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CompTIA® A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Exam Cram, Sixth Edition

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Prepare for CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam success with this CompTIA Approved Exam Cram from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Approved Platinum Partner.


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CompTIA® A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Exam Cram, Sixth Edition is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA’s A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of Windows 7, new PC hardware, tablets, smartphones, and professional-level networking and security. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Exam Alerts, Sidebars, and Notes interspersed throughout the text keep you focused on what you need to know. Cram Quizzes help you assess your knowledge, and the Cram Sheet tear card is the perfect last minute review.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams!

  • Deploy and administer desktops and notebooks running Windows 7, Vista, or XP

  • Understand, install, and troubleshoot motherboards, processors, and memory

  • Test and troubleshoot power-related problems

  • Use all forms of storage, including new Blu-ray and Solid State (SSD) devices

  • Work effectively with mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot both visible and internal laptop components

  • Configure Windows components and applications, use Windows administrative tools, and optimize Windows systems

  • Repair damaged Windows environments and boot errors

  • Work with audio and video subsystems, I/O devices, and the newest peripherals

  • Install and manage both local and network printers

  • Configure IPv4 and understand TCP/IP protocols and IPv6 changes

  • Install and configure SOHO wired/wireless networks and troubleshoot connectivity

  • Implement secure authentication, prevent malware attacks, and protect data

  • Companion CD
    The companion CD contains a digital edition of the Cram Sheet and the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions and two complete practice exams. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

    Pearson IT Certifcation Practice Test Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP (SP3), WIndows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client

  • Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent)

  • 512 MB RAM

  • 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

  • David L. Prowse is an author, computer network specialist, and technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers. 

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. About the Tech Editor
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. CompTIA
      1. It Pays to Get Certified
    12. Introduction
      1. Target Audience
      2. About the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Exams
      3. About This Book
      4. Exam Topics
    13. Chapter 1. Introduction to Troubleshooting
      1. The Six-Step A+ Troubleshooting Process
      2. Troubleshooting Examples and PC Tools
    14. Chapter 2. Motherboards
      1. Motherboard Components and Form Factors
      2. The BIOS
      3. Installing and Troubleshooting Motherboards
    15. Chapter 3. The CPU
      1. CPU 101
      2. Installing and Troubleshooting CPUs
    16. Chapter 4. RAM
      1. RAM Basics and Types of RAM
      2. Installing and Troubleshooting DRAM
    17. Chapter 5. Power
      1. Understanding and Testing Power
      2. Power Devices
      3. Power Supplies
    18. Chapter 6. Storage Devices
      1. Magnetic Storage Media
      2. Optical Storage Media
      3. Solid-State Storage Media
    19. Chapter 7. Laptops
      1. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Visible Laptop Components
      2. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Internal Laptop Components
    20. Chapter 8. Installing and Upgrading Windows
      1. Installing and Upgrading to Windows 7
      2. Installing and Upgrading to Windows Vista
      3. Installing and Upgrading to Windows XP
    21. Chapter 9. Configuring Windows
      1. Windows User Interfaces
      2. System Tools and Utilities
      3. Files, File Systems, and Disks
    22. Chapter 10. Maintaining Windows
      1. Updating Windows
      2. Maintaining Hard Disks
    23. Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Windows
      1. Repair Environments and Boot Errors
      2. Windows Tools and Errors
      3. Command-Line Tools
    24. Chapter 12. Video and Audio
      1. The Video Subsystem
      2. The Audio Subsystem
    25. Chapter 13. Peripherals and Custom Computing
      1. Input/Output, Input Devices, and Peripherals
      2. Custom PC Configurations
    26. Chapter 14. Printers
      1. Printer Types and Technologies
      2. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Printers
    27. Chapter 15. Networking
      1. Types of Networks and Network Devices
      2. Cables, Connectors, and Tools
      3. TCP/IP
      4. SOHO Windows Networking
      5. Troubleshooting Networks
    28. Chapter 16. Security
      1. Security Threats and Prevention
      2. Windows Security
      3. SOHO Security
    29. Chapter 17. Mobile Devices
      1. Mobile Hardware and Operating Systems
      2. Mobile Networking and Synchronization
      3. Mobile Security
    30. Chapter 18. Safety, Procedures, and Professionalism
      1. Safety
      2. Procedures and Environmental Controls
      3. Professionalism and Communication Skills
    31. Chapter 19. Taking the Real Exams
      1. Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
      2. Tips for Taking the Real Exam
      3. Beyond the CompTIA A+ Certification
    32. Practice Exam 1: CompTIA A+ 220-801
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answers with Explanations
    33. Practice Exam 2: CompTIA A+ 220-802
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answers with Explanations
    34. Index
    35. Add Page
    36. Appendix A. Additional Reading and Resources
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 3
      3. Chapter 4
      4. Chapter 7
      5. Chapter 8
      6. Chapter 9
      7. Chapter 10
      8. Chapter 11
      9. Chapter 12
      10. Chapter 13
      11. Chapter 15
      12. Chapter 16
      13. Chapter 17
      14. Chapter 18
    37. 220-801 Cram Quizzes and Answers
      1. Chapter 2 Cram Quizzes
      2. Chapter 3 Cram Quizzes
      3. Chapter 4 Cram Quizzes
      4. Chapter 5 Cram Quizzes
      5. Chapter 6 Cram Quizzes
      6. Chapter 7 Cram Quizzes
      7. Chapter 9 Cram Quizzes
      8. Chapter 12 Cram Quizzes
      9. Chapter 13 Cram Quizzes
      10. Chapter 14 Cram Quizzes
      11. Chapter 15 Cram Quizzes
      12. Chapter 18 Cram Quizzes
      13. Chapter 2 Cram Quiz Answers
      14. Chapter 3 Cram Quiz Answers
      15. Chapter 4 Cram Quiz Answers
      16. Chapter 5 Cram Quiz Answers
      17. Chapter 6 Cram Quiz Answers
      18. Chapter 7 Cram Quiz Answers
      19. Chapter 9 Cram Quiz Answers
      20. Chapter 11 Cram Quiz Answers
      21. Chapter 12 Cram Quiz Answers
      22. Chapter 13 Cram Quiz Answers
      23. Chapter 14 Cram Quiz Answers
      24. Chapter 15 Cram Quiz Answers
      25. Chapter 18 Cram Quiz Answers
    38. 220-802 Cram Quizzes and Answers
      1. Chapter 1 Cram Quizzes
      2. Chapter 2 Cram Quizzes
      3. Chapter 3 Cram Quizzes
      4. Chapter 4 Cram Quizzes
      5. Chapter 5 Cram Quizzes
      6. Chapter 6 Cram Quizzes
      7. Chapter 7 Cram Quizzes
      8. Chapter 8 Cram Quizzes
      9. Chapter 9 Cram Quizzes
      10. Chapter 10 Cram Quizzes
      11. Chapter 11 Cram Quizzes
      12. Chapter 12 Cram Quizzes
      13. Chapter 13 Cram Quizzes
      14. Chapter 14 Cram Quizzes
      15. Chapter 15 Cram Quizzes
      16. Chapter 16 Cram Quizzes
      17. Chapter 17 Cram Quizzes
      18. Chapter 1 Cram Quiz Answers
      19. Chapter 2 Cram Quiz Answers
      20. Chapter 3 Cram Quiz Answers
      21. Chapter 4 Cram Quiz Answers
      22. Chapter 5 Cram Quiz Answers
      23. Chapter 6 Cram Quiz Answers
      24. Chapter 7 Cram Quiz Answers
      25. Chapter 8 Cram Quiz Answers
      26. Chapter 9 Cram Quiz Answers
      27. Chapter 10 Cram Quiz Answers
      28. Chapter 11 Cram Quiz Answers
      29. Chapter 12 Cram Quiz Answers
      30. Chapter 13 Cram Quiz Answers
      31. Chapter 14 Cram Quiz Answers
      32. Chapter 15 Cram Quiz Answers
      33. Chapter 16 Cram Quiz Answers
      34. Chapter 17 Cram Quiz Answers
    39. Exam Alerts
    40. Exam Cram
      1. The CompTIA A+ Cram Sheet
      2. 220-801
      3. 220-802
      4. Student Area