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☑ How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1002) exam
☑ The skills to be a great IT and computer tech
☑ All about operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
☑ How to secure your computer, mobile device, and network
☑ Security concepts like malware, antivirus, anti-malware, and networking security protocols
☑ How to troubleshoot software and mobile issues
☑ How to use command-line tools in Windows, Mac, and Linux
☑ Industry standards and best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, procedures and policies
Hey, Mike Meyers here. The Team at Total Seminars and I are excited to bring you this updated video series to help you pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1002) certification 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 second of a two-course series and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 2 (220-1002) 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).
Course 2: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002). (this course)
To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
★★★★★ OVER 1,000 5-STAR REVIEWS! ★★★★★
★★★★★ "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.
★★★★★ “Absolutely loved this course! Thank you Mike Myers for having an effective and fun teaching style! I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in getting A+ certified!” - Rebecca M.
★★★★★ “I have not taken the exam yet but the course felt very informative and well laid out. Mike…structures his teaching around like concepts. It helps ensure that you learn about the topic conceptually and technically. I have already begun to use many of lessons in my current professional role and have seen improvement in my ability to troubleshoot and diagnose computer related issues. Thanks Mike!” - Joe M.
★★★★★ “This course has helped me though all the old CompTIA content and has continued to help[ me progress though the new CompTIA 1001 -1002. Thanks MIKE!!! Your videos are awesome especially for this visual learner!” – Antwon S.
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+ Certification with no other certifications = $47,500 / year
A+ Certification with 1 or 2 other active certs. = $84,250 / year
A+ Certification with 3 or 4 other active certs. = $92,080 / year
A+ Certification with 5 or 6 other active certs. = $97,310 / year
A+ Certification with 7 or 8 other active certs. = $105,150 / year
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 2 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 Operating Systems - 27%
Operating system types and purposes (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Linux, etc)
Exam Domain 2.0 Security - 24%
Physical security (locks, badge readers, guards, etc)
Logical security concepts (Active Directory, antivirus/anti-malware, firewalls, certificates, etc)
Wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, RADIUS, etc)
Detect and prevent malware
Social engineering threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities (hackers, phishing, DDoS, brute force, man-in-the-middle, etc)
Secure workstations and mobile devices
Exam Domain 3.0 Software Troubleshooting - 26%
Troubleshoot Microsoft OS, PC security, mobile OS, and application issues
Exam Domain 4.0 Operational Procedures - 23%
Best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, safety procedures, and more
Different types of licenses and policies
Remote access technologies
Exam code: 220-1002
Max. 90 questions (multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and performance-based)
Length of exam: 90 minutes
Passing score: 700 (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+ 2019 Core 2 Exam
CompTIA A+ 2019 Core 2 (220-1002) Course Introduction
What is the CompTIA A+
Why Get A+ Certified?
What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Exam?
How to Pass the CompTIA A+ Exam
How to use this Video Course
Book Chapter 1 - Safety and Professionalism
Professional Communication Part 1
Professional Communication Part 2
Safety and Professionalism Quiz
Book Chapter 2 - The Visible Computer
What is an Operating System
Users and Super Users
Windows Editions and Versions
Touring the macOS
Chapter 2 - The Visible Computer Quiz
Book Chapter 3 - CPUs
32-Bit vs. 64-Bit Processing
Chapter 3 - CPUs Quiz
Book Chapter 4 - RAM
Chapter 4 - RAM Quiz
Book Chapter 7 - Power Supply
Chapter 7 - Power Supply Quiz
Book Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage
Understanding File Systems
Popular File Systems
Formatting in Action
Software RAID in Storage Spaces
Encrypting Mass Storage
Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage Quiz
Book Chapter 11 - Building a PC
Boot from Everything
Windows Installation options
Chapter 11 - Building a PC Quiz
Book Chapter 12 - Windows Under the Hood
What is the Registry?
Your Windows Toolset
Windows 7 Task Manager
Windows 10 Task Manager
Information and Configuration Tools
Tools for Programmers
Chapter 12 - Windows Under the Hood Quiz
Book Chapter 13 - Users, Groups, and Permissions
Introduction to Users and Groups
Managing Users and Groups
Linux and macOS Permissions
Chapter 13 - Users, Groups, and Permissions Quiz
Book Chapter 14 - Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems
Working with Disks
Working with Applications
Backing up Your Files
Chapter 14 - Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems Quiz
Book Chapter 15 - Working with the Command-Line Interface
Understanding the CLI
Navigating the CLI
Working with Folders
Working with Files
Working with Drives
Super Copy Commands
Advanced Windows Command Line
Advanced Linux Commands
Introduction to Scripting
Chapter 15 - Working with the Command-Line Interface Quiz
Book Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Operating Systems
Windows Recovery Environment
Advanced Windows Startup Options
Troubleshooting Boot Problems
Troubleshooting at the GUI
Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Operating Systems Quiz
Book Chapter 17 - Display Technologies
Resolutions and Aspect Ratios
Chapter 17 - Display Technologies Quiz
Book Chapter 18 - Essentials of Networking
Network Card Troubleshooting
Chapter 18 - Essentials of Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 19 - Local Area Networking
Working with Connections
Working with Workgroups
Working with Active Directory
Windows Sharing with Mac and LInux
Chapter 19 - Local Area Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 20 - Wireless Networking
Chapter 20 - Wireless Networking Quiz
Book Chapter 21 - The Internet
Telnet and SSH
Remote Desktop Connections
The World Wide Web
Troubleshooting Internet Connections
Chapter 21 - The Internet Quiz
Book Chapter 23 - Portable Computing
Chapter 23 - Portable Computing Quiz
Book Chapter 25 - Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
Mobile Device Security
Mobile Security Troubleshooting
Mobile Device Troubleshooting
Chapter 25 - Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices Quiz
Book Chapter 27 - Securing Computers
Passwords and Authentication
Chapter 27 - Securing Computers Quiz
Book Chapter 28 - Operational Procedures
Documents You Need to Know
Data You Need to Know
The Zen of Backup
Recycling and Data Destruction
Chapter 28 - Operational Procedures Quiz
Mike Meyers is a funny and informative instructor. The courses are small enough to watch easily yet informative enough to learn a lot.
Thank you for the valuable information. you went into real world stuff while CompTIA leaves some of their information in the past. I am now scheduling my exam for this upcoming week.
Another great course by Mike Meyers and the fine folks at Total Seminars. I have used Mike's courses to pass the Network+ as well as the Core 1 of the A+. I look forward to using the knowledge gained from this course to pass the Core 2 exam.
This is more than expected, I thought I'll learn basic skill but I am very excited I'm learning IT securities as well :)
Great review of information I had seen or used but never really learned. And good introduction to new information I had not seen before.
This seems to be a really good course so far - lots of indepth information, with plenty of visual examples.
Mike Meyers does an outstanding job relating the information needed for the exam. The program is a very professional presentation and loads of humor is added to ensure interest is maintained. All Comptia requirements for the exam are covered in-depth. I highly recommend this course.
I'm enjoying Mike's colorful approach to presenting the topics, and the real world scenarios that I can experience as I progress.
Excellent choice this course. Mike is a very pleasant and professional teacher. I hope to take my exam to get my certification.
Mike makes this series a winner for me, great presentation, great info, great attitude. Keeps my attention in every video. I also purchased his book, to help cement the video courses and looking forward to testing soon.
I like Mike Meyer's teaching technique and of course he's the expert in CompTIA courses and exams, as well as experience.
I think the Course was great, Mike makes the course interesting with his personality and jokes if you can them jokes. Most of all he keeps you focused and you learn the Material.
The course itself is actually fine. Questions and feedback are met with either detailed responses, accurate-enough one-liners, or someone's cringey and not-so-subtle passive-aggressive streak. Who is leaving these comments? What a bizarre interaction.
Mike is engaging and informative. It is obvious that he has many years of working experience in the field and I appreciate his comparisons of “old school” to current technologies. Mike is fun and practical and the lessons are broken down into easily digestible clips.
This was a really fun course, and I learned a great deal. Mike is a great instructor and I'd happily take more of his courses. I noticed that sometimes there were things like typos and small inaccuracies, but nothing major.