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Time
12 hours 9 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
12
Video Transcription
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>> Hi, and welcome to the CompTIA A+
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>> 220-1001 training course.
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>> My name is Bill Price
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>> and I'll be your instructor for this course.
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>> A little bit about myself.
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I'm a network and cybersecurity consultant
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with over 20 years in the IT networking,
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security, and management areas.
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Some of those certifications that I
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hold are in CompTIA's A plus,
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Network Plus, Security Plus,
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ITIL, CCNA, and others.
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Over the course of my 20 years in experience in IT,
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I've worked as an IT consultant,
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an IT director,
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a network administrator, managed service provider,
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worked on numerous ISP networks and
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worked in both the private and government sectors
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including law enforcement.
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Before we begin our course,
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let's talk a little bit about the A Plus Certification.
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What is the CompTIA A Plus Certification?
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The CompTIA A Plus Certification is
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an industry certification that is recognized worldwide.
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It's also a vendor neutral certification,
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and what that means is the material that's covered in
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the A Plus Certification does
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not land on one particular vendor,
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but the knowledge that you'll gain from this course
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will spread across all domains of all vendors.
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It's also an entry level certification
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targeted for individuals with 9-12 months experience.
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The CompTIA A Plus is a two test exam consisting of the
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220-1001 and the 220-1002.
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Once you complete both exams,
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you will have your full A Plus Certification.
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The CompTIA A Plus is
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the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
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Many technicians over the years have
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took this exact same course and exam.
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The skills that you will master with
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the CompTIA A Plus exam are in the areas
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of hardware, networking, mobile devices,
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Windows operating systems, hardware and
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network troubleshooting, other OS technologies,
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such as Linux, MacOS,
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and Mobile OS,
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software troubleshooting,
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security and operational procedures.
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With that wide range of knowledges and competencies,
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you're sure to be able to
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encompass every area of the IT world.
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What is on the CompTIA A Plus exam?
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The CompTIA A Plus 220-1001 is
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test 1 of the two tests
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to complete the A Plus Certification.
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The 220-1001 exam covers five domains of
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knowledge and the extent to which
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they are represented in this course are here below.
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These are the domains and the percentages
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of examination that they fall in.
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Mobile devices, it's 14 percent of the test,
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networking is 20 percent,
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hardware is 27 percent,
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virtualization and Cloud Computing is 12 percent,
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and hardware and network troubleshooting is 27 percent.
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For this course, the learning objectives are as follows.
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This course will cover
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the CompTIA A Plus 220-1001 material.
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Each knowledge domain will be
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represented here in this course as
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modules with course lessons
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for the material covered in that module.
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There will be reviews and quizzes to
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help reinforce the learnings in this course,
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and they can be used as a study guide in
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your preparation to take the 220-1001 exam.
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By the end of this course,
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you should be well on your way
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>> to take the 220-1001 exam.
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>> I'm excited, are you excited?
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Great. Let's get started as we embark on this journey
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to cover the 220-1001 exam.
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I'll see you in the next Lesson.
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