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CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Complete, objective-by-objective review for the A+ exam

The CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide, 3rd Edition is your ideal solution for preparing for exams 220-901 and 220-902. The perfect companion to the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, 3rd Edition this book provides you with extra review and reinforcement of key topics you'll see on the exam. The material is broken into two parts that each focus on a single exam, then organized by domain objective so you can quickly find the information you need most. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the revised exams, with the latest best practices and an emphasis on Windows 8/8.1 and mobile OSes. You also get access to the exclusive Sybex online  learning environment featuring over 170 review questions, four bonus exams, 150 electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms — over 500 practice questions in all!

The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential, and is required by over 100 leading employers. This book gives you the review and practice you need to approach the exam with confidence.

  • Brush up on PC hardware, laptops, printers, and mobile devices
  • Review the fundamentals of networking and security
  • Delve into the latest operating systems and operating procedures
  • Troubleshoot common IT issues, and learn the latest best practices

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What Is A+ Certification?
    2. Who Should Buy This Book?
    3. How to Use This Book
    4. Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
    5. Tips for Taking the A+ Exams
    6. CompTIA A+ 900 Series Exam Objectives
    7. CompTIA 220-901 Exam Objectives
    8. CompTIA 220-902 Exam Objectives
    9. 1.6 Given a scenario, install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop.
  2. Part I: CompTIA A+ 220-901
    1. Chapter 1: Hardware
      1. 1.1 Given a Scenario, Configure Settings and Use BIOS/UEFI Tools on a PC
      2. 1.2 Explain the Importance of Motherboard Components, Their Purpose, and Properties
      3. 1.3 Compare and Contrast Various RAM Types and Their Features
      4. 1.4 Install and Configure PC Expansion Cards
      5. 1.5 Install and Configure Storage Devices and Use Appropriate Media
      6. 1.6 Install Various Types of CPUs and Apply the Appropriate Cooling Methods
      7. 1.7 Compare and Contrast Various PC Connection Interfaces, Their Characteristics, and Purpose
      8. 1.8 Install a Power Supply Based on Given Specifications
      9. 1.9 Given a Scenario, Select the Appropriate Components for a Custom PC Configuration to Meet Customer Specifications or Needs
      10. 1.10 Compare and Contrast Types of Display Devices and Their Features
      11. 1.11 Identify Common PC Connector Types and Associated Cables
      12. 1.12 Install and Configure Common Peripheral Devices
      13. 1.13 Install SOHO Multifunction Devices/Printers and Configure Appropriate Settings
      14. 1.14 Compare and Contrast Differences Between the Various Print Technologies and the Associated Imaging Process
      15. 1.15 Given a Scenario, Perform Appropriate Printer Maintenance
      16. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2: Networking
      1. 2.1 Identify the Various Types of Network Cables and Connectors
      2. 2.2 Compare and Contrast the Characteristics of Connectors and Cabling
      3. 2.3 Explain the 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 Various Wi-Fi Networking Standards and Encryption Types
      6. 2.6 Given a Scenario, Install and Configure a SOHO Wireless/Wired Router and Apply Appropriate Settings
      7. 2.7 Compare and Contrast Internet Connection Types, Network Types, and Their Features
      8. 2.8 Compare and Contrast Network Architecture Devices, Their Functions, and Features
      9. 2.9 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Networking Tools
      10. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3: Mobile Devices
      1. 3.1 Install and Configure Laptop Hardware and Components
      2. 3.2 Explain the Function of Components Within the Display of a Laptop
      3. 3.3 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Laptop Features
      4. 3.4 Explain the Characteristics of Various Types of Other Mobile Devices
      5. 3.5 Compare and Contrast Accessories and Ports of Other Mobile Devices
      6. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
      1. 4.1 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common Problems Related to Motherboards, RAM, CPU, and Power with Appropriate Tools
      2. 4.2 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays with Appropriate Tools
      3. 4.3 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common Video, Projector, and Display Issues
      4. 4.4 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks with Appropriate Tools
      5. 4.5 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Repair Common Mobile Device Issues While Adhering to the Appropriate Procedures
      6. 4.6 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Printers with Appropriate Tools
      7. Review Questions
  3. Part II: CompTIA A+ 220-902
    1. Chapter 5: Windows Operating Systems
      1. 1.1 Compare and Contrast Various Features and Requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1)
      2. 1.2 Given a Scenario, Install Windows PC Operating Systems Using Appropriate Methods
      3. 1.3 Given a Scenario, Apply Appropriate Microsoft Command-Line Tools
      4. 1.4 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Microsoft Operating System Features and Tools
      5. 1.5 Given a Scenario, Use Windows Control Panel Utilities
      6. 1.6 Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Windows Networking on a Client/Desktop
      7. 1.7 Perform Common Preventive Maintenance Procedures Using the Appropriate Windows OS Tools
      8. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 6: Other Operating Systems and Technologies
      1. 2.1 Identify Common Features and Functionality of the Mac OS and Linux Operating Systems
      2. 2.2 Given a Scenario, Set Up and Use Client-Side Virtualization
      3. 2.3 Identify Basic Cloud Concepts
      4. 2.4 Summarize the Properties and Purpose of Services Provided by Networked Hosts
      5. 2.5 Identify Basic Features of Mobile Operating Systems
      6. 2.6 Install and Configure Basic Mobile Device Network Connectivity and E-mail
      7. 2.7 Summarize Methods and Data Related to Mobile Device Synchronization
      8. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 7: Security
      1. 3.1 Identify Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
      2. 3.2 Compare and Contrast Common Prevention Methods
      3. 3.3 Compare and Contrast Differences of Basic Windows OS Security Settings
      4. 3.4 Given a Scenario, Deploy and Enforce Security Best Practices to Secure a Workstation
      5. 3.5 Compare and Contrast Various Methods for Securing Mobile Devices
      6. 3.6 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Data Destruction and Disposal Methods
      7. 3.7 Given a Scenario, Secure SOHO Wireless and Wired Networks
      8. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 8: Software Troubleshooting
      1. 4.1 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot PC Operating System Problems with Appropriate Tools
      2. 4.2 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common PC Security Issues with Appropriate Tools and Best Practices
      3. 4.3 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common Mobile OS and Application Issues with Appropriate Tools
      4. 4.4 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot Common Mobile OS and Application Security Issues with Appropriate Tools
      5. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 9: Operational Procedures
      1. 5.1 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Safety Procedures
      2. 5.2 Given a Scenario with Potential Environmental Impacts, Apply the Appropriate Controls
      3. 5.3 Summarize the Process of Addressing Prohibited Content/Activity and Explain Privacy, Licensing, and Policy Concepts
      4. 5.4 Demonstrate Proper Communication Techniques and Professionalism
      5. 5.5 Given a Scenario, Explain the Troubleshooting Theory
      6. Review Questions
    6. Appendix: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
  4. Comprehensive Online Learning Environment
  5. EULA