Time to roll up those sleeves and dive inside the personal computer! The Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, BIOS, CMOS, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. You'll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real world environments. This class gives you the knowledge upon which you'll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ Certification studies and helps you take that first step to becoming an excellent PC hardware technician.
- Meet the visible components of the PC.
- Learn the basics of CPUs and RAM.
- Tour BIOS/CMOS.
- Learn about modern expansion bus types.
- Discover motherboards and cases.
- Power up for a discussion on power supplies and electricity.
- Understand input and output devices.
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser, solid conceptual and practical knowledge of Windows (XP, Vista, or 7), and a Windows PC that you can experiment on (not your primary computer).
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the 'Add to Cart' button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.