What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Exam?

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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.

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17:29:22 of on-demand video • Updated August 2020

  • 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
English [Auto] If you want to get a plus certified you're gonna have to take two exams. The two to zero 1001 or the core one and the 2 2 0 1002 are the core two. So in this episode I want to talk about what's on the core 1 2 2 0 1001 exam. OK. Now it all starts with comp Tia's objectives. So you need to head over to the comp to your Web site. Here's the U.R.L.. Now go over to comp Tia and locate the objectives for the core 1 2 2 0 1001 exam. This basically is telling you what you're going to be tested over and it's the tool I even use to build my training materials. So I've actually downloaded a copy I've got it right here. Let's take a look at it so you understand what's going to be on the exam. So here we are. This is the core 1 2 2 0 1001. I just downloaded this from the comp to your Web site and they talk about the exam and edit added lots of stuff to scroll over. So you're going to have a maximum of 90 questions you're gonna have both multiple choice and performance based questions the length of test is 90 minutes. And here they say 12 months experience. They change these I'm not going to worry about that too much and the passing score is six seventy five on a scale of one hundred to nine hundred. All right all come to you. Exams are broken down into domains the domains are the Level 1 objectives that give you an idea of the big areas that they're going to be covering. They also give you percentages so let's check all this out. So domain 1.0 is mobile devices. That's 14 percent domain 2.0 is networking a 20 percent 3.0 is hardware at twenty seven percent virtualization and cloud computing twelve percent and hardware network troubleshooting. Twenty seven percent. So the big domains give us a rough idea. But if you continue to go through this document it's gonna break these down into subdomains and this is really the secret about not only what topics you need to know but what aspect of them you need to know to be able to pass the A plus. So let's continue to go through this document and let's break down one of the objectives. All right. Well here I am under 1.0 and you'll see it breaks it down and set some objectives like 1 dot 1 1 dot 2 1 dot 3. You actually see these 1 you're taking the course as we go through the different episodes. I'll be putting that on the screen so you know exactly what objectives we're going to be covering. While you're studying all right let's take a look at one of these. So for example here on one dot two it says Given a scenario install components within the display of a laptop. And it says types LCD OLED These are screen types putting in a Wi-Fi antenna installing a webcam a microphone and inverter and a digitized touch screen. They're actually expecting you to take a look at a laptop display open up the laptop display and recognize the function of all these different devices and some of the issues that come into play. So yeah when you watch my videos we're definitely going to be taking a laptop Yankee the monitor off and talking about all the different wires. So it really tells us that we need to know how to install it but there's more here. Let me show you. Here at one point for it says compare and contrast characteristics of various types of other mobile devices. So smartwatches and virtual reality headsets and e readers. So a question like this isn't really expecting you to know how to configure or setup something. It's basically going to make sure that you understand what is a smartwatch capable of doing. What do we expect an e reader to do. So not only do we understand e readers we need to make sure we understand what does an e reader actually do. So it helpful. Now there's one more type of objective I want to find one here for you. So we could actually see two of these that are pretty similar summarize the properties and purposes of services provided by network hosts. So while Web server a file server DHS server a DNS server and then explain common networking configuration concepts like DNS or DHS IP notice that they are not telling you to configure these types of things they're expecting you to understand what for example what is DHS GP and why is it really important for your individual network devices. So if you want to understand how to configure DCP take my network plus courses but within a plus we take advantage of these domains some objectives to give us a real feel on what we're supposed to know. So I don't want to just say DHS GP I need to understand how it's going to affect this individual system. OK. So what I want to do now is let's go back through all of this and let's take a look at these major domains and take a moment so you understand what's really on the exam come to you 2 2 0 1 thousand one exam is obsessed with mobile devices. So first of all smartphones are going to be a big part of this. So if you're using s or if you're an Android user like me you need to be comfortable with both of these mobile operating systems in terms of their functionality. I'll give you a clue. They pretty much do almost exactly the same thing just different ways. But it doesn't stop with smartphones. Make sure you're comfortable with tablets G.P.S. is e readers. They've even got heart rate monitors in there. Make sure you're comfortable with all these different mobile devices the 2 2 0 1001 loves to talk about networking. But when we talk about networking on the thousand one we're really talking more about the hardware. So for example cabling Do you know you're RJ forty fives. Do you know your fibre cables do you know the different types of connectors. And can you tell one cat from another. Well at the end of my video series you will. We're going to be talking about things like switches and routers and firewalls and all of these different boxes that are denizens of our networks now. And it doesn't stop with cabling. We also talk about the ATO to eleven wireless standards. So when you're configuring SS I.D. and setting up your wireless networks you're gonna be talking about wireless access points and all that stuff as well. And it's not just setup on top of that you're going to be talking about some of the more basic networking configuration and troubleshooting tools out there and you've got to make sure you understand that there's a fox and a hound and why these things are so important for any good network tech. When I think of the company a plus two to zero one thousand one I think about hardware because I'm a hardware tech and man does it cover the hardware that you're going to be seeing in systems. So for example motherboards you know at these different slots or for you know what this is for you know how to connect this you know how to install it into a system to make it run. We got CPE used in there making sure you understand between the two big wins Intel versus NMD and what does core IE 9 mean mass storage. We've got tons of stuff on the different types of hard drives that you're going to have in there. And what's it is to tween a hard disk drive and an SSD we've got power supplies connecting the right power supply for your system to make it go ram what's it doing between DDR 3 and DDR 4 and all that type of stuff. There's even things like for example monitors you know what a 10 80 monitor is. Do you understand how to configure that the right type of connections and the graphics cards that go with it make sure that you're comfortable with this because boy is the A plus love their hardware for the 2 2 0 1001. We're definitely going to be hitting virtualization and cloud computing really hard these types of technologies are critical for any a plus technician and man does come to you do a great job covering it. When it comes to virtualization you'll be working with different types of hypervisor is understated how we could use those to create virtual machines on our systems and in the course you'll actually be doing this yourself. And I'll give you the tools so you can't do it all of the amazing virtualize systems that are out there with names like Amazon Web Services that we use on a daily basis to set up all of our different servers. If you go to a web page today you're probably already on a cloud look the whole reason where technicians is because we are the trouble shooters for all kinds of hardware and network situations that might come up on the two to zero one thousand one. We're going to be going over lots and lots of troubleshooting techniques so that you can keep your systems and your hardware working at peak condition. Let me just give this one more turn. Oh so that's a quick idea of what you're going to be seeing on the 2 2 0 1000 exam.