A+ Certification For Dummies

A+ Certification For Dummies

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Prepping for the A+ certification exam is not an easy challenge, but in order to become a certified computer technician, passing this test is a requirement. The good news is you only have to take it once in your life to become certified. "A+ Certification For Dummies 3rd Edition" is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use reference and study guide for the A+ Core Hardware exam and the OS Technologies exam! It focuses on all the things you need to know to pass these tests, providing background information to help you understand some of the more complex concepts and technologies. You'll have a handle on all the subjects, including: the anatomy of a computer; building and deconstructing a PC; maintaining a computer; Operating Systems basics; profiles of Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, and XP; making network connections; working with the network; and, sharing the internet.The bonus CD-ROM features exclusive test-prep software with twice as many sample questions than the previous editions of this book, plus demo versions of Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing, and Self Test Software.
Now expanded to include the 2003 version of the exam, this is the fun-and-easy way to study for the exam, with all the rewards in half the time!
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 648 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 38.1mm | 975.23g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0764541870
  • 9780764541872
  • 2,244,459

About Ron Gilster

Ron Gilster (A+, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, CCSE, CCNA, MBA, and AAGG) has more than 35 years of experience in virtually every aspect of computing technology. Ron has extensive experience training, teaching, and consulting in computer-related areas, including working on mainframes, minicomputers, and virtually every type of personal computer and operating system that exists. He has held consulting and management positions with several high profile companies.
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Table of contents

Introduction.Book I: A+ Hardware Technology Exam.Part I: Laying Down Some Fundamentals.Chapter 1: The 2003 A+ Certification Exams.Chapter 2: Basic Electronics and Number Systems.Part II: Inside the Box.Chapter 3: The Motherboard.Chapter 4: BIOS.Chapter 5: Bus Structures.Chapter 6: Microprocessors.Chapter 7: Memory Systems.Chapter 8: Storing Data.Chapter 9: Powering and Cooling the PC.Part III: Outside the Box.Chapter 10: Input/Output Ports.Chapter 11: Input Devices.Chapter 12: Output Devices.Chapter 13: Printers.Chapter 14: Portable Systems.Part IV: Remembering Why It's Called Hardware.Chapter 15: Taking a PC Apart (And Putting It Back Together Again).Chapter 16: Keeping the PC Running.Chapter 17: Troubleshooting PC Problems.Chapter 18: The Hardware Side of Networking.Book II: Operating System Technologies Exam.Part I: Operating Systems.Chapter 1: Windows OS Basics.Chapter 2: Windows 95, 98, and Me.Chapter 3: Windows 2000 Professional.Chapter 4: Windows XP Professional.Part II: Connecting to a Network.Chapter 5: Making the Network Connection.Chapter 6: Working with the Network.Chapter 7: Sharing the Internet.Chapter 8: Troubleshooting System Problems.Appendix A: About the CD.Appendix B: Hardware Technology Exam Objectives.Appendix C: Operating System Exam Objectives.Index.End-User License Agreement.
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