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Master PC installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and networking

and fully prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams

 

This unique tutorial and study guide teaches the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking with thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam objectives. Learn all the skills you need to become a certified professional and customer-friendly technician using today’s tools and technologies.

 

Every chapter opens with focused learning objectives and lists the official exam objectives covered in that chapter. To meet the learning objectives, each chapter includes detailed figures, helpful Tech Tips, explanations of key terms, step-by-step instruction, and complete coverage of every topic. At the end of every chapter are comprehensive assessment tools, including a summary, review questions, labs, activities, and exam tips.

 

Covers Both 2012 A+ Exams:

 

A+ 220-801:

  •  PC Hardware          

  •  Networking            

  •  Laptops     

  •  Printers      

  •  Operational Procedures

 

A+ 220-802

  •  Operating Systems            

  •  Security     

  •  Mobile Devices      

  •  Troubleshooting

 

Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools:

  • Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter
  • Practical Tech Tips give real-world PC repair knowledge
  • Soft Skills information and activities in each chapter cover all the tools and skills you need to become a professional, customer-friendly technician in every category
  • Review Questions, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions, assess your knowledge of the learning objectives
  • More than 125 Lab Exercises enable you to link theory to practical experience
  • Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic
  • Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term
  • Critical Thinking Activities in every chapter take you beyond the facts to complete comprehension of topics
  • Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts

See Special Offer in Back of Book to save 70% on the CompTIA A+ Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

 

Synopsis:

Cheryl Schmidt's Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs, Sixth Edition presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2012 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive computer repair guide introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technologies. A+® Certification Exam objectives summarize exam topics in an easy-to-use reference at the beginning of the book, so students can quickly locate and review key concepts covered on the exam. Each section is written in building-block fashion, beginning with the simplest concepts, continuing on to more advanced concepts, and creating a solid foundation for understanding new technologies as they arrive. Schmidt provides comprehensive pedagogical tools, many of them unique to this book. Readers will find:

 

    * Extensive end-of-chapter review, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions

    * Soft Skills sections in each chapter, and at least two Soft Skills activities at the end of each chapter

    * Tech Tips designed to be useful in real-world PC repair

    * Hands-On Exercises linking theory to practice and experience

    * Clear chapter objectives

    * At least 2 Critical Thinking Skills activities in every chapter

Synopsis:

Cheryl Schmidt's The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Sixth Edition presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2012 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive computer repair guide introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technologies. A+® Certification Exam objectives summarize exam topics in an easy-to-use reference at the beginning of the book, so students can quickly locate and review key concepts covered on the exam. Each section is written in building-block fashion, beginning with the simplest concepts, continuing on to more advanced concepts, and creating a solid foundation for understanding new technologies as they arrive. Schmidt provides comprehensive pedagogical tools, many of them unique to this book. Readers will find:

 

    * Extensive end-of-chapter review, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions

    * Soft Skills sections in each chapter, and at least two Soft Skills activities at the end of each chapter

    * Tech Tips designed to be useful in real-world PC repair

    * Hands-On Exercises linking theory to practice and experience

    * Clear chapter objectives

    * At least 2 Critical Thinking Skills activities in every chapter

About the Author

Cheryl Schmidt is a professor of Network Engineering Technology at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, she oversaw the LAN and PC support for the college and other organizations. She started her career as an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. She teaches computer repair and various networking topics, including CCNA, CCNP, VoIP, QoS, and wireless technologies. She has published other works with Pearson, including IP Telephony Using CallManager Express and Routing and Switching in the Enterprise Lab Guide.

 

Cheryl has won awards for teaching and technology, including Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Innovative Teacher of the Year, and Cisco Networking Academy Stand Out Instructor. She has presented at U.S. and international conferences. Cheryl keeps busy maintaining her technical certifications and teaching, but also loves to travel, hike, do all types of puzzles, and read.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Repair

Chapter 2 On the Motherboard

Chapter 3 System Configuration

Chapter 4 Disassembly and Power

Chapter 5 Logical Troubleshooting

Chapter 6 Memory

Chapter 7 Storage Devices

Chapter 8 Multimedia Devices

Chapter 9 Other Peripherals

NEW chapter 10 - COMPUTING DESIGN

Chapter 11 Basic Windows and Windows Commands

Chapter 12 Windows XP, Vista, and 7

Chapter 13 - Internet Connectivity

Chapter 14 - Introduction to Networking

Chapter 15 - Computer and Network Security

Glossary

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789749765
Author:
Schmidt, Cheryl A.
Publisher:
Exam Cram
Author:
Schmidt, Cheryl
Subject:
Computer Certification-A+ Certification
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121210
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
11.07 x 8.76 x 1.45 in 2064 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Certification » CompTIA » A+
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics

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"Synopsis" by ,

Cheryl Schmidt's Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs, Sixth Edition presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2012 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive computer repair guide introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technologies. A+® Certification Exam objectives summarize exam topics in an easy-to-use reference at the beginning of the book, so students can quickly locate and review key concepts covered on the exam. Each section is written in building-block fashion, beginning with the simplest concepts, continuing on to more advanced concepts, and creating a solid foundation for understanding new technologies as they arrive. Schmidt provides comprehensive pedagogical tools, many of them unique to this book. Readers will find:

 

    * Extensive end-of-chapter review, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions

    * Soft Skills sections in each chapter, and at least two Soft Skills activities at the end of each chapter

    * Tech Tips designed to be useful in real-world PC repair

    * Hands-On Exercises linking theory to practice and experience

    * Clear chapter objectives

    * At least 2 Critical Thinking Skills activities in every chapter

"Synopsis" by ,

Cheryl Schmidt's The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Sixth Edition presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2012 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive computer repair guide introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technologies. A+® Certification Exam objectives summarize exam topics in an easy-to-use reference at the beginning of the book, so students can quickly locate and review key concepts covered on the exam. Each section is written in building-block fashion, beginning with the simplest concepts, continuing on to more advanced concepts, and creating a solid foundation for understanding new technologies as they arrive. Schmidt provides comprehensive pedagogical tools, many of them unique to this book. Readers will find:

 

    * Extensive end-of-chapter review, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions

    * Soft Skills sections in each chapter, and at least two Soft Skills activities at the end of each chapter

    * Tech Tips designed to be useful in real-world PC repair

    * Hands-On Exercises linking theory to practice and experience

    * Clear chapter objectives

    * At least 2 Critical Thinking Skills activities in every chapter

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