IT Hardware Technician: A+ (Core 1) Beginner

  • 28 Courses | 29h 1m 3s
  • 4 Books | 56h 56m
  • Includes Lab
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If you have an affinity for hardware, you've come to the right place.  Take the first step at becoming a master technician, from motherboards to servers.


CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Installing Hardware & Display Components

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CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Installing Hardware & Display Components
Time to upgrade your computer? Explore best practices to handle laptop hardware and components. In this course you will learn about SSD, hybrid, and magnetic hard drive types. Study various forms of computer memory. See how to install common hardware, such as keyboards, smart card readers, touchpads, Wi-Fi antenna connectors, webcams, touchscreens, and microphones. Get familiar wireless cards, Bluetooth modules, cellular cards, and mini PCIe. Learn the difference between LCD and OLED displays. Finally, learn about inverter power supplies used in LCD monitors.
12 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Laptops Features & Mobile Device Types
Explore various laptop features and supporting devices, such as special functions, docking stations and removable screens. During this course, you will delve into these features, and also port replicators, physical laptop security, tablets, smartphones, and wearable technology, such as smart watches, fitness monitors, and VR/AR headsets. As an exercise, you will describe when to use special function keys, list the benefits of using a docking station, identify when to use a port replicator, describe the features of a smartphone, and list GPS device capabilities.
11 videos | 48m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Accessories & Mobile Device Synchronization
Mobile devices have flooded the market. Discover the various mobile connection types available, as well as best practices for synchronizing data. In this course, you will learn how to identify different types of wired connections, such as microUSB, lightning, tethering, and proprietary vendor-specific ports. You will also learn about wireless connections, such as NFC, Bluetooth, infrared (IR), and hotspots. Find out about accessories, such as headsets, speakers, game pads, battery packs, waterproofing, card readers, and memory types. See how to synchronize data, authenticate connections, and meet software requirements to install apps on a PC.
11 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Mobile Device Network Connectivity & Application Support
Examine mobile device network connectivity options, such as wireless, cellular, and Bluetooth, as well as application support for commercial e-mail and VPN. Find out how wireless and cellular data networks operate. Watch how to enable, pair, find, and test Bluetooth connectivity. Study POP3 and IMAP email configurations. Review port, SSL, and S/MIME settings. Explore the differences between iCloud, Google, Exchange Online, and Yahoo. Consider features of PRI (Product Release Information), PRL (Preferred Roaming List), and baseband device updates. Identify the purpose of radio firmware. Compare IMEI and IMSI identification systems. Discover the benefits of VPN.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: TCP & UDP ports
Explore common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose. In this course, learn to tell the difference between TCP and UDP. Learn usage of well-known communication ports for FTP, SSH, Telnet, e-mail, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, DHCP, RDP, NetBIOS/NetBT, SMB, CIFS, SLP, AFP, LDAP, and SNDP. As an exercise, you will learn how to describe features of FTP, list the ports used for both sending and receiving an e-mail transmission, and describe the benefits of DHCP.
13 videos | 1h 12m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Networking
Explore networking fundamentals, including TCP and UDP and review common networking hardware devices. In this course you will recognize the differences between hubs and bridges. Learn when to use a network switch. See how a router protects your systems. Find the differences between access points, repeaters, and extenders. Learn when to use network controllers. Differentiate between cable and DSL modems. Describe the purpose of patch panels. List the benefits of Power over Ethernet (PoE), and compare it with Ethernet over Power, which uses common electrical wiring to convey Ethernet connectivity. Conclude by finding out how cloud-based network controllers work.
12 videos | 1h 13m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Configuring a Wired/Wireless Network
Wired and wireless networks are everywhere. Explore how to install and configure them. In this course, you will learn what is needed to configure a basic router and switch, set network access points, and work with your Network Interface Controller (NIC). See how to configure end user devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, such as thermostats, security systems, appliances, and vehicles. Compare DSL and cable modems. Perform basic configurations for your firewall, Quality of Service (QoS) data traffic prioritization, and communication frequency. Conclude by understanding the elements of an IP address and a subnet mask.
11 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Wireless Networking Protocols
As wireless gadgets proliferate, so do their network protocols. This course helps you distinguish between WiFi standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac; the frequencies they use, the channels they offer, and how well they perform against one another. Other wireless standards discussed include Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and Zigbee and Z-Wave for Iot devices and low power applications. Finally, this course compares 3G, 4G, 5G, and LTE cellular communication standards and their application to mobile devices.
12 videos | 1h 1m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Network Hosts
Explore what computer network servers provide to ease administration and service clients. This course introduces you to the purpose of multiple server types. These include web servers, file servers, print servers, DHCP servers, DNS servers, proxy servers, mail servers, and authentication servers. You will also learn about the syslog, which sends event messages to a logging server. Finally, this course compares network security technologies, such as UTM, IDS, IPS, and end-point management. It also discusses how to handle a mix of current and older, legacy equipment on a network.
12 videos | 1h 7m