A+ 2016: PC Components Fundamentals
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A+ 2016: PC Components Fundamentals

Go in-depth into the many different types of pc components while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (900 Exam).
4.9 (11 ratings)
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508 students enrolled
Created by LearnSmart LLC
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 220 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 exam to become A+ Certified!
  • Learn all about RAM, the role it plays, and troubleshooting RAM issues.
  • Utilize what storage devices are available to you and be able to best take advantage of these devices.
  • Understand why CPU is the called the brain of the computer and how it controls computer functionality.
  • Gain an introduction to different types of display devices that are used in an office setting or at home.
  • Cover the various types of printers, the different ways in which to send your information to the printer, and how to best maintain your printer.
  • 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 Components 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.

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 components. 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:

  • RAM Types and Features
  • Storage Devices
  • Central Processing Unit
  • Display Devices
  • Introduction to Printers

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 components and systems it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

Course Breakdown:

Section 1: Learn all about RAM, the role it plays, and troubleshooting RAM issues.

Section 2: Utilize what storage devices are available to you and be able to best take advantage of these devices.

Section 3: Understand why CPU is the called the brain of the computer and how it controls computer functionality.

Section 4: Gain an introduction to different types of display devices that are used in an office setting or at home.

Section 5: Cover the various types of printers, the different ways in which to send your information to the printer, and how to best maintain your printer.

Recommendations:

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  • 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_NyOWY3Qno1Qmw4X1k
Compare to Other CompTIA A+ Courses
Curriculum For This Course
111 Lectures
05:35:50
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RAM Types and Features
18 Lectures 47:26


DDR Memory
02:52

SDRAM and SODIMM
02:17

DIMM and RDRAM
02:10


Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions

Parity Checking
02:44

Error Checking
01:55

Variants in RAM Sticks
05:54

RAM Compatibility and Speed
02:50

Need More RAM?
01:45


DEMO: RAM Properties
05:21

DEMO: RAM Properties-BIOS
04:02

Knowledge Check
01:25

Troubleshooting
03:25

Knowledge Check
01:15


Final: RAM Types and Features
10 questions
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Storage Devices
24 Lectures 57:17

Classification of Storage Devices
00:59

Direct Attached Storage
01:06

Hard Disk Drive
05:28

Solid State Drive
01:18

Interfaces
05:33

DEMO: Installing a Hard Drive
03:36

DEMO: BIOS Settings
02:24

Tertiary Storage
02:11

Knowledge Check
00:29

Magnetic Tape and Optical Disks
04:05

CD Formats
03:23

DVD Media
02:53

Blu-Ray Disk Media
02:06

Offline Storage
01:41

Flash Memory
02:28

Memory Cards
02:25

Hybrid Hard Drives
02:08

Knowledge Check
00:32

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
7 questions

Network Attached Storage
02:31

Storage Area Network
01:53

RAID
04:09

Knowledge Check
00:35

Conclusion
02:10

Final: Storage Devices
16 questions
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Central Processing Unit
21 Lectures 01:06:54

CPU
02:46

Computer Processors
01:56

CPU Features
05:13

CPU Clock Speed Rate
03:15

CPU Threads
02:04

Virtualization
01:59

Graphics Processor Unit
01:28

Compatible CPUs
04:04

Knowledge Check
00:41

Chapter 1 Quiz
6 questions

DEMO: Installing a CPU
12:42

CPU Cooling
07:07

Overclocking
03:35

DEMO: CPU-BIOS Settings
04:34

DEMO: CPU-Properties GUI
04:26

DEMO: CPU Task Manager
02:44

Knowledge Check
01:02

Overheating
03:44

Catastrophic Failure and BSOD Errors
01:34

Knowledge Check
00:30

Conclusion
00:52

Final: Central Processing Unit
12 questions
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Display Devices
20 Lectures 40:52

DEMO: Display Devices
02:33

Monitors
05:03

Plasma Display Devices
00:50

Organic LED
01:10

Touch Screens
00:45

Projection Systems
00:52

Knowledge Check
00:56

Refresh Rate
02:12

Resolution
02:03

Understanding Multipe Displays
03:06

DEMO: Configuring Multipe Displays
03:37

Analog vs. Digital Signals
00:58

Privacy, Filters, and Aspect Ratio
01:40

Knowledge Check
00:35

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
8 questions

Video Standards and Technologies
02:51

DEMO: Different Audio/Video Connectors
03:41

Troublshooting Monitors
05:25

Knowledge Check
00:49

Conclusion
01:00

Final: Display Devices
10 questions
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Introduction to Printers
28 Lectures 02:03:21

Impact Printers
01:57

Inkjet Printers
02:11

Thermal Printers
01:04

DEMO: Virtual Printers
04:01

Laser Printers
11:03

Knowledge Check
00:38

Printer Languages
03:04

DEMO: Installing a Printer
09:14

Configuring Printer Settings
03:07

DEMO: Printing Preferences
05:15

Wired and Wireless Connections
08:09

Remote Printer
02:23

SOHO Printer Device
10:17

DEMO: Printer Sharing Options
20:38

DEMO: Sharing a Printer
09:24

Data Privacy
02:05

DEMO: Printer Parts
11:03

Knowledge Check
00:39

Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
7 questions

Impact Printer Maintenance
01:53

Inkjet Printer Maintenance
01:32

Thermal Printer Maintenance
00:56

Laser Printer Maintenance
01:24

Printer Upgrades
04:55

3D Printers
01:47

Knowledge Check
00:50

Conclusion
01:09


Final: Introduction to Printers
13 questions
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