The Complete Guide to A+ Certification [With CDROM]

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The Complete Guide to A+ Certification [With CDROM]

Format:  Paperback,

1121 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Jun 2005

ISBN-13: 9781418005665

ISBN-10: 1418005665

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The Complete Guide to A+ Certification covers everything you need to know to pass both the Core Hardware Exam and the Operating Systems Technologies Exam of CompTIA's A+ certification program. With its easy-to-read style, The Complete Guide to A+ Certification serves as a good training manual and will serve as a valuable reference long after your certification is hanging on your wall. The text examines basic components of computer hardware systems, as well as how to upgrade and troubleshoot computers. Both Windows and Linux operating systems are covered. This guide includes practice exam questions, as well as separate glossaries for terms and acronyms. Each chapter is highlighted with "buzz-words" helping to increase readers' technical vocabulary. Exam notes and sidebars help explain related issues in detail.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Jun 2005
ISBN-13: 9781418005665
ISBN-10: 1418005665
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1121
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.47 x 1.5 x 9.11

Chapter outline

The A+ Guide to PC Hardware Introduction
PC Basics
An Introduction to Operating Systems
The Basic Components
Basic Electricity and the Power Supply
Computer Enclosures
Motherboards, BIOS, and the Chipset
Understanding CPUs
The Evolution and Development of the CPU
Searching Your Memory
Examining the Expansion Bus
Input Devices
Working with Removable Disks
Hard Disk Drive Structure and Geometry
Hard Disk Interfacing and Disk Management
The Many Faces of SCSI
Your Computer and Graphics
Multimedia: Computerized Home Entertainment
Printing Technologies: Getting It All On Paper
Portable Computing
Telecommunications
The A+ Guide to PC Operating Systems Introduction
MS-DOS and the Command Prompt
The Evolution of Windows and Windows Basics
Introducing WIN9X
Managing Windows 9X
The World of NT
Windows NT Architecture
Administrative Tools in NT
An Introduction to Windows 2000
WIN2K System Administration
Introducing XP
Introducing Linux
The Hardware of the Network
Operating Systems and Networking
Navigating the Internet
Basic Troubleshooting Procedures
Answers To Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises
Glossary
Glossary of Acronyms
Commonly Used File Extensions
Windows Functions
Bios Beep Codes and Error Messages
References CHarts: Pinouts and Charater Sets

Book description

The Complete Guide to A+ Certification covers everything you need to know to pass both the Core Hardware Exam and the Operating Systems Technologies Exam of CompTIA's A+ certification program. With its easy-to-read style, The Complete Guide to A+ Certification serves as a good training manual and will serve as a valuable reference long after your certification is hanging on your wall. The text examines basic components of computer hardware systems, as well as how to upgrade and troubleshoot computers.

Both Windows and Linux operating systems are covered. This guide includes practice exam questions, as well as separate glossaries for terms and acronyms. Each chapter is highlighted with "buzz-words" helping to increase readers' technical vocabulary. Exam notes and sidebars help explain related issues in detail.

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