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CompTIA A+ Essentials

Get 12 months of access to comprehensive, self-paced A+ Essentials training for as little as $199! This e-learning solution will prepare you for the A+ Essentials certification exam (220-701), giving you the tools you need to advance in your career.

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  • Be fully prepared to pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam.
  • Learn troubleshooting methods, device management, basic security, and more.

A+ Essentials
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  • Video-based Training (30 hours)
  • 24/7 Access to Live Experts
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$199

This training solution includes:

Video-based training

Video e-learning

Our e-learning is created by experienced instructional design professionals and IT experts. The videos are comprehensive and engaging, and the training includes demonstrations, interactive simulations, and review questions.

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24/7 Access to Live Experts

Get direct access to help on A+ Essentials topics. Our experts are available 24/7/365 via on-demand chat so that you can get the information you need when you need it.

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  • Video-based Training (30 hours)
  • E-book
  • 24/7 Access to Live Experts
  • Quick Reference Card
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$249

The A+ Essentials Pro solution includes:

Video-based training

Video-based Training

Our training videos are created by experienced instructional design professionals and IT experts. These videos are comprehensive and engaging, and include demonstrations and interactive simulations.

MyMentor

24/7 Access to Live Experts

Get direct access to help on CompTIA A+ Essentials topics, whenever you need it. Our experts are available 24/7/365 via on-demand chat, so you'll get the answers you need when you need them.

Ebook

Self-study E-book

Flip through the pages of your course as if you were reading an actual book. Your e-book maps directly to the training videos, so you can reinforce what you've learned in your video training at your own pace, as you need it. Our e-books include hands-on activities and review questions that help to reinforce your knowledge and skills. 

Quick Reference

Our A+ Essentials CourseCARD

Get easy access to tips and instructions for common tasks with our A+ Essentials CourseCARD. Each card includes Quick Reference, Basic Topics, Advanced Topics, and Top Productivity Tips sections.

A+ Essentials
Premium

  • Video-based Training (30 hours)
  • Self-paced E-learning (16.5 hours)
  • E-book
  • 24/7 Access to Live Experts
  • Bonus e-book: Critical Thinking
  • Quick Reference Card
  • Compare at $850
$299

The A+ Essentials Premium solution includes:

Video-based training

Video-based Training

Our training videos are created by experienced instructional design professionals and IT experts. These videos are comprehensive and engaging, and include demonstrations and interactive simulations.

E-learning

Self-paced E-learning

Get 16.5 hours of additional self-paced training, complete with hands-on pre- and post-assessments that you can use to evaluate your level of preparation and progress.

MyMentor

24/7 Access to Live Experts

Get direct access to help on A+ Essentials topics, whenever you need it. Our experts are available 24/7/365 via on-demand chat, so you'll get the answers you need when you need them.

Ebook

Self-study E-book

Flip through the pages of your course as if you were reading an actual book. Your e-book maps directly to the training videos, so you can reinforce what you've learned in your video training at your own pace, as you need it. Our e-books include hands-on activities and review questions that help to reinforce your knowledge and skills.

PLUS: Get our bonus e-book: Critical Thinking

You need to be adept at critical thinking every day on the job. Learn how to tell the difference between effective and ineffective methods of thought. When you can show that your decisions are based on sound reasoning, you give yourself an advantage as a leader or a rising star.

Quick Reference

Our A+ Essentials CourseCARD

Get easy access to tips and instructions for common tasks with our A+ Essentials CourseCARD. Each card includes Quick Reference, Basic Topics, Advanced Topics, and Top Productivity Tips sections.

        

CompTIA A+ Essentials Course Summary:

This course will prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam (220-701). You will learn the skills necessary to install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on personal computer hardware and operating systems.

CompTIA A+ Essentials Course Outline:

  • Unit 1: Troubleshooting methodology
    • Topic A: Troubleshooting models
    • Topic B: Professionalism
  • Unit 2: Operating systems
    • Topic A: Operating system fundamentals
    • Topic B: Directory and file management
    • Topic C: File and folder permissions
  • Unit 3: Electricity and power supplies
    • Topic A: Electrical safety
    • Topic B: Power supplies
  • Unit 4: CPUs and motherboards
    • Topic A: Central processing units
    • Topic B: Packaging, slots, and cooling techniques
    • Topic C: Motherboards
  • Unit 5: The Basic Input/Output System
    • Topic A: The BIOS and CMOS
    • Topic B: The POST and boot processes
  • Unit 6: Memory systems
    • Topic A: Memory
    • Topic B: Memory packaging
    • Topic C: Memory monitoring
  • Unit 7: Bus structures
    • Topic A: Buses
    • Topic B: The PCI bus
    • Topic C: Video buses
  • Unit 8: Expansion cards
    • Topic A: Drive adapters
    • Topic B: Video cards
    • Topic C: Sound cards
    • Topic D: Internal modems
  • Unit 9: Peripheral connection types
    • Topic A: Serial and parallel connections
    • Topic B: PS/2 connections
    • Topic C: USB connections
    • Topic D: FireWire connections
    • Topic E: Multimedia connections
  • Unit 10: Data storage devices
    • Topic A: Hard drives
    • Topic B: Optical drives
    • Topic C: Removable storage devices
    • Topic D: Drive maintenance
  • Unit 11: Video output and image input devices
    • Topic A: Monitors
    • Topic B: Scanners and cameras
  • Unit 12: Printers
    • Topic A: Printing technologies
    • Topic B: Printer installation and optimization
  • Unit 13: Connecting computers
    • Topic A: Networking concepts
    • Topic B: Wired network connections
    • Topic C: Basic internetworking devices
  • Unit 14: Networking computers
    • Topic A: Addressing
    • Topic B: Client configuration
  • Unit 15: Portable computers
    • Topic A: Notebook computers
    • Topic B: Notebook issues
  • Unit 16: Monitoring and management
    • Topic A: System monitoring
    • Topic B: System performance
    • Topic C: System management
  • Unit 17: Operating system troubleshooting
    • Topic A: Windows startup
    • Topic B: System troubleshooting
  • Unit 18: Security
    • Topic A: Operating system security
    • Topic B: Windows Encrypted File System
    • Topic C: Security hardware
    • Topic D: The human aspects of security
  • Unit 19: Windows installation and upgrades
    • Topic A: Windows installation
    • Topic B: Upgrades
  • Unit 20: Safety and maintenance
    • Topic A: Safety and hazards
    • Topic B: Computer maintenance
    • Topic C: Safe work practices
    • Topic D: Disposing of computer equipment
  • Unit 21: Troubleshooting hardware
    • Topic A: Backups
    • Topic B: Hardware problems
  • Appendix A: System cases
  • Appendix B: CompTIA A+ acronyms
  • Appendix C: Certification exam objectives map