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☑ How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam
☑ The skills to be a great IT and computer tech
☑ How to repair and configure mobile devices
☑ How to set up and configure basic networks
☑ All about hardware: monitors, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, RAM, and more
☑ How to build everything from a basic workstation to an awesome gaming system
☑ Understand what the cloud is and how virtualization works
☑ How to troubleshoot hardware and network issues
Hey, Mike Meyers here. The Team at Total Seminars and I are excited to bring you this video series to help you pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam.
Between my bestselling A+, Network+, and Security+ books and my video courses, I've taught over 2 million people how to take and pass these CompTIA IT industry certification exams. I've got an easy-going, approachable, and funny teaching style that has helped newbies and experienced techs alike learn valuable IT skills. I've taught in-person seminars for the DEA and the FBI, and now I'm going to teach you, yes YOU, staring at the screen there, everything I know about the CompTIA A+ certification.
This is the first of a two-course series and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 (220-1001) exam. It's an internationally-recognized, fundamental IT training certification. Not interested in certification? No problem! Even if you just want to learn about the basics of IT and computers, I've got you covered.
Course 1: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001). (this course)
Course 2: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).
To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
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★★★★★ "I used these courses to pass the A+, Security+, and Network+ in a span of 2.5 months. I had no IT experience 4 months ago. Now I am a network engineer at a managed service provider with a great salary and solid upward mobility." - Ryan D.
★★★★★ “Mike is an incredible instructor and very engaging. Actually teaches you about technologies and how they work rather than just what you need to know to pass an exam. Can't recommend highly enough.” - Dylan T.
★★★★★ 'First impressions - Blown away by the quality of the material! Especially the live demonstrations with real components really give one a far superior learning experience compared to ppt slides. I hope this style of teaching becomes the norm.' -Krishnamohan C.
★★★★★ “Awesome! As an IT student, I already knew about PCs & related hardware and so on...this is an awesome course & Mike described everything nicely. If you are new to IT industry (less than 5 years) this is a must course for you!” – Muhammad T.
★★★★★ “[Mike] Meyers is amazing when it comes to explaining. His fun little bits, such as when he explains common problems and how to troubleshoot them, keep you engaged and help it stick so much better. I went from barely understanding little bits here and there to passing the 1001 on my first try with the help of this course. …If you have tried reading the books and listening to lectures from people who sound like the teacher from Ferris Bueller then I would highly recommend this course paired with his practice tests.” – Robert F.
★★★★★ “This course was above my expectations! 1/2 way through and it is NOT boring, drilling information AT ALL!!! A positive, knowledgeable instructor who clearly speaks. Not only is the instructor positive, but fun and engaging. Very easily relays information in an easy to understand and easy to remember format. Perfect category breakdowns and great resources available too!!! THANK YOU (and your team) SO MUCH for all your hard work putting this course together!!! Looking forward to passing my CompTIA A+ with ease!!!” – Kerri O.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Technology is ranked as the #1 source of U.S. jobs. Are you looking to kickstart your career, improve your existing IT skills, or increase your chances of getting that IT job? Did you know 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment?*
Some jobs that use A+ certifications are Support Specialists (avg. $54,500/yr.), Field Service Technicians (avg. $46,000/yr.), and Desktop Support Analysts (avg. $60,000/yr.)**.
More Certifications = More $$
A+ Cert with no other certifications = $47,500/yr.
A+ Cert with 1 or 2 other active certs. = $84,250/yr.
A+ Cert with 3 or 4 other active certs. = $92,080/yr.
A+ Cert with 5 or 6 other active certs. = $97,310/yr.
A+ Cert with 7 or 8 other active certs. = $105,150/yr.
Not looking for a cert? Maybe you're just interested in how to keep your home network router from constantly doing that annoying red-blinky-light thing. Or be the family hero and set up that awesome smart thermostat you've had in your Amazon cart for a year! Or perhaps you want to learn to how to get your iPhone to work so you don't have to keep asking your friend's brother's aunt's niece for help. Whatever your motivation, this course is perfect to help give you a robust IT foundational knowledge in a way that's easy-to-understand. And, hopefully, you'll have a few laughs with me along the way.
SOOOOO much! This course is a great deal, check it out:
16 hours of video
PDFs that detail all the exam objectives covered in each episode (valuable studying tool)
PDFs of the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 exam objectives
End-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge
Q&A section where you have access to me and my team of teaching assistants to answer any questions you might have
Bonus videos launched from time-to-time with updated information, exam tips, study tools, and more
30-day money-back guarantee
Certificate of completion
Exam Domain 1.0 Mobile Devices - 14%
Laptop hardware components
Mobile device types (tables, smart phones, VR headsets, etc)
Set up mobile devices (syncing and networking)
Exam Domain 2.0 Networking - 20%
Networking hardware devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc)
Configure a basic SOHO network (wireless access points, IP addressing, IoT devices, etc)
Networking configuration concepts (IPv4 vs. IPv6, DNS, VPNs, etc)
Internet connections and network types (cable, DSL, Fiber, LANs, etc)
Exam Domain 3.0 Hardware - 27%
Cables and connectors (USB, Ethernet, HDMI, Lightning, Thunderbolt, etc)
Motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, RAM, hard drives and SSDs
Peripherals (printers, monitors, keyboards, microphones, etc)
Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques
Exam Domain 4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing - 12%
Cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, elasticity, on-demand cloud services, cloud file storage, etc)
Client-side virtualization (virtual machines, emulators, hypervisors)
Exam Domain 5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting - 27%
Resolve problems with best practices and industry standards
Troubleshoot RAM, motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, hard drives, display issues
Troubleshoot mobile device issues, printers, wired/wireless networks
Exam code: 220-1001
Max. 90 questions (multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and performance-based)
Length of exam: 90 minutes
Passing score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
Exam cost: $219
Languages: English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish in 2019.
Recommended experience: 9-12 months' hands-on experience in a lab or in the field
HOW DO I TAKE THE COMPTIA A+ 2019 EXAM?
Buy an exam voucher (get your discount voucher at Total Seminars' website), schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website, then take the exam at a qualifying Pearson VUE testing center. You can take one exam at a time, or schedule to take both exams at the same time.
To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams.
All About the CompTIA A+
CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 1 (220-1001) Course Introduction
What is the CompTIA A+?
Why Get A+ Certified?
What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Exam?
How to Pass the A+ Exam
How to Use This Video Course
Book Chapter 1 - Safety and Professionalism
Tools of the Trade
Chapter 1 - Safety and Professionalism Quiz
Book Chapter 2: The Visible Computer
Primary PC Connections
Inside the PC
What is a Computer?
Chapter 2: The Visible Computer Quiz
Book Chapter 3 - CPUs
What is a CPU?
CPU Speeds and Cores
Installing a CPU
Chapter 3 - CPUs Quiz
Book Chapter 4 - RAM
Chapter 4 - RAM Quiz
Book Chapter 5 - Firmware
What is the BIOS?
Chapter 5 - Firmware Quiz
Book Chapter 6 - Motherboards
Touring the Motherboard
Touring the Case
Installing a Motherboard
Chapter 6 - Motherboards Quiz
Book Chapter 7 - Power Supplies
The Power Supply
Mounting a Power Supply
Choosing a Power Supply
Cooling Your PC
Troubleshooting Power Supplies
Troubleshooting Core Components
Chapter 7 - Power Supply Quiz
Book Chapter 8 - Mass Storage Technologies
Introduction to Mass Storage
Magnetic Disk Drives
Solid State Drives
Chapter 8 - Mass Storage Technologies Quiz
Book Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage
New Installation - First Drive
Mass Storage Troubleshooting
Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage Quiz
Book Chapter 10 - Essential Peripherals
Thunder and Lightning
Keyboards and Mice
Sight and Sound
Readers and Scanners
Using Expansion Cards
Chapter 10 - Essential Peripherals Quiz
Book Chapter 11 - Building a PC
The Right PC for the Job
Chapter 11 - Building a PC Quiz
Book Chapter 17 - Display Technologies
Graphics Cards and Connections
Installing a Graphics Card
Chapter 17 - Display Technologies Quiz
Book Chapter 18 - Essentials of Networking
Introduction to Networking
Hubs vs. Switches
WANs and Routers
Cables and Connectors
Chapter 18 - Essentials of Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 19 - Local Area Networking
Introduction to TCP/IP
Network IDs and Subnet Masks
Special IP Addresses
Dynamic IP Addressing
TCP, UDP, and ICMP
Working with DNS
Basic Router Configuration
Advanced Router Configuration
Chapter 19 - Local Area Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 20 - Wireless Networking
Wireless Network Hardware
Basic WAP Setup
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
It's a Huge Mesh
Troubleshooting Wireless Connections
Chapter 20 - Wireless Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 21 - The Internet
Beyond the LAN
Firewalls and Servers
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Chapter 21 - The Internet Quiz
Book Chapter 22 - Virtualization
Your First Virtual Machine
Advanced Virtualization Setup
Chapter 22 - Virtualization Quiz
Book Chapter 23 - Portable Computing
Laptop Hardware Troubleshooting - The Tools
Laptop Hardware - Core Hardware
Laptop Hardware - CPU and Motherboard
Touring Your Laptop Display
Chapter 23 - Portable Computing Quiz
Book Chapter 24 - Understanding Mobile Devices
What is a Mobile Device?
Chapter 24 - Understanding Mobile Devices Quiz
Book Chapter 25 - Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
Maintaining Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices and E-mail
Chapter 25 - Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices Quiz
Book Chapter 26 - Printers and Multifunction Devices
Installing a Local Printer
Installing Wireless and Cloud Printers
Chapter 26 - Printers and Multifunction Devices
Book Chapter 27 - Securing Computers
Dealing with Threats
Chapter 27 - Securing Computers Quiz
This is a great resource for learning at your own pace. Mike makes the information interesting and pretty easy to understand.
I LOVE Mike! I got a job that requires A+ cert within 60 days. I have never worked in IT, but have skills, desire and motivation to do so. This course is filled with knowledge, hands-on tips and everything I need to know. Mike is so energetic and passionate that time flies by. I get everything he says and shows. Amazing! I study hard but it is so well-delivered. Thums up!
Was a great, and honestly fun experience of learning. Definitely going to go through the textbook (feel like it's very beneficial to do so). I will be spending a lot of time studying though, so praying all goes well for whenever I take the exam. Thanks totalsem :)
Mike Meyers really makes the subject easy to understand. He's a regular guy and he makes you feel like the subject is not intimidating.
I love the presentation of Mike Mayres. He never lets the energy level go down, even if you are not feeling to study, he keeps you engaged with his energy. Very good knowledge and he knows what he is talking about. I can tell because this is the fourth course I have from Mike.
Very informative so far. I have close to zero knowledge of all of this and the instructor is starting by explaining objectives rather than jumping right in so beginners such as myself aren't immediately scared off. Haha
I think this is going to be a good course I can understand what he's talking about and I have no prior knowledge on this course.
Great course! Mike explains things very well and even though i was already familiar with most of the material, his way of teaching kept me interested and watching. i highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to get their A+ or the knowledge required.
Absolutely brilliant way of teaching. I learned a lot although some of the topics are missing but it gave a good impetus.
The course was excellent. Mike's delivery is worthy of mention. For a person (me) with zero experience in the industry, he made me understand with ease. I did have to replay certain videos to really grasp the lecture. Much appreciated and thanks. I will enrol for other courses soon.
So far I like the way the training is going...it's catching my attention and I am excited to see what's Mike is going to say next!
Part way through. Great refresher for a GFL A+ I got 18 years ago. Hopefully I'll put it to use this time!
the course was practical and explanatory. very good quiz at the end of each section. if there was a test at the end of the course to evaluate one-self, it could be a further + toward perfection.
Mike is a very passionate and engaging teacher in this format. His knowledge is obviously very deep and wide, and he has a great ability to convey info in an easy to follow and engaging way. The humor and the quality in the videos are exceptional. You can tell that they have a great team.
Mike is an incredible instructor! I already have my security + and now I’m going back for my A+ and Net+!