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This authoritative, Apple-Certified training course is designed both for professionals who support Apple computers as well as Mac enthusiasts who want to upgrade, service, or troubleshoot their favorite machines. Fully revised, this second edition covers Apple's new models, including the popular Mac mini and the iMac G5. Keyed to the learning objectives of the Apple Desktop Service and Apple Portable Service certification exams, this is the companion curriculum used in AppleCare Technician Training courses worldwide. The book starts out with basic computer theory and underlying technologies, then moves on to cover everything from networking and hardware specifications to displays and internal drives-plus the nitty-gritty steps and diagrams for upgrading and troubleshooting six sample computer models. o Detailed take-apart and upgrade procedures for the Mac mini, eMac, iMac G5, PowerMac G5, iBook G4, and PowerBook G4. o CD-ROM includes six complete service manuals, plus utilities and diagnostic tools o Diagrams and step-by-step instructions help you master techniques fast o Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time o Chapter review tests summarize what you've learned The Apple Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the companion curriculum for the AppleCare Technician Training and Apple Customer Training programs. Upon completing the course material in this book, you can become an Apple Certified Technician by passing the Apple Desktop Service and Apple Portable Service exams. You can work through this book as a self-paced course, enroll in the online AppleCare Technician Training program, or attend a class at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To learn more, go to www.apple.com/training.
With lessons keyed to the learning objectives of the AppleCare Service Technician Portable and Desktop Systems certification exam, this guide is a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to troubleshoot Macs as part of their jobs. The accompanying DVD includes four service manuals with complete documentation and diagnostic tools for repairing a sample iBook, desktop Mac, PowerBook, and iMac.
With today's multiplatform, multisoftware, multieverything computing environments, as a computer support professional youre expected to know everything about every component that makes up your environment. For Apple hardware, this book provides the solution! With lessons keyed to the learning objectives of the AppleCare Service Technician Portable and Desktop Systems certification exam, this guide is both the perfect supplement to Apple's own training class as well as a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to troubleshoot Macs as part of their jobs. The self-paced, step-by-step volume begins with an introduction to troubleshooting tools and practices before moving on to an exploration of common hardware and underlying technologies (LCDs, CRTs, networks, and more). Once grounded, you'll delve into the nitty-gritty operation of Apple's various desktop and portable computer models. Along the way you'll find self-quizzes and chapter tests to reinforce the knowledge. The accompanying DVD includes four service manuals with complete documentation and diagnostic tools for repairing a sample iBook, desktop Mac, PowerBook, and iMac.