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CompTIA A+Essentials 220-601 Exam Guide

Book Description

The big question you should ask yourself before you fork over $158 to take CompTIA's A+ Essentials exam is: am I ready? Are you?

This guide was created with one purpose in mind, to ensure that you pass CompTIA's A+ Essentials Exam.

  • Real exam insight, structure, and question formats

  • The most difficult 100 Question A+ Essentials practice exam you will find anywhere, to ensure that you really know your stuff

  • Invaluable A+ Essential exam survival test-tips found nowhere else

  • Also prepares you well for exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 study.

    This Short Cut offers the edge you need to pass, and includes:

    Table of Contents

    1. CompTIA A+ Essentials 220-601 Exam Guide
      1. CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam Guide
      2. Am I a Candidate for This Exam?
      3. Registering for the Exam?
      4. Tested Skill Areas
        1. Personal Computer Components
          1. Storage devices
          2. Motherboards
          3. Components
          4. Power supplies
          5. Processors/CPUs
          6. Memory
          7. Display devices
          8. Input devices
          9. Adapter cards
          10. Ports and cables
          11. Cooling systems
          12. Install, configure, optimize, and upgrade personal computer components
          13. Tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques
          14. Identify and apply basic diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques
          15. Perform preventive maintenance on personal computer components
          16. Identify and apply basic aspects of preventive maintenance theory
        2. Laptops and Portable Devices
          1. Identify the fundamental principles of using laptops and portable devices
          2. Install, configure, optimize, and upgrade laptops and portable devices
          3. Identify tools, basic diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for laptops and portable devices
          4. Perform preventive maintenance on laptops and portable devices
        3. Operating Systems
          1. Identify the fundamentals of using operating systems
          2. Describe features of operating system interfaces
          3. Identify the names, locations, purposes and characteristics of operating system
          4. Identify concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing disks, directories, and files in operating systems
          5. Install, configure, optimize, and upgrade operating systems—references to upgrading from Windows 95 and NT may be made
          6. Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for operating systems
          7. Identify the names, locations, purposes, and characteristics of operating system utilities
          8. Perform preventive maintenance on operating systems
        4. Printers and Scanners
          1. Identify the fundamental principles of using printers and scanners
          2. Identify basic concepts of installing, configuring, optimizing, and upgrading printers and scanners
          3. Identify tools, basic diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for printers and scanners
        5. Networks
          1. Identify the fundamental principles of networks
          2. Identify names, purposes, and characteristics (e.g., definition, speed, and connections) of technologies for establishing connectivity
          3. Install, configure, optimize, and upgrade networks
          4. Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for networks
        6. Security
          1. Identify the fundamental principles of security
          2. Install, configure, upgrade, and optimize security
          3. Identify tool, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for security
          4. Diagnose and troubleshoot hardware, software, and data security issues
          5. Perform preventive maintenance for computer security
        7. Safety and Environmental Issues
          1. Describe the aspects and importance of safety and environmental issues
        8. Communication and Professionalism
          1. Behavior
          2. Property
      5. Exam Format
      6. Practice Examination: Are You Ready?
        1. Practice Exam Questions
      7. Examination Cram Tips
      8. Copyright
      9. About the Author