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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Exams

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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Exams

Second Edition

Ben Conry   

A Day-by-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Exams

31 Days Before Your CompTIA® A+ Exams, Second Edition offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of study resources.

The 31-Day format breaks down key exam topics into 31 daily review sessions using short summaries, lists, tables, examples, and graphics. This edition includes a Study Resources section at the end of each day that provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within relevant textbook resources.

Use this day-by-day guide to organize, prepare, and review all the CompTIA A+ objectives for the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam (220-701) and the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam (220-702).

·         The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into an otherwise busy schedule:

·         Tear-out visual calendar summarizes each day’s study topics

·         Checklist highlights important tasks and deadlines leading up to your exam

·         Description of the CompTIA A+ exams and sign-up process

·         Strategies from the author help you to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day

·         Conversational tone makes your study time more enjoyable

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is for anyone preparing for the CompTIA A+ exams working with learning resources published by either Cisco Press, Que, Addison-Wesley, Cengage, or McGraw-Hill listed on page xxvii of this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. About the Author(s)
  4. Dedications
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Command Syntax Conventions
  9. Day 31. Storage
  10. Day 30. Motherboards, Adapter Cards, Memory Slots, and Power Supplies
  11. Day 29. Processors and Cooling
  12. Day 28. Memory
  13. Day 27. Displays, Peripherals, and Adapters
  14. Day 26. Operating Systems Comparisons and User Interfaces
  15. Day 25. Operating System Installation and Booting
  16. Day 24. Laptops and Printers
  17. Day 23. Basic Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
  18. Day 22. Troubleshooting Laptops and Printers
  19. Day 21. Networking Fundamentals
  20. Day 20. More Networking Fundamentals
  21. Day 19. Security
  22. Day 18. Scenario-Based Safety and Environmental Procedures
  23. Day 17. Scenario-Based Communication and Professionalism
  24. Day 16. Essentials 220-701 Exam Review Day
  25. Day 15. Essentials 220-701 Exam Day
  26. Day 14. Installing Storage Devices, Motherboards, and Power Supplies
  27. Day 13. Installing Processors, Memory, Adapter Cards, and Cooling Systems
  28. Day 12. Troubleshooting Storage Devices, Motherboards, and Power Supplies
  29. Day 11. Troubleshooting Processors
  30. Day 10. Troubleshooting Memory, Monitors, Audio, Keyboards, and Cooling Systems
  31. Day 9. Scenario-Based Troubleshooting of Laptops, Printers, and Specialty Tools
  32. Day 8. Operating System Commands and Directory Structures
  33. Day 7. System Utilities
  34. Day 6. Troubleshooting Common Operating System Issues
  35. Day 5. Troubleshooting Networks
  36. Day 4. Install and Configure a SOHO Network
  37. Day 3. Scenario-Based Security
  38. Day 2. Practical Application 220-702 Exam Review Day
  39. Day 1. Practical Application 20-702 Exam Day
  40. Index