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Author: David L Prowse
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2010.
Series: Exam cram.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: CompTIA A+ Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA's newly-updated versions of the A+ exams. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of practice questions, including 200 printed questions in two full practice exams, while the CD-ROM test engine provides real-time practice and feedback with an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Prowse
ISBN: 9780789742421 078974242X
OCLC Number: 434438311
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 603 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Introduction --
Target audience --
About the latest CompTIA A+ exams --
About this book --
Chapter format and conventions --
Additional elements --
Hands-on approach --
Goals for this book --
Exam topics --
Chapter 1: Introduction To Troubleshooting --
Six-step A+ troubleshooting process --
Step 1: Identify the problem --
Step 2: Establish a theory of probable cause (question the obvious) --
Step 3: Test the theory to determine the cause --
Step 4: Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution --
Step 5: Verify full system functionality and if applicable implement preventative measures --
Step 6: Document findings, actions, and outcomes --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Troubleshooting examples and concepts --
Troubleshooting example 1: Display issue --
Troubleshooting example 2: Power issue --
Some more troubleshooting tidbits --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 2: Motherboards --
Motherboard components and form factors --
Motherboard components --
Form factors --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
BIOS --
BIOS, CMOS, and the lithium battery --
POST --
Accessing and configuring the BIOS --
Flashing the BIOS --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing and troubleshooting motherboards --
Installing motherboards --
Troubleshooting motherboards --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 3: CPU --
CPU 101 --
CPU technology --
Brands of CPUs --
Cooling --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing and troubleshooting CPUs --
Installing CPUs --
Troubleshooting CPUs --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 4: RAM --
RAM basics and types of RAM --
RAM basics --
Types of RAM --
RAM technologies --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing and troubleshooting DRAM --
Installing DRAM --
Troubleshooting DRAM --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 5: Power --
Understanding and testing power --
Testing an AC outlet with a receptacle tester --
Testing an AC outlet with a multimeter --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Power devices --
Power strips --
Surge protectors --
Uninterruptible power supplies --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Power supplies --
Planning which power supply to use --
Installing the power supply --
Troubleshooting power supply issues --
Heating and cooling --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources. Chapter 6: Storage Devices --
Magnetic storage media --
Hard disk drives --
Floppy disk drives --
Tape drives --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Optical storage media --
Compact Disc (CD) --
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) --
Blu-Ray --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Solid-state storage media --
USB flash drives --
Secure digital cards --
CompactFlash cards --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 7: Installing And Upgrading Windows --
Installing and upgrading to Windows Vista --
Windows Vista versions --
Windows Vista minimum requirements and compatibility --
Windows Vista installation methods --
Installing Windows Vista --
Upgrading to Windows Vista --
Verifying and troubleshooting Windows Vista installations --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing and upgrading to Windows XP --
Windows XP versions --
Windows XP minimum requirements and compatibility --
Windows XP installation methods --
Installing Windows XP --
Upgrading to Windows XP --
Verifying and troubleshooting Windows XP installations --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 8: Configuring Windows --
Windows user interfaces --
Windows components --
Windows applications --
Administrative tools and the MMC --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answer --
System tools and utilities --
Managing devices --
Operating system optimization --
User migrations and customizations --
Advanced system tools --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Files, file systems, and disks --
Working with files and file systems --
Managing disks --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 9: Maintaining Windows --
Updating Windows --
Service packs --
Windows update --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Maintaining hard disks --
Hard disk utilities --
Backups --
Using Windows XP's NTBackup --
Creating restore points --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Windows --
Repair environments and boot errors --
Windows repair tools --
Boot errors --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Windows tools and errors --
Troubleshooting within Windows --
Stop errors --
Additional Windows errors and error reporting --
Restoring Windows --
Six-step troubleshooting process revisited --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Command-line tools --
Windows command prompt --
Recovery command prompt --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 11: Laptops --
Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting visible laptop components --
Laptop 101 --
Input devices --
Video --
Audio --
Optical discs --
Power --
Expansion devices --
Communications --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting internal laptop components --
Hard drives --
Memory --
System board and CPU --
Cram quiz --
Cram exam answers --
Additional reading and resources. Chapter 12: Video, Audio, And Peripherals --
Video subsystem --
Video cards --
Video displays --
Video settings and software --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Audio subsystem --
Sound cards --
Installing a sound card and speakers --
Audio quality --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Input/output, input devices, and peripherals --
I/O ports --
Input devices and peripherals --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 13: Printers --
Printer types and technologies --
Types of printers --
Local versus network printers --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting printers --
Printer installation and drivers --
Configuring printers --
Troubleshooting printers --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 14: Networking --
Networking fundamentals --
Configuring IPv4 --
IPv4 classes --
Analyzing and configuring the network adapter --
Network devices --
Types of networks --
Common TCP/IP protocols and their ports --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Network cabling and connectors --
Cram quiz --
Exam cram answers --
Troubleshooting network connectivity --
Command-line interface tools --
Troubleshooting with applications --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Installing and configuring a SOHO network --
Internet and wireless connectivity options --
Setting up a SOHO router and wireless network adapters --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 15: Security --
Basics of data security --
Data sensitivity and security compliance --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Authentication --
Usernames and passwords --
Smart cards and biometrics --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Malicious software --
Types of malware --
Preventing and troubleshooting malware --
Cram quiz --
Exam Cram answers --
File security --
Working with files and folders --
Sharing folders --
Encryption --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 16: Safety And Professionalism --
Safety and environmental procedures --
Electrical safety --
ESD --
Physical safety --
MSDS and disposal --
EMI and RFI --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Professionalism and communication skills --
Cram quiz --
Cram quiz answers --
Additional reading and resources --
Chapter 17: Taking The Real Exams --
Getting ready and the exam preparation checklist --
Tips for taking the real exam --
Beyond the CompTIA A+ certification --
Practice Exam 1 --
Answers at a glance --
Answers with explanations --
Practice Exam 2 --
Answers at a glance --
Answers with explanations --
Index.
Series Title: Exam cram.
Other Titles: Exam cram CompTIA A+
CompTIA A+, 220-701, 220-702
Responsibility: David L. Prowse.

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