Earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Learn how to build a basic PC, install a fresh copy of Windows, and answer key questions from the CompTIA A+ (220-902) exam.
(bouncy, energetic swing music) - Hi everybody, it's Mike Meyers, welcoming you to the Lynda Course, Putting Pieces Together. This is the second of six Lynda Courses designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ 902 Exam.
Now this is kind of an interesting course, because the later courses are gonna get really deep into the operating systems and applications, and interconnections and stuff, so we really gotta put some pieces together. So a lot of you who've taken the 901 are gonna see some of this stuff again, 'cause well, you need it. So, in this case, we're gonna be talking a little bit more about RAM, a little bit more about power, but the big part of this course is our first installation of Windows. It's gonna be a lot of fun. For those of you following along in my books, you're gonna be looking at Chapters Eight, Ten, 11, and 12.
In Part 2, Mike Meyers helps you understand all the pieces that comprise the modern computer: RAM, power supplies, hard drives, and peripherals. Though 220-902 focuses on operating systems and software, a solid foundation in hardware will help you understand how all the pieces fit together. In Chapter 5, Mike shows how to build a basic PC, and install a fresh copy of Windows.
Details about the CompTIA A+ certification and the exam blueprints can be found at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.
- Working with RAM
- Choosing a power supply
- Understanding portioning
- Implementing hard drives
- Configuring USB
- Building a PC
- Installing Windows