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CompTIA A+ 220-902

Video Description

Overview

More than 19 hours of video training covering all the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam.

Description

CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of A+ skills. The purpose of these videos is to act as quick and concise hands-on training that is easily absorbed. The modules in this course cover every objective in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam and can be used as your sole resource for learning the material needed to study for and pass the test. You can also use this as a supplement to other A+ training.

Five modules map to the main objectives of the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam. These modules contain 28 lessons with videos totaling more than 19 hours that includes hands-on demonstrations, audio instruction, animations, whiteboard training, and configurations. The videos also include numerous hands-on networking, OS and UI demos, real-world troubleshooting methods, and security concepts with hands-on solutions.

About the Instructor

David L. Prowse is an author, computer network specialist, and technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

What You Will Learn

  • All the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam
  • Real-world skills

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course are people looking to pass the CompTIA exam as well as those interested in entering the IT field, current computer technicians, help desk technicians, and LAN support specialists. The product focuses heavily on building a computer, hands-on configurations, mobile and device labs, and real-world troubleshooting.

Course Requirements

Users should have a basic working knowledge of computers.

Module 1: Windows Operating Systems
This module covers the various Windows versions and features, including how to install Windows, the Control Panel utilities, administrative tools and other advanced tools, the command prompt, Windows networking, and preventive maintenance of Windows. You learn how to perform configurations on three systems: a laptop running Windows 8.1 Standard Edition, the AV Editor desktop computer, which runs Windows 8.1 Pro, and the Media PC desktop computer, which runs Windows 7 Ultimate. You also learn how to use virtual machines as necessary and walk through a Windows 8 installation.

Module 2: Other Operating Systems and Technologies
This module looks at other OSes, such as OS X, Linux, Android , and iOS. We also explore client-side virtualization, cloud-based technologies, servers and networked hosts, mobile operating system features, mobile device connectivity, mobile device synchronization, and computer networking, while also reviewing the types of wired and wireless connections that you can make from a PC. We also take a look at TCP/IP configuration so you can link to other computers on the network and connect to the Internet.

Module 3: Security
This module discusses threats and vulnerabilities to your operating systems and applications. You also learn common security methods, implement Windows security settings, and cover the best practices for workstation security. Then, you learn data disposal techniques and how to secure small office and home office networks and the SOHO routers that provide connectivity to their computers.

Module 4: Software Troubleshooting
By far, this is the most important topic in the realm of A+. Operating systems will fail it's your job as a technician to fix them. In this module we show exactly how to troubleshoot operating system problems. We also troubleshoot security issues and perform both of these types of troubleshooting on desktop systems and mobile systems.

Module 5: Operational Procedures
This lesson focuses on your safety and that of your co-workers and shows how to implement proper safety procedures. We'll also discuss environmental concerns, how to respond to incidents and how to approach prohibited content. Finally, we get into the communication techniques and professionalism that will be expected of you in the IT field.

About the Complete Video Course series

Complete Video Courses are Pearson’s flagship video learning solution. Designed specifically for IT pros, developers, sys admins, network engineers, and certification candidates, Complete Video Courses feature the highest quality video learning and interactive courseware led by the industry’s most respected author trainers. Complete Video Courses combine A-to-Z topical coverage with hands-on exercises and interactive assessments so you can master new skills and test your knowledge. This is ideal for certification exam prep and learning new technologies from the ground up. Exercises include dynamic hands-on simulations, real-world CLI demos, content exercises that help you truly learn the topics in each module, and interactive practice questions designed to test your knowledge while you study. Complete Video Courses are easy-to-follow, step-by-step, streaming video labs that allow you to train from anywhere on any device. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course: Introduction 00:04:36
    2. Getting Started 00:04:34
  2. Module 01: Windows Operating Systems
    1. Module 1 Intro 00:02:05
  3. Lesson 1: Windows Features and Requirements
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:09
    2. 1.1 Windows Versions and Features 00:11:47
    3. 1.2 32-bit versus 64-bit 00:03:44
    4. 1.3 Windows Upgrade Paths 00:03:50
  4. Lesson 2: Installing Windows
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:38
    2. 2.1 Boot Methods 00:06:43
    3. 2.2 Types of Installations 00:19:55
    4. 2.3 Partitioning 00:17:35
    5. 2.4 File Systems & Formatting 00:08:24
    6. 2.5 Installation Considerations 00:07:47
    7. 2.6 Hands-on Windows 8 Installation 00:26:26
    8. 2.7 Hands-on Windows 8 Installation Part II 00:25:17
  5. Lesson 3: Windows Control Panel Utilities
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:34
    2. 3.1 Internet Options 00:09:36
    3. 3.2 Display Settings 00:07:25
    4. 3.3 Folder Options 00:11:03
    5. 3.4 System Properties 00:12:21
    6. 3.5 Power Options 00:06:43
    7. 3.6 Additional CP Icons 00:10:02
  6. Lesson 4: Windows Features and Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:07
    2. 4.1 Administrative Tools 00:24:13
    3. 4.2 System Configuration Utility 00:08:47
    4. 4.3 Task Manager 00:10:56
    5. 4.4 Disk Management 00:07:32
    6. 4.5 Migration/Upgrade Tools 00:07:39
    7. 4.6 System Utilities 00:14:46
    8. 4.7 System Utilities Part II 00:17:51
  7. Lesson 5: Command Prompt Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:57
    2. 5.1 Command Prompt Basics 00:08:31
    3. 5.2 File-related Commands 00:12:38
    4. 5.3 File-related Commands Part II 00:12:52
    5. 5.4 Disk and File Checking Tools 00:13:56
    6. 5.5 Working with Tasks 00:04:32
    7. 5.6 Policy-based Commands 00:04:06
    8. 5.7 Additional Command-line Tools 00:02:34
  8. Lesson 6: Windows Networking
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:22
    2. 6.1 Types of Windows Networks 00:14:57
    3. 6.2 Networking Connections 00:05:50
    4. 6.3 Alternate IP Address 00:04:00
    5. 6.4 Network Card Properties 00:10:35
    6. 6.5 Sharing and Mapping 00:15:20
    7. 6.6 Remote Control 00:07:54
    8. 6.7 Proxy Settings 00:09:16
    9. 6.8 Firewall Settings 00:05:47
  9. Lesson 7: Preventative Maintenance for Windows
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:09
    2. 7.1 Windows Best Practices 00:11:08
    3. 7.2 Maintenance Tools 00:08:18
  10. Module 02: Other Operating Systems and Technologies
    1. Module 2 Intro 00:02:05
  11. Lesson 8: OS X and Linux
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:52
    2. 8.1 OS X and Linux Best Practices 00:19:58
    3. 8.2 OS X and Linux Tools 00:08:33
    4. 8.3 OS X Features 00:17:28
    5. 8.4 Basic Linux Commands 00:15:39
  12. Lesson 9: Client-side Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:28
    2. 9.1 Virtualization Basics 00:16:56
    3. 9.2 Hypervisor 00:07:32
    4. 9.3 Virtualization Programs 00:17:31
  13. Lesson 10: The Cloud
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:39
    2. 10.1 SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS 00:03:12
    3. 10.2 Types of Clouds 00:02:47
    4. 10.3 Cloud Concerns 00:07:29
  14. Lesson 11: Servers and Networked Hosts
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:11
    2. 11.1 Server Roles 00:11:25
    3. 11.2 Internet Appliances 00:07:16
    4. 11.3 Embedded Systems 00:10:32
  15. Lesson 12: Mobile OS Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:47
    2. 12.1 Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Basics 00:06:48
    3. 12.2 Technical Comparison of Mobile Devices 00:13:38
  16. Lesson 13: Mobile Device Connectivity
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:01
    2. 13.1 Enabling and Disabling Wireless Technologies 00:05:26
    3. 13.2 Hotspot versus Tethering 00:05:34
    4. 13.3 Bluetooth 00:04:56
    5. 13.4 Configuring E-mail 00:06:18
  17. Lesson 14: Mobile Device Synchronization
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:43
    2. 14.1 Data Synchronization 00:08:19
    3. 14.2 Synchronization Methods 00:10:10
  18. Module 03: Security
    1. Module 3 Intro 00:01:35
  19. Lesson 15: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 15.1 Malware 00:10:20
    3. 15.2 Social Engineering 00:09:01
    4. 15.3 Spoofing & MITM 00:07:37
    5. 15.4 More Computerized Attacks 00:10:26
    6. 15.5 Protecting Systems from Threats 00:13:41
  20. Lesson 16: Common Security Methods
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:47
    2. 16.1 Physical Security 00:11:56
    3. 16.2 Digital Security 00:10:46
    4. 16.3 Conceptual Security 00:03:57
  21. Lesson 17: Windows Security Settings
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:04
    2. 17.1 Users and Groups 00:10:23
    3. 17.2 Shared Files and Folders 00:11:30
    4. 17.3 Permissions 00:16:24
    5. 17.4 Additional Windows Security Features 00:09:06
    6. 17.5 Additional Windows Security Features Part II 00:04:48
    7. 17.6 Bitlocker and EFS 00:13:25
  22. Lesson 18: Workstation Security - Best Practices
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 18.1 Password Best Practices 00:16:33
    3. 18.2 Account Management 00:11:27
    4. 18.3 Best Practices for Encryption, Authentication, and Updates 00:18:13
    5. 18.4 Best Practices in the Case of Loss or Theft 00:05:53
    6. 18.5 BYOD Security Concerns 00:08:32
  23. Lesson 19: Data Disposal and Destruction
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. 19.1 Recycling Best Practices 00:06:34
    3. 19.2 Physical Destruction 00:07:59
  24. Lesson 20: SOHO Security
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:51
    2. 20.1 SOHO Wireless Security 00:15:14
    3. 20.2 More SOHO Device Security 00:16:59
  25. Module 04: Software Troubleshooting
    1. Module 4 Intro 00:01:34
  26. Lesson 21: Troubleshooting Operating System Problems
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:57
    2. 21.1 Review of the A+ Troubleshooting Process 00:08:50
    3. 21.2 Troubleshooting Windows Operating System Failures 00:12:09
    4. 21.3 Troubleshooting Windows Operating System Failures Part II 00:09:39
    5. 21.4 Windows Recovery Environment and Boot Options 00:18:53
    6. 21.5 Troubleshooting a Boot Issue 00:09:14
    7. 21.6 Windows Troubleshooting Utilities 00:15:12
    8. 21.7 Windows Troubleshooting Utilities Part II 00:08:48
    9. 21.8 Linux Operating System Failures 00:05:10
  27. Lesson 22: Troubleshooting Security Issues
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:44
    2. 22.1 Common Symptoms and Potential Culprits 00:17:50
    3. 22.2 Tools used to Solve Security Problems 00:12:18
    4. 22.3 Best Practices for Malware Removal 00:03:03
  28. Lesson 23: Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:08
    2. 23.1 Common Symptoms and Potential Culprits 00:18:33
    3. 23.2 Tools used to Solve Mobile Device Issues 00:09:44
  29. Lesson 24: Troubleshooting Mobile OS Security Problems
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:50
    2. 24.1 Common Symptoms of Mobile OS Security Issues 00:10:39
    3. 24.2 Tools used to Solve Mobile OS Security Problems 00:13:11
  30. Module 05: Operational Procedures
    1. Module 5 Intro 00:01:31
  31. Lesson 25: Safety Procedures
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:47
    2. 25.1 ESD Prevention 00:05:07
    3. 25.2 Equipment Grounding 00:06:38
    4. 25.3 Toxic Waste Handling 00:05:39
    5. 25.4 Personal Safety 00:06:00
  32. Lesson 26: Environmental Concerns
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:56
    2. 26.1 MSDS 00:05:11
    3. 26.2 Environmental Controls, Dust, and Debris 00:06:12
    4. 26.3 Power Concerns 00:04:09
  33. Lesson 27: Incident Response and Prohibited Content
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:48
    2. 27.1 Incident Response 00:08:01
    3. 27.2 Personally Identifiable Information (PII) 00:04:25
  34. Lesson 28: Communication and Professionalism
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:18
    2. 28.1 Communication Techniques 00:05:17
    3. 28.2 Professionalism 00:05:42
  35. Summary
    1. CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course: Summary 00:01:30