Course Description

Bootcamp | 30 hours | 3.0 CEUs | $2,795

This course provides a review of topics and exam preparation for the A+ Exam. A+ is a vendor-neutral CompTIA certification that's appropriate for entry-level computer technicians. The A+ exam validates a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. The course reviews all areas of the A+ exam including the application and testing process as well as key test topics and practice questions. This course is comprehensive and covers exam numbers 220-901 and 220-902.

Course Outline

  • Hardware Fundamentals
  • Personal Computer Components
  • Storage Devices
  • Mobile Digital Devices
  • Connection Interfaces
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • PC and Mobile Operating Systems
  • PC Operating System Tools and Utilities
  • Networking and Security Fundamentals
  • Network Types
  • Network Components
  • Common Network Services
  • Cloud Concepts
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Safety and Operational Procedures
  • Basic Maintenance Tools and Techniques
  • Personal and Electrical Safety
  • Environmental Safety and Materials Handling
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Theory
  • Supporting Display Devices
  • Install Display Devices
  • Configure Display Devices
  • Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices
  • Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components
  • Install and Configure Input Devices
  • Install and Configure Output Devices
  • Install and Configure Input/Output Devices
  • Install and Configure Expansion Cards
  • Managing System Components
  • Identify Motherboard Components and Features
  • Install and Configure CPUs and Cooling Systems
  • Install Power Supplies
  • Troubleshoot System Components
  • Managing Data Storage
  • Identify RAM Types and Features
  • Troubleshoot RAM Issues
  • Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • Configure the System Firmware
  • Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows
  • Implement Client-Side Virtualization
  • Install Microsoft Windows
  • Use Microsoft Windows
  • Configure Microsoft Windows
  • Upgrade Microsoft Windows
  • Optimizing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows
  • Optimize Microsoft Windows
  • Back Up and Restore System Data
  • Perform Disk Maintenance
  • Update Software
  • Working With Other Operating Systems
  • The OS X Operating System
  • The Linux Operating System
  • Customized Client Environments
  • Types of Common Business Clients
  • Custom Client Environments
  • Networking Technologies
  • TCP/IP Properties and Characteristics
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet Connections
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Networking Tools
  • Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities
  • Configure Basic Windows Networking
  • Configure Network Perimeters
  • Using Windows Networking Features
  • Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  • Supporting Mobile Digital Devices
  • Install and Configure Exterior Laptop Components
  • Install and Configure Interior Laptop Components
  • Other Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Accessories and Ports
  • Mobile Device Connectivity
  • Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Hardware
  • Supporting Printers and Multifunction Devices
  • Printer and Multifunction Technologies
  • Install and Configure Printers
  • Maintain Printers
  • Troubleshoot Printers
  • Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Controls
  • Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • General Security Controls
  • Mobile Security Controls
  • Data Destruction and Disposal Methods
  • Implementing Security Controls
  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Secure Workstations
  • Secure SOHO Networks
  • Secure Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshooting System-Wide Issues
  • Troubleshoot PC Operating Systems
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Operating Systems and Applications
  • Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Troubleshoot Common Security Issues

Additional Information

SLU's CompTIA A+ Course Kit: (included in the course fee):

  • CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC)
  • Online portal for Realistic Practice Exams

The Academic Unit Eligibility is based on contact hours, level of difficulty and certification exam results. Please note that college credit eligibility is a formal academic process that is unconnected to SLU’s Workforce Center.  We encourage all students to email their official exam results to info@workforcecenter.slu.edu so we can house pass/fail results in their student portal for verification.


There are no prerequisites for this class but basic computer user skills are highly recommended.


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