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Preparing for CompTIA A+ - Exam 220-901 (2015 Objectives)

Video Description

The CompTIA A+ certification is recognized by employers world-wide as a demonstration of computer technician competency. Two CompTIA exams must be passed before a person can obtain the A+ certification. In this video, CompTIA pro Mark Long uses hands-on demonstrations, photos, and animations to review the content covered in the first exam: 220-901.

A key benefit of this video is instruction on how to obtain a copy of CompTIA's published 2015 objectives. Knowing the objectives helps you identify your knowledge weaknesses and allows you to focus on what you need to know to pass the exam. The course is targeted at beginning level computer technicians eager to land their first real IT jobs as well as existing A+ certification holders who need to re-certify.

  • Get prepared for the A+, the certification that opens the computer technician career door
  • Understand the technologies and functionalities covered in the CompTIA 220-901 A+ exam
  • See how to obtain a copy of CompTIA's published 2015 objectives - critical for passing the exam
  • Review A+ knowledge related to PC hardware, peripherals, mobile devices, and networking
  • Survey A+ knowledge related to troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues
  • Discover memorization techniques that make taking the exam easier and less stressful
Mark Long is a long term contributor to O'Reilly Media having authored twelve book and video titles including CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 (2014 Objectives), Windows Presentation Foundation Basics, Learning Windows PowerShell, and Securing Windows Networks. He solves IT issues for numerous Fortune 500 companies as the head of his own consulting company. Mark holds the A+ certification and many others, including Microsoft's MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT.

Table of Contents

  1. CompTIA A+ 220-901
    1. Introduction - What To Expect From This Course 00:04:52
    2. About The Author 00:03:52
    3. Course Overview 00:04:32
    4. Who Is CompTIA? 00:07:00
    5. Why A+? 00:07:05
    6. What You Need To Know 00:06:27
    7. Taking The A+ Exam 00:07:26
    8. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Computing Basics
    1. Hardware, Software, And Firmware 00:05:58
    2. BIOS/UEFI 00:06:27
    3. Memory 00:06:52
    4. A+ Techs And Security 00:07:23
    5. Networking 00:06:18
    6. Printing Basics 00:05:24
    7. Troubleshooting Basics 00:06:41
    8. Chapter 2 Assessment 00:06:01
  3. Hardware And The Boot Process
    1. What Is BIOS? 00:05:56
    2. Understanding The Boot Sequence 00:07:24
    3. BIOS Configuration Part - 1 00:06:54
    4. BIOS Configuration Part - 2 00:05:55
    5. Virtualization Settings 00:07:14
    6. Securing BIOS Part - 1 00:06:27
    7. Securing BIOS Part - 2 00:05:57
    8. Chapter 3 Assessment 00:05:41
  4. Hardware - Motherboards
    1. Motherboard Basics 00:06:00
    2. Motherboard Sizes Part - 1 00:06:19
    3. Motherboard Sizes Part - 2 00:05:20
    4. Sockets And Slots 00:06:45
    5. Expansion Slots 00:07:37
    6. Utilizing Expansion Cards Part - 1 00:06:55
    7. Utilizing Expansion Cards Part - 2 00:05:47
    8. Understanding Chipsets 00:06:42
    9. Chapter 4 Assessment 00:05:46
  5. Hardware - Processors
    1. CPU Basics 00:07:22
    2. CPU Characteristics Part - 1 00:07:15
    3. CPU Characteristics Part - 2 00:07:40
    4. Understanding Sockets 00:07:47
    5. Intel Sockets And CPUs 00:04:39
    6. AMD Sockets And CPUs 00:03:59
    7. CPUs And Cooling 00:07:34
    8. Chapter 5 Assessment 00:05:32
  6. Hardware - Storage
    1. Data Storage Devices 00:03:39
    2. Hard Drive Basics 00:07:46
    3. Solid State Drives 00:05:43
    4. Drive Connections 00:08:05
    5. Common Device Connections 00:08:19
    6. Parallel Or Serial? 00:04:27
    7. Media Capacities 00:07:46
    8. Understanding Raid 00:08:46
    9. Chapter 6 Assessment 00:06:17
  7. Hardware - RAM
    1. RAM Basics 00:08:24
    2. RAM Types 00:06:53
    3. RAM Speeds 00:05:17
    4. What Is Parity And ECC? 00:05:40
    5. Buffered And Unbuffered RAM 00:03:14
    6. Chapter 7 Assessment 00:04:15
  8. Hardware - Displays
    1. Display Basics 00:07:36
    2. Understanding Resolution 00:04:27
    3. Aspect Ratios 00:04:17
    4. Display Connectors 00:05:51
    5. Privacy Filters 00:03:28
    6. Chapter 8 Assessment 00:04:23
  9. Networking - Cables And Connections
    1. Networking Basics 00:06:08
    2. Network Types 00:07:09
    3. Network Cabling Types 00:05:40
    4. UTP Cable 00:06:55
    5. UTP Connectors 00:05:22
    6. UTP Cat Levels 00:04:42
    7. Coaxial Cable 00:06:14
    8. Fiber Optic Cable 00:04:57
    9. Plenum Rated Cables 00:05:06
    10. Network Devices 00:08:30
    11. Power Over Ethernet 00:04:19
    12. Chapter 9 Assessment 00:03:25
  10. Networking - TCP/IP Addressing
    1. TCP/IP Basics 00:04:19
    2. Understanding The Subnet Mask 00:06:24
    3. Default Gateway 00:05:30
    4. Understanding CIDR 00:07:21
    5. Fundamentals Of DHCP 00:05:51
    6. Static And Dynamic Addressing 00:06:38
    7. APIPA Addressing 00:04:10
    8. Fundamentals Of DNS 00:06:51
    9. TCP Vs. UDP 00:03:57
    10. Understanding Ports 00:07:46
    11. Port Forwarding And Triggering 00:06:24
    12. Chapter 10 Assessment 00:03:35
  11. Networking - Wireless
    1. Wi-Fi Basics 00:03:16
    2. Wireless Standards 00:07:14
    3. Wireless Encryption 00:07:41
    4. Wireless Channels 00:04:33
    5. Chapter 11 Assessment 00:03:11
  12. Mobile Devices
    1. Mobile Device Types 00:04:01
    2. Laptop Ports And Adapters 00:06:33
    3. Laptop Display Characteristics 00:05:47
    4. USB Adapters 00:04:31
    5. Mobile Device Connections 00:08:45
    6. Chapter 12 Assessment 00:06:03
  13. Hardware - Printers
    1. Types Of Printers 00:09:21
    2. Laser Printing Process 00:07:50
    3. Virtual Printing 00:03:32
    4. Chapter 13 Assessment 00:03:01
  14. Troubleshooting
    1. Basic Troublshooting Method 00:08:24
    2. Command Line Tools 00:05:57
    3. Command Prompt Demo 00:06:53
    4. Hardware Tools 00:08:20
    5. Chapter 14 Assessment 00:04:35
  15. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:05:34