- Master CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 exam topics
- Assess your knowledge with practice questions
- Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
- Practice with realistic exam questions
- Get practical guidance for next steps and more advanced certifications
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading IT certification expert Mark Edward Soper shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.
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Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions, this CompTIA study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.
The CompTIA study guide helps you master all the topics on the IT Fundamentals exam, including:
- IT concepts and terminology, including data types, input, processing, output, storage, the value of data and information, and basic troubleshooting methods
- Infrastructure, including I/O hardware, peripheral setup/installation, internal computer components, Internet service types, storage types, computing devices, and networking
- Applications and software, including software management, operating system components, software types and uses, application architecture and delivery models, web browser configuration, application concepts, and best practices
- Software development concepts, including types of programming languages, programming organization techniques and logic, and basic programming concepts
- Database concepts, purposes, structures, and interfaces
- Security issues, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability; device security; behavioral security; authentication and authorization; password best practices; encryption; and business continuity concepts
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About the Author
Mark earned his CompTIA A+ Certification in 1999 and has written several A+ Certification books for Pearson imprints. Mark is also the author of The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing.
Other books Mark has authored or co-authored include three editions of Easy Windows 10, Easy Windows 8.1, Easy Windows 8, Easy Microsoft Windows 7, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, books on computer troubleshooting, home networking and broadband Internet, home automation, Raspberry Pi singleboard computers, and digital photography. Mark is also the creator of Building and Repairing PCs (Que Video).
Mark has also written many blog entries and articles for MaximumPC.com and Maximum PC magazine. He currently teaches Microsoft Office for the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana, and also has taught A+ Certification and other technology-related subjects at Ivy Tech Community College. See Mark’s website at www.markesoper.com for news and information about upcoming projects.
Table of Contents
- 1. IT Fundamentals Certification
- 2. How Computers Store Data: Notational Systems
- 3. Fundamental Data Types and Their Characteristics
- 4. Input, Output, and More: the Basics of Computing and Processing
- 5. Data and Information Are Valuable
- 6. Common Units of Measure: Storage, Throughput, and Speed
- 7. The Troubleshooting Method
- 8. I/O, I/O: Input/Output Device Interfaces
- 9. Connecting and Configuring Peripherals
- 10. What’s Inside the Box? Internal Computer Components
- 11. Internet Service Types
- 12. From CD to NAS: Local and Network Storage Types
- 13. Beyond the PC: Computing Devices Everywhere
- 14. Networking 101: Basic Concepts
- 15. Install, Configure and Secure a Basic Wireless Network
- 16. Manage Applications and Software
- 17. Operating Systems 101: Features, Processes, UI, and Management
- 18. Software Types and Uses
- 19. Getting Apps From Source to Your Device
- 20. Configuring and Using Web Browsers
- 21. General Application Concepts and Uses
- 22. Programming Language Categories
- 23. Using Programming Organizational Techniques and Interpret Logic
- 24. Programming Concepts Use and Purpose
- 25. Database 101: Concepts and Purpose
- 26. Database Structures
- 27. Interfacing with Databases
- 28. Is It Secret? Is It Safe? Is It Available? Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability Concerns
- 29. Device Security Best Practices
- 30. Behavioral Security 101
- 31. Four as to Security: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting, and Non-Repudiation
- 32. Password Best Practices
- 28. Encryption 101: Using Encryption
- 28. Disaster Recovery 101: Business Continuity Concepts
- Appendix A. Answers to Practice Questions
- Appendix B. Glossary and IT Fundamentals Acronyms
- Appendix C. Content Tracking to IT Fundamentals Domains and Objectives