Course

Portable Computing

Laptops aren’t as simple as they appear. Improve your knowledge of portable computing with this course on laptop hardware, troubleshooting, displays and more.

    Syllabus

  • Touring Your Laptop Display Video — 00:04:08
    • Replacing a laptop monitor requires careful connectivity for the many internal components such as the display, camera and touchscreen sensors.

  • Laptop Hardware – Core Hardware Video — 00:03:41
    • In this episode, Mike explores the core hardware of laptops and how to replace them.

  • Laptop Features Video — 00:08:09
    • Explore laptop features such as the Function key and the Settings app.

  • Power Management Video — 00:11:10
    • Every CPU has a built-in feature to shut down different parts of a computer to reduce power needs, and it’s up to the techs to make sure the power management settings are optimal for the users.

  • Laptop Hardware – CPU and Motherboard Video — 00:06:57
    • Laptops have many technician-replaceable parts, and Mike explores the CPU and motherboard and how to replace them.

  • Laptop Hardware Troubleshooting – The Tools Video — 00:04:54
    • Mike explores the tools needed for laptop dissection in this episode.

Syllabus

Course description

Laptops can sometimes be overlooked in the excitement of the fast-moving smartphone and tablet markets, but portable computing remains a key part of a certified technician’s knowledge. In this course, you’ll look at laptop features, laptop hardware, the role of the CPU and motherboard, troubleshooting, tools and more.

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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