A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference [NOOK Book]

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If you're preparing for the new CompTIA 2006 certification in A+, or the current Network+ and Security+ certifications, you'll find this book invaluable. It provides all the information you need to get ready for these exams, including the four new A+ exams -- the required Essentials exam and three elective exams that pertain to your area of specialization.

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A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Overview

If you're preparing for the new CompTIA 2006 certification in A+, or the current Network+ and Security+ certifications, you'll find this book invaluable. It provides all the information you need to get ready for these exams, including the four new A+ exams -- the required Essentials exam and three elective exams that pertain to your area of specialization.

As with other O'Reilly Nutshell books for certification exams, A+, Network+ and Security + in a Nutshell follows a proven style and approach. It reviews all of the topics needed to master each exam in a remarkably concise format, with required knowledge boiled down to the core. Instead of plowing through 500 to 700 pages to prepare for each exam, this book covers each one in approximately 150 pages. And because the objectives for the three elective A+ exams are redundant, and the book covers them in one section.

The exams covered include:

  • A+ Essentials: Required for A+ 2006 certification
  • EXAM 220-602: For the A+ IT Technician specialization
  • EXAM 220-603: For the A+ Remote Support Technician specialization
  • EXAM 220-604: For the A+ IT Depot specialization
  • EXAM N10-003: For Network+ Certification
  • EXAM SYO-101: For Security+ Certification


Each exam is covered in three parts: Exam Overview, Study Guide and Prep and Practice. Plenty of detailed tables and screen shots are included, along with study notes and practice questions. Once you have completed the exams successfully, you will find this all-in-one book to be a valuable reference to core administration and security skills.

This concise guide offers study material for three CompTIA certification exams: the A+ exam for computer service technicians, the Network+ exam for networking professionals, and the Security+ exam for security technicians. It provides an all-in-one review resource that includes study notes and practice questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596551513
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 812
  • Sales rank: 1,123,067
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Pawan K. Bhardwaj is an independent technical trainer and author. Pawan is MCSE, MCT, Security+, Network+, I-Net+ and A+ certified. He was one of the first 100 in India to attain MCSE certification in 1997. He teaches Windows Administration and Networking classes and provides consultancy to training institutions. He has authored or contributed to over 12 certification books, including "MCSE 2003 Electives Exams in a Nutshell" by O'Reilly. Pawan was also the technical reviewer for the bestselling title "MCSE 2003 Core Required Exams in a Nutshell" and "MCSE Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell", also by O'Reilly.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
A+ Essentials
Overview of A+ Essentials Exam     3
Areas of Study for the A+ Essentials Exam     5
A+ Essentials Study Guide     16
Personal Computer Components     18
Laptops and Portable Devices     50
Operating Systems     65
Printers and Scanners     111
Networks     129
Security     149
Safety and Environmental Issues     165
Communications and Professionalism     172
Prep and Practice for the A+ Essentials Exam     181
Preparing for the A+ Essentials Exam     182
Suggested Exercises for the A+ Essentials Exam     182
Highlighters Index     191
Practice Questions for the A+ Essentials Exam     231
A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604
Overview of the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604     245
Areas of Study for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604     247
Study Guide for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604     251
Personal Computer Components     252
Laptops and Portable Devices     268
Operating Systems     276
Printers and Scanners     307
Networks     328
Security     358
Prep and Practice for the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604     373
Preparing for the A+ Exams     374
Suggested Exercises for the Exams     374
Highlighters Index     383
Practice Questions for the A+ Exams     404
Network+
Overview of the Network+ Exam     417
Areas of Study for the Network+ Exam     419
Network+ Exam Study Guide     424
Media and Topologies     425
Protocols and Standards     457
Network Implementation     489
Network Support     514
Network+ Exam Prep and Practice     540
Preparing for the Network+ Exam     541
Network+ Exam Suggested Exercises     541
Network+ Exam Highlighters Index     546
Network+ Exam Practice Questions     573
Security+
Overview of Security+ Exam     585
Areas of Study for Security+ Exam     587
Security+ Exam Study Guide     593
General Security Concepts     594
Communication Security     617
Infrastructure Security     648
Basics of Cryptography     672
Operational and Organizational Security      685
Security+ Exam Prep and Practice     702
Preparing for the Security+ Exam     703
Security+ Exam Suggested Exercises     703
Security+ Exam Highlighters Index     707
Security+ Exam Practice Questions     734
Index     745
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Great Study Guide for the Network+ Exam

    I read another Network+ book before I read this one, but this one covered almost everything that was asked on the Exam. It gets straight to the point without all of the small talk in-between. This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for a reference / study guide for the Nework+ exam.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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