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CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Complete Video Course and Practice Test

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-530535-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-530535-5

35+ Hours of Video Instruction  
Overview CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Complete Video Course is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of A+ skills. The purpose of these videos is to act as quick, concise, hands-on training that is easily absorbed. In this best-selling author and instructor-led course you will get coverage of every objective and topic in the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. It is also full of hands-on demos so you can see real hardware and software presentations. David Prowse walks you through the details you need to not only pass the test, but troubleshoot and fix real hardware, software, and network problems for your career. The author also includes Tech Tips throughout to give you insider info on troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.

This title can be used as your sole resource for learning the material needed to study for and pass the test. You can also use this as a supplement to other A+ training. Five domains map to the main objectives of the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. These domains contain 37 lessons with video totaling more than 21 hours of hands-on demonstrations, audio instruction, animations, whiteboard training, and video screencasting. The videos also include the author building a computer live on camera so you can see first-hand how to accomplish this key task. He also includes hands-on configuration labs; laptop, smartphone, and device hardware labs; and live-action troubleshooting labs.

The 37 video lessons are broken down into five domains and cover the following topics:* Mobile Devices* Networking* Hardware* Virtualization and Cloud Computing* Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Topics includeDomain 1: Mobile DevicesDomain 2: NetworkingDomain 3: HardwareDomain 4: Virtualization and Cloud ComputingDomain 5: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Skill LevelBeginner

You Will Learn * All the objectives in the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam* Test-taking techniques with interactive practice quizzes, performance-based simulations, and hands-on exercises* How to build a computer, perform networking tasks, configure laptops and mobile devices, and perform troubleshooting tasks* Real-world skills

Who Should Take This Course The target audience for CompTIA A+ (Core 1) 220-1001 Complete Video Course is people looking to pass the CompTIA exam as well as those interested in entering the IT field, current computer technicians, help desk technicians, and LAN support specialists. The product focuses heavily on building a computer, hands-on configurations, mobile and device labs, and real-world troubleshooting. Practice quizzes will help you practice your skills to see whether you're ready for the exam, while the exercises and simulations will give you the practice you need to succeed in the real world.

Course Requirements Equipment required:* At least two computer systems, preferably one PC and one laptop, each running Windowsbut hey, the more the better* Virtualization software and at least one Linux OS (for example, Ubuntu Linux)* At least one smartphone or tablet computer* A printer* A SOHO wireless router* A USB flash drive * A basic PC toolkit* A basic mobile device toolkit

About Pearson Video TrainingPearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more. Learn more about Pearson Video training at http://www.informit.com/video.

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Table of Contents

Domain 1: Mobile DevicesLesson 1.1: Installing & Configuring Laptop HardwareLesson 1.2: Laptop Display Types and Associated ComponentsLesson 1.3: Laptop FeaturesLesson 1.4: Compare & Contrast Mobile DevicesLesson 1.5: Connect & Configure Mobile DevicesLesson 1.6: Mobile Device NetworkingLesson 1.7: Mobile Device SynchronizationDomain 2: NetworkingLesson 2.1: Ports & ProtocolsLesson 2.2: Network DevicesLesson 2.3: SOHO Network ConfigurationsLesson 2.4: Wireless Networking ProtocolsLesson 2.5: Networked HostsLesson 2.6: Network ConfigurationLesson 2.7: Internet and Network TypesLesson 2.8: Networking ToolsDomain 3: HardwareLesson 3.1: Cable TypesLesson 3.2: Adapter and Connector TypesLesson 3.3: RAMLesson 3.4: Storage DevicesLesson 3.5: CPUs, Motherboards, and Add-on CardsLesson 3.6: PeripheralsLesson 3.7: PowerLesson 3.8: Custom PC ConfigurationsLesson 3.9: Install & Configure Common DevicesLesson 3.10: SOHO Multifunction DevicesLesson 3.11: PrintersLesson 3.12: PC Build — 2015: Audio/Video Editing MachineLesson 3.13: PC Build — 2018: Virtualization ServerDomain 4: Virtualization and Cloud ComputingLesson 4.1: Cloud Computing ConceptsLesson 4.2: Client-side VirtualizationDomain 5: Hardware and Network TroubleshootingLesson 5.1: Computer Troubleshooting 101Lesson 5.2: Troubleshoot Motherboards, CPUs, RAM, and PowerLesson 5.3: Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID ArraysLesson 5.4: Troubleshoot Video IssuesLesson 5.5: Troubleshoot Mobile DevicesLesson 5.6: Troubleshoot PrintersLesson 5.7: Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Network Problems

Lesson Descriptions Domain 1, “Mobile Devices,” makes up 14% of the A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. It contains objectives concerning laptops, smartphones, and tablets and focuses mostly on hardware, connectivity, and synchronization. The first three lessons in this domain deal with laptops, including hardware and upgrading RAM and the hard drive. Laptop displays, webcams, and other features are also covered in the first half of this domain. The remaining four lessons cover the basics about tablets and smartphones and show how to connect and configure those devices. Mobile networking and wireless technologies are covered, and the domain finishes with a brief talk about mobile device synchronization. 

Domain 2, “Networking,” makes up 20% of the exam and is broken down into eight lessons, which begin with ports and protocols. The lessons then moves on to network devices and focuses on SOHO networks. Wireless networking protocols and networked hosts, including the various types of servers, are covered next. Network configuration, TCP/IP, network types, and networking tools are also explained. 

Domain 3, “Hardware,” is all about the internal components that make up a PC and the external devices that a PC utilizes, including monitors, printers, keyboards, and mice. It makes up 27% of the exam and is composed of 13 lessons in this course. During these 13 lessons, the various components and devices are discussed in depth, as well as 2 hands-on demonstrations showing how to build two computers step by step. The lessons start with cable types and connectors, for the PC and for networking connections. Then the core of the computer–the motherboard, CPU, and RAM, which make up the brains of the outfit–are covered. Hard drives are covered in depth, followed by peripherals and power supplies. The end of this domain discusses custom PC configurations and printers. 

Domain 4, “Virtualization and Cloud Computing,” makes up 12% of the exam, which includes basic cloud computing concepts and client-side virtualization. Some server-side virtualization is also discussed, though it’s not mandatory for the exam. 

Domain 5, “Hardware and Network Troubleshooting,” is arguably the most important domain in the exam and makes up 27%. It starts with the CompTIA six-step troubleshooting methodology and applies it to the rest of the course. Important concepts such as ESD prevention, testing tools, how to troubleshoot desktop and mobile systems, hard drive troubleshooting, and how to solve problems related to video and printers, plus wired and wireless network troubleshooting, are covered. 


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