LearnKey Training

A+ (220-901) Domain 1: Hardware Course

A+ (220-901) Domain 1: Hardware Course

A+ (220-901) Domain 1: Hardware Course

1 Sessions -
4 Hours of Interactive Training

In LearnKey's A+ (220-901) Domain 1: Hardware course students will learn the basics, including the configuration of hardware components, processors, RAM, hard drives, printers, and all types of connectors and cables. In addition, students will learn how to assess situations for possible hardware upgrades and then recommend the best possible solutions for those situations. Also covered are various types of computer configurations, and being able to take that knowledge to help set up both home and business users. This course thoroughly covers the hardware objective on the A+ 220-901 exam. __________________________________________________ Included with the purchase of this course is a project workbook. With over 140 pages of practice exercises consisting of hands-on labs, conceptual design exercises, and troubleshooting exercises, all with the purpose of sharpening your skills in preparation for the A+ 220-901 exam. The workbook maps directly to the video portion of this course, making it easy for you to get the right kind of training and practice for each exam objective.

  • Gain the skills and confidence required to successfully obtain your A+ certification
  • Interactive labs and dozens of pre/post test questions covering all exam objectives
  • View your online courseware anytime anywhere

About The Author
Jason Manibog, LearnKey’s senior instructor, has spent over 15 years in the Information Technology arena as a trainer, consultant, and courseware writer. Jason is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with multiple certifications in Microsoft, CompTIA, and Adobe. Jason brings a wealth of real-world experience and the ability to explain things in very practical, real-life like terms to any class he teaches, courseware he writes, or e-Learning courses he develops.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction to A+

  • A+

Section B: The BIOS

  • Examine the BIOS on a PC
  • BIOS Tour
  • BIOS Configurations
  • BIOS Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • BIOS Flash Update
  • Solve a BIOS Issue

Section C: Everything about Motherboards

  • Motherboard Sizes
  • Expansion Slots
  • Slots and Sockets
  • Chipsets
  • CMOS Battery
  • Power Connectors
  • Fan Connectors
  • Front/Top Panel Connectors
  • Bus Speeds

Section D: RAM Features

  • RAM Types
  • RAM Characteristics
  • RAM Compatibility

Section E: Install and Configure Expansion Cards

  • Obtain Drivers for Expansion Cards
  • Add a Video Card and Sound Card
  • Add a Network Card
  • Other Expansion Cards

Section F: Storage Devices

  • Install an Optical Drive
  • Magnetic Hard Drives
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Solid-State Drives
  • RAID Types
  • Tape Drive
  • Media Capacity

Section G: CPUs and Cooling

  • Socket Types
  • CPU Characteristics
  • CPU Cooling

Section H: PC Connection Interfaces

  • Physical Connections
  • Audio, Video, and Network Connections
  • Wireless Connections
  • Interface Characteristics

Section I: Install a Power Supply

  • Power Supply Connector Types
  • Power Supply Specifications

Section J: Custom PC Configurations

  • Choosing a Workstation

Section K: Display Devices

  • Types of Displays
  • Refresh Rates
  • Resolution
  • Brightness
  • Analog vs. Digital
  • Privacy/Anti-Glare Filters
  • Multiple Displays
  • Aspect Ratios

Section L: PC Connector Types

  • Display Connector Types
  • Display Cable Types
  • Device Cables and Connectors
  • Adapters and Converters

Section M: Peripheral Devices

  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Input and Output Devices

Section N: Install Printers

  • Add Printer Drivers
  • Share Printers
  • Remote Printing
  • Share Devices

Section O: Printer Technologies and Processes

  • Printers Overview
  • Laser Printer Parts
  • Laser Printer Process
  • Inkjet Printer Processes
  • Thermal Printer Processes
  • Impact Printer Processes
  • Virtual Printers

Section P: Printer Maintenance

  • Laser Printer Maintenance
  • Thermal Printer Maintenance
  • Impact Printer Maintenance
  • Inkjet Printer Maintenance