A+ Certification Theory and Study Guide

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New Riders, 1998 - Computers - 750 pages
A+ Certification Training Guide will completely prepare users to pass the A+ certification exams and earn A+ certification.
-- A+ Certification is a testing program that certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry
-- The number of candidates taking the exam increased from 20,000 to 40,000 (projected end of 1997)
-- CD-ROM contains Macmillan's exclusive TestPrep simulation, the closest thing to the actual Sylvan Prometric test engine used for A+ Certification exams
-- Study from hundreds of test questions, and practice taking the exam on the TestPrep test engine on the CD-ROM

What is A+? A+ Certification is a testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. The program is backed by over 50 major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers. and publications.

The A+ Certification Examination is rapidly increasing in popularity. The number of people taking the exam has increased in the past year from just over 20,000 to nearly 40,000 (projected end of 1997).

Yet only one book is in the retail channels. Tremendous opportunity for fulfilling a growing market need exists.

Earning A+ certification means that you possess the knowledge, skills, and customer relations skills essential to be a successful computer service technician. The exams cover a broad range of hardware and software technologies, but are not related to any vendor-specific products.

To become certified, you must pass two test modules: the core module and one of two other specialties, either the Microsoft Windows/DOS module or theMacintosh module.

Much like MCSE testing and Novell CNE testing, the A+ curriculum is very rigorous: these exams are extremely challenging. The exams cost $165 for the core and one specialty module each, and are difficult to pass on the first attempt. Currently, the primary way to prepare for the exams is to enroll in courses that cost $1,200-$2,000 each. Candidates are in need of a complete, concise, inexpensive study guide to fully prepare them to pass the exams.

The CD-ROM contains Macmillan's exclusive TestPrep test simulation engine, with hundreds of questions. These emulate the test-taking situation users will encounter to make them feel more comfortable and prepared as they sit down to take the actual test. TestPrep is the closest thing to the actual Sylvan Prometric test engine used for the actual A+ certification exams.

A+ Certification Training Guide provides users with all the information needed to pass the A+ Certification exams. Written by expert trainers, this book contains all the insider strategies users need to successfully become A+-certified.

This study guide contains hundreds of test questions, lists, tables, notes, tips, and tricks to completely prepare users for the exams.

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Contents

Theory and Service Section
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PRINTERS
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REVIEW
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About the author (1998)

Charles J. Brooks is currently co-owner and vice president of Educational Technologies Group, Inc., as well as co-owner of eITPrep, LLP, an online training company. He is in charge of research and product development at both organizations. A former electronics instructor and technical writer with the National Education Corporation, Charles taught and wrote on postsecondary EET curriculum, including introductory electronics, transistor theory, linear integrated circuits, basic digital theory, industrial electronics, microprocessors, and computer peripherals. Charles is the author of several books, including the first five editions of "A+ Certification Training Guide, The Complete Introductory Computer Course," and "IBM PC Peripheral Troubleshooting & Repair," He currently writes about networking, residential technology integration, and convergence. David L. Prowse is currently a network security engineer and is the creator of Guru Computer Training, Inc., a web-based training company. In his spare time over the past decade, he has managed to train more than 2,000 A+ students with great success. A former coder, David enjoys bringing the "hyper technical" to the table, while keeping the reading experience enjoyable. He is the author of the "Exam Cram Network+ Lab Manual," which has been showered with excellent reviews. David has also worked as the technical editor on half a dozen Exam Cram projects.

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