Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Inside the PC, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 1 Core Processing.
- For those of you who have never opened…a system unit before,…it can almost sometimes feel kinda like heart surgery…because there's a lot of parts in there.…And a way it is little bit like heart surgery…because you really are going into the inner workings…of the computer itself.…Now normally this a place we would wanna be very careful.…In particular, I should be wearing an anti-ESD wrist strap…and be using anti-ESD procedures,…but for right now on a demo system,…and because I'm very, very careful…we're gonna skip that one little part.…So how do you open a case?…Well the challenge here is that there is no standard way…to open a case.…
Every case is different in one way or another.…So it's always funny when they see…Mike Myers great computer PC technician,…and I walk up to yet another case…and I have no idea how to open it.…The people are like,…"you really know how to work on computers?"…I'm like, "yeah, I swear I do. I just don't know where…to open the case."…But on this one, since we checked ahead of time,…there's just two thumb screws in the back.…
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