Mike Meyers' A+ Guide: PC Technician Lab Manual (Exams 220-602, 220-603, & 220-604)

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Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Operating Systems Lab Manual, Second Edition features 40-plus lab exercises that challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies and step-by-step scenarios that require critical thinking. You'll also get post-lab observation questions that measure your understanding of lab results and key term quizzes that help build vocabulary.

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Overview

Essential skills for IT professionals

Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Operating Systems Lab Manual, Second Edition features 40-plus lab exercises that challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies and step-by-step scenarios that require critical thinking. You'll also get post-lab observation questions that measure your understanding of lab results and key term quizzes that help build vocabulary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072263633
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/26/2007
  • Series: Mike Meyers' Guides
  • Edition description: Lab Manual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Meyers is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.

Dennis Haley is the administrator and an instructor for the E2C and Microsoft IT Academy programs at Polytech High School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Preface ix
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Personal Computer 1
Lab Exercise 1.01 Investigating Windows 2
Lab Exercise 1.02 Investigating Linux 5
Lab Exercise 1.03 Finding Answers to OS Questions 8
Lab Analysis Test 11
Key Term Quiz 12
Chapter 2 Introducing Microsoft Windows 13
Lab Exercise 2.01 Windows XP Interface 15
Lab Exercise 2.02 Windows Desktop 19
Lab Exercise 2.03 Windows Explorer 24
Lab Exercise 2.04 Windows Control Panel 30
Lab Exercise 2.05 Windows Registry 35
Lab Analysis Test 39
Key Term Quiz 40
Chapter 3 Features and Characteristics of Windows 41
Lab Exercise 3.01 Customizing the Boot Menu in Windows 9x/Me 42
Lab Exercise 3.02 Organizing Users and Groups in Windows XP 45
Lab Exercise 3.03 Working with Permissions in Windows XP 48
Lab Analysis Test 50
Key Term Quiz 51
Chapter 4 Using the Command Line 53
Lab Exercise 4.01 Using a Command Line Window 54
Lab Exercise 4.02 Understanding Basic Commands 56
Lab Exercise 4.03 Using Command Line Tools 66
Lab Analysis Test 69
Key Term Quiz 70
Chapter 5 Implementing Hard Drives 71
Lab Exercise 5.01 Creating Partitions with FDISK 73
Lab Exercise 5.02 Formatting Partitions with FORMAT 76
Lab Exercise 5.03 Creating Partitions with Disk Administrator and Disk Management 78
Lab Exercise 5.04 Formatting Partitions with Disk Administrator, Disk Management, and My Computer 80
Lab Exercise 5.05 Creating and Managing Dynamic Disks with Disk Management 82
Lab Exercise 5.06 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Disk Drives 86
Lab Analysis Test 89
Key Term Quiz 90
Chapter 6 Installing and Upgrading Windows 91
Lab Exercise 6.01 Pre-Installation Planning 93
Lab Exercise 6.02 Installing/Upgrading Considerations 96
Lab Exercise 6.03 Upgrading a Windows Operating System 102
Lab Exercise 6.04 Performing a Clean Installation 105
Lab Analysis Test 106
Key Term Quiz 107
Chapter 7 Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows 9x/Me 109
Lab Exercise 7.01 Updating and Patching Windows 9x/Me 111
Lab Exercise 7.02 Optimizing Windows 9x/Me 117
Lab Exercise 7.03 Installing Devices with Windows 9x/Me 123
Lab Exercise 7.04 Working with Windows Me System Restore 127
Lab Analysis Test 129
Key Term Quiz 130
Chapter 8 Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows NT, 2000, and XP 131
Lab Exercise 8.01 Installing Device Drivers in Windows 2000/XP 133
Lab Exercise 8.02 Configuring a Custom Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Toolbox 137
Lab Exercise 8.03 Examining and Configuring Log Files in Event Viewer 141
Lab Exercise 8.04 Using Alternative Boot Methods 144
Lab Exercise 8.05 Troubleshooting Startup Problems 148
Lab Exercise 8.06 Configuring Security 152
Lab Analysis Test 157
Key Term Quiz 158
Chapter 9 Networking 159
Lab Exercise 9.01 Identifying Local Area Network Hardware 160
Lab Exercise 9.02 Exploring Local Area Network Configuration Options 164
Lab Exercise 9.03 Verifying TCP/IP Settings 168
Lab Exercise 9.04 Sharing Resources 170
Lab Exercise 9.05 Testing Your LAN Connections 171
Lab Analysis Test 178
Key Term Quiz 179
Chapter 10 Internet 181
Lab Exercise 10.01 Identifying Modem Properties 183
Lab Exercise 10.02 Installing a Modem 185
Lab Exercise 10.03 Configuring Dialup 189
Lab Exercise 10.04 Dealing with Internet Problems 192
Lab Analysis Test 193
Key Term Quiz 194
Glossary 195
Index 221
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