1001-02: CompTIA A+ Certification, Part 9 of 13: SOHO, Mobile and Printers
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1001-02: CompTIA A+ Certification, Part 9 of 13: SOHO, Mobile and Printers

LearnNow Online
Updated May 06, 2021

Course description

In this course for the CompTIA A+ 1001-1002 exam, we’ll start out by talking about SOHO networks. SOHO is an acronym for Small Office Home Office. We’ll cover many of the considerations you must consider when setting up a SOHO network. Next we’ll cover laptops including parts, performance, and other factors to keep in mind. Then we’ll move on to mobile devices, including specific types, configuration and other items of interest. Then we’ll finish off the course with Printers, any network will need to have a print. We’ll cover MFD, Multi Function Device printers, how printers work including laser to dot matrix.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


Prerequisites

This course assumes the user has little to experience with computer hardware or software.


Meet the experts

Chuck Nailen

Chuck Nailen has been providing classroom training for more than 16 years. He does training for in department-supported CompTIA curriculums, Microsoft curriculums, and Department of State (DoS) proprietary platforms in support of SAIT and DoS programs. He holds many certifications including National Career Readiness Certificate-Gold Level, MCSA, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, and others.

Brian Ferrill

A lifelong fascination with technology led a varied career in technology. I have over 20 years of experience supporting end users, and small businesses. On top of that, I have been an Information Technology instructor for Edmonds Community College, where I instructed on CompTIA’s A+, and Network+ material. During that time I created curriculum for not only those courses, but also for CompTIA’s Security+ certification. I currently hold the following certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, Cloud+, and Project+.

Video Runtime

93 Minutes

Time to complete

173 Minutes

Course Outline

SOHO Networks

Install and Configure (15:40)

  • Introduction (00:09)
  • SOHO Networks (00:33)
  • Firewalls and SOHO Networks (00:49)
  • Software Firewalls (02:39)
  • DMZs (00:52)
  • NAT Implementations (01:04)
  • WPS (00:57)
  • Basic QoS (00:52)
  • WAPs (00:38)
  • SSID (00:49)
  • Encryption (00:22)
  • Wireless Encryption Types (02:12)
  • Router Settings and Configurations (03:18)
  • Summary (00:20)

Security (05:36)

  • Introduction (00:18)
  • Common SOHO Security Methods (01:56)
  • Wireless Security (00:36)
  • SOHO Wireless Security Methods (01:32)
  • Wireless Client Configuration Options (00:49)
  • Summary (00:23)
Laptops

Laptops (13:27)

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Supporting Laptops (00:22)
  • Laptops (02:05)
  • Laptops (Continued) (01:09)
  • Laptop Hardware Components (02:58)
  • Types of Laptop Displays (00:37)
  • Laptop Display Components (00:54)
  • Internal Laptop Components (04:45)
  • Summary (00:21)

Expansion and Support (14:27)

  • Introduction (00:14)
  • Laptop Expansion Options (03:47)
  • Laptop Expansions Demo (00:54)
  • Special Function Keys (00:46)
  • Special Function Demo (01:37)
  • Laptop Docking Solutions (00:50)
  • Laptop Locks (00:32)
  • Laptop Lock Demo (00:38)
  • Laptop Power Supplies and Batteries (00:41)
  • Auto-Switching and Fixed Input Power Supplies (00:43)
  • Laptop Cooling Considerations (01:16)
  • Laptop Cooling Demo (00:59)
  • General Laptop Support Guidelines (01:09)
  • Summary (00:11)
Mobile Devices

Technologies (09:48)

  • Introduction (00:18)
  • What is Mobile Technology? (00:42)
  • Mobile Operating Systems (01:14)
  • Smartphones (03:34)
  • Tablet PCs (00:38)
  • Tablet vs. Laptops (01:39)
  • Mobile Operating System Features (01:28)
  • Summary (00:12)

Configure (11:02)

  • Introduction (00:19)
  • Mobile Security (00:32)
  • Mobile Device Security Techniques (05:14)
  • Network Configuration Settings (00:51)
  • Bluetooth Configuration Methods (00:18)
  • The Bluetooth Pairing Process (00:59)
  • Data Synchronization (00:17)
  • Synchronization Requirements (00:37)
  • Email Configuration Methods (00:35)
  • Email Server and Configuration (00:52)
  • Summary (00:23)
Printers

Printer Types (09:54)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Printers (00:56)
  • An MFD (00:37)
  • Laser Printers (01:25)
  • The Laser Print Process (01:53)
  • Inkjet Printers (00:52)
  • The Inkjet Print Process (00:48)
  • Duplexing (00:31)
  • Thermal Printers (00:19)
  • Thermal Print Processes (00:41)
  • Impact Printers (00:50)
  • The Impact Print Process (00:29)
  • Summary (00:12)

Install, Configure, and Maintain Printers (13:45)

  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Technical Printer Components (04:16)
  • Printer Supplies and Media (02:33)
  • Printer Driver Types (01:32)
  • Printer Driver Compatibility (00:54)
  • Local & Network-Based Printers (00:45)
  • Print Device Sharing (00:40)
  • Printer Configuration Options (01:29)
  • Printer Maintenance (00:42)
  • Summary (00:22)