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Firmware is classified as permanent software on your computer. Since it is programmed into your computer, updates for this software are needed. These updates contain codes to fix the error or to support new hardware using the programmable ROM chip in your computer. To understand this concept you need to learn first the System BIOS and this [course_title] will address that.

The computer system and firmware are broad subjects that need to be analyzed to properly utilize its features and updates. Knowing key topics such as BIOS, motherboards, expansion slots, and RAM types are essential in knowing how firmware works which are explained in this course.

Course Highlights

  • Internationally recognised accredited certification on successful completion
  • Free accredited e-certificate
  • Study at your own pace, anytime and anywhere
  • Access to all courses with a monthly membership plan of £29
  • High quality video and text course materials
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  • Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential
  • Eligibility for NUS Extra card which gives you a discount from thousands of retailers

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment and Certification

You can test your learning as you progress through the course by undertaking mock tests. On completion of the course, there will be an assessment consisting of multiple choice questions for which the pass mark is 60%. On passing, you will gain instant access to your e-certificate.  PDF and hard copy certificates can be ordered for an additional fee.

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With all our courses, you will receive access to dedicated tutors and technical support. You will also be provided with unlimited email, phone and live chat support to help answer any questions you might have whilst studying the course.

Course Compatibility

All our courses are fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, tablets and smartphones.

Career Path

Completing this course will help you to increase your knowledge and improve your skills and instil in you the confidence to progress. You will also be able to add your qualification to your CV, enhance your career and become more competitive within your chosen industry.

Course Curriculum

Configuring BIOS
Firmware 00:07:00
BIOS Configuration Options 00:25:00
Motherboards
Motherboard Sizes Form Factors 00:14:00
The Motherboard 00:12:00
AMD CPU Socket Types 00:11:00
Expansion Slots
Expansion Cards 00:13:00
Bus Speeds 00:28:00
RAM Types and Features
Memory 00:06:00
Types of RAM 00:07:00
Install and Configure PC Expansion Cards
Ports 00:11:00
SCSI Connections 00:14:00
Audio Video Connections 00:26:00
Install and Configure Storage Devices
Storage Devices 00:17:00
Hard Drives 00:17:00
Media Capacity 00:21:00
CPU's and Cooling Methods
CPU Types and Characteristics 00:14:00
PC Connection Interfaces
Physical Connections USB 00:11:00
Physical Connections VGA 00:11:00
Wireless Connections Bluetooth 00:06:00
Power Supplies
Power Supply Specifications 00:16:00
Custom Computer Specifications
What is a Standard Client 00:13:00
Audio Video Editing Workstations 00:08:00
Installing Displays
Display Device Types 00:20:00
Backlighting 00:12:00
PC Connectors
DVI to HDMI 00:13:00
Installing Peripheral
Standard Input Device Types 00:16:00
Expansion Card Types 00:11:00
Multimedia Devices 00:11:00
Installing Multifunction Devices and SOHO Networks
SOHO Networks 00:17:00
WPS 00:16:00
Encryption 00:14:00
Printer Technologies
Printers 00:02:00
Printer Technologies Topic B Inkjet Printers 00:13:00
Printer Maintenance
Technical Printer Components 00:09:00
Local and Network-Based Printers 00:22:00
Networking
Network Interface Card Characteristics 00:20:00
Fiber Optic Cables 00:14:00
Properties and Characteristics of TCP/IP
TCP IP 00:14:00
IP Address Classes 00:14:00
Addressing Schemes 00:17:00
TCP vs. UDP
Ports 00:09:00
LDAP 00:04:00
Wi-Fi Networking Standards and Encryption Types
Standards 00:03:00
Install and Configure SOHO Wireless/Wired Router
Setting up your Router 00:10:00
Define Appropriate NAT Policies 00:16:00
Architecture and Internet Connection Types
LANs 00:08:00
Network Topologies 00:11:00
ISPs 00:06:00
Networking Tools
Cable Testers 00:13:00
Laptop Hardware Components
Laptops 00:09:00
Laptop Expansion Options 00:10:00
Auto-Switching and Fixed Input Power Supplies 00:09:00
Mobile Devices
What is Mobile Technology 00:09:00
Mobile Device Features 00:09:00
Bluetooth Configuration Method 00:08:00
Mobile Device Ports and Accessories
Mobile Device Connection Types 00:10:00
Troubleshooting Mobile Devices 00:11:00
Troubleshooting Theory
Troubleshooting Theory 00:16:00
Boot to Incorrect Device 00:16:00
PC Indicator Lights 00:10:00
Repair vs. Replace 00:10:00
Troubleshooting RAID Arrays and Hard Drives
Drive and Array Troubleshooting Tools 00:06:00
Common RAID Array Issues 00:17:00
Troubleshooting Video
Common Video and Display Issues 00:01:00
Troubleshooting Network Issues
Common Network Issues 00:12:00
Troubleshooting Printers
Common Printer Troubleshooting Tools 00:14:00
Windows Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 00:12:00
Microsoft Windows Features 00:17:00
Other Operating Systems 01:00:00
Installation Types 00:14:00
Customizing System Options 00:19:00
Command Line Tools
The Command Prompt 00:12:00
Microsoft Operating System Features and Tools
Administrative Tools 00:41:00
Task Manager 00:28:00
Memory Diagnostic Tool 00:46:00
Control Panel Utilities
The Control Panel 00:11:00
Internet Options 00:10:00
Types of User Accounts 00:11:00
Computer My Computer 00:13:00
Permissions 00:31:00
System 00:10:00
Windows Networking on Client Desktops
Workgroups 00:20:00
Network Connection Types 00:18:00
Preventative Maintenance
Data Backup and Restoration 00:11:00
Scheduling Tasks 00:26:00
Features and Functionality of the Mac OS and Linux Operating Systems
Patch Management in Mac OS X and Linux 00:09:00
Screen Sharing 00:06:00
Mac OS Multitouch Gestures – Touchscreen 00:09:00
Client Side Virtualization
What is Virtualization 00:08:00
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 00:12:00
Cloud-based Concepts
SaaS (Software as Service) 00:09:00
Network Host Properties
Server Roles 00:12:00
Mobile Operating Systems
Open Source Software 00:03:00
Mobile Device Network and E-mail
Mobile Device Hotspot 00:10:00
Security
Malware 00:09:00
Social Engineering 00:13:00
Prevention Methods
Physical Security 00:14:00
Hard Drive Sanitation 00:14:00
User Education 00:26:00
Windows Security Settings
Users and Groups 00:11:00
Security Best Practices
Password Best Practices 00:04:00
Securing Mobile Devices
Locks 00:07:00
Troubleshooting Common PC Tools
Operating System Troubleshooting Tools 00:12:00
Application Errors 00:16:00
Common Network Issues 00:12:00
Common Security Issues 00:10:00
Common PC Security Issues
Browser Issues 00:06:00
Common Mobile Operating Systems Troubleshooting
Dim Display 00:09:00
No Sound from Speakers 00:07:00
Common Safety Practices
Static Electricity 00:14:00
Electrical Hazards 00:12:00
General Power Issues 00:10:00
Hazardous Material Disposal Procedures 00:07:00
Maintenance Tools and Techniques
Professional Conduct 00:11:00
Types of Hardware Toolkits 00:11:00
Hard Drive Self-Tests 00:05:00
Computer Component Maintenance Techniques 00:10:00
Privacy and Licensing Concepts
Incident Response 00:08:00
Proper Communication and Professionalism 00:07:00
Set Expectations 00:06:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- CompTIA A+ 900 Certification Training 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- CompTIA A+ 900 Certification Training 00:20:00

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