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Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software, 7th edition

  • Cheryl A. Schmidt
Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software

ISBN-13: 9780789756459

Includes: Hardcover

7th edition

Published by Pearson IT Certification (July 1st 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Master IT hardware and software installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting and fully prepare for the CompTIA® A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams.


This all-in-one textbook and lab manual is a real-world guide to learning how to connect, manage, and troubleshoot multiple devices in authentic IT scenarios. Thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exam objectives includes coverage of Linux, Mac, mobile, cloud, and expanded troubleshooting and security.


For realistic industry experience, the author also includes common legacy technologies still in the field along with non-certification topics like Windows 10 to make this textbook THE textbook to use for learning about today’s tools and technologies. In addition, dual emphasis on both tech and soft skills ensures you learn all you need to become a qualified, professional, and customer-friendly technician. Dozens of activities to help “flip” the classroom plus hundreds of labs included within the book provide an economical bonus–no need for a separate lab manual.

Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools:

  • Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter plus chapter opening lists of A+ Cert Exam Objectives ensure full coverage of these topics
  • Hundreds of photos, figures, and tables to help summarize and present information in a visual manner in an all-new full color design
  • Practical Tech Tips give real-world IT Tech Support knowledge
  • Soft Skills best practice advice and team-building activities in each chapter cover all the tools and skills you need to become a professional, customer-friendly technician in every category
  • Review Questions, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions, assess your knowledge of the learning objectives
  • Hundreds of thought-provoking activities to apply and reinforce the chapter content and “flip” the classroom if you want
  • More than 140 Labs allow you to link theory to practical experience
  • 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 complete comprehension of topics
  • Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts for studying
  • Certification Exam Tips provide insight into the certification exam and preparation process

Table of contents


Features of This Book

Part I CompTIA 200-901 Exam Focus

Chapter 1: Intro to the World of IT 1

Chapter 2: Connectivity 45

Chapter 3: On the Motherboard 79

Chapter 4: Intro to Configuration 129

Chapter 5: Disassembly and Power 167

Chapter 6: Memory 241

Chapter 7: Storage Devices 285

Chapter 8: Multimedia Devices 361

Chapter 9: Video Technologies 409

Chapter 10: Printers 459

Chapter 11: Mobile Devices 519

Chapter 12: Computer Design and Troubleshooting Review 625

Chapter 13: Internet Connectivity 671

Chapter 14: Introduction to Networking 715

Part II CompTIA 220-902 Exam Focus

Chapter 15: Basic Windows 831

Chapter 16: Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 993

Chapter 17: OS X and Linux Operating Systems 1103

Chapter 18: Computer and Network Security 1149

Chapter 19: Operational Procedures 1241

Appendix A: Subnetting

Appendix B: Certification Exam Objectives (Online)



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