Synopses & Reviews
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning--including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides--this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician.
About the Author
Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses 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, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.
Table of Contents
1. First Look at Computer Parts and Tools. 2. Working Inside a Computer. 3. Introducing Windows Operating Systems. 4. All About Motherboards. 5. Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory. 6. Supporting Hard Drives. 7. Installing Windows. 8. Supporting I/O and Storage Devices. 9. Satisfying Customer Needs. 10. Maintaining Windows. 11. Optimizing Windows. 12. Troubleshooting Windows and Applications. 13. Troubleshooting Hardware Problems. 14. Troubleshooting Windows Startup Problems. 15. Connecting to and Setting up a Network. 16. Networking Types, Devices, and Cabling. 17. Windows Resources on a Network. 18. Security Strategies. 19. Supporting Notebooks. 20. Mobile Devices and Client-Side Virtualization. 21. Supporting Printers. Appendix A: History of Operating Systems. Appendix B: Windows Vista. Appendix C: Windows XP. Appendix D: Creating a Standard Image. Appendix E: Keystroke Shortcuts in Windows. Appendix F: CompTIA A+ Acronyms.