Professor Messer’s Free CompTIA A+ Certification Training Course – Safety and Tools

Published on April 20th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Last modified on August 14th, 2012 at 8:46 am

Professor Messer's Free CompTIA A+ Training Course

Chapter 2: Safety and Tools

One of the most important foundational elements of the CompTIA A+ certification involves the safety of computer professionals and those around them. In these videos, you’ll discover how to protect yourself when working around today’s high-voltage electrical environments and how the proper tools can be the difference when tackling big problems.

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge (13:36)
220-601, Section 7.2


Static electricity can cause serious damage electronic components. Fortunately, there are some products and techniques that can help prevent electrostatic discharge. In this CompTIA A+ training module, we’ll learn about electrostatic discharge and discuss some products that can be used in your work environment to help prevent the buildup and discharge of static electricity. We’ll also compare ESD to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and show how troubleshoot and eliminate sources of EMI.

The CompTIA A+ Toolbag (13:56)
220-601, Section 1.4 and 220-602, Section 1.2


Every CompTIA A+ technology professional needs a tool bag with the right mix of diagnostic tools, specialty tools, and cleaning products. In this video, we’ll walk you through the must-have tools that you’ll need for everyday troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

Keeping Things Clean (12:05)
220-601, Section 1.4


Preventive maintenance of your computers is an essential component of the CompTIA A+ certification. In this module, we’ll show you how to clean both the outside and the inside of your computer, including the monitor, fan intakes, motherboard components, and connector contacts.

Software Tools (09:30)
220-601, Section 3.3


CompTIA A+ certified professionals need more than screwdrivers and multimeters to properly troubleshoot and maintain computing systems. To provide the best troubleshooting and preventive maintenance, they must also have the right software tools. In this module, we’ll discuss the primary categories of software tools and show you where to download some free software compilations that will make your job much easier.

Managing Safety Hazards (14:24)
220-601, Section 7.1, Section 7.2, and Section 7.3


As technology professionals, we occasionally have to operate in environments where safety hazards may exist. In this module, we’ll show you how to avoid problems with high voltage computer equipment and environmental hazards, and we’ll discuss the best ways to dispose of hazardous materials. More importantly, we’ll show you how to handle accident situations that might occur when working in our high-tech environments.

PC Preventive Maintenance Best Practices (19:11)
220-601, Section 1.4 and 220-602, Section 1.3


What techniques can you use to keep your personal computer running in peak condition? In this video, we’ll show you some simple preventive maintenance techniques for your external case, display devices, input devices, and other PC components.


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