31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 Certification exams

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-10-31
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam


31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam offers you a friendly, practical way to understand the A+ certification process, commit to taking the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.


The 900 series A+ exams test knowledge and skills needed to manage and troubleshoot desktop, laptop, and mobile hardware and networking technologies; install, use, and troubleshoot Windows, Linux, and OS X; utilize virtualization, strengthen security, and work effectively as an IT technician.


Sign up for the exam and use this book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. Daily Study Resources sections provide quick references for locating more in-depth treatment within Primary and Supplemental resources.


This book’s features help you fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:

·         Visual tear-card calendar summarizing each day’s study topic

·         Checklist for tracking your progress in mastering exam objectives

·         Description of the organization and sign-up process for the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams

·         Strategies to prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically for exam day

·         Conversational tone to make study more enjoyable


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Shelving category: Certification

Covers: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902



Author Biography

Laura Schuster has been working in the information systems field since 1979. She has held numerous IT positions, including systems analyst, network administrator, consultant, project manager, and technical support manager. She currently works as a full-time professor at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. She teaches A+, Network+, and other information systems courses. Laura has an MOD in organizational development, is an MCNE, and holds CompTIA A+, Network+, and Oracle certifications.


Dave Holzinger has been a curriculum developer, project manager, author, and technical editor for the Cisco Networking Academy program in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2001. Dave has helped develop many online courses, including IT Essentials, CCNA, and CCNP. He has been working with computer hardware and software since 1981. Dave has certifications from Cisco, BICSI, and CompTIA, including the A+.

Table of Contents

Day 31. BIOS/UEFI Settings
Day 30. Motherboard Components
Day 29. PC Component Installation - Part 1
Day 28. PC Component Installation - Part 2
Day 27. Peripheral Devices and Connectors
Day 26. Printer Installation
Day 25. Printer Technologies and Maintenance
Day 24. Network Cabling
Day 23. IP Addressing
Day 22. Ports and Protocols
Day 21. Router Installation
Day 20. Network Devices and Internet Connections
Day 19. Networking Tools (Hardware and Software)
Day 18. Laptop Components and Features
Day 17. Mobile Devices Components and Features
Day 16. Hardware Troubleshooting - Part 1
Day 15. Hardware Troubleshooting - Part 2
Day 14. Network Troubleshooting
Day 13. Windows Installation and Tools
Day 12. Windows Networking and Maintenance
Day 11. Mac and Linux Operating Systems
Day 10. Cloud and Virtualization
Day 9. Network Services
Day 8. Mobile Operating Systems Management
Day 7. Security Threat Prevention
Day 6. User Access, Device Security, and Data Disposal
Day 5. SOHO Security Implementation
Day 4. PC OS and Security Troubleshooting
Day 3. Mobile OS and Security Troubleshooting
Day 2. Safety and Environmental Procedures
Day 1. Professionalism and Troubleshooting Methodology

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