CompTIA A+ Certification Course – Class Outline

COURSE DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:
If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or computer service technician, the CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems. The CompTIA A+ course can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, 2016 objectives (exam numbers 220-1001 and 220-1002), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
In this course, you will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems. You will
TARGET STUDENT:
This course is designed for individuals who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certification Exam and the CompTIA 220-1002 Certification Exam.
PREREQUISITES:
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft® Windows® environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts. The prerequisites for this course differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites, complete the form on this page:http://certification.comptia.org/Training/testingcenters/examobjectives.aspx
LESSON 1: HARDWARE FUNDAMENTALS
LESSON 2: OPERATING SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS
LESSON 3: NETWORKING AND SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
LESSON 4: SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
LESSON 5: SUPPORTING DISPLAY DEVICES
LESSON 6: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING PERIPHERAL COMPONENTS
LESSON 7: MANAGING SYSTEM COMPONENTS
LESSON 8: MANAGING DATA STORAGE
LESSON 9: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS
LESSON 10: OPTIMIZING AND MAINTAINING MICROSOFT WINDOWS
LESSON 11: WORKING WITH OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS
LESSON 12: CUSTOMIZED CLIENT ENVIRONMENTS
LESSON 13: NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES
LESSON 14: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING NETWORKING CAPABILITIES
LESSON 15: SUPPORTING MOBILE DIGITAL DEVICES
LESSON 16: SUPPORTING PRINTERS AND MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES
LESSON 17: SECURITY THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, AND CONTROLS
LESSON 18: IMPLEMENTING SECURITY CONTROLS

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