If you're preparing for the new CompTIA 2006 certification in A plus, or the current Network plus and Security plus certifications, you'll find this book invaluable. It provides all the information you need to get ready for these exams, including the four new A plus exams - the required Essentials exam and three elective exams that pertain to your area of specialization. As with other O'Reilly Nutshell books for certification exams, A plus Network plus and Security plus in a Nutshell follows a proven style and approach. It reviews all of the topics needed to master each exam in a remarkably concise format, with required knowledge boiled down to the core. Instead of plowing through 500 to 700 pages to prepare for each exam, this book covers each one in approximately 150 pages. And because the objectives for the three elective A plus exams are redundant, and the book covers them in one section.
The exams covered include: A plus Essentials: Required for A plus 2006 certification; EXAM 220-602: For the A plus IT Technician specialization; EXAM 220-603: For the A plus Remote Support Technician specialization; EXAM 220-604: For the A plus IT Depot specialization; EXAM N10-003: For Network plus Certification; and, EXAM SYO-101: For Security plus Certification. Each exam is covered in three parts: Exam Overview, Study Guide and Prep and Practice. Plenty of detailed tables and screen shots are included, along with study notes and practice questions. Once you have completed the exams successfully, you will find this all-in-one book to be a valuable reference to core administration and security skills.
Pawan Bhardwaj, an independent technical trainer and author, is MCSE, MCSA, Security+, Network+, I-Net+ and A+ certified. He teaches Windows Administration and Networking classes and also provides consulting to training institutions. He has authored or contributed to 12 certification books and served as technical reviewer for the best selling title MCSE Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell and MCSE 2003 Core Exams in a Nutshell by O'Reilly.
Chapter 1 Preface I. A+ Essentials 1. Overview of A+ Essentials Exam Areas of Study for the A+ Essentials Exam 2. A+ Essentials Study Guide Personal Computer Components Laptops and Portable Devices Operating Systems Printers and Scanners Networks Security Safety and Environmental Issues Communications and Professionalism 3. Prep and Practice for the A+ Essentials Exam Preparing for the A+ Essentials Exam Suggested Exercises for the A+ Essentials Exam Highlighters Index Practice Questions for the A+ Essentials Exam II. A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 4. Overview of the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 Areas of Study for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 5. Study Guide for A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 Personal Computer Components Laptops and Portable Devices Operating Systems Printers and Scanners Networks Security 6. Prep and Practice for the A+ Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 Preparing for the A+ Exams Suggested Exercises for the Exams Highlighters Index Practice Questions for the A+ Exams III. Network+ 7. Overview of the Network+ Exam Areas of Study for the Network+ Exam 8. Network+ Exam Study Guide Media and Topologies Protocols and Standards Network Implementation Network Support 9. Network+ Exam Prep and Practice Preparing for the Network+ Exam Network+ Exam Suggested Exercises Network+ Exam Highlighters Index Network+ Exam Practice Questions IV. Security+ 10. Overview of Security+ Exam Areas of Study for Security+ Exam 11. Security+ Exam Study Guide General Security Concepts Communication Security Infrastructure Security Basics of Cryptography Operational and Organizational Security 12. Security+ Exam Prep and Practice Preparing for the Security+ Exam Security+ Exam Suggested Exercises Security+ Exam Highlighters Index Security+ Exam Practice Questions Index