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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802).

Author: Michael Meyers
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] McGraw Hill Osborne 2012
Series: All-In-One.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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The bestselling CompTIA A+ reference and test preparation guide--fully revised for the new 2012 exam topics Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, the new edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Meyers
ISBN: 1283540657 9781283540650 9786613853103 6613853100 0071795111 9780071795111
OCLC Number: 1329148394
Language Note: English.
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
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Description: 1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
Contents: Intro --
Title page --
Copyright page --
About the Author --
Contents at a Glance --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1 The Path of the PC Tech --
The Importance of Skill in Managing and Troubleshooting PCs --
The Importance of CompTIA A+ Certification --
What is CompTIA A+ Certification? --
Who is CompTIA? --
The Path to Other Certifications --
How Do I Become CompTIA A+ Certified? --
What's the Deal with "No More Lifetime Certification"? --
The Basic Exam Structure --
How Do I Take the Exams? --
How Much Does the Exam Cost? --
How to Pass the CompTIA A+ Exams --
Historical/Conceptual --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 2 Operational Procedures --
801 --
The Professional Tech --
Appearance --
The Traits of a Tech --
Communication --
Assertive Communication --
Respectful Communication --
Eliciting Answers --
Expectations and Follow-up --
Safety and Tools --
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) --
Anti-static Tools --
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) --
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) --
Physical Safety --
Tools of the Trade --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 3 The Visible PC --
Historical/Conceptual --
How the PC Works --
Input --
Processing --
Output --
Storage --
The Art of the PC Technician --
801 --
The Complete PC --
External Connections --
Devices and Their Connectors --
Inside the System Unit --
Case --
CPU --
RAM --
Motherboard --
Power Supply --
Floppy Drive --
Hard Drive --
Optical Drives --
Know Your Parts --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 4 Visible Windows --
Historical/Conceptual --
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows --
Early Windows --
Modern Windows --
802 --
Windows XP --
Windows Vista --
Windows 7 --
Enter 64-bit Windows --
The Windows Interface --
User Interface --
Hot Keys --
Operating System Folders --
System Folder --
Program and Personal Document Folders. Tech Utilities --
Right-Click --
Control Panel --
Device Manager --
System Tools --
Command Line --
Microsoft Management Console --
Administrative Tools --
Action Center (Unique to Windows 7) --
Beyond A+ --
Windows 8 --
Windows Embedded --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 5 Visible Networks --
Historical/Conceptual --
Networking Technologies --
Topology --
801 --
Frames and NICs --
Introducing Ethernet --
Network Protocols, LANs, and WANs --
A Short History of the War of the Network Protocols and Why TCP/IP Won --
LANs, Routing, and WANs --
802 --
Network Organization --
Workgroups --
Domains --
Homegroups --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 6 Microprocessors --
Historical/Conceptual --
CPU Core Components --
The Man in the Box --
Clock --
Back to the External Data Bus --
Memory --
Memory and RAM --
Address Bus --
801 --
Modern CPUs --
Manufacturers --
Technology --
Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting CPUs --
Selecting a CPU --
Installation Issues --
802 --
Troubleshooting CPUs --
Beyond A+ --
Intel Atom --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 7 RAM --
Historical/Conceptual --
Understanding DRAM --
Organizing DRAM --
Practical DRAM --
DRAM Sticks --
Consumer RAM --
801 --
Types of RAM --
SDRAM --
RDRAM --
DDR SDRAM --
DDR2 --
DDR3 --
RAM Variations --
Working with RAM --
Do You Need More RAM? --
Getting the Right RAM --
Installing DIMMs and RIMMs --
Installing SO-DIMMs in Laptops --
802 --
Troubleshooting RAM --
Testing RAM --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 8 BIOS --
Historical/Conceptual --
We Need to Talk --
Talking to the Keyboard --
801 --
BIOS --
CMOS --
Modify CMOS: The Setup Program --
A Quick Tour Through a Typical CMOS Setup Program --
Option ROM and Device Drivers --
Option ROM --
Device Drivers --
BIOS, BIOS, Everywhere! --
802 --
Power-On Self Test (POST). Before and During the Video Test: The Beep Codes --
Text Errors --
Post Cards --
The Boot Process --
Care and Feeding of BIOS and CMOS --
Losing CMOS Settings --
Flashing ROM --
Beyond A+ --
UEFI --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 9 Motherboards --
Historical/Conceptual --
How Motherboards Work --
Form Factors --
801 --
Chipset --
Motherboard Components --
Expansion Bus --
Structure and Function of the Expansion Bus --
PCI --
AGP --
PCI-X --
Mini-PCI --
PCI Express --
Installing Expansion Cards --
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards --
Upgrading and Installing Motherboards --
Choosing the Motherboard and Case --
Installing the Motherboard --
802 --
Troubleshooting Motherboards --
Symptoms --
Techniques --
Options --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 10 Power Supplies --
Historical/Conceptual --
Understanding Electricity --
801 --
Powering the PC --
Supplying AC --
Supplying DC --
Installing and Maintaining Power Supplies --
Installing --
Cooling --
802 --
Troubleshooting Power Supplies --
No Motherboard --
Switches --
When Power Supplies Die Slowly --
Fuses and Fire --
Beyond A+ --
It Glows! --
Modular Power Supplies --
Temperature and Efficiency --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 11 Hard Drive Technologies --
Historical/Conceptual --
How Hard Drives Work --
Platter-Based Hard Drives --
801 --
Solid-State Drives --
Parallel and Serial ATA --
ATA-1 --
ATA-2 --
ATA-3 --
ATA-4 --
INT13 Extensions --
ATA-5 --
ATA-6 --
ATA-7 --
SCSI: Still Around --
SCSI Chains --
SCSI IDs --
Termination --
Protecting Data with RAID --
RAID --
Implementing RAID --
Hardware Versus Software --
Personal RAID --
The Future Is RAID --
Installing Drives --
Choosing Your Drive --
Jumpers and Cabling on PATA Drives --
Cabling SATA Drives --
Connecting Solid-State Drives --
Connecting SCSI Drives. BIOS Support: Configuring CMOS and Installing Drivers --
Configuring Controllers --
Autodetection --
Boot Order --
Enabling AHCI --
802 --
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installation --
Beyond A+ --
Hybrid Hard Drives --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 12 Implementing Hard Drives --
Historical/Conceptual --
Hard Drive Partitions --
802 --
Master Boot Record --
Dynamic Disks --
GUID Partition Table --
Other Partition Types --
When to Partition --
Partition Naming Problems --
Hard Drive Formatting --
File Systems in Windows --
FAT --
FAT32 --
NTFS --
FAT64 --
The Partitioning and Formatting Process --
Bootable Media --
Partitioning and Formatting with the Installation Disc --
Disk Management --
Formatting a Partition --
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Drives --
Maintenance --
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Implementation --
Beyond A+ --
Third-Party Partition Tools --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 13 Removable Media --
Historical/Conceptual --
Floppy Drives --
Floppy Drive Basics --
801 --
Installing Floppy Drives --
Flash Memory --
USB Thumb Drives --
Flash Cards --
Optical Drives --
CD-Media --
DVD-Media --
Blu-ray Disc-Media --
Installing Optical Drives --
Troubleshooting Removable Media --
Floppy Drive Maintenance and Troubleshooting --
Troubleshooting Optical Drives and Discs --
Beyond A+ --
Color Books --
BDXL --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 14 Installing and Upgrading Windows --
802 --
Preparing for Installation or Upgrade --
Identify Hardware Requirements --
Verify Hardware and Software Compatibility --
Decide What Type of Installation to Perform --
Determine How to Back Up and Restore Existing Data, If Necessary --
Select an Installation Method --
Determine How to Partition the Hard Drive and What File System to Use --
Determine Your Computer's Network Role. Decide on Your Computer's Language and Locale Settings --
Plan for Post-Installation Tasks --
The Installation and Upgrade Process --
Installing or Upgrading to Windows XP Professional --
Installing or Upgrading to Windows Vista --
Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7 --
Upgrading Issues --
The Windows XP Clean Installation Process --
The Windows Vista/7 Clean Installation Process --
Automating the Installation --
Installing Windows over a Network --
Troubleshooting Installation Problems --
Text Mode Errors --
Graphical Mode Errors --
Lockups During Installation --
Post-Installation Tasks --
Patches, Service Packs, and Updates --
Upgrading Drivers --
Restoring User Data Files (If Applicable) --
Migrating and Retiring --
No Installation Is Perfect --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 15 Windows Under the Hood --
802 --
Registry --
Accessing the Registry --
Registry Components --
Talkin' Registry --
Manual Registry Edits --
Command-Line Registry Editing Tools --
The Boot Process --
The Windows XP Boot Process --
The Windows Vista/7 Boot Process --
Processes and Services and Threads, Oh My! --
Task Manager --
Performance Console --
Performance Tools in Windows Vista and Windows 7 --
Tools for Programmers --
Component Services --
Data Sources --
Chapter Review --
Questions --
Answers --
Chapter 16 NTFS, Users, and Groups --
802 --
Authentication with Users and Groups --
Passwords --
Groups --
Simple Tools for Managing Users --
Advanced User Management --
Authorization Through NTFS --
NTFS Permissions --
Permission Propagation --
Techs and Permissions --
Sharing a Windows PC Securely --
Sharing in Windows XP --
Sharing in Windows Vista --
Sharing in Windows 7 --
Locating Shared Folders --
Administrative Shares --
Protecting Data with Encryption --
User Account Control --
UAC in Windows Vista --
UAC in Windows 7 --
Chapter Review.
Series Title: All-In-One.
Other Titles: CompTIA A plus certification exam guide :

Abstract:

The bestselling CompTIA A+ reference and test preparation guide--fully revised for the new 2012 exam topics Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, the new edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Prepare for the exams with confidence! McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. This comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference after certification. Covers all exam objectives, including 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 includes: Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions More than one hour of free video training from Mike Meyers A collection of Mike's latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities.

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