9780789760517

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) Cert Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789760517

  • ISBN10:

    0789760517

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-10-05
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exam success with this CompTIA Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.

  • Master CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions
  • Get practical guidance for next steps and more advanced certifications


CompTIA A+ Cert Guide Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002), 5th Edition is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading IT certification instructor Rick McDonald shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with over 600 exam-realistic questions, including quiz, pre-assessment, and post-assessment questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Digital Key Terms Flashcards are included for every term in the glossary and help you master each concept.


Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.


The CompTIA study guide helps you master all the topics on the A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams, including:

  • Core 1 (220-1001): Mobile devices, networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and hardware and network troubleshooting
  • Core 2 (220-1002): Operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures


Extensive improvements in this edition include: new content on Windows 10, Chrome OS, security, scripting, and remote access; expanded coverage of troubleshooting, operational procedures, laptop teardown, subassembly replacement, and virtualization; new coverage of Linux and macOS troubleshooting; new MacBook coverage; updated coverage of processors, BIOSes (including UEFI); USB 3.1 and USB-Type C; mobile device teardown; hardware upgrades; dealing with prohibited content/activity; Windows features and upgrade paths; and network and cloud computing.


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Pearson Test Prep online system requirements:
Browsers: Chrome version 73 and above; Safari version 12 and above; Microsoft Edge 44 and above. Devices: Desktop and laptop computers, tablets running on Android v8.0 and iOS v13, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7". Internet access required.


Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases



Author Biography

Rick McDonald is a professor in the IT Specialist program at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska. He holds degrees and certificates from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and University of Illinois Springfield. After several years in the airline industry, he returned to full-time teaching in North Carolina and then in Ketchikan, Alaska. Previous publication projects include CCNA Companion Guides and technical editing of various certification textbooks. He is currently teaching A+, CCNA, and AWS certification classes in Fairbanks and across Alaska via the Web.

Table of Contents

Previous Edition Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Technician Essentials and Computer/Device Anatomy 101
Chapter 2 Configure and Use BIOS/UEFI Tools
Chapter 3 Motherboard Components
Chapter 4 RAM Types and Features
Chapter 5 PC Expansion Cards
Chapter 6 Storage Devices  
Chapter 7 CPUs
Chapter 8 Ports and Interfaces
Chapter 9 Designing and Building Custom PC Configurations
Chapter 10 Using, Maintaining, and Installing Printers and Multifunction Devices
Chapter 11 Networking
Chapter 12 Mobile Devices

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