Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing a motherboard, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 2 Core Hardware.
- All right, so, I've got my brand new motherboard here,…and I want to go ahead and install it…into this case of mine.…Now, I've taken some time.…I went ahead, I've actually installed…the power supply already, I verified…that this is a good power supply…to work with my motherboard, and I've got…my case pretty much ready to go.…So what I want to do first here…is let's do a quick tour of a typical motherboard…so that we can appreciate some of the things…we can run into.…So first of all, here's my big I/O area,…and I have an I/O faceplate, form that came…with the motherboard, so that's good.…
And we just come looking around.…Now, I could pull out a motherboard book,…but I've been looking at these for so many years,…I can usually figure out most everything.…So as we come along here, these are audio connectors.…I can get my sound from speakers here,…but this will allow me, like, if I have…front panel connections for a microphone…or headphone, I can plug in here.…This is for optical media.…I can use this if I want to put a music CD…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The second, core hardware, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the essential components and functions of motherboards, power supplies, and hard drives. He also shows you how to work with chipsets, troubleshoot electrical issues, implement RAID, and how to determine which hard drive technology to use depending on the circumstance.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
- Working with motherboards, chipsets, and expansions
- Choosing a power supply
- Evaluating hard drive technologies
- Implementing RAID
- Troubleshooting issues