scripting
  • Remote Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 22: Safety and Environmental Concerns

  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 23: Documentation and Professionalism

  • Documentation and Support
  • Change Management Best Practices
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A

  • 3D Objects

Hands-on LAB Activities

Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Identifying a PCI Bus Slot
  • Installing a Riser Cable and Graphics Card on a Motherboard
  • Installing a CR 2032 CMOS Battery on a Motherboard
  • Installing Motherboard Components
  • Accessing the BIOS Setup in Windows 10
  • Setting Up a Boot Device Priority
  • Installing an i7 Processor on a Motherboard
  • Enabling Hardware Virtualization
  • Working with the Task Manager
  • Viewing the Processor Information
  • Installing Memory Modules on a Motherboard
  • Installing DDR5 RAM on a Motherboard
  • Verifying the RAM Usage
  • Installing a CPU Fan on a Motherboard

Expansion Cards, Storage Devices, and Power Supplies

  • Connecting a NIC on a Motherboard
  • Inserting a USB Flash Drive into a Laptop
  • Installing an Expansion Card on a Motherboard
  • Connecting a PCIe Gaming Sound Card
  • Configuring NIC Teaming
  • Removing an Internal Storage Device from a Laptop
  • Installing an Internal Storage Device
  • Creating a Swap Partition
  • Replacing the Power Supply
  • Connecting a Computer to a Power Source
  • Connecting the ATX, ATX12V, and EPS12V Connectors on a Motherboard

Peripherals, Cables, and Connectors

  • Connecting a USB Type A to C Cable to a Computer
  • Installing Input and Output Devices
  • Installing a Printer
  • Configuring the Mouse Settings
  • Adding a Keyboard Layout
  • Connecting a VGA Connector to its Port

Printers and Multifunction Devices

  • Inserting Ink Cartridges in an Inkjet Printer
  • Connecting a USB Printer

Networking Fundamentals

  • Connecting a New Workstation to the Internet
  • Connecting a Router to the Laptop
  • Configuring Port Security on an Access Port
  • Configuring a Router
  • Enabling a Device Driver
  • Disabling a Device Driver

Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Configuring Network Address Translation
  • Understanding the IPv4 Header
  • Configuring an IPv6 Address
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Creating a VLAN and Viewing its Assignment to Port Mapping
  • Establishing a VPN Connection

Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Configuring a SOHO Network - Packet Tracer Lab
  • Configuring an IPv4 Address and a DNS Server
  • Creating a Dial-up Connection

Network Services, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing

  • Scanning a Network Interface Using Wireshark

Laptop and Mobile Device Hardware

  • Removing Speakers from the Laptop
  • Removing the Wireless NIC
  • Removing a Laptop Keyboard
  • Replacing an M.2 SSD from a Laptop
  • Removing the Display Assembly of a Laptop
  • Installing a Laptop Heatsink Fan
  • Removing the CPU Heat Sink
  • Removing an Internal Laptop Battery
  • Replacing a CMOS Battery
  • Replacing Laptop Memory

Mobile Connectivity and Application Support

  • Enabling ActiveSync in iOS
  • Connecting an Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network
  • Connecting an iPhone to a Wi-Fi Network
  • Disabling Cellular Data in Android
  • Configuring a Mobile Hotspot
  • Setting Up a VPN in Android
  • Disabling Mobile Data on an iPhone
  • Pairing an iPhone with a Vehicle's Sound System
  • Configuring Location Services in iOS
  • Configuring an Email Account on an iPhone
  • Email Account Configuration in Android

Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Configuring the Screen Resolution Setting
  • Configuring a Power Plan

Operating System Basics

  • Configuring Screen Savers
  • Enabling BranchCache
  • Creating a Restore Point

Windows Configuration

  • Configuring a Default Domain Password Policy
  • Configuring an Audit Group Policy
  • Observing the Control Panel Options from Different Views
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Creating a Variable
  • Setting Automatic Windows Updates
  • Using the Task Manager to Start an Application
  • Configuring Computer Management Services
  • Disabling a Service
  • Using Windows Event Viewer
  • Displaying Windows PowerShell Snap-ins
  • Adding an MMC Snap-in
  • Managing NTFS Permissions
  • Editing a Drive Letter
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS
  • Mounting a Drive to a Folder
  • Working With the Command Prompt

Windows Administration

  • Tracing Route Using the tracert Command
  • Using the nslookup Command
  • Using the ping Command
  • Using the netstat Command
  • Viewing the Status of a Disk

Working with macOS and Linux

  • Restoring Files
  • Backing Up Files
  • Performing a Text Search
  • Working with Directories
  • Verifying the Working Directory
  • Listing Files in a Directory
  • Using Basic Linux Commands

Security Concepts

  • Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  • Conducting a DoS Attack Using Smurf Attack
  • Conducting IP Spoofing
  • Using an Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Using a Symmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Disabling the AutoPlay Feature
  • Using Windows Security in Windows Defender Settings

Securing Operating Systems

  • Creating a New User
  • Using BitLocker
  • Propagating Permissions
  • Stopping Permission Inheritance
  • Implementing EFS File Sharing
  • Setting the Passcode Lock on an iPhone

Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Security

  • Creating and Binding an SSL Certificate to a Website
  • Adding a Digital Certificate

Scripting and Remote Access

  • Running an if-else script in PowerShell
  • Running a while loop script in PowerShell
  • Creating and Running a ps1 File
  • Executing the Basic Commands Through a ps1 File
  • Creating a Loop in PowerShell
  • Configuring an SSH Server

Safety and Environmental Concerns

  • Protecting a Computer Using a UPS
  • Setting Up a Surge Protected Computer System

Documentation and Professionalism

  • Enabling the Shadow Copies feature in Windows

Exam FAQs

CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience

$246 USD

Pearson VUE

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based

The exam contains 90 questions.

90 minutes

220-1101: 675 (on a scale of 900) 220-1102: 700 (on a scale of 900)

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