Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the motherboard, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 2: Core Hardware.
- Through all kinds of episodes in this series,…we've been talking about things that go on motherboards…but we really haven't talked about motherboards themselves.…In particular, the many little denizens…and where they live on the motherboards itself.…So I've got myself a brand new motherboard here,…and there are a couple of things we need to think about…when we get those new motherboards.…First of all, make sure it's going to come with…a mother board book.…Now, this is actually a physical printed book which I like…but I'm old school like that…but you'll also have some type of optical media.…This is going to have all your documentations,…the motherboard book,…but it's also going to have a lot of critical drivers…for your particular motherboard.…
Along with that, we're going to have all kinds…of USB dongles and, SATA connectors…and all kinds of stuff like that,…that are going to make it a lot easier…for us to get our motherboard plugged in.…And last and the most important thing of all…that comes with a new motherboard,…
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