Welcome to the CompTIA A+ Certification 902. The Total Course from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.
This is the second of a two course series for CompTIA A+ and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam. To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. This course is over 10 hours in length containing over 100 video lectures. The first goal of the course is to make you a good PC Tech and in the process make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA 902 exam.
The course covers all the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Objective Domains:
1.0 Windows Operating Systems 29%
2.0 Other Operating Systems & Technologies 12%
3.0 Security 17%
4.0 Software Troubleshooting 28%
5.0 Operational Procedures 13%
Topics include how to:
In this episode, Mike discusses strategies for successfully studying for the CompTIA A+ exams.
|In this episode, Mike goes into detail explaining what is covered on the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam|
In this episode, Mike talks about acting like a professional tech.
In this episode, Mike explains how to properly communicate with customers while on the job.
In this episode, Mike teaches the dangers of and avoidance strategies for ESD, EMI, and RFI.
In this episode, Mike teaches you how to keep your equipment safe, including proper techniques for managing cables, extinguishing fires, and testing electricity. You will also learn what items to keep in your tech toolkit.
In this episode, Mike and Janelle use the CompTIA A+ troubleshooting process to fix a printer issue at the office.
In this episode, Mike takes you on a tour of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.
In the first of three episodes touring Windows 7, Mike explores the Aero desktop, gadgets, and User Account Control (UAC).
In the second of three episodes touring Windows 7, Mike discusses the Action Center, Event Viewer and log files, and Windows 7 Compatibility mode.
In the third of three episodes touring Windows 7, Mike covers Homegroups, with their reliance on IPv6; Task Manager, the tool for dealing with unruly applications; and Resource Monitor, a great tool for checking system performance.
In this episode, Mike looks at features of the user interface that makes Windows 8 very different from previous versions of Windows. He explores the Start screen, with its tiled apps that open full screen and can only be purchased from the Store app. Mike finishes the episode with a look at Windows 8.1, where Microsoft brought back the Start button and other useful features.
In this Beyond A+ episode, Mike discusses aspects of Windows 10 from the perspective of Windows 8 users, covering UI improvements, multiple desktops, Microsoft Edge browser, and Cortana, the voice assistant.
In this episode, Mike takes you on a tour of Apple's OS X operating system.
In this episode, Mike explores Ubuntu Linux, a well-liked and polished distro, focusing on the Unity interface options.
In this episode, Mike describes how to get to essential tech tools in every OS on the CompTIA A+ exams, such as Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, Linux, and Mac OS X.
These horned creatures can often be found roaming the hills of...oh, wait. Random Access Memory, not rams, right? Okay. In this episode, Mike explains the purpose and some of the features of RAM.
How much RAM do you need? Or, perhaps a more important question, how much RAM can you possibly fit in your PC? Mike answers these questions and more in this episode.
What if you could have RAM that wasn't really RAM at all? What would you call it? Virtual memory? I like it!
Mike talks about the process of choosing a power supply to purchase. Also, peanut butter.
Electricity can be dangerous, both to you and to your computer. In this episode, Mike explains how to protect your PC from surges and sags using various devices.
In this episode, Mike delves into the two main partitioning schemes, MBR and GPT. MBR enables two partition types—primary and extended—with the extended further divided into logical drives. GPT enables large capacity volumes with up to 128 volumes per drive.
In this episode, Mike explores implementing hard drives using basic volumes or MBR partitioning.
In this episode, Mike discusses implementing hard drives using dynamic disks, a feature built into Windows.
In this episode, Mike describes the purpose of file systems; then looks at evolution, from FAT to FAT32 to NTFS. In addition, the episode examines Linux and Mac OS X partition types.
In this episode, Mike explores the Windows-specific software RAID called Storage Spaces.
In the second USB episode, Mike looks into tech-oriented configuration and troubleshooting issues. What should always be simple plug and play, after all, sometimes doesn't work as planned and you need to know what to do.
In this episode, Mike explores the various media for installing Windows, from optical media (such as DVDs) to flash media, and using ISO images for block-by-block reproductions of installation media.
In this episode, Mike discusses the less-common installation methods for Windows, such as unattended installation routines, installing over a network using PXE, and image deployment.
In this episode, Mike explores the differences between clean installations and upgrade installations. Mike then discusses how to upgrade within various versions of Windows.
In this episode, Mike walks you through the process of installing Windows, using Windows 8.1 as an example.
In this episode, Mike explores post-installation tasks in Windows, from updating device drivers to setting up proper security. The episode ends with building a recovery disc.
This episode covers the massive database that contains every Windows setting.
In this episode, Mike discusses the essential boot files in Windows, such as winload.exe, bootmgr, and bcd; plus, he explores the interaction of these files to get to a Windows Desktop.
Learn about the difference between applications and services in this exciting video.
Mike shows you how to use the Task Manager as well as the tasklist command.
Learn how to view, start, and stop services.
Microsoft revamped the Task Manager starting in Windows 8 to add new features and an improved interface. In this episode, Mike uses Windows 8, 8.1., and 10 to explore these new features.
Dive into the enticing world of authentication and authorization with users and groups.
If you've got a PC shared by more than one person, this video will show you how to create user accounts for all of them, but this time in Windows Vista and 7.
Mike explores adding and changing users and groups in the Local Users and Groups in Administrative Tools (like in Vista/7), but focuses on PC Settings, available in Windows 8 and later.
In this episode, Mike discusses sharing successfully among multiple accounts on a single machine. The episode also dives into NTFS permissions and permission propagation.
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Total Seminars has created a number of “Best-Selling” Udemy video courses by Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars team of Instructors. They also develop supplemental materials such as the TotalTester certification practice tests and TotalSims lab simulations to support your certification preparation. These are available on the Total Seminars web site.
Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek", is the Industry's leading authority on CompTIA Certifications. He is the President and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant, and speaker.
Author of numerous popular PC books and videos, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. Mike is also the series editor for the highly successful Mike Meyers' Certification Passport series and the Mike Meyers' Guide to series, all published by McGraw-Hill. Mike has sold over a million IT and certification books.
As well as writing Mike has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.
Mike's humorous and easy to follow approach to teaching comes through in his video training courses as well as his classroom instructor led courses. Making IT concepts easy to understand and fun to learn helps students stay engaged and retain the information.
Mike brings his unique style of video training to Udemy with the launch of his CompTIA A+ Certification, Network+ Certification and Security+ Certification courses. Check out the first few lessons which are available free and you will quickly see what is different about Mike's approach to learning.