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CompTIA A+ Part 1: Computer Hardware

Course Summary

Part 1 of 3 in the CompTIA A+ 220-801 series covers all the essential information you need to get started with a career as a computer technician. In this course, you will learn to install operating systems, perform preventative maintenance, and develop ne


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    Course Syllabus

    ● CompTIA A+ 220-801 (2012 Objectives)
        ◦ Who is Your Instructor?
        ◦ What We Will Be Learning
        ◦ How to Use This Course
    ● Motherboards
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Form Factors
        ◦ Motherboard Architecture
        ◦ Expansion Bus
        ◦ Front Panel Connectors
    ● Processors
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Processor Architecture
        ◦ Processor Components
        ◦ Cache Memory Levels
        ◦ Processor Speeds
        ◦ Processor Width
        ◦ Threading
        ◦ Multiple Cores/Processors
        ◦ Socket Types
        ◦ Cooling
    ● Random Access Memory
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ RAM Fundamentals
        ◦ RAM Module Types
        ◦ Double Data Rate Memory Types
        ◦ DDR Speeds
        ◦ Memory Reliability Protection
        ◦ Installation of RAM
    ● Expansion Cards
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Video Cards
        ◦ Multimedia Cards
        ◦ Interface Cards
        ◦ Storage Cards
        ◦ Riser Cards
    ● Storage Devices
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Storage Capacity Terminology
        ◦ Disk Storage
        ◦ Hard Disks
        ◦ Magnetic Hard Disk
        ◦ Solid State Hard Disk Drives
        ◦ Disk Drive Parallel ATA Interface (PATA)
        ◦ Disk Drive Serial ATA Interface (SATA)
        ◦ SCSI
        ◦ Optical Drives
        ◦ External Disk Drives
        ◦ Flash Drives
        ◦ Backup Storage
        ◦ Levels of RAID
    ● Connection Interfaces and Devices
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Legacy Ports
        ◦ Parallel Ports
        ◦ PS/2 Connectors
        ◦ Mouse
        ◦ Keyboards
        ◦ KVM
        ◦ Universal Serial Bus (USB)
        ◦ IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
        ◦ Other I/O Devices
    ● Power Supplies
        ◦ Voltage (Force)
        ◦ Amperage (Current)
        ◦ Ohms (Resistance)
        ◦ Watts (Work)
        ◦ Alternating Current
        ◦ Direct Current
        ◦ Power Supply Architecture
        ◦ Power Supply Connectors
        ◦ Power Supply Installation
        ◦ Power Supply Safety
    ● The System BIOS
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What the BIOS Does
        ◦ Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
        ◦ BIOS Settings
        ◦ BIOS Demo
        ◦ Updating the BIOS
    ● Display Devices (Monitors)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Viewing Size
        ◦ Resolution
        ◦ Common Monitor Resolutions
        ◦ Contrast Ratio
        ◦ Dot Pitch
        ◦ Cathode-Ray Tubes (CRT)
        ◦ Monitor Scanning
        ◦ Degaussing
        ◦ Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
        ◦ Projectors
        ◦ Monitor Connectors
        ◦ Multi-monitor Configuration
    ● Customized Systems
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ CAD/CAM
        ◦ Audio Visual Editing Station
        ◦ Thick Client
        ◦ Virtualization Workstation
        ◦ Gaming System
        ◦ Home Theater System
        ◦ Home Server

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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