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A+ Certification : Concepts and Practice / With CD

A+ Certification : Concepts and Practice / With CD - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131147720

Cover of A+ Certification : Concepts and Practice / With CD 4TH 04 (ISBN 978-0131147720)
ISBN13: 978-0131147720
ISBN10: 0131147722
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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A+ Certification : Concepts and Practice / With CD - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131147720

Charles Brooks

ISBN13: 978-0131147720
ISBN10: 0131147722
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in A+ Certification/PC Repair.

Providing the knowledge and skills required to pass the A+ Certification exams, this text prepares students to challenge the September 2003 version delivered by the Computer Technology Industry Association. It contains outstanding theory and the best methods to successfully take the exam, along with the necessary information to competently do the job.

Features :

  • NEW - Added Hardware Core content-Incorporates improved wireless material; updated microprocessor and system board material; and in-depth coverage of newer DSL/Cable Modem/Wireless Internet connectivity technologies.
  • Covers all the new objectives in the exam.
  • NEW - Retained and improved Software Core content.
  • Focuses on the many facets of working with the Windows XP Professional operating system.
  • NEW - Full four-color format-Not often found in the market.
  • Updates illustrations and provides even greater clarity for graphically illustrated concepts.
  • NEW - Critical Thinking Skill Challenges "Challenge Items."
  • Challenges students to apply what they are learning to scenario-based situations that require more than a single word or sentence to evaluate.
  • NEW - Hands-on lab exercises--54 procedures in the companion full-featured Lab Guide.
  • Supplies students with real computer service activities.
  • Complete A+ objectives map and Test Tip information.
  • Helps students focus on key content they will be expected to know for the A+ certification exam.
  • Over 50 diagrams and screen dumps in each chapter.
  • Provides constant reinforcement of the concepts being discussed.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives.
  • Establishes a foundation and systematic preview of the chapter.
  • Chapter-end summaries.
  • Gives students a key-point review of its material.
  • Emphasis on vocabulary--Includes Key Terms presented in boldface throughout the text, and a comprehensive Glossary at its end.
  • Gives students quick and easy access to definitions.
  • Boxed material throughout.
  • Calls students attention to key thoughts.
  • Multiple-choice and open-ended review questions--Total 25 in each chapter.
  • Test students knowledge of the basic concepts along with their critical thinking ability.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Objectives and Introduction, and concludes with Chapter Summary, Key Points Review, Review Questions, and Exam Questions.)

1. Basic PC Hardware.
2. Advanced System Boards.
3. Standard I/O Systems.
4. Mass Storage Systems.
5. Data Communications.
6. Printers.
7. Portable Systems.
8. Operating System Fundamentals.
9. Windows 9X.
10. Windows NT/2000.
11. Basic System Troubleshooting.
12. Operating Systems Troubleshooting.
13. Preventative Maintenance.
Appendix A.
Glossary.
Index.

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