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CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Practical Application (Exam 220-702) Tutorial


The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. It is the second of two required exams that must be passed to achieve the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Certification. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations and the Windows OS. In this course, Mark Long takes you step-by-step through the process and technologies you need to get ready to take this 220-702 exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Welcome

Introduction
Course Objectives
Course Structure
A+ Certification Basics
A+ Testing Basics
Taking the Exam pt. 1
Taking the Exam pt. 2
Test Topics

The Windows OS

Windows OS Versions
System Folder
Program Folders
Personal Document Folders pt. 1
Personal Document Folders pt. 2
The Registry
Registry Structure
The Page File

Windows OS Tools

Right Clicking
The Control Panel
Using Device Manager
System Tools
The MMC
Administrative Tools

Processors

CPUs
Processing and Wattage
Mobile Processors
Multicore Processors
Replacing the CPU
Choosing a CPU
Keeping Your Cool

Memory

Troubleshooting RAM
Testing RAM

BIOS and CMOS

Understanding POST
Beep Codes
POST Cards
The Boot Process
Losing CMOS Settings
Flashing the BIOS

Motherboards

Cases and Boards
Installing the Motherboard
Troubleshooting Motherboards

Getting Power

Power Supply Issues

Hard Drives

SCSI Basics
RAID
Hard or Soft?
Personal RAID
Choosing a Drive
Working with PATA Drives
SATA Cabling
Solid State Drives
Maintaining Hard Drives
Troubleshooting Hard Drives
Troubleshooting Optical Drives

Windows Command Line

Command Line Basics
Filenames and Formats
Basic Commands
Working with Files

Securing Windows

Users and Groups
NTFS
Standard Folder Permissions
Standard File Permissions
Sharing and Security
Administrative Shares
EFS

Troubleshooting Windows

Boot Failures
GUI Startup Problems
GUI Troubleshooting Tools
Application Troubleshooting

Video

Troubleshooting Video
Troubleshooting Displays

Printers

Common Printer Issues
Dot Matrix Issues
Inkjet Issues
Laser Issues

Networking

Basic Network Troubleshooting
WiFi Troubleshooting

Conclusion

Course Wrap Up

Credits

About the Author


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