You are previewing CompTIA® A+® Complete Deluxe Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition.
O'Reilly logo
CompTIA® A+® Complete Deluxe Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition

Book Description

The ultimate study companion for the A+ certification exams

The CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 3rd Edition is your ultimate preparation tool for exams 220-901 and 220-902. This Complete Deluxe Study Guide covers 100% of the objectives for both exams, so you can avoid surprises on exam day. Practical insights and examples drawn from real-world experiences give you a glimpse into life on the job, as you solidify your understanding of crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting, practice effective communication, enhance your job skills, and get up to speed on safety, security, and environmental issues. Exam highlights show you what to expect on the big day, and end-of chapter reviews help you grasp the major points in the material.

Plus, you'll get access to the exclusive Sybex interactive online learning environment featuring:

  • Eight practice exams

  • Hundreds of sample questions

  • Electronic flashcards

  • Searchable glossary of important terms

  • Over an hour of instructor-led videos on key exam topics

  • Free eBook compatible with multiple devices so you can study on the go

  • 30 days of free video training provides access to over 50 hours of hands-on A+ training from the subject matter experts at ITProTV

  • The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential and is required by over 100 leading employers. The CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 3rd Edition gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence and pass with flying colors.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
      1. What Does This Book Cover?
      2. The CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives
      3. A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-901
      4. A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-902
    2. Assessment Test
      1. Answers to Assessment Test
    3. Part I: 220-901
      1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
        1. Identifying Components of Motherboards
        2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
        3. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
        4. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
        8. Performance-Based Question 1
        9. Performance-Based Question 2
      2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
        1. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
        2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
        1. Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
        2. Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
        3. Input Devices
        4. Output Devices
        5. Input and Output Devices
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
        9. Performance-Based Questions
      4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
        1. Understanding Display Types and Settings
        2. Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
        1. Standard Thick Clients
        2. Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
        3. Audio/Video Editing Workstations
        4. Virtualization Workstations
        5. Gaming PCs
        6. Home Theater PCs
        7. Thin Clients
        8. Home Server PCs
        9. Summary
        10. Exam Essentials
        11. Review Questions
        12. Performance-Based Question
      6. Chapter 6: Networking Fundamentals
        1. Understanding Networking Principles
        2. Identifying Common Network Hardware
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
        1. Understanding TCP/IP
        2. Summary
        3. Exam Essentials
        4. Review Questions
        5. Performance-Based Question
      8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
        1. Understanding Wireless Networking
        2. Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
        1. Understanding Laptop Architecture
        2. Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      10. Chapter 10: Understanding Mobile Devices
        1. Understanding Mobile Devices
        2. Summary
        3. Exam Essentials
        4. Review Questions
        5. Performance-Based Question
      11. Chapter 11: Installing and Configuring Printers
        1. Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
        2. Installing and Configuring Printers
        3. Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
        7. Performance-Based Question
      12. Chapter 12: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
        1. Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
        2. Troubleshooting Mobile Devices, Printers, and Networking
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
    4. Part II: 220-902
      1. Chapter 13: Operating System Basics
        1. Understanding Operating Systems
        2. Going Virtual
        3. Preparing for the Exam
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
        7. Performance-Based Question
      2. Chapter 14: Operating System Administration
        1. Interacting with Operating Systems
        2. Administrative Tools
        3. Disk Management
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
        7. Performance-Based Question
      3. Chapter 15: Working with Windows 8/8.1
        1. Windows Editions
        2. Installing Windows 8
        3. Windows 8 Boot Methods
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
        7. Performance-Based Question
      4. Chapter 16: Working with Windows 7
        1. Windows 7 Editions
        2. Installing Windows 7
        3. The Windows 7 Boot Sequences
        4. Windows 7 Features
        5. Windows 7 Administrative Tools
        6. Unique Control Panel Utilities
        7. Networking and Windows 7
        8. Windows 7 System Performance and Optimization
        9. Summary
        10. Exam Essentials
        11. Review Questions
        12. Performance-Based Question
      5. Chapter 17: Working with Windows Vista
        1. Windows Vista Editions
        2. Installing Windows Vista
        3. The Windows Vista Boot Sequences
        4. Windows Vista Features
        5. Windows Vista Administrative Tools
        6. Distinctive Utilities
        7. Networking and Windows Vista
        8. Vista System Performance and Optimization
        9. Summary
        10. Exam Essentials
        11. Review Questions
        12. Performance-Based Question
      6. Chapter 18: Working with Mac OS and Linux
        1. Best Practices
        2. Tools
        3. Features
        4. Basic Linux Commands
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
        8. Performance-Based Question
      7. Chapter 19: Security
        1. Common Prevention Methods
        2. Common Security Threats
        3. Workstation Security Best Practices
        4. Working with Windows OS Security Settings
        5. Mobile Device Security
        6. Destruction and Disposal Methods
        7. Securing a SOHO Network (Wireless)
        8. Securing a SOHO Network (Wired)
        9. Summary
        10. Exam Essentials
        11. Review Questions
        12. Performance-Based Question
      8. Chapter 20: Network Services, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization
        1. Understanding Network Services
        2. Understanding Cloud Computing and Virtualization
        3. Summary
        4. Exam Essentials
        5. Review Questions
        6. Performance-Based Question
      9. Chapter 21: Mobile Operating Systems and Connectivity
        1. Understanding Mobile Operating Systems
        2. Network Connectivity and Email
        3. Mobile Device Synchronization
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
        7. Performance-Based Question
      10. Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
        1. Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
        2. Troubleshooting Operating Systems
        3. Troubleshooting Security Issues
        4. Troubleshooting Mobile Issues
        5. Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
        9. Performance-Based Question
      11. Chapter 23: Understanding Operational Procedures
        1. Understanding Safety Procedures
        2. Understanding Environmental Controls
        3. Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
        4. Demonstrating Professionalism
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
        8. Performance-Based Question
    5. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
      2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
      3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
      4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
      5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
      6. Chapter 6: Network Fundamentals
      7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
      8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
      9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
      10. Chapter 10: Understanding Mobile Devices
      11. Chapter 11: Installing and Configuring Printers
      12. Chapter 12: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
      13. Chapter 13: Operating System Basics
      14. Chapter 14: Operating System Administration
      15. Chapter 15: Working with Windows 8/8.1
      16. Chapter 16: Working with Windows 7
      17. Chapter 17: Working with Windows Vista
      18. Chapter 18: Working with Mac OS and Linux
      19. Chapter 19: Security
      20. Chapter 20: Network Services, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization
      21. Chapter 21: Mobile Operating Systems and Connectivity
      22. Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
      23. Chapter 23: Understanding Operational Procedures
    6. Appendix B: Answers to Performance-Based Questions
      1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
      2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
      3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
      4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
      5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
      6. Chapter 6: Network Fundamentals
      7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
      8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
      9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
      10. Chapter 10: Understanding Mobile Devices
      11. Chapter 11: Installing and Configuring Printers
      12. Chapter 12: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
      13. Chapter 13: Operating System Basics
      14. Chapter 14: Operating System Administration
      15. Chapter 15: Working with Windows 8/8.1
      16. Chapter 16: Working with Windows 7
      17. Chapter 17: Working with Windows Vista
      18. Chapter 18: Working with Mac OS and Linux
      19. Chapter 19: Security
      20. Chapter 20: Network Services, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization
      21. Chapter 21: Mobile Operating Systems and Connectivity
      22. Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
      23. Chapter 23: Understanding Operational Procedures
    7. Advert
    8. EULA