Pearson CompTIA: A+ 220-801 (Course & Lab)

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Pearson CompTIA: A+ 220-801 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-578-0

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
393+
Quizzes
146+
Flashcards
232+
Glossary of terms
232+
Lessons
14+
Videos and How To..

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Videos
52+
Hours
04:24+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
105+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
100+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Labs

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Performance based lab
131+
Video tutorials
47+
Minutes
40+

Hands on Activities

Technician Essentials and PC Anatomy 101

  • Identifying PC features
  • Identifying computing terminologies
  • Identifying computer devices
  • Identifying the reset front panel connector
  • Identifying the PC components
  • Identifying computer activities
  • Identifying boot errors
  • Identifying BIOS settings
  • Identifying hazard categories
  • Identifying units of electricity
  • Setting up a surge protected computer system
  • Configuring the UPS
  • Identifying steps to use a Toner Probe
  • Preparing for a video conference on Skype
  • Identifying port address

Motherboards and Processors

  • Identifying an AGP slot
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Identifying a CPU slot
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying AGP slots
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Installing PCIe cards on the motherboard
  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan

BIOS

  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Enabling triple-channel memory mode
  • Clearing the CMOS settings
  • Changing the CMOS battery

Power Supplies and System Cooling

  • Installing an SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • Identifying power connectors
  • Identifying the components of a multimeter

RAM

  • Using the System Information utility
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Identifying memory units

I/O and Input Ports and Devices

  • Using a KVM switch
  • Connecting cables to a computer
  • Disabling the COM and parallel ports
  • Using a UPS to power computer components and ensure network connectivity
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Identifying and installing a PCI sound card

Video Displays and Video Cards

  • Identifying video card components
  • Identifying types of display monitors
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Connecting two monitors to a computer
  • Changing color and resolution settings
  • Identifying resolution standards

Customized PCs and Multimedia Devices

  • Configuring the Windows Firewall
  • Installing computer components
  • Assembling a PC
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Connecting a monitor and headset to a computer

Laptop and Notebook Computers

  • Connecting a laptop to a docking station
  • Replacing internal components of a notebook
  • Replacing a laptop battery
  • Identifying display panel case components
  • Changing the desktop color

Printers

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

Storage Devices

  • Installing SDRAM and DDR memory modules
  • Identifying Intel sockets
  • Installing a SATA hard drive
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing a hard disk drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Connecting a pen drive to the USB port
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Identifying RAID levels
  • Installing a floppy drive

Networking

  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 settings
  • Identifying network protocol functions
  • Identifying network protocols
  • Connecting two computers and a printer to the Internet
  • Enabling broadband connection
  • Identifying IDE interfaces
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Identifying I/O ports of the motherboard
  • Identifying electrical components symbols
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Identifying twisted pair cable speed and frequency
  • Identifying network connectors
  • Identifying network connector characteristics
  • Terminating CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables
  • Identifying the steps for testing a network cable
  • Terminating a coaxial cable with a BNC connector
  • Identifying coaxial cable characteristics
  • Removing a damaged network card
  • Terminating a CAT 5 cable with an RJ-45 connector
  • Identifying fiber modes characteristics
  • Identifying considerations for wireless technology
  • Identifying characteristics of perimeter security devices
  • Identifying the network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying wireless network
  • Connecting a wireless network
  • Establishing a remote desktop connection
  • Create an ad hoc network
  • Creating a sample network
  • Configuring two new computers: Home Entertainment and SOHO

Operational Procedures and Communications Methods

  • Identifying activities to avoid in a customer's office
  • Opening a computer case with ESD precautions
  • Identifying fire extinguisher substances
  • Identifying fire extinguisher classes
  • Identifying characteristics of power conditioning equipment
  • Identifying evidence gathering principles
  • Identify the stages of computer forensics
  • Identifying computer forensics process stages
  • Identifying the acronyms
  • Identifying the Acronyms
  • Identifying the acronyms
  • Identifying ways to avoid customer complaints
  • Identifying ways to help the customer
  • Identifying guidelines for effective communication
  • Identifying inflammatory language
  • Identifying characteristics of negative language

Glossary

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Technician Essentials and PC Anatomy 101

  • The Essential Parts of Any Computer
  • Hardware, Software, and Firmware
  • Points of Failure
  • Important Websites
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 2: Motherboards and Processors

  • Motherboards and Their Components
  • Installing Motherboards
  • Processors and CPUs
  • CPU Technologies
  • CPU Cooling
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 3: BIOS

  • Understanding BIOS, CMOS, and Firmware
  • Configuring the System BIOS
  • BIOS Updates
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 4: Power Supplies and System Cooling

  • Power Supplies
  • Avoiding Power Supply Hazards
  • Power Protection Types
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Lab
  • Answers to Hands-On Lab
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 5: RAM

  • RAM Basics
  • Memory Modules
  • Installing Memory Modules
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 6: I/O and Input Ports and Devices

  • Introduction to I/O Ports
  • USB
  • IEEE-1394 (FireWire)
  • SCSI
  • COM (Serial)
  • LPT (Parallel)
  • PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard
  • Audio
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Bar Code Reader
  • Touch Screen
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Lab
  • Answers to Hands-On Lab
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 7: Video Displays and Video Cards

  • Video Card Types
  • Display Types
  • Installing a Video Card
  • Video Connector Types
  • Video Display Settings
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 8: Customized PCs and Multimedia Devices

  • Customized PC Configurations
  • Evaluating Onboard Components
  • Installing and Configuring Multimedia Devices
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • Review Questions

Lesson 9: Laptop and Notebook Computers

  • Laptop Expansion Options
  • Hardware Device Replacement
  • Laptop Displays
  • Laptop Features
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Lab
  • Answers to Hands-On Lab
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 10: Printers

  • Laser Printers
  • Inkjet Printers
  • Thermal Printers
  • Impact Printers
  • Printer Installation and Configuration
  • Printer Maintenance
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete the Hands-On Lab
  • Answers to Hands-On Lab
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 11: Storage Devices

  • Drive Interface Types
  • Hard Disk Drives
  • SSD and Flash Drives
  • RAID
  • Optical Drives
  • Floppy Drives
  • Tape Drives
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Lab
  • Answers to Hands-On Lab
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 12: Networking

  • Network Models
  • Internet Connectivity Technologies
  • TCP/IP
  • TCP and UDP Ports
  • Cable and Connector Types
  • Networking Tools
  • Network Types
  • Wireless Network Standards
  • Switches and Hubs
  • Building a Small Office/Home Office Network
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 13: Operational Procedures and Communications Methods

  • Computer Safety
  • Environmental Controls
  • Incident Response and Documentation
  • Communication Methods and Professionalism
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Memory Tables
  • Define Key Terms
  • Complete Hands-On Labs
  • Answers to Hands-On Labs
  • A+ Simulator Exercises
  • Review Questions

Lesson 14: Glossary

  • Glossary of key terms

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