Essential Skills for a Successful IT CareerWritten by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this four-color guide will help you become a certified IT professional with proven expertise in hardware and software, and help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-901 and 220-902. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fifth Edition offers complete coverage of the latest exam objectives. You'll get on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter review questions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations. The book also includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee-a $37 value.
Learn how to:
Work with CPUs, RAM, microprocessors, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC componentsInstall, configure, and troubleshoot hard drivesManage peripheral devices and removable mediaInstall, upgrade, and maintain operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and LinuxTroubleshoot common computer problemsEstablish users and groupsSet up video and multimedia cardsAdminister smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devicesInstall and configure wired and wireless networksConnect to the InternetSecure your PC and your networkInstall, configure, and manage printers and multifunction devicesWork with the latest virtualization technologiesUnderstand safety and environmental issues
Electronic content includes:
Practice exams for 901 & 902One hour+ of free video training from Mike MeyersTotalSim simulations of performance-based questionsMike's favorite free PC tools and utilitiesA complete PDF copy of the book
Instructor resources available:
Instructor's ManualPower Point slides for each chapter with photographs and illustrations from the bookTest Bank cartridges with hundreds of questions for use as quizzes and examsAnswers to the end of chapter sections are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors
Michael Meyers, MCP, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ (Houston, TX), is one of the industry's leading authorities on CompTIA certification. He is the president and founder and Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations including IBM, Lucent Technologies, GE, the FBI, the FAA and the United Nations. Mike is the best-selling author of the A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide.
Chapter 1: The Path of the PC Tech Chapter 2: Operational Procedures Chapter 3: The Visible Computer Chapter 4: Microprocessors Chapter 5: RAM Chapter 6: BIOS Chapter 7: Motherboards Chapter 8: Power Supplies Chapter 9: Hard Drive Technologies Chapter 10: Implementing Hard Drives Chapter 11: Essential Peripherals Chapter 12: Building a PC Chapter 13: Windows Under the Hood Chapter 14: Users, Groups, and Permissions Chapter 15: Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems Chapter 16: Working with the Command-Line Interface Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Operating Systems Chapter 18: Virtualization Chapter 19: Display Technologies Chapter 20: Essentials of Networking Chapter 21: Local Area Networking Chapter 22: Wireless Networking Chapter 23: The Internet Chapter 24: Portable Computing Chapter 25: Understanding Mobile Devices Chapter 26: Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices Chapter 27: Printers and Multifunction Devices Chapter 28: Securing Computers Appendices Appendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ Objectives Appendix B: About the CD Glossary