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

ISBN : 9781616916282

Gain hands-on expertise in the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exam with CompTIA A+ 220-901 course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The study guide focuses on all the objectives covered in the 220-901 exam and includes topics such as motherboards, processors, and memory; storage devices and power supplies; peripherals and expansion; networking fundamentals; mobile devices; hardware and network troubleshooting; and much more. The cert guide describes question format, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations with the interactive study resources.

CompTIA A+ certification is globally recognized, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT professionals. The 220-901 exam is a part of CompTIA's A+ certification. The exam covers network connectivity issues, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and PC hardware and peripherals0. This certification exam validates the understanding of a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

CompTIA recommends the following:

  • 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field
What is the exam registration fee? USD 211
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops, and performance-based questions.
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:

  1. 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.
  2. If a Candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 expires after three years from the date of issue, 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? To know more about the 220-901-complete, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • IT Support Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Identifying Components of Motherboard
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Display Types and Settings
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Laptop Architecture
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices, Printers, and Networking
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Mapping Videos to CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • 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
  • 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
  • Installing an Optical Drive and a 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
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Changing the refresh rate in Windows 7
  • Changing the display settings of a laptop
  • Configuring Windows 7 for media streaming
  • 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
  • Identifying IP address class values
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP model layers
  • 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
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Comparing desktop and laptop
  • Identifying a port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Installing Laptop Components
  • Identifying USB cables of devices
  • 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
  • Configuring printer memory
  • Identifying the steps for using an inkjet cleaning solution
  • 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