Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to 801 Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition (Exam 220-801) / Edition 4

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Overview

Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career

Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass CompTIA A+ exam 220-801 and become an expert PC technician. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to 801: Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition is completely up to date with the new CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you’ll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. End-of-chapter solutions and answers are only available to instructors and do not appear in the book.

Learn how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components
  • Work with PCs safely using the proper tools
  • Install and configure hard drives
  • Manage input devices and removable media
  • Install video and multimedia cards
  • Install and configure wired and wireless networks
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Manage and maintain portable PCs
  • Install, configure, and manage printers
  • Protect your PC and your network
  • Build and customize specialized PCs

Electronic content features:

  • Practice exams for 801 with hundreds of questions
  • An “Introduction to CompTIA A+” video by Mike Meyers
  • Links to Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities
  • Adobe Digital Editions eBook—free download (subject to Adobe system requirements)

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Key terms highlighted
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071796026
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 679,920
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MCP, is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He is the president of 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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Path of the PC Tech
Chapter 2: Operational Procedures
Chapter 3: The Visible PC
Chapter 4: Visible Networks
Chapter 5: Microprocessors
Chapter 6: RAM
Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 8: Motherboards
Chapter 9: Power Supplies
Chapter 10: Hard Drive Technologies
Chapter 11: Removable Media
Chapter 12: Input Devices
Chapter 13: Video Hardware
Chapter 14: Local Area Networking
Chapter 15: Wireless Networking Components and Standards
Chapter 16: The Internet
Chapter 17: Multimedia
Chapter 18: Portable Computing
Chapter 19: Printer Technologies and Installation
Chapter 20: Securing Computers
Chapter 21: The Right PC for you
Glossary
Appendices
Appendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ Objectives
Appendix B: About the CD

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