[Free Download] Wiley – CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

At the end of 2004, more than 600,000 people had received CompTIA’s vendor-neutral A+ certification, a key credential for anyone pursuing a career as a computer technician

This competitively priced new guide offers seven minibooks and 1,000+ pages covering every aspect of the two required A+ exams, plus customizable test-prep software on CD-ROM

Minibooks provide a thorough review of all the hardware and operating system topics tested in the exams: installation, configuration, and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventive maintenance; motherboards, processors, and memory; printers; networking; and operating system fundamentals

Published day-and-date with the CompTIA’s latest revision of the A+ exams


Book I: Setting the A+ Groundwork.

Chapter 1: The New A+ Exams.

Chapter 2: A+ Soft Skills.

Chapter 3: Protecting Yourself and Your PC.

Chapter 4: An Overview of System Components.

Book II: Inside the Box.

Chapter 1: Knowing Your Motherboard.

Chapter 2: Picking Your Processor.

Chapter 3: What to Remember about Memory.

Chapter 4: Telling Your BIOS from Your CMOS.

Chapter 5: Working with Storage.

Chapter 6: Working with Power.

Book III: Outside the Box.

Chapter 1: Ports, Cables, and Connectors.

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Input Devices.

Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring Output Devices.

Chapter 4: Examining System Resources.

Chapter 5: Managing Printers.

Chapter 6: Working with Multimedia Devices.

Chapter 7: Dealing with Portable Computers.

Book IV: Maintenance and Troubleshooting.

Chapter 1: Performing Preventative Maintenance.

Chapter 2: Troubleshooting Procedures and Guidelines.

Book V: Operating System Basics.

Chapter 1: Comparison of Major Operating Systems.Chapter 2: Operating System Functions.

Chapter 3: Installing and Upgrading Windows.

Chapter 4: Managing Files and Directories.

Chapter 5: Command Prompt Procedures.

Chapter 6: Working with System Files and the Boot Process.

Book VI: Managing the Operating System.

Chapter 1: Loading and Configuring Device Drivers.

Chapter 2: Working with Applications.

Chapter 3: Optimizing the Windows Environment.

Chapter 4: Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities.

Book VII: Recovering Systems.

Chapter 1: Managing Error Codes and Startup Messages.

Chapter 2: Managing Common Problems.

Chapter 3: Preparing for Disasters with Disaster Recovery.

Book VIII: Networking.

Chapter 1: Down to the Networking Basics.

Chapter 2: Understanding Common Wireless.

Chapter 3: Networking the Operating System.

Chapter 4: Configuring Internet Access.

Book IX: Securing Systems.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Security.

Chapter 2: Implementing Security.

Chapter 3: Viruses and Malicious Software.

Appendix A: About the CD.

Appendix B: CompTIA A+ Exam Reference Matrix.