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CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-12111-5
1138 pages
March 2007
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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.


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