CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Practice Questions Exam Cram

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-23
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Prepare for the all-new A+ certification exams with 850 practice questions from the publishers of Exam Cram--Practice with nearly 850 sample test questions covering all A+ Exams (A+ Essentials and )-Includes detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers-Features relevant Exam Notes to help readers score better on the tests.-Includes the Cram Sheet tear-out card for last-minute review. The nearly 850 practice test questions as well as complete answer explanations, giving readers the perfect complementary tool for their A+ studies. The book also features relevant Exam Notes to help readers score better on the tests, plus the ever popular 'Cram Sheet' tearcard, which is used for last-minute topical review. As an additional preparation tool, readers will have exclusive access to a web-delivered test engine with even more question for exam practice and preparation feedback. With The A+ Exam undergoing a comprehensive update in 2009, candidates will need all-new materials to prepare them for these exams. The Cram Practice Questions Exam Prep the topics in all of the A+ exams (A+ Essentials, and). A+ Exam Cram Practice Questions Third Edition provides readers withA+ Exam, in combination with the A+ Exam Cram or the A+, provides a perfect preparation path to success. The book addresses About the exam The A+ certification is the most popular certification program in the world, certifying more than 500,000 individuals since its inception in 1998. These exams certify your knowledge of basic computer hardware and operating software.

Author Biography

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician and network administrator/engineer for more than 16 years. He has taught many computer and networking technology classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald Colleges and Institute of Technology) and conducted extensive formal and informal training as an IT administrator and an Intel Corporation product support engineer. He is currently a senior network engineer at Pacific Coast Companies, where he supports a large enterprise network. For his teaching accomplishments, he received Heald Colleges Teacher of the Year award. Regans certifications include CompTIAs A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT=; Microsofts MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, and MCT; Ciscos CCNA; and Novells CNE.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
A+ Essentials 220-701
Hardwarep. 3
Categorize storage devices and backup mediap. 3
Explain motherboard components, types, and featuresp. 6
Classify power supplies types and characteristicsp. 16
Explain the purpose and characteristics of CPUs and their featuresp. 18
Explain cooling methods and devicesp. 21
Compare and contrast memory types, characteristics and their purposep. 22
Distinguish between the different display devices and their characteristicsp. 25
Install and configure peripherals and input devicesp. 27
Summarize the function and types of adapter cardsp. 29
Install, configure, and optimize laptop components and featuresp. 32
Install and configure printersp. 35
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 40
Answers and Explanationsp. 41
Troubleshooting, Repair, and Maintenancep. 57
Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theoryp. 57
Given a scenario, explain and interpret common hardware and operating system symptoms and their causesp. 60
Given a scenario, determine the troubleshooting methods and tools for printersp. 64
Given a scenario, explain and interpret common laptop issues and determine the appropriate basic troubleshooting methodp. 67
Given a scenario, integrate common preventative maintenance techniquesp. 71
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 81
Answers and Explanationsp. 82
Operating System and Softwarep. 95
Compare and contrast the different Windows Operating Systems and their featuresp. 95
Given a scenario, demonstrate proper use of user interfacesp. 104
Explain the process and steps to install and configure the Windows OSp. 109
Explain the basics of boot sequences, methods, and startup utilitiesp. 119
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 122
Answers and Explanationsp. 123
Networkingp. 137
Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices, and protocolsp. 137
Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementationsp. 148
Compare and contrast the different network typesp. 153
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 159
Answers and Explanationp. 160
Securityp. 175
Explain the basic principles of security concepts and technologiesp. 175
Summarize the following security featuresp. 183
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 189
Answers and Explanationsp. 190
Operational Proceduresp. 201
Outline the purpose of appropriate safety and environmental procedures and given a scenario apply themp. 201
Given a scenario, demonstrate the appropriate use of communication skills and professionalism in the workplacep. 211
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 218
Answers and Explanationsp. 219
A+ 220-702
Hardwarep. 229
Given a scenario, install, configure, and maintain personal computer componentsp. 229
Given a scenario, detect problems, troubleshoot, and repair/replace personal computer componentsp. 240
Given a scenario, install, configure, detect problems, troubleshoot, and repair/replace laptop componentsp. 248
Given a scenario, select and use the following toolsp. 249
Given a scenario, detect and resolve common printer issuesp. 251
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 258
Answers and Explanationsp. 259
Operating Systemsp. 273
Select the appropriate commands and options to troubleshoot and resolve problemsp. 273
Differentiate between Windows Operating System directory structures (Windows 2000, XP, and Vista)p. 284
Given a scenario, select and use system utilities/tools and evaluate the resultsp. 287
Evaluate and resolve common issuesp. 297
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 304
Answers and Explanationsp. 305
Networkingp. 323
Troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues using appropriate toolsp. 323
Install and configure a small office home office (SOHO) networkp. 336
Quick-Check Answer Keyp. 345
Answers and Explanationsp. 346
Securityp. 359
Given a scenario, prevent, troubleshoot, and remove viruses and malwarep. 359
Implement security and troubleshoot common issuesp. 363
Quick-Check Anser Keyp. 379
Answers and Explanationsp. 380
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