Synopses & Reviews
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides you with a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE closely integrates the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the software portions of the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Sixth 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 book 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. Introduction to Windows Operating Systems. 2. Installing Windows. 3. Maintaining Windows. 4. Optimizing Windows. 5. Troubleshooting Windows and Applications. 6. Troubleshooting Windows Startup. 7. Connecting to and Setting up a Network. 8. Windows Resources on a Network. 9. Security Strategies. 10. Mobile Devices and Client-side Virtualization. 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. Appendix G: Entry Points for Startup Processes.