9780470570012

CompTIA A+? Certification All-In-One For Dummies?, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Nine minibooks cover everything you need to earn the A+ certificationCompTIA's A+ certification is the industry-leading entry-level certification for IT professionals, and this guide is the quick, easy way to prepare for the test. 1,200 pages of up-to-date information correlates with both the hardware and operating system exams and serves as a reference after the test-taking is completed.The minibooks cover each domain of the exam: A+ Groundwork, Inside the Box, Outside the Box, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Operating System Basics, Managing The Operating System, Recovering Systems, Networking, and Securing Systems. You'll find plenty of sample test questions to get you prepared, too. CompTIA's A+ certification is vendor-neutral and validates the skills of entry-level computer technicians; it can be the ticket to a new or better job Certification requires successful completion of two exams; this prep guide covers all the core competencies required Nine minibooks cover A+ Groundwork, Inside the Box, Outside the Box, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Operating System Basics, Managing The Operating System, Recovering Systems, Networking, and Securing Systems Covers installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking, with extra information about Vista and a heavier emphasis on hardware Companion CD-ROM include the Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package that includes 400 exam review questionsCompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the best study guide to have as you prepare for the A+ exams!

Table of Contents

Introduction
Setting the A+ Ground Work
The 2009 A+ Exams
A+ Soft Skills
Protecting Yourself and Your PC
An Overview of System Components
Inside the Box
Knowing Your Motherboard
Picking Your Processor
What to Remember about Memory
Telling Your BIOS from Your CMOS
Working with Storage
Working with Power
Outside the Box
Describing Ports, Cables, and Connectors
Installing and Confi guring Input Devices
Installing and Confi guring Output Devices
Examining System Resources
Managing Printers
Working with Multimedia Devices
Dealing with Portable Computers
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Performing Preventive Maintenance
Troubleshooting Procedures and Guidelines
Operating System Basics
Comparison of Major Operating Systems
Operating System Functions
Installing and Upgrading Windows
Managing Files and Directories
Command Prompt Procedures
Working with System Files and the Boot Process
Managing the Operating System
Loading and Confi guring Device Drivers
Working with Applications
Optimizing the Windows Environment
Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities
Recovering Systems
Managing Error Codes and Startup Messages
Managing Common Problems
Preparing for Disasters with Disaster Recovery
Networking
Down to the Networking Basics
Understanding Common Wireless Communications
Networking the Operating System
Confi guring Internet Access
Securing Systems
Fundamentals of Security
Implementing Security
Viruses and Malicious Software
About the CD
CompTIA A+ Exam Reference Matrix
Index
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