CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-701 (Essentials) and 220-702 (Practical Application)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 19, 2010 - Computers - 1152 pages
Updated Coverage Includes Windows 7 Topics

This study guide includes updated content covering Windows 7 topics which were added to the CompTIA A+ exam in January, 2011.  The supplemental content includes additional review questions, additional practice exam questions, and an updated objectives map.

Two Exams in One Book!  A+ Essentials (220-701) and Practical Application (220-702)

Written by a team of industry experts, this unparalleled study guide offers you a systematic approach to preparing for the CompTIA A+ certification, and includes real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, challenging chapter review questions, plus a CD with Sybex's custom test engine to reinforce all of the concepts you learn.

Get full coverage of all of the exam objectives for both the 220-701 and 220-702 exams, Inside this guide you'll learn how to:

  • Identify and understand PC system components, including motherboards, processors, memory, and cooling systems.
  • Identify and understand storage devices, power supplies, display devices, and adapters.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot desktops, laptops, and portable devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot printers.
  • Install and configure operating systems including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
  • General troubleshooting theory and preventive maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting operating systems, hardware, printers, and laptops.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot networks
  • Set up and maintain network security
  • Master essential operational procedures for PC technicians
  • Communicate professionally with co-workers and clients

Featured on the CD

  • Over 600 Practice questions
  • Six practice tests (3 for the 220-701, and 3 for 220-702)
  • Electronic flashcards
  • Entire book as a searchable PDF

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Contents

NN Boot options
57
Personal Computer System Components 1
1
Identifying Characteristics of Ports and Cables 54
54
Chapter
87
Understanding Display Devices
134
1 Changing the Refresh Rate in Windows Vista
141
2 Changing the Settings for Multiple Monitors
147
Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
152
14
709
Replacing Laptop Components
713
1 Replacing a Laptop Hard Drive
717
Summary
729
15
737
1 Using an Inkjet Cleaning Solution
758
16
769
Using Operating Systems
771

Summary
163
Answers to Review Questions
169
Installing and Configuring Printers
206
1 Identifying the Parts of a Bubblejet Printer
214
Installing and Configuring Printers
230
2 Installing a USB printer in Windows XP or Vista
247
Summary
248
Answers to Review Questions
254
Operating System Features and Interfaces
260
Using Operating Systems
270
1 Changing a Screensaver
275
3 Starting a Program from the Run Window
281
4 Changing the Time Zone
291
5 Changing the Minimum Password Age
300
7 Showing Hidden Files and Folders
307
8 Examining File Permissions
320
Summary
321
Answers to Review Questions
327
8
329
1 Showing Hidden Files and Folders
375
Maintenance
391
1 Configuring Windows Update in Windows Vista
409
5 Scheduling Backups in Windows Vista
422
7 Creating a Restore Point in Windows Vista
431
Printers and Laptops
441
1 Stopping and Restarting the Print Spooler in Windows XP
458
Networking
479
Understanding Networking Principles
481
11
551
Understanding Security
553
1 Testing Social Engineering
573
4 Working with Performance Monitor in Windows 2000
582
12
593
1 Finding Trip Hazards
603
3 Understanding Punctuality
634
13
649
1 Removing an Internal Storage Device
663
3 Removing the Motherboard CPU Memory and Adapter Cards
668
Identifying Tools and Diagnostics for PC Components
677
Removing Installing and Configuring Components
692
7 Displaying System Resources
699
Summary
701
Answers to Review Questions
707
1 Using the Edit Program
773
5 Creating a New Folder
790
Windows 2000
796
17
809
NN Operational Problems
810
Shutting Down Properly
812
1 Configuring Windows Update in Windows Vista
814
Networking
819
5 Running Chkdsk within Windows
835
18
871
Installing and Troubleshooting Networks
874
1 Installing a NIC in Windows Vista and Windows XP
889
Troubleshooting ClientSide Connectivity Issues
904
2 Renew an IP Address on a Windows XP System
917
Summary
919
Answers to Review Questions
925
System Security
927
Recognizing Common Attacks
939
Recovering Operating Systems
947
Security and Troubleshooting
953
1 Run Windows Defender in Windows Vista
959
Access Control
964
Summary
982
Answers to Review Questions
988
About the Companion CD
991
Index
1027
929
1029
133
1032
139
1038
828
1042
133
1050
551
1055
205
1057
809
1058
205
1062
947
1063
593
1065
871
1068
871
1070
257
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391
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Quentin Docter, A+, MCSE, CNE, CCNA, SCSA, is an IT consultant with over 15 years of IT experience. He has written several books for Sybex on topics including A+, Server+, Microsoft, and Solaris 9 certifications, as well as coauthoring Mastering Windows XP Professional and The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide.

Emmett Dulaney, A+, Network+, Security+, MCT, is an assistant professor at Anderson University. He has written several certification books, including CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide and CompTIA Security+ Study Guide. He is also a well-known certification columnist for Redmond magazine and CertCities.com.

Toby Skandier, A+, Network +, i-Net+, Server+, MCSE, CCNP, CCDP, CCSI, is founder of Talskan Technologies, LLC, a technical education provider based in North Carolina. He has coauthored numerous books for Sybex, including the bestselling Network Administrator Street Smarts and Network+ Study Guide.

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