Troubleshooting the PC with A+ Preparation

Troubleshooting the PC with A+ Preparation

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This easy-to-understand book provides readers with the complete knowledge to learn how to install, configure, manage, maintain and successfully troubleshoot a PC running Windows 9X, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Linux. It is also prepares the students to pass the COMPTIA's A+ (2004) exam and Microsoft's Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST). It is assumed that users of this text are familiar with and how to use the computer, have a general understanding of Windows, and have basic word-processing and spreadsheet skills. The text starts with a discussion of the basic hardware components (processor, motherboard, RAM, and drives), followed by add-on peripherals, and ends with a discussion of the various operating systems. Key Features: *Real-world examples motivate interest. *Built-in, hands-on exercises provide accessible, easy-to-grasp presentation. *End-of-section questions check understanding and prepare for the COMPTIA's A+ and Microsoft MCDST exams. *Many websites for additional information. *Appendixes include POST codes, operating system error messages and Windows Stop errors. The book also lists and describes the common BIOS settings and Apple Macintosh beep codes. What is New: *Updated to include the newest technology including AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron processors, BTX form factor, PCI Express, mini-PCI cards, USB 2.0, serial IDE and SCSI devices, extensible firmware interface, and spyware and wireless networks. *Information on Windows 2000 and XP have been greatly enhanced. *Detailed information on troubleshooting and disassembling and reassembling notebook computers. *More information on installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet browsers. *Detailed information on installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Linux. *Introduces Apple Macintosh computers. *Prepares readers to take and pass the COMPTIA's A+ (2004) and the Microsoft's MCDST exams.show more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 205.7 x 274.3 x 45.7mm | 2,358.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131194674
  • 9780131194670

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This easy-to-understand book provides readers with the complete knowledge to learn how to install, configure, manage, maintain and successfully troubleshoot a PC running Windows 9X, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Linux. It is also prepares the students to pass the COMPTIA's A+ (2004) exam and Microsoft's Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST). It is assumed that users of this text are familiar with and how to use the computer, have a general understanding of Windows, and have basic word-processing and spreadsheet skills. The text starts with a discussion of the basic hardware components (processor, motherboard, RAM, and drives), followed by add-on peripherals, and ends with a discussion of the various operating systems. Key Features: Real-world examples motivate interest.Built-in, hands-on exercises provide accessible, easy-to-grasp presentation.End-of-section questions check understanding and prepare for the COMPTIA's A+ and Microsoft MCDST exams.Many websites for additional information.Appendixes include POST codes, operating system error messages and Windows Stop errors. The book also lists and describes the common BIOS settings and Apple Macintosh beep codes. What is New: Updated to include the newest technology including AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron processors, BTX form factor, PCI Express, mini-PCI cards, USB 2.0, serial IDE and SCSI devices, extensible firmware interface, and spyware and wireless networks.Information on Windows 2000 and XP have been greatly enhanced.Detailed information on troubleshooting and disassembling and reassembling notebook computers.More information on installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet browsers.Detailed information on installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Linux.Introduces Apple Macintosh computers.Prepares readers to take and pass the COMPTIA's A+ (2004) and the Microsoft's MCDST exams.show more

About Patrick E Regan

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician and network administrator/engineer for the past 14 years. He has also taught many computer and network classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald Colleges and MTI College), conducted considerable formal and informal training while an IT administrator (Heald Colleges) and a product support engineer for the Intel Corporation Customer service, and participated in and led many projects (Heald Colleges and Intel Corporation). For this teaching accomplishments, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Heald Colleges; in addition, he received several recognition awards from Intel. He currently works for Virtual Alert as a network engineer supporting the BioTerrorism Readiness Suite. Currently, he holds many certifications, including Microsoft's MCSE, MCSA and MCT; COMPTIA's A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell's CNE. Over the last couple of years, he has written several books including Troubleshooting the PC, Networking with Windows 2000 and 2003, Linux, Local Area Networks and WANs. Recently, Pat has started a new exciting Acing series which including Acing the A+, Acing the Network+, Acing the Security+, Acing the Server+ and Acing the Linux+.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 A PC Overview Chapter 2 The PC Technician Chapter 3 The Disassembling and Assembling of the PC Chapter 4 The Processors Chapter 5 RAM Chapter 6 The Motherboard Support Chips Chapter 7 Expansion Slots and Cards Chapter 8 The Case and Power Supply Chapter 9 The Hard Drive Chapter 10 The Floppy Drive and Other Removable Media Chapter 11 The Compact Disk Drive Chapter 12 Disk Structure Chapter 13 Tape Drives and Data Protection Chapter 14 The Video System Chapter 15 Input Devices Chapter 16 Sound Cards Chapter 17 Serial Ports and Modems Chapter 18 Parallel Ports and Printer Chapter 19 The DOS Interface Chapter 20 Windows 9X Chapter 21 Windows NT Family (Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP) Chapter 22 Supporting Windows and Windows Applications Chapter 23 Introduction to Linux Chapter 24 Advanced Linux Chapter 25 Computers Connected to a Network Appendix A: Useful Computer Table Appendix B: POST Error Codes Appendix C: Operating System Error Codes Appendix D: Windows Stop Errors Appendix E: Certification Exams Glossaryshow more

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