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26 hours 10 minutes
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Beginner
CEU/CPE
26
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Hello everybody,
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and welcome to this course.
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In this course, we're going to be talking about
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the CompTIA A+ 200-1002 Certification.
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This is the newly revised A+ Certification exam
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and this is part 2 because A+ has two exams.
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If you are just joining us and you have not
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touched on the first half of this certification,
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I do encourage you to go find the course on
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200-1001 before proceeding to
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take this course on the 200-1002.
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Let's go ahead and get started.
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Before we talk about the subject,
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I wanted to introduce myself.
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Hi, my name is Nicholas Moy.
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I am a Cloud security engineer,
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and I do have the CompTIA A+ CE Certification.
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I've been doing IT for about six or seven years now,
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and I've been teaching for several years as well.
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I actually started out as
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a desktop administrator or a PC technician,
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really helping organizations work
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with different types of computers,
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building computers, repairing computers,
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dealing with different types of operating systems,
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troubleshooting software, dealing with
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security controls like network security
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and security for your systems,
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and eventually I decided
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I'm going to go ahead and get certified,
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and so I went and got my A+ Certification.
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The A+ Certification covers
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a lot of information on the hardware,
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a lot of information on different operating systems,
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and gives you a good entry-level understanding of
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security for your organization
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especially when it comes to
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security for the workstations.
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We're going to be talking quite a
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bit about that in this course,
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hopefully this course will guide you and help clarify
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some of the topics that are a little
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bit fuzzy in the book.
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I do encourage you to get the textbook,
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there are several out there.
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You guys can use the PSI Beck's book,
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which is the one I used when I was studying,
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I know the All-in-One textbook
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is also a really good one as well.
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I do recommend both,
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and really just getting your head into
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these books and into this course is really
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what you're going to need in order to pass the exam.
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The exam is not a very difficult exam
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but it is very broad,
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so you do want to make sure you
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have a deep understanding of
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the various topics that are being
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covered before you go and test.
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About the exam,
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the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam
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covers a couple of different topics,
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but mainly when you summarize it into four bullet points,
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it's operating system,
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security, software troubleshooting,
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and operational procedures.
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The percentages are broken down right here,
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which are in the making a 100 percent of the exam.
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Now, like I said, you're not going to go into
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a lot of depth in these different subjects,
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but they are very broad,
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so you do want to have a good understanding of
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the various topics that are outlined in
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your textbook and within this course.
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Regarding the exam details,
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everyone wants to know what they're up against
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when they're about to take their exam.
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Here is the layout of the land as far as this exam.
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The first one is going to be a little bit different
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regarding the passing score,
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but we're going to touch on that in a second.
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The max number of questions that you're
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going to be facing on the exam is 90.
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They' going to throw in a couple
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random new survey type questions
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into the exam.
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I don't remember the numbers exactly,
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but it does not count towards
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your passing or failing score,
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they're just helping CompTIA develop
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new questions that you
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will likely experience in the future,
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or if you ever decide to retake this Certification exam.
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The questions are multiple choice type questions,
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you will have single and multiple response,
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and there are a couple of drag-and-drop
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type performance-based questions,
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which are like a lab,
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is what I like to call them.
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Really, what they're going to do is they'll give
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you a desktop and they're going to
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have you drag the RAM into
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the correct slot on the motherboard,
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stuff like that, and then you'll have to set
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up a computer in their little virtual lab environment,
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and it is a drag-and-drop type setup.
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You get 90 minutes for the exam,
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which is plenty of time.
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What I do recommend everyone
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do when they're taking the test is,
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go ahead and answer all the questions you can,
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mark the ones that you're not sure about,
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and then with the extra time you have leftover,
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go back and try to answer the ones that you marked.
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You will not get penalized for not answering a question,
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but you do want to make
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sure that you do answer every question,
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at least with your best guess if you're not sure.
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The passing score on this one is a 700
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and that's on a passing scale of 100-900,
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so yes, you do need to know
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your information very well in order to pass this exam.
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The cut-off scores are a
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little bit higher than some others,
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but I have no doubt
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that you will be prepared, and then you'll do well.
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Let's go ahead and dive into
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the content of this course, I'm excited,
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I hope you are, and best of luck
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on your journey on becoming A+ certified.
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