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Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, 4th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) / 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+ exams 220-801 and 220-802 and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to 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. Answers and solutions to the end-of-chapter sections are only available to instructors and are not printed inside the book.

Learn how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives
  • Manage input devices and removable media
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Troubleshoot all common PC problems
  • Install video and multimedia cards
  • Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Install and configure wired and wireless networks
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Protect your PC and your network
  • Install, configure, and manage printers
  • Work with virtualization technologies
  • Understand safety and environmental issues

Electronic content features:

  • Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions
  • One hour+ of free video training from Mike Meyers
  • A collection of Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities
  • Adobe Digital Editions free eBook download (subject to Adobe's 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: 9780071795913
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1071
  • Sales rank: 172,589
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 1.65 (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: The Path of the PC Tech
Chapter 2: Operational Procedures
Chapter 3: The Visible PC
Chapter 4: Visible Windows
Chapter 5: Visible Networks
Chapter 6: Microprocessors
Chapter 7: RAM
Chapter 8: BIOS
Chapter 9: Motherboards
Chapter 10: Power Supplies
Chapter 11: Hard Drives Technologies
Chapter 12: Implementing Hard Drives
Chapter 13: Removable Media
Chapter 14: Installing Windows
Chapter 15: Windows Under the Hood
Chapter 16: NTFS, Users and Groups
Chapter 17: Maintaining Windows
Chapter 18: Command Line Interface
Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Windows
Chapter 20: Input Devices
Chapter 21: Video
Chapter 22: Local Area Networking
Chapter 23: Wireless Networking
Chapter 24: The Internet
Chapter 25: Multimedia
Chapter 26: Portable Computing
Chapter 27: Mobile Devices
Chapter 28: Printers
Chapter 29: Securing Computers
Chapter 30: Virtualization
Chapter 31: The Right PC for You
Chapter 32: The Complete PC Tech
Appendices
Appendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ Objectives
Appendix B: About the CD
Glossary
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