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Mike Meyers' a+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs

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ISBN-10: 0072231467

ISBN-13: 9780072231465

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mike Meyers

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This textbook is intended for students of AS degrees in computing information systems or information technology who are studying to become PC technicians or desktop support specialists.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.290
Language: English

Mike Meyers (Houston, TX) CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MCP is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and the bestselling author of eight editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide.

The Importance of the A+ Certification
The Structure and Contents of the A+ Certification Exams
How to Pass the A+ Exams
The Visible PC
How the PC Works
Essential Tools of the Trade and ESD Avoidance
Recognize the Major Components of a PC
All Kinds of Connectors
Chapter 2 Review
CPU Core Components
Modern CPUs
Specialty Processors
Installing CPUs
RAM Sticks
RAM Sticks, Part II
Improvements in DRAM Technology
Installing RAM
Troubleshooting RAM
Chapter 4 Review
The Function of BIOS
CMOS Setup Utilities
BIOS and Device Drivers
Power-On Self Test (POST)
Chapter 5 Review
Expansion Bus
Structure and Function of the Expansion Bus
System Resources
Modern Expansion Bus
Installing Expansion Cards
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards
PCI-X and PCI-Express
Chapter 6 Review
How Motherboards Work
Types of Motherboards
Chipset Varieties
Upgrading and Installing Motherboards
Troubleshooting Motherboards
Chapter 7 Review
Power Supplies
Powering the PC
Troubleshooting Power
Chapter 8 Review
Floppy Drives
Floppy Drive Basics
Installing Floppy Drives
Floppy Drive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Chapter 9 Review
Hard Drive Technologies
How Hard Drives Work
Hard Drive Interfaces
BIOS Support: Configuring CMOS and Installing Drivers
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installation
Chapter 10 Review
Implementing Hard Drives
Partitioning Hard Drives
Formatting Hard Drives
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Drives
Chapter 11 Review
Understanding Windows
Functions of the Operating System
Common Windows Features and Characteristics
Features and Characteristics of Windows 9x/Me
Features and Characteristics of Windows NT/2000/XP
Chapter 12 Review
Working with the Command Line Interface
Deciphering the Command Line Interface
Mastering Fundamental Commands
Working with Files
Chapter 13 Review
Installing and Upgrading Windows
Windows Installation/Upgrade Overview
Installing and Upgrading Windows 9x/Me
Installing and Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professional
Installing and Upgrading to Windows XP Professional
Troubleshooting Installation Problems
Chapter 14 Review
Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows 9x and Windows Me
Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 9x/Me
Device Installation
Troubleshooting Windows 9x/Me
Chapter 15 Review
Maintaining, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Windows NT, 2000, and XP
Tools for Maintaining and Optimizing Windows
Maintaining and Optimizing Windows
Troubleshooting Windows
Chapter 16 Review
CD and DVD Media
CD Media
DVD Media
Installing CD and DVD Media Drives
Chapter 17 Review
CRT and LCD Displays
The Video Card
Installing and Configuring Video Software
Troubleshooting Video
Chapter 18 Review
SCSI Chains
SCSI Flavors
Troubleshooting SCSI
Costs and Benefits of SCSI
Chapter 19 Review
How Sound Works in a PC
Getting the Right Sound Card
Installing a Sound Card in a Windows System
Troubleshooting Sound
Chapter 20 Review
Portable PCs
Portable Computing Devices
Enhance and Upgrade the Portable PC
Managing and Maintaining Portables
Chapter 21 Review
Printer Technologies
The Laser Printing Process
Installing a Printer in Windows
Troubleshooting Printers
Chapter 22 Review
Networking Technologies
Network Operating Systems
Installing and Configuring a Wired Network
Installing and Configuring a Wireless Network
Troubleshooting Networks
Chapter 23 Review
The Internet
Understanding the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Internet Software Tools
Chapter 24 Review