CompTIA: A+ 2012 Exam 1 Lab V2.0

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Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA A+ 2012 exam 1 by 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+ 2012 certification is a an industry recognized, vendor-neutral credential. CompTIA  A+ 2012  exam 1 performance based lab is specifically designed for IT professionals. 220-801 exam covers the expertise and technical knowledge required to configure, install, and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users, assemble components based on the customer requirements, and understand the basics of networking and security/forensics.

CompTIA: A+ 2012 Exam 1 Lab V2.0
ISBN : 978-1-61691-146-1


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Video tutorials

Hands on Activities

PC Hardware

  • Clearing the CMOS settings
  • Changing the CMOS battery
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Disabling the COM and parallel ports
  • Identifying boot errors
  • Identifying BIOS settings
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying power connectors
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Identifying computer devices
  • Installing a SATA hard drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing SDRAM and DDR memory modules
  • Enabling triple-channel memory mode
  • Using the System Information utility
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying an AGP slot
  • Installing PCIe cards on the motherboard
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Identifying video card components
  • Identifying AGP slots
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Identifying and installing a PCI sound card
  • Identifying memory units
  • Configuring two new computers: Home Entertainment and SOHO
  • Installing a hard disk drive
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Identifying RAID levels
  • Installing a floppy drive
  • Identifying computer activities
  • Identifying a CPU slot
  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Identifying Intel sockets
  • Identifying the reset front panel connector
  • Identifying IDE interfaces
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Identifying I/O ports of the motherboard
  • Connecting two monitors to a computer
  • Installing an SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Installing computer components
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • Identifying electrical components symbols
  • Identifying units of electricity
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Identifying activities to avoid in a customer's office
  • Identifying ways to avoid customer complaints
  • Identifying ways to help the customer
  • Identifying hazard categories
  • Identifying display panel case components
  • Changing the desktop color
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Setting up a surge protected computer system
  • Preparing for a video conference on Skype
  • Assembling a PC
  • Opening a computer case with ESD precautions
  • Identifying the PC components
  • Connecting a monitor and headset to a computer
  • Using a UPS to power computer components and ensure network connectivity
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Using a KVM switch
  • Connecting cables to a computer
  • Configuring the UPS


  • Identifying port address
  • Removing a damaged network card
  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 settings
  • Terminating a coaxial cable with a BNC connector
  • Terminating a CAT 5 cable with an RJ-45 connector
  • Identifying coaxial cable characteristics
  • Identifying twisted pair cable speed and frequency
  • Identifying network connectors
  • Identifying network connector characteristics
  • Identifying fiber modes characteristics
  • Sharing a network printer
  • Identifying network protocol functions
  • Identifying network protocols
  • Identifying considerations for wireless technology
  • Establishing a remote desktop connection
  • Identifying characteristics of perimeter security devices
  • Connecting a wireless network
  • Creating an ad hoc network
  • Connecting two computers and a printer to the Internet
  • Enabling broadband connection
  • Identifying wireless network
  • Identifying the network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Creating a sample network
  • Configuring the Windows Firewall
  • Terminating CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables
  • Identifying the steps for testing a network cable
  • Identifying steps to use a Toner Probe
  • Identifying the components of a multimeter


  • Replacing internal components of a notebook
  • Connecting a pen drive to the USB port
  • Replacing a laptop battery
  • Identifying types of display monitors
  • Changing color and resolution settings
  • Identifying resolution standards
  • Identifying PC features
  • Identifying computing terminologies
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Connecting a laptop to a docking station


  • Identifying printer types
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Identifying the stages of the laser printing process
  • Identifying the steps to transmit and process data
  • Identifying the steps of the laser printing process
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Identifying printer connectors
  • Maintaining a laser printer

Operational Procedures

  • Identifying fire extinguisher substances
  • Identifying fire extinguisher classes
  • Identifying characteristics of power conditioning equipment
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication
  • Identifying characteristics of negative language
  • Identifying computer forensics process stages
  • Identifying evidence gathering principles
  • Identifying inflammatory language


  • Identifying the acronyms
  • Identifying the Acronyms
  • Identifying the acronyms


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Exam Information

The 220-801-lab is based on the CompTIA's 220-801 exam. The A+ certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in technical support, field service, and IT support. The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. As such, the certification is targeted at entry-level IT professionals who are looking for a career in PC troubleshooting and maintenance. The exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

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Career Prospects

A CompTIA A+ Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the CompTIA A+ certification, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend that candidates should have a minimum of 12 months experience of lab or field work. In other words, candidates are expected to have hands-on work experience in the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, and printers.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 188

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Where do I take the exam?
The CompTA A+ 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?

(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 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 expires three years from 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 220-801-lab, click here.

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