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Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, 4th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802)

© 2013
by Mike Meyers

4th Edition Active, In-Print 1071 Pages Mixed media product
9780071795913 007179591X

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  • Examination Copy

Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career

Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802 and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition is completely up-to-date with the new CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you’ll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Answers and solutions to the end-of-chapter sections are only available to instructors and are not printed inside the book.

Learn how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives
  • Manage input devices and removable media
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Troubleshoot all common PC problems
  • Install video and multimedia cards
  • Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Install and configure wired and wireless networks
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Protect your PC and your network
  • Install, configure, and manage printers
  • Work with virtualization technologies
  • Understand safety and environmental issues

Electronic content features:

  • Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions
  • One hour+ of free video training from Mike Meyers
  • A collection of Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities
  • Adobe Digital Editions free eBook download (subject to Adobe's system requirements)

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Key terms highlighted
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Chapter 1: The Path of the PC Tech

Chapter 2: Operational Procedures

Chapter 3: The Visible PC

Chapter 4: Visible Windows

Chapter 5: Visible Networks

Chapter 6: Microprocessors

Chapter 7: RAM

Chapter 8: BIOS

Chapter 9: Motherboards

Chapter 10: Power Supplies

Chapter 11: Hard Drives Technologies

Chapter 12: Implementing Hard Drives

Chapter 13: Removable Media

Chapter 14: Installing Windows

Chapter 15: Windows Under the Hood

Chapter 16: NTFS, Users and Groups

Chapter 17: Maintaining Windows

Chapter 18: Command Line Interface

Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Windows

Chapter 20: Input Devices

Chapter 21: Video

Chapter 22: Local Area Networking

Chapter 23: Wireless Networking

Chapter 24: The Internet

Chapter 25: Multimedia

Chapter 26: Portable Computing

Chapter 27: Mobile Devices

Chapter 28: Printers

Chapter 29: Securing Computers

Chapter 30: Virtualization

Chapter 31: The Right PC for You

Chapter 32: The Complete PC Tech


Appendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ Objectives

Appendix B: About the CD


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