Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Equipment safety, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-902) Part 1: Introduction to Computers.
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- The CompTIA A+ has a number of objectives…that cover a group of issues that I call Equipment Safety.…Now, when it comes to Equipment Safety, number one…what we're talking about here is how do we protect…the equipment from, well, us more than anything else.…And to start that, I want to show you my mess here.…This is a classic, what I call, cable cludge.…And I'll bet most of you guys have something…very similar to this mess behind your desktop system…at your house or at your office.…It's pretty common stuff.…It's also pretty dangerous.…
Big messes of cables are, number one it…makes things difficult to track.…If you know throw a cable modem in here…and a router and a couple of other things…and after awhile if you have a problem…it becomes very difficult to figure out where anything is.…Secondly, you can create electrical hazards.…You could also create electromagnetic interference problems.…Running these poor little ethernet cables…right next to a AC adapter can cause a lot of problems.…So what I'm telling you is, don't cable cludge.…
In this introductory course, Mike Meyers explains the basics of how a computer works and the operational procedures that are key to any well-running IT team, including soft skills such as professionalism, communication, and safety. In Chapter 2, Mike tours the four most recent versions of Windows, as well as the OS X and Ubuntu Linux operating systems. He shows how to navigate to essential tools in each OS and explains how to manage virtual memory (RAM).
Details about the CompTIA A+ certification and the exam blueprints can be found at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.
- Interacting and communicating with clients
- Understanding the top three threats to a PC
- Touring Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
- Touring OS X and Linux