Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
The CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 3: Networking/Security course focuses on keeping our networks and systems secure from outside threats and how to troubleshoot issues as they appear.
If you want to jumpstart your career with your first tech support job, this third and final course in our CompTIA prep series is a necessary component to prepare you for the A+ certification exam successfully.
According to CompTIA, getting your A+ certification can lead to a rewarding IT career—with average salaries ranging from $45,000-$60,000, depending on the role you pursue.
Note: Students need to complete CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware and CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software before attempting CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 3: Networking/Security to properly prepare to sit for the A+ certification exam.
The CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 3: Networking/Security course focuses on fun and practical technology. You will learn how to select, install, and service sound and display components, and how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks.
During this network/security training, you will also learn about many aspects of PC and network security and discover how to configure and troubleshoot tablets and smartphones.
Note: This CompTIA A+ Prep 3 course completes the three-course CompTIA A+ certification exam prep series that is needed to prepare you for both the 220-1101/1102 exams and your career as a certified technician.
What you will learn
- Learn how to install and troubleshoot video technologies properly
- Understand how to upgrade, manage, maintain, and repair portable computing devices
- Learn the essentials of networking, including local area networking and wireless networking
- Discover the best ways to keep your network secure
- Understand how to work with mobile devices
How you will benefit
- Prepare for both the 1101/1102 CompTIA A+ Certification Exams
- Complete the third and final course needed to prepare for your CompTIA A+ certification
- Open the door to new opportunities as a technician once certification is achieved
In this first lesson, you'll learn the details of monitors—standard desktop and projectors—and video cards. You'll learn how they work and function together to produce the display you see, and how to install and troubleshoot them.
In this lesson, you'll delve into the details of multimedia. You'll explore how sound works in a digital environment, examine all the components that work to record and play back video, and learn how 3D graphics work.
Portable Computing Devices
In this lesson, you'll examine the many features of portable computers. You'll explore the many ways to expand the capabilities of portables, from connecting to external monitors to docking stations. You'll also look at how to upgrade, manage, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot them.
Essentials of Networking
In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the essentials of networking. You'll explore topics such as network hardware and topologies and learn about Ethernet, coaxial and fiber cabling technologies, and more.
Local Area Networking
In this lesson, you'll delve deeper into networking. You'll learn about the TCP/IP protocol and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a basic network.
In this lesson, you'll explore wireless technologies, starting with the basics, such as components, software, modes, security, speed, and range. You'll learn about wireless networking standards, such as radio wave and infrared networks. You'll finish the lesson with a look at installing, configuring, and troubleshooting wireless networks.
Get ready to take the networking covered in previous lessons and expand it to fill the Internet. You'll start by learning how the Internet works and then examine the various connection types to get onto the Internet. The lesson will be wrapped up with a discussion of how you actually connect.
In this lesson, you'll continue to dig further into the nuts and bolts of how the Internet works at the software layer, including the application and utility protocols, Internet applications, and cloud-computing services.
This lesson will teach you how to maintain security hygiene. You'll discover the many threats faced and then dive into access-control techniques. You'll also learn about topics like data classification, compliance, and reporting procedures.
In this lesson, you'll jump into security aspects in the big bad world; specifically, threats from outside your network. You'll look at malicious software types and how to deal with them. You'll also learn what protections you should establish networkwide. The knowledge in this lesson is invaluable to you as both a tech and for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.
Understanding Mobile Devices
In this lesson, you'll learn about the features and capabilities of smartphones and tablets, as well as the mobile operating systems that power them. You'll also explore common configuration techniques for working with mobile devices.
Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
In this final lesson, you'll wrap up the trio of CompTIA A+ exam prep courses by learning how to troubleshoot and secure mobile device hardware, operating systems, and apps.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you need to complete CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware and CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep 2: Software before attempting this final course installment needed to prepare for your A+ certification exam successfully.