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CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1) Course Content

Module 1 - Devices, Setups, and Installs

  •    1.1 Introduction to the Course, Meet the Instructor
  •    1.2 Appropriate Safety Procedures
  •    1.3 PC Components
  •    1.4 Guidlines for PC Disassembly
  •    1.5 Motherboards
  •    1.6 CPU Sockets
  •    1.7 PCI Bus
  •    1.8 Storage Bus (SATA and IDE)
  •    1.9 Discussing PC Components
  •    1.10 Common Connection Interfaces
  •    1.11 Wired and Wireless Connection Standards
  •    1.12 Install Peripheral Devices
  •    1.13 Guidlines and Discussion for Installing Peripheral Devices

Module 2 - Displays and Multimedia Devices

  •    2.1 Displays and Multimedia
  •    2.2 Display Device Connections and Cables
  •    2.3 Discussing Display Device Installation and Configuration
  •    2.4 Troubleshoot Display Devices
  •    2.5 Guidelines for Troubleshooting Display Devices
  •    2.6 Discussing Display Device Troubleshooting
  •    2.7 Install and Configure Multimedia Devices
  •    2.8 Discussing Multimedia Device Installation and Configuration

Module 3 - Supporting Multiple Drive Types

  •    3.1 Supporting Multiple Drive Types and Memory
  •    3.2 Memory Types
  •    3.3 RAM Types
  •    3.4 Memory Modules
  •    3.5 DIMM and SO-DIMM Technologies
  •    3.6 Parity and ECC RAM
  •    3.7 Memory Compatibility Issues
  •    3.8 Discussing System Memory Installation
  •    3.9 Install and Configure Mass Storage Devices
  •    3.10 Storage Adapters and Cables
  •    3.11 Solid State Drives
  •    3.12 Guidlines for Installing Mass Storage Devices
  •    3.13 Discussing Mass Storage Device Installation and Configuration
  •    3.14 Install and Configure Removable Storage
  •    3.15 Discussing Removable Storage Device Istallation and Configuration
  •    3.16 Configure RAID
  •    3.17 RAID Configuration Options
  •    3.18 Discussing RAID Configuration
  •    3.19 Troubleshoot Storage Devices
  •    3.20 Boot Failures
  •    3.21 Discussing Storage Device Troubleshooting

Module 4 - Accounting for CPUs and Internal Components

  •    4.1 Install Upgrade CPUs
  •    4.2 Multiprocessing and Multicore Processors
  •    4.3 Discussing CPU Upgrades
  •    4.4 Configure and Update BIOS UEFI
  •    4.5 Discussing BOIS-UEFI Configuration and Updates
  •    4.6 Install Power Supplies
  •    4.7 Discussing Power Supply Installation
  •    4.8 Troubleshoot Internal System Components
  •    4.9 POST and Boot Problems
  •    4.10 Boot Troubleshooting and Log Entries
  •    4.11 Motherboard Component Problems
  •    4.12 Discussing System Component Troubleshooting

Module 5 - All About Network Theories

  •    5.1 Wired Networks
  •    5.2 Common Ethernet Network Implementations
  •    5.3 Taps and Mirrors
  •    5.4 Discussing Wired Networks
  •    5.5 Network Hardware Devices
  •    5.6 Switches
  •    5.7 Power Over Ethernet
  •    5.8 Discussing Network Hardware Devices
  •    5.9 Wireless Networks
  •    5.10 Access Points and Wireless Network Modes
  •    5.11 Discussing Wireless Networks
  •    5.12 Internet Connection Types
  •    5.13 Wireless Internet Service Providers WISP
  •    5.14 Discussing Internet Connection Types
  •    5.15 Network Configuration Concepts
  •    5.16 The TCIP-IP Protocol Suite
  •    5.17 Internet Protocol and IP Addressing
  •    5.18 Public and Private IP Addresses
  •    5.19 IPv6
  •    5.20 Discussing Network Configuration Concepts
  •    5.21 Network Services
  •    5.22 DNS
  •    5.23 Dynamic and Static IP Configurations
  •    5.24 DNS Records MX and A
  •    5.25 Web Servers and HTTP-HTTPS
  •    5.26 Discussing Network Services

Module 6 - Network Operations and Diagnostics

  •    6.1 Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks
  •    6.2 Network Connections in Windows
  •    6.3 Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  •    6.4 Configure SOHO Network Security
  •    6.5 Firewalls
  •    6.6 Port Fowarding and Port Triggering
  •    6.7 Windows Firewall
  •    6.8 Network Security and Embedded Appliances
  •    6.9 Configure Remote Access
  •    6.10 Discussing Remote Access Configuration
  •    6.11 Troubleshoot Network Connections
  •    6.12 IP Configuration Issues
  •    6.13 Routing Issues
  •    6.14 Discussing Network Connection Troubleshooting

Module 7 - Cloud and Virtualization Computing

  •    7.1 Configure Client-Side Virtulaization
  •    7.2 Hypervisors
  •    7.3 Processor Support and Resource Requirements
  •    7.4 Virtual Networks
  •    7.5 Client-Side Virtualization
  •    7.6 Cloud Computing Concepts
  •    7.7 Internal and External Shared Resources
  •    7.8 Cloud Service Options
  •    7.9 Virtual Desktops
  •    7.10 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  •    7.11 Discussing Cloud Computing Concepts

Module 8 - Laptop Features and Troubleshooting

  •    8.1 Use Laptop Features
  •    8.2 Expansion Options
  •    8.3 Discussing Laptop Features
  •    8.4 Install and Configure Laptop Hardware
  •    8.5 Discussing Laptop Hardware Installation and Configuration
  •    8.6 Troubleshoot Common Laptop Issues
  •    8.7 Discussing Troubleshooting Common laptop Issues

Module 9 - Syncing and Setup of Mobile Devices

  •    9.1 Syncing and Setup of Mobile Devices
  •    9.2 Connect and Configure Mobile Devices
  •    9.3 Configure Mobile Device Network Connectivity
  •    9.4 Mobile VPN Configuration
  •    9.5 Email Configuration Options
  •    9.6 Discussing Mobile Device Network Connectivity Configuration
  •    9.7 Support Mobile Apps
  •    9.8 Discussing Mobile App Support

Module 10 - All Things Printing

  •    10.1 All Things Printing
  •    10.2 Discussing Laser Printer Maintenance
  •    10.3 Maintain Inkjet Printers
  •    10.4 Discussing Inkjet Printer Maintenance
  •    10.5 Maintain Impact, Thermal, and 3D Printers
  •    10.6 Discussing Impact, Thermal, and 3D Printer Maintenance
  •    10.7 Install and Configure Printers
  •    10.8 Discussing Printer Installation and Configuration
  •    10.9 Troubleshoot Print Device Issues
  •    10.10 Install and Configure Imaging Devices
  •    10.11 Discussing Device Installation and Configuration

Module 11 - Resources and Testing

  •    11.1 Introduction to Resources and Testing
  •    11.2 Resources and Testing
  •    11.3 Joining a Domain with Windows 10
  •    11.4 Boot Order and BIOS
  •    11.5 Virtual Machine Install & Configure
  •    11.6 PC Teardown
  •    11.7 Exploring the Laptop
  •    11.8 Install Windows 10 Demonstration

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 (Core 2) Course Content

Module 1 - Operating System Management

  •    1.1 Introduction to the Course, Meet the Instructor
  •    1.2 Identify Common Operating Systems
  •    1.3 Microsoft Windows
  •    1.4 Work and Education Features
  •    1.5 Windows System Limits
  •    1.6 Apple Operating Systems
  •    1.7 Linux Disk and File Management
  •    1.8 Discussing OS Types
  •    1.9 Use Windows Features and Tools
  •    1.10 Administrative Tools
  •    1.11 Manage Files in Windows
  •    1.12 System Hierarchies
  •    1.13 File Attributes
  •    1.14 Discussing Windows Features and Tools
  •    1.15 Manage Disks in Windows
  •    1.16 Discussing File Management in Windows
  •    1.17 The Windows Disk Management Console
  •    1.18 Discussing Windows Disk Management
  •    1.19 Manage Devices in Windows
  •    1.20 Device Manager
  •    1.21 Discussing Windows Device Manager

Module 2 - Configuring and installing the OS

  •    2.1 Configuring and Installing the OS
  •    2.2 Installation Boot Methods
  •    2.3 Disk Formatting and Partitioning
  •    2.4 Networking Considerations
  •    2.5 Post Installation Tasks
  •    2.6 OS Installation Types
  •    2.7 Unattended Installations
  •    2.8 Maintain OSs
  •    2.9 OS Updates
  •    2.10 Anti-Malware Updates
  •    2.11 Scheduled Backups
  •    2.12 Task Schedulers part 1
  •    2.13 Task Schedulers part 2
  •    2.14 Install Windows 10 Demonstration
  •    2.15 Discussing OS Maintenance

Module 3 - Tools to Troubleshoot and Maintain the OS

  •    3.1 Install and Manage Windows Applications
  •    3.2 Windows OS Tools
  •    3.3 Application and Print Services
  •    3.4 Task Manager
  •    3.5 Manage Windows Performance
  •    3.6 Windows Performance Management Tools
  •    3.7 Troubleshoot Windows
  •    3.8 Event Viewer
  •    3.9 The System Configuration Utility
  •    3.10 Troubleshooting Tips Boot Process
  •    3.11 Troubleshooting Tips for Windows System Issues
  •    3.12 Blue Screens and Spontaneous Shutdowns
  •    3.13 Troubleshooting Tips for File and Memory Corruption
  •    3.14 Safe Boot
  •    3.15 System Repair Disc
  •    3.16 System Restore
  •    3.17 Guidelines for Troubleshooting Windows Issues

Module 4 - Network Management Tools

  •    4.1 Network Management Tools
  •    4.2 Network Connectivity
  •    4.3 IP Addressing and Connection Types
  •    4.4 Proxy Settings
  •    4.5 Windows Client Configuration
  •    4.6 Location Services
  •    4.7 Firewalls
  •    4.8 Network Troubleshooting
  •    4.9 Remote Desktop Tools
  •    4.10 Desktop Management and Remote Monitoring Tools
  •    4.11 Disscussion Topics

Module 5 - Sharing Resources and Wrights Management

  •    5.1 Sharing Resources and Wrights Management
  •    5.2 User Group Accounts
  •    5.3 Local Secutity Policy
  •    5.4 SSO and Credential Manager
  •    5.5 Workgroups and Homegroups
  •    5.6 Network and Sharing Center
  •    5.7 Network Share Configuration
  •    5.8 NTSF File and Folder Permissions
  •    5.9 Configure Active Directory Accounts and Policies
  •    5.10 Domain Membership and Group Policy Objects
  •    5.11 Basic AD Functions
  •    5.12 Account Locks and Password Resets

Module 6 - Threats and Security Measures

  •    6.1 Threats and Security Measures
  •    6.2 Logical Security Concepts
  •    6.3 Encryption
  •    6.4 PKI and Certificates
  •    6.5 Execution Control
  •    6.6 NAC
  •    6.7 Discussing Logical Decurity Concepts
  •    6.8 Threats and Vulnerablilities
  •    6.9 Types of Password Attacks
  •    6.10 Discussing Threats and Vulnerabilities
  •    6.11 Physical Security Controls
  •    6.12 Discussing Physical Security Measures

Module 7 - Policies to Protect Data

  •    7.1 Policies to Protect Data
  •    7.2 Implement Security Best Practices
  •    7.3 Guidlines for Implementing Security Best Practices
  •    7.4 Discussing Security Best Practices Implementation
  •    7.5 Implement Data Protection Policies
  •    7.6 ACLs and Directory Permissions
  •    7.7 Full Disk Encryption
  •    7.8 Guildlines for Implementing Data Protection Policies
  •    7.9 Discussing Data Protection Policies
  •    7.10 Protect Data During Incident Response
  •    7.11 Discussing Data Protection During Incident Response

Module 8 - Prevent Malware and Security Threats

  •    8.1 Prevent Malware and Security Threats
  •    8.2 Detect, Remove, and Prevent Malware
  •    8.3 Trojan Horses and Spyware
  •    8.4 Sources of Malware Infection
  •    8.5 Best Practices for Malware Removal
  •    8.6 Discussing Detecting, Removing, and Preventing Malware Infections
  •    8.7 Troubleshoot Common Workstation Security Issues
  •    8.8 Discussing Troubleshoot Common Workstation Security Issues

Module 9 - Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

  •    9.1 Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices
  •    9.2 Secure Mobile Devices
  •    9.3 IOT Internet of Things
  •    9.4 Discussing Mobile Device Security
  •    9.5 Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues
  •    9.6 Mobile Device Security Troubleshooting
  •    9.7 Discussing Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

Module 10 - Implementing Operational Procedures

  •    10.1 Implementing Operational Procedures
  •    10.2 Environmental Impacts and Controls
  •    10.3 Discussing Environmental Impact and Controls
  •    10.4 Create and Maintain Documentation
  •    10.5 Discussing Documentation Creation and Maintenance
  •    10.6 Use Basic Change Management Best Practices
  •    10.7 Discussing Change Management Best Practices
  •    10.8 Implement Disaster Prevention and Recovery Methods
  •    10.9 Discussing Implement Disaster Prevention and Recovery Methods
  •    10.10 Basic Scripting Concepts
  •    10.11 Discussing Scripting
  •    10.12 Professionalism and Communication
  •    10.13 Discussing Professionalism and Communication Skills

Module 11 - Resources and Testing

  •    11.1 Introduction to Resources and Testing
  •    11.2 Resources and Testing
  •    11.3 Joining a Domain with Windows 10
  •    11.4 Boot Order and BIOS
  •    11.5 Virtual Machine Install & Configure
  •    11.6 PC Teardown
  •    11.7 Exploring the Laptop
  •    11.8 Install Windows 10 Demonstration

Course Description

Our Free CompTIA A+ 1101 course is your gateway to mastering the foundational skills required for a successful career in IT. In this comprehensive training program, we will delve deep into the essential knowledge and competencies needed to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam. Whether you’re a budding IT enthusiast or a seasoned professional looking to enhance your skills, this course will equip you with the expertise to excel in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Key Learning Objectives for CompTIA A+ 1101 Course:

In this course, you will explore a diverse range of IT topics, all designed to align with the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam objectives. Here’s a concise list of what you can expect to learn and master:

  • Mobile Devices: Gain an understanding of mobile device hardware and operating systems, including Android and iOS platforms.
  • Networking: Explore the fundamentals of networking, covering topics like cables, connectors, and wireless technologies.
  • Hardware: Dive into computer hardware components, including CPUs, RAM, storage devices, and more.
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Learn about virtualization techniques and cloud computing concepts that drive modern IT environments.
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting: Develop the skills to identify and troubleshoot hardware and network issues effectively.
  • Operating Systems: Study various operating systems, with a focus on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and their installation and configuration.
  • Security: Understand the importance of security best practices, including threat detection and prevention, data protection, and more.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid foundation in IT essentials, setting the stage for success in the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam and launching your IT career to new heights.

Our Free CompTIA A+ 1101 course is your gateway to mastering the foundational skills required for a successful career in IT. In this comprehensive training program, we will delve deep into the essential knowledge and competencies needed to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam. Whether you’re a budding IT enthusiast or a seasoned professional looking to enhance your skills, this course will equip you with the expertise to excel in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Key Learning Objectives for CompTIA A+ 1101 Course:

In this course, you will explore a diverse range of IT topics, all designed to align with the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam objectives. Here’s a concise list of what you can expect to learn and master:

  • Mobile Devices: Gain an understanding of mobile device hardware and operating systems, including Android and iOS platforms.
  • Networking: Explore the fundamentals of networking, covering topics like cables, connectors, and wireless technologies.
  • Hardware: Dive into computer hardware components, including CPUs, RAM, storage devices, and more.
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Learn about virtualization techniques and cloud computing concepts that drive modern IT environments.
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting: Develop the skills to identify and troubleshoot hardware and network issues effectively.
  • Operating Systems: Study various operating systems, with a focus on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and their installation and configuration.
  • Security: Understand the importance of security best practices, including threat detection and prevention, data protection, and more.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid foundation in IT essentials, setting the stage for success in the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam and launching your IT career to new heights.

What Job Roles can a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional Pursue?

A CompTIA A+ certification is highly beneficial for individuals aiming to enter the IT industry with at least nine months to a year of practical experience or equivalent training. This certification equips candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue various job roles in the field. Some of the job roles that a CompTIA A+ certified professional can pursue include:

 

1. IT or Technical Support Specialist: This role involves providing technical assistance and support to end-users regarding computer systems, software, hardware, and network connectivity.

2. Helpdesk Analyst, Specialist, or Technician: Professionals in this role are responsible for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues raised by users through various communication channels, such as phone, email, or live chat.

3. Field Technician: Field technicians are responsible for providing on-site technical support, installing and troubleshooting computer systems, and ensuring smooth functioning of hardware and software.

4. Tier 1 Support Specialist: In this role, professionals offer initial level support, triage, and resolution of technical issues. They determine the nature of the problem and escalate it to higher-level support if needed.

5. Desktop Support Specialist or Administrator: This role involves managing and maintaining desktop computers, peripherals, and software within an organization. Desktop Support Specialists ensure that end-users have fully functional systems and resolve any technical issues that arise.

6. Associate Network Engineer: Professionals in this role assist in the design, implementation, and maintenance of computer networks. They provide support for network connectivity, troubleshoot issues, and help ensure network security.

7. Systems Support Specialist or Technician: This job role focuses on supporting and maintaining computer systems and servers within an organization. Tasks can include troubleshooting hardware and software issues, performing system upgrades, and ensuring system stability.

8. Junior Systems Administrator: Junior Systems Administrators are responsible for assisting in the management and operation of computer systems and networks. They help maintain system security, perform routine maintenance, and provide technical support to end-users.

 

Overall, a CompTIA A+ certified professional can pursue various job roles within the IT industry, ranging from technical support and helpdesk positions to system administration and network engineering roles. The actual job title and salary may vary depending on factors such as location, education level, previous experience, and specific industry requirements.

How can ITU's CompTIA A+ training help launch an IT career?

ITU’s CompTIA A+ training can be the catalyst for launching a successful IT career. By enrolling in this comprehensive training program, individuals can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a highly respected CompTIA A+ certification. This certification serves as a solid foundation for entry-level IT positions and opens up a multitude of career opportunities.

 

The training program offered by ITU focuses on equipping learners with a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts needed to excel in the IT industry. Through expert-led instruction and flexible learning options, such as instructor-led classes or on-demand live sessions, individuals can gain a comprehensive understanding of the basics.

 

In addition to providing in-depth training, ITU’s program also offers exam preparation materials, ensuring that learners are well-prepared to tackle the certification exam. The inclusion of an exam voucher and an exam pass guarantee further enhances the chances of success.

 

By completing ITU’s CompTIA A+ training, individuals not only receive the necessary knowledge and skills to earn the certification, but they also gain a competitive edge in the job market. This certification serves as a testament to their capabilities and commitment to the IT field.

 

With the CompTIA A+ certification in hand, individuals can confidently pursue a variety of entry-level IT positions, such as a help desk technician, technical support specialist, or desktop support administrator. This certification also provides a strong base for further career advancement within the IT industry.

 

In summary, ITU’s CompTIA A+ training offers a comprehensive program to launch one’s IT career by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and credential for success. With convenient learning options, exam preparation materials, and a guaranteed pass, individuals can confidently take their first steps towards a rewarding and fulfilling IT career.

Mastering The CompTIA A+ Exam

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Exam Overview

The CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam is a critical step in earning your CompTIA A+ certification, a globally recognized credential for IT professionals. This exam assesses your knowledge and skills in various aspects of IT, including mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization, cloud computing, and troubleshooting. Our free CompTIA A+ course covers all the topics included in the 220-1101 exam. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, performance-based questions, and drag-and-drop questions. To pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam, you must achieve a minimum passing score, which may vary depending on the specific exam form, but it’s typically set around 675 on a scale of 100-900. You’ll have 90 minutes to complete the exam, so effective time management is crucial.

Breakdown of CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Exam Topics

The table below provides a detailed breakdown of each topic covered in the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam:

Exam SectionWeighting
Mobile Devices14%
Networking20%
Hardware27%
Virtualization and Cloud12%
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting27%

This table outlines the percentage weight each section carries in the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam. It’s essential to understand the distribution of topics to focus your study efforts effectively and increase your chances of passing the exam and earning your CompTIA A+ certification.

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Exam Overview

The CompTIA A+ 220-1102 exam is the second part of the CompTIA A+ certification, focusing on advanced IT knowledge and skills. Our free CompTIA A+ course covers all the topics included in the 220-1102 exam. This exam consists of multiple-choice questions, performance-based questions, and drag-and-drop questions, designed to evaluate your proficiency in various IT areas, including operating systems, software troubleshooting, security, operational procedures, mobile devices, virtualization, and scripting. To pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1102 exam, you must achieve a minimum passing score, typically set around 700 on a scale of 100-900. You’ll have 90 minutes to complete the exam, so efficient time management is essential.

Breakdown of CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Exam Topics

The table below provides a detailed breakdown of each topic covered in the CompTIA A+ 220-1102 exam:

 

Exam SectionWeighting
Operating Systems27%
Software Troubleshooting26%
Security24%
Operational Procedures23%
Mobile Devices and Operating Systems15%
Virtualization and Cloud Computing11%
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting14%

This table outlines the percentage weight each section carries in the CompTIA A+ 220-1102 exam. Understanding the distribution of topics is crucial for effective exam preparation. Focus on mastering these areas to excel in the exam and earn your CompTIA A+ certification.

 

Take advantage of our 7 day free CompTIA A plus course trial right now and find out why so many IT professionals are talking about our world-class learning management system.  Plus when you start for free, you’ll have an opportunity to upgrade at unbeatable prices that are lower than our normal prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What is the potential salary range for CompTIA A+ certified professionals?

Depending on the role and other factors like location, education level, and previous experience, a CompTIA A+ certified professional could earn between $45,000 to $72,000 as a base salary annually.

2. What job roles does the CompTIA A+ certification prepare candidates for?

The CompTIA A+ certification prepares candidates for job roles such as IT or technical support specialist or technician, helpdesk analyst, field technician, tier 1 support specialist, desktop support specialist or administrator, associate network engineer, systems support specialist or technician, and junior systems administrator.

3. What is the recommended level of experience for professionals pursuing the CompTIA A+ certification?

The CompTIA A+ certification is suited for professionals with at least nine months to a year of hands-on IT experience in the lab or field, or equivalent training.