31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Exams

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Cisco Press, Sep 15, 2011 - Computers - 240 pages
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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Exams

Second Edition

Ben Conry   

 

A Day-by-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Exams

 

31 Days Before Your CompTIAŽ A+ Exams, Second Edition offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of study resources.

 

The 31-Day format breaks down key exam topics into 31 daily review sessions using short summaries, lists, tables, examples, and graphics. This edition includes a Study Resources section at the end of each day that provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within relevant textbook resources.

 

Use this day-by-day guide to organize, prepare, and review all the CompTIA A+ objectives for the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam (220-701) and the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam (220-702).

 

ˇ         The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into an otherwise busy schedule:

ˇ         Tear-out visual calendar summarizes each day’s study topics

ˇ         Checklist highlights important tasks and deadlines leading up to your exam

ˇ         Description of the CompTIA A+ exams and sign-up process

ˇ         Strategies from the author help you to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day

ˇ         Conversational tone makes your study time more enjoyable

 

Who Should Read This Book?

 

This book is for anyone preparing for the CompTIA A+ exams working with learning resources published by either Cisco Press, Que, Addison-Wesley, Cengage, or McGraw-Hill listed on page xxvii of this book.

 

 

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Contents

Storage
1
Motherboards Adapter Cards Memory Slots and Power Supplies
5
Processors and Cooling
13
Memory
21
Displays Peripherals and Adapters
27
Operating Systems Comparisons and User Interfaces
35
Operating System Installation and Booting
45
Laptops and Printers
57
Installing Storage Devices Motherboards and Power Supplies
115
Installing Processors Memory Adapter Cards and Cooling Systems
123
Troubleshooting Storage Devices Motherboards and Power Supplies
127
Troubleshooting Processors
131
Troubleshooting Memory Monitors Audio Keyboards and Cooling Systems
135
ScenarioBased Troubleshooting of Laptops Printers and Specialty Tools
141
Operating System Commands and Directory Structures
151
System Utilities
159

Basic Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
69
Troubleshooting Laptops and Printers
73
Networking Fundamentals
79
More Networking Fundamentals
89
Security
95
ScenarioBased Safety and Environmental Procedures
101
ScenarioBased Communication and Professionalism
105
Essentials 220701 Exam Review Day
111
Essentials 220701 Exam Day
113
Troubleshooting Common Operating System Issues
165
Troubleshooting Networks
175
Install and Configure a SOHO Network
181
ScenarioBased Security
187
Practical Application 220702 Exam Review Day
193
Practical Application 20702 Exam Day
195
Index
197
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About the author (2011)

Ben Conry teaches a cybersecurity magnet program at Sollers Point Magnet High School. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis in composition. He earned a Master’s degree in instructional technology from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. Currently, he holds CCNA, CCAI, and CompTIA A+ certifications. He has received awards and citations for his commitment to educational excellence and for preparing students for college and the workforce. Ben lives with his wife and two children in Lutherville, Maryland.

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