Synopses & Reviews
The Lab Manual for A+ Guide to Hardware, Fifth Edition contains additional labs designed to accompany the A+ Guide to Hardware, Fifth Edition. This lab manual provides the additional hands-on practice needed to succeed in the industry and serves as an excellent resource to prepare for CompTIA's 2009 exams. Features over 70 labs. Includes lab materials and estimated completion times so instructors can plan class time wisely. Activity Background sections provide helpful conceptual information about the exercises. Labs are divided into manageable steps and include review questions to test understanding of the material along the way. More emphasis has been placed on Windows XP/Vista. New labs include troubleshooting hard drives and video problems, using notebook diagnostic software, plus much more!
The Lab Manual for A+ Guide to Hardware, Fourth Edition is designed to accompany the A+ Guide to Hardware, Fourth Edition. This lab manual provides the additional hands-on practice needed to succeed in industry and serves as an excellent resource to prepare for CompTIA's A+ 2006 exams.
About the Author
Jean Andrews has more than thirty years of experience in the computer industry, including more than thirteen years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses and corporations designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 6th Edition, and A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting, Fourth Edition. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Todd Verge has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Dalhousie University, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Carleton University, and a Diploma in Adult Education from the Nova Scotia Community College. He has worked as a technologist and teacher for over 20 years and is the author of several Course Technology titles on information technology and mathematics. In 2006 Todd received the NSCC's Excellence in Teaching Award.
Table of Contents
1. How Computers Work 2. How Hardware and Software Work Together 3. Electricity and Power Supplies 4. The Motherboard 5. Managing Memory 6. Floppy Drives 7. Understanding and Installing Hard Drives 8. Supporting I/O Devices 9. Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage 10. Supporting Modems 11. PCs on a Network 12. Notebooks, Tablet PCs, and PDAs 13. Supporting Printers 14. All About SCSI