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.