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CompTIA On-Demand: CompTIA A+ Certification for 1001/1002 Course Outline

Exams 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2) are scheduled to retire October 20, 2022. The updated course is currently in production with a release date toward the end of Q3, 2022

*** This is an On-Demand (self-study) course, 180-day, 24/7 access via the internet ***
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You may take this course at any time and from any device, provided you have internet access. Note: The 180-day course access period begins at time of purchase.

CompTIA On-Demand is a self-study training course that includes hours of videos, demonstrations, lab exercises, and printed courseware. You may take this course at any time; there are no set dates. This course is a great fit for individuals with considerable IT experience who don't need a traditional class to prepare for the CompTIA exam and is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months.

Target Student
This course is designed for individuals who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 220-1001 Certification Exam and the CompTIA A+ Core 2 220-1002 Certification Exam.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft® Windows® environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following official CompTIA courses:
IT Fundamentals+

Do you have limited or no IT experience?
If you have limited or no prior IT experience, we recommend that you enroll in the full 5-day classes that prepare you for each exam, 220-1001 and 220-1002 separately. For more information on these classes see these outlines:
CompTIA A+ Certification - Exam 220-1001 Core 1
CompTIA A+ Certification - Exam 220-1002 Core 2

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many additional hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying using the practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time.
Note: For the most up-to-date exam and exam prerequisite information, you may visit: https://certification.comptia.org/training/resources/exam-objectives

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our CompTIA On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Certification Exam Vouchers (A $478 value!) All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam vouchers. With this class, vouchers for exams 220-1001 and 220-1002 are included--a $478 value. students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

Exam Prep Software. This practice exam software will help you prepare for you actual certification exam. These dynamic practice tests provide links to the training content. If you answer a question wrong, you can go back to that topic for review.

Classroom Live Labs. You get easy browser-based access to the equipment you need to work through the labs that go with the 220-1002 course content. Requires only a browser and high-speed internet access.

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your CompTIA On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

ONLC’s Exam Pass Guarantee
ONLC’s CompTIA certification classes come with an Exam Pass Guarantee. What that essentially means is that we want to make sure that everyone is taking advantage of the Practice Test that we are providing and achieve an 85% or better in Certification Mode prior to us releasing the initial exam voucher.
The practice test is ordered upon request. Once you email us at [email protected] with proof of the 85% or better and along with a copy of the course Certificate of Completion, we will go ahead and release the exam voucher to you within 24 business hours. Should you fail on the first attempt, after submitting your authorized exam score and additional study, we will then provide a second voucher. However, should you decide to not take the practice exam or to take the exam without first achieving the 85% in certification mode, the Exam Pass is null and void. Please read through our:
Exam Pass Guarantee

This course takes 5 days to complete and includes 15h 30m of video presentation plus hours of practice labs.

Course Outline

Chapter 01 - IT Professional Soft Skills
Troubleshooting and Problem Identification
Troubleshooting Steps
Problem Analysis and Potential Causes
Documentation Resources
Communication and Professionalism

Chapter 02 - Safety for You and Computer Components
Common IT Tools
Electrostatic Discharge
Handling Components
Personal Safety
High Voltage
Environmental Waste

Chapter 03 - System Component Overview
Processors and CPUs
Power Supplies
Storage Devices
Adapter Cards
Input and Output Devices

Chapter 04 - Understanding Motherboards
Motherboard Chipsets
Front and Side Panels
Cache Memory
RAM Slots
Expansion Slots
Connectors and Ports

Chapter 05 - Understanding Processors
Data Bus
Chip Packaging
Processor Sockets
Intel and Non-Intel Chips
Additional Core Processors
Installing a Processor

Chapter 06 - Understanding Types of Memory
Understanding Types of Memory - RAM
Understanding Types of Memory - ROM
Error Checking Memory
Single- and Double-sided Memory
Installing and Upgrading Memory

Chapter 07 - Understanding BIOS and CMOS
BIOS and Upgrades
Understanding (CMOS)
Hard Drives
Optical Drives
RAM Memory
Speeds and Ports
Advanced Settings

Chapter 08 - Hard Drives and Storage Devices
Hard Disks
IDE Devices
Demo - Installing IDE Devices
Small Computer System Interface
Removable Storage

Chapter 09 - Power Supplies and Voltage
Power Supplies
Power Supply Uses
Power Consumption
Power Connections

Chapter 10 - Ports, Cables, and Connectors
Ribbon Cables
Coaxial Cables
Twisted Pair
Cable Orientation and Cable Types
Male and Female Connections
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connections
External Cables
Types of Adapters and Converters
DVI Cables
HDMI Cables
Audio Cables
USB Cables and Thunderbolt USB
Computer Power Cords

Chapter 11 - Input and Output Devices
Video Adapters
Video Standards
Video Card Features
Video Connectors
Installing Video Cards
Types of Displays
Display Features
Multiple Displays
Troubleshooting Displays

Chapter 12 - Managing Printers
Types of Printers
Laser Printers
Inkjet Printers
Dot Matrix Printers
Multifunction Printers
Cloud-based Printers
Thermal Printers
Printer Parts
Printer Connections
Installing Printers
Printer Troubleshooting

Chapter 13 - Mobile Devices, Multimedia, and Laptop Computers
Laptop Components
Laptop Operations
Battery Types
Battery Handling
Improving Battery Performance
Standby and Sleep Modes
AC Adapters
LCD Panel Displays
Keyboards and Keys
Troubleshooting Laptops

Chapter 14 - Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Tasks
Preventive Maintenance Tools - Outside
Preventive Maintenance Tools - Inside
Common Issues

Chapter 15 - Troubleshooting Procedures
Common Screws
Software Tools
What to Look for
Audible Codes
Visible Codes
What to Look for - Drives and Processors
What to Look for - External Parts

Chapter 16 - Operating Systems
Operating Systems
Big 3 - Windows, Linux, and Mac
Windows Versions
Windows 10 Overview
Operating System Versions
Paging Memory
Choosing a Filesystem
The Registry
Tools and Configuration Utilities
Security and Maintenance
Windows Security
Power Options
Storage Spaces
Computer Drives
Remote Assistance
Installation and Upgrades for Windows

Chapter 17 - Managing Files
Common Executable File Extensions
Common Application File Extensions
Common Compression File Extensions
Common System File Extensions
Graphic File Extensions
Miscellaneous Files
File Attributes
Setting Attributes
Command Prompts

Chapter 18 - Applications Utility, Troubleshooting, and Optimization
Installing, Removing, and Repairing Applications
Windows Compatibility Modes
Optimizing the Windows Environment
Performance Monitors
Virtual Memory
Troubleshooting Utilities
System Configuration Utility
Computer Management
Error Codes

Chapter 19 - Configuring Device Drivers
Changing Device Settings
Updating Drivers
Removing Device Drivers
Plug-and-Play Devices
Device Failure

Chapter 20 - Networking and Wireless Connections
Server Networks
Network Protocols
Networking Devices
Ways to Network a Computer
Wireless Communications
Securing Routers
Installing a Network Adapter
Troubleshooting Networks

Chapter 21 - Recovering Systems and Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery
Booting into Safe Mode
Emergency Repair
Backup and Restore
Recovery Methods
Preventive Maintenance

Chapter 22 - Cloud Computing
Benefits and Risks
Deployment Models
Cloud Characteristics
Cloud Computing Technologies
Cloud Models

Chapter 23 - Security Fundamentals
Types of Attackers
Types of Attacks
Physical Security
Multifactor Authentication
Data Protection
Data Backups
Prevention Methods
Security Controls
System Hardening

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