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E-book
Author Docter, Quentin.

Title CompTIA A+ complete deluxe study guide / Quentin Docter, Emmett Dulaney, Toby Skandier
Edition Second edition
Published Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Sybex serious skills
Serious skills.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I 220-801 -- ch. 1 Motherboards, Processors, and Memory -- Identifying Components of Motherboards -- System Board Form Factors -- System Board Components -- Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors -- Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory -- Important Memory Terms -- Types of Memory -- Memory Packaging -- Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems -- Fans -- Memory Cooling -- Hard Drive Cooling -- Chipset Cooling -- CPU Cooling -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 2 Storage Devices and Power Supplies -- Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices -- Hard Disk Drive Systems -- Solid-State Drives -- Floppy Drives -- Optical Storage Drives -- Drive Interfaces and RAID -- Removable Storage and Media -- Installing, Removing, and Configuring Storage Devices -- Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies -- Power Connectors -- Replacing Power Supplies -- AC Adapters as Power Supplies -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 3 Peripherals and Expansion -- Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards -- Video -- Multimedia -- I/O -- Communications -- Adapter Configuration -- Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables -- Device Connector Types -- Common Peripheral Cables and Their Interfaces -- Video Display Cables and Connectors -- Input Devices -- Mouse -- Keyboard -- Scanner -- Barcode Reader -- Digitizer -- Biometric Devices -- Touchscreens -- KVM Switch -- Gamepads and Joysticks -- Multimedia Input Devices -- Web Cams -- MIDI Devices -- Digital Cameras and Camcorders -- Output Devices -- Printers -- Speakers -- Display Devices -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Questions -- ch. 4 Display Devices -- Understanding Display Types and Settings -- Video Display Types -- Adjusting Display Settings -- Understanding Video Standards and Technologies -- Video Standards -- Advanced Video Resolutions and Concepts -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 5 Custom Configurations -- Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations -- CPU Enhancements -- Video Enhancements -- Maximized RAM -- Audio/Video Editing Workstations -- Video Enhancements -- Specialized Audio -- Specialized Drives -- Virtualization Workstations -- CPU Enhancements -- Maximized RAM -- Gaming PCs -- CPU Enhancements -- Video Enhancements -- Specialized Audio -- Enhanced Cooling -- Home Theater PCs -- Video Enhancements -- Specialized Audio -- Special Chassis and TV Tuner -- Standard Thick Clients -- Thin Clients -- Home Server PCs -- Media Streaming Capabilities -- File and Print Sharing Services -- Gigabit NIC -- RAID Array -- Windows Home Server 2011 -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 6 Networking Fundamentals -- Understanding Networking Principles -- Understanding Networking Fundamentals -- Identifying Common Network Hardware -- Network Interface Cards (NICs) -- Cables, Connectors, and Cabling Tools -- Networking Components -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 7 Introduction to TCP/IP -- Understanding TCP/IP -- TCP/IP Structure -- Understanding IP Addressing -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 8 Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks -- Understanding Wireless Networking -- 802.11 Networking Standards -- 802.11 Devices -- Wireless Encryption Methods -- Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks -- Choosing Connection Types -- Installing the Network -- Configuring a Wireless Router -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 9 Understanding Laptops -- Understanding Laptop Architecture -- Laptops vs. Desktops -- Laptop Case -- Motherboards and Processors -- Memory -- Storage -- Input Devices -- Expansion Buses and Ports -- Docking Stations -- Power Systems -- Laptop Displays -- Cable Locks -- Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops -- Using the Right Tools -- Replacing Laptop Components -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 10 Installing and Configuring Printers -- Understanding Printer Types and Processes -- Impact Printers -- Inkjet (Bubble-Jet) -- Laser Printers -- Installing and Configuring Printers -- Printer Interface Components -- Installing and Sharing Printers -- Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades -- Performing Printer Maintenance -- Installing Printer Upgrades -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 11 Understanding Operational Procedures -- Understanding Safety Procedures -- Identifying Potential Safety Hazards -- Creating a Safe Workplace -- Understanding Environmental Controls -- Managing the Physical Environment -- Handling and Disposing of Computer Equipment -- Demonstrating Professionalism -- Communicating with Customers -- Using Appropriate Behavior -- Dealing with Prohibited Content/Activity -- Putting It All in Perspective -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- pt. II 220-802 -- ch. 12 Operating System Basics -- Understanding Operating Systems -- Operating System Terms and Concepts -- Minimum System Requirements -- The Windows Interface -- What's in a Window? -- Updating Windows -- Creating Restore Points -- File Management -- Going Virtual -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 13 Operating System Administration -- Interacting with Operating Systems -- Control Panel -- The Command Prompt -- The Windows Registry -- Virtual Memory -- Administrative Tools -- Task Manager -- MMC -- Computer Management -- Services -- Performance Monitor -- Task Scheduler -- Windows System Configuration Tools -- Power Management -- Disk Management -- Getting Disks Ready to Store Files and Programs -- Backing Up the Data on Your Drives -- Checking the Health of Hard Disks and Optimizing Their Performance -- User Authentication -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 14 Working with Windows 7 -- Windows 7 Editions -- Installing Windows 7 -- Upgrading to Windows 7 -- Upgrading Editions of Windows 7 -- Installation/Upgrade Boot Options -- The Windows 7 Boot Sequences -- Key Boot Files -- Windows 7 Features -- Tools in Windows 7 -- Windows 7 Administrative Tools -- Users and Groups -- Local Security Policy -- System Configuration -- Component Services -- Data Sources -- Print Management -- Windows Memory Diagnostics -- Unique Control Panel Utilities -- HomeGroup -- RemoteApp and Desktop Connections -- Troubleshooting -- Networking and Windows 7 -- Configuring an Alternative IP Address in Windows -- Network Card Properties -- Windows 7 System Performance and Optimization -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 15 Working with Windows Vista -- Windows Vista Editions -- Installing Windows Vista -- Clean Install -- Upgrading to Windows Vista -- Transferring to Windows Vista -- The Windows Vista Boot Sequences -- Key Boot Files -- Windows Vista Features -- Tools in Windows Vista -- Windows Vista Administrative Tools -- Users and Groups -- Local Security Policy -- System Configuration -- Component Services -- Data Sources -- Print Management -- Windows Memory Diagnostics -- Unique Control Panel Utilities -- Tablet PC Settings -- Pen and Input Devices -- Offline Files -- Problem Reports and Solutions -- Printers -- Networking and Windows Vista -- Vista System Performance and Optimization -- Aero -- User Account Control -- Indexing -- Sidebar -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch
16 Working with Windows XP -- Installing the Operating System -- Determining OS Installation Options -- Determining the Installation Method -- Preparing the Computer for Installation -- Installing Windows XP -- Postinstallation Routines -- Upgrading the Operating System -- Upgrading to Windows XP -- Finalizing Your Upgrade -- Migrating User Data -- Performing a Repair Install -- Adding Hardware in Windows XP -- The XP Boot Sequences -- Key Boot Files -- The Windows XP Boot Process -- Working with the Boot Sequence -- Windows XP Features -- Tools in Windows XP -- Windows Reporting -- Remote Desktop Connection and Remote Assistance -- Windows XP Administrative Tools -- Users and Groups -- Local Security Policy -- System Configuration -- Component Services -- Data Sources -- Unique Control Panel Utilities -- Add or Remove Programs -- Network Connections -- Printers and Faxes -- Automatic Updates -- Network Setup Wizard -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 17 Security -- Common Prevention Methods -- Physical Security -- Digital Security -- User Education -- Principle of Least Privilege -- Common Security Threats -- Social Engineering -- Malware -- Rootkits -- Phishing -- Shoulder Surfing -- Spy ware -- Viruses -- Worms -- Trojans -- Workstation Security Best Practices -- Setting Strong Passwords -- Requiring Passwords -- Restricting User Permissions -- Changing Default Usernames -- Disabling the Guest Account -- Screensaver Required Password -- Disable Autorun -- Destruction and Disposal Methods -- Low-Level Format vs. Standard Format -- Hard Drive Sanitation and Sanitation Methods -- Physical Destruction -- Securing a SOHO Wireless Network -- Change Default Usernames and Passwords -- Changing the SSID -- Setting Encryption -- Disabling SSID Broadcast -- Enable MAC Filtering -- Antenna and Access Point Placement -- Radio Power Levels -- Assign Static IP Addresses -- Securing a SOHO Wired Network -- Change Default Usernames and Passwords -- Assign Static IP Addresses -- Disabling Ports -- Physical Security -- Summary -- Exam Essentials
Note continued: Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 18 Mobile Devices -- Comparing Android to iOS -- Source Code Classification -- Source of Applications -- Screen Orientation -- Positioning and Geolocation -- Screen Calibration -- Network Connectivity and Email -- Establishing WiFi Connectivity -- Establishing Bluetooth Connectivity -- Configuring Email Accounts -- Mobile Device Security -- Passcode Locks -- Remote Wipes and Locators -- Remote Backup -- Operating System Updates -- Larger Mobile Devices -- Field Servicing and Upgrading -- Input Methods -- Secondary Storage -- Mobile Device Synchronization -- Syncing Apple iOS Devices -- Syncing Android Devices -- Software Installation Requirements -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 19 Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security -- Understanding Troubleshooting Theory -- Identifying the Problem -- Establishing a Theory -- Testing Solutions -- Establishing a Plan of Action -- Verifying Functionality -- Documenting the Work -- Troubleshooting Operating Systems -- Common Symptoms -- Operating System Tools -- Troubleshooting Security Issues -- Common Symptoms -- Security Tools -- Best Practices of Malware Removal -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- ch. 20 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting -- Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues -- Troubleshooting Motherboards, CPUs, RAM, and Power Problems -- Troubleshooting Storage Device Problems -- Troubleshooting Video Issues -- Troubleshooting Laptops, Printers, and Networking -- Troubleshooting Common Laptop Issues -- Troubleshooting Printer Problems -- Troubleshooting Networking Problems -- Summary -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Performance-Based Question -- Appendix A Answers to Review Questions -- ch. 1 Motherboards, Processors, and Memory -- ch. 2 Storage Devices and Power Supplies -- ch. 3 Peripherals and Expansion -- ch. 4 Display Devices -- ch. 5 Custom Configurations -- ch. 6 Networking Fundamentals -- ch. 7 Introduction to TCP/IP -- ch. 8 Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks -- ch. 9 Understanding Laptops -- ch. 10 Installing and Configuring Printers -- ch. 11 Understanding Operational Procedures -- ch. 12 Operating System Basics -- ch. 13 Operating System Administration -- ch. 14 Working with Windows 7 -- ch. 15 Working with Windows Vista -- ch. 16 Working with Windows XP -- ch. 17 Security -- ch. 18 Mobile Devices -- ch. 19 Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security -- ch. 20 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting -- Appendix B Answers to Performance-Based Questions -- ch. 1 Motherboards, Processors, and Memory -- ch. 2 Storage Devices and Power Supplies -- ch. 3 Peripherals and Expansion -- ch. 4 Display Devices -- ch. 5 Custom Configurations -- ch. 6 Networking Fundamentals -- ch. 7 Introduction to TCP/IP -- ch. 8 Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks -- ch. 9 Understanding Laptops -- ch. 10 Installing and Configuring Printers -- ch. 11 Understanding Operational Procedures -- ch. 12 Operating System Basics -- ch. 13 Operating System Administration -- ch. 14 Working with Windows 7 -- ch. 15 Working with Windows Vista -- ch. 16 Working with Windows XP -- ch. 17 Security -- ch. 18 Mobile Devices -- ch. 19 Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security -- ch. 20 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting -- Appendix C About the Companion CD -- What You'll Find on the CD -- Sybex Test Engine -- Electronic Flashcards -- Companion Author Videos -- E-Book in All Formats -- PDF of Glossary of Terms -- Adobe Reader -- System Requirements -- Using the CD -- Troubleshooting -- Customer Care
Summary Prepare for CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802 with this deluxe version of Sybex's popular CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Second Edition. Revised and updated, this new book offers all the value of the regular study guide, but also includes a CD with eight practice exams, twice as many electronic flashcards, over an hour of author-led instructional videos on key topics, and the entire book in three different e-book formats. --Book Jacket
Notes Print version record
Subject Computing Technology Industry Association -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Computer technicians -- Certification -- Study guides.
Electronic data processing personnel -- Certification -- Study guides.
Microcomputers -- Maintenance and repair -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Genre/Form Study guides.
Study guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Dulaney, Emmett A.
Skandier, Toby.
ISBN 1118515137 (electronic bk.)
1118515218 (electronic bk.)
9781118515136 (electronic bk.)
9781118515211 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles A+ complete deluxe study guide
A plus study guide
CompTIA A plus complete deluxe study guide
Computer technology industry association A plus deluxe study guide
Computer technology industry association A+ deluxe study guide