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CompTIA A+ 2003

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The CompTIA A+ certification is an international industry credential accepted by major hardware and software vendors as a standard for computer service technicians. With this course you will learn how to repair, upgrade, and build PCs. The course is designed to give full instruction about PC Computers, from power supplies and hard disk drives, to installation and setup of Windows and Windows-based applications. This course provides you with a basic understanding of PC computers and lays the ground work for those learning PC repair.

The CompTIA Exams 220-301 (Hardware) and 220-302 (Software) were retired in June of 2007. The information still serves as a valuable learning resource to anyone supporting legacy hardware and software.

10 levels - 102 modules - 30 learning hours


Available Options

SINGLE USER: CompTIA A+ 2003 (10 levels)
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1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$799.00 $399.50Add To Cart
DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$799.00 $399.50Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$799.00 $399.50Add To Cart
MULTI USER: CompTIA A+ Certification (10 levels)
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DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$1,598.00 $799.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$1,598.00 $799.00Add To Cart
For additional licensing options. pricing and information, call 877-752-3529

Course Instructor: Kevin Wolford

Kevin Wolford started his computer career in 1983. He has been a technical writer, network administrator, and trainer. Kevin spent many years with Novell and is a CNI and Master CNE. In 1998 Kevin founded Tech Training, giving him a chance to test his training concepts on live labs. He is also an MCSE, MCT, and is certified in SMS, SQL Server, TCP/IP, NT Workstation, NT Server, Exchange Server, Windows 9x and 2000. Kevin has authored Microsoft certification books for New Riders and Sybex. He also owns a consulting company dedicated to teaching complex technical topics in a simple way.

Course Outline

Level 1 Introduction
Introduction to PCs
  • Case
  • Power Supply
  • Cooling
  • Motherboard Overview
  • Memory Basics
  • Memory Details
  • Installation & Trouble-Shooting
Level 2 Processors & BIOS
  • Overview
  • Pentiums
  • Compatible CPUs
  • Installing CPUs
  • Physical Characteristics
  • BIOS Settings
  • BIOS Upgrades
Level 3 Motherboards & Mass Storage
  • Features
  • Form Factors
  • BIOS & Configuration
Mass Storage
  • Overview
  • IDE Devices
  • Configuration
  • Other Storage Devices
Level 4 Expansion Cards & Peripherals
Expansion Cards
  • Storage Review
  • Working with Cards
  • Video Cards
  • Sound Cards
  • Other Cards
  • Troubleshooting
  • Connections
  • Parallel Ports
  • Serial Ports
  • USB Ports
  • PS/2 Connectors
Level 5 Monitors, Printers, Portable Computers & Building a PC
  • Troubleshooting
  • CRT
  • LCD
  • Dot Matrix
  • Ink Jet
  • Laser
Portable Computers
  • Hardware
  • Peripherals
PC Build
  • Parts
  • Connections
  • Peripherals
Level 6 Networking Concepts & Connections
Networking Connections
  • Cabling
  • Connector Types
  • Network Devices
Network Concepts
  • Network Models
  • Protocols
  • Network Types
  • Network Connections
Level 7 Operation System Booting & Supporting Devices
  • OS Differences
  • Windows 9X Booting
  • Windows NT Booting
  • Boot Disks
  • Hardware Boot Issues
Supporting Devices
  • Drivers
  • Tools
  • Print Configuration
  • Startup Issues
Level 8 Operating System Disk Management & Installation
Disk Management
  • Partitioning
  • File Systems
  • File Management
  • Command-Line Tools
  • Requirements
  • Starting an Install
  • Installation Steps
  • Upgrade Requirements
Level 9 Operating System Configuration & Troubleshooting
  • GUI
  • Registry
  • Optimization
  • Boot Problems
  • Utilities
  • Command-Line Tools
Level 10 Network Concepts & IP Configuration
Network Concepts
  • Protocols
  • Connectivity
  • Resource Sharing
IP Configuration
  • IP Addressing
  • IP Tools
  • Browser Configuration
  • Firewall Configuration