Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport, Third Edition (Mike Meyers' Certficiation Passport)

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9780072263084: Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport, Third Edition (Mike Meyers' Certficiation Passport)

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Get on the fast track to becoming CompTIA A+ certified with this affordable, portable study tool. Certification training guru Mike Meyers will guide you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials and 220-602 tests, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.

Featuring:

  • Itineraries--List of official exam objectives covered
  • ETAs--Amount of time needed to complete each lesson
  • Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics
  • Local Lingo--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
  • Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information
  • Exam Tips--Common exam pitfalls and solutions
  • Checkpoints--End-of-chapter questions, answers, and explanations
  • Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey

Practice Exams on CD:

  • Four complete practice exams
  • A new collection of Mike's favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities
  • An electronic book

 

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Software developers make their programs ever more graphical; interfaces become ever more slick. But underneath the buttons and sliders, PCs are electronic systems comprising power supplies, logic processors and specialised circuitry for such functions as video and sound. When the machine grinds to a halt, someone has to know how to identify the problem and get it straightened out. That's the function of the CompTIA A+ certification, and this new edition of Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport will help you earn it. Meyers combines reams of detailed information about IBM-standard PCs (which is to say those running Intel, AMD, and Cyrix) with rock-solid troubleshooting advice. Look here for electronic details of the IDE and SCSI interfaces, as well as strategies for figuring out whether a problem is in a drive or in its controlling electronics.

Meyers has organised his book around the two A+ exams, which means you'll find excellent coverage of the subjects CompTIA includes (hardware from early days through the Pentium III era, and Microsoft MS-DOS and Windows operating systems through Windows 2000). Conversely, you'll find no coverage of potentially useful subjects that CompTIA doesn't test (most notably Linux and Microsoft Windows XP). Updated coverage--of new USB and FireWire standards, as well as memory specifications--meets the high standard of the previous edition. This book will help you prepare for the A+ exams; it and a couple of supplementary texts will get you ready for the job site. --David Wall, Amazon.com

Topics covered: The electronics of IBM-standard personal computers (motherboards, processors, memory, disk drives, video cards, network interfaces and so on), and strategies for safely and efficiently troubleshooting and repairing them. Later chapters explain how to do configuration work in Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 Professional. --Simon Priestley, Amazon.com.

About the Author:

Mike Meyers, A+, Network+, MCP, 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 including, IBM, Lucent Technologies, GE, the FBI, the FAA, and the United Nations.

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