A+ Certification Workbook For Dummies

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Becoming a certified computer technician can take your career to new heights. Unfortunately, sitting down to take the A+ Certification exam can do the same for your blood pressure—but don’t get your cables in a knot!

A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies gives you everything you need to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence as you prepare for the A+ Certification exam. Reflecting the tone and content of the actual test, this friendly workbook includes hundreds of ...

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Overview

Becoming a certified computer technician can take your career to new heights. Unfortunately, sitting down to take the A+ Certification exam can do the same for your blood pressure—but don’t get your cables in a knot!

A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies gives you everything you need to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence as you prepare for the A+ Certification exam. Reflecting the tone and content of the actual test, this friendly workbook includes hundreds of hands-on exercises, scores of quizzes covering the terms and specifications you’ll need to memorize, and tons of troubleshooting “story problems” that require critical thinking and application of theory.

With A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies, you’ll get practical guidance and helpful tips on answering questions and solving problems in all areas covered on the real exam, including:

  • Protecting yourself and your PC
  • Motherboards and CPUs
  • Memory, BIOS, and CMOS
  • Disk storage
  • Power supplies and portable PCs
  • Ports, cables, and connectors
  • Monitors and adapters
  • Printers
  • Multimedia and input devices

Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience with:

  • Installing and upgrading Windows
  • Files, folders, and command prompts
  • Running and configuring applications
  • System resources and device drivers
  • Optimizing and maintaining Windows
  • Understanding the system files and boot sequences
  • Troubleshooting hardware, bootstrap, startup, and application problems

Bonus CD-ROM includes example files and a test engine with additional review questions!

A+ Certification Workbook for Dummies gives you everything you need to pass the A+ Certification Exam and prove you have what it takes to work in the competitive computer support industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470133958
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Faithe Wempen, M.A., has passed every version of the A+ exams that have ever been offered. She is the author of over 90 books, including PC Maintenance: Preparing for A+ Certification, A+ Jumpstart, and A+ Fast Pass. She teaches Computer Hardware and Software Architecture at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, and she writes and facilitates online courses on PC hardware and software for corporate clients including Hewlett Packard, Sony, and CNET.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Basic Components.

Chapter 1: Protecting Yourself and Your PC.

Chapter 2: Motherboards and CPUs.

Chapter 3: Memory, BIOS, and CMOS.

Chapter 4: Disk Storage.

Chapter 5: Power Supplies and Portable PCs.

Part II: Peripherals.

Chapter 6: Ports, Cables, and Connectors.

Chapter 7: Monitors and Display Adapters.

Chapter 8: Printers.

Chapter 9: Multimedia and Input Devices.

Part III: Operating System Basics.

Chapter 10: Installing and Upgrading Windows.

Chapter 11: Files, Folders, and Command Prompts.

Chapter 12: Installing and Configuring Applications.

Chapter 13: System Resources and Device Drivers.

Part IV: Maintaining and Troubleshooting the Operating System.

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Optimizing Windows.

Chapter 15: Understanding the System Files and Boot Sequences.

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems.

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Boot and Startup Problems.

Part V: Networking.

Chapter 18: Understanding and Selecting Network Types.

Chapter 19: Managing Windows Networking.

Chapter 20: Configuring Internet Access and Security.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Things End-Users Do to Mess Up Their PCs (And How to Fix Them).

Chapter 22: Ten (More or Less) Windows System Files You Need to Know About.

Chapter 23: Ten Command-Prompt Commands That Can Save the Day.

Appendix A: About the A+ Certification Exams.

Appendix B: About the CD-ROM.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

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