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Comptia A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide (Cert Guide)by Mark Edward Soper
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Comprehensive CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 preparation package, including the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and Simulator Library is a comprehensive A+ exam-preparation product suite that combines a rich and detailed study guide with powerful, interactive software.
In CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, best-selling authors Mark Soper, David Prowse, and Scott Mueller share their preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Key Topics icons call attention to the information that’s most crucial to know for the exam. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge and Key Terms defined in a complete glossary explain all the field’s essential terminology. The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator helps you reinforce A+ exam topics and develop and enhance the hands-on skills you will need to succeed on the exams and on the job. This state-of-the-art, interactive simulation software presents you with 261 challenging labs that help you learn by doing, which is the most effective method of learning.
The labs cover every A+ topic including installation, user accounts, and creating automatic backups. Security labs cover password policy, user permissions, file and folder encryption, and the Windows Firewall. In troubleshooting labs, you learn how to start and stop services, use the Event Viewer logs to troubleshoot and track an attack, create a restore point, create a system image and a system repair disk, and schedule backups. Networking labs cover classes of private IP addresses and subnet masks, assigning DHCP addresses, and setting up an ad hoc wireless network. Then go beyond the operating system to get experience configuring your CMOS settings, upgrading hardware, and learning to identify and install a variety of devices.
In addition to the wealth of hands-on exercises, this software comes complete with more than thirteen hours of video training by expert instructor Beth Smith.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, challenging practice questions, and hands-on labs, this value-priced package provides you with more detailed information and more realistic practice exercises than any other A+ study guide, enabling you to succeed on the exam the first time.
This network simulator and authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the A+ exam, including
The DVDs contain two free, complete practice exams, more than thirteen hours of video training, and 261 hands-on simulation labs.
Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test
Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Minimum System Requirements:
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8 Professional; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator Minimum System
Windows system requirements:
Microsoft Windows XP (SP2/SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), or Windows 8 Professional; Intel® Pentium® III 1 GHz or faster processor; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit true color monitor (1024x768 resolution); Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or higher
Mac system requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8; Intel Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit true color monitor (1024x768 resolution); Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or higher
Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam success with this CompTIA Approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Approved Platinum Partner.
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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed study guide. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Mark Soper, Scott Mueller, and David Prowse help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your CompTIA 220-801 and 220-802 exams and move into a successful career as an IT technician.
Every feature of this book is designed to support both efficient exam preparation and long-term mastery:
The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine, two complete exams with access to a large library of exam-realistic questions. This state-of-the-art assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features to help you study more efficiently. Use step-by-step Study Mode or run a powerful exam simulation that mimics actual exam conditions. Whenever you want, get a complete assessment of your current knowledge, so you can focus scarce study time where you need it most. The DVD also includes sample beep codes to help you learn about these valuable troubleshooting tools, memory tables, and the glossary, all in searchable PDF format.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
The CompTIA approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the A+ exam, including
The CD contains two free, complete practice exams, beep codes, memory tables, and a glossary.
Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test.
Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and Simulator Library is the perfect learning product to help you prepare for CompTIA’s performance-based questions from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. CompTIA’s performance-based questions require exam candidates to perform a task or solve a problem within a simulated IT environment to demonstrate specific knowledge or skills. This value-priced package contains:
About the Author
Mark Edward Soper has been working with PCs since the days of the IBM PC/XT and AT as a salesperson, technology advisor, consultant, experimenter, and technology writer and content creator. Since 1992, he has taught thousands of students across the country how to repair, manage, and troubleshoot the hardware, software, operating systems, and firmware inside their PCs. He has created many versions of his experimental computer known as “FrankenPC” for this and previous books. Mark earned his CompTIA A+ Certification in 1999 and has written four other A+ Certification books covering previous and current versions of the A+ Certification exams for Pearson imprints.
Mark has contributed to many editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th and 20th editions; co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition; and has written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos.
In addition, Mark has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista and to Que’s Windows 7 In Depth. He has also contributed to Easy Windows Vista and has written two books about Windows Vista: Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center. Mark has also written two books about Windows 7: Easy Microsoft Windows 7 and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes. Mark has also created a number of hardware tutorial videos available from the OnGadgets&Hardware podcast channel at www.quepublishing.com.
Mark has also written many blog entries and articles for MaximumPC.com and Maximum PC magazine. He has taught A+ Certification and other technologyrelated subjects at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana. See Mark’s website at www.markesoper.com for news and information about upcoming projects.
David L. Prowse is an author, a computer network specialist, and a technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.
Table of Contents
1. Technician Essentials and PC Anatomy 101
2. Motherboards and Processors
4. Power Supplies and System Cooling
6. I/O and Input Ports and Devices
7. Video Displays and Graphics Cards
8. Customized PCs and Multimedia Devices
9. Laptop and Notebook Computers
10. Mobile Devices
12. Storage Devices
13. Installing and Upgrading Windows
14. Using and Managing Windows
15. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Windows
18. Operational Procedures and Communication Methods
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