Comptia A+ 220-1001: Working With Peripheral Devices

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Comptia A+ 220-1001: Working With Peripheral Devices

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This course explores peripheral devices and information on the various types of hardware that can be connected to your computer. Features and functions of each of the types of hardware are also covered. Devices covered in this course are: printers, including laser, dot matrix, and inkjet; scanners, including flatbed and barcode; monitors, including the two main types, cathode ray tube (CRT) and liquid crystal display (LCD); a relatively new peripheral device, the virtual reality, or VR, headset; and external optical drives; mice and keyboards with additional features. Learners observe touchpads and signature pads; game controllers; digital cameras and webcams; microphone and speakers; projectors; implementing several methods of external storage drives; KVM switch (stands for keyboard, video, and mouse), a physical device that allows a user to control multiple computers, but with a single set of peripherals, specifically, your keyboard, your mouse, and your monitor; magnetic and chip readers; and Near Field Communication (NFC). Conclude the course with an informative discussion about smart card readers. This course can be used to help prepare for the 220-1001: CompTIA A+ certification exam.

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CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Working with Peripheral Devices

  • describe the various printer options available
  • list features of flatbed and barcode scanners
  • recognize the various monitors options
  • describe VR peripherals such as headsets
  • recognize when to use external optical drives
  • describe the importance of mice and keyboards
  • list the benefits of touchpads and signature pads
  • recognize game controllers
  • list the benefits of having computer cameras and webcams
  • describe the purpose of microphones and speakers
  • describe features of projectors such as lumens and brightness
  • list external storage drive options
  • identify the benefits of KVMs
  • differentiate between magnetic and chip readers
  • list features of NFC
  • recognize when to use smart card readers
  • identify computer peripherals


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