A+ training Guide (Exams 220-301, 220-302)

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A+ Training Guide, Fifth Edition is the ultimate self-study reference, written by Charles J. Brooks of CompTIA's A+ Advisory Council. The chapters map exactly to the exam objectives, helping you quickly and easily assess your mastery of the exam material. It also includes the popular Fast Facts, which highlight the essential information covered on the exam and is designed for last-second review before sitting for the exams. The book undergoes a stringent review process that includes scrutiny by nearly a dozen ...

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Overview

A+ Training Guide, Fifth Edition is the ultimate self-study reference, written by Charles J. Brooks of CompTIA's A+ Advisory Council. The chapters map exactly to the exam objectives, helping you quickly and easily assess your mastery of the exam material. It also includes the popular Fast Facts, which highlight the essential information covered on the exam and is designed for last-second review before sitting for the exams. The book undergoes a stringent review process that includes scrutiny by nearly a dozen industry experts who ensure it is the most complete, up-to-date, technically accurate, and well-organized material on the market.

The CD includes PrepLogic Practice Tests, lab procedures, and an electronic copy of the book. examcram2.com features community support, which includes dynamic book content updates, free practice questions, industry news, study tips, and discussion forums.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789730442
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Series: Training Guide Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1500
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles J. Brooks, author of five editions of the A+ Training Guide, is currently the president of Marcraft International Corporation, located in Kennewick, Washington, and is in charge of research and development. He is the author of several books, including Speech Synthesis, Pneumatic Instrumentation, The Complete Introductory Computer Course, Radio-Controlled Car Project Manual, and IBM PC Peripheral Troubleshooting and Repair. A former electronics instructor and technical writer with the National Education Corporation, Charles has taught and written on post-secondary EET curriculum, including introductory electronics, transistor theory, linear integrated circuits, basic digital theory, industrial electronics, microprocessors, and computer peripherals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Study and Exam Prep Tips 23
1 Basic Terms and Concepts 31
2 Adding and Removing FRU Modules in Desktop Systems 85
3 Adding and Removing FRU Modules in Portables 151
4 System Resources 191
5 Peripherals and Ports 221
6 Installing Disk Devices 249
7 Installing and Configuring Peripheral Devices 281
8 System Upgrading and Optimizing 299
9 Symptoms and Troubleshooting 335
10 Basic Troubleshooting Techniques 419
11 Preventive Maintenance 439
12 System Protection 467
13 Microprocessors 485
14 Random Access Memory 515
15 Motherboards 543
16 CMOS RAM 583
17 Basic Printer Concepts 607
18 Servicing Printers 643
19 Basic Networking Concepts 683
20 Network Media 719
21 Internet Connectivity 747
22 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 777
23 Major Operating System Files 853
24 Using Command-Line Functions 883
25 Managing Disks, Directories, and Files 903
26 Operating System Utilities 941
27 Installing and Upgrading Operating Systems 985
28 Starting the System 1031
29 Working with Devices, Applications, and Printers 1071
30 Troubleshooting OS Startup Problems 1115
31 Common OS Operational Problems 1159
32 Networking with Windows 1197
33 Internet Concepts 1247
Fast Facts: Core Hardware Service Technician Exam 1305
Fast Facts: Operting Systems Technologies Exam 1331
Practice Exam: Core Hardware Service Technician 1357
Practice Exam: Operating System Technologies 1373
App. A: Glossary 1391
App. B: Overview of the Certification Process 1425
App. C: What's on the CD-ROM 1427
App. D: Using PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Software 1429
Index 1435
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2005

    getting it

    this book is wonderful am really understanding the concepts,currently am instructing at komputa technical institute,africa campus.it has helped my A+ students

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2004

    This book got me Certified

    This book was very helpfull and to the point. I had allready pretty good exsperiance with computer but I wanted to know exactly for the test. This book is great!

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