CompTIA A+ Certification 902. The Total Course
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CompTIA A+ Certification 902. The Total Course

Everything you need to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam, from Mike Meyers, CompTIA expert and bestselling author.
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What Will I Learn?
  • • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA A+ 220-902 course. It is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the second of two A+ exams needed to become CompTIA A+ Certified. To become A+ Certified requires you to pass BOTH the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. There is a separate course covering the 220-901 exam.
  • • Once you complete the two CompTIA A+ courses, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exams AND the skills to be a great PC tech. This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.
  • • Your new skills and the CompTIA A+ Certification will help you land your first PC tech job or if you are already a PC tech, get that raise or advancement you are seeking.
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  • • Basic familiarity with PCs and networks.
  • • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.

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:

  • Set up, upgrade and maintain all versions of Windows.
  • Basics of OS X and Linux.
  • Configure and secure mobile devices.
  • Protect your PC and your network.
  • Work with virtualization technologies.
  • Understand safety and environmental issues.

Who is the target audience?
  • • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an entry level PC technician position or looking to improve their skills and become CompTIA A+ Certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better tech on the job.
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Curriculum For This Course
101 Lectures
Path of the PC Tech
4 Lectures 24:18

In this episode, Mike welcomes you to the CompTIA A+ course.

Preview 02:00

In this episode, Mike discusses strategies for successfully studying for the CompTIA A+ exams.

Preview 10:44

In this episode, Mike goes into detail explaining what is covered on the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam
Preview 08:00

Operational Procedures
6 Lectures 37:10

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.

Three Threats to Your PC

In this episode, Mike and Ford demonstrate proper (and improper) techniques on physical safety, including what to wear, when to unplug the computer, and how to properly lift heavy items.

Physical Safety

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.

Equipment Safety

In this episode, Mike and Janelle use the CompTIA A+ troubleshooting process to fix a printer issue at the office.

Preview 08:35

Operational Procedures Quiz
6 questions
The Visible Computer
9 Lectures 01:41:23

In this episode, Mike takes you on a tour of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.

Touring Windows Vista

In the first of three episodes touring Windows 7, Mike explores the Aero desktop, gadgets, and User Account Control (UAC).

Touring Windows 7 Part 1

In the second of three episodes touring Windows 7, Mike discusses the Action Center, Event Viewer and log files, and Windows 7 Compatibility mode.

Touring Windows 7 Part 2

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.

Touring Windows 7 Part 3

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.

Preview 10:14

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.

Preview 11:12

In this episode, Mike takes you on a tour of Apple's OS X operating system.

Touring OS X

In this episode, Mike explores Ubuntu Linux, a well-liked and polished distro, focusing on the Unity interface options.

Touring Ubuntu Linux

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.

Tech Paths

The Visible Computer Quiz
8 questions
3 Lectures 22:36

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.

RAM: Sticks and Speeds

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.

RAM Capacity

What if you could have RAM that wasn't really RAM at all? What would you call it? Virtual memory? I  like it!

Virtual Memory
Power Supplies
2 Lectures 14:18

Mike talks about the process of choosing a power supply to purchase. Also, peanut butter.

Choosing a Power Supply

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.

Power Protection
Implementing Hard Drives
5 Lectures 46:34

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.

Preview 07:56

In this episode, Mike explores implementing hard drives using basic volumes or MBR partitioning.

Preview 12:43

In this episode, Mike discusses implementing hard drives using dynamic disks, a feature built into Windows.

Dynamic Disks

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.

File Systems

In this episode, Mike explores the Windows-specific software RAID called Storage Spaces.

Storage Spaces

Implementing Hard Drives Quiz
7 questions
Essential Peripherals
1 Lecture 05:17

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.

Configuring USB
Building a PC
5 Lectures 57:37

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.

Media Sources

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.

Windows Install Options

In this episode, Mike explores the differences between clean installations and upgrade installations. Mike then discusses how to upgrade within various versions of Windows.

Windows Upgrade Paths

In this episode, Mike walks you through the process of installing Windows, using Windows 8.1 as an example.

Installing Windows

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.

Post-Installation Tasks

Building a PC Quiz
7 questions
Windows Under the Hood
6 Lectures 37:31

This episode covers the massive database that contains every Windows setting.

Preview 07:01

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.

The Boot Process

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.

Dealing with Processes

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.

Windows 8 Task Manager

Windows Under the Hood Quiz
7 questions
Users, Groups, and Permissions
4 Lectures 31:36

Dive into the enticing world of authentication and authorization with users and groups.

Introduction to 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.

Creating Users in Windows Vista/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.

Managing Users in Windows 8 or 8.1

In this episode, Mike discusses sharing successfully among multiple accounts on a single machine. The episode also dives into NTFS permissions and permission propagation.

Sharing Folders and Files

Users, Groups, and Permissions Quiz
7 questions
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About the Instructor
Total Seminars
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Home of Mike Meyers and his Team of IT Certification Pros

Total Seminars provides certification training services and training materials to thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies including the United Nations, the FBI and all branches of the Department of Defense. Total Seminars produces the #1 selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print.

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
4.6 Average rating
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CompTIA Certification Pro

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.