Learning Path

CompTIA A+ (2022 Update)

This path will help you study and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102) certification exams.

What you will learn

This path covers everything you need to know about the CompTIA A+ industry-standard certification exams. You’ll learn what it takes to be a professional IT technician beginning with a foundational understanding of computer hardware and software. You’ll take tours of various operating systems, and be guided through various features of Windows 10 and 11, macOS, and Linux. You will learn about data storage, command lines and scripts, wired and wireless networking, virtual computing and the cloud. Finally, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot a wide variety of issues, how to keep your devices updated and secure, and much more.

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The Basics of A+

Course — 02:04:52

This course starts off by covering everything you need to know about the CompTIA A+ industry-standard certification exams. Then you’ll learn what it takes to be a professional IT technician, followed by a foundational understanding of computers, including a tour of Windows 10, 11, macOS, and Linux.

Core Hardware

Course — 03:05:17

This course starts off by covering everything you need to know about the CompTIA A+ industry-standard certification exams.

Mass storage and peripherals

Course — 03:39:24

In this course, you will learn about how storage works and how computers store data and boot to these mass storage devices. What is the difference between hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs)? How do you plug in and set up these media on your computer?

Operating systems

Course — 03:58:42

In this course, you will learn about how operating systems (OS) work, their similarities and differences, how to keep operating systems up to date, and how to troubleshoot problems within an OS.

The Command-line and scripting

Course — 02:00:02

There are two main ways of interacting with computers. The first is the graphical user interface (GUI) and the second is the command-line interface (CLI).

Displays and printers

Course — 02:04:36

In this course, you will learn about technologies that comprise monitors and printers.


Course — 04:33:52

In this course, you will learn the basics of networking, including hardware such as hubs, switches, routers, cables and connectors as well as the concepts of networking such as IP and MAC addresses, Local Area Networks (LANs), subnet masks, TCP vs. UDP vs. ICMP and more.

Wireless networking and the internet

Course — 03:01:48

In this course, you will learn all about wireless networking including Wi-Fi standards, how to setup and configure a wireless access point (WAP), encrypting your traffic for security and privacy, and troubleshooting your wireless network.

Virtualization and the cloud

Course — 00:49:11

In this course, you will learn about the almost limitless benefits of virtual computing and the Cloud.

Portable and mobile devices

Course — 02:06:05

In this course, you will learn how portable and mobile devices are different than their desktop counterparts, and how they are assembled and maintained.

Security and operations

Course — 02:25:03

In this course, you will learn how to protect your networks and proprietary data from external and internal threats.

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.

The details

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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