Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs (Mike Meyers' Guides)

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9780072231465: Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs (Mike Meyers' Guides)

Written by Mike Meyers, the #1 name in A+ training, this book teaches you how to be an A+ technician by covering in full detail all the topics found on the A+ certification exam. The CD includes self-assessment testing engine with six practice exams, LearnKey video presentation from Mike Meyers, and Mike’s favorite shareware and freeware tools and utilities.

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  • : NWCET Approved: The only A+ textbooks reviewed and approved by the National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies(NWCET), a nationally recognized organization that has created universally accepted IT skills standards.
  • Each Chapter includes: Illustrations that give students a clear picture of the technologies. - Tutorials that teach students to perform essential tasks and procedures hands-on. - Try This!, Cross Check, and Tech Tip sidebars that encourage practicing and applying concepts in real-world settings - Notes, Tips, and Warnings that guide students through difficult areas. - Chapter Summaries and Key Terms Lists that include vocabulary-building exercises, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and on-the-job lab projects.
  • Student CD-ROM: Includes self-assessment engine with practice exams, LearnKey video presentation from Mike Meyers, and a collection of Mike's favorite shareware and freeware PC tools utilities. Also includes a full-color photo gallery with callouts and a glossary of the key terms.
  • Blackboard, WebCT, and PageOut Resources: Includes course syllabus, Test engine with hundreds of questions, PowerPoint tutorials and Links to useful websites.
  • Instructor CD-ROM contains Instructor's Manual, ExamView Pro Testing software and 2,400 questions, PowerPoint presentation, and jpeg version of the book's figures and illustrations.
  • From the Back Cover:

    Essential Skills for On-the-Job Success

    Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to teach A+ PC technician skills in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. Mike gives you helpful tips throughout the book, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Completely up to date for the new CompTIA A+ standards, this comprehensive guide will help you pass the A+ certification exams and become an expert hardware technician.

    Inside this book, you will learn how to:

    • Configure CMOS and BIOS settings
    • Identify expansion bus slots and install expansion cards
    • Work with motherboards, CPUs, and RAM
    • Provide proper power and cooling
    • Install, partition, and format hard drives
    • Install and troubleshoot floppy, CD, and DVD drives
    • Install and upgrade Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP
    • Create SCSI chains
    • Install sound and video cards
    • Work with portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies
    • Manage printers and connect to networks

    The CD-ROM features:

    • Three full practice exams with hundreds of questions for both the Operating Systems and Core Hardware requirements. Available in Practice or Final Mode.
    • One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Michael Meyers teaching key A+ topics (online registration required)
    • Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians

    Each chapter includes:

    • Learning Objectives
    • Many Figures and Illustrations
    • Real-World Examples
    • Try This! and Cross Check Exercises
    • Tech Tip Sidebars
    • Helpful Notes and Warnings
    • End-of-Chapter Quizzes and Lab Projects

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