A+ Practical Application 2009: Troubleshooting Hardware

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


Within all industries, computer technicians are expected to locate and resolve issues ranging from hardware failure to operating system problems. In this course, the learner will be shown how to troubleshoot various computer components, such as motherboards, storage devices, power supplies, memory, and adapter cards. The course also explores troubleshooting techniques used to resolve laptop and printer problems. This course is part of the preparation for the CompTIA A+ 220-702 Practical Application exam which is half of the requirement necessary to acquire the CompTIA A+ certification.

Target Audience

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


Computer technicians who have accumulated 500 hours hand-on experience in a lab or in the field and, ideally, have completed the “A+ Essentials” exam (220-701)

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Troubleshooting Motherboards

  • recognize how to troubleshoot motherboard components
  • recognize the uses of motherboard troubleshooting tools
  • Troubleshooting Storage Devices and Power Supplies

  • recognize how to troubleshoot storage devices
  • recognize how to troubleshoot power supplies
  • Troubleshooting and Replacing Processors

  • recognize how to troubleshoot processors
  • recognize how to replace processors
  • Troubleshooting Memory and Adapter Cards

  • recognize how to troubleshoot memory
  • recognize how to troubleshoot adapter cards
  • Troubleshooting Personal Computer Components

    Troubleshooting Laptops

  • recognize how to troubleshoot laptops
  • Troubleshooting Printers

  • recognize how to troubleshoot printers
  • Troubleshooting Laptop and Printer Problems