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Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to Operating Systems with CDROM (Mike Meyer's Guides)

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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career

Mike Meyers, the leading authority on CompTIA A+ training and certification, has helped hundreds of thousands of people master the skills covered on the CompTIA A+ exams--and now he can help you, too. Completely updated for the new CompTIA A+ standards, Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+® Guide: PC Technician will help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 and become an expert computer technician. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

Learn how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, and motherboards
  • Configure CMOS and BIOS settings
  • Install internal devices and removable-media drives
  • Provide proper power and cooling
  • Install and configure hard drives
  • Work with the command-line interface
  • Troubleshoot Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP
  • Work with portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies
  • Install sound and video cards
  • Install and troubleshoot printers
  • Connect to networks and manage Internet connections
  • Implement security measures
  • Establish good communication skills

The CD-ROM features:

  • Two full practice exams for each CompTIA A+ exam: 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604
  • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Mike Meyers teaching key CompTIA A+ topics
  • Electronic copy of the book
  • Complete exam objective map
  • List of official CompTIA A+ acronyms
  • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Tech tips, notes, and warnings
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Synopsis:

Essential Skills for On-the-Job Success

Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to teach A+ PC technician skills in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. Mike gives you helpful tips throughout the book, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Completely up to date for the new CompTIA A+ standards, this comprehensive guide will help you pass the A+ Operating System Technologies exam and become an expert PC technician.

Inside this book, you will learn how to:

  • Identify PC components
  • Manage files, directories, and disks
  • Work from the command line in DOS
  • Install, configure, and upgrade Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP
  • Interpret common error codes from the boot sequence
  • Load and configure application device drivers
  • Connect to client-side networks
  • Set up a system for Internet access

The CD-ROM features:

  • Three full practice exams with hundreds of questions for the Operating System Technologies requirement. Available in Practice or Final Mode.
  • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians
  • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Mike Meyers teaching key A+ topics (online registration required)

Each chapter includes

  • Learning Objectives
  • Many Figures and Illustrations
  • Real-World Examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check Exercises
  • Tech Tip Sidebars
  • Helpful Notes and Warnings
  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes and Lab Projects
Part II of Mike Meyers’ A+ Certification Guide

Synopsis:

Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, delivers a learning system designed to explain key IT principles in an easy-to-understand format. This terrific guide will not only help prepare you to pass the exam, but also to help you become a good PC technician. Meyers covers topics beyond the exam, and essential for students to know, from existing to emerging technologies.

About the Author

Michael Meyers (Houston, TX) is a PC and Network technician with numerous certifications (MCSE, MCP, A+). In 1995 Mike started Total Seminars, a company that provides training, seminar books, and videos to thousands of organizations throughout the world. Total Seminars is a member and strong ally of CompTIA, the originators of the Network+ (and, of course, A+) certification.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the A+ Exams

Chapter 2: Installing and Troubleshooting CPUs

Chapter 3: Installing and Troubleshooting RAM

Chapter 4: Working with BIOS and CMOS

Chapter 5: Installing Internal Devices

Chapter 6: Installing and Troubleshooting Motherboards

Chapter 7: Installing and Troubleshooting Power Supplies

Chapter 8: Hard Drive Technologies

Chapter 9: Installing and Troubleshooting Removable- Media Drives

Chapter 10: Working with the Command-Line Interface

Chapter 11: Windows Troubleshooting

Chapter 12: Installing and Troubleshooting Video

Chapter 13: Sound and Multimedia

Chapter 14: Portable Computing

Chapter 15: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Printers

Chapter 16: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Networks

Chapter 17: The Internet

Chapter 18: Computer Security

Chapter 19: The Complete PC Tech

Appendix: About the CD-ROM

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072231243
Author:
Meyers, Michael
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Author:
Jernigan, Scott
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Technical Skills
Subject:
Certification Guides - General
Subject:
Certification Guides - A+
Subject:
Windows, command line interface, NT, 2000, XP, Internet
Subject:
Computer Certification-A+ Certification
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Softcover with CDROM
Series:
Mike Meyer's Guides
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
484
Dimensions:
10.78x8.44x.84 in. 2.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Essential Skills for On-the-Job Success

Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to teach A+ PC technician skills in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. Mike gives you helpful tips throughout the book, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Completely up to date for the new CompTIA A+ standards, this comprehensive guide will help you pass the A+ Operating System Technologies exam and become an expert PC technician.

Inside this book, you will learn how to:

  • Identify PC components
  • Manage files, directories, and disks
  • Work from the command line in DOS
  • Install, configure, and upgrade Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP
  • Interpret common error codes from the boot sequence
  • Load and configure application device drivers
  • Connect to client-side networks
  • Set up a system for Internet access

The CD-ROM features:

  • Three full practice exams with hundreds of questions for the Operating System Technologies requirement. Available in Practice or Final Mode.
  • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians
  • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Mike Meyers teaching key A+ topics (online registration required)

Each chapter includes

  • Learning Objectives
  • Many Figures and Illustrations
  • Real-World Examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check Exercises
  • Tech Tip Sidebars
  • Helpful Notes and Warnings
  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes and Lab Projects
Part II of Mike Meyers’ A+ Certification Guide

"Synopsis" by , Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, delivers a learning system designed to explain key IT principles in an easy-to-understand format. This terrific guide will not only help prepare you to pass the exam, but also to help you become a good PC technician. Meyers covers topics beyond the exam, and essential for students to know, from existing to emerging technologies.
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