A+ Essentials 2009: Configuring Displays, Peripherals, Laptops, and Printers

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Add-on devices and displays are a whole market in themselves, as are laptops and printers. The mobile world of technology has seen two ongoing trends: bigger and better displays, and smaller and more efficient components and laptops. This course examines these trends and covers the types of display devices, peripherals, adapter card technologies, laptop trends and the different types of printers that are used today, and how to install and configure them. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA 220-701: A+ Essentials exam which is half of the requirement necessary to acquire the CompTIA A+ certification.

Target Audience

Individuals undertaking the A+ certification track and companies who need technical staff trained in the A+ exam track


Candidates should have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security. They should be able to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. They should also understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology.

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Display Devices

  • distinguish between CRT, LCD, and projector technologies used for display devices
  • Peripheral Devices

  • recognize how to install the keyboard and mouse
  • recognize multimedia devices that can be connected to a computer
  • recognize key characteristics of touch screen monitors
  • Types of Adapter Cards

  • recognize key characteristics of video adapter cards
  • recognize key characteristics of multimedia adapter cards
  • recognize key characteristics of I/O adapter cards
  • recognize key characteristics of communications adapter cards
  • Configuring Display Devices, Peripherals, and Adapters

    Configuring and Powering Laptops

  • recognize key characteristics of personal computer cards
  • recognize types of communication connections for laptops
  • set power plans for laptops
  • configure stylus settings on tablet PCs
  • Installing and Configuring Printers

  • distinguish between types of printers
  • install printers
  • configure printer preferences
  • install printer drivers
  • Configuring Laptops and Printers