Rescued by A+ Certification Exam Preparation

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Cengage Learning, Sep 1, 2002 - Computers - 521 pages
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Thousands of people have obtained A+ Certification, let Rescued by A+ Exam Certification Preparation, by best-selling author Kris Jamsa, help you join these certified technicians! This book is a must-have tool for anyone preparing for the 2001 A+ Certification exam. Covering all exam objectives and fully-updated to the new 2001 certification test, this test preparation manual helps any computer technician or technician-in-training to pass the A+ Exam. This book features coverage of both core hardware and software parts of the A+ Exam, including sections new to the 2001 exam: mobile computing, Windows 9X and 2000, and networking with Windows . The level of this test prep manual assumes that the reader has taken some prior PC Repair coursework or at least read a text on the subject. The book features A+ Exam-style questions for review and practice, and follows the very successful Jamsa Press oRescued byo format, which makes it easy for readers to follow the topics and answer the questions in the book u leading to successful completion of the exam!"
 

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Contents

Setting Up a
11
Connecting a Modem
17
Using an Electrostatic Wristband to Reduce the Risk of Electrostatic Discharge
23
Getting a Handle on Kilo mega Biga and Tera
43
Understanding the PC Startup Process
53
Understanding the PCs CMOS Settings 249
56
Starting a PC in Safe Mode
59
Preparing to Open the System Unit
65
Taking a Closer Look at the System Bus
263
Understanding a Devices IO Port Use
270
Understanding Direct Memory Access
276
Understanding the Small Computer Systems Interface SCSI
283
Using a Universal Serial Bus USB
291
Using FireWire and InfraRed Devices
297
Taking Advantage of PlugandPlay Devices
306
Expanding a Notebook PC
314

Understanding Motherboard Form Factors
68
Using the Windows Device manager
73
Operating Systems Use Device Drivers to Interact with Hardware Devices
75
Using Safe Mode to Recover from a Driver Error
81
Troubleshooting After You Move a PC
87
Connecting a Mouse and Keyboard
93
Understanding Keyboard and Mouse Electronics
103
Locating a Lost File
110
Restarting Windows and Ending Hung Programs
117
Ending a Hung Program
123
Cleaning and maintaining Vour
129
Cleaning Cards and Expansion Slots
135
Protecting a System from Viruses
139
LESSON
147
Understanding the BIOS Role in InputOutput Operations
153
Accessing the Windows Control Panel
160
Settings Your PCs Telephony Options
166
Reviewing Device Conflicts
171
Managing a Devices Resource Settings
177
Taking Advantage of Advanced Scheduling Options
183
Understanding the Registry Branches
189
Taking a Closer Look at the Power Supply
196
Understanding the
203
A Quick Word on FloatingPoint Processors
209
Making Sense of Memory Chips
215
Summarizing Memory Technologies
222
Understanding Conventional Memory
229
ViitualMemory Management Combines RAM and a Special Swap File
239
Viewing Your Systems CMOS Settings
250
Understanding PC Bus Types
257
Computer Networks Let Users Share Resources
321
Understanding Network Protocols
331
Understanding the Session Layer
337
Understanding the Token Ring Network Technology
345
Taking a Quick Look at Key Internet Protocols
351
Pinging a Remote System
357
Understanding the Four Key TCPIP Settings
362
Using a Notebook Computer
369
Supporting Handheld Personal Digital Rssistants
375
Examining the Disks Surface
383
Understanding How Windows and MSDOS Stores Files
393
Using Disk Cleanup to Remove Unused Programs
403
Converting a Windows 98 Disk from FAT16 to FAT32
409
Installing a Zip Drive
417
Reading a Simple File
423
Understanding PC Sound Cards
429
Understanding How a Monitor Displays an Image
439
Taking Advantage of Green Energy Star Compliant Monitors
445
Understanding the Video Cards Use of RAM
451
Understanding PC Printer Operations
457
Installing Software Support for a New Printer
463
Taking a Closer Look at Laser Printer Operations
469
Understanding CDs DVDs and Writable media
475
Understanding modem Operations
483
Understanding Why DialUp Modems are Still Slow
489
Using a SatelliteBased Connection
495
Taking Advantage of the Hidden Attribute
501
Tracing a Packets Route to a Remote Site 358
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Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA, (Richmond, TX) is the best-selling author of nearly 90 books on all aspects of computing. With over a decade of experience, Jamsa's books have helped millions of programmers worldwide. He is the founder of WirelessLookup.com, which provides users and businesses with a presence on the Wireless Web.

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