Part 2 of 2 in the CompTIA A+ (220-802) series. This introductory course covers all the essential information you need to get started with a career as a computer technician. In this course, you’ll learn to install operating systems, perform preventative maintenance, and develop networking, security, and troubleshooting skills. No prerequisite knowledge or experience is required. If you're brand new to IT, don't have any formal computer hardware or software training, or are looking to change careers, this course is a great place to start.
Ed Liberman has worked in technology for over 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. He has helped thousands of people to get started or advance their careers in the IT industry.
Data Destruction/Disposal Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on data destruction and disposal. I will tell you that this is going to be a very concise and to-the-point lesson where we're just going to talk about this one quick thing because I think it's important enough to understand how to make sure that your data, if you have confidential data, how it truly gets destroyed and disposed of properly. Here what I have illustrated on the screen is basically a junk pile. It's a very common thing that you find out there. Somebody has old computer hardware, it's broken down. Matter of fact, that hard drive that's right kind of in the front there that you're looking at, it's got a read/write head that has actually been snapped off. No one can use this hard drive, it's worthless. Let's just throw it out. Eh, wrong. The data is still intact out on the platters. Even though it's not functional anymore, the data's still there. You have to be aware of this. The data doesn't go away just because the functionality of the drive stopped.
Working with Mobile Devices Welcome to TrainSignal! You're watching a lesson on working with mobile devices. And I have to tell you very, very quickly here, the age of computing is moving to mobile devices. So if you're thinking to yourself, Hmm, what a minute. I'm trying to understand. I'm taking a class, and maybe even preparing for a certification for A+, which most people consider to be like PC technician. Why am I learning now about mobile devices? Well the reason is because mobile devices are, like I said, quickly becoming the new PC. And if you could see me right now, you'd see me with the little air quotes going the new PC. So that's just something I want you to keep in mind is we're just at the beginning stages in the sense that, I mean, mobile devices have been around for quite a while now, and even doing computing on mobile devices has been around for quite a while now. But we're just now at what many people feel is the beginning of true mobile PC computing. In other words, we've had it, but this is where it's now finally becoming popular, and it's becoming commonplace. So there's not a lot of detail to go into right now, but almost minute by minute, there's going to be more and more to understand when it comes to computing with mobile devices. So let's see what we can talk about here. I'm going to do my best to try to get you all the information you need to, number one, understand how to do computing from mobile devices and number two, pass the certification exam. So as far as covering the objectives.
Preparing for Your CompTIA A+ 220-802 Certification Exam Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on preparing for your CompTIA A+ certification exam. And, if I want to be just a little bit more specific there are two exams that are necessary to get your A+ certification. And here, we're going to be focusing on the same exam that this entire course has been focused on and that is the 802 exam. And we'll see in just a moment here that there's a more official number that goes with the exam than just 802. But, you'll see what I mean in just a minute. Before we do that though, I just want to quickly go over what we're going to be doing in this lesson. First of all, we're going to go through some of the specifics. Ok, the actual specifics that CompTIA puts out there about the exam. And that's where we'll actually see the official exam number. We're going to go over the exam objectives, which, again, are put out by CompTIA. And then, after that I'm going to go through just some basic tips and tricks. Maybe some recommendations that I have regarding how to best prepare for taking the exam. Right, because you've already gone through the course and you've learned all the material, but how do you take that information that's running around in your brain now and hone in on the exam and making sure that you pass that exam. So, I'll give you some of my own personal recommendation and advice and hopefully that'll help you out.
Next Steps Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching the "Next Steps" lesson. This is the lesson that I told you about way back at the beginning of this course in the "Getting Started" lesson. In this lesson, what I want to do is, well, we'll quickly review what we've learned in this course, and then, I'll give you some ideas on, well, where you go from here, OK? Because it's not uncommon at all for you to think about hmmm, you know what? I just learned a whole lot of really cool stuff, and I've absorbed it all and I think I got this down. But now what do I do? OK? And even if you're thinking, well, now I go take the test, that's fine, but what about after you take the test? Then what? Right? That's a real common thing. So we're going to talk about that here.