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A+ Core Hardware Service Technician Exam Objectives

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DOMAIN 6.0: Basic Networking
This domain requires knowledge of basic network concepts and terminology, ability to determine whether a computer is networked, knowledge of procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards, and knowledge of the ramifications of repairs when a computer is networked. The scope of this topic is specific to hardware issues on the desktop and connecting it to a network.

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6.1 Identify basic networking concepts, including how a network works and the ramifications of repairs on the network. Content may include the following:

  • Installing and configuring network cards
  • Network access
  • Full-duplex, half-duplex
  • Cabling—Twis ted Pair, Coaxial, Fiber Optic, RS-232
  • Ways to network a PC
  • Physical Network topographies
  • Increasing bandwidth
  • Loss of data
  • Network slowdown
  • Infrared
  • Hardware protocols

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