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CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide: Exam FC0-U51

Book Description

Information Technology is not just about what applications you can use; it is about the systems you can support. The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is an introduction to the skills required to become a successful systems support professional, progressing onto more advanced certifications and career success.

The Sybex CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide covers 100% of the exam objectives in clear and concise language and provides you authoritatively with all you need to know to succeed in the exam. Along with gaining preventative maintenance skills, you will also develop the tools to complete troubleshooting and fault resolution and resolve common issues experienced by the majority of computer systems.

The exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Identifying and explaining computer components

  • Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations

  • Establishing network connectivity

  • Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks

  • Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers

  • Practical examples, exam highlights and review questions provide real-world applications and uses. The book includes Sybex's interactive online learning environment and test bank with an assessment test, chapter tests, flashcards, and a practice exam. Our study tools can help you prepare for taking the exam—and increase your chances of passing the exam the first time!

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Author
    7. Contents at a Glance
    8. Contents
    9. Table of Exercises
    10. Introduction
      1. Exam Objectives
    11. Assessment Test
    12. Answers to the Assessment Test
    13. Chapter 1: Core Hardware Components
      1. Introducing Internal Components
      2. Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
      3. Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices
      4. Exploring Power and Cooling
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Labs
      8. Review Questions
    14. Chapter 2: Peripherals and Connectors
      1. Audio, Video, and Printers
      2. Input Devices
      3. External Storage and Other Connectors
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Labs
      7. Review Questions
    15. Chapter 3: Operating Systems
      1. Operating System Fundamentals
      2. Navigating an Operating System
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 3 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    16. Chapter 4: Software Applications
      1. Common Software Applications and File Types
      2. Software Management Best Practices
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 4 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    17. Chapter 5: Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers
      1. Connection Types and Features
      2. Network Connectivity Essentials
      3. Setting Up a SOHO Router
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Chapter 5 Lab
      7. Review Questions
    18. Chapter 6: Network Sharing and Storage
      1. Local Network Sharing
      2. Web-Based Sharing and Access
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 6 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    19. Chapter 7: Mobile Devices
      1. Using Wireless Devices
      2. Summary
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Chapter 7 Lab
      5. Review Questions
    20. Chapter 8: Security Threats
      1. Understanding Hacking
      2. Understanding Security Threats
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 8 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    21. Chapter 9: Security Best Practices
      1. Computer and Network Security Best Practices
      2. Internet Security Best Practices
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 9 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    22. Chapter 10: Buying and Configuring a Workstation
      1. Buying and Configuring a Workstation
      2. Summary
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Chapter 10 Lab
      5. Review Questions
    23. Chapter 11: Computer Support and Backups
      1. Basic Computer Support Concepts
      2. Computer Backups
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Chapter 11 Lab
      6. Review Questions
    24. Chapter 12: Environmental and Safety Concepts
      1. Safe Interactions with Computers
      2. Summary
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Chapter 12 Lab
      5. Review Questions
    25. Appendixes
      1. Appendix A: Answers to Written Labs
        1. Chapter 1: Core Hardware Components
        2. Chapter 2: Peripherals and Connectors
        3. Chapter 3: Operating Systems
        4. Chapter 4: Software Applications
        5. Chapter 5: Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers
        6. Chapter 6: Network Sharing and Storage
        7. Chapter 7: Mobile Devices
        8. Chapter 8: Security Threats
        9. Chapter 9: Security Best Practices
        10. Chapter 10: Buying and Configuring a Workstation
        11. Chapter 11: Computer Support and Backups
        12. Chapter 12: Environmental and Safety Concepts
      2. Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
        1. Chapter 1: Core Hardware Components
        2. Chapter 2: Peripherals and Connectors
        3. Chapter 3: Operating Systems
        4. Chapter 4: Software Applications
        5. Chapter 5: Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers
        6. Chapter 6: Network Sharing and Storage
        7. Chapter 7: Mobile Devices
        8. Chapter 8: Security Threats
        9. Chapter 9: Security Best Practices
        10. Chapter 10: Buying and Configuring a Workstation
        11. Chapter 11: Computer Support and Backups
        12. Chapter 12: Environmental and Safety Concepts
    26. Index