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CompTIA A+ Certification Part 1


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The CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in the preparation for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician. The course will present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. Possible job environments include mobile or corporate settings with a high level of face-to face client interaction, remote-based work environments where client interaction, client training, operating systems, and connectivity issues are emphasized, or settings with limited customer interaction where hardware activities are emphasized. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification. You will install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. It is the starting point for a career. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701; and CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702.

CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the components of standard desktop personal computers
  • identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems
  • identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians
  • install and configure computer components
  • install and configure system components
  • maintain and troubleshoot peripheral components
  • troubleshoot system components
  • install and configure operating systems
  • maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows
  • identify network technologies
  • install and manage network connections
  • support laptops and portable computing devices
  • support printers and scanners
  • identify personal computer security concepts
  • support personal computer security


To register for this course students must either take, or have the equivalent working knowledge of end-user skills with Windows-based personal computers, including the ability to: browse and search for information on the Internet, start up and shut down the computer, log on to a computer and computer network, run programs, move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer. Basic knowledge is also necessary of computing concepts, including: the difference between hardware and software, the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems and the function of a computer network.

TCCIT Solutions Course Curriculum for CompTIA A+ Certification:

Lesson 1: Personal Computer Components

  • Topic 1A: Personal Computer Components
  • Topic 1B: System Unit Components
  • Topic 1C: Storage Devices
  • Topic 1D: Personal Computer Connection Methods

Lesson 2: Operating System Fundamentals

  • Topic 2A: Personal Computer Operating Systems
  • Topic 2B: Windows User Interface Components
  • Topic 2C: Windows File System Management
  • Topic 2D: Windows System Management Tools

Lesson 3: PC Technician Professional Best Practices

  • Topic 3A: Tools of the Trade
  • Topic 3B: Electrical Safety
  • Topic 3C: Environmental Safety and Materials Handling
  • Topic 3D: Perform Preventative Maintenance
  • Topic 3E: Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  • Topic 3F: Professionalism and Communication

Lesson 4: Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components

  • Topic 4A: Install and Configure Display Devices
  • Topic 4B: Install and Configure Input Devices
  • Topic 4C: Install and Configure Adapter Cards
  • Topic 4D: Install and Configure Multimedia Devices

Lesson 5: Installing and Configuring System Components

  • Topic 5A: Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • Topic 5B: Install and Configure Power Supplies
  • Topic 5C: Install and Configure Memory
  • Topic 5D: Install and Configure CPUs
  • Topic 5E: Install and Configure System Boards

Lesson 6: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Peripheral Components

  • Topic 6A: Troubleshoot Display Devices
  • Topic 6B: Maintain and Troubleshoot Input Devices
  • Topic 6C: Troubleshoot Adapter Cards
  • Topic 6D: Troubleshoot Multimedia Devices

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting System Components

  • Topic 7A: Troubleshoot Storage Devices
  • Topic 7B: Troubleshoot Power Supplies
  • Topic 7C: Troubleshoot Memory
  • Topic 7D: Troubleshoot CPUs
  • Topic 7E: Troubleshoot System Boards

Lesson 8: Installing and Configuring Operating Systems

  • Topic 8A: Install Microsoft Windows
  • Topic 8B: Upgrade Windows
  • Topic 8C: Add Devices to Windows
  • Topic 8D: Optimize Windows

Lesson 9: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows

  • Topic 9A: Operating System Utilities
  • Topic 9B: Maintain Microsoft Windows
  • Topic 9C: Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows
  • Topic 9D: Recover Microsoft Windows

Lesson 10: Network Technologies

  • Topic 10A: Network Concepts
  • Topic 10B: Network Communications
  • Topic 10C: Network Connectivity
  • Topic 10D: Internet Technologies

Lesson 11: Installing and Managing Network Connections

  • Topic 11A: Create Network Connections
  • Topic 11B: Install and Configure Web Browsers
  • Topic 11C: Maintain and Troubleshoot Network Connections

Lesson 12: Supporting Laptops and Portable Computing Devices

  • Topic 12A: Laptop and Portable Computing Device Components
  • Topic 12B: Install and Configure Laptops and Portable Computing Devices
  • Topic 12C: Maintain and Troubleshoot Laptops and Portable Computing Devices

Lesson 13: Supporting Printers and Scanners

  • Topic 13A: Printer and Scanner Technologies
  • Topic 13B: Printer and Scanner Components
  • Topic 13C: Printer and Scanner Processes
  • Topic 13D: Install and Configure Printers and Scanners
  • Topic 13E: Maintain and Troubleshoot Printers and Scanners

Lesson 14: Personal Computer Security Concepts

  • Topic 14A: Security Fundamentals
  • Topic 14B: Security Protection Measures
  • Topic 14C: Data and Physical Security
  • Topic 14D: Wireless Security
  • Topic 14E: Social Engineering

Lesson 15: Supporting Personal Computer Security

  • Topic 15A: Install and Configure Security Measures
  • Topic 15B: Maintain and Troubleshoot Security Measures


CompTIA Network+ Certification Part 2


The CompTIA Network+ Certification course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A+ certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

This course is for Entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification, 2009 objectives (exam number N10-004 and JK0-016 ).

A typical student in the CompTIA Network+ certification course should have 9 months or more of professional computer support experience as a PC technician or help desk technician. Network experience is helpful but not required; A+ certification or the equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not required. Students will identify and describe all the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern PC-based computer networks, and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination.

The exam addresses the latest skills needed by technicians, such as basic principles on how to secure a network. The exam covers network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools and security. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer. Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. The U.S. Department of Defense also recognizes CompTIA Network+.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the basic components of network theory
  • identify the major network communications methods
  • identify network data delivery methods
  • list and describe network media and hardware components
  • identify the major types of network implementations
  • identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation
  • identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks
  • identify the components of a LAN implementation
  • identify the components of a WAN implementation
  • identify major issues and technologies in network security
  • identify the components of a remote network implementation
  • identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery
  • identify major data storage technologies and implementations
  • identify the primary network operating systems
  • explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network
  • describe how to troubleshoot network issues


To register for this course students must either take, or have the equivalent working knowledge of, the following courses, Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following courses: and a CompTIA A+ certification or the equivalent skills and knowledge, is helpful but not required.

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The Career Center Course Curriculum for CompTIA Networking + Certification:

Lesson 1: Networking Theory

  • Topic 1A: Networking Terminology
  • Topic 1B: Network Building Blocks
  • Topic 1C: Standard Network Models
  • Topic 1D: Network Topologies
  • Topic 1E: Logical Network Topologies
  • Topic 1F: Network Categories

Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods

  • Topic 2A: Transmission Methods
  • Topic 2B: Media Access Methods
  • Topic 2C: Signaling Methods

Lesson 3: Network Data Delivery

  • Topic 3A: Data Addressing and Delivery
  • Topic 3B: Reliable Delivery Techniques

Lesson 4: Network Media and Hardware

  • Topic 4A: Bounded Network Media
  • Topic 4B: Unbounded Network Media
  • Topic 4C: Noise Control
  • Topic 4D: Network Connectivity Devices
  • Topic 4E: Wiring Distribution Components

Lesson 5: Network Implementations

  • Topic 5A: The OSI Model
  • Topic 5B: Ethernet Networks
  • Topic 5C: Token Ring Networks
  • Topic 5D: Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks
  • Topic 5E: Wireless Technologies and Standards

Lesson 6: Networking with TCP/IP

  • Topic 6A: Families of Protocols
  • Topic 6B: The TCP/IP Protocol
  • Topic 6C: IP Address Basics
  • Topic 6D: Custom IP Addresses
  • Topic 6E: The IP Version 6 Protocol
  • Topic 6F: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

  • Topic 7A: IP Address Assignment Methods
  • Topic 7B: Host Name Resolution
  • Topic 7C: TCP/IP Utilities
  • Topic 7D: TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
  • Topic 7E: TCP/IP Interoperability Services

Lesson 8: Local Area Network Infrastructure

  • Topic 8A: Bridges and Switches
  • Topic 8B: IP Routing
  • Topic 8C: Static IP Routing
  • Topic 8D: Dynamic IP Routing
  • Topic 8E: Control Data Movement with Filters and VLANs

Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure

  • Topic 9A: WAN Switching Technologies
  • Topic 9B: WAN Transmission Technologies
  • Topic 9C: WAN Connectivity Methods
  • Topic 9D: Voice Over Data Systems

Lesson 10: Network Security

  • Topic 10A: Computer Security Basics
  • Topic 10B: Authentication
  • Topic 10C: Data Encryption
  • Topic 10D: Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
  • Topic 10E: Internet Security
  • Topic 10F: Local Security
  • Topic 10G: Common Threats
  • Topic 10H: Threat Mitigation Techniques
  • Topic 10I: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Topic 10J: Educate Users

Lesson 11: Remote Networking

  • Topic 11A: Remote Network Architectures
  • Topic 11B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
  • Topic 11C: Virtual Private Networking
  • Topic 11D: Remote Control Computing

Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery

  • Topic 12A: Examine Configuration Management Documentation
  • Topic 12B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
  • Topic 12C: Fault Tolerance Methods
  • Topic 12D: Data Backup

Lesson 13: Network Data Storage

  • Topic 13A: Enterprise Data Storage
  • Topic 13B: Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Topic 13C: Storage Area Network (SAN) Implementations
  • Topic 13D: Clustering

Lesson 14: Network Operating Systems

  • Topic 14A: UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
  • Topic 14B: Apple Mac OS X
  • Topic 14C: Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Topic 14D: Novell Open Enterprise Server

Lesson 15: Network Management

  • Topic 15A: Monitoring Tools
  • Topic 15B: Network Baselining
  • Topic 15C: Network Optimization

Lesson 16: Network Troubleshooting

  • Topic 16A: Troubleshooting Models
  • Topic 16B: TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities
  • Topic 16C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
  • Topic 16D: Common Connectivity Issues

Appendix A: Mapping Network+ Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives

Appendix B: Additional IP Addressing and Subnetting Practice

Appendix C: CompTIA Network+ Acronyms


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