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CompTIA A+® Complete Deluxe Study Guide:Exams 220-701 (Essentials) and 220-702 (Practical Application)

Book Description

An arsenal of study aids for anyone preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard in terms of measuring a technician's hardware and software knowledge. As the most popular entry-level certification, it is particularly popular among individuals switching from another career to computers.

This Deluxe Edition of the bestselling CompTIA A+ Study Guide features bonus practice exams, flashcards, and more than an hour of instructional video of key hands-on tasks. Covering all exam objectives, study guide focuses on the new best practices and places a strong emphasis on current software.

  • Covers both the A+ Essentials (Exam 220-701) and IT Technician (Exam 220-702)

  • Deluxe edition of the bestselling study guide includes additional bonus exams, flashcards, and over one hour of instructional video

  • Features exam essentials, end-of-chapter review questions, real -world scenarios, and glossary of key terms

  • Topics covered include managing hardware, IT troubleshooting and maintenance, managing operating systems and software, networking, security, and operating procedures

Packed with 100 percent coverage of the CompTIA A+ exam objectives, you'll get invaluable insight to the hottest exam topics as you prepare to take the A+ certification exam.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. preface-1
  3. Dear Reader
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Introduction
  8. Assessment Test
  9. Answers to Assessment Test
  10. Personal Computer System Components
    1. Identifying Components of Motherboards
    2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
    3. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
    4. Identifying Characteristics of Ports and Cables
    5. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Storage Devices, Power Supplies, and Adapters
    1. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
    2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
    3. Identifying Input Devices
    4. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Adapter Cards
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Understanding Display Devices
    1. Understanding Display Types and Settings
    2. Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Understanding Laptops and Portable Devices
    1. Understanding Laptop Architecture
    2. Laptop Power Management
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Installing and Configuring Printers
    1. Understanding Printer Types and Processes
    2. Installing and Configuring Printers
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Operating System Features and Interfaces
    1. Understanding Operating Systems
    2. Using Operating Systems
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Installing and Configuring Operating Systems
    1. File Systems and Directories
    2. Installing Operating Systems
    3. Upgrading Operating Systems
    4. Performing a Repair Install
    5. Common Installation Problems
    6. Installing Device Drivers
    7. Optimizing Windows
    8. Identifying Boot Sequences
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Troubleshooting Theory and Preventive Maintenance
    1. Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
    2. Understanding Preventive Maintenance
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Troubleshooting Operating Systems, Hardware, Printers, and Laptops
    1. Identifying Troubleshooting Resources
    2. Understanding Operating System and Hardware Symptoms
    3. Troubleshooting Common Laptop Issues
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Understanding Networking
    1. Understanding Networking Principles
    2. Identifying Common Network Hardware
    3. Comparing Network Types
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Understanding Network Security Fundamentals
    1. Understanding Security
    2. Security Solutions
    3. Identifying Security Problem Areas
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Understanding Operational Procedures
    1. Understanding Safety and Environmental Issues
    2. Applying Proper Safety and Disposal Procedures
    3. Demonstrating Communication Skills and Professionalism
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  22. Installing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Hardware
    1. Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining PC Components
    2. Identifying Tools and Diagnostics for PC Components
    3. Removing, Installing, and Configuring Components
    4. Using Tools and Diagnostic Procedures for Personal Computer Components
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  23. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Laptops
    1. Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
    2. Replacing Laptop Components
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  24. Resolving Printer Problems
    1. Troubleshooting Printer Problems
    2. Performing Preventive Maintenance
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  25. Operating System Structures and Commands
    1. Using Operating Systems
    2. Understanding and Navigating Directory Structures
    3. User File Locations
    4. System File Locations
    5. Font Files
    6. Managing Temporary Files
    7. Program Files
    8. Offline Files
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  26. Operating System Utilities and Troubleshooting Issues
    1. Performing Preventive Maintenance on Operating Systems
    2. Dealing with Boot Issues
    3. Solving Windows File-Related Problems
    4. Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities
    5. Disk and Remote Management
    6. System Performance and Optimization
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  27. Installing and Troubleshooting Networks
    1. Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
    2. Troubleshooting Client-Side Connectivity Issues
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  28. System Security
    1. Security Basics
    2. Viruses and Malware
    3. Recognizing Common Attacks
    4. Recovering Operating Systems
    5. Security and Troubleshooting
    6. Access Control
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  29. About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  30. Glossary
    1. Numbers
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. D
    6. E
    7. F
    8. G
    9. H
    10. I
    11. K
    12. L
    13. M
    14. N
    15. O
    16. P
    17. R
    18. S
    19. T
    20. U
    21. V
    22. W
    23. Z