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Introduction to CompTIA A+

Start your A+ journey off strong with this introductory course on the CompTIA A+ and its structure, uses and what to expect from the exam.

    Syllabus

  • What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Exam? Video — 00:04:14
    • Take a look at the four big subject areas of the 220-1002 Core 2 exam: operating systems, security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

  • Why Get A+ Certified? Video — 00:02:52
    • CompTIA A+ is the de facto entry point for IT techs, provides a common language for people in IT and prepares you for work in the industry.

  • How to Use This Video Course Video — 00:02:24
    • Explore the Cool Tools mentioned throughout the series; track objectives covered and pay close attention to the terms, objective wording and pro tips in each episode.

  • How to Pass the A+ Exam Video — 00:04:14
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  • What is on the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Exam? Video — 00:08:51
    • Dive into the 220-1001 Core 1 exam subject areas: mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and hardware and network troubleshooting.

  • What is the CompTIA A+? Video — 00:02:12
    • The CompTIA A+ certification is a popular entry point for people looking to work in IT and requires you to pass two exams, the 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2) but requires no experience or study (though, as Mike points out, study is good!)

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Course description

Begin at the beginning with this introduction to what you need to know about the CompTIA A+ exam. What is the CompTIA A+, and why is it so useful for IT professionals? What do its two cores cover? What can you expect from the study process and the exam itself, and what are some smart study tips? Well-begun is half done, so start off the right way with this course and get ready to dive into the world of A+.

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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