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Comptia A+ Practical Applications

CompTIA A+ Practical Applications

Course #: 2002





5 days



Course Schedule:


Course Dates





9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Denver (Lakewood Campus)



Course Description:

This course will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Practical Applications exam (2009 objectives). 

You will aquire the skills to information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.


Target Student


The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills and essential computer support skills and knowledge (such as describing personal computer hardware components; installing and configuring peripherals, input devices, laptop components, and operating systems; performing basic troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance; describing basic networking and security concepts; performing basic safety and environmental procedures; and using appropriate communication skills) who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification. 



Students taking this course should have taken the CompTIA® A+® Certification: Essentials (2009 Objectives) course, or have equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.

Recommended courses (or the equivalent certifications):



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • install and configure system components.
  • troubleshoot system components.
  • maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows.
  • identify network technologies.
  • install and manage network connections.
  • support laptops and portable computing devices.
  • support printers.
  • identify personal computer security concepts.
  • support personal computer security.


Course Content


Table Of Contents:
Unit 1: Power systems
Topic A: Power supplies
Topic B: Power supply troubleshooting 

Unit 2: CPUs and motherboards
Topic A: CPU and motherboard installation
Topic B: Motherboard troubleshooting

Unit 3: Memory systems
Topic A: RAM installation
Topic B: Memory troubleshooting 

Unit 4: Expansion cards
Topic A: Host system interaction
Topic B: Expansion card installation
Topic C: Expansion card troubleshooting 
Topic D: Port, cable, and connector troubleshooting

Unit 5: Data storage devices
Topic A: Hard drives
Topic B: Optical drives
Topic C: Removable storage devices
Topic D: Storage device troubleshooting

Unit 6: Printers and scanners
Topic A: Maintenance
Topic B: Troubleshooting

Unit 7: Mobile computing
Topic A: Configuration
Topic B: Component replacement and troubleshooting

Unit 8: Windows management
Topic A: Directory and file management
Topic B: Resource management
Topic C: Remote management

Unit 9: Windows maintenance
Topic A: Monitoring
Topic B: Maintenance
Topic C: Task Scheduler
Topic D: Troubleshooting

Unit 10: SOHO networking
Topic A: Networking basics
Topic B: Installing a wireless network

Unit 11: Network troubleshooting
Topic A: Troubleshooting basics
Topic B: Troubleshooting the network

Unit 12: Security
Topic A: Common security threats
Topic B: Implementing and troubleshooting security

Appendix A: Binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbering
Topic A: Count like a computer

Appendix B: CompTIA acronyms
Topic A: Acronym list 

Appendix C: Certification exam objectives map
Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives