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- How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam
- The skills to be a great IT and computer tech
- How to repair and configure mobile devices
- How to set up and configure basic networks
- All about hardware: monitors, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, RAM, and more
- How to build everything from a basic workstation to an awesome gaming system
- Understand what the cloud is and how virtualization works
- How to troubleshoot hardware and network issues
- There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
- A basic familiarity with computers and networks is helpful.
- CompTIA recommends having 9-12 months of on-the-job experience before taking the A+ exam. This is recommended but not required.
Hey, Mike Meyers here. The Team at Total Seminars and I are excited to bring you this video series to help you pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam.
Between my bestselling A+, Network+, and Security+ books and my video courses, I've taught over 2 million people how to take and pass these CompTIA IT industry certification exams. I've got an easy-going, approachable, and funny teaching style that has helped newbies and experienced techs alike learn valuable IT skills. I've taught in-person seminars for the DEA and the FBI, and now I'm going to teach you, yes YOU, staring at the screen there, everything I know about the CompTIA A+ certification.
This is the first of a two-course series and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 (220-1001) exam. It's an internationally-recognized, fundamental IT training certification. Not interested in certification? No problem! Even if you just want to learn about the basics of IT and computers, I've got you covered.
Course 1: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001). (this course)
Course 2: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).
To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
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★★★★★ "I used these courses to pass the A+, Security+, and Network+ in a span of 2.5 months. I had no IT experience 4 months ago. Now I am a network engineer at a managed service provider with a great salary and solid upward mobility." - Ryan D.
★★★★★ “Mike is an incredible instructor and very engaging. Actually teaches you about technologies and how they work rather than just what you need to know to pass an exam. Can't recommend highly enough.” - Dylan T.
★★★★★ “Awesome! As an IT student, I already knew about PCs & related hardware and so on...this is an awesome course & Mike described everything nicely. If you are new to IT industry (less than 5 years) this is a must course for you!” – Muhammad T.
★★★★★ “[Mike] Meyers is amazing when it comes to explaining. His fun little bits, such as when he explains common problems and how to troubleshoot them, keep you engaged and help it stick so much better. I went from barely understanding little bits here and there to passing the 1001 on my first try with the help of this course. …If you have tried reading the books and listening to lectures from people who sound like the teacher from Ferris Bueller then I would highly recommend this course paired with his practice tests.” – Robert F.
★★★★★ “This course was above my expectations! 1/2 way through and it is NOT boring, drilling information AT ALL!!! A positive, knowledgeable instructor who clearly speaks. Not only is the instructor positive, but fun and engaging. Very easily relays information in an easy to understand and easy to remember format. Perfect category breakdowns and great resources available too!!! THANK YOU (and your team) SO MUCH for all your hard work putting this course together!!! Looking forward to passing my CompTIA A+ with ease!!!” – Kerri O.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Technology is ranked as the #1 source of U.S. jobs. Are you looking to kickstart your career, improve your existing IT skills, or increase your chances of getting that IT job? Did you know 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment?*
Some jobs that use A+ certifications are Support Specialists (avg. $54,500/yr.), Field Service Technicians (avg. $46,000/yr.), and Desktop Support Analysts (avg. $60,000/yr.)**.
More Certifications = More $$
A+ Cert with no other certifications = $47,500/yr.
A+ Cert with 1 or 2 other active certs. = $84,250/yr.
A+ Cert with 3 or 4 other active certs. = $92,080/yr.
A+ Cert with 5 or 6 other active certs. = $97,310/yr.
A+ Cert with 7 or 8 other active certs. = $105,150/yr.
Not looking for a cert? Maybe you're just interested in how to keep your home network router from constantly doing that annoying red-blinky-light thing. Or be the family hero and set up that awesome smart thermostat you've had in your Amazon cart for a year! Or perhaps you want to learn to how to get your iPhone to work so you don't have to keep asking your friend's brother's aunt's niece for help. Whatever your motivation, this course is perfect to help give you a robust IT foundational knowledge in a way that's easy-to-understand. And, hopefully, you'll have a few laughs with me along the way.
SOOOOO much! This course is a great deal, check it out:
16 hours of video
PDFs that detail all the exam objectives covered in each episode (valuable studying tool)
PDFs of the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 exam objectives
End-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge
Q&A section where you have access to me and my team of teaching assistants to answer any questions you might have
Bonus videos launched from time-to-time with updated information, exam tips, study tools, and more
30-day money-back guarantee
Certificate of completion
Exam Domain 1.0 Mobile Devices - 14%
Laptop hardware components
Mobile device types (tables, smart phones, VR headsets, etc)
Set up mobile devices (syncing and networking)
Exam Domain 2.0 Networking - 20%
Networking hardware devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc)
Configure a basic SOHO network (wireless access points, IP addressing, IoT devices, etc)
Networking configuration concepts (IPv4 vs. IPv6, DNS, VPNs, etc)
Internet connections and network types (cable, DSL, Fiber, LANs, etc)
Exam Domain 3.0 Hardware - 27%
Cables and connectors (USB, Ethernet, HDMI, Lightning, Thunderbolt, etc)
Motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, RAM, hard drives and SSDs
Peripherals (printers, monitors, keyboards, microphones, etc)
Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques
Exam Domain 4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing - 12%
Cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, elasticity, on-demand cloud services, cloud file storage, etc)
Client-side virtualization (virtual machines, emulators, hypervisors)
Exam Domain 5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting - 27%
Resolve problems with best practices and industry standards
Troubleshoot RAM, motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, hard drives, display issues
Troubleshoot mobile device issues, printers, wired/wireless networks
Exam code: 220-1001
Max. 90 questions (multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and performance-based)
Length of exam: 90 minutes
Passing score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
Exam cost: $219
Languages: English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish in 2019.
Recommended experience: 9-12 months' hands-on experience in a lab or in the field
HOW DO I TAKE THE COMPTIA A+ 2019 EXAM?
Buy an exam voucher (get your discount voucher at Total Seminars' website), schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website, then take the exam at a qualifying Pearson VUE testing center. You can take one exam at a time, or schedule to take both exams at the same time.
To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams.
- Anyone looking to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) Certification exam
- Anyone who wants to improve their skills as a computer or IT technician
- Anyone who wants to learn awesome stuff about PCs, Macs, mobile devices, networking, the cloud, IT security and more
In this episode, Mike explores the A+ Core 1 exam objectives, providing a brief overview of what to expect on the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 exam. See the Resources tab (below the link to this video in the menu on the right) to download a copy of the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 (220-1001) exam objectives to use throughout the rest of this course.
CompTIA creates IT certifications that cover topics such as how to build and fix computers or how to secure businesses from internal and external threats. Every major IT manufacturer is part of CompTIA. The CompTIA A+ certification is a popular entry point for people looking to work in IT. The certification requires you to pass two exams, the 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2), but requires no experience or study (though, as Mike points out, study is good!)
Certifications power the IT industry. CompTIA A+ is the de facto entry point for IT techs, the first certification you should get. It provides a common language for people in IT, and prepares you for work in the industry.
The 220-1001 Core 1 exam tackles five big subject areas: mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and hardware and network troubleshooting. Mike dives into the sub-objectives in this episode, providing an overview of what you need to know for success on the Core 1 exam.
In this episode, Mike describes the CompTIA A+ exam process, plus explores a good strategy for prepping for the exam. Schedule the exam first! The pressure will have you hitting the books or videos in no time!
In this episode, Mike points out some interesting features of the video series, such as the use of great shareware and freeware tools—Mike’s Cool Tools—for troubleshooting. The series tracks closely with the book (either the All-in-One and the school-oriented Managing and Troubleshooting Guide) so you can follow along in print and video.