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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide
     

CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide

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by Mark Edward Soper
 

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam success with this CompTIA Approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Approved Platinum Partner.

  • Master CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key

Overview

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam success with this CompTIA Approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Approved Platinum Partner.

  • Master CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD

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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed study guide. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Mark Soper, Scott Mueller, and David Prowse help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your CompTIA 220-801 and 220-802 exams and move into a successful career as an IT technician.

Every feature of this book is designed to support both efficient exam preparation and long-term mastery:

  • Includes coverage of the new performance based questions
  • Opening Topics Lists define the topics you’ll need to learn in each chapter, including a list of the official exam objectives covered in that chapter
  • Exam Preparation Tasks include reviewing key topics, completing memory tables, defining key terms, working through scenarios, and answering review questions—all designed to help you go beyond simple facts to make sure you master concepts crucial to both passing the exam and enhancing your career
  • Key Terms defined in a complete glossary explain all the field’s essential terminology

The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine, two complete exams with access to a large library of exam-realistic questions. This state-of-the-art assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features to help you study more efficiently. Use step-by-step Study Mode or run a powerful exam simulation that mimics actual exam conditions. Whenever you want, get a complete assessment of your current knowledge, so you can focus scarce study time where you need it most. The DVD also includes sample beep codes to help you learn about these valuable troubleshooting tools, memory tables, and the glossary, all in searchable PDF format.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The CompTIA approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the A+ exam, including

  • Motherboards, processors, RAM, and BIOS
  • Power supplies and system cooling
  • I/O, input ports, and devices
  • Video displays and video cards
  • Customized PCs
  • Laptops and mobile devices
  • Printers
  • Storage devices
  • Installing, using, and troubleshooting Windows
  • Virtualization
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Operational procedures and communications methods

Companion CD

The CD contains two free, complete practice exams, beep codes, memory tables, and a glossary.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test.

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789748508
Publisher:
Pearson IT Certification
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Cert Guide Series
Pages:
1104
Sales rank:
1,294,179
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Edward Soper has been working with PCs since the days of the IBM PC/XT and AT as a salesperson, technology advisor, consultant, experimenter, and technology writer and content creator. Since 1992, he has taught thousands of students across the country how to repair, manage, and troubleshoot the hardware, software, operating systems, and firmware inside their PCs. He has created many versions of his experimental computer known as “FrankenPC” for this and previous books. Mark earned his CompTIA A+ Certification in 1999 and has written four other A+ Certification books covering previous and current versions of the A+ Certification exams for Pearson imprints.

Mark has contributed to many editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th and 20th editions; co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition; and has written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos.

In addition, Mark has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista and to Que’s Windows 7 In Depth. He has also contributed to Easy Windows Vista and has written two books about Windows Vista: Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center. Mark has also written two books about Windows 7: Easy Microsoft Windows 7 and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes. Mark has also created a number of hardware tutorial videos available from the OnGadgets&Hardware podcast channel at www.quepublishing.com.

Mark has also written many blog entries and articles for MaximumPC.com and Maximum PC magazine. He has taught A+ Certification and other technologyrelated subjects at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana. See Mark’s website at www.markesoper.com for news and information about upcoming projects.

David L. Prowse is an author, a computer network specialist, and a technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.

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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Are you an entry-level IT professional with the equivalent knowledge of at least 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Mark Edward Soper, David L. Prowse and Scott Mueller, have done an outstanding job of writing a 3rd edition of a book that will help you pass the 2012 version of the CompTIA A+ Certification exams 220-801 and 220-802. Authors’ Soper, Prowse and Mueller, begin with a introduction to most of the objectives found in 220-801 Domain 1 and 220-802 Domain 4, and provide a guide to where to find more detailed information elsewhere in this book. Next, they discuss some of the core components of the computer (the guts of the computer), including the motherboard and CPU. The authors also show you how the BIOS, CMOS and batteries on the motherboard interact and configure and upgrade the BIOS. They continue by delving into how power is conveyed to the computer, which power supply to select depending on your configuration and needs, how to install and troubleshoot power supplies, and how to cool the system. Next, the authors focus on the types, installation, and troubleshooting of RAM. They also discuss USB, FireWire, serial, parallel, SCSI, audio, and PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports; the goal here is to make you proficient with the various interfaces you will see in the IT field. The authors continue by helping you prepare for the A+ Certification exams by enhancing your understanding of the major types of video cards and displays; and, showing you how to install, configure, and troubleshoot them. Then, the authors discuss the specific requirements of each type of system and the guidelines for building or upgrading a system to meet them. Next, for the A+ exams, they show you the unique components of a laptop, how to safely remove and reinstall laptop hardware, the ports built in to a typical laptop, and how to troubleshoot laptops. The authors also show you how to operate the mobile devices and move ahead to the hardware and software that are propelling the devices into the mainstream. They continue by focusing on laser, inkjet, thermal and impact printers. Then, the authors show you what you need to know about storage devices. Next, they help you gain a foundation of knowledge about the possible installations and upgrades of Windows. The authors also discuss how to manage the Windows operating systems. They continue by helping you understand the common Windows-related problems and to master the tools and techniques necessary to solve them. Then, the authors discuss wired and wireless networking technologies, TCP/IP, network devices, and Internet connectivity options. Next, they help you master the A+ 220-802 exam objectives, which will result in you passing the exams and will also help you handle the increasing challenges of computer security in the real world. Finally, the authors discuss safety, the environment, response procedures and professional behavior. This most excellent book will help you master and understand the A+ Certification objectives. Perhaps more importantly, this great book uses a subsystem approach: each chapter is devoted to a particular part of the computer, so that you understand how the components of each part work together and how each part of the computer works with other parts.