Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video The right PC for you, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 3: Peripherals and Building a PC.
- View Offline
- [Voiceover] When it comes to choosing your PC,…you have a dizzying number of options…that are out there for you.…But let's start with the workhorse of our industry,…a standard thick client.…A thick client is going to have a moderate CPU,…a moderate amount of RAM for the operating system,…a single hard drive,…optical media, some connections in the front…for USB, maybe audio.…In the back we'll see connections for our video card,…lots of USB, and maybe a audio connection…in the back as well.…
We can take a standard thick client…and make it a fine virtualization box…simply by adding as much RAM as we possibly can.…Pour it in, boys, he's gonna need it.…When you don't need all the firepower of a thick client,…thin client is exactly the thing you'll need.…Often very small devices,…these have the minimum hardware requirements…for their operating system.…High-end graphics workstations do things…like computer-aided design.…
To do the job, they need a high-end graphics card,…lots of RAM, lots of CPU power,…and let's throw in a Wacom tablet, too.…
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.
We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.
- Managing media and auxiliary devices
- Configuring device options
- Working with drives and ports to support peripherals
- Building the right PC for you