Synopsis

  • Fast Track (4 Days) – Mon to Thurs (10:00-18:00)
  • Weekend Track (5 Weeks) – Sundays (10:00–17:00)
  • Evening Track (5 Weeks) – Every Tue & Thurs (18:30–21:30)
  • Course Fee: £800 + VAT
  • Industry Expert and Certified Instructors
  • Training Venue: Central London Location
  • Tutor Led Classroom Training

Course Information

CompTIA A+ Certification is like a spark in your IT career. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1982. CompTIA A+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification which covers technologies and operating system from various vendors such as Microsoft, Apple, Novel, and Linux. The A+ certification program was officially released in 1993 which was the beginning of the technological era and the very first certification program for the IT technicians.

Climbing to the top requires you to strengthen your foundation. Planning for a career in IT? CompTIA A+ certification is the best starting point where you will learn all the foundations of the computing to technologies, operating systems, networking, and the security aspect. Achieving A+ certification validates the competency as a computer technician where one would be able to assemble the computers, upgrade the computers, troubleshoot the computer hardware, upgrade hardware, memory upgrades, hard drives upgrades, processors, manage and maintain the operating systems, troubleshoot internet and shared resources issues in the network environment, computer security, operating system virus threat and manage the server operation and server hardware. Our course is designed to prepare a student for the certification which will form the basis of a career in IT support.

Our CompTIA A+ training will equip the participant with skills and knowledge which will enable you to pass the CompTIA A+certification which has industrial recognition and is widely accepted. Accelerate your career by doing your CompTIA A+ course with London Training.

How we deliver the CompTIA A+ Certification course?

Our CompTIA A+ certification course is delivered by CompTIA Certified Trainer, an industry expert who has over 10 years of experience in Computer Hardware and Networking. We deliver CompTIA A+ course on hands-on, tutor-led and classroom-based training, in Central London.

Career Prospect

Computer Hardware Engineer, Second line support, Computer technician, System Engineer, System Analyst.

Learning Facilities

We have immaculate learning facilities with state of the art technology, fully equipped with high specs latest servers, workstations and software.

General Facilities

We also provide Free Wifi Internet, Refreshment, Water, Tea, and Coffee Facilities.

Registration Process

Speak with course advisor about A+ courses in London. Call us: 0207 256 7722

Course Fee: £800 + VAT

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  • Hands-on Tutor Led Training
  • Classroom-Based Practical Training
  • Unlimited Practice Lab Access
  • Small Size Class and Interactive Sessions
  • Lab Exercises
  • Project Work
  • WiFi Internet
  • Refreshments
  • Completion Certificate
  • Free Re-training
  • The course fee excludes VAT

Course Syllabus

CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam Number: 220-901 & 220-902

CPU and Motherboards
  • Form Factor (e.g. ATX / BTX, micro ATX / NLX
  • Installing a Motherboard
  • Riser Cards
  • North Bridge and South Bridge
  • Bus slots (e.g. PCI, AGP, PCIe, AMR, and CNR)
  • Live Demo: A Motherboard
  • DIP Switches and Jumpers
  • How CPUs Work
  • Bus Structures
  • Processors and Chipsets: Third Generation: The 32-Bit 80386
  • Summary - Original Processors, Fifth Generation: Pentium Processors, Dual- core
  • The Pentium 4, Mobile "Centrino" Technology
  • The Core Naming Convention, AMD
  • Installing a CPU, CPU Performance, CPU Characteristics
Memory: Types and Forms
  • Memory Types: Volatile vs. Non-Volatile; Dynamic vs. Static
  • Memory (SIMM, DIMM,RIMM)
  • Notebook Memory (SODIMM)
  • Video Ram (VRAM, WRAM)
  • ECC and non-ECC Memory
  • Synchronous
  • Speed Ratings
  • Parity
  • Task Manager, Demo: Task Manager
  • Memory Symptoms
Processor Mechanics, IRQs, and DMA
  • System Interaction (IRQs and Assigning IRQs, I/O Addresses, DMA Channels Base Memory Addresses)
  • PCI, AGP, PCIe, AMR, CNR, PCMCIA, PATA, IDE, EIDE, SATA, eSATA,
  • Contrast RAID (levels 0, 1, 5), Chipsets, BIOS / CMOS / Firmware, POST, CMOS battery
  • CPU types, AMD, Intel, Hyperthreading, Multicore, Dual core, Triple core, Quad core, Onchip cache, L1, L2, 32bit vs. 64 bit
  • PC100, PC133, PC2700, PC3200, DDR3-1600, DDR2-667
  • The Address Bus, Micro Buses
  • PC/XT Bus, DIP Switches and Jumpers
  • PC/AT and ISA Bus
  • ISA Expansion Bus Slot
  • PCI Bus, PCI Slots (PCIe)
  • VESA Local Bus
  • AGP
  • Bus Mastering
Basic Electronics
  • Electrical Characteristics, Safety Precautions, Safety
  • Static Electricity
  • PC Power Supply (Demo and Installing a Power Supply)
  • Peripheral Power Connector
  • Floppy Power Connector, SATA Power Connector, Motherboard Power Connector
  • Power-Supply Form Factors
  • Troubleshooting Symptoms
Ports and Connectors
  • 9-pin Null Modem Connections
  • 25-pin Null Modem Connections
  • Parallel Ports
  • Port Types - PS/2
  • USB Versions
  • USB Symbols
  • 4-pin FireWire Ports, Connectors and 6-pin FireWire Ports, Connectors
  • Wireless Connections, Infrared ( IrDA Port)
  • Keyboards, Mice and Trackballs (Pointing Devices)
Modems, Scanners
  • Multimedia Connections
  • A Bluetooth Mouse
  • RJ-11, RJ-45, and Modular Connectors
Peripherals: Storage Devices
  • Historic Drives, Terminology
  • ATA Modes, The SCSI Specification Tape Backup Systems,
  • Hard Drive Installation, ATA Drive Identification, SCSI Drive Identification
  • Disk Geometry, Tracks, Cylinders, Sectors, and Clusters
  • SCSI Device IDs, Termination, SCSI ID and Termination
  • Optical Disks and Flash Memory
  • CD Drive Components, DVD Types
  • Floppy Disks, 5.25” Floppy Disk
Video and Multimedia Input/Output Devices
  • CRT Monitor (Cathode Ray Terminal)
  • CRT Components and CRT Characteristics, CRT Issues
  • LCD Advantages
  • DVI-D, DVI-I
  • Touch Screen, Touch Screen Input
  • MIDI Connections
  • Digital Camera Memory Cards, Memory Card Readers
Printers
  • Printers
  • Dot-Matrix Printer
  • Dot-Matrix Printer Issues
  • An Inkjet Printer
  • Inkjet Printer Cartridges and Cartridge Print Heads
  • Laser Printer, Components and Printing Process
  • Add Printer Locally, Install a Network Printer
  • Troubleshooting Printer
Notebook Computers and Devices
  • Hot-Swappable Components
  • Safely Remove Hardware
  • Notebook Batteries, Notebook Power
  • Notebook Processors, Hard Drive, Keyboard, Pointing Devices
  • Infrared, Bluetooth
  • PC Card Types (I, II, III)
  • Docking Station
  • Power and electrical input devices, Auto-switching, Fixed input power supplies, Batteries, Stylus/digitizer, Function keys,
  • Point devices (e.g. touchpad, point stick/track point)
Creating Partitions and File systems
  • Basic Disk: Primary Partition, Extended Partition
  • Dynamic Disk
  • Introduction to File System
  • FAT 12 File system, FAT16 File system, FAT32 File System and NTFS File System
Creating and Implementing RAID
  • Computer Management and Disk Management
  • Different between Basic and Dynamic Disks
  • Creating Simple Volume, Creating Spanned Volume
  • Creating RAID 0 (Stripe Set without Parity)
  • Creating RAID 1 (Mirror and Duplexing)
  • Creating RAID 5 (Stripe Set with Parity)
Troubleshooting techniques for operating systems
  • Auto-restart errors, Blue screen error, System lock-up
  • Device drivers failure (input/output devices),
  • Application install, start or load failure, Boot (e.g. invalid boot disk, inaccessible boot device, missing NTLDR)
  • Tools to resolve operational problems
  • Startup Modes ( safe mode, safe mode with command prompt or networking), Task and Device Manager, Event Viewer, MSCONFIG command, Recovery CD / Recovery partition, Remote Desktop Connection and Assistance, System File Checker(SFC)
  • OS related symptoms, Bluescreen, Input/output device, Windows-specific printing problems, Hardware related symptoms, Laptop Power conditions, Wireless card issues, maintenance techniques, Drivers, Firmware, OS, Security, Defrag, Scandisk, check disk, startup programs
Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Mac OS X
  • Demo: Windows 2000 Professional
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Windows XP Professional Service Pack (SP1, SP2)
  • Booting and System Files, The CONFIG.SYS File and Directives
  • MSDOS.SYS, Beep Codes The Bootable Disk, 16-Bit Windows
  • Initialization (.INI) Files, Memory virtual Memory, HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE
  • OEM and volume Licence of Windows
  • XP Stability Improvements, Security Features
  • Windows XP Pro Networking, Computer Management, System Tools
  • MS-DOS Navigation Commands, : Command/cmd, /a: attributes, /o:sortorder, Chdir/cd command Mkdir/md command
  • System management tools: Device and Task Manager, MSCONFIG.EXE, REGEDIT.EXE, REGEDT32.EXE, Virtual memory Event Viewer, System
  • Restore, Remote Desktop, Boot methods (e.g. safe mode, recovery console, boot to restore point)
  • Backups: Archive Attribute. Normal, Copy, Differential, Incremental and Daily,
  • Taking and Restoring ASR Recovery
Networking
  • Categories and Types Ethernet Technology (IEEE-802.3)
  • Token Ring (IEEE-802.5)
  • Bus, Star, Ring, Mesh Topology
  • Hub, Bridges, Switch and Routers
  • Network card (NIC), MAC Addresses
  • IP Addresses, IPv4 and IPv6, Subnet Masks
  • DHCP commands: IPCONFIG, release, renew
  • Additional TCP/IP Properties, TCP/IP Configuration, Troubleshooting
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • ISDN, DSL, Satellite, Wireless WAN
  • WAN Bandwidth Technologies
  • LAN Internet Connections
  • NAT (Network Address Translation)
  • Remote Connections
  • Network Protection (Port and Packet Filters)
  • Internet Explorer Securities
  • Wireless Standards
  • WLAN Security Problems and Security Solutions
  • Summary—Network Cables
  • Network Cable types: Coaxial, Twisted Pair, Fiber Optic, RJ-11, RJ-45, and Modular Connectors
  • Antivirus Software, SPAM, Protection, Remove Spy ware
  • Network Operating Systems, Windows 2000 Server Domain, Active Directory
  • Trees and Forests, Windows Server 2003, Novell NetWare, UNIX and Linux,
  • Application Servers
Program taught in:
  • English

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