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CompTIA A+ Complete: Review Guide

Book Description

Organized by exam objectives, this is a focused, concise review guide that works hand-in-hand with any learning tool, including the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition.

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 focused guide will help you focus on preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam!

  • A well-organized, ideal companion study tool to the Sybex CompTIA A+ guides

  • Each chapter discusses the main topics that are featured in the two parts of the exam

  • Discusses hardware, troubleshooting and maintenance, operating systems and software, networking, security, and operating procedures

  • Author is a well-known certification columnist and bestselling author

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

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Introduction
  7. CompTIA A+ Essentials
    1. Hardware
      1. COMPTIA A+ ESSENTIALS EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:
      2. Identify Principles of Personal Computer Storage
      3. Identifying Motherboards
      4. Working with Power Supplies
      5. Cooling Methods
      6. Display Devices
      7. Input and Peripheral Devices
      8. Principles of Laptops and Portable Devices
      9. Installation and Configuration of Printers
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Troubleshooting, Repair, and Maintenance
      1. The Basics of Troubleshooting
      2. Common Symptoms and Causes
      3. Common Printer Problems
      4. Common Laptop Issues
      5. Performing Preventive Maintenance
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Operating Systems and Software
      1. Operating System Features
      2. User Interfaces
      3. Configuring Windows
      4. Identifying Boot Sequences
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Networking
      1. The Basics of Networking
      2. Network Cabling and Connectors
      3. Different Network Types
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Security
      1. Explain the Basic Principles of Security
      2. Security Features
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
    6. Operational Procedure
      1. Safety First
      2. Good Communication Skills
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
  8. CompTIA A+ Practical Application
    1. Hardware
      1. Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Personal Computer Components
      2. Diagnostic Procedures for PC Components
      3. Working with Laptops and Portable Devices
      4. Building a Toolbox
      5. Working with Printers
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Operating Systems
      1. Commands for Troubleshooting
      2. Windows Directory Structures
      3. System Utilities and Tools
      4. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
      5. Review Questions
      6. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Networking
      1. Client-side Connectivity Issues
      2. Installing and Configuring a SOHO Network
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Security
      1. Viruses and Malware
      2. Security and Troubleshooting
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
  9. About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  10. Glossary
    1. Numbers
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. D
    6. E
    7. F
    8. G
    9. H
    10. I
    11. J–L
    12. M
    13. N
    14. O–P
    15. R
    16. S
    17. T
    18. U
    19. V
    20. W