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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+ Essentials exam--and now he can help you, too. Completely updated for the new CompTIA A+ standards, Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+® Guide: Essentials will help you pass CompTIA A+ exam 220-601 and become an expert hardware technician. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

Covers all CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam Topics, Including:

  • CPUs and RAM
  • CMOS and BIOS settings
  • Expansion bus
  • Motherboards
  • Power supplies
  • Hard drives
  • Removable media
  • Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP
  • Input/output ports
  • Video cards
  • Portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies
  • Printers
  • Networks
  • Security

The CD-ROM Features:

  • Two full practice exams covering the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam
  • 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 SuccessMike 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+ Core Hardware exam and become an expert hardware technician.

Inside this book, you will learn how to:

  • Configure CMOS and BIOS settings
  • Identify expansion bus slots and install expansion cards
  • Work with motherboards, CPUs, and RAM
  • Provide proper power and cooling
  • Install, partition, and format hard drives
  • Install and troubleshoot floppy, CD, and DVD drives
  • Create SCSI chains
  • Install sound and video cards
  • Work with portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies
  • Manage printers and connect to networks
The CD-ROM features:
  • Three full practice exams with hundreds of questions for the Core Hardware requirement. Available in Practice or Final Mode.
  • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians
  • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Michael 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 I 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 well-written volume reinforces A+ Core Exam certification objectives and prepares students to work in the real world by applying networking concepts to solve real business problems. Plus, provides teachers with a way to assess student knowledge and reinforce learned concepts.

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+ Exam

Chapter 2: The Visible PC

Chapter 3: Understanding CPUs

Chapter 4: Understanding RAM

Chapter 5: Understanding BIOS and CMOS

Chapter 6: Understanding the Expansion Bus

Chapter 7: Understanding Motherboards

Chapter 8: Understanding PC Power

Chapter 9: Implementing Hard Drives

Chapter 10: Understanding Removable Media

Chapter 11: Installing and Upgrading Windows

Chapter 12: Understanding Windows

Chapter 13: Maintaining Windows

Chapter 14: Input/Output

Chapter 15: Understanding Video

Chapter 16: Portable Computing

Chapter 17: Understanding Printing

Chapter 18: Understanding Networking

Chapter 19: Computer Security

Chapter 20: The Complete PC Tech

Appendix A: Installing and Troubleshooting Printers

Appendix B: About the CD-ROM

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072231199
Subtitle:
Essentials (Exam 220-601)
Author:
Meyers, Michael
Author:
Jernigan, Scott
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Subject:
Computer Engineering
Subject:
Technical Skills
Subject:
Certification Guides - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Softcover with CDROM
Series:
Mike Meyer's Guides
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Mixed media, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy etc
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
586
Dimensions:
10.78x8.34x1.00 in. 2.93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Essential Skills for On-the-Job SuccessMike 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+ Core Hardware exam and become an expert hardware technician.

Inside this book, you will learn how to:

  • Configure CMOS and BIOS settings
  • Identify expansion bus slots and install expansion cards
  • Work with motherboards, CPUs, and RAM
  • Provide proper power and cooling
  • Install, partition, and format hard drives
  • Install and troubleshoot floppy, CD, and DVD drives
  • Create SCSI chains
  • Install sound and video cards
  • Work with portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies
  • Manage printers and connect to networks
The CD-ROM features:
  • Three full practice exams with hundreds of questions for the Core Hardware requirement. Available in Practice or Final Mode.
  • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians
  • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Michael 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 I 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 well-written volume reinforces A+ Core Exam certification objectives and prepares students to work in the real world by applying networking concepts to solve real business problems. Plus, provides teachers with a way to assess student knowledge and reinforce learned concepts.
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