A+ Depot Technician (220-601)

Communication and Professionalism

Introduction: There isn’t much that we can provide for you in this section as it is mostly just common sense, even if you have bad customer service skills (you are in the wrong business though). Fortunately, CompTIA’s exam objectives list most of what you need to know and we have ...

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Security – Network Security

Introduction: The final section for domain 6.0 will focus on network security, which in many ways is the most important. The ability to control the transmission of information and access to remote resources should be the front line of a defensive security strategy. Firewalls: In the previous Operating System Security ...

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Network Protocols

Introduction: The function of a network is to share resources between computers. In order for this to happen the computers must be able to “talk” to each other which is accomplished with the use of protocols which are essentially a set of “rules” that govern communication over a network. Computers ...

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Network Connections And Cabling

Introduction: In this section, we will take a look at the various LAN and WAN network types as well as the cables and connectors used in modern networks. Cabling: The most common form of LAN uses Ethernet which is a collection of standards and specifications that define wiring and signaling ...

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Networks – Network Types

Introduction: In this section, we will take a look at the various networking technologies that an A+ technician will likely run across and will be tested on the exam. Network Models: There are 2 basic network models as follows: 1. Peer-to-Peer – A peer to peer network is one in ...

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Printers and Scanners – Scanners

Scanners are input devices that are comprised of a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) array. This array is like a series of “eyes” that read and record light intensities and stores them in digital form. This is achieved when the scanners internal light source passes over the image that is being ...

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Printers and Scanners – Installing and Configuring Printers

Introduction: Installing modern printers is very easy as most of them are now plug-and-play. One caveat is in regards to the driver. You need to make sure that Windows loads the correct driver for your printer or you may miss out on some of the features of the printer, or ...

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