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TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) Course + Practice Test
Everything you need to pass the A+ Cert. Core 2 (220-1102) Exam, from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars with Practice Test.

What you will learn

How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1102) exam

The skills to be a great IT and computer tech

All about operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Scripting basics (Javascript, Python, Visual Basic and more)

How to secure your computer, mobile device, and network

Security concepts like malware, anti-malware, and networking security protocols

How to troubleshoot software and mobile issues

How to use command-line tools in Windows, Mac, and Linux

Industry standards and best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, procedures and policies


Hey, Mike Meyers here. The Team at Total Seminars and I are excited to bring you this updated video series to help you pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.

Between my bestselling A+, Network+, and Security+ books and my video courses, I’ve taught over 2 million people how to take and pass these CompTIA IT industry certification exams. I’ve got an easy-going, approachable, and funny teaching style that has helped newbies and experienced techs alike learn valuable IT skills. I’ve taught in-person seminars for the DEA and the FBI, and now I’m going to teach you,

I’m joined by my buddy, Steve Nicholson, who brings a ton of knowledge and experience to this course. He’s taught thousands of college students, worked as a Chief Technical Officer, and even had a stint in the Marine Corps. Oh, and don’t forget to ask him about the chickens at his house!

Total Seminars is the #1 name in CompTIA Certification training for over 25 years. We’ve taught more students than there are CompTIA certified techs. We can prepare you to take and pass the exam and make you a better IT tech in the process.

This is the second of a two-course series and is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) exam. It’s an internationally-recognized, fundamental IT training certification. Not interested in certification? No problem! Even if you just want to learn about the basics of IT and computers, I’ve got you covered.

  • Course 1: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1101)
  • Course 2: TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1102) (this course)

To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1101 and 220-1102 exams.



“I used these courses to pass the A+, Security+, and Network+ in a span of 2.5 months. I had no IT experience 4 months ago. Now I am a network engineer at a managed service provider with a great salary and solid upward mobility.” – Ryan D.

“Absolutely loved this course! Thank you Mike Meyers for having an effective and fun teaching style! I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in getting A+ certified!” – Rebecca M.

“I have not taken the exam yet but the course felt very informative and well laid out. Mike…structures his teaching around like concepts. It helps ensure that you learn about the topic conceptually and technically. I have already begun to use many of lessons in my current professional role and have seen improvement in my ability to troubleshoot and diagnose computer related issues. Thanks Mike!” – Joe M.

“This course has helped me though all the old CompTIA content and has continued to help me progress though the new CompTIA 1001 -1002. Thanks MIKE!!! Your videos are awesome especially for this visual learner!” – Antwon S.


Technology is ranked as the #1 source of U.S. jobs. Are you looking to kickstart your career, improve your existing IT skills, or increase your chances of getting that IT job? Did you know 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment?

Some jobs that use A+ certifications are Support Specialists (avg. 54,500/yr.), Field Service Technicians (avg. 46,000/yr.), and Desktop Support Analysts (avg. 60,000/yr.)

More Certifications = More money

* A+ Certification with no other certifications = 47,500 / year

* A+ Certification with 1 or 2 other active certs. = 84,250 / year

* A+ Certification with 3 or 4 other active certs. = 92,080 / year

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* A+ Certification with 5 or 6 other active certs. = 97,310 / year

* A+ Certification with 7 or 8 other active certs. = 105,150 / year

Not looking for a cert? Maybe you’re just interested in how to keep your home network router from constantly doing that annoying red-blinky-light thing. Or be the family hero and set up that awesome smart thermostat you’ve had in your Amazon cart for a year! Or perhaps you want to learn how to get your iPhone to work so you don’t have to keep asking your friend’s brother’s aunt’s niece for help. Whatever your motivation, this course is perfect to help give you a robust IT foundational knowledge in a way that’s easy-to-understand. And, hopefully, you’ll have a few laughs with me along the way.


SOOOOO much! This course is a great deal, check it out:

  • Over 17 hours of video
  • PDFs that detail all the exam objectives covered in each episode (valuable studying tool)
  • PDFs of the CompTIA A+ Core 2 exam objectives
  • End-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Q&A section where you have access to me and my team of teaching assistants to answer any questions you might have
  • 50-question practice test with objectives weighted like the real exam
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion


Exam Domain 1.0 Operating Systems – 31%

  • Operating system types and purposes (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Linux, etc.)
  • Windows versions
  • OS installation
  • Command-line tools

Exam Domain 2.0 Security – 25%

  • Physical security (locks, badge readers, guards, etc.)
  • Logical security concepts (Active Directory, antivirus/anti-malware, firewalls, certificates, etc.)
  • Wireless security protocols (WPA2, WPA3, RADIUS, etc.)
  • Detect and prevent malware
  • Social engineering threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities (hackers, phishing, DDoS, brute force, man-in-the-middle, etc.)
  • Secure workstations and mobile devices

Exam Domain 3.0 Software Troubleshooting – 22%

  • Troubleshoot Microsoft OS, PC security, mobile OS, and application issues
  • Malware removal

Exam Domain 4.0 Operational Procedures – 22%

  • Best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, safety procedures, and more
  • Different types of licenses and policies
  • Professional conduct
  • Scripting (JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, etc.)
  • Remote access technologies


Exam code: 220-1102

Max. 90 questions (multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and performance-based)

Length of exam: 90 minutes

Passing score: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)

Exam cost: $246

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, and Spanish.

Recommended experience: 9-12 months’ hands-on experience in a lab or in the field

To become fully A+ certified you will need to pass both the 220-1101 and 220-1102 exams.



All About the CompTIA A+

What is the CompTIA A+?
Why Get CompTIA A+ Certified?
How to Take the A+ Exam
What’s on the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) Exam?
How to Pass the CompTIA A+ Exams
How to Use this Video Course

Book Chapter 1 – Safety and Professionalism

Professional Communication, Part 1
Professional Communication, Part 2
Dealing with Difficult Customers
Physical Safety
Chapter 1 Quiz

Book Chapter 2 – The Visible Computer

Common Safety Procedures
What Is an Operating System?
Users and Super Users
Why Windows?
Touring Windows 10 and 11
Touring the macOS
Touring Linux
Chapter 2 Quiz

Book Chapter 7 – Power Supplies

Power Protection
Chapter 7 Quiz

Book Chapter 8 – Mass Storage Technologies

Boot Order
Chapter 8 Quiz

Chapter 9 – Implementing Mass Storage

Understanding Partitioning
MBR Partitioning
GPT Partitioning
Understanding File Systems
Popular File Systems
Formatting in Action
Dynamic Disks
New Installation – First Drive
Software RAID in Storage Spaces
Encrypting Mass Storage
Maintaining Storage Disks (previously Ch 14 Working with Disks)
Chapter 9 Quiz

Book Chapter 10 – Essential Peripherals

Understanding USB
Webcams and Videoconferencing
Chapter 10 Quiz

Book Chapter 11 – Installing and Upgrading Operating Systems

Windows 10 Editions and Features
Windows 11 Editions and Features
Boot from Everything
Installing and Upgrading Windows 10
Post-Installation Tasks
Installing and Updating Linux
Upgrading macOS
Chapter 11 Quiz

Book Chapter 12 – Working with Operating Systems)

The Task Manager
The Control Panel
Windows Settings
MMC and Additional Tools
What Is the Registry?
macOS Core Tools
Chapter 12 Quiz

Book Chapter 13 – Users, Groups, and Permissions

Introduction to Users and Groups
Managing Users and Groups
NTFS Permissions
Linux and macOS Permissions
File Explorer
Sharing Resources
Security Policies
Chapter 13 Quiz

Book Chapter 14 – Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems

Maintaining Windows
Maintaining macOS
Maintaining Linux
Working with Applications
Backing Up Your Data in Windows
Backing Up Your Data in Linux and macOS
Chapter 14 Quiz

Book Chapter 15 – Working with the Command-Line Interface

Understanding the CLI
Navigating the CLI
Working with Folders
Working with Files
Working with Drives
Super Copy Commands
Command-Line Permissions
Advanced Windows Commands
Advanced Linux Commands
Introduction to Scripting
Interpreted Languages
Scripting and the Terminal
Chapter 15 Quiz

Book Chapter 16 – Troubleshooting Operating Systems

Windows Recovery Environment
Advanced Windows Startup Options
Troubleshooting Boot Problems
Troubleshooting at the GUI
Troubleshooting Applications
Kernel Panic
Chapter 16 Quiz

Book Ch 19 – Local Area Networking

Introduction to TCP/IP
Network IDs and Subnet Masks
Special IP Addresses
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Dynamic IP Addressing
Working with Connections
Understanding DNS
Working with DNS
Windows Naming
Working with Workgroups
Working with Active Directory
Windows Sharing with macOS and Linux
The net Command
Basic Router Configuration
Firewall Configuration
Windows Firewall
Port Forwarding
Advanced Router Configuration
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Chapter 19 Quiz

Book Ch 20 – Wireless Networking

Basic WAP Setup
Wireless Encryption
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Enterprise Wireless
Troubleshooting Wireless Connections
Chapter 20 Quiz

Book Ch 21 – The Internet

Telnet and SSH
Remote Desktop Connections
The World Wide Web
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Proxy Servers
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Troubleshooting Internet Connections
Browser Security
Chapter 21 Quiz

Book Ch 23 – Portable Computing

Power Management
Chapter 23 Quiz

Book Ch 24 – Mobile Devices

Touring Android
Touring iOS
Virtual Reality
Chapter 24 Quiz

Book Ch 25 – Maintaining and Securing Mobile Devices

Maintaining Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices and E-mail
Mobile Device Security
Mobile Device Troubleshooting
Chapter 25 Quiz

Book Ch 27 – Securing Computers

Dealing with Threats
Physical Security
Passwords and Authentication
Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
Social Engineering
Incident Response
Environmental Controls
Malware in Action
Chapter 27 Quiz

Book Ch 28 – Operational Procedures

Documents You Need to Know
Data You Need to Know
Change Management
The Zen of Backup
Recycling and Data Destruction
Ticketing Systems
Chapter 28 Quiz

Study Tools for the CompTIA A+ Exam

Bonus Video