Real-world scenarios put those skills in perspective
A Practical, Task-Based Approach to Exam Prep
If you're preparing for CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802, you'll want to take advantage of all the exercises in this practical lab manual. Covering the objectives for both exams, as well as many tasks PC technicians typically face on the job, this valuable learning tool features dozens of step-by-step exercises designed to give you real-world, hands-on practice. Get prepared for the exams, and a career, with challenging tasks that include:
James Pyles, A+, Network+, works as a freelance consultant, technical writer and editor. He has been involved in numerous Ethernet rollout projects, software and hardware installations and upgrades, as well as Windows and UNIX operating system upgrades. He has provided support services for a city government IT department and a wireless network vendor, supported a usability lab for Hewlett-Packard (HP), and served as the technical writer for EmergeCore Networks, Aquent Studios, iAnywhere/Sybase, and was a Developmental Editor for Global Support Content Operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP).
His most recent book is MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-630 (Sybex, March 2008). He has also authored SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly, September 2007) and PC Technician Street Smarts (Sybex, November 2006). Additionally, he was the Technical Editor for SharePoint for Project Management (O'Reilly, October 2008) and Essential SharePoint 2007 (O'Reilly, July 2008).
James has also written numerous eLearning courses such as Wireless Networking Solutions, Small Business Servers and Networking, Securing Windows XP, and Senior Network Administrator Best Practices, for hardware vendors such as HP, eMachines, and Gateway. James has Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Computer Network Support and a Masters degree in Counseling. He currently works at Keynetics.