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Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep   

Finish your CompTIA A+ Certification Prep by learning how to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers, and how to network, secure, and troubleshoot.

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.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • A Windows PC that you can experiment on. You will probably want to remove/install various devices, such as video, sound, and modems. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine), you aren't required to tear apart your own primary computer.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep and Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep courses.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Finish your CompTIA A+ Certification Prep by learning how to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers, and how to network, secure, and troubleshoot.

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 this lesson, 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 this lesson, 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.


What you will learn

  • Learn how to install and troubleshoot video technologies properly
  • Understand how to upgrade, manage, maintain, and repair portable computing devices
  • Learn the essentials of networking including local area networking and wireless networking
  • Discover the best ways to keep your network secure
  • Understand how to work with mobile devices

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for both the 1001/1002 CompTIA A+ Certification Exams

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.

 

Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
Fee: $110.00
Dates: 11/17/2021 - 1/8/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
Fee: $110.00
Dates: 12/15/2021 - 2/5/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

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