CompTIA A+

Course ID


Course Description

This ILT Series course provides comprehensive training for students who already have some existing knowledge of, and support experience with, networked desktop and notebook computers running any Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating system. This course will prepare students, at an accelerated pace, for the two exams that make up the A+ certification 2012 Edition: CompTIA A+ 220-801 and CompTIA A+ 220-802. Students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to install, build, maintain, and configure personal computers, laptop computers, mobile devices, and printers in a business setting. They will also learn the principles and best practices of SOHO networking, and of physical and data security.


One of the following courses or have equivalent experience:
  • Windows 7: Basic
  • Windows Vista: Basic
  • Windows XP: Basic



Course Content

    Safety procedures and power supplies
  • Safety procedures
  • Power supplies

    Motherboards and CPUs
  • Motherboards
  • CPUs
  • BIOS settings
  • Expansion cards

    Memory and physical storage
  • Memory
  • Storage devices and media

    Connections and peripherals
  • Serial vs. parallel interfaces
  • Modern peripheral connections
  • Keyboards and mice

    Media devices
  • Media connectors
  • Display devices
  • Audio and multimedia devices

  • Imaging processes
  • Printer installation
  • Printer maintenance

    Client operating systems
  • Comparing Windows editions
  • Configuring Windows Explorer
  • The Command Line utility
  • Virtualization

    Configuring the operating system
  • System configuration tools
  • System information and monitoring
  • Task management
  • Configuration files

    Configuring hardware settings
  • Device and hardware settings
  • Disks and partitions

    Networking basics
  • Networks
  • Internet connection types
  • Network devices

    Networking protocols
  • TCP/IP
  • Ports and protocols

    The physical network
  • Network cable and connector types
  • Cable and connector properties
  • Networking tools

    Wireless networking
  • Wireless networking standards
  • Wireless SOHO networking

    Networking PCs
  • Creating network connections
  • Sharing files and printers
  • Remote connections

    Authentication and user security
  • Users and authentication
  • Windows security policies
  • File system security

    Securing systems and data
  • Identifying common threats
  • Physical security
  • Digital security
  • Data destruction and disposal
  • Malware detection and removal

    Preventative maintenance
  • Performing backups
  • Disk maintenance
  • Updating software

    Troubleshooting basics
  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • The troubleshooting toolkit

    Troubleshooting system hardware
  • Troubleshooting core system elements
  • Troubleshooting storage devices

    Display and printer troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting display issues
  • Printer troubleshooting

    Network troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting the physical network
  • Troubleshooting the logical network

    Operating system troubleshooting
  • Startup and recovery tools
  • Troubleshooting Windows and application issues

    Operating system installation and upgrades
  • Preparing to install Windows
  • Windows installation
  • Windows upgrades and compatibility

  • Notebook hardware components [3.1, U23]
  • Notebook displays [3.2, U24]
  • Laptop features [3.3, U25]
  • Troubleshooting laptop computers

    Mobile devices
  • Comparing tablets and laptops
  • Basic features of mobile operating systems
  • Mobile networks and email
  • Methods for securing mobile devices
  • Synchronizing data

    Professional conduct
  • Communication and professionalism
  • Environmental issues
  • Incident response

    Custom configurations
  • Custom configurations

    CompTIA A+ acronyms
  • List of abbreviations

    Certification exam objectives map
  • Comprehensive exam objectives for CompTIA A+ exam 220-801
  • Comprehensive exam objectives for CompTIA A+ exam 220-802

For More Information

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Course Details

Duration - 5 days
Price - $3295.00 USD

(Discounts may apply. Call for more information.)

Course Actions

Acceletrain Collaborative Learning Environment (formerly know as VILT) places industry certified and expert instructors, peers, learners and multi-media components into a "borderless classroom", and interactive learning environment that can span multiple physical locations. VILT combines the benefits of the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom with innovative learning techniques and the cost savings of internet-based training.