Course Content

Module 1: System Unit Hardware

03:55
1.1 Course Introduction
02:13
1.2 System Unit Hardware Intro
05:30
1.3 Basic PC Operations
06:15
1.4 POST
06:04
1.5 Explaining BIOS/UEFI
10:29
1.6 BIOS Components
08:37
1.7 BIOS Configurations Part 1
07:13
1.8 BIOS Configurations Part 2
02:55
1.9 BIOS Built-in Diagnostics
09:29
1.10 Monitoring

Module 2: Motherboard Components

01:38
2.1 Motherboard Components Intro
10:24
2.2 Form Factor and Sizes
11:21
2.3 Motherboard Expansion Slots
05:05
2.4 Motherboard and RAM Slots
05:49
2.5 CPU Socket Types
04:02
2.6 The Chipsets
08:27
2.7 Motherboard Connection Types

Module 3: RAM Types and Features

01:36
3.1 RAM Types and Features
09:37
3.2 Types of RAM
04:51
3.3 ECC vs. Non-ECC
06:27
3.4 RAM Configurations
10:03
3.5 Installing and Troubleshooting RAM

Module 4: PC Expansion Cards

00:41
4.1 PC Expansion Cards Introduction
05:10
4.2 Audio and Video Expansion Cards
03:37
4.3 Network Interface Cards
03:47
4.4 USB and eSATA Expansion Cards

Module 5: Storage and Media Devices Introduction

00:45
5.1 Storage and Media Devices Introduction
07:19
5.2 Optical Drives
04:30
5.3 Solid State Drives
05:48
5.4 Magnetic Hard Drives
09:45
5.5 RAID Technology
07:17
5.6 Hybrid Drives and Flash Storage

Module 6: CPU Types and Devices

06:26
6.1 Cooling Mechanisms for the CPU and System Unit Part 1
07:15
6.2 Cooling Mechanisms for the CPU and System Unit Part 2

Module 7: Connectors

17:22
7.1 Network Cables and Connectors Part 1
10:41
7.2 Network Cables and Connectors Part 2
07:26
7.3 Multipurpose Cables Part 1
07:27
7.4 Multipurpose Cables Part 2
06:32
7.5 Video Cables

Module 8: Power Supplies and Connectors

13:30
8.1 Power Supply Types

Module 9: Custom PC Configurations

09:11
9.1 Custom PC Configurations

Module 10: Display Technologies

11:28
10.1 Common PC Peripherals

Module 11: PC Display Connectors and Cables

07:36
11.1 Printer Technologies Part 1
08:53
11.2 Printer Technologies Part 2
13:16
11.3 Printer Technologies Part 3
05:14
11.4 Printer Technologies Part 4
10:52
11.5 Printer Maintenance

Module 12: Common Peripheral Devices

09:49
12.1 Virtualization and Cloud Technologies
06:43
12.2 Client Side Virtualization

Module 13: Printers and Multifunction Devices

11:56
13.1 Networking
07:49
13.2 Ports of Protocols
12:19
13.3 Network Devices
07:11
13.4 Wireless Standards
12:49
13.5 Network Services
05:52
13.6 Network Types
07:12
13.7 Internet Connection Types
09:16
13.8 Network Configuration Concepts

Module 14: Mobile Devices

12:12
14.1 Laptop Hardware and Components
07:27
14.2 Laptop Features
06:05
14.3 Mobile Device Connectivity
06:20
14.4 Mobile Devices
06:11
14.5 Device Email Configuration
05:59
14.6 Mobile Device Synchronization

Module 15: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

13:03
15.1 Best Practices Methodology
12:00
15.2 Troubleshooting Common Hardware Problems
08:43
15.3 Troubleshooting Common Wired and Wireless Problems
04:50
15.4 Troubleshooting Video Display Issues
05:41
15.5 Troubleshooting Common Laptop Issues
06:34
15.6 Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues

Module 16: CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Practice Exam

01:30:00
16.1 CompTIA A+ Core 1
02:00:00
16.2 CompTIA - 220-1001 A+ Exam

Course Description

Course Goals

By the end of the free course, students should be able to:

  • Identify types and characteristics of PC, laptop, and mobile components, including motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage, input, and output devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot peripheral devices, system components, print devices, wired and wireless, LAN links and internal access devices
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X PC operating systems plus iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.
  • Configure and manage PC and mobile device network connectivity plus users, groups, and shared resources in a typical SOHO network.
  • Use anti-virus tools to prevent and recover from malware infections
  • Configure access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.
  • Perform basic PC maintenance while working safely and responsibly and communicate effectively with customers.

Instructed By

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Bill Price
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Provided By

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Course Components

On Demand Videos to learn from industry leaders
Practice Tests to check your knowledge and prepare for certifications

Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certificate of Completion