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220-901 : CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam 1 (Course & Labs)

220-901-complete
220-901-complete
CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam 1 (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-628-2

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

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Exercise Questions
242+
Quizzes
116+
Flashcards
248+
Glossary of terms
248+
Lessons
14+
Videos and How To..

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Videos
79+
Hours
19:52+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
90+
Post-Assessments Questions
90+

Features

Full Remediation

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Unlimited Practice

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Learn, Test and Review Mode

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Labs

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Performance based lab
84+
Video tutorials
41+
Minutes
34+

Hands on Activities

Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Identifying the CPU package types
  • Identifying components of a motherboard chipset
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Understanding the BIOS security options
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express card (2.0 x4)
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Installing motherboard components
  • Installing expansion cards on a motherboard
  • Installing a processor
  • Identifying computer components
  • Identifying computer parts
  • Identifying a CPU socket
  • Identifying memory modules
  • Installing memory modules
  • Identifying computer cooling systems
  • Providing cooling and ventilation to a motherboard

Storage Devices and Power Supplies

  • Formatting a pen drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Inserting a pen drive into the USB port
  • Identifying RAID level characteristics
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Replacing the power supply
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors

Peripherals and Expansion

  • Installing an optical drive and PCI sound card
  • Installing firewire cards
  • Installing a PCI sound card
  • Identifying sound card ports
  • Identifying video card ports
  • Understanding USB versions
  • Identifying additional ports and connectors
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying I/O ports of a motherboard
  • Identifying desktop PC ports
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Identifying input and output devices

Display Devices

  • Extending monitor displays
  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop

Custom Configurations

  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming

Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding advantages and disadvantages of topologies
  • Identifying the purpose of OSI layers
  • Connecting a star topology
  • Identifying network types
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying types of a cable
  • Identifying network connectors

Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers

Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Describing 802.11 modulation techniques
  • Describing 802.11 networking standards
  • Understanding QoS levels
  • Identifying key steps to plan a network
  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Installing a NIC

Understanding Laptops

  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Comparing desktop and laptop
  • Identifying a port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Installing laptop components

Understanding Mobile Devices

  • Identifying USB cables of devices

Installing and Configuring Printers

  • Installing a printer
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Understanding the electrophotographic print process
  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Connecting a USB printer to a computer
  • Installing memory into a laser printer
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution

Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Running different parameters of the net share command
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Renewing an IP address
  • Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
  • Describing error codes
  • Identifying network cabling tools

Appendix A

Appendix B

Exam Information

CompTIA A+ exam is globally recognized, vendor-neutral exam designed for IT professionals. The 220-901 exam is a part of CompTIA's A+ certification. 220-901 exam covers network connectivity issues, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and PC hardware and peripherals.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official pre-requisites for the CompTIA A+ certification, both CompTIA recommends that candidates should have a minimum of 12 months of hands-on experience in lab or field work.
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+ 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.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

  • Identifying Components of Motherboards
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies

  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Peripherals and Expansion

  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Display Devices

  • Understanding Display Types and Settings
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Custom Configurations

  • Standard Thick Clients
  • Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
  • Audio/Video Editing Workstations
  • Virtualization Workstations
  • Gaming PCs
  • Home Theater PCs
  • Thin Clients
  • Home Server PCs
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 7: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 9: Understanding Laptops

  • Understanding Laptop Architecture
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 10: Understanding Mobile Devices

  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 11: Installing and Configuring Printers

  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 12: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices, Printers, and Networking
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 13: Appendix A

  • 3d Objects

Lesson 14: Appendix B

  • Videos

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