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CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.

GK# 4666

Course Overview

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This course includes the A+ Success Program

EXCLUSIVE TO GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE - This certification preparation program includes a pre-assessment, reading plan, review guide, practice exams, and exam voucher.

CompTIA’s A+ certification is the industry standard for validating the foundational skills needed by today’s computer support technicians and is included in the approved list of certifications to meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements. This international vendor-neutral certification requires passing two exams: CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam 220-901 and Practical Application Exam 220-902.

This training course is focused on CompTIA A+ certification exam preparation, and you'll gain necessary knowledge of basic computer hardware and operating systems. You will cover the essential principles of installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, and preventative maintenance on desktop and laptop computers. You will also learn elements of customer service and communication skills necessary to work with clients. Instructor-led practice exams and quizzes help reinforce course concepts and exam readiness.

Our A+ Prep Course courseware has received CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) approval. The CompTIA CAQC symbol assures all test objectives are covered in the training material. (CompTIA A Plus Certification Prep)

This full-service test preparation course includes:

  • A+ study guide
  • A+ pre- and post-assessment test questions
  • Comprehension exercises and study digest
  • Voucher for each A+ exam
  • Custom labs for hands-on learning

 

This course supports a certification that is a DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification and meets DoD 8140/8570 training requirements.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Prepare for the latest A+ certification exams (CompTIA A Plus Certification Prep)
  • Fundamentals of computer technology
  • Install and configure PC operating systems
  • Configure common features for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems
  • PC components
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Operating system technologies
  • Communicate with customers in a professional manner
  • Computer hardware and peripherals
  • Network connections
  • Laptop and portable computing device components
  • Support printers and scanners
  • Secure PCs

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1. Hardware Fundamentals

  • Personal Computer Components
  • Storage Devices
  • Mobile Digital Devices
  • Connection Interfaces

2. Operating System Fundamentals

  • PC and Mobile Operating Systems
  • PC Operating System Tools and Utilities

3. Networking and Security Fundamentals

  • Network Types
  • Network Components
  • Common Network Services
  • Cloud Concepts
  • Security Fundamentals

4. Safety and Operational Procedures

  • Basic Maintenance Tools and Techniques
  • Personal and Electrical Safety
  • Environmental Safety and Materials Handling
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Theory

5. Supporting Display Devices

  • Install Display Devices
  • Configure Display Devices
  • Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices

6. Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components

  • Install and Configure Input Devices
  • Install and Configure Output Devices
  • Install and Configure Input/Output Devices
  • Install and Configure Expansion Cards

7. Lesson 7: Managing System Components

  • Identify Motherboard Components and Features
  • Install and Configure CPUs and Cooling Systems
  • Install Power Supplies
  • Troubleshoot System Components

8. Managing Data Storage

  • Identify RAM Types and Features
  • Troubleshoot RAM Issues
  • Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • Configure the System Firmware
  • Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

9. Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows

  • Implement Client-Side Virtualization
  • Install Microsoft Windows
  • Use Microsoft Windows
  • Configure Microsoft Windows
  • Upgrade Microsoft Windows

10. Optimizing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows

  • Optimize Microsoft Windows
  • Back Up and Restore System Data
  • Perform Disk Maintenance
  • Update Software

11. Working With Other Operating Systems

  • The OS X Operating System
  • The Linux Operating System

12. Customized Client Environments

  • Types of Common Business Clients
  • Custom Client Environments

13. Networking Technologies

  • TCP/IP Properties and Characteristics
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet Connections
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Networking Tools

14. Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities

  • Configure Basic Windows Networking
  • Configure Network Perimeters
  • Using Windows Networking Features
  • Install and Configure SOHO Networks

15. Supporting Mobile Digital Devices

  • Install and Configure Exterior Laptop Components
  • Install and Configure Interior Laptop Components
  • Other Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Accessories and Ports
  • Mobile Device Connectivity
  • Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Hardware

16. Supporting Printers and Multifunction Devices

  • Printer and Multifunction Technologies
  • Install and Configure Printers
  • Maintain Printers
  • Troubleshoot Printers

17. Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Controls

  • Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • General Security Controls
  • Mobile Security Controls
  • Data Destruction and Disposal Methods

18. Implementing Security Controls

  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Secure Workstations
  • Secure SOHO Networks
  • Secure Mobile Devices

19. Troubleshooting System-Wide Issues

  • Troubleshoot PC Operating Systems
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Operating Systems and Applications
  • Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Troubleshoot Common Security Issues

Prerequisites

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  • End-user skills with Windows-based PCs
  • Basic knowledge of computing concepts

Who Should Attend

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Individuals seeking CompTIA A+ certification

Follow-On Courses

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A+ Success Program

This course includes the A+ Success Program. This certification preparation program includes:

  • 50-question A+ pre-assessment
  • A+ reading plan
  • A+ review guide
  • A+ certification practice exams
  • 2 A+ exam vouchers (220-901 and 220-902)
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

On-Demand

Train at your own pace with 24/7 access to courses that help you acquire must-have technology skills.

Duration: 47 hours

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