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After Hours: CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 901/902

After Hours / Saturday Event

Please note that this five-day course is scheduled on five, consecutive Saturdays.

Our training facilities are closed after-hours. As a result, you must attend this class from your home or office.

Spring 2017 Series
April 22 - 10am-4:45pm (EDT)
April 29 - 10am-4:45pm (EDT)
May 6 - 10am-4:45pm (EDT)
May 13 - 10am-4:45pm (EDT)
May 20 - 10am-4:45pm (EDT)

If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA® A+® Certification course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer 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, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Course Objective
You will learn to install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Course Materials
Electronic course materials that cover both exams. Many illustrations, drawings, and photographs. Over 1400 Practice Test Questions, crossword puzzles, matching exercises, etc. Notes and highlighting are done directly in the electronic book.

Certification Exam Vouchers Included (A $388 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 $388 value. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

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.

ONLC Extras: Questions Will Help You Identify Areas for Further Study
• Questions of the Day. Each day after the class, receive an email highlighting 4 or 5 questions. We have 60 days of questions and will stop sending them whenever you say you’ve “had enough” or have passed your A+ exams.
• Practice Exams. For each A+ Exam (220-901 and 220-902) there is a data base of over 500 questions each, both timed and untimed. Each exam has 90 randomly selected questions that are weighted to the A+ exam objectives.
• Simulation Exams. Each examination has a set of simulation questions where the student is required to actually perform specific tasks, and is graded on the correct procedures accomplished. At the end of each exam, the correct method is displayed.
• End of Chapter Examinations. Each chapter has an end of chapter examination of at least 10 questions related to the content in that chapter.
• Games. Crossword puzzles and a Jeopardy game are also used to help make learning more fun.

ONLC Extras: Answers that will Help Reinforce the Material
• Study Halls. Every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern you can sit in on a lively discussion with an A+ instructor. Review answers to common questions or bring up your own topics that need clarification.
• Video Replay. Major sections of the class are recorded and are available for replay at any time.
• Additional Support. Contact your instructor by phone and email if you have pressing questions that you need to have answered outside of the weekly Study Halls.
• Class Notes. When questions are asked during class that are outside the scope of the day’s agenda, rather than digress during the class, the instructor provides a written answer to all class participants after the class. This keeps the pace of the class moving but gets everyone’s questions answered.

Target Student
The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. Possible job environments include mobile or corporate settings with a high level of face-to face client interaction, remote-based work environments where client interaction, client training, operating systems, and connectivity issues are emphasized, or settings with limited customer interaction where hardware activities are emphasized. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification.

Students taking this course should have the following skills: End-user skills with Windows-based personal computers, including the ability to: Browse and search for information on the Internet. Start up and shut down the computer. Log on to a computer and computer network. Run programs. Move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer. Basic knowledge of computing concepts, including: The difference between hardware and software. The functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems.The function of a computer network.

Course Outline

Examination 220-901

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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