IT Certification


TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).

Course 2: Everything you need to pass the A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1002) Exam, from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.

4.74 (8922 reviews)



15 hours


Aug 2020

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What you will learn

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

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 (220-1002) 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.


★★★★★ 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.


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

  • Lifetime access

  • Certificate of completion


Exam Domain 1.0 Operating Systems - 27%

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

  • Windows versions

  • OS installation

  • Command-line tools

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

  • Malware removal

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

  • Professional conduct

  • Scripting (Javascript, Python, Visual Basic, etc)

  • 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


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.

*https://certification.comptia .org/docs/default-source/downloadablefiles/02032-you-can-do-it-infographic-online_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2

**https://certification.comptia. org/certifications/a


TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).


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


Edward10 October 2020

Mike Meyers is a funny and informative instructor. The courses are small enough to watch easily yet informative enough to learn a lot.

Michael9 October 2020

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.

Daniel6 October 2020

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.

Gustave3 October 2020

This is more than expected, I thought I'll learn basic skill but I am very excited I'm learning IT securities as well :)

Ronald2 October 2020

Great review of information I had seen or used but never really learned. And good introduction to new information I had not seen before.

Ben26 February 2020

This seems to be a really good course so far - lots of indepth information, with plenty of visual examples.

Donnie23 February 2020

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.

Gary22 February 2020

I'm enjoying Mike's colorful approach to presenting the topics, and the real world scenarios that I can experience as I progress.

Orlando20 February 2020

Excellent choice this course. Mike is a very pleasant and professional teacher. I hope to take my exam to get my certification.

Marcos19 February 2020

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.

Mark18 February 2020

I like Mike Meyer's teaching technique and of course he's the expert in CompTIA courses and exams, as well as experience.

Luis18 February 2020

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.

B17 February 2020

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.

Navya14 February 2020

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.

Andrew13 February 2020

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.


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