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Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Textbook, 8th Edition

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Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Textbook, 8th Edition

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  • Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter
  • Practical Tech Tips give real-world PC repair knowledge
  • Soft Skills information and activities in each chapter cover all the tools and skills you need to become a professional, customer-friendly technician in every category
  • Review Questions, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions, assess your knowledge of the learning objectives
  • Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic
  • Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term
  • Critical Thinking Activities in every chapter take you beyond the facts to complete comprehension of topics
  • Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 1280
  • Edition: 8th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-6050-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-6050-0

Cheryl Schmidt's Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to It Hardware and Software, Eighth Edition presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive computer repair guide introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technologies. A+® Certification Exam objectives summarize exam topics in an easy-to-use reference at the beginning of the book, so students can quickly locate and review key concepts covered on the exam. Each section is written in building-block fashion, beginning with the simplest concepts, continuing on to more advanced concepts, and creating a solid foundation for understanding new technologies as they arrive. Schmidt provides comprehensive pedagogical tools, many of them unique to this book. 

  • Excellent resource to learn  installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting of PCs preparing  you for entry-level IT job roles
  • Straightforward coverage of all certification objectives
  • Extensive end-of-chapter review, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions
  • Soft Skills sections in each chapter, and at least two Soft Skills activities at the end of each chapter
  • Tech Tips designed to be useful in real-world PC repair
  • Hands-On Exercises linking theory to practice and experience 
  • Clear chapter objectives
  • At least 2 Critical Thinking Skills activities in every chapter
  • Comes with instructor resources for course use: Instructor’s Manual, Chapter Power Points, Test Bank

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the World of IT
  • Chapter 2: Connectivity
  • Chapter 3: On the Motherboard
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Configuration
  • Chapter 5: Disassembly and Power.
  • Chapter 6: Memory
  • Chapter 7: Storage Devices
  • Chapter 8: Multimedia Devices
  • Chapter 9: Printers
  • Chapter 10: Mobile Devices
  • Chapter 11: Computer Design and Troubleshooting Review
  • Chapter 12: Internet Connectivity, Virtualization, and Cloud Technologies
  • Chapter 13: Networking
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Scripting
  • Chapter 16: Advanced Windows
  • Chapter 17: macOS and Linux Operating Systems
  • Chapter 18: Computer and Network Security
  • Chapter 19: Operational Procedures

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