A+ Guide to Hardware Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-29
  • Publisher: Course Technology
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Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the fifth edition of A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for hardware maintenance and repair.

Table of Contents

Introducing Hardware
Form Factors and Power Supplies
All about Motherboards
Supporting Processors
Upgrading Memory
Supporting Hard Drives
Installing and Supporting I/O devices
Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage
PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies
Networking Essentials
Supporting Notebooks
Supporting Printers
CompTIA A+ Acronyms
Keystroke Shortcuts in Windows
CD Resource Contents: Video Clips
CertBlaster Exam Preparation Software
PC Repair FAQs. eGlossary
Troubleshooting Flowcharts
Sample Reports
CompTIA A+ 2009 Mapping Grids
Appendices: ASCII Character and Set and Ansi.sys
Behind the Scenes with DEBUG
Calculating Drive Capacity on Older Drives
Electricity and Multimeters
FAT Details
How an OS Uses System Resources
Installations Using Legacy BIOS
Introducing Linux
Introducing the Mac OS
Supporting SCSI and Legacy Devices
Supporting Windows 9X/ME
The Hexadecimal Number System and Memory Addressing
Windows 9x Me Commands and Startup Disk
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