CompTIA A+ CertMike: Prepare. Practice. Pass the Test! Get Certified!: Core 1 Exam 220-1101

  • 5h 48m
  • Mark Soper, Mike Chapple
  • Sybex
  • 2023

Skip the fluff and get straight to the essentials with an indispensable prep handbook for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 exam

In CompTIA A+ CertMike: Prepare. Practice. Pass the Test! Get Certified! Core 1 Exam 220-1101, veteran tech experts and educators Mike Chapple and Mark Soper deliver a hands-on and practical roadmap to taking―and succeeding on―the CompTIA A+ Core 1 exam. You’ll learn how to install, configure, and maintain computer equipment, mobile devices, and software for end users, service components based on customer requirements, understand networking basics, and apply essential cybersecurity methods. Ace the test using the proven CertMike approach:

  • Prepare -- CertMike is your personal study coach, guiding you through all the exam objectives and helping you gain an understanding of how they apply to on-the-job tasks!
  • Practice -- Each chapter includes two multiple choice practice questions. Work through the detailed explanations to evaluate each answer option and understand the reason for the best answer!
  • Pass -- On exam day, use the critical knowledge you've learned when you’re ready to take the test. You'll feel ready and confident to pass the exam and earn your certification!

With a laser-focus on getting you job- and exam-ready, the book skips the fluff and gets right to the point of getting you familiar with IT basics and on the road to an in-demand IT certification and a new career in tech. You’ll also get complimentary access to additional online study tools, complete with a bonus practice exam and audio recordings of the CertMike Exam Essentials. Banish test anxiety and feel ready to pass the test―the first time around!

An indispensable resource for anyone preparing for their A+ certification, CompTIA A+ CertMike: Prepare. Practice. Pass the Test! Get Certified! Core 1 Exam 220-1101 is also a must-read for hardware and PC technicians seeking to upgrade their skillset.

About the Author

Mike Chapple, PhD, is Teaching Professor of Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He is a bestselling author of over 25 books and serves as the Academic Director of the University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He holds multiple additional certifications, including the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CySA+ (CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst), CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional), CompTIA PenTest+, and CompTIA Security+. Mike provides cybersecurity certification resources at his website,

Mark Soper, MCP, CompTIA A+, has over 30 years’ experience in IT. He is the author or co-author of 40 books on technology, covering topics ranging from CompTIA A+ to Microsoft Windows, networking, and troubleshooting.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Laptop Hardware—Core 1 Objective 1.1—Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Laptop Hardware and Components
  • Mobile Device Displays—Core 1 Objective 1.2—Compare and Contrast the Display Components of Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Ports and Accessories—Core 1 Objective 1.3—Given a Scenario, Set Up and Configure Accessories and Ports of Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Network Connectivity and Application Support—Core 1 Objective 1.4 Given a Scenario, Configure Basic Mobile-Device Network Connectivity and Application Support
  • TCP/IP Networking—Core 1 Objective 2.1 Compare and Contrast Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Ports, Protocols, and Their Purposes
  • TCP/IP Ports and Protocols—Core 1 Objective 2.1 Compare and Contrast Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Ports, Protocols, and Their Purposes
  • Networking Hardware—Core 1 Objective 2.2 Compare and Contrast Common Networking Hardware
  • Wireless Networking Protocols—Core 1 Objective 2.3—Compare and Contrast Protocols for Wireless Networking
  • Networked Host Services—Core 1 Objective 2.4—Summarize Services Provided by Networked Hosts
  • Installing and Configuring Networks—Core 1 Objective 2.5—Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Basic Wired/Wireless Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Networks
  • Advanced Network Configuration—Core 1 Objective 2.6—Compare and Contrast Common Network Configuration Concepts
  • Internet Connection Types—Core 1 Objective 2.7—Compare and Contrast Internet Connection Types, Network Types, and Their Features
  • Networking Tools—Core 1 Objective 2.8—Given a Scenario, Use Networking Tools
  • Cables and Connectors—Core 1 Objective 3.1—Explain Basic Cable Types and Their Connectors, Features, and Purposes
  • Random Access Memory (RAM)—Core 1 Objective 3.2—Given a Scenario, Install the Appropriate RAM
  • Storage Devices—Core 1 Objective 3.3—Given a Scenario, Select and Install Storage Devices
  • Motherboards—Core 1 Objective 3.4 (Part 1) Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Motherboards
  • Booting, CPUs, and Expansion Cards—Core 1 Objective 3.4 Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Motherboards, Central Processing Units (CPUs), and Add-On Cards
  • Power Supplies—Core 1 Objective 3.5—Given a Scenario, Install or Replace the Appropriate Power Supply
  • Printer and Multifunction Device Configuration—Core 1 Objective 3.6—Given a Scenario, Deploy and Configure Multifunction Devices/Printers and Settings
  • Printer Consumable Replacement—Core 1 Objective 3.7—Given a Scenario, Install and Replace Printer Consumables
  • Cloud Computing—Core 1 Objective 4.1—Summarize Cloud Computing Concepts (Models and Characteristics)
  • Virtualization—Core 1 Objective 4.2—Summarize Aspects of Client-Side Virtualization
  • Troubleshooting Methodology—Core 1 Objective 5.1—Given a Scenario, Apply the Best Practice Methodology to Resolve Problems
  • Troubleshooting Motherboards, RAM, CPU, and Power—Core 1 Objective 5.2—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Problems Related to Motherboards, RAM, CPU, and Power
  • Troubleshooting Storage—Core 1 Objective 5.3—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Diagnose Problems with Storage Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Troubleshooting Video—Core 1 Objective 5.4—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Video, Projector, and Display Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices—Core 1 Objective 5.5—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common Issues with Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshooting Printers—Core 1 Objective 5.6—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Printer Issues
  • Troubleshooting Networks—Core 1 Objective 5.7—Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Problems with Wired and Wireless Networks