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A+ bootcamp: Essential and electives

A 5 day
training course

A+ bootcamp training course description

A fast paced hands-on course covering all the objectives for both the 2007 CompTia A+ essentials and electives exams (220-602, 220-603, 220-604). The course progresses from the basics of PC architecture through to details on individual elements such as motherboards, connectors, printers etc. This is followed by an introduction to Microsoft operating systems based around the core objectives of the CompTia A+ certification. It is important to note that this course is a bootcamp and therefore homework will be necessary in order to pass the exams.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Pass the A+ exams.
  • Install and configure desktop PCs.
  • Troubleshoot PC hardware problems.
  • Install operating systems.
  • Solve basic software problems.
  • Use various network tools.

A+ bootcamp training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to gain the A+ certification.
PC fundamentals
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

A+ bootcamp training course contents

Personal computer components
Storage devices, motherboards, power supplies, CPUs, memory, display devices, input devices, adapter cards, ports and cables, cooling systems. Diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting. Preventive maintenance.
Hands on: Configuring PC components. Using various tools for troubleshooting.
Homework: Troubleshooting theory and revision.

Laptops and Portable devices
Power management, laptop troubleshooting.
Homework: Troubleshooting theory. Laptop specific components.

Operating Systems
What is an operating system? Using the OS, OS files. Installing an operating system, Adding devices, optimising operating systems. Boot sequences, diagnostic procedures, preventative maintenance.
Hands on: Installing the OS, adding a device, troubleshooting, disk management tools, system management tools, file management tools. Backups and restores, windows updates.
Homework: OS upgrades. Common error messages and codes.

More Operating Systems
Command line, system management, registry editing, advanced troubleshooting.
Hands on: Safe mode.

Printers and scanners
Types of printer, scanners, printer management. Hands on: Installing a printer, printer troubleshooting.
Homework: Printer interfaces.

Network components. Connectivity options, IP configuration, Browser configuration, resource sharing. Troubleshooting tools.
Hands on: Building a simple wired network. Building a simple wireless network.

Hardware and software security. Access control
Hands on: Firewalls, wireless security, event logging. Homework: Physical security.

Safety and environmental issues Communication and Professionalism

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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