Synopses & Reviews
'This comprehensive certification solution not only provides thorough preparation for CompTIA\'s latest A+? certification exams but also provides you with real-worldinstruction on everything you need to know to support and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. Updated to include the most current technologies, with a new chapter on securing your PC and small network, CompTIA A+ 2006 In Depthtakes you from the \"just-a-user\" level to the \"I-can-fix-this\" level on all PC hardware and software matters. Coverage is balanced. While focusing on new hardware and software, the text also covers the real work of PC repair, where some older technology remains in widespread use and still needs support. It also covers all operating systems?every Windows? OS, as well as Linux? and Mac? OS. All the content that relates to CompTIA\'s A+ Essentials, 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 certification exams is highlighted with an A+ icon that denotes the exam name and the objective number that the content refers to. This unique feature highlights the relevant content at a glance so that you can pay extra attention to this material, but it also helps put exam information into context. Additional callouts provide helpful test-taking hints and tips to remember for exam day. With comprehensive coverage of all hardware and software topics, CompTIA A+ 2006 In Depth is a text you\'ll be sure to refer to again and again, long after you\'ve passed the exam.'
Only with "A+ In Depth" will readers get coverage of both hardware and multiple operating systems. This comprehensive certification solution maps to the CompTIA 2003 A+ Core Hardware and OS Technologies exams.
Only with "A+ In Depth" will you get coverage of both hardware and multiple operating systems. This comprehensive certification solution maps completely to the CompTIA 2003 A+ Core Hardware and OS Technologies exams. The MeasureUp CD contains 100 practice questions for each exam. CompTIA and CAQC approved, "A+ In Depth" marks A+ exam content for quick reference and includes a detailed A+ Table of Contents that allows you to find A+ material quickly. More extensive coverage with an exam-specific focus at a price the competition can't beat. Why study with anything else?
CAQC Approved. A+ In Depth covers both hardware and software including coverage on Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT4, and Windows 9x. The author, Jean Andrews, also covers P4 motherboards, notebooks, printers, PDAs, and wireless devices. This book will map to the new exams that are scheduled for fall 2003. There is a grid that has a detailed breakdown of all the high-level main exam objectives and where each objective is covered in the book. There is also an appendix that lists all of the exam sub-objectives and where each is addressed in the book. A+ In Depth is a solid guide for anyone aspiring to take the A+ exam.
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.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 - Introducing Hardware CHAPTER 2 - How Hardware and Software Work Together CHAPTER 3 - Understanding the Boot Process and Command Line CHAPTER 4 - Electricity and Power Supplies CHAPTER 5 - The Motherboard CHAPTER 6 - Managing Memory CHAPTER 7 - Floppy Drives CHAPTER 8 - Understanding and Installing Hard Drives CHAPTER 9 - Optimizing and Protecting Hard Drives CHAPTER 10 - Supporting I/O Devices CHAPTER 11 - Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage CHAPTER 12 - Supporting Windows 9x CHAPTER 13 - Understanding and Installing Windows 2000 and Windows NT CHAPTER 14 - Managing and Troubleshooting Windows 2000 CHAPTER 15 - Installing and Using Windows XP Professional CHAPTER 16 - Managing and Supporting Windows XP CHAPTER 17 - Supporting Modems CHAPTER 18 - PCs on a Network CHAPTER 19 - PCs on the Internet CHAPTER 20 - Notebooks and PDAs CHAPTER 21 - Supporting Printers CHAPTER 22 - All About SCSI CHAPTER 23 - Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own CHAPTER 24 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals APPENDIX A - Error Messages and Their Meanings APPENDIX B - ASCII Character Set and Ansi.sys APPENDIX C - The Hexadecimal Number System and Memory Addressing APPENDIX D - The Professional PC Technician APPENDIX E - Introducing Linux