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A+ 2016: A+ PC Assembly Fundamentals

Dive into pc components, assembly, and troubleshooting strategies while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (220-901 & 220-902)

Description

This A+ 2016: A+ PC Assembly Fundamentals course will help you validate you have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environment to boost your career. This course series will also better qualify you for such jobs as computer systems analyst and information security specialist. 


Gain the foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for CompTIA's A+ 220-901 Essentials & 220-902 Practical Application exams and cover these key concepts:       

  • Computer Components and Organization 
  • Assembly and Setup 
  • Device Connections 
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM 
  • Troubleshooting Storage and RAID  

Our lectures are paired with a variety of demonstrations and quizzes giving visual example and real world look of the concepts that will be talked about.


Our sections listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with the operating systems it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.
 

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Curriculum

  • PC Assembly Fundamentals: Downloadable Supplemental Materials
    LearnSmart: Course Orientation
    1:54
    Chapter 2 & 3: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Computer Components and Organization" focus: *Chapter 2 - Key Computer Components *Chapter 3 - Power Options
    Chapter 4 & 5: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Assembly and Setup" focus: *Chapter 4 - The System *Chapter 5 - Installations
    Chapter 7 & 8: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Device Connections" focus: *Chapter 7 - Device Connections *Chapter 8 - More Device Connections
    Chapter 9 - 10: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM" focus: *Chapter 9 - Troubleshooting *Chapter 10 - Troubleshooting Tools *Chapter 11 - Hardware Tools
    Chapter 11 & 12: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Troubleshooting Storage and RAID" focus: *Chapter 12 - Troubleshooting HDD and RAID *Chapter 13 - Troubleshooting Tools
  • Computer Components and Organization - Key Computer Components
    Introduction
    0:34
    Motherboard and Form Factors
    7:03
    Motherboard Components
    0:51
    DEMO: Main Components of a Motherboard
    4:53
    CPU Sockets
    2:20
    RAM Slots and Chip Sets
    2:57
    Expansion Slots
    5:26
    Knowledge Check
    0:43
  • Computer Components and Organization - Power Options
    Batteries and Connectors
    4:44
    Connectors
    12:19
    Bus Speeds
    2:14
    Knowledge Check
    0:36
    Conclusion
    0:24
  • Assembly and Setup - The System
    Introduction
    2:37
    Sound Cards
    3:38
    Video Cards
    1:51
    Touch Screen
    1:23
    DEMO: Mounting the Motherboard
    4:15
    Knowledge Check
    0:36
  • Assembly and Setup - Installations
    CPU
    0:53
    DEMO: CPU Installation
    4:09
    Hard Disk Drive
    1:06
    DEMO: Hard Disk Installation
    2:30
    Memory
    0:50
    DEMO: RAM Installation
    2:51
    Input and Output Devices
    1:23
    BIOS and UEFI Settings
    0:54
    DEMO: First Boot and BIOS Settings
    6:55
    DEMO: Windows 8 Installation
    13:01
    Troubleshooting
    2:53
    Knowledge Check
    0:34
    Conclusion
    0:24
  • Device Connections
    Introduction
    4:35
    Sound Cards
    2:49
    Video Cards
    7:51
    Touch Screen
    6:11
    Installing Video Card
    1:31
    Network Interface Cards
    2:22
    Knowledge Check
    0:31
  • Additional Device Connections
    USB Controller Cards
    4:24
    Firewire Cards
    1:47
    Thunderbolt Cards
    1:59
    Storage Cards
    2:05
    TV Tuner and Video Capture Cards
    3:21
    Modem Cards
    1:38
    Wireless and Riser Cards
    2:00
    Knowledge Check
    0:38
    Conclusion
    2:01
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM - Troubleshooting
    Most Common Problems
    1:04
    Finding the Problem
    1:57
    DEMO: Identifying Components of a Motherboard
    2:49
    Overheating
    1:58
    Unexpected Shutdowns
    1:38
    Random and Continuous Reboots
    2:36
    Crash Screen
    1:32
    Reboot from Incorrect Device
    1:00
    DEMO: Boot to Incorrect Device
    3:30
    System Lockups
    0:57
    POST Code Beeps
    1:22
    Blank Screen
    1:33
    DEMO: Set Date and Time in the BIOS
    2:50
    Device Failure
    2:54
    Using What You’ve Learned
    1:15
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM - Troubleshooting Tools
    Tools
    1:48
    RAM Problems
    2:16
    DEMO: Memory Diagnose
    3:45
    DEMO: Diagnose CPU
    2:20
    Smoke and Burning
    1:09
    Indicator Lights
    1:31
    No Power
    0:50
    Knowledge Check
    0:31
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM - Hardware Tools
    Anti-Static Mat
    1:00
    Testers
    1:42
    Knowledge Check
    0:54
    Video Cards
    0:41
  • Troubleshooting Storage and RAID
    Introduction
    0:58
    Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installation
    3:06
    DEMO: Defragment Hard Drive
    2:58
    Common Failures
    4:13
    Slow Performances
    1:55
    Failure to Boot
    3:54
    Troubleshooting RAID
    3:19
    Blue Screen of Death
    1:54
    Knowledge Check
    0:23
  • Troubleshooting Storage and RAID - Troubleshooting Tools
    SMART
    3:24
    Tools
    7:00
    Third-Party Tools
    2:45
    DEMO: File Restoration
    4:25
    DEMO: File Recovery Using a Third-Party Tool
    3:13
    Knowledge Check
    0:34
    Conclusion
    1:19

Skills

  • CompTIA A+
  • Computer Protocols
  • Information Technology (IT)

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