A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting / Edition 1

A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting / Edition 1

by Jean Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0619120029

ISBN-13: 9780619120023

Pub. Date: 06/12/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

New from best-selling author, Jean Andrews, this text is designed to be the most through, step-by-step book for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. This book maps to CompTIAÂ's current A+ core exam. FEATURES: • Includes coverage on P4 motherboards, notebooks, printers, PDAs, wireless devices, and

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New from best-selling author, Jean Andrews, this text is designed to be the most through, step-by-step book for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. This book maps to CompTIAÂ's current A+ core exam. FEATURES: • Includes coverage on P4 motherboards, notebooks, printers, PDAs, wireless devices, and network technology and devices. • Maps completely to CompTIAÂ's A+ Core certification exam. • CoursePrep® A+ test preparation software mimics the exam environment and is included on CD. • A+ certification icon highlights all of the material related to the exams, so you can pay close attention to the pertinent information. • A+ Table of Contents provides quick reference to all of A+ material. • Includes extensive pedagogical features, including review questions, and numerous hands-on exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780619120023
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/12/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1How Computers Work1
Ch. 2How Hardware and Software Work Together49
Ch. 3Electricity and Power Supplies81
Ch. 4The Motherboard143
Ch. 5Supporting I/O Devices209
Ch. 6Memory and Floppy Drives277
Ch. 7Understanding and Supporting Hard Drives325
Ch. 8All About SCSI381
Ch. 9Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage405
Ch. 10Supporting Modems449
Ch. 11PCs on a Network485
Ch. 12Notebooks, PDAs, and Printers523
Ch. 13Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals557
Ch. 14Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own579
App. AError Messages and Their Meanings613
App. BInterrupt Vectors617
App. CThe Professional PC Technician621
Glossary633
Index655

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