CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course

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CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course

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CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course

If you're looking for a convenient CompTIA A+ certification training course, K Alliance is pleased to deliver! The CompTIA A+ certification is often one of the first certifications that an aspiring IT professional pursues. As such, the certification process is often mystifying. However, with a solid training program, you don't need to fear taking the CompTIA A+ certification exam because you will have been completely prepared for it. K Alliance offers an A+ training video kit that allows you to master all of the A+ objectives and get the confidence that you need to earn the A+ credential. K Alliance's CompTIA A+ certification training course, which is available either online or on a convenient training disc, allows you to learn CompTIA topics from a certified instructor without having to go through the stress of attending computer training classes. Because this is an A+ 2009 training software course, all instruction is delivered to your computer.

A+ Exam Numbers

    • 220-701
    • 220-702

CompTIA A+ Certification Training Outlline:

1.0 Introduction to Hardware

Introduction
Personal Computer Concepts
Major Hardware Components
A First Look at Hardware
Summary

2.0 Introduction to Operating Systems

Introduction
OS Fundamentals
OS History
How an OS Works
Memory Mapping
Managing Applications
CPU Application Handling
Managing Hardware
OS Tools to Examine and Configure the System
The Windows Desktop Environment
Summary

3.0 PC Hardware Essentials

Introduction
Electricity and Power
Installing a Power Supply
Troubleshooting Power Problems
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
CPU Architecture
CPU Packages
CPU Assemblies
Motherboards
Front Side Bus (FSB)
Motherboard Chipsets
Northbridge and Southbridge
Motherboard Connections
Identifying Motherboard Components
Form Factors
AT, ATX, and BTX Motherboard Comparison
Cases
Installing a Motherboard
Motherboard and CPU Failures
Modifying BIOS and CMOS Settings
Memory
Types of Memory
Memory Packaging
Installing Memory
Memory Error Recovery
Parity and Error Checking
Installation Considerations
Summary

4.0 Installing and Supporting I/O Devices

Introduction
Bus Structures
Expansion Ports
Bus Technologies
Installing a PCI Card
Host System Interaction
Resource Conflict OS Utilities
Expansion Cards
Video Cards
Installing a Video Card
Sound Cards
Installing a Sound Card
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
Modems
TV Tuner/Capture Cards
Ports, Connectors and Cables
Serial Communications
Parallel Communications
Mice and Keyboards
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
USB Controllers and Installing USB Devices
FireWire
Wireless Connections
Multimedia Ports
Video and Multimedia
CRT Monitors
Display Properties
LCD Monitors
Touch Screens
Summary

5.0 Data Storage Devices

Introduction
Drive Adapters and Standards
IDE/PATA
Installing an IDE HD
SATA/eSATA
SCSI
Hard Drives
Drive Partitions and Volumes
File Systems
Cluster Size Considerations
Optical Drives
CD Drives
DVD Drives
Blu-Ray
Optical Drive Installation
Removal Storage Devices
Tape Drives and Backup Systems
Backup Considerations
Storage Device Troubleshooting
Summary

6.0 Portable Computers and Devices

Introduction
Notebook Computers
Components of Notebooks
Expansion Cards
Replacing Components
Replacing a Laptop Keyboard
Other Portable Devices
Summary

7.0 Printers and Scanners

Introduction
Printer Overview
Inkjet Printers
Laser Printers
Laser Printing Process
Thermal Printers
Installing and Using Printers
Scanners
Digital Cameras
Summary

8.0 Network Fundamentals

Introduction
Networking Concepts
NICs
Network Topology
Network Topology Diagrams
Wired Network Connections
Wireless Network Connections
Configuring Wireless Network Connections
Network Devices
Network Operating Systems
TCP/IP Fundamentals
IP Addressing
IP Address Considerations
Name Resolution
DNS Name Resolution
Configuring a LAN Connection
Summary

9.0 Networking Computers

Introduction
Local Networking Basics
Configuring Windows Networking
Joining Active Directory Domain
Sharing Resources
Setting Permissions
Resolving Permissions
Connecting to Shared Resources
Connecting to Shared Resources in Windows
Connecting to the Internet
ISP Connection Technologies
Controlling Internet Connections
Configuring Proxy Server Settings
Network Address Translation
Remote Access
Creating Dial Up and VPN Connections
Troubleshooting Connections
Using PING to Troubleshoot Connections
IPCONFIG
Understanding IPCONFIG Output
NSLOOKUP
Using NSLOOKUP to Troubleshoot Name Resolution
TRACERT
Troubleshooting with TRACERT
NETSTAT
Network Security
OS Security
Encryption
Using EFS to Protect Data
Encrypting File System
Bitlocker Drive Encryption
Security Policies
Configuring Local Security Policy
User Account Control
Configuring User Account Info
User Education
Security Software
Network Protection
Configuring the Windows Firewall
Proxies and Intrusion Detection Systems
Wireless Security
Summary

10.0 Operating System Fundamentals

Introduction
Windows OSs
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows Fundamentals
Navigating Windows XP
Navigating Windows Vista
File and Directory Management
Creating and Managing Files and Folder Options
Windows Command Line
Performing Administrative Tasks
Control Panel
Using Control Panel
Microsoft Management Console
Creating a Custom MMC Console
Event Viewer and Services Utilities
Using Event Viewer and Services
Windows Registry
Using Registry Editor
Device Manager
Using Device Manager
Summary

11.0 Operating System Installation

Introduction
Pre-Installation Tasks
Disk Preparation and File Systems
Installation Methods
Post Installation Tasks
Upgrades
Migrating User Data
Summary

12.0 OS Support and Maintenance

Introduction
OS Troubleshooting
Advanced Startup Options
Vista Startup Repair
Troubleshooting Utilities
Using System Info. and System Config. Utilities
Recovery Utilities
Creating a System Restore Point
Remote Administration
Disk Management
Managing Disks
Troubleshooting Disk Problems
System Monitoring
Monitoring and Optimizing Resources
Configuring Virtual Memory and Performance Settings
Task Manager
Using Task Manager
Performance Monitoring
Monitoring Performance in Windows XP
Summary

13.0 Safety

Introduction
Safety and Hazards
Avoiding Injury
Disposal Methods
Summary

14.0 Troubleshooting Methodologies and Procedures

Introduction
Troubleshooting Models
Troubleshooting Specifics
Professionalism and Customer Service
Summary

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