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A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

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ISBN-10: 0072229918

ISBN-13: 9780072229912

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

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For computer professionals looking to secure A+ certification, or simply for those desiring an authoritative reference, the second edition of this guide has extended its coverage to include information on Pentium III technology.
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List price: $59.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 10/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.598
Language: English

Michael Meyers (Houston, TX) is a PC and Network technician with numerous certifications (MCSE, MCP, A+). In 1995 Mike started Total Seminars, a company that provides training, seminar books, and videos to thousands of organizations throughout the world. Total Seminars is a member and strong ally of CompTIA, the originators of the Network+ (and, of course, A+) certification.

Michael Meyers, A+, Network+is the industry’s leading authority on A+ certification. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world such as IBM, Lucent Technologies, Canon, Dupont, GE, among many others, and Government clients such as the FBI, FAA, and the United Nations. Mike'sA+ All-in-One Exam Guidehas been the best selling A+ Certification book on the market since its initial printing in July 1998, and hisNetwork+ All-in-One Exam Guide, now in its Second Edition, is also one of the industry's top selling certification books. Total Seminars is a member of CompTIA, the creator of A+ certification.

Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Introductionp. 1
The Importance of the A+ Certificationp. 1
The Structure and Contents of the A+ Certification Examsp. 5
How to Pass the A+ Examsp. 10
The Visible PCp. 15
Test Specificp. 16
Recognize the Major Components of a PCp. 18
Connectorsp. 32
All Kinds of Connectorsp. 37
Chapter Reviewp. 45
Microprocessorsp. 49
Historical/Conceptualp. 50
CPU Core Componentsp. 50
Memoryp. 59
Test Specificp. 67
Modern CPUsp. 67
Specialty Processorsp. 98
Installing CPUsp. 107
Beyond A+p. 116
Chapter Reviewp. 117
RAMp. 121
Historical/Conceptualp. 121
DRAMp. 123
RAM Sticksp. 127
Test Specificp. 132
RAM Sticks, Part IIp. 132
Improvements in DRAM Technologyp. 135
Installing RAMp. 142
Troubleshooting RAMp. 153
Beyond A+p. 154
Chapter Reviewp. 155
BIOS and CMOSp. 159
Historical/Conceptualp. 159
The Function of BIOSp. 159
Test Specificp. 168
CMOS Setup Utilitiesp. 169
BIOS and Device Driversp. 183
Power-On Self Test (POST)p. 192
Chapter Reviewp. 198
Expansion Busp. 201
Historical/Conceptualp. 202
Structure and Function of the Expansion Busp. 202
Test Specificp. 205
System Resourcesp. 206
Modern Expansion Busp. 225
Installing Expansion Cardsp. 231
Troubleshooting Expansion Cardsp. 246
Beyond A+p. 252
PCI-X and PCI-Expressp. 252
Chapter Reviewp. 253
Motherboardsp. 257
Historical/Conceptualp. 257
How Motherboards Workp. 257
Test Specificp. 259
Types of Motherboardsp. 259
Chipset Varietiesp. 266
Upgrading and Installing Motherboardsp. 273
Troubleshooting Motherboardsp. 279
Beyond A+p. 282
Chapter Reviewp. 283
Power Suppliesp. 287
Historical/Conceptualp. 289
Test Specificp. 291
Powering the PCp. 291
Troubleshooting Powerp. 313
Beyond A+p. 316
Chapter Reviewp. 317
Floppy Drivesp. 321
Historical/Conceptualp. 321
Floppy Drive Basicsp. 322
Test Specificp. 325
Installing Floppy Drivesp. 325
Floppy Drive Maintenance and Troubleshootingp. 335
Beyond A+p. 339
Chapter Reviewp. 342
Hard Drive Technologiesp. 345
Historical/Conceptualp. 346
How Hard Drives Workp. 346
Test Specificp. 355
Hard Drive Interfacesp. 355
BIOS Support: Configuring CMOS and Installing Driversp. 368
Steps in Physical Installationp. 388
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installationp. 389
Beyond A+p. 390
Chapter Reviewp. 392
Implementing Hard Drivesp. 395
Historical/Conceptualp. 395
Test Specificp. 396
Partitioning Hard Drivesp. 396
Formatting Hard Drivesp. 432
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Drivesp. 450
Beyond A+p. 467
Chapter Reviewp. 468
Understanding Windowsp. 473
Historical/Conceptualp. 474
Functions of the Operating Systemp. 474
Common Windows Features and Characteristicsp. 481
Features and Characteristics of Windows 9x/Mep. 518
Features and Characteristics of Windows NT/000/XPp. 533
Chapter Reviewp. 555
Working with the Command Line Interfacep. 559
Historical/Conceptualp. 560
Test Specificp. 561
Deciphering the Command Line Interfacep. 561
Mastering Fundamental Commandsp. 569
Working with Filesp. 577
Beyond A+p. 592
Chapter Reviewp. 597
Installing and Upgrading Windowsp. 601
Windows Installation/Upgrade Overviewp. 602
Installing and Upgrading Windows 9x/Mep. 610
Installing and Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professionalp. 618
Installing and Upgrading to Windows XP Professionalp. 623
Troubleshooting Installation Problemsp. 630
Chapter Reviewp. 635
Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows 9x and Windows Mep. 639
Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 9x/Mep. 640
Device Installationp. 657
Troubleshooting Windows 9x/Mep. 691
Beyond A+p. 708
Chapter Reviewp. 709
Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows NT, 2000, and XPp. 713
Tools for Maintaining and Optimizing Windowsp. 714
Maintaining and Optimizing Windowsp. 723
Troubleshooting Windowsp. 761
Chapter Reviewp. 771
CD and DVD Mediap. 775
Test Specificp. 776
CD Mediap. 776
DVD Mediap. 781
Installing CD and DVD Media Drivesp. 786
Troubleshootingp. 796
Beyond A+p. 800
Chapter Reviewp. 800
Videop. 805
Test Specificp. 806
CRT and LCD Displaysp. 806
The Video Cardp. 821
Installing and Configuring Video Softwarep. 833
Troubleshooting Videop. 844
Beyond A+p. 849
Chapter Reviewp. 850
SCSIp. 853
Historical/Conceptualp. 854
Test Specificp. 854
SCSI Chainsp. 854
SCSI Flavorsp. 864
Troubleshooting SCSIp. 873
Costs and Benefits of SCSIp. 875
Beyond A+p. 876
Chapter Reviewp. 877
Soundp. 881
Historical/Conceptualp. 882
How Sound Works in a PCp. 882
Test Specificp. 886
Getting the Right Sound Cardp. 886
Installing a Sound Card in a Windows Systemp. 895
Troubleshooting Soundp. 901
Beyond A+p. 903
Chapter Reviewp. 904
Portable PCsp. 907
Historical/Conceptualp. 908
Portable Computing Devicesp. 908
Test Specificp. 914
Enhance and Upgrade the Portable PCp. 914
Managing and Maintaining Portablesp. 924
Beyond A+p. 932
Chapter Reviewp. 932
Printersp. 935
Test Specificp. 935
Printer Technologiesp. 935
The Laser Printing Process--Physical Sidep. 949
The Laster Printing Process--Electronic Sidep. 952
Installing a Printer in Windowsp. 953
Troubleshooting Printers--General Issuesp. 957
Beyond A+p. 967
Chapter Reviewp. 967
Networkingp. 971
Historical Conceptualp. 972
Networking Technologiesp. 972
Test Specificp. 973
Network Operating Systemsp. 993
Installing and Configuring a Wired Networkp. 1004
Installing and Configuring a Wireless Networkp. 1030
Troubleshooting Networksp. 1049
Beyond A+p. 1055
Chapter Reviewp. 1057
The Internetp. 1061
Historical/Conceptualp. 1062
Understanding the Internetp. 1062
Test Specificp. 1066
Connecting to the Internetp. 1066
Internet Software Toolsp. 1084
Beyond A+p. 1094
Chapter Reviewp. 1106
About the CD-ROMp. 1109
System Requirementsp. 1109
Installing and Running Total Testerp. 1109
Total Testerp. 1109
Accessing the Glossary and Essential Windows Chapterp. 1110
LearnKey Online Trainingp. 1110
Technical Supportp. 1110
LearnKey Technical Supportp. 1110
Indexp. 1111
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