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This ILT Series manual for the A+ Core Hardware Certification is designed to prepare the individual for the role of computer technician. The manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom and filled with interactive exercises that help ensure student success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780619205478
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 782
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1:How computers work Topic A: Hardware's reliance on software Topic B: Understanding number systems Topic C: Hardware used for input and output Topic D: Hardware inside the computer case Topic E: Storage devices Topic F: Motherboard components used for communication among devices Topic G: The electrical system Topic H: Instructions and data stored on the motherboard Topic I: How a CPU works and communicates with other devices Unit 2: Hardware and software interaction Topic A: Overview of hardware and software interaction Topic B: System resources Topic C: Booting up the computer Unit 3: Electricity and power supplies Topic A: Introduction to electricity Topic B: Protecting your computer system Topic C: The computer case and form factors Topic D: Determining power requirements Topic E: Power supply troubleshooting Topic F: Energy Star systems Unit 4: Motherboards Topic A: Types of motherboards Topic B: Components on the motherboard Topic C: Building a computer: An introduction Topic D: Installing the motherboard Topic E: Troubleshooting the motherboard and CPU Unit 5:Supporting I/O devices Topic A: Basic principles of peripheral installations Topic B: Using ports and expansion slots for add-on devices Topic C: Installing legacy hardware Topic D: Keyboards Topic E: Pointing devices Topic F: Computer video Unit 6: Managing memory and floppy drives Topic A: Physical memory Topic B: Upgrading memory Topic C: How floppy drives work Topic D: Managing floppy drives Topic E: Replacing and supporting floppy drives Unit 7: Hard drives Topic A: Hard drive technology Topic B: Communicating with the hard drive BIOS Topic C: How a hard drive is logically organized to hold data Topic D: Installing a hard drive Topic E: Maintaining hard drives Unit 8: SCSI Topic A: SCSI basics Topic B: Comparing IDE and SCSI Topic C: Installing SCSI devices Topic D: Setting device IDs during installation Topic E: Troubleshooting SCSI devices Unit 9:Multimedia devices and mass storage Topic A: Multimedia on a PC Topic B: Optical storage technology Topic C: Hardware used for backup Topic D: Removable drives Topic E: Hardware for fault tolerance Topic F: Troubleshooting guidelines Unit 10: Supporting modems Topic A: All about modems Topic B: The AT command set Topic C: Troubleshooting modems Unit 11: PCs on a network Topic A: Physical network architectures Topic B: Connecting a PC to a network Topic C: Troubleshooting a network connection Topic D: Segmenting a network Topic E: Connecting networks Unit 12: Notebooks, PDAs, and printers Topic A: Notebook computers Topic B: PDAs Topic C: Printers Topic D: Installing a printer Topic E: Troubleshooting guidelines for printers Unit 13: Troubleshooting and maintenance fundamentals Topic A: Troubleshooting perspectives and tools Topic B: Your approach to troubleshooting Topic C: Preventive maintenance Unit 14: Purchasing a PC or building your own Topic A: Selecting a personal computer Topic B: Preparing to build your own PC Topic C: Building a personal computer, step by step Appendix A: Error messages Topic A: Error messages and their meanings Appendix B: Interrupts Topic A: Interrupt vectors Appendix C: The PC technician Topic A: Understanding customer needs Topic B: Support calls and providing good service Topic C: Record keeping and information tools Topic D: Professional organizations and certifications Topic E: Protecting software copyright

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