CompTIA A+: 220-1101: CompTIA A+ (Core 1)

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Prepare to become A+ certified by acquiring fundamental knowledge of supporting hardware and software technologies in an IT infrastructure.

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CompTIA A+ Core 2: Desktop, Server, & Mobile Operating Systems

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CompTIA A+ Core 1: Installing Hardware & Display Components

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CompTIA A+ Core 2: Desktop, Server, & Mobile Operating Systems
Technicians must be aware of the features and installation requirements of various types of operating systems. Use this course to learn about common OS types and how to perform OS installations and upgrades in a diverse OS environment. Begin by exploring the features of Windows, Linux, macOS, ChromeOS, and mobile device operating systems. Discover available OS installation options and plan an operating system deployment strategy after reviewing various installation methods. Finally, perform the installation of a Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS system. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to select the appropriate operating system for a given scenario and plan its deployment. This course will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 18m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Linux, macOS, & Windows File Systems
New disk devices can be initialized as Master Boot Record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT) and can be formatted using different types of file systems. Use this course to become familiar with and learn how to manage common Linux, macOS, and Windows file systems. To start, explore common file system types including the New Technology File System (NTFS), File Allocation Table (FAT32), exFAT, ext3, ext4, and the Apple File System (APFS). Discover the difference between MBR and GPT disks and learn how to format and partition disks. You'll then work with NTFS, share, and Linux file system permissions to configure access for network shares and learn how to manage file systems using command line tools. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to choose the appropriate file system and management tools for specific situations. This course will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Operating System & Network Management
Understanding the network connectivity options in modern operating systems is a vital skill you need as a technician. In this course, you will explore various GUI management tools that can be used when working in Windows. Learn to navigate and configure Control Panel settings and discover how to utilize networking commands in Windows and Linux, and management tools for macOS. Next, you will review how IP addressing, DNS, and DHCP works and observe how to configure Windows DNS and DHCP servers. Finally, learn how to manage various network settings, including those related to Windows Defender and Microsoft Active Directory. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to use command-line management tools and manage network-related settings in Windows, Linux, and the macOS. This course will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
16 videos | 1h 50m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Physical Security Measures
Technicians need to familiarize themselves with the various security principles and technologies available to protect employees, networks, and intellectual property from the emergent threats of the 21st century Internet. You will begin by exploring how to implement traditional physical security measures such as video surveillance, alarm systems, and motion sensors. Discover how to implement physical security devices such as key fobs, smart cards, keys, biometrics, lighting, and magnetometers. Next, learn how to implement and configure security features of Active Directory and how to secure devices using Mobile Device Management. Lastly, explore logical security features such as the principle of least privilege, access control lists, multi-factor authentication, and hard and soft tokens. ​ Upon completion, you'll be able to design and implement technologies available to protect businesses against the latest security threats. This course helps you to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
7 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Wireless Security Protocols & Authentication Methods
There are numerous wireless security protocols and authentication methods available. Technicians must learn how to recommend and potentially implement a wireless security solution depending on the requirements of an organization. In this course, you will start by learning the difference between the Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) wireless protocols and the features of each. Explore other wireless protocols and encryption options, including Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Finally, investigate wireless security authentication solutions, including Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System (TACACS+), Kerberos, and multi-factor authentication. After completing this course you'll know how to implement wireless security protocols and authentication methods. This course also helps you to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
10 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Malware Detection, Removal, & Prevention
Malware is software designed with malicious intent that often aims to disrupt, enable unauthorized access, or cause end-user access interference. In this course, you'll learn how to detect, remove, and prevent malware using the appropriate tools and methods. Begin by exploring the various types of malware including trojans, rootkits, viruses, spyware, ransomware, keyloggers, boot sector viruses, and cryptominers. Become familiar with the recovery console and recognize when to perform an operating system reinstallation as a result of malware. Next, learn how to differentiate between anti-virus and anti-malware solutions and discover how software firewalls can help secure a device. Lastly, discover the importance of end-user training and education as it relates to malware and other cyber threats. ​ After completing this course you'll know how to detect, remove, and prevent malware using the appropriate tools and methods. This course is part of a series used to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 41m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Social Engineering Attacks
Among the newer forms of security for most workers in the 21st century involves social engineering -protecting workers and work against subtle but dangerous attacks by con men and scammers. Take a deep dive into security fundamentals and the many ways in which devious people steal information. This can include masquerading as delivery men, entering unauthorized areas without badges, shoulder surfing at airports or coffee shops, spoofing, dumpster-diving, and insidiously clever spear phishing attacks. Explore how legitimate-looking e-mails can lure workers to malicious websites, or worse, into opening encrypted attachments with company credentials or passwords. Lastly, discover common security vulnerabilities including non-compliant, unpatched, and unprotected systems, end of life (EOL) operating systems, and bring your own devices (BYOD). This course will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
18 videos | 1h 57m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Operating System Security Best Practices
There are many things to consider when managing and configuring basic security settings in the Microsoft Windows OS. Therefore, technicians must become well versed in configuring and enforcing workstations to meet best practices for security. In this course, you will begin by learning how to configure basic security settings including firewalls, Defender anti-virus, users and groups, and operating system login options. Explore the difference between NTFS and share permissions and discuss file and folder attributes and inheritance. Next, discover features of the administrator and standard user accounts and learn the fundamentals of user account control (UAC). Lastly, explore how to configure workstation security using features such as encryption, complex passwords, and account management and how to disable the AutoRun and AutoPlay features. Upon completion, you'll know how to configure basic security setting in the Windows OS. This course is part of a series used to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
16 videos | 1h 34m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Mobile & Embedded Device Security
As mobile technology evolves, so does the need for mobile device security. Mobile device security features protect data, including sensitive and private information, on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Learn about screen lock security features such as facial recognition, PIN codes, fingerprint, pattern, and swipe devices. Discover the benefits of remote wiping features, locator applications, and device encryption. Next, explore how operating system updates can help secure devices and patch vulnerabilities. Then discover features of remote backup applications, firewalls, and mobile anti-virus and anti-malware solutions. Lastly, you'll get an overview of policies and procedures as they relate to BYOD, profile security requirements, and Internet of Things (IoT) security. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to outline common methods for securing mobile and embedded devices. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
11 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Securing SOHO Networks & Browser Security
Technicians need to familiarize themselves with strategies, features, and techniques that can help ensure a safe and secure small office/home office (SOHO) environment. In this course, discover home router security settings to configure on a SOHO network. Explore wireless security considerations, including changing the service set identifier (SSID), disabling SSID broadcast and encryption settings, disabling guest access, and changing channels. Next, discover firewall security features such as disabling unused ports and port forwarding or mapping. You'll also learn to install and configure browsers and relevant security settings. Next you'll explore browser installations, extensions, and plug-ins, as well as password managers and certificates. Lastly, explore Internet browsing security features and techniques, including pop-up blockers, clearing browsing data, clearing cache, private-browsing mode, sign-in/browser data synchronization, and ad blockers. Once you have completed this course, you'll be able to configure security settings for browsers and SOHO networks. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
10 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Windows OS Problems & Personal Computer Security
Diagnosing problems within a network or a computer requires a special and versatile toolbox for the IT specialist. This course outlines many popular troubleshooting tools and practical strategies needed to quickly isolate all kinds of problems, regardless of platform, and resolve them, to help restore normal working conditions efficiently and quickly. Explore the benefits of building process checklists and learn how to determine if a problem is widespread or limited to one machine. Discover how to trace issues back to new hardware or software installations, and explore best practices and techniques for malware removal. Lastly, explore valuable troubleshooting steps that can be used to resolve mobile OS and app issues and any mobile OS security issues. This course will help you prepare for CompTIA+ certification exam 220-1102.
9 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Best Practice Procedures for Malware Removal
Malware is software specifically designed to compromise computers, servers, clients, or computer networks. In this course, you will learn best practices for the identification and removal of malware. Begin by exploring how to properly investigate and verify malware symptoms and how to ensure infected systems are quarantined immediately. Discover the importance of disabling System Restore from the onset as well as steps to remediate infected systems. Explore how to schedule system scans and run updates on a system. Next, discover when to re-enable System Restore and create a new restore point in Windows. Lastly, learn about the key points and techniques to share with end users when educating them on malware. This course helps prepare for CompTIA+ certification exam 220-1102.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Mobile OS Application & Application Security Issues
A large percentage of the population carries at least one mobile device on them at all times. These devices often contain applications that can be attractive targets for mobile attacks. This course covers how to troubleshoot mobile OS applications and application security issues. Discover common symptoms pertaining to mobile OS and application issues such as applications that fail to launch, crash, and fail to update. Next, explore connectivity issues pertaining to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, near-field communication, and AirDrop and learn how to identify internet connectivity issues, including limited or no connectivity. Lastly, discover how to deal with high numbers of ads, fake security warnings, unexpected application behavior, and leaked personal files and data. This course helps prepare for CompTIA+ certification exam 220-1102.
12 videos | 1h 18m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Information Management & Change Management Processes
Ticketing systems are a great way to collect user and device information, descriptions of problems, and problem resolutions. This course will explore ticketing and asset management systems and how these systems capture information about events and resources. Explore document types such as acceptable use policies, compliance, and network topology diagrams. Discover components of a typical standard operating procedure, including procedures for custom installation of software packages. Next, consider the importance of knowledge base articles and explore best practices for documenting business processes, including rollback plans, sandbox testing, and responsible staff members. Lastly, explore considerations when explaining basic change management best practices. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
11 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Backup & Recovery Methods
Backing up data is the practice of copying data from a primary to a secondary location. Regular backups are essential when attempting to recover from a primary data failure. Backups should be performed regularly in both personal and business scenarios. In this course, explore disaster prevention techniques and recovery best practices. Discover how to differentiate between full, incremental, differential, and synthetic backups, and learn when to implement each method. Next, explore backup frequency timelines that can help ensure regular data backups. Discover how to differentiate between on-site and off-site backup rotation schemes, and lastly, explore backup rotation schemes including grandfather-father-son (GFS) and the 3-2-1 backup rule. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
7 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Safety Procedures & Environmental Impacts
Environments should be designed and maintained with personal safety best practices and safety standards in mind. Enforcing safety standards helps ensure that operators are kept safe and prevented from causing harm to their systems. In this course, you'll learn when and where to use electrostatic discharge straps, mats, and bags. Explore personal safety measures, including disconnecting power before repairing a PC, lifting techniques, electrical fire safety, safety goggles, and air filtration masks. Discover material safety data sheet (MSDS) handling and disposal recommendations, including proper battery disposal, proper toner disposal, and proper disposal of other devices and assets. You will also learn the importance of temperature, humidity-level awareness, and proper ventilation, including equipment placement, dust cleanup, and compressed air and vacuums. Lastly, explore the impact of power surges, under-voltage events, and power outages and discuss when to use battery backup and surge suppressors. This course helps prepare for CompTIA A+ certification exam 220-1102.
12 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Communication Techniques, Licensing, & Policy Concepts
Professionalism is essential in any working environment, especially business operations that require interactions with customers. Learn about proper communication techniques and professionalism, such as avoiding jargon, acronyms, and slang. Explore how to maintain a positive attitude, project confidence, listen actively, and be on time. Discover how to avoid distractions including personal calls, texting, and personal interruptions. Explore how to set and meet expectations and timelines, and how to properly communicate status with the customer. Lastly, learn the importance of prohibited content/activity, privacy, licensing, and policy concepts. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
12 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 2: Scripting & Remote Technologies
Remote access is accessing a computer or device from any location, including remotely administering networks and computing environments. Scripting is the process of automating tasks that would otherwise be performed individually by a human operator. In this course, discover how to leverage remote access technologies. First, learn the basics of scripting, including script file types, use cases, and other considerations for using scripts. Next, explore remote access methods and tools, and examine the security considerations of each access method. Finally, discover how to leverage remote access technologies and recognize remote access methods and tools, including the security considerations of each access method. This course is part of a series that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 15m has Assessment available Badge
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CompTIA A+ Core 1: Installing Hardware & Display Components
As a computer technician, one of your main responsibilities is often to troubleshoot and diagnose hardware and display-related issues. In this course, you'll explore common hard drive types, replacement techniques, and migration processes. Investigate how to replace common hardware device components such as batteries and random-access memory (RAM). Examine physical privacy and security components such as biometrics and near-field scanner features. Learn how to differentiate between liquid crystal display (LCD) types, including in-plane switching (IPS), twisted nematic (TN), and vertical alignment (VA). Install and configure mobile display components, including Wi-Fi antenna connectors, webcams, microphones, and laptop screen inverters. Lastly, explore the common features of both digitizers and touchscreens. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to confidently troubleshoot hardware and display-related issues and select the appropriate solutions. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 29m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Mobile Device Accessories & Network Connectivity
Mobile device accessories, ports, and connectivity features allow for a variety of different connections as well as the enabling of additional mobile device features. As an IT industry professional, you will be called upon to configure those accessories and network connections, as well as provide application support in various situations. In this course, discover how to set up and configure Universal Serial Bus (USB). Explore key features of lightning and serial connectors, as well as near-field communication, Bluetooth, and hotspot connectivity options. Examine how global positioning system (GPS) services and cellular location services work. Lastly, explore the benefits of implementing mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) solutions. After completing this course, you will be able to set up and configure network connections and mobile device accessories. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
13 videos | 1h 22m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Networking Fundamentals
In order for computers to be able to exchange data and share resources with each other, they must be interconnected in some fashion. This is referred to as computer networking. Explore computer networking fundamentals, including TCP and user datagram protocol (UDP) ports, and review common networking hardware devices. Examine the differences between hubs and bridges. Discover when to use a network switch and how a router can protect a system. Explore key differences between access points, repeaters, and extenders, as well as cable and DSL modems. Learn about the benefits of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and compare it with Ethernet over Power, which uses common electrical wiring to convey Ethernet connectivity. Lastly, take a look at the features of network interface cards (NIC), optical network terminal (ONT), and software-defined networking (SDN) technologies. This course will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 31m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Wireless Networking & Services
Wireless networks are much more versatile than wired networks, especially in an environment where running wires might be difficult. This course covers the most efficient wireless networking protocols for various scenarios. You will explore wireless frequencies and channels and learn how to differentiate between 802.11 standards: - a, - b, - g, - n, - ac, and - ax. Next, delve into considerations for working with long-range fixed wireless, including licensed, unlicensed, power, and regulatory requirements. You will also identify features of near-field communication (NFC) and radio-frequency identification (RFID). Finally, explore server roles such as domain name system (DNS) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), and discover the global market for Internet of things (IoT) end-user solutions. After completing this course, you'll be able to differentiate between wireless networking protocols and tune common host services. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
16 videos | 2h 25m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Networking Concepts & Configurations
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are assigned to network-equipped devices that are part of a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/IP-based network, allow computers and other resources to communicate with each other. Explore the basics of IP addressing and networking concepts such as Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Begin with an overview of DNS and its benefits. Then take a closer look at the DHCP, its features, and the concept of reservations. Next, discover the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and look at virtual local area networks (VLANs). Finally, explore the various networking tools including crimpers, Wi-Fi analyzers, and loopback plugs. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 57m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Cable Types & Connectors
Technicians need to familiarize themselves with the vast array of cable options and connector types. Discover the most common cables and adapters encountered when working with computers and mobile devices. Explore Ethernet cable types, the differences between shielded twisted pair (STP) and unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling, and the basics of fiber optic and coaxial cabling. Next, learn the speed and transmission limitations of various network cables. Discover different video cables and learn about using Lightning and Thunderbolt cables. Then, examine Universal Serial Bus (USB) cables and the differences between USB, USB-C, USB2.0, and USB3.0. Explore serial peripheral cables and hard drive cables such as SATA (Serial AT Attachment), IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface). Finally, learn to differentiate between adapters such as DVI to HDMI, USB to Ethernet, and DVI to VGA and explore how computers utilize several types of connectors and converters. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.
18 videos | 1h 54m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: RAM & Storage Solutions
Every computer requires a storage device and Random Access Memory (RAM), so in this course you will explore different storage and RAM options and how they work, and discover various types of solutions for your computer. To begin, explore virtual RAM and the Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module, more commonly known as SODIMM. Then consider Double Data Rate (DDR) RAM and memory channels. Examine the features of solid-state drives (SSDs), a persistent memory storage type, and magnetic hard drives, an electromechanical data storage device. Next, compare and contrast features of the two most common physical sizes for hard drives: 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives. Finally, explore removable storage options and their benefits, and learn the differences between Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0, 1, 5, and 10. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
16 videos | 1h 39m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Motherboards, CPUs, & Add-on Cards
Motherboards are the backbone that connect computer components and enable them to communicate. Discover motherboards, the basics of central processing units (CPUs), and add-on cards, as well as the various factors that need to be considered to install and configure them in your computer. In this course, you will learn about motherboard form factors and connector types. Discover the basic input/output system (BIOS) of your computer, how to configure BIOS security, and how BIOS contains the most basic system software that allows you to booth the system and your operating system to interact with the hardware. Explore Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) batteries, your CPU's processing core, and the differences between single core and multi-core processors. Finally, explore CPU features and compatibility, compare two of the most popular manufacturers of microprocessors, and learn about cooling mechanisms for the CPU including options for dissipating heat in your system. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
12 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Power Supplies
Computer hardware technicians must understand the basics of computer power systems, including amps, wattage, voltage, general guidelines for power sizing, and power supply options. Explore key power systems lessons like differentiating between power supply inputs and outputs, identifying the values needed for components, such as overall wattage rating, and determining the amount of power needed based on the number of devices in use. Examine the characteristics of redundant power supplies and modular power supplies. Finally, put your new skills to use solving a problem to determine when to use more or less voltage, how to describe wattage ratings, and how to determine the output of a rail on power supply. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
9 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Multifunction Devices & Printer Consumables
A multifunction device delivers many functions such as print, fax, scan, and copy capabilities, which would otherwise be carried out by separate devices. Learn about multifunction devices, how to unbox a device, and set up location considerations. Discover how to select appropriate drivers for a given OS such as Printer Control Language (PCL) and PostScript, and explore USB, Ethernet, and wireless device connectivity options. Next, explore configuration settings such as duplex, orientation, tray settings, and quality and discover multifunction device security features such as user authentication, badging, audit logs, and secure prints. Lastly, explore email, Server Message Block (SMB), and cloud services and discover features of laser printers, inkjet printers, thermal printers, impact printers, and 3-D printers. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
15 videos | 1h 28m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Cloud Computing Concepts
Cloud computing allows users to store and access data and programs over the internet instead of a local hard drive. In this course, explore cloud computing concepts such as cloud model types, resource sharing, measure service, and virtual desktops. Discover the features of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS); and learn how to differentiate between public, private, hybrid, and community cloud infrastructures. Discover key differences between internal and external shared resources and explore rapid elasticity, a feature that allows for scalable provisioning. Finally, examine the considerations and benefits of using a measured service or a metered service and investigate the types of virtual desktops and their purposes. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
11 videos | 1h 17m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Client-side Virtualization
Virtualization enables the ability to use software to create a virtual computer system. One of the main benefits of virtualization is that it allows organizations to run multiple virtual systems using a single computer system, such as a server. Explore the basics of virtualization, including how it allows for the creation of virtual resources like operating systems, servers, and storage solutions. Begin with an overview of virtual machines (VMs) and memory and discover the purpose of VMs and the tasks they perform, their common uses and how they are created within the physical host computer, as well as common configurable settings for a VM. Finally, you will examine the resource and security requirements for virtualization. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
6 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Best Practices for Resolving Problems
In any technological environment, problems are inevitable. In this course, learners will look at detailed approaches to resolving issues by examining the six-step troubleshooting methodology used to resolve problems with computer systems. Begin by considering the impact of corporate policies and procedures before implementing changes. Learn steps for identifying a problem, such as questioning the user and inquiring about environmental and infrastructure changes. Discover how to conduct external or internal research based on symptoms so that you can establish a theory of probable cause, test the theory, and evaluate your test results. Next, you will learn how to establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution, verify full system functionality, and implement preventive measures. Review best practices to document findings, actions, and outcomes. Finally, explore systems and troubleshooting techniques when dealing with hardware components, storage devices, displays, and mobile devices. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
13 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Troubleshooting & Resolving Printer Issues
Printers have a lot of moving parts, so problems are inevitable. As a computer technician, your job will be to identify and resolve some of these common concerns. Start by exploring basic troubleshooting considerations for printers, including typical issues like paper jams or print quality problems. Investigate potential driver compatibility issues and learn how to interpret error codes. Find out why firmware updates are required and how they can resolve certain issues. Learn how to correct screen display and printer output problems, how to calibrate and clean printers, and how to troubleshoot print quality issues. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
14 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ Core 1: Troubleshooting Wired & Wireless Networks
Technicians are required to identify, diagnose, and solve common wired and wireless network-related problems. Due to the many components of a network, this can be challenging at times. Fortunately, there are many common issues to look for that can help resolve issues promptly. Explore how to resolve intermittent wireless connectivity issues and slow network speeds, as well as issues related to jitter and port flapping. Discover methods to improve voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone services and high latency problems. Lastly, explore common examples of external interference that can disrupt a wired or wireless network. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification.
10 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
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CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Fifth Edition
The book presents material on mobile devices, hardware, networking, virtualization and cloud computing, network, hardware, and software troubleshooting, operating systems, security, and operational procedures.
book Duration 30h 37m book Authors By Jon Buhagiar, Quentin Docter

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CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Fifth Edition
This book covers mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, hardware and network troubleshooting, operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.
book Duration 10h 5m book Authors By Troy McMillan

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CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Third Edition
The Third Edition of the CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102 offers aspiring and practicing computer technicians essential and practical exam prep material for the industry favorite A+ certification.
book Duration 23h 14m book Authors By Audrey O'Shea, Jeff T. Parker

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CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide, Eleventh Edition (Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102)
Filled with hands-on exercises with accompanying videos, and with hundreds of practice questions including performance-based types, CompTIA A+(tm) Certification Study Guide, Eleventh Edition (Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102) covers what you need to know-and shows you how to prepare-for these challenging exams.
book Duration 19h 10m book Authors By Faithe Wempen
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide, Eleventh Edition (Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102)
Filled with hands-on exercises with accompanying videos, and with hundreds of practice questions including performance-based types, CompTIA A+(tm) Certification Study Guide, Eleventh Edition (Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102) covers what you need to know-and shows you how to prepare-for these challenging exams.
book Duration 19h 10m book Authors By Faithe Wempen

Book

CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Fifth Edition
The book presents material on mobile devices, hardware, networking, virtualization and cloud computing, network, hardware, and software troubleshooting, operating systems, security, and operational procedures.
book Duration 30h 37m book Authors By Jon Buhagiar, Quentin Docter

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CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Fifth Edition
This book covers mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, hardware and network troubleshooting, operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.
book Duration 10h 5m book Authors By Troy McMillan

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CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102, Third Edition
The Third Edition of the CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Core 1 Exam 220-1101 and Core 2 Exam 220-1102 offers aspiring and practicing computer technicians essential and practical exam prep material for the industry favorite A+ certification.
book Duration 23h 14m book Authors By Audrey O'Shea, Jeff T. Parker
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SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

CompTIA A+ Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level)
The CompTIA A+ Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify core desktop and mobile technologies and participate in conversations about said technologies. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have a basic awareness of mobile computing.
19m    |   19 questions
CompTIA A+ Literacy Benchmark (Beginner Level)
The CompTIA A+ Literacy Benchmark (Beginner Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify core mobile desktop technologies and actively participate in conversations about said technologies. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have a literate and experienced understanding of computing.
18m    |   18 questions
CompTIA A+ Proficiency Benchmark (Advanced Level)
The CompTIA A+ Proficiency Benchmark (Advanced Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify, explain, and solution-design core mobile and desktop computing technologies and participate in conversations about said technologies. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have an advanced understanding of computing and are generally considered a subject matter expert on the topic.
28m    |   28 questions
CompTIA A+ Competency Benchmark (Intermediate Level)
The CompTIA A+ Competency Benchmark (Intermediate Level) measures your ability to identify core computing and mobile technologies and participate in conversations about said technologies as an experienced professional. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have a deep and sophisticated working knowledge of computing.
22m    |   22 questions
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