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00: Course Introduction 4
01: Introduction to Computers 21
02: Ins and Outs of A+ Certification 6
03: Operating Systems 30
04: Windows Vista Part 1 31
05: Installing and Upgrading Vista Demonstration 19
06: Windows Vista Part 2 26
07: Exploring Vista Features 21
08: File and Directory Management 25
09: File Systems & File Management 16
10: Working with Filesystems 19
11: Power Supplies 19
12: CPU Types 28
13: Motherboards 22
14: Exploring Bios 24
15: Memory System 23
16: The PCI and Video Bus 22
17: Buses and Hosts 18
18: Course Summary & Evaluation 2
Course Survey
Total: 6 hours 16 minutes

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CompTIA A+ Essentials Part 1 online training is the first of 2 courses that covers the material you will need to know in order to take the CompTIA A+ Essentials 2009 Edition Exam 220-701. This training course provides the fundamentals of computer technology and the issues revolving around the PC world. Included in this part are an exploration of basic computer terminology, the function of some of the more common components inside an average computer as well as common problems and how to troubleshoot them.


  • Experience with the Windows operating system.
  • Hardware, Windows Server and remote networking experience preferred but not required.


As a result of taking this CompTIA online training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe hardware types
  • Identify software options
  • Discuss operating system differences
  • Identify networking types
  • Describe form factors
  • List multimedia types

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  • Experience with the Windows operating system.
  • Hardware, Windows Server and remote networking experience preferred but not required.

A+ Essentials Part 1 Outline

Module 00 – Course Introduction

Module 01 – Introduction to Computers

  • Computer fundamentals

Module 02 – A+ Certification Information

  • How to approach A+ Certification

Module 03 – Operating Systems

  • What is an operating system
  • OS characteristics

Module 04 – Windows Vista Part 1

  • Exploring Windows Vista

Module 05 – Installing and Upgrading Vista Demonstration

  • Installing Windows Vista cleanly
  • Anytime upgrade in Windows Vista

Module 06 – Windows Vista Part 2

  • Features in Windows Vista

Module 07 – Exploring Vista Features

  • Demonstration of Vista features

Module 08 – File and Directory Management

  • Managing data

Module 09 – File Systems and File Management

  • Managing information and data structures

Module 10 –Working with Filesystems

  • Using Disk Manager

Module 11 – Power Supplies

  • Exploring power supplies
  • How power supplies function

Module 12 – CPU Types

  • Learning CPU types
  • Functions of CPU

Module 13 – Motherboards

  • Components of a motherboard

Module 14 – Exploring Bios

  • Working with BIOS

Module 15 – Memory System

  • The memory family

Module 16– The PCI and Video Bus

  • The role of the PCI and video bus

Module 17 – Buses and Hosts

  • What are buses and hosts
  • The role of buses and hosts

Module 18 - Course Summary

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Important Links

  • Course Survey
  • GetCertify4Less Website
  • CompTIA A+ Certification Information

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A+ Essentials Part 1 is part of a two-course online training series that helps you prepare for CompTIA's A+ Essentials exam 220-701.

The latest version of CompTIA A+ is CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition. When you pass exam 220-701 you have completed one of the two required exams for certification. The second exam necessary is CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702.

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      • If your Packet Loss is below a B, your connection is losing pieces of the video and causing the video to skip.
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