A+ 2016: PC Assembly Fundamentals
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A+ 2016: PC Assembly Fundamentals

Dive into pc components, assembly, & troubleshooting strategies while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (900 Exam)
4.8 (13 ratings)
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427 students enrolled
Created by LearnSmart LLC
Last updated 6/2016
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Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 182 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 exam to become A+ Certified!
  • Gain an introduction to desktop computers by explaining what they are, what they do, and where they are located in your setup.
  • Follow a step-by-step guide to all you need to know when assembling a PC and RAM, Windows 8 installation and BIOS and UEFI settings.
  • Become familiar with many different device connections, how to connect them to your computer, and how to trouble the issues that may arise.
  • Review troubleshooting some of the most common problems that may occur with the motherboard, CPU, and RAM.
  • Learn how to troubleshoot HDD and RAID as well as become familiar with the troubleshooting tools at your disposal.
  • Apply your knowledge throughout the course with quick quizzes.
  • Download extra printable and saveable flash cards, games, slideshows, and other supplemental materials for each lecture in our course.
  • Participate in active discussions with other information technology students & participants becoming certified.
  • Communicate with the instructor and openly ask questions that will be addressed within 48 hours!
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Requirements
  • A computer with Internet.
  • This is 1 out of our 6 course "CompTIA A+ 900" series: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-bU4vzmt_NyVnZRRFU1N3ROblU
Description

Welcome to A+ PC Assembly Fundamentals from LearnSmart.

This course will help you validate you have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environment to boost your career. This course series will also better qualify you for such jobs as computer systems analyst and information security specialist.

This course covers foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for CompTIA's A+ 220-901 Essentials & 220-902 Practical Application exams

This is 1 Course in our 6 Course CompTIA A+ Series including:

  1. A+ PC Assembly Fundamentals
  2. A+ PC Components Fundamentals 
  3. A+ Networking Fundamentals 
  4. A+ Mobility with Portable Devices Fundamentals 
  5. A+ Operating Systems Fundamentals 
  6. A+ Security and Operational Procedures Fundamentals

Course Overview:

This course is designed to prepare the student for the CompTIA 220-901 & 220-902. Students will look into PC assembly. Once in our course review our course map to see just how we align with CompTIA's A+ Certification in providing this training. Learn the main exam objectives by learning these key concepts we cover:

  • Computer Components and Organization
  • Assembly and Setup
  • Device Connections
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM
  • Troubleshooting Storage and RAID

Our lectures are paired with a variety of demonstrations and quizzes giving visual example and real world look of the concepts that will be talked about.

Our sections listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with the pc assembly it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

Course Breakdown:

Section 1: Gain an introduction to desktop computers by explaining what they are, what they do, and where they are located in your setup.

Section 2: This course is a step-by-step guide to all you need to know when assembling a PC and RAM, Windows 8 installation and BIOS and UEFI settings.

Section 3: Become familiar with many different device connections, how to connect them to your computer, and how to trouble the issues that may arise.

Section 4: Review troubleshooting some of the most common problems that may occur with the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. 

Section 5: Learn how to troubleshoot HDD and RAID as well as become familiar with the troubleshooting tools at your disposal.

Recommendations:

Learn from others! Here are some reviews from participants (Click on reviews to see full list of reviews)

  • Great Material - This course is a great reference and way to refresh your skills for the new A+ exam! I needed a good refresh before taking the exam and this course is clearly laid out and copiously covers the material for the exam. Great course, well worth the money! -- M.B.
  • Perfect Course - Not only do you get great lectures that are pretty much PowerPoints with an instructor teaching you the concepts, there are also Demo lectures that show you how each of the concepts works in real life. This is such valuable information to have when taking the test. I feel very confident that this course is the best course on Udemy. -- D.R. Jr.
  • A Complete Jumpstart - What has impressed me the most is the depth of the content to this coarse. Each HD video is crystal clear in both the visual and audio, even including quality closed captioning (great for reading along with the lectures). I wasn't interested in the flashcards or the crossword puzzles when I started the program, but I've found them to be very useful in staying engaged in the class when away from home. This is everything you need to get started and have a classroom quality experience from home. Dive in and stay focused! -- P.C.
Who is the target audience?
  • Looking to enhance your skills in pc assembly?
  • Are you an IT professional, computer systems analyst, or information security specialist? These concepts are key for these kind of professions.
  • Please review our course map to see just how we align with CompTIA's A+ certification objectives and standards provided through this training: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-bU4vzmt_NyQ25iR3J0Yk9kTXM
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Curriculum For This Course
92 Lectures
03:56:17
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Course Orientation & Overview
1 Lecture 01:42
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Computer Components and Organization
13 Lectures 44:51

Motherboard and Form Factors
07:02

Motherboard Components
00:50

DEMO: Main Components of a Motherboard
04:52

CPU Sockets
02:19

RAM Slots and Chip Sets
02:56

Expansion Slots
05:25

Knowledge Check
00:42

Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions

Batteries and Connectors
04:43

Connectors
12:18

Bus Speeds
02:13

Knowledge Check
00:35

Conclusion
00:23

Final: Computer Components and Organization
11 questions
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Assembly and Setup
19 Lectures 52:21
Chapter 1 Quiz
2 questions




Motherboard
01:22

DEMO: Mounting the Motherboard
04:14

Knowledge Check
00:35

CPU
00:52

DEMO: CPU Installation
04:08

Hard Disk Drive
01:04

DEMO: Hard Disk Installation
02:29

Memory
00:49

DEMO: RAM Installation
02:50

Input and Output Devices
01:22

BIOS and UEFI Settings
00:53

DEMO: First Boot and BIOS Settings
06:54

DEMO: Windows 8 Installation
13:00

Troubleshooting
02:51

Knowledge Check
00:33

Conclusion
00:22

Final: Assembly and Setup
9 questions
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Device Connections
16 Lectures 45:27

Sound Cards
02:48

Video Cards
07:50

Touch Screen
06:10

Installing Video Card
01:30

Network Interface Cards
02:21

Knowledge Check
00:30

Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions

USB Controller Cards
04:23

Firewire Cards
01:46

Thunderbolt Cards
01:58

Storage Cards
02:04

TV Tuner and Video Capture Cards
03:20

Modem Cards
01:37

Wireless and Riser Cards
01:59

Knowledge Check
00:37

Conclusion
02:00

Final: Device Connections
11 questions
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Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM
27 Lectures 46:54

Finding the Problem
01:56

DEMO: Identifying Components of a Motherboard
02:48

Overheating
01:57

Unexpected Shutdowns
01:37

Random and Continuous Reboots
02:35

Crash Screen
01:31

Reboot from Incorrect Device
00:59

DEMO: Boot to Incorrect Device
03:29

System Lockups
00:56

POST Code Beeps
01:21

Blank Screen
01:32

DEMO: Set Date and Time in the BIOS
02:49

Device Failure
02:53

Using What You’ve Learned
01:14

Tools
01:47

RAM Problems
02:15

DEMO: Memory Diagnose
03:44

DEMO: Diagnose CPU
02:19

Smoke and Burning
01:08

Indicator Lights
01:30

No Power
00:49

Knowledge Check
00:30

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
5 questions

Anti-Static Mat
00:59

Testers
01:40

Knowledge Check
00:53

Conclusion
00:40

Final: Troubleshooting Motherboard, CPU, and RAM
12 questions
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Troubleshooting Storage and RAID
16 Lectures 45:02

Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installation
03:05

DEMO: Defragment Hard Drive
02:57

Common Failures
04:12

Slow Performances
01:54

Failure to Boot
03:53

Troubleshooting RAID
03:18

Blue Screen of Death
01:53

Knowledge Check
00:22

Chapter 1 Quiz
4 questions

SMART
03:22

Tools
06:59

Third-Party Tools
02:44

DEMO: File Restoration
04:23

DEMO: File Recovery Using a Third-Party Tool
03:12

Knowledge Check
00:33

Conclusion
01:18

Final: Troubleshooting Storage and RAID
7 questions
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