9780789756527

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789756527

  • ISBN10:

    0789756528

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/23/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Summary

In this best-of-breed study guide, a leading expert helps you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your CompTIA 220-901 and 902 exams and move into a successful career as an IT technician. The concise, focused approach explains every exam objective from a real-world perspective, helping you quickly identify weaknesses and retain everything you need to know.

 

Every feature of this book is designed to support both efficient exam preparation and long-term mastery:

 

  • Includes coverage of the new performance-based questions
  • Opening Topics Lists and Exam Objectives Summary define the topics you’ll need to learn in each chapter, including a list of the official exam objectives covered in that chapter
  • Key Topics call attention to the information that’s most crucial to know for the exam
  • Exam Preparation Tasks include reviewing key topics, completing memory tables, defining key terms, working through scenarios, and answering review questions–all designed to help you go beyond simple facts to make sure you master concepts crucial to both passing the exam and enhancing your career
  • Key Terms defined in a complete glossary explain all the field’s essential terminology

 

The companion website contains access to the powerful Pearson IT Certification

Practice Test Engine and two complete exams with access to a large library of

exam-realistic questions.

This study guide helps you master all the topics on the new A+ 901 and 902 exams, including

 

  • Motherboards, processors, RAM, and BIOS
  • Power supplies and system cooling
  • I/O, input ports, and devices
  • Video displays and video cards
  • Customized PCs
  • Laptops, mobile and wearable devices
  • Printers
  • Storage devices including SSDs
  • Installing, using, and troubleshooting Windows, Linux, and OS X
  • Virtualization
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Operational procedures and communications methods
    

Author Biography

Mark Edward Soper has been working with PCs since the days of the IBM PC/XT and AT as a salesperson, technology advisor, consultant, experimenter, and technology writer and content creator. Since 1992, he has taught thousands of students across the country how to repair, manage, and troubleshoot the hardware, software, operating systems, and firmware inside their PCs. He has created many versions of his experimental computer known as “FrankenPC” for this and previous books. Mark earned his CompTIA A+ Certification in 1999 and has written five other A+ Certification books covering previous versions of the A+ Certification exams for Pearson imprints. Mark is also the creator of Building and Repairing PCs (Que Video).

 

Mark has contributed to many editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th and 20th through 22nd editions; co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition; and has written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos.

 

In addition, Mark has written Easy Windows 10, Easy Windows 8.1, Easy Windows 8, Easy Microsoft Windows 7, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes. He also wrote two books about Windows Vista: Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center.

 

Mark has also contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista and to Que’s Windows 7 In Depth. Mark has also created a number of hardware tutorial videos available from the OnGadgets&Hardware podcast channel at www.quepublishing.

com.

 

Mark has also written many blog entries and articles for MaximumPC.com and Maximum PC magazine. He currently teaches Microsoft Office for University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Corporate College in Evansville, Indiana, and also has taught A+ Certification and other technology-related subjects at Ivy Tech Community College. See Mark’s website at www.markesoper. com for news and information about upcoming projects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Technician Essentials and PC Anatomy

Chapter 2 Motherboards and Processors

Chapter 3 BIOS

Chapter 4 Power Supplies and System Cooling

Chapter 5 RAM

Chapter 6 I/O and Input Ports and Devices

Chapter 7 Video Displays and Graphics Cards

Chapter 8 Customized PCs and Multimedia Devices

Chapter 9 Laptop and Notebook Computers

Chapter 10 Mobile Devices

Chapter 11 Printers

Chapter 12 Storage Devices

Chapter 13 Installing and Upgrading Windows

Chapter 14 Using and Managing Windows

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Windows

Chapter 16 Networking

Chapter 17 Security

Chapter 18 Operational Procedures & Communication Methods

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