A+ Certification Training Guide / Edition 3

A+ Certification Training Guide / Edition 3

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by Charles J. Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735710880

ISBN-13: 9780735710887

Pub. Date: 04/16/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

A+ Certification Training Guide is designed to offer all the information needed students and professionals need to prepare for the A+ certification exams. The authors provide solid objective-based content, along with sample questions and exercises to allow the reader to learn the information in depth. This book is also ideal for networking students who want

Overview

A+ Certification Training Guide is designed to offer all the information needed students and professionals need to prepare for the A+ certification exams. The authors provide solid objective-based content, along with sample questions and exercises to allow the reader to learn the information in depth. This book is also ideal for networking students who want grounding in networking and hardware basics. This book will remain on the readers' bookshelf long after certification success is achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735710887
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/16/2001
Series:
Training Guide Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 9.46(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents







A+ Certification Training Guide - Table of Contents


A+ Certification Training Guide



Introduction

  • How This Book Is Organized
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Acknowledgments



  • Chapter 1 - Microcomputer Fundamentals

    • Introduction
    • Bits, Bytes, and Computer Words
    • Basic Hardware Structures
    • Microprocessor Operation
    • Input/Output (I/O)
    • Software
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 2 - PC Hardware

    • Introduction
    • Personal Computer Evolution
    • The PC System
    • Cases
    • Power Supplies
    • System Boards
    • Expansion Slots
    • Adapter Cards
    • Disk Drives
    • System Speakers
    • Peripherals
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 3 - Operating Systems

    • Introduction
    • Operating Systems
    • Basic Input/Output Systems
    • MS-DOS
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 4 - Microsoft Windows

    • Introduction
    • Windows Evolution
    • Microsoft Windows 3.x
    • Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    • Windows 95
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise




  • Chapter 5 - Troubleshooting the System

    • Introduction
    • Tools and Workspace
    • Initial Troubleshooting Steps
    • Software Diagnostics
    • Hardware Troubleshooting
    • Operating Systems Troubleshooting
    • Summary
    • Lab Procedures
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 6 - System Boards

    • Introduction
    • System Board Evolution
    • Chip Sets
    • Microprocessors
    • Microprocessor Support Systems
    • Memory Systems
    • Onboard I/O
    • Expansion Slots
    • PCMCIA Slots
    • System Board Troubleshooting
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 7 - Input/Output

    • Introduction
    • Standard I/O Ports
    • Troubleshooting Port Problems
    • Input Devices
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 8 - Magnetic Storage

    • Introduction
    • Magnetic Disks
    • Disk Drive Operations
    • Floppy-Disk Drives
    • Hard-Disk Drives
    • RAID Systems
    • Tape Drives
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 9 - Video Displays

    • Introduction
    • CRT Basics
    • Color Monitors and Graphics
    • Screen Data Manipulation
    • Video Standards
    • Integrated Video Controllers
    • The Monitor
    • Other Display Types
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercise
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 10 - Printers

    • Introduction
    • Printer Characteristics
    • Printing Methods
    • Character Types
    • Printer Speeds
    • Print Quality
    • Printer Mechanics
    • Paper Handling
    • Printer Controls
    • Printer Installation
    • Dot-Matrix Printers
    • Ink-Jet Printers
    • Laser Printers
    • Windows-Related Printing Problems
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Review Questions
    • Review Answers




  • Chapter 11 - Data Communications

    • Introduction
    • Modems
    • Local Area Networks
    • Wide Area Networks
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 12 - Multimedia

    • Introduction
    • Multimedia Applications
    • Multimedia Hardware
    • CD-ROM
    • Sound Cards
    • Video Capture Cards
    • VGA-to-TV Converters
    • General Multimedia Problems
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Review Questions




  • Chapter 13 - Preventive Maintenance and Safety

    • Introduction
    • Cleaning
    • Electrostatic Discharge
    • MOS Handling Techniques
    • Grounds
    • Power-Line Protection
    • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Monitors
    • Hard-Disk Drives
    • HDD Utilities
    • Floppy-Disk Drives
    • Input Devices
    • Printers
    • Preventive-Maintenance Schedule
    • Safety Considerations
    • Disposal Procedures
    • Summary
    • Lab Exercises




  • Appendix A - Customer Satisfaction

    • Customer Service Skills
    • Scenario 1
    • Scenario 2
    • Scenario 3
    • Scenario 4
    • Scenario 5
    • Scenario 6
    • Scenario 7




  • Appendix B -Glossary



  • Appendix C - A+ Objective Map

    • DOS/Windows Module Examination




  • Index



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A+ Certification Training Guide Charles J. Brooks PUBLISHER: New Riders REVIEWED BY: Barbara Rhoades BOOK REVIEW: The first thing you notice when you open the A+ Certification Training Guide book, is a six page tear-out section on the Core Hardware Service Technician Examination. It is divided into two parts ¿ the Topic and then the Chapter where that topic is discussed. Following this is a 13 page Table of Contents. The 40-page index completes the look-up information sections of the book. In-between, you find 1100 pages of information on installation, diagnosing, maintenance, motherboards and many, many more subjects. They will prepare you for the A+ examination. Want to practice first? At the end of each chapter, there are review questions, exam questions, apply your knowledge section and, best of all----the answers to all of the questions! Warnings, tips, notes, and plenty of graphics make the book a fountain of information. There is also a CD that contains test questions so you can review before your actual test. The $59.99 price gives you mountains of material for you¿re A+ Certification.