CompTIA A+ Boot Camp
CLASS DATE(s):
5/11/2020 - 5/15/2020
6/13/2020 - 6/17/2020
7/6/2020 - 7/11/2020
7/26/2020
8/15/2020 - 8/19/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 5 Days

COURSE COST: $3295.00

COURSE TIMES: 8:00am - 6:00pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

5-day CompTIA A+ Boot Camp will provides the basic knowledge needed to install, configure, and support computer hardware and operating systems.
This includes:

*Assembling components based on customer requirements
*Installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs, and software for end users
*Understanding the basics of networking and security/forensics
*Properly and safely diagnosing, resolving, and documenting common hardware and software issues
*Applying troubleshooting skills
*Providing appropriate customer support
*Understanding the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment

This course maps to the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

CompTIA A+ certification is aimed at IT professionals with (or seeking) job roles such as Support Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Desktop Engineer, Computer Administrator, or PC Support Analyst.

Ideally, you should have successfully completed gtslearning's "PC Fundamentals with CompTIA Strata" course or have some basic experience of using a PC, Windows, and browsing the web. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

Use a keyboard and mouse.
Recognize the main components of a PC and different data media such as USB drives and DVD.
Start the computer and navigate the desktop.
Use Windows Explorer to create directories and subdirectories and manage files.
Use Internet Explorer to view websites.

Ideally, you should have successfully completed gtslearning's "PC Fundamentals with CompTIA Strata" course or have some basic experience of using a PC, Windows, and browsing the web. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

Use a keyboard and mouse.
Recognize the main components of a PC and different data media such as USB drives and DVD.
Start the computer and navigate the desktop.
Use Windows Explorer to create directories and subdirectories and manage files.
Use Internet Explorer to view websites.

FOLLOW UP COURSES  

Course prepares you for both Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. Bootcamp includes Exam 220-1001 & 220-1002, Courseware and 6 Month Labs. Course is subject to run with a minimum enrollment. Course may run as a virtual instructor led course if the minimum enrollment has not been met. For more information, please contact: email learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.

COURSE TOPICS:


Introduction
Course setup
Computer technician skills inventory

Chapter 1: Troubleshooting
Module A: Troubleshooting theory
Module B: Safety
Module C: Professionalism

Chapter 2: Motherboards and CPUs
Module A: Motherboards
Module B: CPUs

Chapter 3: Computer power supplies
Module A: Power supply connectors
Module B: Power supply installation
odule C: Power supply troubleshooting

Chapter 4: Memory
Module A: Read-only memory
Module B: Random access memory

Chapter 5: Computer expansion
Module A: Expansion interfaces
Module B: Expansion card installation
Module C: Connectors and cables

Module 2: Supporting Windows
Managing Devices: Configuring Hardware Device Manager Display and Sound Settings Power Options Labs Device Management
Managing Performance: Viewing System Information Performance Monitor Advanced System Properties Labs System Management Utilities
Maintenance and Backup: Disk Maintenance Utilities Task Scheduler Patch Management Data Backup Restoring User Profiles Labs Windows Maintenance Tasks
Installing Windows: Overview of OS Installations Installation Boot Methods Preparing the Hard Disk Completing an Attended Installation Options for Deploying Windows Labs Installing Window

Chapter 6: Physical storage
Module A: Disk drives
Module B: RAID storage
Module C: Optical drives
Module D: Other storage methods

Chapter 7: Input-output devices
Module A: Input devices
Module B: Output devices
Module C: Dual input-output devices

Chapter 8: Display Devices
Module A: Display technologies
Module B: Display management

Chapter 9: Operating systems
Module A: Windows versions and features
Module B: Non-Windows operating systems
Module C: Operating system installation and upgrades
Module D: Applications and scripting

Chapter 10: Windows management
Module A: Operating system features and tools
Module B: Control Panel utilities
Module C: Command-line tools
Module D: Operating system troubleshooting

Chapter 11: Network basics
Module A: Classifying networks
Module B: Network devices
Module C: Internet connections

Chapter 12: Network cables and connectors
Module A: Twisted-pair connections
Module B: Coaxial connections
Module C: Optical media

Chapter 13: Network protocols
Module A: TCP/IP settings
Module B: Transport protocols
Module C: Application protocols

Chapter 14: Wireless networking
Module A: Wireless technology
Module B: Wi-Fi standards

Chapter 15: Windows networking
Module A: Network shares
Module B: Network connections
Module C: Connection troubleshooting

Chapter 16: Virtualization and cloud computing
Module A: Virtualization
Module B: Cloud computing

Chapter 17: Mobile devices
Module A: Mobile device types
Module B: Mobile device configuration
Module C: Mobile device troubleshooting

Chapter 18: Security principles
Module A: Threats and vulnerabilities
Module B: Security controls

Chapter 19: Security technologies
Module A: Operating system security
Module B: Security hardware and software

Chapter 20: Securing devices and data
Module A: Workstation security
Module B: Mobile device security
Module C: Security troubleshooting

Chapter 21: SOHO network configuration
Module A: SOHO router features
Module B: Network security

Chapter 22: Printers and multi-function print devices
Module A: Printer technologies
Module B: Printer installation and maintenance
Module C: Printer troubleshooting

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Chapter 23: Custom computers - Module A: Custom computer considerations
Chapter 24: Operational procedures
Module A: IT operations
Module B: Environmental factors
Module C: Incident response
Module D: Backup and recovery