A+ Complete Lab Manual, 3rd Edition

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9780782142518: A+ Complete Lab Manual, 3rd Edition

This is an updated edition of Sybex's lab manual for the A+ certification sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). A+ certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. Revised exams are due out Q4 of this year. A+ candidates must pass two exams—Core Hardware and Operating System Technologies. The new hardware exam will cover latest memory, bus, peripheral & wireless technology and the new O/S exam will include added coverage of Windows Me & XP.

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The Ideal Complement to the A+ Complete Study Guide !

This new edition of the A+ Complete Lab Manual has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest CompTIA objectives. It’s also been revised for easier navigation and a tighter fit with David Groth’s best-selling A+ Complete Study Guide. Use these resources together to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to pass the exams and begin a rewarding career. The Study Guide provides complete, in-depth coverage of all Core Hardware and OS exam objectives. The Lab Manual reinforces this vital knowledge with review questions and over 50 practical exercises.

Over 50 Skills-Focused Labs, Including:

  • Replacing a floppy drive or IDE disk
  • Installing a SCSI drive
  • Collecting resource information in DOS and all versions of Windows
  • Working with peripheral devices
  • Diagramming a network
  • Partitioning a hard drive
  • Replacing a power supply
  • Upgrading motherboards and memory
  • Troubleshooting IRQ conflicts in DOS and Windows
  • Troubleshooting hardware problems
  • Installing and configuring all versions of Windows
  • Installing and configuring Windows applications
  • Configuring local and network printers
  • Using ScanDisk and Defrag to prevent problems
  • Installing a network interface card
  • Configuring dial-up and peer-to-peer networks
  • Troubleshooting Windows and Windows applications

About the Author:

Donald R. Evans is the senior Electronics/Computer Servicing instructor at Solano Community College in Suisun, California. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, he began teaching in 1966, established his first computer lab in 1983, and is now responsible for all of the computer hardware classes taught at SCC.

Scott Johnson, A+, i-Net+, MCSE, and MCT, is the Education Program Director for PC Training West, a company that specializes in providing education and training for computer certifications. He brings over two decades of experience with computer systems and networks to the A+ Complete Lab Manual.

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