CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 24, 2009 - Computers - 1176 pages
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Nine minibooks cover everything you need to earn the A+ certification CompTIA's A+ certification is the industry-leading entry-level certification for IT professionals, and this guide is the quick, easy way to prepare for the test. 1,200 pages of up-to-date information correlates with both the hardware and operating system exams and serves as a reference after the test-taking is completed. The minibooks cover each domain of the exam: A+ Groundwork, Inside the Box, Outside the Box, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Operating System Basics, Managing The Operating System, Recovering Systems, Networking, and Securing Systems. You'll find plenty of sample test questions to get you prepared, too. CompTIA's A+ certification is vendor-neutral and validates the skills of entry-level computer technicians; it can be the ticket to a new or better job Certification requires successful completion of two exams; this prep guide covers all the core competencies required Nine minibooks cover A+ Groundwork, Inside the Box, Outside the Box, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Operating System Basics, Managing The Operating System, Recovering Systems, Networking, and Securing Systems Covers installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking, with extra information about Vista and a heavier emphasis on hardware Companion CD-ROM include the Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package that includes 400 exam review questions CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the best study guide to have as you prepare for the A+ exams! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
 

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On one hand, I passed the CompTIA exam thanks to this book. On the other hand, the exam had a lot of questions about firewall ports, which the book barely touched on. Also, the book was pretty badly edited. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Outside the Box 299
3
Setting the A+ Ground Work
7
A+ SoftSkills
17
Protecting Yourself and Your PC
33
An Overview of System Components
47
Knowing Your Motherboard
65
Picking Your Processor
113
Welcome to the Linux World
530
Getting an A+
536
Installing and Upgrading Windows
567
Managing Files and Directories
615
Command Prompt Procedures
647
Working with System Files and the Boot Process
679
Managing the Operating System
699
Working with Applications
719

Identifying Socket Types
123
Installing a Processor
138
Increasing Performance
144
What to Remember about Memory
151
Telling Your BIOS from Your CMOS
181
Working with Storage
209
Using Removable Storage
237
Getting an A+
272
Working with Power
279
Installing and Configuring Output Devices
345
Examining System Resources
363
Managing Printers
391
Working with Multimedia Devices
423
Getting an A+
435
Laptop Communication Components
453
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
467
Troubleshooting Procedures and Guidelines
491
Operating System Basics
523
Optimizing the Windows Environment
751
Using WindowsBased Troubleshooting Utilities
779
Recovering Systems
809
Managing Common Problems
827
Preparing for Disasters with Disaster Recovery
847
Recovery and Rescue Methods
868
Networking
879
Understanding Common Wireless Communications
927
Networking the Operating System
949
Configuring Internet Access
1007
Using the Internet
1026
Securing Systems
1037
Understanding Authentication and Authorization
1050
Implementing Security
1067
Viruses and Malicious Software
1097
About the CD
1113
Index
1125
Copyright

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Glen E. Clarke (MCSE/MCSD/MCDBA/MCT/MCTS/CEH/Security+/Network+/A+) is an independent trainer and consultant, focusing on network security and security auditing services. Glen spends most of his time delivering certified courses on A+, Network+, Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Visual Basic .NET, and ASP.NET. Glen also teaches a number of security related courses covering topics such as ethical hacking and countermeasures, vulnerability testing, firewall design, and packet analysis. Glen is an experienced author and technical editor who has worked on fourteen certification books. Glen designed and coauthored the award nominated A+ Certifi cation Bible and has worked on certifi cation titles involving topics such as Windows certifi cation, CIW certifi cation, Network+ certifi cation, and Security+ certifi cation. Glen is also author of The Network+ Certifi cation Study Guide, 4th Edition.

Edward Tetz graduated in 1990 from Saint Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario with a degree in Business Administration. He spent a short time in computer sales, which eventually led to a computer support position. After several years of providing system and LAN support to small and large organizations, in 1994 he added training to his repertoire.
Some of the certifications that he holds include A+, ITIL Foundations Certificate in IT Service Management (IT Infrastructure Library), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certifi ed Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), and Chauncey Group's Certified Technical Trainer (CTT). Since 2002, he has been a full-time consultant for a value added reseller in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over his years of work experience, he has supported Apple Macintosh, IBM OS/2, Linux, Novell NetWare, and all Microsoft operating systems from MS-DOS to Windows 2008, as well as hardware from most of the major vendors.

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