CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 18, 2015 - Computers - 1392 pages
Gain the Sybex advantage with this complete guide to A+ certification

The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide is your complete solution for A+ exam preparation. Covering 100% of Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902 objectives, this book gives you everything you need to ensure that you not only understand the basics of IT, but that you can demonstrate your understanding effectively. Now in its third edition, this guide has been updated to reflect the exam's new focus. Coverage includes the latest best practices, Windows 8/8.1 and mobile OSes, and an emphasis on the practical skills required on the job. Clear and concise, this book helps you solidify your understanding of crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics covered on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex exclusive online interactive learning environment and test bank, featuring bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF glossary of the most important terms you need to understand.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential, and is required by over 100 leading employers. This book helps you prepare and practice so you can approach the exam with confidence, and pass with flying colors.

  • Review the components of personal computers, laptops, and portable devices
  • Understand operating systems, networks, and security
  • Get up to speed on safety and environmental issues
  • Practice effective communication and the "soft skills" of professionalism

More than just a review of computer parts, this book covers everything you'll see on the exam. Why go in unprepared when you can have the Sybex advantage?


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Motherboards Processors and Memory
Identifying Purposes and Characteristics
Cooling Systems
PerformanceBased Question
Home Server
PerformanceBased Question
PerformanceBased Question 1
Understanding Laptops
Exam Essentials
PerformanceBased Question 2

Peripherals and Expansion
Input Devices
Output Devices
Exam Essentials
PerformanceBased Questions
Review Questions
PerformanceBased Question
Graphic and CADCAM Design Workstations
Operating System Administration
Introduction to TCPIP
PerformanceBased Question
Installing and Configuring Printers
Installing and Configuring Printers
PerformanceBased Question
Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
Storage Devices and Power Supplies
Working with Windows 88 1

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About the author (2015)

Quentin Docter started in the IT industry as a tech support agent for Packard Bell in 1994. Since then he has worked in tech support, network administration, consulting, training, web development, and project management. During his career, he has achieved certifications from CompTIA (including A+), Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. He is the author of several books. Emmett Dulaney, A+, Network+, Security+, MCT, is an assistant professor who has written several certification books on Windows, Security, IT project management, and UNIX. He is also a well-known certification columnist for Certification Magazine and Campus Technology. Toby Skandier, A+, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, is founder of Talskan Technologies, LLC, a technical education provider.

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