CompTIA A+ 220-902
By David Prowse
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: April 2016
Run time: 19 hours 36 minutes


More than 19 hours of video training covering all the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam.


CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of A+ skills. The purpose of these videos is to act as quick and concise hands-on training that is easily absorbed. The modules in this course cover every objective in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam and can be used as your sole resource for learning the material needed to study for and pass the test. You can also use this as a supplement to other A+ training.

Five modules map to the main objectives of the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam. These modules contain 28 lessons with videos totaling more than 19 hours that includes hands-on demonstrations, audio instruction, animations, whiteboard training, and configurations. The videos also include numerous hands-on networking, OS and UI demos, real-world troubleshooting methods, and security concepts with hands-on solutions.

About the Instructor

David L. Prowse is an author, computer network specialist, and technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

What You Will Learn

  • All the objectives in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam
  • Real-world skills

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for CompTIA A+ 220-902 Complete Video Course are people looking to pass the CompTIA exam as well as those interested in entering the IT field, current computer technicians, help desk technicians, and LAN support specialists. The product focuses heavily on building a computer, hands-on configurations, mobile and device labs, and real-world troubleshooting.

Course Requirements

Users should have a basic working knowledge of computers.

Module 1: Windows Operating Systems
This module covers the various Windows versions and features, including how to install Windows, the Control Panel utilities, administrative tools and other advanced tools, the command prompt, Windows networking, and preventive maintenance of Windows. You learn how to perform configurations on three systems: a laptop running Windows 8.1 Standard Edition, the AV Editor desktop computer, which runs Windows 8.1 Pro, and the Media PC desktop computer, which runs Windows 7 Ultimate. You also learn how to use virtual machines as necessary and walk through a Windows 8 installation.

Module 2: Other Operating Systems and Technologies
This module looks at other OSes, such as OS X, Linux, Android , and iOS. We also explore client-side virtualization, cloud-based technologies, servers and networked hosts, mobile operating system features, mobile device connectivity, mobile device synchronization, and computer networking, while also reviewing the types of wired and wireless connections that you can make from a PC. We also take a look at TCP/IP configuration so you can link to other computers on the network and connect to the Internet.

Module 3: Security
This module discusses threats and vulnerabilities to your operating systems and applications. You also learn common security methods, implement Windows security settings, and cover the best practices for workstation security. Then, you learn data disposal techniques and how to secure small office and home office networks and the SOHO routers that provide connectivity to their computers.

Module 4: Software Troubleshooting
By far, this is the most important topic in the realm of A+. Operating systems will fail it's your job as a technician to fix them. In this module we show exactly how to troubleshoot operating system problems. We also troubleshoot security issues and perform both of these types of troubleshooting on desktop systems and mobile systems.

Module 5: Operational Procedures
This lesson focuses on your safety and that of your co-workers and shows how to implement proper safety procedures. We'll also discuss environmental concerns, how to respond to incidents and how to approach prohibited content. Finally, we get into the communication techniques and professionalism that will be expected of you in the IT field.

About the Complete Video Course series

Complete Video Courses are Pearson’s flagship video learning solution. Designed specifically for IT pros, developers, sys admins, network engineers, and certification candidates, Complete Video Courses feature the highest quality video learning and interactive courseware led by the industry’s most respected author trainers. Complete Video Courses combine A-to-Z topical coverage with hands-on exercises and interactive assessments so you can master new skills and test your knowledge. This is ideal for certification exam prep and learning new technologies from the ground up. Exercises include dynamic hands-on simulations, real-world CLI demos, content exercises that help you truly learn the topics in each module, and interactive practice questions designed to test your knowledge while you study. Complete Video Courses are easy-to-follow, step-by-step, streaming video labs that allow you to train from anywhere on any device. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.

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