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CompTIA® A+® Complete Deluxe Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition by Toby Skandier, Emmett Dulaney, Quentin Docter

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Chapter 1 Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA A+ 220-901 OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • ✓ 1.1 Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
    • Install firmware upgrades – flash BIOS
    • BIOS component information: RAM, Hard drive, Optical drive, CPU, Boot sequence, Enabling and disabling devices, Date/time, Clock speeds, Virtualization support
    • BIOS security (passwords, drive encryption: TPM, lo-jack, secure boot)
    • Use built-in diagnostics
    • Monitoring: Temperature monitoring, Fan speeds, Intrusion detection/notification, Voltage, Clock, Bus speed
  • ✓ 1.2 Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purposes, and properties.
    • Sizes: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, ITX)
    • Expansion slots: PCI, ...

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