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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-25573-4
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1248 pages
July 2016
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Introduction 1

Pre-Assessment 9

Book 1: Setting the A Groundwork 17

CHAPTER 1: The 2015 A+ Exams 19

CHAPTER 2: A+ Soft Skills 27

CHAPTER 3: Protecting Yourself and Your PC 45

CHAPTER 4: An Overview of System Components 61

Book 2: Inside the Box 79

CHAPTER 1: Knowing Your Motherboard 81

CHAPTER 2: Picking Your Processor 125

CHAPTER 3: What to Remember about Memory 165

CHAPTER 4: Telling Your BIOS from Your CMOS 193

CHAPTER 5: Managing Storage Technology 223

CHAPTER 6: Working with Power 263

Book 3: Outside the Box 283

CHAPTER 1: Describing Ports, Cables, and Connectors 285

CHAPTER 2: Installing and Configuring Input Devices 313

CHAPTER 3: Installing and Configuring Output Devices 331

CHAPTER 4: Managing Printers 351

CHAPTER 5: Working with Multimedia Devices 385

CHAPTER 6: Dealing with Laptops and Mobile Devices 401

Book 4: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 445

CHAPTER 1: Performing Preventive Maintenance 447

CHAPTER 2: Troubleshooting Procedures and Guidelines 469

Book 5: Operating System Basics 499

CHAPTER 1: Comparison of Major Operating Systems 501

CHAPTER 2: Windows Operating System Functions 539

CHAPTER 3: Installing and Upgrading Windows 581

CHAPTER 4: Managing Files and Directories 613

CHAPTER 5: Command Prompt Procedures 643

CHAPTER 6: Working with System Files and the Boot Process 671

Book 6: Managing the Operating System 683

CHAPTER 1: Loading and Configuring Device Drivers 685

CHAPTER 2: Working with Applications 705

CHAPTER 3: Optimizing the Windows Environment 729

CHAPTER 4: Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities 767

Book 7: Recovering Systems 803

CHAPTER 1: Managing Error Codes and Startup Messages 805

CHAPTER 2: Managing Common Problems 823

CHAPTER 3: Preparing for Disasters with Disaster Recovery 843

Book 8: Networking 871

CHAPTER 1: Down to the Networking Basics 873

CHAPTER 2: Understanding Common Wireless Communications 921

CHAPTER 3: Networking the Operating System 951

CHAPTER 4: Configuring Internet Access 1017

Book 9: Securing Systems 1053

CHAPTER 1: Fundamentals of Security 1055

CHAPTER 2: Implementing Security 1097

CHAPTER 3: Viruses and Malicious Software 1135

Appendix: CompTIA A Exam Reference Matrix 1157

Index 1173