Absolute Beginner's Guide to A+ Certification

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Que Publishing, 2004 - Computers - 859 pages
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Passing a test is one thing...mastering the field is another, and this book is the first step to mastering the world of PC hardware and operating systems. Mark Edward Soper not only shows you what you need to pass the tests, but also what you need to have an edge on the competition, on exam day and in the workplace. Each chapter takes a ground-up approach, starting with the essentials and gradually building to larger, more complex concepts. The book is loaded with informative illustrations, photos and screen captures that help you follow along, even if you don't have all the hardware at home. The CD accompanying the book provides study resources, including a PrepLogic test engine, lab exercises, and study notes. The book also offers a handy objectives index that maps each test objective to the section of the book in which it is covered. This invaluable - and overlooked by competitors - tool helps you to be certain that you are ready for test day!
 

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Great book! I recall reading it a long time ago. It got me A+ certified. It helped me learn a lot more about computers and even aided me when I built one. I actually was able to move up in my job when I presented the Cert to my manager :)

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Contents

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PC Anatomy 101
39
Identify the names purposes
47
The System BIOS
72
Storage
429
Preparing Hard and Floppy Drives with Windows
483
Operating System Installation
529
Partition 9xMe
544
Winnt
552
Drive imaging 568569
568
Operating System Upgrades
575
Using and Optimizing Windows
603

ports associated cabling
77
How Computers Measure and Transfer Data
85
The Motherboard and CPU
101
Power Supplies and Circuit Testing
149
BIOS and CMOS Configuration
179
System Configuration with the BIOS
190
RAM
215
S InputOutput Qevices end Cebles
245
IEEE1394 FireWire
290
video
295
Printers
323
Installing Firmware and Software Drivers
357
Installing and Configuring Common Peripherals
361
Portables
377
Safety and Recycling
413
Study Lab
426
win con in Windows 9x
613
Using the Windows GUI
624
Disk Management
649
Using CommandPrompt Functions and Utilities
663
Installing and Configuring Hardware in Windows
679
Printing test pages 687
687
Troubleshooting Windows and Windows Applications
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Networking and Internet Connectivity
759
TCPIP Applications and Technologies
774
Cable and Connector Types
782
Beyond LANsRepeaters Bridges and Routers
790
A CDROM Instructions
813
Index
823
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Mark Edward Soper is president and co-founder of Select Systems. In addition, he has written for numerous computer magazines, book publishers, and computer-training organizations. He is the author of Upgrading and Repairing PCs: A+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition; The Complete Idiot's Guide to High-Speed Internet Connections; and two other editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs.

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