CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Cert Guide

CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Cert Guide

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Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success



Master every topic on both new 2009 A+ exams.
Assess your knowledge and focus your learning.
Get the practical workplace knowledge you need!



DVD Features 2 Complete Sample Exams



Start-to-finish A+ preparation from the world's #1 PC hardware expert, Scott Mueller!



Master every A+ topic!



Essential concepts and troubleshooting principles
BIOS and CMOS
Memory types and characteristics
I/O ports and multimedia devices
Video cards and displays
Motherboards, CPUs, and adapter cards
Laptop components
Networking
Security
Windows Vista, XP, and 2000
Power supplies and system cooling
Printers
Safety and environmental concerns



Test your knowledge, build your confidence, and succeed!



Packed with visuals to help you learn fast
Dozens of troubleshooting scenarios
Real-world A+ prep advice from experts
Easy-to-use exam preparation task lists
Do I Know This Already? quizzes help you gauge your knowledge, focus your study, and review the material





DVD Features 2 Complete Sample Exams



Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
Multiple test modes
Random questions and order of answers
Sample videos from CompTIA A+ Cert Kit



www.pearsoncertification.com
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 960 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 55.88mm | 1,700.96g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0789740478
  • 9780789740472
  • 1,613,534

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Learn, prepare, and practice for exam successMaster every topic on "both" new 2009 A+ exams.Assess your knowledge and focus your learning.Get the practical workplace knowledge you need! DVD Features 2 Complete Sample Exams Start-to-finish A+ preparation from the world's #1 PC hardware expert, Scott Mueller! Master every A+ topic!Essential concepts and troubleshooting principlesBIOS and CMOSMemory types and characteristics I/O ports and multimedia devicesVideo cards and displaysMotherboards, CPUs, and adapter cardsLaptop componentsNetworking SecurityWindows Vista, XP, and 2000Power supplies and system coolingPrintersSafety and environmental concerns Test your knowledge, build your confidence, and succeed!Packed with visuals to help you learn fastDozens of troubleshooting scenariosReal-world A+ prep advice from expertsEasy-to-use exam preparation task listsDo I Know This Already? quizzes help you gauge your knowledge, focus your study, and review the material DVD Features 2 Complete Sample ExamsDetailed explanations of correct and incorrect answersMultiple test modesRandom questions and order of answersSample videos from "CompTIA A+ Cert Kit" www.pearsoncertification.com
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Table of contents

Introduction xxxvi

Chapter 1 PC Technician Essentials

Chapter 2 PC Anatomy 101

Chapter 3 Motherboards, Processors, and Adapter Cards

Chapter 4 BIOS

Chapter 5 Power Supplies and System Cooling 157

Chapter 6 RAM

Chapter 7 I/O and Multimedia Ports and Devices

Chapter 8 Video Displays and Graphics Cards

Chapter 9 Laptops and Portable Devices

Chapter 10 Security

Chapter 11 Printers

Chapter 12 Storage Devices

Chapter 13 Using and Managing Windows

Chapter 14 Installing and Upgrading Windows Operating Systems

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Windows

Chapter 16 Networking

Chapter 17 Safety and Environmental Issues

Chapter 18 Troubleshooting and Communications Methods and Professional

Behavior

Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Troubleshooting

Scenarios

Index
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About Scott Mueller

Mark Edward Soper has been working with PCs since the days of the IBM PC/XT and AT as a sales person, technology advisor, consultant, experimenter, and technology writer. Since 1992, he's taught thousands of students across the country how to repair, manage and troubleshoot the hardware, software, operating systems, and firmware inside their PCs. He's created many versions of his experimental computer known as "FrankenPC" for this and previous books. Mark earned his CompTIA A+ Certification in 1999 and has written two other A+ Certification books covering previous versions of the A+ Certification exams for Que Publishing.



Mark has contributed to many editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th editions, coauthored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition, and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and

The Shot Doctor: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos

. In addition, Mark has contributed to Que's Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, Que's Windows 7 In Depth, contributed to Easy Windows Vista, has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center, and one book about Windows 7, Easy Microsoft Windows 7.



Mark also stays busy on the Web, posting many blog entries and articles at MaximumPC.com, as well as writing articles for Maximum PC magazine. He has taught A+ Certification and other technology-related subjects at Ivy Tech State

College's Evansville, Indiana, campus.



Scott Mueller is president of Mueller Technical Research (MTR), an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has produced the industry's most in-depth, accurate, and effective seminars, books, articles, videos, and FAQs covering PC hardware and data recovery. MTR maintains a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Scott's seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world.



Scott personally teaches seminars nationwide covering all aspects of PC hardware (including troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and upgrade), A+ Certification, and data recovery/forensics. He has a knack for making technical topics not only understandable, but entertaining as well; his classes are never boring! If you have 10 or more people to train, Scott can design and present a custom seminar for your organization.



Although he has taught classes virtually nonstop since 1982, Scott is best known as the author of the longest-running, most popular, and most comprehensive PC hardware book in the world, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has become the core of an entire series of books, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, and Upgrading and Repairing Windows.



Scott's premiere work, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, has sold well over two million copies, making it by far the most popular and longest-running PC hardware book on the market today. Scott has been featured in Forbes magazine and has written several articles for PC World magazine, Maximum PC magazine, the Scott Mueller Forum, various computer and automotive newsletters, and the Upgrading and Repairing PCs website.




David L. Prowse is a computer network specialist, author, and technical trainer. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past several years, he has authored and co-authored a number of networking and computer titles for Pearson Education. In addition, over the past decade he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses to more than 2,000 students, both in the classroom and via the Internet.
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