CompTIA A+ Certification Workbook For Dummies

CompTIA A+ Certification Workbook For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computers)

By (author) Faithe Wempen

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 251mm x 25mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470133953
  • ISBN 13: 9780470133958
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations ,
  • Sales rank: 230,148

Product description

Becoming a certified computer technician can take your career to new heights. Unfortunately, sitting down to take the A+ Certification exam can do the same for your blood pressure-but don't get your cables in a knot! A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies gives you everything you need to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence as you prepare for the A+ Certification exam. Reflecting the tone and content of the actual test, this friendly workbook includes hundreds of hands-on exercises, scores of quizzes covering the terms and specifications you'll need to memorize, and tons of troubleshooting "story problems" that require critical thinking and application of theory. With A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies, you'll get practical guidance and helpful tips on answering questions and solving problems in all areas covered on the real exam, including:* Protecting yourself and your PC* Motherboards and CPUs* Memory, BIOS, and CMOS* Disk storage* Power supplies and portable PCs* Ports, cables, and connectors* Monitors and adapters* Printers* Multimedia and input devices Plus, you'll get hands-on experience with:* Installing and upgrading Windows* Files, folders, and command prompts* Running and configuring applications* System resources and device drivers* Optimizing and maintaining Windows* Understanding the system files and boot sequences* Troubleshooting hardware, bootstrap, startup, and application problems Bonus CD-ROM includes example files and a test engine with additional review questions! A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies gives you everything you need to pass the A+ Certification Exam and prove you have what it takes to work in the competitive computer support industry.

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Author information

Faithe Wempen, M.A., has passed every version of the A+ exams that have ever been offered. She is the author of over 90 books, including PC Maintenance: Preparing for A+ Certification, A+ Jumpstart, and A+ Fast Pass. She teaches Computer Hardware and Software Architecture at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, and she writes and facilitates online courses on PC hardware and software for corporate clients including Hewlett Packard, Sony, and CNET.

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Get ready for the #1 entry-level IT certification exam with these exercisesThis handy workbook can be used for pre-test practice, or together with the popular A+ Certification All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. Either way, it'll boost your test-taking confidence. It's packed with quizzes, hands-on exercises, and troubleshooting scenarios designed to help you conquer the skills you need to pass the certification exam with flying colors! Understand the lingo, grasp the theory, and know you're ready.Review how to Maintain hardware and peripheralsTroubleshoot BIOS problemsPerform installations and upgradesInstall and remove applicationsConfigure Internet access and securityAll this on the bonus CD-ROMTest engine with additional review questions!See the CD Appendix for complete system requirements

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Basic Components. Chapter 1: Protecting Yourself and Your PC. Chapter 2: Motherboards and CPUs. Chapter 3: Memory, BIOS, and CMOS. Chapter 4: Disk Storage. Chapter 5: Power Supplies and Portable PCs. Part II: Peripherals. Chapter 6: Ports, Cables, and Connectors. Chapter 7: Monitors and Display Adapters. Chapter 8: Printers. Chapter 9: Multimedia and Input Devices. Part III: Operating System Basics. Chapter 10: Installing and Upgrading Windows. Chapter 11: Files, Folders, and Command Prompts. Chapter 12: Installing and Configuring Applications. Chapter 13: System Resources and Device Drivers. Part IV: Maintaining and Troubleshooting the Operating System. Chapter 14: Monitoring and Optimizing Windows. Chapter 15: Understanding the System Files and Boot Sequences. Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems. Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Boot and Startup Problems. Part V: Networking. Chapter 18: Understanding and Selecting Network Types. Chapter 19: Managing Windows Networking. Chapter 20: Configuring Internet Access and Security. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Things End-Users Do to Mess Up Their PCs (And How to Fix Them). Chapter 22: Ten (More or Less) Windows System Files You Need to Know About. Chapter 23: Ten Command-Prompt Commands That Can Save the Day. Appendix A: About the A+ Certification Exams. Appendix B: About the CD-ROM. Index. End-User License Agreement.