Syllabus: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Courses

UNM Continuing Education

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902

Instructor:  Glenn Norman

Text

CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Third Edition (Exams 220-901 and 220-902)

ISBN 978-1-119-13785-6

Learning Objectives

Understand the CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives

Collect and utilize sample exams and questions

Increase hands-on familiarity with Windows and Linux

Understand virtualization

Pass the 901 and 902 tests.

Course 1: 220-901

Day 1

Introductions, experience and objectives

Texts, sample tests and sample questions

Assessment test

Chapter 1

Working With Components

Bus Details

Connectors

IRQs and Addresses

Utilities

Hands-on teardowns: workstations and processors

Day 2

Chapters 2 and 3

IDE, SCSI, SAS

Power Supplies

Expansion busses

Exercises: Disk management tools; Open VMs

Day 3

Chapters 4 and 5

Video standards and hardware

Custom configurations

Exercises: Hands-on video hardware; Linux and Windows command line

Day 4

Chapters 6 and 7

The OSI model

TCP and UDP

Exercises: Command-line tools

Day 5

Chapters 8 and 9

Wifi standards

Encryption and security

Laptop architecture

Exercises: laptop teardowns

Day 6

Chapters 10 and 11

Mobile devices

Printing and Imaging

Mechanisms

Laser Printing and Charlie

Page Description Languages

Diagnostics

Exercises: Mapping to printer, configuration, test page

Day 7

Chapter 12

Troubleshooting

Exercises: Installing PsTools

Course 2: 220-902

Day 8

Chapters 13 and 14

OS Troubleshooting

Boot and Recovery

ASR and ERD

Tools and Consoles

The Registry

Boot Files

File Systems

Attributes

Exercise: Restore Points

Day 9

Chapter 15, 16 and 17

Windows editions

Windows 7 administration

Windows Vista administration

Utilities

Remote Desktop/Remote Assistance/VNC

Advanced Startup and the Recovery Console

The Command Line

Exercise: Startup Script, Remote Connections

Day 10

Chapter 18

Mac OS

Linux

Exercises: Command-line tools

Day 11

Chapters 19 and 20

Security

Networking and services

Virtualization

Day 12

Chapter 21

Mobile OSs

Day 13

Chapters 22 and 23

Troubleshooting theory

Operations

Policy and Proceedure

Exercise: Practice Test

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