The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The first, core processing, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the fundamentals of PCs, microprocessors, RAM, and BIOS. He also shows you how to set up, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot the main components of a computer.
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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- How do personal computers (PCs) work?
- What is a central processing unit (CPU)?
- When is random access memory (RAM) used?
- What is a basic input/output system (BIOS)?
- Installing a CPU
- Working with extensions and sockets
- Troubleshooting RAM
- Setting up a BIOS
Skill Level Beginner
(jazz music) - Hey everybody, it's Mike Meyers and I am welcoming you to Core Processing. This is the first of six Lynda courses that are gonna help you pass the COMPTIA A+ 901 exam.
Now in this course we're gonna be covering the most core parts of what makes your computer a computer. We're gonna be talking about the CPUs and the different types of CPUs and RAM and how we plug it in and how we make it work and how we fix it. So get ready for a lot of fun and if you're following along in my book, we're gonna be doing chapters three through six.