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The A+ 220-1001 and A+ 220-1002 exams We at CertBlaster are cornerstone funding partners of the A+ certification program, having been involved since the inception of the first exam. Members of the CertBlaster team has been on CompTIA advisory boards, executive committees, and design committees, and has provided Subject Matter Experts[…] Read more »

Published September 25, 2018 in A+ 220-1001A+ 220-1002CompTIALearning resourcesUncategorized

Download of the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Objectives (PDF) Click here to download the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Objectives Compare and contrast Network+ N10-006 vs N10-007 Click here for our Exam Simulator for Network+ N10-007 For your benefit, we have, in below two tables, listed side by side the Main Domains (exam objectives) of[…] Read more »

Published June 3, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

Network+ N10-007 ExamNotes for sub-objective 1.3 Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching – Part 1 of 3 In order to understand routing and switching you should be comfortable with the logical and physical aspects of the networks you will encounter along with the behavior of the devices that[…] Read more »

Published May 22, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007 sub-objective 1.2 Explain devices, applications, protocols and services at their appropriate OSI layers The OSI layers have been a recurring feature of the Network+ exams from one version to the next for over a decade now. CompTIA is so serious about it that it dedicates this entire[…] Read more »

Published May 16, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007 1.1 Explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols – Part 2/2 Click here to go back to the Network+ ExamNotes Table of Content Welcome to ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007. This series of posts is one pear each CompTIA Network+ sub-objective. This one addresses sub-objective 1.1 “Explain[…] Read more »

Published May 16, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

ExamNotes for CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Main Domain 1.0 Networking Concepts NOTE: This is a work in progress! When completed there will be one post for each Network+ N10-007 Exam Sub-Objective as defined by CompTIA (just like our ExamNotes for A+ 220-901). If this was a book, these posts would represent a 150+[…] Read more »

Published May 16, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

Network+ ExamNotes for CompTIA Exam N10-007 IMPORTANT NOTE: The ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007 are in development, so for the time being, you will not find all the exam sub-objectives fully completed. We are working as fast as we can to finish this content but felt there was no reason to, in[…] Read more »

Published May 16, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resourcesNetwork+ N10-007

CompTIA Network+ free practice test for Exam N10-007 This is a five-question example (one per Network+ N10-007 main exam objective) of the level of testing at the CompTIA Network+ exam. This practice test consists exclusively of multiple-choice questions while our CertBlaster Exam Simulator does include the performance-based questions as well. This example aims[…] Read more »

Published March 14, 2018 in CompTIALearning resourcesSecurity+ SY0-501

Background to New PMP Exam The Sixth Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide was published in September 2017, and a revised new PMP exam that adopts the Sixth Edition standards will start on March 26, 2018. Thus, any PMP exam after that date will[…] Read more »

Published February 7, 2018 in Learning resourcesPMP CertificationProject ManagementUncategorized

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.3 – Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing, and policy concepts – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 2[…] Read more »

Published June 26, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.3 – Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing, and policy concepts – Part 1 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 1[…] Read more »

Published June 22, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.1 – Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 2 of 2 of CompTIA A+ Objective 5.1[…] Read more »

Published June 12, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.4 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part[…] Read more »

Published May 31, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.4 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools Part 1/2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+[…] Read more »

Published May 23, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.3: Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.3: 1.3 Given a scenario, apply appropriate[…] Read more »

Published January 9, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedure: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.5 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.5: 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the[…] Read more »

Published December 1, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.4 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.4: Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 4.4 Given a scenario,[…] Read more »

Published November 23, 2016 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.3 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.3: 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues. Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test[…] Read more »

Published November 21, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.2 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.2: 4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools. Click here for more info about[…] Read more »

Published November 21, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

What should you expect of a CompTIA A+ Practice Test? First is First: The Exam Objectives This includes two “firsts” (can you really have more than one first?): The first commandment in our Ten Commandments to IT Cert Prep. First comes the exam objectives as there can’t be a meaningful A+ practice without first[…] Read more »

Published November 14, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Compare and contrast accessories & parts of mobile devices: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.5 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.5: 3.5 Compare and contrast accessories & parts of mobile devices. > Connection types - NFC - Proprietary vendor specific ports (communication /power) - MicroUSB/miniUSB - Bluetooth - IR - Hotspot/tethering >[…] Read more »

Published November 10, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.4 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.4: 3.4 Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices. > Tablets > Smart phones > Wearable technology devices - Smart watches - Fitness Monitors - Glasses[…] Read more »

Published November 9, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.2 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.2: 3.2 Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop. Types LCD TTL vs. IPS Fluorescent vs. LED backlighting OLED Wi-Fi antenna connector/placement Webcam Microphone Inverter Digitizer Click here for[…] Read more »

Published November 3, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Install and configure laptop hardware and components: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.1 – Part 2 of 2 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.1: 3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components. As this sub-objective covers a lot of ground we decided to break thos[…] Read more »

Published November 1, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Install and configure laptop hardware and components: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.1 – Part 1 of 2 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.1: 3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components. The items in blue font are covered in Part I of this post[…] Read more »

Published October 25, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.9 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.9: 2.9 Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools. - Crimper - Cable stripper - Multimeter - Tone generator & probe - Cable tester - Loopback plug - Punchdown tool - WiFi analyzer Click here[…] Read more »

Published October 19, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Compare and contrast architecture devices, their functions, and features: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.8 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.8 A+ Sub-objective 2.8: "Compare and contrast network architecture devices, their functions, and features" > Hub > Switch > Router > Access point > Bridge > Modem > Firewall > Patch panel >[…] Read more »

Published October 12, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Compare and contrast various WiFi networking standards and encryption types: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.5 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.5 Sub Objective 2.5 “Compare and contrast various WiFi networking standards and encryption types” > Standards - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Speeds, distances and frequencies > Encryption types -[…] Read more »

Published September 26, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.4 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.4 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 2.4 Explain common TCP and[…] Read more »

Published September 20, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.3 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.3 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 2.3 Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP. > IPv4 vs. IPv6 > Public vs. private[…] Read more »

Published September 14, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.2 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.2 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page 2.2 Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling. > Fiber - Types (single-mode vs. multi-mode) - Speed and transmission limitations > Twisted pair - Types:[…] Read more »

Published September 9, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

Identify the various types of network cables and connectors: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 2.1 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 2.1 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Sub-Objective 2.1: “Identify the various types of network cables and connectors” > Fiber - Connectors: SC, ST and LC > Twisted Pair - Connectors: RJ-11, RJ-45 >[…] Read more »

Published September 8, 2016 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Compare and contrast the various print technologies & printer maintenance: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objectives 1.14 & 1.15 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902   Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.14: “Compare and contrast[…] Read more »

Published September 6, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

Install SOHO multifunction device / printers and configure appropriate settings: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 1.13 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page First and foremost we have to say it even if you already know it: SOHO stands for Small Office - Home Office (a growing trend these days). Here are the[…] Read more »

Published August 30, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Install and configure common peripheral devices: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 1.12 Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Items covered in this post: CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Objective 1.12 “Install and configure common peripheral devices.”    > Input devices - Mouse - Keyboard - Scanner - Barcode reader - Biometric devices - Game pads - Joysticks - Digitizer - Motion sensor - Touch pads -[…] Read more »

Published August 26, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

Identify PC connector types and cables: CompTIA A+ 901 sub-objective 1.11 (Part II) NOTE: This is installment two (click here for part I). We here will look at device cables & connectors as well as adapters and convertors as per CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 1.11. Back to the main 901 ExamNotes page Click[…] Read more »

Published August 17, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

Identify PC connector types and cables: CompTIA A+ 901 sub-objective 1.11 (Part I) NOTE: In this section we will look at the various connector types on PCs and other devices including the cable types they use as defined by CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 1.11. This is Part I and will cover[…] Read more »

Published August 15, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIALearning resources

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