Examine the different configuration requirements and options available for various types of computers including workstations, home theater systems, and high-end gaming computers. In this course, you will learn about: specialized computer systems, starting with the graphic design workstation and associated characteristics and use of a processor, video, and RAM; the requirements of an audio/video editing workstation and seeing the benefits of using dual monitors and increased memory; the requirements of a virtualized workstation such as RAM and CPU; the features of a gaming PC, such as processor, video, sound, and cooling; the features of a thick client versus a thin client in terms of applications and operating system requirements and network connectivity; capabilities of the home server PC, including media streaming, file sharing, gigabit NICs, and Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID). This course wraps up with an exercise on customizing computer system configuration focusing on a graphic design workstation, a virtualized workstation, a gaming PC, and the features of thin and thick clients. This course can be used to help prepare for the 220-1001: CompTIA A+ certification exam.
CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Custom PC configuration