CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator


Gain hands-on experience for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams without having to invest heavily in hardware, software, or other equipment with this A+ Simulator from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. The Simulator Series from Pearson IT Certification are the most effective simulators for hands-on skills enhancement.

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Gain hands-on experience for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams without having to invest heavily in hardware, software, or other equipment with this A+ Simulator from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. The Simulator Series from Pearson IT Certification are the most effective simulators for hands-on skills enhancement.

  • Covers all CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 objectives
  • 260 hands-on labs
  • Contains more than 210 Windows simulation exercises, as well as additional labs covering hardware, CMOS, printers, mobile devices, networking, security, operational procedures, and troubleshooting
  • More than 10 hours of video training (a $150 value)

CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulatorhelps you reinforce A+ exam topics and develop and enhance the hands-on skills you will need to succeed on the exams and on the job. This state-of-the-art interactive simulation software presents you with 260 challenging labs that help you learn by doing, which is the most effective method of learning.

Experience the world of the computer technician through hands-on labs based on the experiences of real-world technicians. Labs require you to install and troubleshoot recent advances in hardware technologies and configure, test, and troubleshoot the intricacies of the operating system, networking, security, laptops, and other mobile devices.

The operating system labs require you to configure both the Windows 7 and Windows XP operating systems using situations that you are likely to encounter as an A+ certified technician. Just a few examples include creating and configuring user accounts, resetting power options, reconfiguring the contents of the Start menu, creating additional clocks for use in multiple time zones, converting basic disks to dynamic disks, remotely administering a computer, configuring offline files, providing assistance for handicapped users, and setting up parental controls on your home computer.

Security labs enable you to create a password policy and an account lockout policy to prevent unauthorized tampering on your network, to assign user permissions, to encrypt files and folders, and to configure the Windows Firewall.

Troubleshooting labs require you to start and stop services on your computer, use the Event Viewer logs to troubleshoot problems and track a hack attack, create a restore point and use it to restore a damaged system, create a system image and a system repair disk, and schedule automatic backups.

In the networking labs, you use private IP addresses and subnet masks, assign DHCP addresses, map a network drive, manage a homegroup, set up an ad hoc wireless network, and configure and manage add-ons and pop-up blockers using Internet Explorer.

Then go beyond the operating system with labs that give you experience configuring your CMOS settings, upgrading components on both a PC and a laptop, and identifying and installing a wide variety of external devices.

And much, much more. A total of 260 labs cover all the A+ topics and are presented as situations that you might actually experience as an A+ certified technician.

In addition to the wealth of hands-on exercises, this software comes complete with more than 10 hours of video training by expert instructor Beth Smith. These Live Lessons cover firmware, hardware, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, printers, laptops, networking, security, and operational procedures in more than 160 focused and concise videos so you can find specific topics and master them quickly.

This unique simulation software helps you master the hands-on skills needed to succeed on the A+ exams. Topics covered include

  • Action Center
  • Device Manager
  • Update configurations
  • Power options
  • Back up and restore
  • Event viewer
  • Remote desktop
  • Remote assistance
  • System restore
  • Internet Explorer configuration and troubleshooting
  • HomeGroup
  • LAN and WAN technologies
  • Transmission media and connector types
  • Routing and switching
  • Network topologies
  • Networking protocols and ports
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Private and public addressing
  • DHCP
  • Network drive mapping
  • Wireless networking
  • SOHO networking
  • Wireless security
  • Firewall configuration
  • Malware protection
  • TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Password policies
  • Account lockout policies
  • User account creation, configuration, and authentication
  • Accessibility for handicapped users
  • File and folder attributes
  • NTFS and share permissions
  • Printer configuration and permissions
  • Microsoft Management Console
  • Registry settings
  • Laptop components and upgrades
  • Mobile device configuration and security
  • BIOS and CMOS
  • Motherboards, CPUs, and memory
  • Power supplies, storage devices, ports, and connectors

System requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP2/SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, or Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7
  • Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor (Windows) or Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor (Mac)
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.5 GB hard disk space
  • 32-bit color depth at 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or higher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789751744
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Series: Network Simulator Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 679,350
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Smith is a computer technician with 14 years of classroom teaching and software development experience. Her teaching experience includes A+ Computer Technology and Network+ certification classes at the college level and seminars at the corporate level. During her teaching career, Beth has held A+, Network+, and MCSE certifications.

Robin Donald Graham is a composer and a programmer with 20 years of classroom experience. He developed and taught courses in digital electronics, math, programming, computer repair, and various other subjects related to computer technology. His hobby of photography helped him in creating many of the photographs used in the LiveLessons labs.

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Table of Contents

216 Windows Simulations devided between Windows XP and Windows 7.

45 fully functional hardware hands-on lab activities.

A list of the 45 hardware labs follows:

1. Understanding Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and Antistatic Devices

2. Motherboard Ports

3. Installing Magnetic Storage Media

4. Identify Expansion Card Slots

5. Identify Types of Memory Used in PCs

6. Providing Power to Motherboard and Other Components

7. Identify CPU Sockets

8. Clearing CMOS Settings

9. Set Up SATA Hard Disk to Run in NCQ Mode

10. Enable Hardware Virtualization in CMOS

11. Disable Unused COM and LPT Ports in CMOS

12. Connecting External Devices Through Laptop Ports

13. Installing Laptop Components: Memory, Battery, and Hard Drive

14. Identify Types of Solid State Storage Devices

15. Smartphone Wi-Fi Connection

16. Identify Types of Telecommunication Cables and Connectors

17. Identify Tools Used in the Field by a Network Technician

18. Installing a CPU

19. Securing a Mobile Device

20. Troubleshooting a No Display Error

21. Upgrading Memory on a Smartphone

22. Using a POST Card Tester

23. Utilizing a Multimeter

24. Utilizing a Power Supply Tester

25. Understanding Master and Slaving Drives

26. Connect a Computer to Cable Internet

27. Configuring RAID 0

28. Configuring RAID 1

29. Adding a Conversion Bracket to Enable SATA Ports to be used with eSATA Drives

30. Connecting Cables to a Port Replicator

31. Identify Basic Networking Topologies

32. Communication Inside and Outside the Local Network

33. Proper Communication and Professionalism

34. Recognizing Common Security Threats

35. TCP and UDP Protocols and Ports

36. Understanding Display Components and Features

37. Understanding the Laser Imaging Process

38. Performing Printer Maintenance

39. Managing Prohibited Activity

40. Understanding the Basics of Client-Side Virtualization

41. Destroying and Disposing of Data

42. Basic Features of Mobile Operating Systems

43. Mobile Device Synchronization

44. Understanding Troubleshooting Theory

45. Comparing Tablets and Laptops

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