TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) Course + Exam

Everything you need to pass the A+ Cert. Core 2 (220-1102) Exam, from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars with practice exam.

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Jan 2024
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What you will learn

How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1102) exam

The skills to be a great IT and computer tech

All about operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Scripting basics (Javascript, Python, Visual Basic and more)

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 (220-1102) 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,

I'm joined by my buddy, Steve Nicholson, who brings a ton of knowledge and experience to this course. He's taught thousands of college students, worked as a Chief Technical Officer, and even had a stint in the Marine Corps. Oh, and don't forget to ask him about the chickens at his house!

Total Seminars is the #1 name in CompTIA Certification training for over 25 years. We've taught more students than there are CompTIA certified techs. We can prepare you to take and pass the exam and make you a better IT tech in the process.

This is the second of a two-course series and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) 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 (220-1101)

  • Course 2: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1102) (this course)

To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1101 and 220-1102 exams.



"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 Meyers 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.


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 money

* 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 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:

  • Over 17 hours of video

  • PDFs that detail all the exam objectives covered in each episode (valuable studying tool)

  • PDFs of the CompTIA A+ 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

  • 50-question practice test with objectives weighted like the real exam

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

  • Lifetime access

  • Certificate of completion


Exam Domain 1.0 Operating Systems - 31%

  • Operating system types and purposes (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Linux, etc.)

  • Windows versions

  • OS installation

  • Command-line tools

Exam Domain 2.0 Security - 25%

  • Physical security (locks, badge readers, guards, etc.)

  • Logical security concepts (Active Directory, antivirus/anti-malware, firewalls, certificates, etc.)

  • Wireless security protocols (WPA2, WPA3, 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 - 22%

  • Troubleshoot Microsoft OS, PC security, mobile OS, and application issues

  • Malware removal

Exam Domain 4.0 Operational Procedures - 22%

  • Best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, safety procedures, and more

  • Different types of licenses and policies

  • Professional conduct

  • Scripting (JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, etc.)

  • Remote access technologies


Exam code: 220-1102

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: $246

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, and Spanish.

Recommended experience: 9-12 months' hands-on experience in a lab or in the field

To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1101 and 220-1102 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
Physical Safety
Safety and Professionalism Quiz

Book Chapter 2 - The Visible Computer

What is an Operating System
Users and Super Users
Why Windows?
Windows Editions and Versions
Touring the macOS
Touring Linux
Chapter 2 - The Visible Computer Quiz

Book Chapter 3 - CPUs

32-Bit vs. 64-Bit Processing
Chapter 3 - CPUs Quiz

Book Chapter 4 - RAM

Virtual Memory
Chapter 4 - RAM Quiz

Book Chapter 7 - Power Supply

Power Protection
Chapter 7 - Power Supply Quiz

Book Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage

Understanding Partitioning
MBR Partitioning
GPT Partitioning
Understanding File Systems
Popular File Systems
Formatting in Action
Dynamic Disks
Software RAID in Storage Spaces
Encrypting Mass Storage
Chapter 9 - Implementing Mass Storage Quiz

Book Chapter 11 - Building a PC

Boot from Everything
Installing Windows
Post-Installation Tasks
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
Performance Monitor
Event Viewer
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
NTFS Permissions
Linux and macOS Permissions
File Explorer
Sharing Resources
Security Policies
Chapter 13 - Users, Groups, and Permissions Quiz

Book Chapter 14 - Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems

Patch Management
Working with Disks
Working with Applications
System Restore
Backing up Your Files
Task Scheduler
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
Command-Line Permissions
Introduction to Scripting
Interpreted Languages
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
Troubleshooting Applications
Kernel Panic
Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Operating Systems Quiz

Book Chapter 17 - Display Technologies

Resolutions and Aspect Ratios
Multiple Monitors
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
Net Command
Firewall Configuration
Windows Firewall
Port Forwarding
Chapter 19 - Local Area Networking Quiz

Book Chapter 20 - Wireless Networking

Wireless Encryption
Enterprise Wireless
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

Power Management
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

Physical Security
Passwords and Authentication
Social Engineering
Incident Response
Environmental Controls
Chapter 27 - Securing Computers Quiz

Book Chapter 28 - Operational Procedures

Documents You Need to Know
Data You Need to Know
Change Management
The Zen of Backup
Recycling and Data Destruction
Chapter 28 - Operational Procedures Quiz


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February 12, 2023
This is the second class I have taken with Mike's instruction. Most entertaining and helpful instructor for any class I have taken with Udemy so far.
February 11, 2023
February 9, 2023
This course is 1002, you can only take an exam on the updated version 1102. Though a lot is the same on both exams, there are differences, read the exam objectives carefully.
February 9, 2023
Some of the sample questions (Mostly in the Command Line Section) do not state weather they are Windows or Linux Commands (and typically have answers to both Operating Systems.) a little clarity would be nice.
February 8, 2023
I've already completed 1001 for A+ and I love Mike's approach to keep it interesting and humorous. I look forward to finishing 1002 and getting A+ certified with TotalSeminar's help!
February 6, 2023
Mike was very detailed on the process and even suggested scheduling the test 60 days in advance to help motive you. Now one thing i did not hear and maybe I just missed it is if you don't pass the first time or second or third yada yada to you have to pay each time you take the test?
January 31, 2023
So far the information in this course has been great. The only very slight criticism being that some of the information is slightly out of date. However, that information (such as the lack of information on windows 11) is of minimal importance due to how small the differences between the previous and new system versions are. Additionally, the delivery of the lectures is fantastic. Mike is doing a wonderful job.
January 28, 2023
I have a much better understanding of compTIA and the various certifications they offer. Also the 60 day study suggestion makes it easy to get started. Very informative and well produced.
January 24, 2023
This is the BEST Comptia A+ course ever!!! The instructor is so knowledgeable and makes you understand the concepts easily and in a fun way. I loved it!
January 15, 2023
Très bonne explication de Mike Meyers et bonne ambiance général, la structure du cours est intuitive et bien construite, j'enlève une demi-étoile car pour un francophone (même avec les traductions) c'est compliqué de comprendre certain sujet plus technique. Je recommande car j'ai appris beaucoup de choses et que c'est un très bon support je pense pour passer l'examen CompTIA A+ ou tout simplement par curiosité pour étoffer notre savoir et acquérir plus de connaissance. Merci pour l'enseignement, Meilleures salutations, AMDS
January 12, 2023
Absolutely astonishing and worth every second spent watching this course. Not only is Mike Meyers friendly and engaging, but the content is delivered in such a manner that newcomers understand it all and those with experience in IT servicing still find it interesting and worthwhile. Thank you very much for this course!
January 9, 2023
So far yes. Answer questions I've had and putting to ease some self doubts of making a career change.
January 5, 2023
i love this course it’s been so informative and knowledgeable with every step of the way. Much appreciated Mike.
January 2, 2023
Completed both parts one and two (220-1001 and 220-1002) in preparation for taking the CompTIA A+ exam. Mike is an amazing teacher who keeps things interesting, provides a great deal of fun, and is passionate about all thing tech. Highly recommend these courses to anyone prepping for the exam, or just wants to learn more about IT/tech. Again, I cannot stress enough how great of a teacher Mike is.
December 21, 2022
So far, it has delivered what was expected of it. However, there have been a few quiz questions that were worded too ambiguously.


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