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CompTIA On-Demand: CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course Outline

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*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 5 days of content, $1,295 ***
You can take this class at any time, there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this CompTIA On-Demand class is $1,295. Customers must call us directly to purchase this class at 800-288-8221.

CompTIA On-Demand Learner Profiles
CompTIA On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, CompTIA On-Demand is a great fit for individuals with considerable IT experience who don't need a traditional 5-day class to prepare for a CompTIA exam. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, CompTIA On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About CompTIA On-Demand
Our CompTIA On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks that mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led version of this course. Those features are all part of the standard CompTIA On-Demand training. But don't settle for any other self-study class! Check out the "ONLC Extras" that you get when purchasing this course from us.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our CompTIA On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Certification Exam Vouchers (A $410 value!) All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam vouchers. With this class, vouchers for exams 220-901 and 220-902 are included--a $410 value. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

Exam Prep Software. This practice exam software will help you prepare for you actual certification exam. These dynamic practice tests provide links to the training content. If you answer a question wrong, you can go back to that topic for review. (12-Month Access.)

Classroom Live Labs. These labs give you access to real equipment without the need for time-consuming installation and setup. You get easy browser-based access to the equipment you need to work through the labs that go with the course content. Requires only a browser and high-speed internet access. (12-Month Access.)

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your CompTIA On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

ILT Participant Option. You've purchased CompTIA On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want a live class. Just pay difference between CompTIA On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone!

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know CompTIA On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
Instructor-led CompTIA A+ Certification Training

COURSE DETAILS

Overview
This self-study class (equivalent to our 5-day CompTIA® A+® instructor-led course) gets you ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or computer service technician. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems.

The CompTIA A+ course can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, 2016 objectives (exam numbers 220-901 and 220-902), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

Retaking an Exam
Retake exams are at your own cost. A voucher is good for a single exam attempt. If you do not pass, you will need to purchase another voucher to retake that exam. ONLC does not provide free "retake vouchers." Therefore, be sure to do the necessary preparation before scheduling your exam.

Exam Prep Software
All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA classes delivered by ONLC Training Centers.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will learn to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems.

You will learn to:
Identify the hardware components of personal computers and mobile digital devices.
Identify the basic components and functions of operating systems.
Identify networking and security fundamentals.
Identify the operational procedures that should be followed by professional PC technicians.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot display devices.
Install and configure peripheral components.
Manage system components.
Manage data storage.
Install and configure Microsoft Windows.
Optimize and maintain Microsoft Windows.
Work with other operating systems.
Identify the hardware and software requirements for client environment configurations.
Identify network technologies.
Install and configure networking capabilities.
Support mobile digital devices.
Support printers and multifunction devices.
Identify security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls0.
Implement security controls.
Troubleshoot system-wide issues.

Target Student
This course is designed for individuals who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Certification Exam and the CompTIA 220-902 Certification Exam.

Prerequisites
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft® Windows® environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following course, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
XITF51: IT Fundamentals

Course Content

Examination 220-901

Day 1: Objective 1.0 Hardware
1.1 BIOS
1.2 Motherboards and Motherboard Components.
1.3 RAM. Random Access Memory, w/ troubleshooting
1.4 PC Expansion Cards.
1.5 Storage w/troubleshooting
1.6 The CPU
1.7 Including 1.11: PC Connections and Connectors
1.8 Power & Power Supplies w/troubleshooting
1.9 The Right PC: Home Assignment with Exam.
1.10 Video and Sound
1.11 Completed with 1.7 above.
1.12 Install and configure common peripheral devices.

Day 2: Objective 1.0 Hardware.
1.13 Printers: Install & Configure
1.14 Printers: Different Technologies
1.15 Printers: Maintenance.

Objective 2.0 Networking
2.1 Cables & Connectors
2.2 Cable Characteristics.
2.3 TCP/IP
2.4 TCP/IP & UDP Ports
2.5 WIFI Networking.
2.6 SOHO Networking, Install and Configure.
2.7 Connection Types
2.8 Connection Devices.
2.9 Networking Tools of the Trade.

Day 3: Objective 3.0 Mobile Devices
3.1 Laptop Hardware & Components
3.2 Laptop Components
3.3 Laptop Features.
3.4 Other Mobile Devices: Tablets, Phones, etc.
3.5 Accessories and Ports’

Objective 4.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting.
4.1 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.2 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.3 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.4 This objective covered in 2.0 above
4.5 This objective covered in 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 above.
4.6 This objective covered in 1.0 above.

Examination 220-902

Day 4 Objective 1.0 Windows Operating Systems
1.1 Compare Operating Systems Windows Vista, 7, 8, & 8.1
1.2 Operating System Installation
1.3 Command Line Tools.
1.4 OS Features and Tools.
1.5 The Control Panel
1.6 Install Networking on a Desktop.
1.7 Preventative Maintenance and Tools

Objective 2.0 Other Operating Systems
2.1 MAC OS and Linux
2.2 Virtualization
2.3 The Cloud
2.4 Network Hosts
2.5 Mobile Operating Systems: Android, IOS, etc.
2.6 Install and Configure Mobile OS systems.
2.7 Mobile Data synchronization

Day 5 Objective 3.0 Security
3.1 Common Threats and Vulnerabilities
3.2 Prevention
3.3 OS Security Settings.
3.4 Deploy Security Best Practices per Workstation
3.5 Securing the mobile device
3.6 Data Disposal and Destruction
3.7 Secure a SOHO wired and wireless network.

Objective 4.0 Software Troubleshooting
Most objectives covered in Objective 1.0 above.

Objective 5.0 Operational Procedures.
All objectives covered in other Objectives.

Additional Items
Questions of the Day: Practice Test Questions sent via email 5 days per week for 60 days.

Classnotes: During class should a discussion go beyond the scope of the A+ objectives, the topic will be further researched, and the results sent to the students via email.

Please Note: It may be necessary, due to the volume of material to extend this class time into our study sessions until all the material is covered and students questions are answered completely.
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