CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Certification Study Guides

Exam Code: 220-901, 220-902

Whether you already have some experience, or you’re just beginning your IT journey, the CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guides will help you prepare for your A+ certification exams.


When you’re ready to prepare for your A+ certification exams, count on more than 20 years of CompTIA’s experience in creating and improving learning materials.

The CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guides will teach you the fundamental principles of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting PC, mobile, printer, and networking device hardware and help you to advance a career in PC support. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus.

After reading the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Certification Study Guide, you will be able to:

  • Identify types and characteristics of PC, laptop, and mobile device components, including motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage, input, and output devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot peripheral devices and system components.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot print devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot wired and wireless LAN links and internet access devices.

After reading the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Certification Study Guide, you will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows, Linux, and OS X PC operating systems plus iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.
  • Configure and manage PC and mobile device network connectivity plus users, groups, and shared resources in a typical SOHO network.
  • Use anti-virus tools to prevent and recover from malware infections.
  • Configure access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.
  • Perform basic PC maintenance while working safely and responsibly and communicate effectively with customers.

To get the most out of the CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guides and prepare for your exam, you should have successfully completed the CompTIA IT Fundamentals course or have some basic experience using a PC, Windows, and browsing the web. Specifically, we recommend that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

  • Recognize the main components of a PC and different data media such as USB drives and DVD.
  • Start the computer and navigate the desktop.
  • Use Windows Explorer to create directories and subdirectories and manage files.
  • Use a web browser such as Internet Explorer to view websites.

What’s Included

The CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guides are available for purchase combined with an exam voucher, or individually in a print, or eBook.

Two fully illustrated books cover all the latest A+ exam objectives and are packed with informative and accessible content. Each include the following:

  • Review questions at the end of each unit
  • Comprehensive glossary

The eBook is delivered through the Skillpipe eBook reader.

Consider a CompTIA A+ voucher and training bundle to combine an exam voucher, training, as well as an exam, retake in one package.

Course Overview

CompTIA A+ 220-901

Peripherals and Adapters

  • Motherboard Components
  • Connection Interfaces
  • Display Devices
  • Audio and Multimedia Devices
  • Removable Storage Devices

System Components

  • Mass Storage Devices
  • System Memory
  • Processors
  • BIOS and UEFI
  • Power Supplies
  • Custom Configuration

Troubleshooting and Mobile Devices

  • Troubleshooting System Components
  • Laptops
  • Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

Printer and Network Hardware

  • Printers
  • Configuring Printers
  • Troubleshooting Printers
  • Network Architectures
  • Ethernet Networks


  • Wireless Networks
  • Internet Connections
  • Internet Protocol
  • Routers and Firewalls
  • Troubleshooting Networks

CompTIA A+ 220-902

Supporting Windows (1)

  • Windows Operating System
  • Administration Tools
  • Managing Storage
  • Managing Files
  • Managing Applications

Supporting Windows (2)

  • Managing Devices
  • Managing Performance
  • Troubleshooting Windows
  • Managing Users
  • Installing Windows

Supporting Windows (3)

  • Troubleshooting Boot Problems
  • Maintenance and Backup
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Viruses and Malware
  • Securing Workstations
  • Securing Data

Supporting Windows Networks

  • Configuring Network Connections
  • Securing Network Connections
  • Configuring Shared Resources
  • Virtualization and Services

Linux, OS X, and Mobile OS

  • Linux Operating System
  • OS X
  • Mobile Operating Systems
  • Mobile OS Security and Troubleshooting
  • Safety and Environmental Procedures
  • Professionalism and Communication