A+ Certification/Exam Objectives/Mobile Devices

The first domain on the 220-1001 exam is Mobile Devices. While you might think of mobile devices in terms of smartphones or tablets, we are talking about pretty much any device you could carry around. From smart watches to laptops, anything is fair, and you should be able to work with these devices.

This domain is about 14% of the exam.

The objectives listed below will give you a general sense of what you need to know.

Objectives edit

Given a scenario, install and configure laptop hardware and components. edit

  • Hardware/device replacement

Given a scenario, install components within the display of a laptop. edit

  • Types
  • WiFi antenna connector/placement
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Inverter
  • Digitizer/touchscreen

Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features. edit

  • Special function keys
  • Docking station
  • Port replicator
  • Physical lock and cable lock
  • Rotating/removing screens

Compare and contrast characteristics of various devices edit

  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Wearable technology devices
  • E-readers
  • GPS

Given a scenario, connect and configure accessories and ports of other mobile devices edit

  • Connection types
  • Accessories

Given a scenario, configure basic mobile device network connectivity and application support edit

  • Wireless/cellular data network (enable/disable)
  • Bluetooth
  • Corporate and ISP email configuration
  • Integrated commercial provider email configuration
  • PRI/PRL/baseband updates
  • Radio firmware
  • IMEI vs. IMSI
  • VPN

Given a scenario, use methods to perform mobile device synchronisation edit

  • Synchronisation methods
  • Types of data to synchronise
  • Mutual authentication for multiple services
  • Software requirements to install the application on the PC
  • Connection types to enable synchronisation

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