Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Textbook

Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Textbook, 8th edition

  • Cheryl A. Schmidt

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Overview

Master IT hardware and software installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting and fully prepare for the CompTIA® A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams.

This is your all-in-one, real-world, full-color guide to connecting, managing, and troubleshooting modern devices and systems in authentic IT scenarios. Its thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exam objectives includes coverage of Windows 10, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, iOS, cloud-based software, mobile and IoT devices, security, Active Directory, scripting, and other modern techniques and best practices for IT management.

Award-winning instructor Cheryl Schmidt also addresses widely-used legacy technologies—making this the definitive resource for mastering the tools and technologies you’ll encounter in real IT and business environments. Schmidt’s emphasis on both technical and soft skills will help you rapidly become a well-qualified, professional, and customer-friendly technician.

LEARN MORE QUICKLY AND THOROUGHLY WITH THESE STUDY AND REVIEW TOOLS:
  • Learning Objectives and chapter opening lists of CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Objectives make sure you know exactly what you’ll be learning, and you cover all you need to know
  • Hundreds of photos, figures, and tables present information in a visually compelling full-color design
  • Practical Tech Tips provide real-world IT tech support knowledge
  • Soft Skills best-practice advice and team-building activities in every chapter cover key tools and skills for becoming a professional, customer-friendly technician
  • Review Questions—including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions—carefully assess your knowledge of each learning objective
  • Thought-provoking activities help students apply and reinforce chapter content, and allow instructors to “flip” the classroom if they choose
  • Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic
  • Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term
  • Dozens of Critical Thinking Activities take you beyond the facts to deeper understanding
  • Chapter Summaries recap key concepts for more efficient studying
  • Certification Exam Tips provide insight into the certification exam and preparation process

This book features chapter-ending exercises graded by course instructors. Answers are unavailable for independent study.

Published by Pearson IT Certification (July 6th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137459636

Subject: IT Professional

Category: Certification

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the World of IT
  • Chapter 2: Connectivity
  • Chapter 3: On the Motherboard
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Configuration
  • Chapter 5: Disassembly and Power.
  • Chapter 6: Memory
  • Chapter 7: Storage Devices
  • Chapter 8: Multimedia Devices
  • Chapter 9: Printers
  • Chapter 10: Mobile Devices
  • Chapter 11: Computer Design and Troubleshooting Review
  • Chapter 12: Internet Connectivity, Virtualization, and Cloud Technologies
  • Chapter 13: Networking
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Scripting
  • Chapter 16: Advanced Windows
  • Chapter 17: macOS and Linux Operating Systems
  • Chapter 18: Computer and Network Security
  • Chapter 19: Operational Procedures

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