Essential Skills for a Successful IT CareerMike Meyers, the leading authority on CompTIA A+ training and certification, has helped hundreds of thousands of people master the skills covered on the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam--and now he can help you, too. Completely updated for the new CompTIA A+ standards, Mike Meyers'CompTIA A+reg; Guide: Essentials will help you pass CompTIA A+ exam 220-601 and become an expert hardware technician. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations.Covers all CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam Topics, Including: CPUs and RAM CMOS and BIOS settings Expansion bus Motherboards Power supplies Hard drives Removable media Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Input/output ports Video cards Portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies Printers Networks SecurityThe CD-ROM Features: Two full practice exams covering the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Mike Meyers teaching key CompTIA A+ topics Electronic copy of the book Complete exam objective map List of official CompTIA A+ acronyms Useful tools and utilities for PC techniciansEach Chapter Includes: Learning objectives Photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
Mike Meyers, A+, Network+, MCP, is one of the industry's leading authorities on A+ certification. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations including IBM, Lucent Technologies, GE, the FBI, the FAA, and the United Nations. Mike is the bestselling author of the A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, which has sold 500,000 copies in five editions.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the A+ Exam Chapter 2: The Visible PC Chapter 3: Understanding CPUs Chapter 4: Understanding RAM Chapter 5: Understanding BIOS and CMOS Chapter 6: Understanding the Expansion Bus Chapter 7: Understanding Motherboards Chapter 8: Understanding PC Power Chapter 9: Implementing Hard Drives Chapter 10: Understanding Removable Media Chapter 11: Installing and Upgrading Windows Chapter 12: Understanding Windows Chapter 13: Maintaining Windows Chapter 14: Input/Output Chapter 15: Understanding Video Chapter 16: Portable Computing Chapter 17: Understanding Printing Chapter 18: Understanding Networking Chapter 19: Computer Security Chapter 20: The Complete PC Tech Appendix A: Installing and Troubleshooting Printers Appendix B: About the CD-ROM Glossary Index