Mastering A+ Certification

Mastering A+ Certification

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For courses in A+ Certification, Microcomputer Repair, and Computer Literacy. This comprehensive text contains numerous hands-on activities to provide students with a step-by-step approach to learning the details of microcomputer hardware and software maintenance and repair, as well as troubleshooting methods. It prepares them for A+ certification and emphasizes the development of skills needed by computer technicians in today's marketplace-diagnosing problems, installing new software applications or operating systems, replacing/upgrading motherboards, and more

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  • Mixed media product | 817 pages
  • 216.9 x 283.5 x 43.2mm | 2,199.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs. (mostly two-col.), insert: 134 p. Laboratory Manual to accompany.
  • 0130944319
  • 9780130944313

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Mastering A+ Certification contains 50 exercises divided into two parts: Microcomputer Hardware and Microcomputer Software. This text, written by A+ certified instructors, is designed to prepare readers to take and pass the two A+ certification exams. Windows 9x, NT, and 2000, computer networking, and microcomputer hardware are extensively covered in an easy-to-follow approach. A companion lab manual (ISBN 0-13-094433-5) containing 50 hands-on experiments is available to enhance learning and instruction. Two CD-ROMs, containing the following items, are packaged with the text: Exam Gear, an automated testing software designed to simulate the computer-based testing environment used in A+ certification. A test bank of 500 questions thoroughly tests your knowledge of the material.A demonstration version of McAfee Utilities(TM).show more

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Using the Instructional System. Laboratory Familiarization. I. MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE. Exercise 1. Electrical and Mechanical Safety. Exercise 2. Microcomputer Familiarization. Exercise 3. Computer Environments. Exercise 4. System Teardown and Assembly. Exercise 5. Power Supplies. Exercise 6. An Introduction to Intel Microprocessor Architecture. Exercise 7. The Advanced Intel Microprocessors. Exercise 8. The Motherboard Microprocessor and Coprocessor. Exercise 9. Hardware and Software Interrupts. Exercise 10. The Motherboard Memory. Exercise 11. Motherboard Expansion Slots. Exercise 12. Power On Self-Test POST. Exercise 13. A Detailed Look at the System BIOS. Exercise 14. Motherboard Replacement and Setup. Exercise 15. Floppy Disk Drives. Exercise 16. Hard Disk Fundamentals. Exercise 17. Hard Drive Backup. Exercise 18. Hard Disk Replacement and File Recovery. Exercise 19. Video Monitors and Video Adapters. Exercise 20. The Computer Printer. Exercise 21. Keyboard and Mice. Exercise 22. Telephone Modems. Exercise 23. CD-ROM and Sound Card Operation. Exercise 24. Multimedia Devices. Exercise 25. Networking Hardware. II. MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE. Exercise 26. The Early Days of Windows. Exercise 27. An Introduction to Windows 95 and 98. Exercise 28. An Introduction to Windows NT and Windows 2000. Exercise 29. The Desktop. Exercise 30. The Control Panel. Exercise 31. Windows Explorer. Exercise 32. Managing Printers. Exercise 33. Accessories. Exercise 34. An Introduction to Networking with Windows. Exercise 35. Installing New Software. Exercise 36. Installing New Hardware. Exercise 37. Windows Internal Architecture. Exercise 38. Computer Viruses and Security. Exercise 39. Performance and Diagnostic Software. Exercise 40. Windows CE. Exercise 41. Other Network Operating Systems. Exercise 42. What is a Computer Network? Exercise 43. Network Topology. Exercise 44. Networking Protocols. Exercise 45. Networking Applications. Exercise 46. The Internet. Exercise 47. Electronic Mail. Exercise 48. Network Design and Troubleshooting Scenarios. Exercise 49. Windows NT Domains. Exercise 50. An Introduction to Telecommunications. Glossary. Appendix A. Extended ASCII Character Set. Appendix B. DOS Reference. Appendix C. Hand Tool Identification and Usage. Appendix D. Electrical Component Identification. Appendix E. Integrated Circuit Insertion and Removal. Appendix F. Soldering and Desoldering Techniques. Appendix G. Computer Languages. Appendix H. Setting Up a Repair Shop. Appendix I. Common Windows Error Messages. Appendix J. Installing and Using McAfee Utilities. Appendix K. Working with the Registry. Answers to Odd Self-test Questions. more

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