Acing the A+ Certification Exam

Acing the A+ Certification Exam

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For A+ Certification Exam courses; as well as any course in PC Repair and Troubleshooting. Designed for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam preparation, this book covers how to assemble and disassemble a PC, all major components, DOS, Windows 9X (Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millenium), Windows NT Family (Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP), and networking. Easy to read yet comprehensive, this is the perfect tutorial for installation, configuring, and troubleshooting the PC; it covers entirely the November 2003 objectives, numerous questions, hands-on exercises, and more

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  • Mixed media product | 976 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 40.64mm | 1,723.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131121596
  • 9780131121591

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This easy-to-understand book provides readers with the complete knowledge to easily pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam, which tests the skills of an entry-level PC technician. It is assumed that users of this text are familiar with and know how to use the computer, have a general understanding of Windows, and have basic word-processing and spreadsheet skills. The text starts with a discussion of the basic hardware components (processor, motherboard, RAM, and drives), followed by add-on peripherals, and ends with a discussion of the various operating systems. Key Features: Real-world examples motivate interest.Built-in, hands-on exercises provide accessible, easy-to-grasp presentation.End-of-section questions and interactive practice exams prepare users to take the A+ certification exam.The ReviewMaster Tutorial CID provides practice test questions that simulate the actual certification more

Table of contents

1.COMPTIA and the A+ Certification. 2.A PC Overview. 3. The PC Technician. 4. The Disassembling and Assembling of the PC. 5.The Processors. 6. RAM. 7. The Motherboard Support Chips. 8.Expansion Slots and Cards. 9.The Case and Power Supply. 10. The Hard Drive. 11. The Floppy Drive and Other Removable Media. 12. The Compact Disk Drive. 13. Disk Structure. 14. Tape Drives and Data Protection. 15. The Video System. 16. Input Devices. 17. Sound Cards. 18. Serial Ports and Modems. 19. Parallel Ports and Printer. 20. The DOS Interface. 21. Windows 9X. 22. Windows NT Family. 23. Computers Connected to a Network. Appendix A: Useful Computer Tables. Appendix B: POST Error Codes. Appendix C: Operating System Error Codes. Appendix D: more