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The Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course focuses on fun technology. You'll learn everything you need to know to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers. The course teaches networking, both wired and wireless, because every well-rounded tech needs to know it. You'll dive in to all things security. Plus you'll get excellent insight into adding mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to your computing environment. The Advanced course completes the three-course CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep cycle and prepares you for both the 1001/1002 exams and for real life as a tech.

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6 Weeks Access Course Code: ac3
Start Dates* Sep 15 | Oct 13 | Nov 17 | Dec 15
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$129.99

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Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9589
No Instructor, Start Anytime

$129.99

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Syllabus

Video Technologies

In this first lesson, you'll learn the details of monitors—standard desktop and projectors—and video cards. You'll learn how they work and function together to produce the display you see, and how to install and troubleshoot them.

Multimedia

In Lesson 2, you'll delve into the details of multimedia. You'll explore how sound works in a digital environment, examine all the components that work to record and play back video, and learn how 3D graphics work.

Portable Computing Devices

In this lesson, you'll examine the many features of portable computers. You'll explore the many ways to expand the capabilities of portables, from connecting to external monitors to docking stations. You'll also look at how to upgrade, manage, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot them.

Essentials of Networking

In Lesson 4, you'll be introduced to the essentials of networking. You'll explore topics such as network hardware and topologies and learn about Ethernet, coaxial and fiber cabling technologies, and more.

Local Area Networking

In this lesson, you'll delve deeper into networking. You'll learn about the TCP/IP protocol and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a basic network.

Wireless Networking

In this lesson, you'll explore wireless technologies, starting with the basics, such as components, software, modes, security, speed, and range. You'll learn about wireless networking standards, such as radio wave and infrared networks. You'll finish the lesson with a look at installing, configuring, and troubleshooting wireless networks.

Internet Connections

Get ready to take the networking covered in previous lessons and expand it to fill the Internet. You'll start by learning how the Internet works and then examine the various connection types to get onto the Internet. The lesson will be wrapped up with a discussion of how you actually connect.

The Internet

In this lesson, you'll continue to dig further into the nuts and bolts of how the Internet works at the software layer, including the application and utility protocols, Internet applications, and cloud-computing services.

Security Hygiene

This lesson will teach you how to maintain security hygiene. You'll discover the many threats faced and then dive into access-control techniques. You'll also learn about topics like data classification, compliance, and reporting procedures.

Network Security

In this lesson, you'll jump into security aspects in the big bad world; specifically, threats from outside your network. You'll look at malicious software types and how to deal with them. You'll also learn what protections you should establish networkwide. The knowledge in this lesson is invaluable to you as both a tech and for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Understanding Mobile Devices

In this lesson, you'll learn about the features and capabilities of smartphones and tablets, as well as the mobile operating systems that power them. You'll also explore common configuration techniques for working with mobile devices.

Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices

In this final lesson, you'll wrap up the trio of CompTIA A+ exam prep courses by learning how to troubleshoot and secure mobile device hardware, operating systems, and apps.

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructor

Scott Jernigan, an A+ and Network+ Certified Technician, holds a Master of Arts degree in Medieval History. He teaches A+ Certification and PC hardware classes. He has taught at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, Lucent Technologies in Baltimore, MD, and at the United Nations in New York City. Jernigan has also edited numerous computer books, including the best-selling All in One A+ Certification Exam Guide and the Network+ Certification Exam Guide.

Reviews

The median annual pay for computer technicians was $55,510 in May 2021!


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the median annual pay for computer technicians was $55,510 in May 2021. As computer technician, you can be part of an IT support team for all types of organizations, providing technical support and ensuring the company functions smoothly. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and is the preferred certification for technical support and IT operational roles. The employment of CompTIA A+ certified professionals is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all professions. Join the ranks of hundreds of individuals who have successfully completed the CompTIA A+ Certification through us and go on to work as IT support specialist, IT field service technician, desktop support analyst, and much more.

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