CompTIA A+ Certification (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

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About this Course

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+® Certification course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The CompTIA A+ Certification course can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. 

IT success stories start with CompTIA A+ certification. It validates understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. CompTIA A+ is a powerful credential that helps IT professionals worldwide ignite their IT career.

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

Course Outline

CompTIA A+ 220-901

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

1.0 Hardware

  • Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
  • Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purpose and properties.
  • Compare and contrast various RAM types and their features.
  • Install and configure PC expansion cards.
  • Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media.
  • Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods.
  • Compare and contrast various PC connection interfaces, their characteristics and purpose.
  • Install a power supply based on given specifications.
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs.
  • Compare and contrast types of display devices and their features.
  • Identify common PC connector types and associated cables.
  • Install and configure common peripheral devices.
  • Install SOHO multifunction device/printers and configure appropriate settings.
  • Compare and contrast differences between the various print technologies and the associated imaging process.
  • Given a scenario, perform appropriate printer maintenance.

2.0 Networking

  • Identify the various types of network cables and connectors.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling.
  • Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP.
  • Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols and their purpose.
  • Compare and contrast various WiFi networking standards and encryption types.
  • Given a scenario, install and configure SOHO wireless/ wired router and apply appropriate settings.
  • Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types and their features.
  • Compare and contrast network architecture devices, their functions and features.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools.

3.0 Mobile Devices

  • Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
  • Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features.
  • Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices.
  • Compare and contrast accessories and ports of other mobile devices.

4.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools.

CompTIA A+ 220-902

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

1.0 Windows Operating Systems

  • Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
  • Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods.
  • Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools.
  • Given a scenario, use Windows Control Panel utilities.
  • Given a scenario, install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop.
  • Perform common preventive maintenance procedures using the appropriate Windows OS tools.

2.0 Other Operating Systems and Technologies

  • Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
  • Given a scenario, set up and use client-side virtualization.
  • Identify basic cloud concepts.
  • Summarize the properties and purpose of services provided by networked hosts.
  • Identify basic features of mobile operating systems.
  • Install and configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email.
  • Summarize methods and data related to mobile device synchronization.

3.0 Security

  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Compare and contrast common prevention methods.
  • Compare and contrast differences of basic Windows OS security settings.
  • Given a scenario, deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Compare and contrast various methods for securing mobile devices.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate data destruction and disposal methods.
  • Given a scenario, secure SOHO wireless and wired networks.

4.0 Software Troubleshooting

  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot PC operating system problems with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application issues with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools.

5.0 Operational Procedures

  • Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures.
  • Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls.
  • Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing and policy concepts.
  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism.
  • Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory.

About this Modality:

With engaging content, Hollywood style HD content delivery, and exceptional instructors, our blended learning solution for CompTIA A+ is designed to drastically improve traditional boring online and video-based training.

Attend scheduled Live Instructor-led classes (online) for 2 hours per day, over the course of 2 weeks (Mon. - Thur.). Then you have 1 full year to access a studio-quality recording of the class (as often as you want) and perform the hands-on / mentored labs whenever you want (over the course of 1 year).

Our Blended Learning Solution includes all of the following for this CompTIA Class:

  • 24/7 instant replay access for 1 year
  • View instant replay on your tablet or smartphone
  • 24/7/365 Elite Mentoring
  • Taught with the structure of real world application and solutions
  • covers of both exams (220-801 & 220-802)
  • Boson practice exams – practice for certification
  • Progress reports

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