Professor Messer’s Free CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course – Laptop and Portable Devices

Professor Messer's Free CompTIA A+ Training Course

Chapter 14: Laptop and Portable Devices

Personal computers don’t just sit on a desk! Laptop and portable devices make up a majority of the mobile computing devices, and the CompTIA A+ certification includes these devices as part of the exam requirements.

Laptop and Portable Technologies (17:45)
220-601, Section 2.1 and 220-602, Section 2.1

Although laptop and portable devices often provide similar functionality to desktop PCs, there are some important differences to consider for the CompTIA A+ exam requirements. In this video we’ll discuss some of these differences such as form factors, expansion slots, input devices, and power.

Optimizing and Upgrading Laptop and Portable Devices (11:45)
220-601, Section 2.2 and 220-602, Section 2.2

As PC technicians, there’s often a need to upgrade or enhance the capabilities of our laptops and portable devices. In this video, we’ll show you the step-by-step processes that you can take to optimize and install memory, mini PCI cards, and hard drives inside laptops and portable devices.

Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Laptops and Portable Devices (15:21)
220-601, Section 2.3 and 220-602, Section 2.3

When your portable device starts having problems, where do you start the troubleshooting process. Unlike traditional desktop personal computers, laptops and portable devices have additional steps for diagnosing troubles. In this video module, we’ll troubleshoot the boot process, video settings, stylus and digitizer issues, keypad problems, and antenna wires.

Laptops and Portable Device Preventive Maintenance (10:28)
220-601, Section 2.4

Just as desktop personal computers need ongoing preventive maintenance, laptops and portable devices also need constant upkeep. In this video, we’ll show you how to keep your system working efficiently using cooling devices, cleaning hardware and video, and maintaining an optimal operating environment for your laptop and portable devices.