Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport

Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport

by Michael Meyers, Tracy Rosenblath

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072193633
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Series: Mike Meyers' Certification Passport Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Mike Meyers, A+, Network+, MCP, is the industry’s leading authority on A+ certification. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PCand network repair seminars for thousands of organizations including, IBM, Lucent Technologies, GE, the FBI, the FAA, and the United Nations.

Table of Contents

ICore Hardware Service Technician1
1Ports and Connectors3
2Maintenance and Safety Precautions23
3Motherboards, Power Supplies, and Cases47
4System BIOS and CMOS Setup Utility71
5CPUs89
6RAM123
7IDE Mass Storage Devices143
8SCSI Mass Storage Devices171
9Expansion Bus, System Resources, and Installing Peripheral Devices195
10Printers233
11Portable Computers271
12Networks: Wired Networking299
IIOperating System Technologies325
13Networks: Wireless Networking327
14Operating System Fundamentals355
15Operating Systems: Windows in Detail387
16Installing and Upgrading Windows425
17Networking in Windows463
18Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows 9x/Me521
19Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows NT/2000/XP581
AAbout the CD-ROM641
System Requirements642
Installing and Running MasterExam642
MasterExam642
Help642
Removing Installation(s)642
Technical Support643
LearnKey Technical Support643
BCareer Flight Path645
Index649

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Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an ok book, easy to follow but left a lot of holes on the OS section for someone who has no experiece in the field. I failed the OS part of the exam...twice even after commiting this book to memory. However I passed the Core section easily. Also this book doesn't give you enough info to actually be a tech even if you pass the exam. I highly recommend the 'A+ Certification Training Guide' by Que Certifications (author: Charles Brooks). It is a CompTia certified training book and gives you more than enough info to pass the exams!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought I knew alot about computers after building 3 or 4, I picked up this book for a study guide..after reading the book and taking the practice tests on the CD and passing them everytime perfect I decide to take the Hardware test..I pass it no problem..then I go for the OS test...I failed, scored a 496...the book doesn't even come near preparing you for this test..I then picked up 'A+ Adaptive Exams' by Chris Crayton and just retook my OS exam today and made a passing score of 1016...quite a difference..
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great when it came to the A+ Hardware Core Exam. It was highly detailed and explained alot of things that were covered in the test. The downfall of this book was its inablility to prepare you for the OS Exam. Even after studying carefully for the OS Exam retake again it failed to enpower the knowledge of the what's really required to pass.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book cover to cover. I also reviewed it another time for about a month. In all I studied for about 3-4 months before even taking the test. I assumed that the claim of being all I needed to pass the exam would be true. I would get 90-95% on the practice exams in the book, I thought I would set a record for having the highest score! I took the exam on Friday and got a 509! I FAILED!!!! A lot of the material on the test wasn't even covered in the book. If you want to learn about computers, a good book. But if you want to pass the a+ test, find another book. Also, the CompTia exam objectives didn't work. I'm very disappointed because he Mr. Meyers boasts of his credentials.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book clearly covers all of the material on the exam. after reading the book i had no trouble passing both the core and software exams. i recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was all I needed to prepare for the A+ exams. I found it to be very exam specific with no annoying fluff. It really prepared me for everything including the OS exam. Anyone preparing for the A+ exams cannot afford to be without this book. Mike Meyers is definitely a genius, which is proven again with this book and his choice of a co-author. I will definitely be watching for more from Tracey Rosenblath, and will continue to watch for titles from the A+ guru Mike Meyers.