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A+ 2016: PC Components Fundamentals

Go in-depth into the many different types of pc components while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (220-901 & 220-902).

Description

This 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:     

  • RAM Types and Features
  • Storage Devices
  • Central Processing Unit
  • Display Devices
  • Introduction to Printers

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 Components Fundamentals: Downloadable Supplemental Materials
    LearnSmart: Course Orientation
    1:54
    Chapter 2 - 4: 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 "RAM Types and Features" focus: *Chapter 2 - Memory *Chapter 3 - RAM Configuration *Chapter 4 - Troubleshooting RAM
    Chapter 5 - 7: 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 "Storage Devices" focus: *Chapter 5 - Storage Devices *Chapter 6 - Types of Disks *Chapter 7 - Networked Storage
    Chapter 8 - 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 "Central Processing Unit" focus: *Chapter 8 - Central Processing Units *Chapter 9 - CPU Settings *Chapter 10 - Key Issues Related to CPU
    Chapter 11 - 13: 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 "Display Devices" focus: *Chapter 11 - Introduction to Display Devices *Chapter 12 - Display Settings *Chapter 13 - Video Displays
    Chapter 14 - 16: 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 "Introduction to Printers" focus: *Chapter 14 - Types of Printers *Chapter 15 - Configuring and Setting-up Printers *Chapter 16 - Printer Maintenance
  • RAM Types and Features - Memory
    RAM
    3:06
    Types of RAM
    1:56
    DDR Memory
    2:53
    SDRAM and SODIMM
    2:18
    DIMM and RDRAM
    2:11
    Knowledge Check
    0:59
  • RAM Types and Features - RAM Configuration
    Parity Checking
    2:45
    Error Checking
    1:56
    Variants in RAM Sticks
    5:55
    RAM Compatibility and Speed
    2:51
    Need More RAM?
    1:46
    DEMO: Installing a RAM
    2:54
    DEMO: RAM Properties
    5:23
    DEMO: RAM Properties-BIOS
    4:03
    Knowledge Check
    1:26
  • RAM Types and Features - Troubleshooting RAM
    Troubleshooting
    3:26
    Knowledge Check
    1:16
    Conclusion
    0:41
  • Storage Devices
    Introduction
    1:15
    Classification of Storage Devices
    1:00
    Direct Attached Storage
    1:07
    Hard Disk Drive
    5:29
    Solid Disk Drive
    1:19
    Interfaces
    5:34
    DEMO: Installing a Hard Drive
    3:37
    DEMO: BIOS Settings
    2:25
    Tertiary Storage
    2:12
    Knowledge Check
    0:30
  • Storage Devices - Types of Disks
    Magnetic Tape and Optical Disks
    4:06
    CD Formats
    3:24
    DVD Media
    2:54
    Blu-Ray Disk Media
    2:07
    Offline Storage
    1:42
    Flash Memory
    2:29
    Memory Cards
    2:26
    Hybrid Hard Drives
    2:09
    Knowledge Check
    0:33
  • Storage Devices - Networked Storage
    Network Attached Storage
    2:32
    Storage Area Network
    1:54
    RAID
    4:10
    Knowledge Check
    0:36
    Conclusion
    2:11
  • CPU - Central Processing Units
    Introduction
    0:39
    CPU
    2:47
    Computer Processors
    1:57
    CPU Features
    5:14
    CPU Clock Speed Rate
    3:16
    CPU Threads
    2:05
    Virtualization
    2:00
    Graphics Processor Unit
    1:29
    Compatible CPUs
    4:05
    Knowledge Check
    0:42
  • CPU - CPU Settings
    DEMO: Installing a CPU
    12:43
    CPU Cooling
    7:08
    Overclocking
    3:36
    DEMO: CPU-BIOS Settings
    4:35
    DEMO: CPU-Properties GUI
    4:27
    DEMO: CPU Task Manager
    2:46
    Knowledge Check
    1:03
  • CPU - Key Issues Related to CPU
    Overheating
    3:45
    Catastrophic Failure and BSOD Errors
    1:35
    Knowledge Check
    0:31
    Conclusion
    0:53
  • Display Devices - Introduction to Display Devices
    Introduction to Display Devices
    0:47
    DEMO: Display Devices
    2:34
    Monitors
    5:04
    Plasma Display Devices
    0:51
    Organic LED
    1:11
    Touch Screens
    0:46
    Projection Systems
    0:53
    Knowledge Check
    0:57
  • PC Components Fundamentals: Download Supplemental Materials
    LearnSmart: Course Orientation
    1:54
  • Display Devices - Display Settings
    Refresh Rate
    2:13
    Resolution
    2:04
    Understanding Multipe Displays
    3:07
    DEMO: Configuring Multipe Displays
    3:38
    Analog vs. Digital Signals
    0:59
    Privacy, Filters, and Aspect Ratio
    1:41
    Knowledge Check
    0:37
  • Display Devices - Video Displays
    Video Standards and Technologies
    2:52
    DEMO: Different Audio/Video Connectors
    3:42
    Troublshooting Monitors
    5:26
    Knowledge Check
    0:50
    Conclusion
    1:01
  • Introduction to Printers - Types of Printers
    Introduction to Printers
    1:02
    Impact Printers
    1:58
    Inkjet Printers
    2:12
    Thermal Printers
    1:05
    DEMO: Virtual Printers
    4:02
    Laser Printers
    11:04
    Knowledge Check
    0:39
  • Introduction to Printers - Configuring and Setting-up Printers
    Printer Languages
    3:05
    DEMO: Installing a Printer
    9:15
    Configuring Printer Settings
    3:08
    DEMO: Printing Preferences
    5:16
    Wired and Wireless Connections
    8:10
    Remote Printer
    2:24
    SOHO Printer Device
    10:18
    DEMO: Printer Sharing Options
    20:40
    DEMO: Sharing a Printer
    9:25
    Data Privacy
    2:06
    DEMO: Printer Parts
    11:04
    Knowledge Check
    0:40
  • Introduction to Printers - Printer Maintenance
    Impact Printer Maintenance
    1:54
    Inkjet Printer Maintenance
    1:33
    Thermal Printer Maintenance
    0:57
    Laser Printer Maintenance
    1:25
    Printer Upgrades
    4:57
    3D Printers
    1:48
    Knowledge Check
    0:51
    Conclusion
    1:10

Skills

  • CompTIA A+

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