Becoming an Electronics Technician

Becoming an Electronics Technician : Securing Your High-tech Future

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For introductory and survey courses in the electronics technology curriculum. This comprehensive and finely focused guide explains to beginning electronics students what it means to be-and to become-an electronics technician in today's world. It describes the role of an electronics technician, explains how to prepare to become an electronics technician (with a complete discussion of the study skills necessary to succeed as an electronics student), and tells how to secure a first electronics technician job.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.1 x 17.5mm | 439.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130932191
  • 9780130932198

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This book provides readers with useful and encouraging information on the exciting world of electronics. Important changes to the fourth edition are: Data have been revised and updated. Information on job shadowing has been included in Chapter 5. Information on ISCET Certification has been expanded in Chapter 7. A completely new chapter on information technology (IT) certification, with emphasis on A+ certification, has been added. Material on online job search techniques has been expanded in Chapter 9. Information on negotiating salary and benefits has been included in Chapter 9. A completely new chapter on virtual electronics has been added. Five new projects have been added to Chapter 17. Appendix 1, Electronic Kit and Part Sources, has been completely updated. Fifty new terms have been added to the Glossary. A free Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-093210-8) is available to instructors using this book for a course.show more

Table of contents

I. BEING AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. 1. The Electronics Industry: In the Air and Everywhere. 2. Electronics: Field of Dreams. 3. The Electronics Technician: Bringing Electronics to Life. 4. Electronics Technician Profiles: Meet Ron, David, Kay, Gideon, and Eric. II. BECOMING AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. 5. Taking the Big Step: Getting Educated in Electronics. 6. Succeeding as an Electronics Student: Making the Most of Your School Day. 7. Being an "Electronics Activist": Electronics Beyond the Classroom. 8. Information Technology (IT) Certification: A New World of Credentialing. 9. Launching Your Career as an Electronics Technician: Finding, Getting, and Keeping Your First Position. III. "MAKING LIKE" AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. 10. Breadboarding: A Half-Dozen Ways to Go. 11. Creating Troubleshooting Trees: Your Key to Circuit Understanding and Repair. 12. Transducers: The Ins and Outs of Electronic Circuits. 13. A Short Course on Active Solid-State Components: The Big Half-Dozen. 14. Electronics Safety: Where the Danger Lies. 15. Getting Started with SMT: Surface Mount Technology for the Electronics Experimenter. 16. Virtual Electronics. 17. Useful Electronic Projects You Can Build. Appendix 1: Electronic Kit and Part Sources. Appendix 2: The Big Three Electronics Magazines. Glossary. Index.show more

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