CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ Certification

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Course ID: B4103 | Guaranteed to Run

Duration: 5 Days ( 8:00 am - 4:00 pm )

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

Throughout this course, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems. This entry-level IT course is a valuable stepping stone for anyone looking to begin a career in IT support.

+ Who Should Attend

The CompTIA A+ Certification course is aimed at individuals who are looking to start a career in IT, beginning with an entry-level IT technician role. Students should have at least basic computing skills to be considered a good candidate for this course. In addition, those looking to sit either of the CompTIA A+ 220-901 or CompTIA 220-902 Certification Exams should consider taking this course

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Hardware Fundamentals

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

Module 2: Managing System Components

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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: Supporting Display Devices

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

Module 5: Installing & Configuring Peripheral Components

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

Module 6: Customized Client Environments

  • Types of Common Business Clients
  • Custom Client Environments

Module 7: Supporting Printers & Multifunction Devices

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

Module 8: Networking Technologies

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

Module 9: Installing & Configuring Networking Capabilities

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

Module 10: 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

Module 11: Operating System Fundamentals

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

Module 12: Installing & Configuring Microsoft Windows

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

Module 13: Optimizing & Maintaining Microsoft Windows

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

Module 14: Working With Other Operating Systems

  • The OS X Operating System
  • The Linux Operating System

Module 15: Networking & Security Fundamentals

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

Module 16: Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, & Controls

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

Module 17: Implementing Security Controls

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

Module 18: Troubleshooting System-Wide Issues

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

Module 19: Safety & 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

 

+ Prerequisites

A+ is a two part course that is sometimes combined and into a single offering at a center’s discretion. These two courses are A+ Essentials and A+ Practical. The combined offering is the “A+ Certification”. Regardless of the course offering, both parts have associated exams that need to be passed in order to obtain the certification. The A+ Exam codes for Essentials and Practical are 220-701 and 220-702, respectively.

Students taking this course should have the following skills: end-user skills with Windows®-based personal computers, including the ability to: browse and search for information on the Internet; start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network; run programs; and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer.

Students should also have basic knowledge of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software; the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems; and the function of a computer network.

 

 

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