CompTIA A+ 220-1001

25 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

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CompTIA A+ exam is a globally recognized industry standard for establishing an IT career. CompTIA A+ Core Series 220-1001 exam covers expanded content on growing IT support role including expanded baseline security topics. The certification provides a different approach to define competency in operational procedures including basic disaster prevention, recovery, and scripting basics and a greater dependency on networking and device connectivity.

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting
  • Module A: Troubleshooting theory
Lesson 2: Motherboards and CPUs
  • 2.1 Module A: Motherboards
  • 2.2 Module B: CPUs
  • 2.3 Summary
Lesson 3: Computer power supplies
  • 3.1 Module A: Power supply connectors
  • 3.2 Module B: Power supply installation
  • 3.3 Module C: Power supply troubleshooting
  • 3.4 Summary
Lesson 4: Memory
  • 4.1 Module A: Read-only memory
  • 4.2 Module B: Random access memory
  • 4.3 Summary
Lesson 5: Computer expansion
  • 5.1 Module A: Expansion interfaces
  • 5.2 Module B: Expansion card installation
  • 5.3 Module C: Connectors and cables
  • 5.4 Summary
Lesson 6: Physical storage
  • 6.1 Module A: Disk drives
  • 6.2 Module B: RAID storage
  • 6.3 Module C: Optical drives
  • 6.4 Module D: Other storage methods
  • 6.5 Summary
Lesson 7: Input-output devices
  • 7.1 Module A: Input devices
  • 7.2 Module B: Output devices
  • 7.3 Module C: Dual input-output devices
  • 7.4 Summary
Lesson 8: Display Devices
  • 8.1 Module A: Display technologies
  • 8.2 Module B: Display management
  • 8.3 Summary
Lesson 9: Network basics
  • 9.1 Module A: Classifying networks
  • 9.2 Module B: Network devices
  • 9.3 Module C: Internet connections
  • 9.4 Summary
Lesson 10: Network cables and connectors
  • 10.1 Module A: Twisted-pair connections
  • 10.2 Module B: Coaxial connections
  • 10.3 Module C: Optical media
  • 10.4 Summary
Lesson 11: Network protocols
  • 11.1 Module A: TCP/IP settings
  • 11.2 Module B: Transport protocols
  • 11.3 Module C: Application protocols
  • 11.4 Summary
Lesson 12: Wireless networking
  • 12.1 Module A: Wireless technology
  • 12.2 Module B: Wi-Fi standards
  • 12.3 Module C: SOHO router features
  • 12.4 Summary
Lesson 13: Virtualization and cloud computing
  • 13.1 Module A: Virtualization
  • 13.2 Module B: Cloud computing
  • 13.3 Summary
Lesson 14: Mobile devices
  • 14.1 Module A: Mobile device types
  • 14.2 Module B: Mobile device configuration
  • 14.3 Module C: Mobile device troubleshooting
  • 14.4 Summary
Lesson 15: Printers and multi-function print devices
  • 15.1 Module A: Printer technologies
  • 15.2 Module B: Printer installation and maintenance
  • 15.3 Module C: Printer troubleshooting
  • 15.4 Summary
Lesson 16: Custom computers
  • 16.1 Module A: Custom computer considerations
  • 16.2 Summary

All necessary course materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **