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A+ 900: Portable Device Fundamentals

Mobile devices are found everywhere nowadays. From smartphones to tablets and eReaders to laptops, they are used for entertainment, communication, and work almost anywhere you go. This course covers the different mobile devices available in the marketplace and the many features that can be utilized in daily life while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (220-901 & 220-902).

Description

This A+ 900: Portable Device 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:   

  • Laptop Setup and Troubleshooting
  • Laptop Features
  • Introduction to Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

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

  • Laptop - Laptop Setup
    Introduction to Laptop Components
    1:32
    Key Components in a Laptop
    7:45
    Display Devices
    2:40
    DEMO: Install CD Drive
    3:02
    Expansion Options
    3:31
    DEMO: Install Memory
    2:40
    Ports and Adapters
    2:43
    Hardware/Device Replacement
    4:39
    DEMO: Install HDD-Laptop
    3:24
    Knowledge Check
    0:49
  • Laptop - Troubleshooting Laptops
    Common Symptoms
    5:44
    Wireless/Bluetooth Connectivity
    2:42
    Battery
    5:51
    DEMO: Replacing Battery in a Laptop
    2:32
    DEMO: Customize the Power Options
    3:42
    Other Symptoms
    4:58
    Disassembling to Reassemble
    0:41
    Using What You've Learned
    1:08
    Conclusion
    0:55
  • Laptop - Laptop Features
    Introduction
    0:43
    Display Unit Components
    10:04
    External Displays
    3:44
    DEMO: Function Keys
    3:31
    Rotating and Removable Display Unit
    2:21
    Keyboard and Touchpad
    2:06
    Knowledge Check
    0:33
  • Laptop - Additional Laptop Features
    Wireless Connectivity
    4:03
    Settings
    2:40
    Docking Station
    3:59
    Knowledge Check
    0:42
    Conclusion
    0:50
  • Introduction to Mobile Devices - Mobile Devices
    Introduction
    3:06
    Tablets
    4:05
    Smartphone and Phablets
    3:08
    Wearable Technology Devices
    2:33
    GPS, eReaders, and Smart Cameras
    2:32
    Knowledge Check
    0:44
  • Introduction to Mobile Devices - Accessories
    Headsets and Speakers
    1:40
    Gamepads and Docking Station
    2:00
    Credit Card Readers
    0:49
    Protective Covers
    1:17
    Memory
    1:10
    Using What You've Learned
    0:36
    Conclusion
    1:11
  • Introduction to Mobile Devices - Mobile Connection Types
    NFC and Bluetooth
    4:45
    DEMO: Bluetooth Pairing
    5:44
    DEMO: Connect to WIFI
    2:16
    USB, Lightning, and IR
    3:34
    Hotspot and Tethering
    2:19
    DEMO: Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
    4:00
    Knowledge Check
    0:47
  • Mobile Operating Systems
    Introduction
    1:20
    Open Source vs. Closed Source
    3:07
    App Source
    1:44
    DEMO: App Source
    2:37
    Screen Orientation
    2:59
    Screen Calibration
    2:31
    GPS and Geotracking
    2:09
    WiFi Calling
    1:24
    Launcher/GUI
    1:48
    Virtual Assistant
    2:53
    Emergency Notification
    2:33
    Mobile Payment Service
    2:16
    Knowledge Check
    0:52
  • Mobile Network
    Wireless/Cellular Data Network
    3:10
    DEMO: Bluetooth
    4:26
    DEMO: Hotspot and Tethering
    4:21
    Email Configuration
    2:56
    DEMO: Corporate and ISP Email Configuration
    2:54
    PRI/PRL/Baseband Updates
    2:08
    IMEI vs. IMSI
    1:30
    DEMO: Finding IMEI
    0:49
    Mobile Virtual Private Network
    1:18
    Mobile Data Synchronization
    1:46
    DEMO: Data Sync
    2:02
    Mobile Data Synchronization - Requirements
    1:24
    Knowledge Check
    3:18
    Conclusion
    0:48
  • Troubleshooting OS Issues
    DEMO: Configuring a Cell Phone
    5:43
    Introduction
    0:33
    Common Symptoms
    14:04
    Tools
    3:15
    DEMO: Install an App on Android
    2:16
    DEMO: Uninstall an App from Android
    2:28
    DEMO: Stopping an App
    1:38
    Knowledge Check
    0:42
  • Troubleshooting Device Issues
    Common Symptoms
    5:12
    Tools
    4:51
    DEMO: iPhone Backup
    3:28
    Knowledge Check
    0:43
    Conclusion
    1:11

Skills

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Mobile Operating Systems
  • Wearable Tech

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