The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair Fifth Edition Update / Edition 5

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Overview

Cheryl Schmidt’s The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Fifth Edition Update presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2011 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive book on computer repair introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today’s technology.

The A+ Certification Exam criteria are being updated, effective January 2011, to include Windows 7. The Fifth Edition Update now includes Windows 7 material.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132727594
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 3/17/2011
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Cheryl Schmidt teaches computer repair and networking at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, and developed and implements FCCJ’s certification programs. She is the author of The Complete Computer Repair Textbook, A+ Hardware for Technicians, and A+ Operating Systems for Technicians. Schmidt is a certified technician with years of experience in the field.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 • Introduction to Computer Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 2 • On the Motherboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chapter 3 • System Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Chapter 4 • Disassembly and Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Chapter 5 • Logical Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Chapter 6 • Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Chapter 7 • Storage Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Chapter 8 • Multimedia Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Chapter 9 • Other Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Chapter 10 • Internet Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

Chapter 11 • Basic Windows and Windows Commands . . . . . . . 391

Chapter 12 • Windows XP, Vista, and 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

Chapter 13 • Introduction to Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587

Chapter 14 • Computer and Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663

Online Chapter • Floppy Drives

Online Chapter • Windows 98

Online Chapter • Windows NT

Online Chapter • Windows 2000 Professional

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 727

Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 761

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