A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell : A Desktop Quick Reference

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  • Copyright: 2007-03-01
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This concise guide offers study material for three CompTIA certification exams: the A+ exam for computer service technicians, the Network + exam for networking professionals, and the Security + exam for security technicians. As with other O'Reilly Nutshell books for certification exams, this book follows a unique style and approach. The idea is to cover as much exam study material as possible in minimum number of pages. All the important information on hardware, protocols and services is boiled down and condensed, and none of the exam objectives are missed. Smaller paragraphs, detailed tables and all- important screen shots are some of the features that make this book a valuable study companion.

Author Biography

Pawan K. Bhardwaj is an independent technical trainer and author. Pawan is MCSE, MCT, Security+, Network+, I-Net+ and A+ certified. He was one of the first 100 in India to attain MCSE certification in 1997. He teaches Windows Administration and Networking classes and provides consultancy to training institutions. He has authored or contributed to over 12 certification books, including "MCSE 2003 Electives Exams in a Nutshell" by O'Reilly. Pawan was also the technical reviewer for the bestselling title "MCSE 2003 Core Required Exams in a Nutshell" and "MCSE Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell", also by O'Reilly.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A+ Essentials
Overview of A+ Essentials Examp. 3
Areas of Study for the A+ Essentials Examp. 5
A+ Essentials Study Guidep. 16
Personal Computer Componentsp. 18
Laptops and Portable Devicesp. 50
Operating Systemsp. 65
Printers and Scannersp. 111
Networksp. 129
Securityp. 149
Safety and Environmental Issuesp. 165
Communications and Professionalismp. 172
Prep and Practice for the A+ Essentials Examp. 181
Preparing for the A+ Essentials Examp. 182
Suggested Exercises for the A+ Essentials Examp. 182
Highlighters Indexp. 191
Practice Questions for the A+ Essentials Examp. 231
A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604
Overview of the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604p. 245
Areas of Study for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604p. 247
Study Guide for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604p. 251
Personal Computer Componentsp. 252
Laptops and Portable Devicesp. 268
Operating Systemsp. 276
Printers and Scannersp. 307
Networksp. 328
Securityp. 358
Prep and Practice for the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604p. 373
Preparing for the A+ Examsp. 374
Suggested Exercises for the Examsp. 374
Highlighters Indexp. 383
Practice Questions for the A+ Examsp. 404
Overview of the Network+ Examp. 417
Areas of Study for the Network+ Examp. 419
Network+ Exam Study Guidep. 424
Media and Topologiesp. 425
Protocols and Standardsp. 457
Network Implementationp. 489
Network Supportp. 514
Network+ Exam Prep and Practicep. 540
Preparing for the Network+ Examp. 541
Network+ Exam Suggested Exercisesp. 541
Network+ Exam Highlighters Indexp. 546
Network+ Exam Practice Questionsp. 573
Overview of Security+ Examp. 585
Areas of Study for Security+ Examp. 587
Security+ Exam Study Guidep. 593
General Security Conceptsp. 594
Communication Securityp. 617
Infrastructure Securityp. 648
Basics of Cryptographyp. 672
Operational and Organizational Securityp. 685
Security+ Exam Prep and Practicep. 702
Preparing for the Security+ Examp. 703
Security+ Exam Suggested Exercisesp. 703
Security+ Exam Highlighters Indexp. 707
Security+ Exam Practice Questionsp. 734
Indexp. 745
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