Prepare to take the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam. This course focuses on core hardware and is the second course of a six-course series. Learn how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot motherboards, chipsets, power supplies, and different types of hard drives.
(upbeat music) - Hey everybody, it's your favorite nerd, Mike Meyers welcoming you to Core Hardware. This is the second of six Lynda courses that are designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ 901 exam.
Now in this course we're gonna be covering the important core hardware that makes your computer a computer. We're gonna be doing motherboards, and hard drives, and power supplies. The really important stuff that you need to be able to do what you do on a computer. So get ready for a lot of fun, and if you're following along in my book, we're gonna be doing Chapters Seven through Ten.
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