A+ Certification Course Outline

UNM Division of Continuing Education Courses

CompTIA A+ Certification

Parts 1 and 2

Text:

Pearson Cert Guide: CompTIA A+ (220-801, 220-802)

book and CD

 

Course 1: A+ Essentials

 

Day 1

Introductions, experience and objectives

Discussion of the texts and their uses

What the test was, what the test is, and what that means to you

Pre-test: Current skills evaluation

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

Day 2

Chapter 3

Monitors and Power Supplies

Cleaners

Troubleshooting

Physical Tools

Software Tools

Exercise: Show and Tell

 

Day 3

Chapter 4

Busses

Interfaces

Troubleshooting

 

Day 4

Chapter 5

RAM

Tools and Consoles

Attributes

Exercises: Show and Tell

 

Day 5

Chapter 6

OS Installation

Requirements

Utilities

Partitions and Formatting

Upgrades

 

Chapter 7

Video

 

 

Day 6

Chapter 8

Custom PC Configurations:

CAD/CAM/Graphics PC

Audio/Video PC

Virtualization Host

Home Theatre

Thick Client

Thin Client

Home Server

Diagnostic Tools

Printing and Imaging

Mechanisms

Laser Printing and Charlie

Page Description Languages

Diagnostics

 

Day 7

Chapter 9

Laptops

Exercise: Laptop Teardown and Rebuild

 

Course 2: Troubleshooting

 

Day 8

Chapter 10

Mobile Devices

 

Chapter 10

Environment and Safety

 

Day 9

Chapter 11

Printers and Printing

Steps to the Process

 

Chapter 12

Storage Devices

RAID

 

Day 10

Chapter 13

Installing/Upgrading Windoes

 

Chapter 14

OS Management

Utilities

Remote Desktop/Remote Assistance/VNC

Exercise: Remote Connections

Advanced Startup and the Recovery Console

The Command Line

Exercise: Startup Script

 

Day 11

Chapter 15

Troubleshooting

Boot Management

 

Chapter 16

Network Management

 

Day 12

Chapter 17

Security

Exercise: Practice Test

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