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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802

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The powerful, easy way to prepare for the new CompTIA A+ Exams!

The brand-new CompTIA A+ LiveLessons is the ultimate electronic study package for today’s A+ candidate! CompTIA A+ LiveLessons offers more than 13 hours of expert, step-by-step video walkthroughs covering exam objectives for both A+ exams. Just watch, master, and review the new A+ objectives. This product provides comprehensive preparation for both new CompTIA A+ exams:

A+ 220-801
A+ 220-802

Part 1: Hardware, Section 1: Firmware
This lesson covers Firmware BIOS and CMOS.
Part 1: Hardware, Section 2: Hardware
This lesson includes coverage of A+ hardware topics such as Motherboards, Memory, power supplies, ports and connectors, and storage devices

Part 2: Windows XP, Section 1: Before Installation
This lesson discusses how to prepare the PC to accept the operating system.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 2: The Installation
This lesson discusses in detail how to install an operating system.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 3: Using the Desktop
This section covers using the desktop including Windows Explorer, the Start Menu, and the Taskbar.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 4: Control Panel
This lesson covers the Control Panel and using Admin tools.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 5: Accessories
This lesson covers Accessories and system tools.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 6: Drive Properties
This lesson covers Drive Properties such as backup, Chksk, defragment, and disk cleanup.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 7: Installation CD
This lesson covers the Installation CD Recovery Console and In-Place Recovery.
Part 2: Windows XP, Section 8: Additional Windows XP Topics
This lesson covers a variety of Windows XP topics such as Task Manager, The Registry, Shortcuts, and the Advanced Options Menu.

Part 3: Windows Vista
This lesson gives you a solid background Windows Vista for the A+ exam.

Part 4: Windows 7, Section 1: Introduction
This lesson is an introduction to Windows 7 and the Start Menu.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 2: Control Panel-System and Security
This lesson is covers the Control Panel, Systems Security and the Admin Tools.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 3: Control Panel-Hardware and Sound
This lesson covers hardware and sound including autoplay, power options and the Windows Mobility Center.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 4: Control Panel-Programs
This lesson is an introduction to programs.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 5: Control Panel-User Accounts and Family Safety
This lesson covers user accounts and family safety including Parental Controls and Credential Manager.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 6: Control Panel-Appearance and Personalization
This lesson covers Appearance and Personalization including Desktop Gadgets, Display, and Folder Options.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 7: Control Panel-Clock, Language, and Region
This lesson covers the Clock, Language, and Region settings in the Control Panel.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 8: Control Panel-Ease of Access
This lesson covers the Ease of Access Center.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 9: Accessories-Introduction
This lesson is an introduction to accessories such as the Remote Desktop Connection, Sync Center and Offline Files.
Part 4: Windows 7, Section 10: Accessories-System Tools
This lesson covers the Accessories System Tools including Computer and Drive Mapping, System Information and Windows Easy Transfer.

Part 5: Printers
This lesson covers printer hardware and how to configure printers in Windows XP as well as configuring devices and printers in Windows 7.

Part 6: Laptops
This lesson covers laptop hardware, memory, displays, input devices and power management.

Part 7: Networking, Section 1: Topologies and Physical Connections
This lesson covers the topologies and physical connections of your network.
Part 7: Networking, Section 2: Protocols and Configuration Settings
This lesson covers the protocols and configuration settings on the local network.
Part 7: Networking, Section 3: Communication Outside the Local Network
This lesson covers communication outside the local network.

Part 8: Security
Network security is discussed in this lesson. Topics include physical security and authentication, firewalls, wireless security, and malware.

Part 9: Operational Procedures
This lesson covers environmental issues along with customer service issues.

About the Authors:
Beth Smithis a computer technician with 14 years of classroom teaching and software development experience. Her teaching experience includes A+ Computer Technology and Network + certification classes at the college level and seminars at the corporate level. During her teaching career, Beth has held A+, Network +, and MCSE certifications.

Robin Donald Grahamis a composer and a programmer with 20 years of classroom experience. He developed and taught courses in digital electronics, math, programming, computer repair, and various other subjects related to computer technology. His hobby of photography helped him in creating many of the photographs used in the LiveLessons labs.

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1: Hardware, Section 1: Firmware
    1. BIOS 00:06:19
    2. CMOS 00:03:49
  2. Part 1: Hardware, Section 2: Hardware
    1. Motherboards 00:06:06
    2. Memory 00:07:18
    3. Storage Devices 00:14:57
    4. CPUs 00:08:20
    5. Ports and Connectors 00:07:38
    6. Power Supplies 00:03:59
    7. Display 00:06:37
    8. Physical Cleaning Methods 00:03:31
  3. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 1: Before Installation
    1. Partitioning the Hard Drive 00:03:14
    2. Active, System, and Boot Partitions 00:02:43
    3. Formatting the Hard Drive 00:03:03
    4. File Allocation Table 00:02:40
    5. Operating Modes 00:03:39
  4. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 2: The Installation
    1. Installation Types 00:04:52
    2. System Files 00:05:38
    3. File Systems 00:04:17
    4. Installation Methods 00:02:11
  5. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 3: Using the Desktop
    1. Windows Explorer 00:02:07
    2. Start Menu 00:05:08
    3. Taskbar 00:01:18
    4. Date and Time 00:01:10
    5. Display 00:04:02
  6. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 4: Control Panel
    1. Control Panel 00:03:04
    2. Accessibility 00:05:50
    3. Add or Remove Programs 00:03:26
    4. Admin Tools: The System Monitor 00:06:01
    5. Admin Tools: Services 00:02:34
    6. Admin Tools: Event Viewer 00:05:58
    7. Admin Tools: Disk Management 00:03:36
    8. Admin Tools: Local Users and Groups 00:09:11
    9. Folder Options 00:05:40
    10. The Mouse 00:02:50
    11. Regional and Language Options 00:01:38
    12. System: System Properties General Tab 00:02:36
    13. System: Computer Name 00:02:28
    14. System: Device Manager 00:07:26
    15. System: Driver Signing 00:05:09
    16. System: Hardware Profiles 00:05:19
    17. System: Virtual Memory 00:03:45
    18. System: Startup and Recovery 00:03:29
    19. System: Error Reporting 00:01:46
    20. System: System Properties Advanced Tab 00:03:51
    21. System: Remote Assistance 00:05:37
    22. System: Remote Desktop 00:05:15
    23. User Accounts 00:07:47
  7. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 5: Accessories
    1. Windows Updates and Automatic Updates 00:03:45
    2. Compatibility Mode 00:02:13
    3. System Tools: USMT/Files and Settings Transfer Wizard 00:02:14
    4. System Tools: Scheduled Tasks 00:02:23
    5. System Tools: System Information 00:03:55
    6. System Tools: DirectX Diagnostic Tool 00:02:35
    7. System Tools: System Restore 00:04:27
    8. Command Line 00:08:34
  8. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 6: Drive Properties
    1. Backup 00:12:49
    2. ASR 00:01:55
    3. Chkdsk 00:03:02
    4. Defragment 00:03:52
    5. Disk Cleanup 00:04:06
    6. Disk Quotas 00:02:50
  9. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 7: Installation CD
    1. The Recovery Console 00:03:32
    2. In-Place Upgrade 00:01:34
  10. Part 2: Windows XP, Section 8: Additional Windows XP Topics
    1. Folder Properties 00:10:36
    2. Task Manager 00:05:01
    3. Msconfig 00:03:49
    4. The Registry 00:08:45
    5. Microsoft Management Console 00:07:04
    6. Map a Network Drive 00:04:27
    7. Shortcuts 00:02:06
    8. Advanced Options Menu 00:04:16
    9. Windows File Protection and System File Checker 00:04:23
    10. Keyboard Navigation 00:05:27
  11. Part 3: Windows Vista
    1. Start Menu 00:05:23
    2. What’s New 00:09:29
    3. What’s Different 00:19:17
    4. What’s the Same 00:09:20
    5. What Else Do You Need to Know 00:06:49
    6. Windows Vista Summary 00:02:18
  12. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 1: Introduction
    1. Introduction to Windows 7 00:01:45
    2. Start Menu 00:02:29
  13. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 2: Control Panel-System and Security
    1. Introduction to Control Panel 00:00:58
    2. Introduction to System and Security 00:00:52
    3. System and Security: Action Center 00:08:33
    4. System and Security: System 00:11:48
    5. System and Security: Windows Update 00:01:42
    6. System and Security: Backup and Restore 00:02:58
    7. System and Security: Windows Anytime Upgrade 00:02:15
    8. System and Security: Introduction to Administrative Tools 00:01:31
    9. System and Security: Admin Tools: Computer Management: Shared Folders 00:00:56
    10. System and Security: Admin Tools: Computer Management: Local Users and Groups 00:04:43
    11. System and Security: Admin Tools: Computer Management: Disk Management 00:04:02
    12. System and Security: Admin Tools: Event Viewer 00:02:58
    13. System and Security: Admin Tools: Performance 00:02:53
    14. System and Security: Admin Tools: Services 00:01:45
    15. System and Security: Admin Tools: System Configuration 00:04:18
    16. System and Security: Admin Tools: Task Scheduler 00:01:47
  14. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 3: Control Panel-Hardware and Sound
    1. Introduction to Network and Internet 00:00:37
    2. Introduction to Hardware and Sound 00:00:51
    3. Hardware and Sound: AutoPlay 00:01:27
    4. Hardware and Sound: Sound 00:02:35
    5. Hardware and Sound: Windows Mobility Center 00:01:12
  15. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 4: Control Panel-Programs
    1. Introduction to Programs 00:00:39
    2. Programs: Programs and Features 00:02:15
    3. Programs: Default Programs 00:04:13
  16. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 5: Control Panel-User Accounts and Family Safety
    1. Introduction to User Accounts and Family Safety 00:00:53
    2. User Accounts and Family Safety: User Accounts 00:06:43
    3. User Accounts and Family Safety: Parental Controls 00:02:35
    4. User Accounts and Family Safety: Credential Manager 00:01:25
    5. User Accounts and Family Safety: Mail 00:00:58
  17. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 6: Control Panel-Appearance and Personalization
    1. Introduction to Appearance and Personalization 00:00:58
    2. Appearance and Personalization: Personalization 00:02:45
    3. Appearance and Personalization: Display 00:03:20
    4. Appearance and Personalization: Desktop Gadgets 00:01:12
    5. Appearance and Personalization: Taskbar and Start Menu 00:04:30
    6. Appearance and Personalization: Folder Options 00:03:23
  18. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 7: Control Panel-Clock, Language, and Region
    1. Introduction to Clock, Language, and Region 00:00:28
    2. Clock, Language, and Region: Date and Time 00:02:29
    3. Clock, Language, and Region: Region and Language 00:01:58
  19. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 8: Control Panel-Ease of Access
    1. Introduction to Ease of Access 00:01:09
    2. Ease of Access Center 00:02:46
  20. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 9: Accessories-Introduction
    1. Introduction to Accessories 00:00:55
    2. Getting Started 00:02:32
    3. Remote Desktop Connection 00:03:27
    4. Sync Center and Offline Files 00:02:26
    5. Windows Explorer and Libraries 00:04:09
  21. Part 4: Windows 7, Section 10: Accessories-System Tools
    1. Introduction to System Tools 00:01:00
    2. System Tools: Computer and Drive Mapping 00:03:15
    3. System Tools: Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) 00:01:42
    4. System Tools: System Information 00:02:59
    5. System Tools: Windows Easy Transfer 00:03:42
    6. Task Manager 00:04:10
  22. Part 5: Printers
    1. Printer Hardware 00:07:45
    2. Configuring Printers in Windows XP 00:04:10
    3. Configuring Devices and Printers in Windows 7 00:07:50
  23. Part 6: Laptops
    1. Ports, Connectors, and Components 00:10:09
    2. Memory 00:02:19
    3. Displays 00:03:19
    4. Power Management in Windows XP 00:06:29
    5. Power Management in Windows 7 00:02:35
    6. Input Devices 00:01:54
    7. Recovery Methods 00:02:02
  24. Part 7: Networking, Section 1: Topologies and Physical Connections
    1. Comparing LANs and WANs 00:03:30
    2. Network Topologies 00:03:34
    3. Transmission Media: Copper Cables 00:04:46
    4. Transmission Media: Fiber Optic Cables 00:02:25
    5. Transmission Media: Wireless 00:03:08
    6. NICs, Routers, Switches, and Hubs 00:05:58
  25. Part 7: Networking, Section 2: Protocols and Configuration Settings
    1. Network Protocols 00:08:24
    2. Network Configuration in Windows XP 00:08:37
    3. Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7 00:10:27
    4. Home Group in Windows 7 00:01:54
    5. IPv4 Addresses 00:04:54
    6. Public and Private IP Addresses 00:03:13
    7. IPv6 Addresses 00:03:15
    8. Ports 00:02:14
    9. Troubleshooting 00:06:29
  26. Part 7: Networking, Section 3: Communication Outside the Local Network
    1. Routers 00:04:02
    2. WAN Technologies 00:03:00
    3. Internet Options in Windows XP 00:06:41
    4. Internet Options in Windows 7 00:04:20
    5. SSL 00:01:52
    6. Email 00:02:30
    7. FTP and Telnet 00:01:40
  27. Part 8: Security
    1. Physical Security and Authentication 00:09:12
    2. Local Security Policy in Windows XP 00:08:09
    3. Local Security Policy in Windows 7 00:05:14
    4. EFS (Encrypted File System) in Windows XP 00:03:14
    5. TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7 00:03:13
    6. File Sharing and Permissions 00:08:28
    7. Firewall in Windows XP 00:03:27
    8. Firewall in Windows 7 00:02:44
    9. Wireless Security 00:06:02
    10. Malware 00:08:33
  28. Part 9: Operational Procedures
    1. Environmental and Safety Issues 00:11:14
    2. Customer Service 00:12:56