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A+ Exam Cram 2 (220-221 220-221) / With CD-ROM

A+ Exam Cram 2 (220-221 220-221) / With CD-ROM - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0789728678

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ISBN13: 978-0789728678
ISBN10: 0789728672
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Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Que
Published: 2003
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A+ Exam Cram 2 (220-221 220-221) / With CD-ROM - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0789728678

James H. Jones, Craig Landes and Ed Tittel

ISBN13: 978-0789728678
ISBN10: 0789728672
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Que

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The A+ Exam Cram 2 is a study skill enhancement and tutorial, designed to focus on exactly what students need to get A+ certified, with coverage of exams 220-221 and 220-222. It details all the new exam objectives and items in the following areas: Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT version 4.0. Because the A+ certification is a core competency of the MCSA program, this book is also helpful for those who are seeking their MCSA certification, considered the No. 1 certification for 2002 in a ranking by certcities.com. The best-selling Exam Cram 2 series is the smartest, most efficient way to become certified by focusing on exactly what readers need to get certified now. It features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers that are not available anywhere else.

The accompanying CD features PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam, with full, detailed explanation of both the correct and incorrect answers.

Author Bio

Jones, Jim :

With more than 30 years in the information technology profession and communications industry, Jim Jones has held positions from technician to senior vice president of a Fortune 500 multinational corporation. Jim is Microsoft MCSE certified, Novell CNE certified, and Cisco CCNA & CCDA certified. Additionally, Jim holds certificates in A+, network cabling, fiber optics, and microwave transmission. Jim is the President of JGJ & Associates, a consulting firm providing executive seminars pertaining to technology, sales, and marketing to some of the world's largest IT corporations, including (among others) IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and Siemens. Jim has been deeply involved with the A+ program since its inception.

Landes, Craig :

Craig Landes has more than 10 years experience in Information Technology and is currently heading the development of The National Association of Personal Systems Administrators (NAPSA), a professional organization of technology specialists. Craig was co-author of the preceding two A+ Exam Cram books.

Tittel, Ed :

Ed Tittel, Series Editor of Exam Cram2 and originator of the series, runs LANWrights, Inc., a training and writing firm that specializes in networking, computer security, and markup languages. Ed has contributed to 100+ books on various aspects of computing.

Table of Contents

1. A+ Certification Tests

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Are You Certifiable? The A+ Certification Exams
The Exam Site
How to Prepare for an Exam
The Test Site
Adaptive Testing
Test Layout and Design
Questions and Linguistics
Question-Handling Strategies
Mastering the Inner Game
Multiple Response Questions
Need to Know More?


2. Motherboards

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System Boards: A Brief History
The ATX Form Factor
Summary Form Factors
Expansion Bus Architecture
Slots and Sockets
North Bridge and South Bridge
Summary Buses and Slot
PC Card (PCMCIA)
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


3. Memory

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Conceptual Overview
Read-Only Memory (ROM)
Memory an Analogy
Memory Buses
Cache Memory
Memory Pages
Summary Memory
Types of RAM
Packaging Modules
Summary Memory Modules
Memory Diagnostics Parity
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


4. Processors

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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Processor Families
Pentium Processors
AMD Processors
Summary Processors
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


5. Basic Electronics and Peripherals: Input Devices

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Basic Electricity
Electronic Components
Interrupt Requests (IRQs)
Direct Memory Access (DMA)
IRQs, DMA, and I/O Ports
Ports and IRQs
Summary IRQs, DMAs, and Electricity
Keyboards
Mice and Trackballs
Modems
Scanners
Summary Input Devices
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


6. Peripherals: Storage Devices

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Floppy Disks
Floppy Drive Components
Floppy Drive Configuration
Controllers
Fixed Disks/Hard Drives
Hard Drive Controllers
IDE Drives
The PCI Specification
Summary Disk Drives
Hard Drive Configuration
Removable Media and Drives
Flash Memory
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


7. Peripherals: Output Devices

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Transient vs
Final Output
Video Displays
Standard VGA
SVGA and UVGA
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
Summary Monitors
Printers
Dot Matrix
Printer Problems
Fonts
Laser Printers
Paper Feed Process
Summary Printers
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


8. Networking

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Chaining Devices
SCSI Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Plug 'n' Play (PnP)
IEEE 1394
Summary Bus Transfers
Networking Overview
Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
Token Ring (IEEE 802.5)
Bridges and Routers
Summary Network Overview
The Internet
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


9. Cables and Connectors

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Basic I/O Interfaces
Parallel (LPT) Ports: 8 Bits Across
Serial (COM) Ports: 1 Bit After Another
Summary Standard Cables
Network Cables and Connectors
Summary Network Cables
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


10. DOS

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Why Read This Part? Operating Systems
DOS
The Command Interpreter
COMMAND
COM
The Environment
The Path
DOS Commands
The DIR Command: File Searches
Summary DOS
Logical Formatting and Partitions: FDISK
Primary and Extended Partitions
FORMAT
COM
File Systems
File Management
DEFRAG
EXE
File Names
Summary Disk Management
Operating Systems vs
Shells
Batch Files
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


11. Booting, Windows 3.11, and Memory

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Booting and System Files
The CONFIG
SYS File
MSDOS
SYS
Summary The Boot Process
Beep Codes
The Bootable Disk
Windows
Starting 16-Bit Windows
WIN
COM
Windows 3
x Core Files
Initialization (.INI) Files
PROGMAN
INI
Summary Windows 3.x
Memory
Virtual Memory
HIMEM
SYS and EMM386
EXE
Virtual Device Drivers (VxDs)
Summary Windows Memory
An Example CONFIG
SYS File
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


12. Windows 95, 98, and Me

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A Word of Caution
Windows 95 Introduced Changes
Windows Versions
The Registry
Components of the Registry
REGEDIT
EXE
Summary Windows Registry
Installing Windows 95, 98, and Me
Installation Phases
Installation Log Files
Starting Windows 9x
Start Sequence
Final Steps to Loading Windows 9x
Loading Device Drivers
Summary Start Sequence
Windows and DOS
Useful Additional Components
Startup Menu and Safe Mode
The Installable File System (IFS) Manager
Reports and Utilities
Windows 98
Utilities
Windows Me
Summary Windows 98
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


13. Windows NT, Windows 2000, and XP

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Windows Versions
NT Architecture
NT Workstation and NT Server
The NT Registry
NT Networking
The Security Reference Monitor
Accounts and Profiles
Starting Windows NT
NT File System (NTFS)
NT Disk Administration
Troubleshooting Tools
NT Error Messages
Summary Windows NT
Windows 2000
Active Directory
Windows 2000 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
Windows XP
Summary Windows 2000
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


14. Troubleshooting

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Startup Function Keys
Startup Problems
The Device Manager
Windows 9x Safe Mode
Windows 2000 Safe Mode
Selective Startup (MSCONFIG
EXE)
System Information
System File Checker
Diagnostics Utilities
Registry Checker (Scanregw
exe)
Windows 2000 Recovery Console
System Maintenance
Boot Problems
Hardware Problems
Connectivity Problems
Viruses
Summary Troubleshooting
Practice Questions
Need to Know More?


15. Sample Test

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The Questions
Picking the Right Answer
Confusing Questions
The Exam Framework
Begin the Exam


16. Answer Key

Appendix A. What's on the CD-ROM

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PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
Exclusive Electronic Version of Text
Easy Access to Online Pointers and References

Appendix B. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software

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Exam Simulation
Question Quality
Interface Design
Effective Learning Environment
Software Requirements
Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer
Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
Starting a Practice Test Mode Session
Starting a Flash Review Mode Session
Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options
Time Remaining
Your Examination Score Report
Review Your Exam
Get More Exams
Contacting PrepLogic
Customer Service
Product Suggestions and Comments
License Agreement
Acronym Glossary
Index

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