A+: Training Guide

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Que Publishing, 2003 - Computers - 1501 pages
Appropriate for all courses on computer repair, maintenance, and upgrades, especially courses preparing students for the latest version of the CompTIA A+ exam. A+ Training Guide, Fifth Edition is the definitive, comprehensive study guide for the brand-new versions of both A+ exams: Core Hardware and Operating System technologies. Renowned technology instructor Charles Brooks covers every exam objective in depth. Core Hardware exam coverage includes installation, configuration, upgrades, diagnosis, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance; motherboards, processors, memory, printers, basic networking, and more. The book's extensive Operating Systems coverage has been updated to reflect Microsofts latest Windows XP and Me operating systems. Brooks covers operating system basics, navigation, file and disk management, installation and upgrades, startup, working with devices and applications, troubleshooting, Windows networking, Internet connectivity, and more. Like all books in the Training Guide series, A+ Training Guide, Fifth Edition is designed to make the most of students valuable study time. It provides objective explanations that place each exam objective in a context that defines it more meaningfully; exercises and step-by-step examples; guided practice exercises placed strategically in each chapter; study strategies and exam tips; multiple self-assessment opportunities, including a complete practice exam; chapter and terminology summaries; and a Fast Facts section for last-minute review.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Study and Exam Prep Tips
23
Core Hardware Service Technician
29
2Adding and Removing FRU Modules in Desktop Systems
85
IEEE1394 FireWire Bus
139
3Adding and Removing FRU Modules in Portables
151
4System Resources
191
5Peripherals and Ports
221
Internet Connectivity
747
Operating System Technologies
775
Major Operating System Files
853
AUTOEXEC BAT
867
Using CommandLine Functions
883
Managing Disks Directories and Files
903
Operating System Utilities
941
Installing and Upgrading Operating Systems
985

Parallel Ports
229
6Installing Disk Devices
249
7Installing and Configuring Peripheral Devices
281
Peripheral Storage Devices
288
8System Upgrading and Optimizing
299
9Symptoms and Troubleshooting
335
Troubleshooting Modems
389
Basic Troubleshooting Techniques
421
Preventive Maintenance
439
System Protection
467
Microprocessors
485
Random Access Memory
515
Motherboards
543
Expansion Bus Architectures
556
CMOS RAM
583
Basic Printer Concepts
611
Laser Printers
620
Servicing Printers
643
Basic Networking Concepts
683
Network Media
719
Starting the System
1031
Working with Devices Applications and Printers
1071
Troubleshooting OS Startup Problems
1115
Common OS Operational Problems
1159
Networking with Windows
1197
Networking with Windows 9X
1206
Networking with Windows 2000XP
1216
Networking with Novell NetWare
1226
Internet Concepts
1247
Final Review
1303
Operating Systems Technologies Exam
1331
Core Hardware Service Technician
1357
Answers to Exam Questions
1367
Operating System Technologies
1373
Answers to Exam Questions
1383
Appendices
1389
Whats on the CDROM
1427
Get More Exams
1433
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About the author (2003)

Charles J. Brooks, author of five editions of the A+ Training Guide, is currently the president of Marcraft International Corporation, located in Kennewick, Washington, and is in charge of research and development. He is the author of several books, including Speech Synthesis, Pneumatic Instrumentation, The Complete Introductory Computer Course, Radio-Controlled Car Project Manual, and IBM PC Peripheral Troubleshooting and Repair. A former electronics instructor and technical writer with the National Education Corporation, Charles has taught and written on post-secondary EET curriculum, including introductory electronics, transistor theory, linear integrated circuits, basic digital theory, industrial electronics, microprocessors, and computer peripherals.

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