A+ Certification Workbook For Dummies

A+ Certification Workbook For Dummies

by Faithe Wempen



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470133958
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Faithe Wempen, M.A., has passed every version of the A+ exams that have ever been offered. She is the author of over 90 books, including PC Maintenance: Preparing for A+ Certification, A+ Jumpstart, and A+ Fast Pass. She teaches Computer Hardware and Software Architecture at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, and she writes and facilitates online courses on PC hardware and software for corporate clients including Hewlett Packard, Sony, and CNET.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Basic Components.

Chapter 1: Protecting Yourself and Your PC.

Chapter 2: Motherboards and CPUs.

Chapter 3: Memory, BIOS, and CMOS.

Chapter 4: Disk Storage.

Chapter 5: Power Supplies and Portable PCs.

Part II: Peripherals.

Chapter 6: Ports, Cables, and Connectors.

Chapter 7: Monitors and Display Adapters.

Chapter 8: Printers.

Chapter 9: Multimedia and Input Devices.

Part III: Operating System Basics.

Chapter 10: Installing and Upgrading Windows.

Chapter 11: Files, Folders, and Command Prompts.

Chapter 12: Installing and Configuring Applications.

Chapter 13: System Resources and Device Drivers.

Part IV: Maintaining and Troubleshooting the Operating System.

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Optimizing Windows.

Chapter 15: Understanding the System Files and Boot Sequences.

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems.

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Boot and Startup Problems.

Part V: Networking.

Chapter 18: Understanding and Selecting Network Types.

Chapter 19: Managing Windows Networking.

Chapter 20: Configuring Internet Access and Security.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Things End-Users Do to Mess Up Their PCs (And How to Fix Them).

Chapter 22: Ten (More or Less) Windows System Files You Need to Know About.

Chapter 23: Ten Command-Prompt Commands That Can Save the Day.

Appendix A: About the A+ Certification Exams.

Appendix B: About the CD-ROM.


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