Globalcademy

CompTIA A+ Complete Course: 801 & 802

Welcome to the CompTIA A+ Certification; 801 and 802. The Total Course from Mike Meyers at Globalcademy

This course is over 24 hours in length and covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA A+ Certification (220-801 AND 220-802) Exams. The first goal of the course is to make you a good PC Tech and in the process make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA exam.

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The course covers all the exam topics, including how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives.
  • Manage input devices and removable media.
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
  • Troubleshoot all common PC problems.
  • Install video and multimedia cards.
  • Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
  • Install and configure wired and wireless networks.
  • Connect to the Internet.
  • Protect your PC and your network.
  • Install, configure, and manage printers.
  • Work with virtualization technologies.
  • Understand safety and environmental issues.

This is a Total A+ Course and covers everything a good tech needs to know and prepares you to pass both the CompTIA A+ Certification exams.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic familiarity with PCs and networks.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 218 lectures and 23 hours of content!
  • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA A+ Certification (220-801 and 220-802) course. It is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the two certification exams needed to become CompTIA A+ Certified.
  • Once you complete the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exams AND the skills to be a great PC tech. This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.
  • Your new skills and the CompTIA A+ Certification will help you land your first PC tech job or if you are already a PC tech, get that raise or advancement you are seeking.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an entry level PC technician position or looking to improve their skills and become CompTIA A+ Certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better tech on the job.

Course Curriculum

1. The Path of the PC Tech
Studying for the A+ Exam Details FREE 00:06:00
Operational Procedures
Professionalism Details 00:04:00
Communication Details 00:07:00
Three Threats to your PC: ESD, EMI, and RFI Details 00:07:00
Physical Safety Details 00:03:00
Equipment Safety Details 00:08:00
Section 2 Quiz: Operational Procedures 00:00:00
The Visible PC
How Computers Work Details 00:04:00
Primary PC Components Details 00:03:00
External Connections Details 00:12:00
Inside the PC Details 00:06:00
Section 3 Quiz: The Visible PC 00:00:00
4. Visible Windows
A Short History of Windows Details 00:05:00
Meet Windows XP Details 00:07:00
Meet Windows Vista Details 00:11:00
Meet Windows 7 Details 00:10:00
Key Windows XP Folders Details 00:08:00
Key Windows Vista/7 Folders Details 00:05:00
Fun with Files & Folders Details 00:11:00
Windows 7 Libraries Details 00:04:00
The Control Panel Details 00:08:00
Device Manager Details 00:08:00
Administrative and System Tools Details 00:08:00
Section 4 Quiz: Visible Windows 00:00:00
5. Visible Networks
What is a Network? Details 00:05:00
Network Topologies Details 00:09:00
Frames & MAC Addresses Details 00:11:00
Introduction to TCP/IP Details FREE 00:15:00
Workgroups, Homegroups & Domains Details 00:11:00
TCP/IP Settings in Windows Details 00:09:00
Section 5 Quiz: Visible Networks 00:00:00
6. Microprocessors
Introduction to CPUs Details 00:05:00
CPU Cores & Speeds Details 00:10:00
CPU Caches Details 00:08:00
32-bit vs. 64-bit Processing Details 00:05:00
Processor Extensions Details 00:03:00
CPU Sockets Details 00:07:00
Installing a CPU Details 00:05:00
Cooling a CPU Details 00:07:00
Liquid Cooling Details 00:05:00
Section 6 Quiz: Microprocessors 00:00:00
7. RAM
RAM & RAM Speeds Details 00:11:00
RAM Capacity Details 00:02:00
Other Types of RAM Details 00:06:00
Installing RAM Details 00:06:00
Virtual Memory Details 00:10:00
Troubleshooting RAM Details 00:08:00
Section 7 Quiz: RAM 00:00:00
8. BIOS
What is the BIOS? Details 00:05:00
Troubleshooting BIOS Details 00:08:00
POST Details 00:11:00
System Setup Details 00:07:00
Section 8 Quiz: BIOS 00:00:00
9. Motherboards
Form Factors Details 00:06:00
ATX & ITX Details 00:07:00
Chipsets Details 00:08:00
The Expansion Bus Details 00:10:00
Installing a Motherboard Details 00:10:00
Other Motherboard Features Details 00:03:00
Section 9 Quiz: Motherboards 00:00:00
10. Power Supplies
Electricity Basics Details 00:03:00
The Power Supply Details 00:06:00
Niche Power Supplies & Features Details 00:05:00
Choosing a Power Supply Details 00:07:00
Power Protection Details 00:08:00
Troubleshooting Power Supplies Details 00:07:00
Section 10 Quiz: Power Supplies 00:00:00
11. Hard Drive Technologies
Introduction to Hard Drives Details 00:06:00
Storing Data on a Hard Drive Details 00:06:00
ATA Drives Details 00:13:00
Installing PATA Drives Details 00:06:00
Installing SATA Drives Details 00:04:00
SCSI Details 00:07:00
Section 11 Quiz: Hard Drive Technologies 00:00:00
12. Implementing Hard Drives
What is Partitioning? Details 00:04:00
Basic Disk Partitioning Details 00:11:00
Dynamic Disk Partitioning Details 00:04:00
GPT & UEFI Details 00:07:00
Partitioning with GPT Details 00:07:00
Formatting Hard Drives Details 00:09:00
RAID Details 00:09:00
Implementing RAID Details 00:11:00
Setting the Boot Order Details 00:06:00
Maintaining Hard Drives Details 00:08:00
Troubleshooting Hard Drives Details 00:09:00
Section 12 Quiz: Implementing Hard Drives 00:00:00
13. Removable Media
Floppy Disks Details 00:03:00
CD Media Details 00:09:00
DVD Media Details 00:08:00
Blu-ray Media Details 00:03:00
Installing an Optical Drive Details 00:04:00
Using an Optical Drive Details 00:10:00
Flash Media Details 00:10:00
Section 13 Quiz: Removable Media 00:00:00
14. Installing Windows
Windows Upgrade Paths Details 00:04:00
Pre-Installation Tasks for Windows XP Details 00:05:00
Pre-Installation Tasks for Windows Vista Details 00:03:00
Pre-Installation Tasks for Windows 7 Details 00:04:00
Windows Installation Media Details 00:04:00
Installing Windows XP Details 00:14:00
Installing Windows Vista/7 Details 00:09:00
Post-installation Tasks Details 00:08:00
Automated Installations Details 00:16:00
Section 14 Quiz: Installing & Upgrading Windows 00:00:00
15. Windows Under the Hood
What is the Registry? Details 00:07:00
The Boot Process Details 00:04:00
Processes Details 00:02:00
Dealing with Processes Details 00:05:00
Services Details 00:05:00
Performance Tools Details 00:07:00
Section 15 Quiz: Windows Under the Hood 00:00:00
16. Users, Groups, and NTFS
Introduction to Users & Groups Details 00:07:00
Creating Users in Windows XP Details 00:09:00
Creating Users in Windows Vista/7 Details 00:04:00
User Account Control Details 00:06:00
Simple File Sharing Details 00:05:00
NTFS Permissions Details 00:09:00
EFS & BitLocker Encryption Details 00:06:00
Section 16 Quiz: Users, Groups & NTFS 00:00:00
17. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows
Updates & Patches Details 00:07:00
Cleaning Hard Drives Details 00:05:00
Scheduling Tasks Details 00:09:00
Optimising Windows Startup Details 00:06:00
The System Information Tool Details 00:03:00
Installing & Uninstalling Programs Details 00:07:00
Hardware Profiles Details 00:04:00
Backing Up Data in Windows XP Details 00:06:00
Backing Up Data in Windows Vista/7 Details 00:04:00
System Restore Details 00:05:00
Section 17 Quiz: Maintaining & Optimising Windows 00:00:00
18. Working with the Command-Line Interface
Command Prompt Basics Details 00:15:00
Processes in Command Prompt Details 00:04:00
Hard Drives in the Command Prompt Details 00:05:00
Section 18 Quiz: Working with the Command-Line Interface 00:00:00
19. Troubleshooting Windows
The Recovery Console Details 00:07:00
The Recovery Environment Details 00:08:00
The Blue Screen of Death Details 00:03:00
Protecting the Registry Details 00:04:00
Advanced Startup Options Details 00:07:00
Event Viewer Details 00:06:00
Dynamic Link Libraries Details 00:10:00
Error Reporting Details 00:07:00
Volume Shadow Copy Details 00:03:00
Compatibility Settings in Windows Details 00:06:00
Section 19 Quiz: Troubleshooting Windows 00:00:00
20. Input Devices
Universal Serial Bus Details 00:06:00
Configuring USB Details 00:05:00
Firewire & Other Connections Details 00:05:00
Keyboards & Mice Details 00:09:00
Scanners Details 00:04:00
Other Input Devices Details 00:05:00
KVM Switches Details 00:04:00
Cameras & Camcorders Details 00:03:00
Webcams Details 00:03:00
Section 20 Quiz: Input Devices 00:00:00
21. Video
How Monitors Work Details 00:07:00
VGA & DVI Details 00:09:00
Plasma & DLP Displays Details 00:06:00
Other Video Connections Details 00:07:00
Configuring Video in Windows Details 00:08:00
Projectors Details 00:05:00
Using Multiple Monitors Details 00:07:00
Graphics Cards Details 00:07:00
Troubleshooting Video Details 00:10:00
Section 21 Quiz: Video 00:00:00
22. Local Area Networking
Structured Cabling Details 00:05:00
Patch Cables Details 00:12:00
Coaxial & Fiber-Optic Cables Details 00:06:00
Networking Tools Details 00:05:00
Routers Details 00:04:00
Configuring Routers Details 00:11:00
Special IP Addresses Details 00:04:00
A+ Network Address Translation Details 00:02:00
IPv6 Details 00:06:00
Sharing Files Over a Network Details 00:06:00
Physical Network Issues Details 00:08:00
Troubleshooting Networks Details 00:06:00
Section 22 Quiz: Local Area Networking 00:00:00
23. Wireless Networking
Wireless Network Hardware Details 00:05:00
Wi-Fi Standards Details 00:07:00
Setting up a Wireless Access Point Details 00:06:00
Wireless Encryption Details 00:10:00
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Details 00:05:00
Bluetooth Details 00:06:00
Troubleshooting Wireless connections Details 00:08:00
Section 23 Quiz: Wireless Networking 00:00:00
24. The Internet
Internet Tiers Details 00:05:00
Dial-up Connections Details 00:07:00
Broadband Connections Details 00:06:00
Wireless Internet Connections Details 00:05:00
Voice Over IP Details 00:04:00
Internet Connection Sharing Details 00:05:00
Internet Applications Details 00:06:00
Web Browsers Details 00:09:00
E-mail Details 00:05:00
File Transfer Protocol Details 00:04:00
Remote Desktop Connections Details 00:07:00
Obscure TCP/IP Protocols Details 00:04:00
Virtual Private Networks Details 00:06:00
Troubleshooting Internet Connections Details 00:09:00
Section 24 Quiz: The Internet 00:00:00
25. Multimedia
WAV & MIDI Files Details 00:07:00
Sound & Speakers Details 00:07:00
TV Tuners & Video Capture Cards Details 00:04:00
Section 25 Quiz: Multimedia 00:00:00
26. Portable Computing
Laptop Types Details 00:09:00
Touring a Laptop Details 00:06:00
Laptop Expandibility Details 00:10:00
Proper Laptop Disassembly Details 00:05:00
Powering Laptops Details 00:11:00
Troubleshooting Laptops Details 00:03:00
Section 25 Quiz: Portable Computing 00:00:00
27. Mobile Devices
Smartphones & Tablets Details 00:04:00
Mobile Operating Systems Details 00:07:00
Syncing Files with Mobile Devices Details 00:05:00
Connecting a Mobile Device to a Network Details 00:04:00
Connecting a Mobile Device to E-mail Details 00:05:00
Securing Android Devices Details 00:07:00
Securing iOS Devices Details 00:05:00
Section 27 Quiz: Mobile Devices 00:00:00
28. Printers
Printer Technologies Details 00:10:00
Printer Connections Details 00:05:00
Installing Local Printers Details 00:06:00
Installing Network Printers Details 00:04:00
Maintaining Impact Printers Details 00:04:00
Maintaining Inkjet Printers Details 00:06:00
Maintaining Laser Printers Details 00:10:00
Troubleshooting Print Jobs Details 00:07:00
Section 28 Quiz: Printers 00:00:00
29. Securing Computers
Physical Security Details 00:04:00
Password & Authentication Details 00:08:00
Protecting Against Snoops Details 00:04:00
Securing Users & Groups Details 00:06:00
Malware Details 00:04:00
Anti-Malware Applications Details 00:04:00
Anti-Malware Practices Details 00:07:00
Hardware Firewalls Details 00:08:00
Software Firewalls Details 00:07:00
Data Destruction Details 00:04:00
Evidence Handling Details 00:03:00
Environmental Security Details 00:04:00
Section 29 Quiz: Securing Computers 00:00:00
30. Virtualization
What is Virtualization? Details 00:06:00
Virtual Machines & Features Details 00:06:00
Section 30 Quiz: Virtualization 00:00:00
31. The Right PC for You
The Right PC for You Details 00:03:00
Section 31 Quiz: The Right PC for You 00:00:00
32. The Complete PC Tech
The Troubleshooting Theory Details 00:04:00

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