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Computer Hardware Technician (CompTIA A+ 220-1001) Course & Lab

ISBN : 9781644590461

Gain hands-on expertise for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification exam with Computer Hardware Technician course and lab. The lab can be mapped to any course, textbook, or training, therefore, add value and hands-on components to virtually any training. The course and lab cover the 220-1001 exam objectives and provide skills in troubleshooting, motherboards and CPUs, computer power supplies, memory, computer expansion, network cables and connectors, wireless networking, mobile devices, and more.

CompTIA A+ exam is a globally recognized industry standard for establishing an IT career. CompTIA Core Series 220-1001 and 220-1002 is an updated version of 901 and 902 exam. Candidates are required to pass 220-1001 and 220-1002 exam to earn CompTIA A+ Core Series certification. The 220-1001 exam validates candidates' expertise to work with mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and network troubleshooting.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? CompTIA recommends 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 219
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops, and performance-based questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the A+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA A+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the A-220-1001, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Help Desk Tier 2 Support
  • Module A: Troubleshooting theory
  • Module A: Motherboards
  • Module B: CPUs
  • Summary
  • Module A: Power supply connectors
  • Module B: Power supply installation
  • Module C: Power supply troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Read-only memory
  • Module B: Random access memory
  • Summary
  • Module A: Expansion interfaces
  • Module B: Expansion card installation
  • Module C: Connectors and cables
  • Summary
  • Module A: Disk drives
  • Module B: RAID storage
  • Module C: Optical drives
  • Module D: Other storage methods
  • Summary
  • Module A: Input devices
  • Module B: Output devices
  • Module C: Dual input-output devices
  • Summary
  • Module A: Display technologies
  • Module B: Display management
  • Summary
  • Module A: Classifying networks
  • Module B: Network devices
  • Module C: Internet connections
  • Summary
  • Module A: Twisted-pair connections
  • Module B: Coaxial connections
  • Module C: Optical media
  • Summary
  • Module A: TCP/IP settings
  • Module B: Transport protocols
  • Module C: Application protocols
  • Summary
  • Module A: Wireless technology
  • Module B: Wi-Fi standards
  • Module C: SOHO router features
  • Summary
  • Module A: Virtualization
  • Module B: Cloud computing
  • Summary
  • Module A: Mobile device types
  • Module B: Mobile device configuration
  • Module C: Mobile device troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Printer technologies
  • Module B: Printer installation and maintenance
  • Module C: Printer troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Module A: Custom computer considerations
  • Summary

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Installing a PCI Sound Card
  • Identifying a PCI-Bus Slot
  • Assembling Computer Components
  • Installing Motherboard Components
  • Installing an Optical Drive and a PCI Sound Card
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (2.0 x4)
  • Providing Cooling and Ventilation to a Motherboard
  • Identifying a CPU Socket
  • Replacing the Power Supply
  • Installing SMPS and Connecting it to the Motherboard
  • Replacing the Battery of a Smartphone and Inserting a Memory Card
  • Enabling a Device Driver
  • Disabling a Device Driver 
  • Setting up a boot device priority
  • Enabling hardware virtualization
  • Accessing BIOS Setup in Windows 10
  • Viewing the Processor Information
  • Verifying RAM Usage
  • Installing Memory Modules
  • Supplying Power to a SATA Drive
  • Installing firewire cards
  • Installing Expansion Cards on a Motherboard
  • Installing a NIC
  • Connecting a USB Printer to a Computer
  • Connecting the Hub with Different Devices Using USB Cables
  • Creating a Swap Partition
  • Connecting the Motherboard to the Internal Hard Drive
  • Inserting a CD in a Laptop
  • Copying Files to a Disc Using File Explorer
  • Inserting a Pen Drive into the USB Port
  • Removing a pen drive from a computer
  • Adding a Keyboard Layout
  • Configuring Mouse Settings
  • Connecting Speakers to a Computer
  • Configuring Screen Resolution Setting
  • Changing Resolution Setting
  • Configuring a Power Plan
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Port Security on Access Port
  • Examining an Intrusion Detection Policy
  • Configuring SSH in a Router
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Connecting a Router to the Laptop
  • Connecting the Cable Modem to Access Internet
  • Configuring an IPv4 address
  • Configuring an IPv6 address
  • Installing a DHCP Server
  • Assigning Different Classes of IP Address
  • Connecting a Workstation to the LAN and Configuring IPv4 Properties
  • Scanning using Wireshark
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 10 
  • Using OneDrive
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • Removing an Account in Android
  • Configuring email in Android
  • Viewing the IMEI number
  • Setting up a VPN in Android
  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Installing laptop components
  • Inserting Ink Cartridges into a Printer
  • Installing a Printer

Customer Testimonials

Stalin Garcia
This training course from uCertify taught me everything I wished to know and prepare for a career in IT and successfully complete the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902 exam. The uCertify CompTIA A+ course and labs is presented in such a way that even a beginner can accomplish his goal of passing the certification in one attempt. The questions are based on the new and updated version and the answer for it has been provided in detailed. The course also gave a good amount of knowledge on CompTIA A+.