MPD 201 - A+ Exam Preparation

Course Meeting Dates and Times:

  • Days/Times: Saturdays, 1:30-5:30pm
  • Dates: January 26 - March 9
  • Location: TBA
  • CEUs: 3.5

Price per Student: $1500 (includes, textbooks, practice tests, and exam voucher)

Instructor: Helen Smetheram, Senior Instructional Designer

Textbooks:

  • Myers, Mike. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fifth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902). 5th edition.  Columbus: McGraw-Hill, 2016.  ISBN-13: 9781259643446

Exam Details

Exam Codes

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902

Launch Date

September 8 – October 27

Exam Description

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. 

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.
View the CompTIA A+ 900 FAQ page.

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based

Length of Test

90 Minutes

Passing Score

220-901: 675 (on a scale of 900)
220-902: 700 (on a scale of 900)

Recommended Experience

6 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field

Languages

English, Japanese, Spanish and German now available.
French and Portuguese availability dates TBD.

Retirement

TBD - Usually three years after launch

 

Exam Domains

A+ 220-901

% of Exam

Hardware

34%

Networking

21%

Mobile Devices

17%

Hardware & Network Troubleshooting

28%

 

A+ 220-902

% of Exam

Windows Operating Systems

29%

Other Operating Systems & Technologies

12%

Security

22%

Software Troubleshooting

24%

Operational Procedures

13%

 

Course Outline:

CompTIA A+ 220-901

CompTIA A+ 220-901

Peripherals and Adapters

  • Motherboard Components
  • Connection Interfaces
  • Display Devices
  • Audio and Multimedia Devices
  • Removable Storage Devices

Supporting Windows (1)

  • Windows Operating System
  • Administration Tools
  • Managing Storage
  • Managing Files
  • Managing Applications

System Components

  • Mass Storage Devices
  • System Memory
  • Processors
  • BIOS and UEFI
  • Power Supplies
  • Custom Configuration

Supporting Windows (2)

  • Managing Devices
  • Managing Performance
  • Troubleshooting Windows
  • Managing Users
  • Installing Windows

Troubleshooting and Mobile Devices

  • Troubleshooting System Components
  • Laptops
  • Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

Supporting Windows (3)

  • Troubleshooting Boot Problems
  • Maintenance and Backup
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Viruses and Malware
  • Securing Workstations
  • Securing Data

Printer and Network Hardware

  • Printers
  • Configuring Printers
  • Troubleshooting Printers
  • Network Architectures
  • Ethernet Networks

Supporting Windows Networks

  • Configuring Network Connections
  • Securing Network Connections
  • Configuring Shared Resources
  • Virtualization and Services

Networks

  • Wireless Networks
  • Internet Connections
  • Internet Protocol
  • Routers and Firewalls
  • Troubleshooting Networks

Linux, OS X, and Mobile OS

  • Linux Operating System
  • OS X
  • Mobile Operating Systems
  • Mobile OS Security and Troubleshooting
  • Safety and Environmental Procedures
  • Professionalism and Communication

Exam Prep Review

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