Synopses & Reviews
Designed as a complement to our A+ Guide to Hardware by Jean Andrews, this lab manual provides the hands-on experience required to prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exam and to become a 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 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, A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting, and A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting. Jean lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Table of Contents
1 How Computers Work 2 How Hardware and Software Work Together 3 Electricity and Power Supplies 4 The Motherboard 5 Supporting I/O Devices 6 Memory and Floppy Drives 7 Understanding and Supporting Hard Drives 8 All About SCSI 9 Mass-Storage and Multimedia Devices 10 Supporting Modems 11 Connecting a PC to a Network 12 Notebooks, PDAs, and Printers 13 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals 14 Purchasing A PC or Building Your Own