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CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Practical Application (Exam 220-702)

The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. It is the second of two required exams that must be passed to achieve the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Certification. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations and the Windows OS. In this course, Mark Long takes you step-by-step through the process and technologies you need to get ready to take this 220-702 exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.


Course Objectives
Course Structure
A+ Certification Basics
A+ Testing Basics
Taking the Exam pt. 1
Taking the Exam pt. 2
Test Topics

The Windows OS

Windows OS Versions
System Folder
Program Folders
Personal Document Folders pt. 1
Personal Document Folders pt. 2
The Registry
Registry Structure
The Page File

Windows OS Tools

Right Clicking
The Control Panel
Using Device Manager
System Tools
Administrative Tools


Processing and Wattage
Mobile Processors
Multicore Processors
Replacing the CPU
Choosing a CPU
Keeping Your Cool


Troubleshooting RAM
Testing RAM


Understanding POST
Beep Codes
POST Cards
The Boot Process
Losing CMOS Settings
Flashing the BIOS


Cases and Boards
Installing the Motherboard
Troubleshooting Motherboards

Getting Power

Power Supply Issues

Hard Drives

SCSI Basics
Hard or Soft?
Personal RAID
Choosing a Drive
Working with PATA Drives
SATA Cabling
Solid State Drives
Maintaining Hard Drives
Troubleshooting Hard Drives
Troubleshooting Optical Drives

Windows Command Line

Command Line Basics
Filenames and Formats
Basic Commands
Working with Files

Securing Windows

Users and Groups
Standard Folder Permissions
Standard File Permissions
Sharing and Security
Administrative Shares

Troubleshooting Windows

Boot Failures
GUI Startup Problems
GUI Troubleshooting Tools
Application Troubleshooting


Troubleshooting Video
Troubleshooting Displays


Common Printer Issues
Dot Matrix Issues
Inkjet Issues
Laser Issues


Basic Network Troubleshooting
WiFi Troubleshooting


Course Wrap Up


About the Author

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients.


Mike Meyers book is proberly the most entertaining book on the A+ Certification you'll find and another book you should add to your collection.

visit: CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 9th Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)Computer Studies

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