A+ 220-801 : Pearson CompTIA: A+ 220-801

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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.
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Pearson CompTIA: A+ 220-801
ISBN : 978-1-61691-168-3

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
04:25+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
100+
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.

Exam Information

To become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional, you need to qualify CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in technical support, field service, and IT support.

The A+ certification is CompTIA's leading entry-level, vendor neutral exam for computer-service technicians. This Comptia A+ certification can be used to pursue various advanced certification of leading vendors.

Career Prospects
  • 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 pre-requisites for the CompTIA A+ certification, both CompTIA and uCertify recommend that candidates should have a minimum of 12 months of hands-on experience in lab or field work.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 194

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The CompTA A+ 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?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance-based
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?
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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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