Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software, 7th Edition
©2016 | Pearson IT Certification
Cheryl A. Schmidt, Florida Community College, Jacksonville
©2016 | Pearson IT Certification
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.
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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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Cheryl Schmidt is a professor of Network Engineering Technology at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, she oversaw the LAN and PC support for the college and other organizations. She started her career as an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. She teaches computer repair and various networking topics, including CCNA, CCNP, VoIP, QoS, and wireless technologies. She has published other works with Pearson, including IP Telephony Using CallManager Express and Routing and Switching in the Enterprise Lab Guide.
Cheryl has won awards for teaching and technology, including Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Innovative Teacher of the Year, Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Excellence Award, and Cisco Networking Academy Stand Out Instructor. She has presented at U.S. and international conferences. Cheryl keeps busy maintaining her technical certifications and teaching, but also loves to travel, hike, do all types of puzzles, and read.
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