CompTIA A+ Complete Lab Manual

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 2, 2012 - Computers - 408 pages
Boost your understanding of CompTIA A+ exam principles with practical, real-world exercises


Designed to complement CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, this hands-on companion book takes you step by step through the tasks a PC technician is likely to face on any given day. It supports the theory explained in the test-prep guide with additional practical application, increasing a new PC technician's confidence and marketability. Various scenarios incorporate roadblocks that may occur on the job and explain ways to successfully complete the task at hand. In addition, each task is mapped to a specific A+ exam objective for exams 220-801 and 220-802.


Tasks are divided into categories: hardware and software installation, hardware and software maintenance, and installing and upgrading operating systems, networks, and security systems.


  • Designed to enhance factual study with practical application
  • Explains step by step how to perform a variety of tasks that PC technicians commonly face on the job
  • Tasks include installing or replacing a power supply or a laptop hard drive, installing or upgrading to Windows 7, scanning for and removing viruses, installing printer drivers, and troubleshooting a network

CompTIA A+ Complete Lab Manual gives you the hands-on experience you need to succeed in the real world.


 
 

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Contents

Introduction
xxxi
Phase
xxxii
Preventing ESD Damage
2
Installing Hardware and Software
6
Installing a SATA Hard Drive
27
Configuring PCs to Use Dynamic Addressing
36
Installing a Laptop Hard Drive
55
Installing Windows Vista as a Fresh Install
84
Managing Windows Startup and Recovery
169
Setting Up Advanced File Sharing in Windows 7
175
Networking Computer Systems
190
Releasing and Renewing a Dynamic
199
Making
205
Setting Up a Local User ID
224
Managing Windows Vista Outbound
239
Troubleshooting and Restoring
257

Uninstalling an Application Using Windows 7
93
Maintaining and Documenting Computer Systems
117
Maintaining and Documenting Computer Systems
120
Performing a Quick Test and Replacing
123
Searching for Windows Vista Drivers
127
Updating Security Patches
143
Testing Ports with an Online Scanner
160
Troubleshooting and Restoring Computer Systems
260
Troubleshooting a Failed RAM Upgrade
286
Troubleshooting a System Conflict with
307
Troubleshooting a Serious System Error
312
Index
339
117
346
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About the author (2012)

James Pyles, A+, Network+, is a freelance consultant, technical writer, and editor. He has been involved in numerous Ethernet rollout projects, software and hardware installations and upgrades, and Windows and UNIX operating system upgrades. He has written and edited numerous books, including Sybex's MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide and PC Technician Street Smarts, Second Edition.

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