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CompTIA A+ (2006 Objectives) Tutorial


The CompTIA A+ certification is one of the most widely recognized IT certifications in the world. If you want to get a career started in Information Technology, getting A+ certified will help push your resume to the top of the stack. author Mark Long covers the core standards of the test as well as the latest objectives. To begin learning simply click the links.

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Welcome/Intro

Welcome/Intro
Course Objectives
Course Structure
A+ Cert Basics
A+ Testing Basics
A+ Test Topics
Taking The Exam

Personal Computer Basics

How PC's Work
Binary Numbers
ESD
Tech's Toolkit
External Connections Pt. 1
External Connections Pt. 2
External Connections Pt. 3
Under The Hood
Sample Test Questions

Processors

What a Processor is
Clock Speed
The Bus
Processor History
Processor Cache
Sample Test Questions

Memory

RAM
Types Of RAM
RAM Characteristics
Troubleshooting RAM
Sample Test Questions

BIOS & CMOS

BIOS & CMOS
Updating CMOS
Device Drivers
POST
Boot Process
BIOS/CMOS Troubleshooting
Sample Test Questions

Expansion Bus

The Expansion Bus
Expansion Bus Types
System Resources
Expansion Bus Installation
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards
Sample Test Questions

Motherboards

The Motherboard
Form Factors
Motherboard Installation Preparation
Installing A Motherboard
Troubleshooting Motherboards
Sample Test Questions

Power Supplies

Getting Power
Testing AC
UPS
Connectors
Installing/Troubleshooting PSU
Sample Test Questions

Hard Drives & Other Media

How Drives Work
Hard Drive Types
SCSI
RAID
Disk Partitions
Hard Drive Formatting
Partitioning & Formatting
Hard Drive Fragmentation
Hard Drive Maintenance
Troublshooting A Hard Drive
Sample Test Questions

Microsoft Windows

Operating System Basics
Operating System Installation
Upgrading An Operating System
Windows OS Basics
Windows Control Panel
MMC
Command Line Interface
Troubleshooting OS Installations
Maintaining Windows Pt. 1
Maintaining Windows Pt. 2
Sample Test Questions

Video & Audio

Video Basics
Display Settings
Troubleshooting Video
Computer Audio
Troubleshooting Audio
Sample Test Questions

Portable Computers

Portable Computer Basics
Portable Computer Terminology
Portable Computer Expansion
Portable Power
Troubleshooting Portables
Sample Test Questions

Printers

Printer Basics
Laser Printing Process
Printer Languages
Printer Cables
Installing Printers
Sample Test Questions

Networking

Networking Basics
Network Topologies
Network Cabling
Network Operating Systems
TCP/IP Primer
TCP/IP Tools Pt. 1
TCP/IP Tools Pt. 2
Wireless Networking Basics
Wireless Networking Standards
Networking Troubleshooting
Sample Test Questions

Security

Security Basics
Users Groups & Permissions
Encryption
Miscellaneous Security
Sample Test Questions

Computer Technician Basics

Dealing With Customers
Troubleshooting Methodology
Sample Test Questions

Conclusion

Course Wrap-Up/Advice

Credits

About The Author


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