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Essential IT Skills for On-the-Job Success

Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to explain key IT principles in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. His proven ability to explain concepts in a clear, direct, even humorous way makes these books interesting, motivational, and fun.

Inside this book, you will learn to:

  • Identify key features common to all operating systems
  • Use Windows XP, 2000, NT, and 9x, DOS, Macintosh OS 9/OS X, and Linux
  • Install and upgrade software applications, printers, and other system components
  • Describe basic networking and network operating system concepts
  • Connect to a LAN and the Internet
  • Implement important security features
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot common operating system problems

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Four-Color Illustrations
  • Step-by-Step Tutorials
  • Try This! and Cross-Check Exercises
  • Inside Information Sidebars
  • Helpful Notes, Tips, and Warnings
  • Chapter Summaries and Key Term Lists
  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes and Lab Projects

Synopsis:

This textbook offers a survey of all the major microcomputer operating systems through real-world case studies, annotated illustrations, and step-by-step tutorials and projects. It is designed for IT students who want to learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems. This book will teach the basic functions of an operating system, such as the graphical user interface, memory management, device management, and file management. It also explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot each of the major microcomputer operating systems, including DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and, Linux, as well as explain the purpose of operating systems in different hardware environments, such as microcomputers and networks.

Synopsis:

-- Surveys each of the major operating systems, including DOS, Windows 9x/2000/XP, Mac OS9/OSX, Unix, Linux, and handheld systems.
-- Richly illustrated four-color layout.
-- Case studies and step-by-step tutorials put concepts in real-world context.
-- Running glossary helps build student's vocabulary, chapter by chapter.
-- End of the chapter lab exercises, questions, and review sections reinforce key concepts.
-- Michael Meyer's unparalleled reputation as a teacher of PC repair and network administration.

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwideJane Holcombe, A+, Network+, MCT, MCSE, CNA, CTT+, is a pioneer in the field of PC training. She co-founded a Minnesota training company, and has trained technical support personnel nationally for more than 17 years. Jane has developed numerous technical training courses, including one of the earliest PC operating system and hardware courses for support people. She is a past President of the Twin Cities PC User Group, and she has made technical presentations and led general sessions at both local and national conferences.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Operating Systems

2 Disk Operating system (DOS)

3 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

4 Windows 2000 Professional

5 Windows XP Professional

6 Making the Windows GUI Work for you

7 Managing Local Security in Windows

8 A Look under the Hood

9 Introduction to Network Server Operating Systems

10 The Client Side of Networking

11 Linux on the Desktop

12 Macintosh OS X

Appendix

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072225112
Author:
Holcombe, Jane
Author:
Holcombe, Charles
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Osborne
Series:
Mike Meyers' Computer Skills
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.36x8.78x.63 in. 2.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This textbook offers a survey of all the major microcomputer operating systems through real-world case studies, annotated illustrations, and step-by-step tutorials and projects. It is designed for IT students who want to learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems. This book will teach the basic functions of an operating system, such as the graphical user interface, memory management, device management, and file management. It also explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot each of the major microcomputer operating systems, including DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and, Linux, as well as explain the purpose of operating systems in different hardware environments, such as microcomputers and networks.
"Synopsis" by , -- Surveys each of the major operating systems, including DOS, Windows 9x/2000/XP, Mac OS9/OSX, Unix, Linux, and handheld systems.
-- Richly illustrated four-color layout.
-- Case studies and step-by-step tutorials put concepts in real-world context.
-- Running glossary helps build student's vocabulary, chapter by chapter.
-- End of the chapter lab exercises, questions, and review sections reinforce key concepts.
-- Michael Meyer's unparalleled reputation as a teacher of PC repair and network administration.
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