Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video USB, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 3 Peripherals and Building a PC.
- USB!…USB!…I love Universal Serial Bus, and well, you do too.…I mean, it's everywhere in the computer world.…It's hard to find anything out there…that doesn't use USB.…Okay, maybe monitors, but just about everything else…that you could possibly think of,…from printers, keyboard, mice, scanners,…you name it, uses USB bus.…The coolest part about the USB bus is that,…well, it's been around for over 15 years,…but one of the nice things about being a old geezer like me…is we actually remember the days before USB.…
It was crazy.…If you bought a scanner, it would have to come…with its own card, nine times out of ten.…If you bought a keyboard,…well keyboards were okay.…We had keyboard plugs,…but a lot of times, just about any form of peripheral…you had, you either had to use ancient serial port,…or it literally came with its own card.…USB's really, really changed the game dramatically.…For the A+ exams, I need you to memorize…four different USB speeds.…The original 2 speeds, which was part of the…USB 1.0 specification, had a 1.5 megabit per second…
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