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CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition

Book Description

A concise, focused study aid for the 2012 edition of CompTIA A+ Certification exams

More than a million PC technicians hold the CompTIA A+ certification, which is a require certification by some software and hardware vendors. Designed to work with the Sybex family of certification guides for exams 220-801 and 220-802, this Review Guide is organized by objective to provide a quick review and reinforcement of important exam topics. It includes more than 170 review questions, and reader will have access to 4 practice exams, over 100 electronic flashcards, and a searchable Glossary of Key Term.

  • Provides effective review and reinforcement to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams

  • A perfect companion to other Sybex CompTIA A+ Study Guides

  • Covers all exam objectives, including hardware, networking, laptops and printers, operating procedures, operating systems, security, mobile devices, and troubleshooting

  • Packed with tightly focused review questions, and access to bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable list of key terms to reinforce study

  • Includes review for both required exams: 220-801 and 220-802

CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide adds additional support to prepare you to achieve the number one certification for PC technicians.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Comp TIA Discount Coupon
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
  5. Introduction
  6. Part I: CompTIA A+ 220-801
    1. Chapter 1: PC Hardware
      1. 1.1 Configure and apply BIOS settings
      2. 1.2 Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes, and properties
      3. 1.3 Compare and contrast RAM types and features
      4. 1.4 Install and configure expansion cards
      5. 1.5 Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media
      6. 1.6 Differentiate among various CPU types and features and select the appropriate cooling method
      7. 1.7 Compare and contrast various connection interfaces and explain their purpose
      8. 1.8 Install an appropriate power supply based on a given scenario
      9. 1.9 Evaluate and select appropriate components for a custom configuration, to meet customer specifications or needs
      10. 1.10 Given a scenario, evaluate types and features of display devices
      11. 1.11 Identify connector types and associated cables
      12. 1.12 Install and configure various peripheral devices
      13. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2: Networking
      1. 2.1 Identify types of network cables and connectors
      2. 2.2 Categorize characteristics of connectors and cabling
      3. 2.3 Explain properties and characteristics of TCP/IP
      4. 2.4 Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose
      5. 2.5 Compare and contrast wireless network standards and encryption types
      6. 2.6 Install, configure, and deploy a SOHO wireless/wired router using appropriate settings
      7. 2.7 Compare and contrast Internet connection types and features
      8. 2.8 Identify various types of networks
      9. 2.9 Compare and contrast network devices and their functions and features
      10. 2.10 Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools
      11. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3: Laptops
      1. 3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components
      2. 3.2 Compare and contrast the components within the display of a laptop
      3. 3.3 Compare and contrast laptop features
      4. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4: Printers
      1. 4.1 Explain the differences between the various printer types and summarize the associated imaging process
      2. Exam Essentials
      3. 4.2 Given a scenario, install and configure printers
      4. 4.3 Given a scenario, perform printer maintenance
      5. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5: Operational Procedures
      1. 5.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures
      2. 5.2 Explain environmental impacts and the purpose of environmental controls
      3. 5.3 Given a scenario, demonstrate proper communication and professionalism
      4. 5.4 Explain the fundamentals of dealing with prohibited content/activity
      5. Review Questions
  7. Part II: CompTIA A+ 220-802
    1. Chapter 6: Operating Systems
      1. 1.1 Compare and contrast the features and requirements of various Microsoft Operating Systems
      2. 1.2 Given a scenario, install and configure the operating system using the most appropriate method
      3. 1.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate command line tools
      4. 1.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate operating system features and tools
      5. 1.5 Given a scenario, use Control Panel utilities
      6. 1.6 Setup and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop
      7. 1.7 Perform preventive maintenance procedures using appropriate tools
      8. 1.8 Explain the differences among basic OS security settings
      9. 1.9 Explain the basics of client-side virtualization
      10. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 7: Security
      1. 2.1 Apply and use common prevention methods
      2. 2.2 Compare and contrast common security threats
      3. 2.3 Implement security best practices to secure a workstation
      4. 2.4 Given a scenario, use the appropriate data destruction/disposal method
      5. 2.5 Given a scenario, secure a SOHO wireless network
      6. 2.6 Given a scenario, secure a SOHO wired network
      7. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 8: Mobile Devices
      1. 3.1 Explain the basic features of mobile operating systems
      2. 3.2 Establish basic network connectivity and configure email
      3. 3.3 Compare and contrast methods for securing mobile devices
      4. 3.4 Compare and contrast hardware differences in regards to tablets and laptops
      5. 3.5 Execute and configure mobile device synchronization
      6. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 9: Troubleshooting
      1. 4.1 Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory
      2. 4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools
      3. 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools
      4. 4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video and display issues
      5. 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools
      6. 4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot operating system problems with appropriate tools
      7. 4.7 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues with appropriate tools and best practices
      8. 4.8 Given a scenario, troubleshoot, and repair common laptop issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures
      9. 4.9 Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools
      10. Review Questions
  8. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: PC Hardware
    2. Chapter 2: Networking
    3. Chapter 3: Laptops
    4. Chapter 4: Printers
    5. Chapter 5: Operational Procedures
    6. Chapter 6: Operating Systems
    7. Chapter 7: Security
    8. Chapter 8: Mobile Devices
    9. Chapter 9: Troubleshooting
  9. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
    1. System Requirements
    2. Using the Study Tools
    3. Troubleshooting
  10. Index