Many A+ certification guides prepare aspiring PC technicians to pass the exam, but they don't put test objectives in a "practical use" context. Other PC repair guides cover A+ exam objectives in a real-world setting, but they don't prepare students well enough to pass the test and get certifi ed. The A+ Exams Guide, Second Edition solves this problem by combining a complete test preparation for the new A+ examinations [Essentials (aka 220-601), 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604] with a hands-on guide that refl ects how the A+ exam questions apply to real-world PC repair problems. The book teaches users how to install and troubleshoot hardware, and provides solutions to common operating system-related problems for machines running Microsoft Windows. Each chapter includes numerous diagrams and photographs, and explains PC repair techniques using easy-to-understand language and accessible terms. Additionally, the book's companion CD-ROM includes hundreds of CertBlaster A+ practice questions for all four of the current A+ exams so you can test yourself as you work through the book. This is the only guide you need to pass the A+ exams and get certified!
Christopher A. Crayton is a technical consultant, security consultant, and trainer. Formerly, he worked as a networking instructor at Keiser College (2001 Teacher of the Year); as a network administrator for Protocol, an electronic customer relationship management (eCRM) company; and at Eastman Kodak Headquarters as a computer and network specialist. Chris has authored several print and online books, including Microsoft Windows Vista 70-620 Exam Guide Short Cut (O'Reilly,2007), CompTIA A+ Essentials 220-601 Exam Guide Short Cut (O'Reilly, 2007), A+ Adaptive Exams(Charles River Media, 2002), The A+ Exams Guide, The A+ Certifi cation and PC Repair Handbook(Charles River Media, 2005), and The Security+ Exam Guide (Charles River Media, 2003). He has also recently co-authored the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide & DVD Training System, Second Edition (Syngress, 2007). Chris is also a technical editor/reviewer for several major publishing companies, including Thomson, Pearson, Charles River Media, Wiley, Que, O'Reilly, Syngress, and Apress. He holds MCSE, MCP+I, A+, and Network+ certifications.
Chapter 1 The CompTIA A+ Certification Exams and 2006 Exam Objectives Chapter 2 Motherboards, Power, BIOS, and Expansion Buses Chapter 3 Processors and Cache Chapter 4 Understanding Memory Chapter 5 System Resources and Input Devices Chapter 6 Basic Output Devices Chapter 7 Storage Devices and Interfaces Chapter 8 Cables, Connectors, and Ports Chapter 9 Basic Networking Chapter 10 Operating System Fundamentals and DOS Chapter 11 Windows 9.X/Me Chapter 12 Windows NT Chapter 13 Windows 2000 Chapter 14 Windows XP Chapter 15 Final A+ Exam Preparation