Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyboards and mice, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 3 Peripherals and Building a PC.
♫ Keyboards and mice keyboards and mice ♫…- Look, I love mice and keyboards, but the big problem…I have with people more than anything else…is that almost all mice and keyboards today are USB.…So people will take all these really cool…mice and keyboards, they plug 'em in,…they use the default Windows drivers,…and they don't get any of the cool joy…that comes from cool mice and keyboards.…Like, for example, take a look at this mouse right here.…Now, I hope you're not offended by the fact that…I'm a gamer, and I love to play World of Warcraft,…I've got a Steam account,…so I've got this really hopped up mouse…that's got all these extra bells and buttons…and whistles on it.…
Now, if I were to take this mouse and plug it in…without using any of the proper drivers, it'll work great.…But the only thing that's pretty much gonna work…are the two buttons and the scroll wheel…and that's about it,…because that's all the default Windows drivers use.…Keep in mind, when you talk about mice and keyboards…with a USB environment, Windows defaults to what are called…
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