Professor Messer’s Free CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course – Personal Computer Connectors

Published on September 6th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Last modified on June 28th, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Professor Messer's Free CompTIA A+ Training Course

Chapter 9: Personal Computer Connectors

The personal computer has a large and diverse set of ports, connectors, and cables. The CompTIA A+ professional needs to recognize the most common ports and connectors and hot to use and support each port.

Common Computer Ports (12:30)
220-601 Section 1.1


The connections into a PC are as varied as the components themselves. Fortunately, there are a number of standardized ports that are common across all computer makes, models, and manufacturers. In this video, we’ll look at the most common connector types and show you what type of components use these ports.

Computer Cable Types (11:06)
220-601 Section 1.1


There are many different personal computer cable types, conventions, and standardizations. In this video, you’ll learn about the different types of cables, how cable design ensures the correct functionality, and an overview of the most common cable types that a CompTIA A+ certified professional might see every day.

Connectors and Adapters (7:56)
220-601 Section 1.1


Every personal computer cable connector is designed to provide a specific function, and some of these capabilities have changed dramatically through the years. In this video, you’ll learn about standard computer connectors and how to use cable adapters to change gender, connect serial connections, or extend network connections.



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