CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies

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By (author) Glen E. Clarke, By (author) Edward Tetz

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1320 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 51mm | 1,973g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111809879X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118098790
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 291,898

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Comprehensive coverage of everything you must know to pass CompTIA's A+ exam A+ is the gateway certification into many IT careers, and interest in certification is exploding. This bestselling A+ certification guide is updated to cover the new A+ exam. It includes the new Windows coverage and reflects the revised emphasis on objectives. Nine minibooks focus individually on specific hardware and OS characteristics including installation and configuration, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, motherboard and processors, printers, networking, and fundamentals. A companion website contains the popular Dummies Test Engine test-prep software. A+ certification is the first step toward a variety of IT careers, and this guide is fully updated for the latest revision of the exam Nine minibooks cover the domains of the exam in detail, reflecting the enhanced emphasis on hardware and new Windows content Covers installation, configuration, and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventive maintenance; motherboards, processors and memory; printers; networking; and OS fundamentals Companion website provides the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, customizable test-prep software package now with twice as many sample test questions as previous editions Anyone seeking CompTIA A+ certification will be better prepared with help from CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition .

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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Setting the A+ Groundwork 7 Chapter 1: The 2012 A+ Exams 9 Chapter 2: A+ Soft Skills 17 Chapter 3: Protecting Yourself and Your PC 33 Chapter 4: An Overview of System Components 49 Book II: Inside the Box 65 Chapter 1: Knowing Your Motherboard 67 Chapter 2: Picking Your Processor 117 Chapter 3: What to Remember about Memory 157 Chapter 4: Telling Your BIOS from Your CMOS 189 Chapter 5: Managing Storage Technology 221 Chapter 6: Working with File Systems261 Chapter 7: Working with Power 299 Book III: Outside the Box 319 Chapter 1: Describing Ports, Cables, and Connectors 321 Chapter 2: Installing and Confi guring Input Devices 349 Chapter 3: Installing and Confi guring Output Devices 385 Chapter 4: Managing Printers 407 Chapter 5: Working with Multimedia Devices 443 Chapter 6: Dealing with Laptops and Mobile Devices 459 Book IV: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 503 Chapter 1: Performing Preventive Maintenance 505 Chapter 2: Troubleshooting Procedures and Guidelines 527 Book V: Operating System Basics 559 Chapter 1: Comparison of Major Operating Systems 561 Chapter 2: Operating System Functions 581 Chapter 3: Installing and Upgrading Windows 617 Chapter 4: Managing Files and Directories 661 Chapter 5: Command Prompt Procedures 697 Chapter 6: Working with System Files and the Boot Process 721 Book VI: Managing the Operating System 737 Chapter 1: Loading and Confi guring Device Drivers 739 Chapter 2: Working with Applications 761 Chapter 3: Optimizing the Windows Environment 795 Chapter 4: Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities 833 Book VII: Recovering Systems 871 Chapter 1: Managing Error Codes and Startup Messages 873 Chapter 2: Managing Common Problems 891 Chapter 3: Preparing for Disasters with Disaster Recovery 909 Book VIII: Networking 945 Chapter 1: Down to the Networking Basics 947 Chapter 2: Understanding Common Wireless Communications 995 Chapter 3: Networking the Operating System 1025 Chapter 4: Configuring Internet Access 1093 Book IX: Securing Systems 1129 Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Security 1131 Chapter 2: Implementing Security 1167 Chapter 3: Viruses and Malicious Software 1201 Appendix: CompTIA A+ Exam Reference Matrix 1221 Index 1235