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Publisher Comments:

Prepping for the A+ certification exam is not an easy challenge, but in order to become a certified computer technician, passing this test is a requirement. The good news is you only have to take it once in your life to become certified.

A+ Certification For Dummies 3rd Edition is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use reference and study guide for the A+ Core Hardware exam and the OS Technologies exam! It focuses on all the things you need to know to pass these tests, providing background information to help you understand some of the more complex concepts and technologies. You’ll have a handle on all the subjects, including:

  • The anatomy of a computer
  • Building and deconstructing a PC
  • Maintaining a computer
  • Operating Systems basics
  • Profiles of Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, and XP
  • Making network connections
  • Working with the network
  • Sharing the internet

The bonus CD-ROM features exclusive test-prep software with twice as many sample questions than the previous editions of this book, plus demo versions of Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing, and Self Test Software. Now expanded to include the 2003 version of the exam, this is the fun-and-easy way to study for the exam, with all the rewards in half the time!

Synopsis:

CompTIA's vendor-neutral A+ certification validates the skills expected of an entry-level computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have demonstrated competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. This book offers an economical way for readers to prepare for the exam that helps new computer professionals begin meaningful careers.

Synopsis:

Completely revised for the latest revisions of the A+ exams (numbers TBA by CompTIA), this text provides readers with everything they need to get up to speed on basic hardware, OS and networking skills and pass the exams.

Synopsis:

The bestselling guide to A+ success, now revised and updated

Here’ s the fun and easy way® to study for the exam – all the rewards in half the time!

Here’ s the exam 220-301 and 220-302 test-prep guide you’ ve been waiting for – an economical For Dummies book-and-software package that actually makes studying fun. Prepared by a CompTIA-certified expert and packed with proven tips and practice exams, it’ s all you need to get up to speed on core hardware and operating system technologies – and pass the test!

Discover how to: Review the material, objective by objectiveAssess what you know – and don’ t knowSpot and avoid test trapsAnswer questions quicklyHone your skills on top test-prep softwareCreate custom practice exams

All this on the bonus CD-ROMOur exclusive test-prep software, now with twice as many sample questions as in previous editionsPlus demo versions from Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing and Self Test Software.

Synopsis:

The bestselling guide to A+ success, now revised and updated

Here’s the fun and easy way® to study for the exam – all the rewards in half the time!

Here’s the exam 220-301 and 220-302 test-prep guide you’ve been waiting for – an economical For Dummies book-and-software package that actually makes studying fun. Prepared by a CompTIA-certified expert and packed with proven tips and practice exams, it’s all you need to get up to speed on core hardware and operating system technologies – and pass the test!

Discover how to:

  • Review the material, objective by objective
  • Assess what you know – and don’t know
  • Spot and avoid test traps
  • Answer questions quickly
  • Hone your skills on top test-prep software
  • Create custom practice exams

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • Our exclusive test-prep software, now with twice as many sample questions as in previous editions
  • Plus demo versions from Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing and Self Test Software.

About the Author

Ron Gilster (A+, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, CCSE, CCNA, MBA, and AAGG) has more than 35 years of experience in virtually every aspect of computing technology. Ron has extensive experience training, teaching, and consulting in computer-related areas, including working on mainframes, minicomputers, and virtually every type of personal computer and operating system that exists. He has held consulting and management positions with several high profile companies.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: A+ Hardware Technology Exam.

Part I: Laying Down Some Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: The 2003 A+ Certification Exams.

Chapter 2: Basic Electronics and Number Systems.

Part II: Inside the Box.

Chapter 3: The Motherboard.

Chapter 4: BIOS.

Chapter 5: Bus Structures.

Chapter 6: Microprocessors.

Chapter 7: Memory Systems.

Chapter 8: Storing Data.

Chapter 9: Powering and Cooling the PC.

Part III: Outside the Box.

Chapter 10: Input/Output Ports.

Chapter 11: Input Devices.

Chapter 12: Output Devices.

Chapter 13: Printers.

Chapter 14: Portable Systems.

Part IV: Remembering Why It’s Called Hardware.

Chapter 15: Taking a PC Apart (And Putting It Back Together Again).

Chapter 16: Keeping the PC Running.

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting PC Problems.

Chapter 18: The Hardware Side of Networking.

Book II: Operating System Technologies Exam.

Part I: Operating Systems.

Chapter 1: Windows OS Basics.

Chapter 2: Windows 95, 98, and Me.

Chapter 3: Windows 2000 Professional.

Chapter 4: Windows XP Professional.

Part II: Connecting to a Network.

Chapter 5: Making the Network Connection.

Chapter 6: Working with the Network.

Chapter 7: Sharing the Internet.

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting System Problems.

Appendix A: About the CD.

Appendix B: Hardware Technology Exam Objectives.

Appendix C: Operating System Exam Objectives.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764541872
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Hoboken, NJ
Author:
Gilster, Ron
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Electronic data processing personnel
Subject:
Computer technicians
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - General
Subject:
Certification Guides - General
Subject:
Certification Guides - A+
Subject:
Technical Skills
Subject:
A+ Certification
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
vol.15, no.17(A)
Publication Date:
20031024
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
24 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by , CompTIA's vendor-neutral A+ certification validates the skills expected of an entry-level computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have demonstrated competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. This book offers an economical way for readers to prepare for the exam that helps new computer professionals begin meaningful careers.
"Synopsis" by , Completely revised for the latest revisions of the A+ exams (numbers TBA by CompTIA), this text provides readers with everything they need to get up to speed on basic hardware, OS and networking skills and pass the exams.
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling guide to A+ success, now revised and updated

Here’ s the fun and easy way® to study for the exam – all the rewards in half the time!

Here’ s the exam 220-301 and 220-302 test-prep guide you’ ve been waiting for – an economical For Dummies book-and-software package that actually makes studying fun. Prepared by a CompTIA-certified expert and packed with proven tips and practice exams, it’ s all you need to get up to speed on core hardware and operating system technologies – and pass the test!

Discover how to: Review the material, objective by objectiveAssess what you know – and don’ t knowSpot and avoid test trapsAnswer questions quicklyHone your skills on top test-prep softwareCreate custom practice exams

All this on the bonus CD-ROMOur exclusive test-prep software, now with twice as many sample questions as in previous editionsPlus demo versions from Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing and Self Test Software.

"Synopsis" by , The bestselling guide to A+ success, now revised and updated

Here’s the fun and easy way® to study for the exam – all the rewards in half the time!

Here’s the exam 220-301 and 220-302 test-prep guide you’ve been waiting for – an economical For Dummies book-and-software package that actually makes studying fun. Prepared by a CompTIA-certified expert and packed with proven tips and practice exams, it’s all you need to get up to speed on core hardware and operating system technologies – and pass the test!

Discover how to:

  • Review the material, objective by objective
  • Assess what you know – and don’t know
  • Spot and avoid test traps
  • Answer questions quickly
  • Hone your skills on top test-prep software
  • Create custom practice exams

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • Our exclusive test-prep software, now with twice as many sample questions as in previous editions
  • Plus demo versions from Boson Software, Inc., JRK Software, Vista-Net Publishing and Self Test Software.
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