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CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Exam Core 1 220-1001 and Exam Core 2 220-1002 - Second Edition

By : Jeff T. Parker, Quentin Docter
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CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Exam Core 1 220-1001 and Exam Core 2 220-1002 - Second Edition

By: Jeff T. Parker, Quentin Docter

Overview of this book

The CompTIA A+ certification is the most popular entry-level IT certification, with over 1 million A+ certified professionals to date. A+ certification is a crucial step in your IT career. Many businesses require this accreditation when hiring computer technicians or validating the skills of current employees. CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests, Second Edition is an indispensable part of any study plan for A+ certification. It enables you to hone your test-taking skills, focus on challenging areas, and be thoroughly prepared to ace the exam and earn your A+ certification. The book presents nine unique practice tests and two 90-question bonus tests covering all the objective domains for both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. Comprehensive coverage of every essential exam topic ensures that you will know what to expect on the exam day. Over 1200 practice questions on topics including hardware, networking, mobile devices, operating systems and procedures, troubleshooting, and more, enable you to assess your performance and gain the confidence you need to pass the exam with flying colors. By the end of the book, you would have thoroughly prepared for the A+ certification and will be confident to ace the exam.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 3
Hardware

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA A+ EXAM 220–1001 TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 3.1 Explain basic cable types, features, and their purposes.
    • Network cables
      • Ethernet
        • Cat 5
        • Cat 5e
        • Cat 6
        • Plenum
        • Shielded twisted pair
        • Unshielded twisted pair
        • 568A/B
      • Fiber
      • Coaxial
      • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Video cables
      • VGA
      • HDMI
      • Mini-HDMI
      • DisplayPort
      • DVI
      • DVI-DDVI-I
    • Multipurpose cables
      • Lightning
      • Thunderbolt
      • USB
      • USB-C
      • USB 2.0
      • USB 3.0
    • Peripheral cables
      • Serial
    • Hard drive cables
      • SATA
      • IDE
      • SCSI
    • Adapters
      • DVI to HDMI
      • USB to Ethernet
      • DVI to VGA
  • 3.2 Identify common connector types.
    • RJ-11
    • RJ-45
    • RS-232
    • BNC
    • RG-59
    • RG-6
    • USB
    • Micro-USB
    • Mini-USB
    • USB-C
    • DB-9
    • Lightning
    • SCSI
    • eSATA
    • Molex
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, install RAM types.
    • RAM types
      • SODIMM
      • DDR2
      • DDR3
      • DDR4
    • Single channel
    • Dual channel
    • Triple channel
    • Error correcting
    • Parity vs. non-parity
  • 3.4 Given a scenario, select, install, and configure storage devices.
    • Optical drives
      • CD-ROM/CD-RW
      • DVD...