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CompTIA A+ Cert, Part 3: PC Components

with expert Chuck Nailen


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Release date Release date 2/16/2014
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 2h 7m
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Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

In this course, we will take a look at installing and configuring display devices, as well as how to select a display. Then we will take a look at Standard Device types, along with many different types of devices. Next we will take a look at the different types of expansion cards, and how they are to be configured. Next in this course, we take a look at the different sizes and form factors of motherboards, the expansion slots, RAM slots and the power connections on motherboards. Next we will take a look at the different CPU Sockets, Cache, Operational Characteristics, Selection Factors, Cooling System Types, and Cooling System Selection Factors. We will then take a look at the different Power Supply Specifications, the Power Supply Connections, Power Supply Safety Recommendations, and Selecting the Right Power Supply. Next up we will take a look at the different RAM Modules, RAM Configurations, Types of RAM, Memory Standard Specifications, ECC, Parity, and RAM Characteristics. Then we will take a look at the Capacity of various mediums, RAID Configurations, Internal Storage Device Considerations, and External Storage Device Considerations. Then to close out the course we will look at BIOS Components, Firmware Upgrades, BIOS Configuration Options, BIOS Diagnostics, and BIOS Monitoring Capabilities.

Prerequisites

This course assumes the user has little to experience with computer hardware or software. The user should have viewed the “CompTIA A+ Certification: Best Practices” course before starting on this course.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certification and exam:
CompTIA A+ Certification
220-801 220-802: CompTIA A+ Certification

Meet the expert

Chuck Nailen Chuck Nailen has been providing classroom training for more than 16 years. He does training for in department-supported CompTIA curriculums, Microsoft curriculums, and Department of State (DoS) proprietary platforms in support of SAIT and DoS programs. He holds many certifications including National Career Readiness Certificate-Gold Level, MCSA, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, and others.


Course outline



Peripheral Components

Install & Config Display Device (12:48)
  • Introduction (00:29)
  • Peripheral Components (00:24)
  • Display Device Types (03:17)
  • Settings and Features (05:10)
  • Device Drivers (01:02)
  • Display Device Selection Tips (01:33)
  • Display Device Installation (00:32)
  • Summary (00:17)
Input Device Types (22:16)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Standard Input Device Types (05:01)
  • Biometric Input Device Types (03:51)
  • Specialized Input Device Types (06:33)
  • KVM Switches (01:05)
  • Input Device Selection Tips (01:48)
  • Installation Considerations (01:37)
  • Demo: Input Devices (01:29)
  • Summary (00:25)
Install & Configure Cards (11:24)
  • Introduction (00:19)
  • Expansion Card Types (05:12)
  • Card Selection Tips (00:38)
  • Card Installation Config (00:45)
  • Expansion Card Configuration (01:24)
  • Demo: Expansion Cards (02:46)
  • Summary (00:17)
Install & Config Multimedia (05:40)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Multimedia Devices (00:38)
  • Common Multimedia Devices (02:09)
  • Multimedia Device Selection (00:50)
  • Multimedia Device Installation (00:29)
  • Multimedia Device Config (00:51)
  • Summary (00:16)

System Components

Motherboards (24:19)
  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Managing System Components (00:30)
  • Motherboard Sizes/Form Factors (04:04)
  • Expansion Slots (05:32)
  • RAM Slots (01:58)
  • Integrated I/O Port Types (01:10)
  • Chipsets (01:34)
  • CMOS Battery (00:40)
  • Jumpers and DIP Switches (00:56)
  • Front Panel Connectors (00:34)
  • Fan Connectors (00:43)
  • Bus Speeds (00:33)
  • Motherboard Power Connectors (00:46)
  • Motherboard Selection Tips (00:59)
  • Motherboard Installation (00:25)
  • Demo: Motherboard (02:49)
  • Summary (00:29)
CPU & Cooling Systems (16:53)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • CPU Sockets (00:55)
  • Intel CPU Socket Types (02:24)
  • AMD CPU Socket Types (02:32)
  • Cache (00:41)
  • Operational Characteristics (04:10)
  • CPU Selection Factors (01:09)
  • Cooling System Types (01:51)
  • CoolingSystemSelectionFactors (01:04)
  • Demo: CPU & Cooling System (01:13)
  • Summary (00:18)
Select & Install Power Supply (10:39)
  • Introduction (00:29)
  • Power Supply Specifications (04:12)
  • Power Supply Connections (02:31)
  • Safety Recommendations (01:27)
  • Select the Right Power Supply (00:52)
  • Demo: Power Supply (00:52)
  • Summary (00:15)
RAM Modules (07:47)
  • Introduction (00:34)
  • RAM Modules (00:35)
  • Single-Sided and Double-Sided (00:43)
  • RAM Configurations (00:46)
  • Types of RAM (02:14)
  • ECC (00:35)
  • Parity (00:52)
  • RAM Characteristics (01:07)
  • Summary (00:17)
Media Capacity (07:34)
  • Introduction (00:24)
  • Media Capacity (02:00)
  • RAID Standards (00:46)
  • Common RAID Types (02:32)
  • Internal Storage Consideration (01:01)
  • External Storage Consideration (00:32)
  • Summary (00:15)
Configure System BIOS (07:39)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • BIOS Memory (01:02)
  • BIOS Components (00:33)
  • Firmware Upgrades (00:43)
  • BIOS Configuration Options (02:38)
  • BIOS Diagnostics (00:25)
  • BIOS Monitoring Capabilities (01:37)
  • Summary (00:16)