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CompTIA A+ IT Technician 2012

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The CompTIA A+ Essentials course provides students core knowledge required in the assembly, configuration and troubleshooting of PC computers.

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. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks.

In order to attain the A+ certification students must pass both the A+ Essentials 220-701 and A+ Practical 220-702 examinations.

Course Requirements


Topics Covered

220-701 A+ Essentials:
  • Introduction to Personal Computers and the Motherboard
  • Cases, Power, and Cooling
  • Central Processing Units
  • Memory
  • Drives
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Adapters and Ports
  • Basic Networking
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Printers
  • Troubleshooting, Cleaning, and Maintenance

220-702 A+ Practical:
  • Storage Operations
  • Servicing Motherboards and Integrated Components
  • Troubleshooting Power, CPUs and Memory
  • Adapter Cards
  • Servicing Laptops
  • Servicing Printers
  • Working with Storage and Files in Windows
  • Managing Windows
  • Windows Security
  • Network Troubleshooting

Career Progression

Amongst other things, you’ll learn to:
  • Identify the function and operation of PC components
  • Describe the standards of CPUs, motherboards, RAM and ports of a PC
  • Explain the purpose of PC components
  • Describe the basic configuration of PC components for operation
  • Install, configure and maintain the Windows operating system on a PC
  • Describe important network configuration for a PC
  • Describe operation and configuration of printers
  • Clean and maintain PC computers
  • Troubleshoot CPUs, motherboards, RAM and ports of a PC
  • Troubleshoot Storage Media
  • Troubleshoot laptops
  • Troubleshoot the Windows operating system on a PC
  • Troubleshoot SO and SOHO networks
  • Troubleshoot common printers

Course Includes

  • Hands-on interactive exercises
  • Practice exam questions
  • 24x7 support by expert mentors
  • Certification guarantee

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