CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61 Cert Guide

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61 Cert Guide

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Complete assessment, review, and practice for the new CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) exam

Authoritative, full-color coverage of every CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam topic, with all the context and practical examples you need to succeed
Logical, well-organized, and practical coverage of IT concepts and terminology, infrastructure, applications, software development concepts, database fundamentals, and security
Includes two realistic practice tests, plus extensive proven features to help you review more efficiently
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 600 pages
  • 190 x 240 x 60mm | 1,560g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 078976041X
  • 9780789760418
  • 1,189,617

Table of contents

1. IT Fundamentals Certification
2. How Computers Store Data: Notational Systems
3. Fundamental Data Types and Their Characteristics
4. Input, Output, and More: the Basics of Computing and Processing
5. Data and Information Are Valuable
6. Common Units of Measure: Storage, Throughput, and Speed
7. The Troubleshooting Method
8. I/O, I/O: Input/Output Device Interfaces
9. Connecting and Configuring Peripherals
10. What's Inside the Box? Internal Computer Components
11. Internet Service Types
12. From CD to NAS: Local and Network Storage Types
13. Beyond the PC: Computing Devices Everywhere
14. Networking 101: Basic Concepts
15. Install, Configure and Secure a Basic Wireless Network
16. Manage Applications and Software
17. Operating Systems 101: Features, Processes, UI, and Management
18. Software Types and Uses
19. Getting Apps From Source to Your Device
20. Configuring and Using Web Browsers
21. General Application Concepts and Uses
22. Programming Language Categories
23. Using Programming Organizational Techniques and Interpret Logic
24. Programming Concepts Use and Purpose
25. Database 101: Concepts and Purpose
26. Database Structures
27. Interfacing with Databases
28. Is It Secret? Is It Safe? Is It Available? Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability Concerns
29. Device Security Best Practices
30. Behavioral Security 101
31. Four as to Security: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting, and Non-Repudiation
32. Password Best Practices
28. Encryption 101: Using Encryption
28. Disaster Recovery 101: Business Continuity Concepts
Appendix A. Answers to Practice Questions
Appendix B. Glossary and IT Fundamentals Acronyms
Appendix C. Content Tracking to IT Fundamentals Domains and Objectives
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About Mark Edward Soper

Mark Edward Soper has been working with PCs since the days of the IBM PC/XT and AT as a salesperson, technology advisor, consultant, experimenter, trainer, technology writer, and content creator. Since 1992, he has taught thousands of students across the country how to repair, manage, and troubleshoot the hardware, software, operating systems, and firmware inside their PCs. He has 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 several A+ Certification books for Pearson imprints. Mark is also the author of The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing.
Other books Mark has authored or co-authored include three editions of Easy Windows 10, Easy Windows 8.1, Easy Windows 8, Easy Microsoft Windows 7, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, books on computer troubleshooting, home networking and broadband Internet, home automation, Raspberry Pi singleboard computers, and digital photography. Mark is also the creator of Building and Repairing PCs (Que Video).
Mark has also written many blog entries and articles for and Maximum PC magazine. He currently teaches Microsoft Office for the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana, and also has taught A+ Certification and other technology-related subjects at Ivy Tech Community College. See Mark's website at for news and information about upcoming projects.
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