Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video KVM switches, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 3 Peripherals and Building a PC.
- As a computer nerd it's pretty common for me…to have to access more than one system…while sitting at my desk.…In today's world we can use virtualization technologies,…remote desktops, all kinds of stuff for us…to access all kinds of computers, all over the place.…However, there are still situations…where you might have two or three or four…or at least more than one computer sitting under your desk,…and you need to be able to access any one of these computers…at any given point in time.…Now if you've got three computers underneath your desk,…you're gonna need three monitors,…you're gonna need three mice,…you're gonna need three keyboards,…whatever you might need in order to access those computers.…
Or you could use a KVM switch.…KVM stands for keyboard, video and mouse,…and it's simply a way for you to take one keyboard,…one video, one mouse and plug it into multiple systems.…I've got an example of one right here.…So what I've got here in front of me…is a really nice KVM switch,…it's designed to support two computers.…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The third, peripherals and building a PC, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers discusses how to work with auxiliary devices, including media and accessories. He shows how to configure device behavior and manage the ports that support the peripheral devices. CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB, flash media, FireWire, keyboards, mice, cameras, and webcams are all explored.
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.
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- Managing media and auxiliary devices
- Configuring device options
- Working with drives and ports to support peripherals
- Building the right PC for you