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This course focuses on common custom system configurations, such as graphic, video and audio workstations and virtualization workstations, as well as common home-based configurations for gaming and home theaters. It also considers common network clients and servers. Finally the course discusses display types and common peripherals and their connectors. This course prepares the learner for CompTIA A+ exam 220-801.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the configuration considerations involved in setting up a graphics work station
  • Identify the key components of an audio/video workstation
  • Distinguish between VDI modes of operation
  • Match the home PC configuration considerations to the appropriate PC type
  • Distinguish between client types
  • Describe the characteristics of home servers
  • Determine what type of workstation is being set up in a given scenario
  • Determine the most appropriate choice for a home server OS
  • Distinguish between CRT, LCD, and projector technologies used for display devices
  • Describe how to install the keyboard and mouse
  • Match the multimedia devices to their descriptions
  • Recognize key characteristics of touch screen monitors
  • Distinguish between the characteristic of different adapter cards
  • Choose the most appropriate peripherals for a given scenario
  • Use the appropriate adaptor card for a given scenario
  • Audience

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