A+ Guide to Hardware

A+ Guide to Hardware : Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting, International Edition

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Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the fifth edition of A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting, International Edition maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for hardware maintenance and repair.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 704 pages
  • 214 x 274 x 25mm | 1,520g
  • Course Technology Inc
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1435487036
  • 9781435487031
  • 2,519,213

Table of contents

1. Introducing Hardware.
2. Form Factors and Power Supplies.
3. All about Motherboards.
4. Supporting Processors.
5. Upgrading Memory.
6. Supporting Hard Drives.
7. Installing and Supporting I/O devices.
8. Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage.
9. PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies.
10. Networking Essentials.
11. Supporting Notebooks.
12. Supporting Printers.
A.CompTIA A+ Acronyms.
B. Keystroke Shortcuts in Windows.
CD Resource Contents:
Video Clips.
CertBlaster Exam Preparation Software.
PC Repair FAQs.
Troubleshooting Flowcharts.
Sample Reports.
CompTIA A+ 2009 Mapping Grids.
ASCII Character and Set and Ansi.sys.
Behind the Scenes with DEBUG.
Calculating Drive Capacity on Older Drives.
Electricity and Multimeters.
FAT Details.
How an OS Uses System Resources.
Installations Using Legacy BIOS.
Introducing Linux.
Introducing the Mac OS.
Supporting SCSI and Legacy Devices.
Supporting Windows 9X/ME.
The Hexadecimal Number System and Memory Addressing.
Windows 9x Me Commands and Startup Disk.
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About Jean Andrews

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.
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