CompTIA A+® Certification All-In-One For Dummies®, 2nd Edition
By Glen E. Clarke, Edward Tetz
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 1176

Covers the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam (220-701) and Practical Application Exam (220-702)

Earning A+ Certified Professional status can offer your career a real boost. Each of the minibooks in this handy guide is packed with the information you need to know to pass the test and get that A+ after your name. With special icons to mark key points you must master and review questions in every chapter, it's the tool you need to make it happen!

  • Inside and out — master motherboards, memory, and processors, and learn to install video, sound, and network cards

  • Be a problem solver — learn to prevent problems and hardware failure and to troubleshoot hardware components

  • Operating systems 101 — discover what an OS needs to run, and how to support applications and install and upgrade Windows®

  • Recovery and security — find out how to fix computers that won't boot, restore a system, set permissions, and scan for viruses

  • It's the network — understand networking technology and how to troubleshoot a TCP/IP network

Open the book and find:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the new A+ 2009 exams

  • "Soft skills" that will enhance your career

  • How to find bottlenecks in a system

  • Details about network architecture

  • A guide to the different types of memory

  • All about ports, cables, and connectors

  • How to use a remote desktop connection

  • Explanations of malicious software types

Bonus CD Includes

  • Lab exercises for plenty of hands-on practice
  • Practice exams to help you prepare for the real thing
  • Dummies Test Engine, our exclusive test-prep software featuring two versions of each of the exams

Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

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