CompTIA A+


Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1001) certification exam with the CIW Social Media Strategist (1D0-623) course.


The CompTIA A+ training course comes with labs that are cloud-based, device-enabled, and can easily be integrated with an LMS. The CompTIA A+ certification course provides skills for exam topics and expertise in the areas such as installing and configuring operating systems, and network and software troubleshooting.

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Here’s what’s included


To be CompTIA A+ certified, you need to pass the 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams. The 220-1001 exam mainly focuses on hardware, networking, mobile devices, and network troubleshooting while the 220-1002 exam covers Windows operating systems, other operating systems and technologies; security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.


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10+ Lessons

225+ Quizzes

184+ Flashcards

184+ Glossary of terms

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Test Prep

180+ Pre Assessment Questions

5+ Full-Length Tests

180+ Post Assessment Questions

539+ Practice Test Questions


Video Lessons

13+ Videos

2hr 2+ Minutes

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132+ Performance Lab


What you will learn

  • Goals and Methods
  • How the course Is Organised
  • What’s New?
  • Who Should Read This course?
  • Strategies for Exam Preparation
  • Install and Configure Laptop Hardware and Components
  • Install Components Within the Display of a Laptop
  • Use Appropriate Laptop Features
  • Characteristics of Other Mobile Devices
  • Accessories and Ports Used by Other Mobile Devices
  • Basic Mobile Device Network Connectivity and Application Support
  • Methods to Perform Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • TCP and UDP Ports, Protocols, and Their Purposes
  • Networking Hardware Devices
  • Install and Configure a Basic Wired/Wireless SOHO Network
  • Compare and Contrast Wireless Networking Protocols
  • Summarize the Properties and Purposes of Services Provided by Networked Hosts
  • Network Configuration Concepts
  • Internet Connection Types, Network Types, and Their Features
  • Using Networking Tools
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • Basic Cable Types
  • Common Connectors
  • Installing RAM Types
  • Installing Storage Devices
  • Installing Motherboards, CPUs, and Add-on Cards
  • Peripheral Types
  • Power Supplies
  • Custom Components
  • Common Devices
  • SOHO Multifunction Devices
  • Print Technologies
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • Common Cloud Models
  • Client-Side Virtualization Overview
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Question
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard, RAM, CPU, and Power Issues
  • Recommended Tools
  • Troubleshooting Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Troubleshooting Video, Projector, and Display Issues
  • Mobile Device Troubleshooting
  • Printer Troubleshooting
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • Common Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Versions
  • OS Installation and Upgrade Methods
  • Command Line Tools
  • Operating System Features and Tools
  • Control Panel Utilities
  • Summary of Installation and Configuration Concepts
  • Networking Microsoft Windows
  • macOS and Linux
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • Physical Security Measures
  • Logical Security Concepts
  • Wireless Security Protocols and Authentication
  • Malware Removal and Prevention
  • Social Engineering Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Microsoft Windows OS Security Settings
  • Security Best Practices to Secure a Workstation
  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Data Destruction and Disposal
  • Configuring Security on SOHO Networks
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting PC Security Issues
  • Best Practice Procedure for Malware Removal
  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and Application Issues
  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and Application Security Issues
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions
  • Best Practices and Documentation
  • Change Management
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Explain Common Safety Procedures
  • Environmental Impacts and Appropriate Controls
  • Addressing Prohibited Content or Activity
  • Communication Techniques and Professionalism
  • Scripting Basics
  • Remote Access Technologies
  • Review All the Key Topics
  • Review Questions

Hands on activities

  • Installing Laptop Components
  • Configuring the Screen Resolution Setting
  • Changing the Resolution Setting
  • Configuring a Power Plan
  • Viewing the iOS Version of an iPhone
  • Setting Up a VPN in Android
  • Removing an Account in Android
  • Configuring an Email in Android
  • Turning on Airplane Mode of an iPhone
  • Configuring an IPv4 address
  • Configuring an IPv6 address
  • Installing a DHCP Server
  • Assigning Different Classes of IP Address
  • Scanning using Wireshark
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Port Security on an Access Port
  • Examining an Intrusion Detection Policy
  • Configuring SSH in a Router
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Connecting a Router to the Laptop
  • Connecting a Workstation to the LAN and Configuring IPv4 Properties
  • Connecting the Cable Modem to Access Internet
  • Connecting a USB Printer to a Computer
  • Connecting the Hub with Different Devices Using USB Cables
  • Enabling a Device Driver
  • Disabling a Device Driver 
  • Setting Up a Boot Device Priority
  • Accessing BIOS Setup in Windows 10
  • Viewing the Processor Information
  • Verifying RAM Usage
  • Installing Memory Modules
  • Creating a Swap Partition
  • Connecting the Motherboard to the Internal Hard Drive
  • Inserting a CD on a Laptop
  • Copying Files to a Disc Using File Explorer
  • Inserting a Pen Drive into the USB Port
  • Removing a Pen Drive from a Computer
  • Installing a PCI Sound Card
  • Identifying a PCI-Bus Slot
  • Assembling Computer Components
  • Installing Motherboard Components
  • Installing an Optical Drive and a PCI Sound Card
  • Installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (2.0 x4)
  • Providing Cooling and Ventilation to a Motherboard
  • Identifying a CPU Socket
  • Supplying Power to a SATA Drive
  • Installing Firewire Cards
  • Installing Expansion Cards on a Motherboard
  • Installing a NIC
  • Adding a Keyboard Layout
  • Configuring Mouse Settings
  • Connecting Speakers to a Computer
  • Replacing the Power Supply
  • Installing SMPS and Connecting it to the Motherboard
  • Replacing the Battery of a Smartphone and Inserting a Memory Card
  • Inserting Ink Cartridges into a Printer
  • Installing a Printer
  • Using OneDrive
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 10 
  • Managing NTFS Permissions
  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS
  • Using the nbtstat command
  • Using the netstat Command
  • Using the nslookup Command
  • Using the ping Command
  • Tracing Route Using Tracert
  • Using cmd Commands
  • Creating and Running a ps1 File
  • Disabling a Service
  • Executing the Basic Commands through a ps1 File
  • Creating with Variables
  • Creating a Loop in PowerShell
  • Enabling BranchCache
  • Impplementing EFS File Sharing
  • Displaying Windows Versions
  • Adding an MMC snap-in
  • Displaying Windows PowerShell snap-ins
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Using Cortana
  • Using Windows Event Viewer
  • Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
  • Setting Automatic Windows Update
  • Viewing the Status of a Disk
  • Mounting a Drive to a Folder
  • Editing a Drive Letter
  • Using MSConfig
  • Using Task Manager to Start an Application
  • Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  • Configuring Computer Management Services
  • Observing the Control Panel options in different views
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Joining Workgroups or Domains
  • Creating a Dial-up Connection
  • Connecting to a Remote Computer using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a Remote Access VPN Connection
  • Configuring a Proxy Server
  • Changing Network Locations
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Sharing a Printer
  • Sharing Folders
  • Using the net Command
  • Using Basic Linux Commands
  • Listing Files in a Directory
  • Verifying the Working Directory
  • Working with Directories
  • Performing a Text Search
  • Using a Symmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Using an Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm
  • Using Windows Security
  • Identifying Virus Threats
  • Reviewing the Top 10 OWASP Attacks
  • Conducting a DoS Attack using Smurf Attack
  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Conducting IP Spoofing  
  • Stopping Permissions Inheritance
  • Propagating Permissions
  • Removing a Credential
  • Configuring an Audit Group Policy
  • Configuring an Account Password Policy
  • Disabling AutoPlay
  • Configuring Screensavers
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Creating a New User
  • Using BitLocker 
  • Locking an iPhone with a Password
  • Backing up Files
  • Restoring Files
  • Setting Up a Surge Protected Computer System
  • Using a UPS to Power the Computer Components and Ensure the Network Connectivity

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I take the exam?

What is the format of the exam?

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based

How many questions are asked in the exam?

The exam contains 90 questions

What is the duration of the exam?

90 minutes

What is the passing score?

Core 1: 220-1001: 675

Core 2: 220-1002: 700

(on a scale out of 900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Here are the retake policies:

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the A+ examination, CompTIA’s retake policies are:

  1. CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  4. Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

What is the exam's registration fee?


What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

Associate Network Engineer

Technical Support Specialist

Desktop Support Administrator

End-User Computing Technician

What is the validity of the certification?

CompTIA A+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA’s Continuing Education Program.