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Description

If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or computer service technician, the CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job.

In this 5 day instructor led course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems.

The CompTIA A+ course can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, 2016 objectives (exam numbers 220-901 and 220-902), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the hardware components of personal computers and mobile digital devices.
  • Identify the basic components and functions of operating systems.
  • Identify networking and security fundamentals.
  • Identify the operational procedures that should be followed by professional PC technicians.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot display devices.
  • Install and configure peripheral components.
  • Manage system components.
  • Manage data storage.
  • Install and configure Microsoft Windows.
  • Optimize and maintain Microsoft Windows.
  • Work with other operating systems.
  • Identify the hardware and software requirements for client environment configurations.
  • Identify network technologies.
  • Install and configure networking capabilities.
  • Support mobile digital devices.
  • Support printers and multifunction devices.
  • Identify security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls.
  • Implement security controls.
  • Troubleshoot system-wide issues.

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Outline

Lesson 1: Hardware Fundamentals

Topic A: Personal Computer Components Topic B: Storage Devices Topic C: Mobile Digital Devices Topic D: Connection Interfaces

Lesson 2: Operating System Fundamentals

Topic A: PC and Mobile Operating Systems Topic B: PC Operating System Tools and Utilities

Lesson 3: Networking and Security Fundamentals

Topic A: Network Types Topic B: Network Components Topic C: Common Network Services Topic D: Cloud Concepts Topic E: Security Fundamentals

Lesson 4: Safety and Operational Procedures

Topic A: Basic Maintenance Tools and Techniques Topic B: Personal and Electrical Safety Topic C: Environmental Safety and Materials Handling Topic D: Professionalism and Communication Topic E: Organizational Policies and Procedures Topic F: Troubleshooting Theory

Lesson 5: Supporting Display Devices

Topic A: Install Display Devices Topic B: Configure Display Devices Topic C: Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices

Lesson 6: Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components

Topic A: Install and Configure Input Devices Topic B: Install and Configure Output Devices Topic C: Install and Configure Input/Output Devices Topic D: Install and Configure Expansion Cards

Lesson 7: Managing System Components

Topic A: Identify Motherboard Components and Features Topic B: Install and Configure CPUs and Cooling Systems Topic C: Install Power Supplies Topic D: Troubleshoot System Components

Lesson 8: Managing Data Storage

Topic A: Identify RAM Types and Features Topic B: Troubleshoot RAM Issues Topic C: Install and Configure Storage Devices Topic D: Configure the System Firmware Topic E: Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows

Topic A: Implement Client-Side Virtualization Topic B: Install Microsoft Windows Topic C: Use Microsoft Windows Topic D: Configure Microsoft Windows Topic E: Upgrade Microsoft Windows

Lesson 10: Optimizing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows

Topic A: Optimize Microsoft Windows Topic B: Back Up and Restore System Data Topic C: Perform Disk Maintenance Topic D: Update Software

Lesson 11: Working With Other Operating Systems

Topic A: The OS X Operating System Topic B: The Linux Operating System

Lesson 12: Customized Client Environments

Topic A: Types of Common Business Clients Topic B: Custom Client Environments

Lesson 13: Networking Technologies

Topic A: TCP/IP Properties and Characteristics Topic B: TCP/IP Topic C: Internet Connections Topic D: Ports and Protocols Topic E: Networking Tools

Lesson 14: Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities

Topic A: Configure Basic Windows Networking Topic B: Configure Network Perimeters Topic C: Using Windows Networking Features Topic D: Install and Configure SOHO Networks

Lesson 15: Supporting Mobile Digital Devices

Topic A: Install and Configure Exterior Laptop Components Topic B: Install and Configure Interior Laptop Components Topic C: Other Mobile Devices Topic D: Mobile Device Accessories and Ports Topic E: Mobile Device Connectivity Topic F: Mobile Device Synchronization Topic G: Troubleshoot Mobile Device Hardware

Lesson 16: Supporting Printers and Multifunction Devices

Topic A: Printer and Multifunction Technologies Topic B: Install and Configure Printers Topic C: Maintain Printers Topic D: Troubleshoot Printers

Lesson 17: Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Controls

Topic A: Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities Topic B: General Security Controls Topic C: Mobile Security Controls Topic D: Data Destruction and Disposal Methods

Lesson 18: Implementing Security Controls

Topic A: Secure Operating Systems Topic B: Secure Workstations Topic C: Secure SOHO Networks Topic D: Secure Mobile Devices

Lesson 19: Troubleshooting System-Wide Issues

Topic A: Troubleshoot PC Operating Systems Topic B: Troubleshoot Mobile Device Operating Systems and Applications Topic C: Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks Topic D: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901

Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-902

Appendix C: A+ Command Reference

Appendix D: A Brief History of Personal Computers

PreRequisites

Before taking this course, students should have the following skills: To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft® Windows® environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts.

Audience

This course is designed for individuals who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Certification Exam and the CompTIA 220-902 Certification Exam.
$2750.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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