Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software


Author: Cheryl A. Schmidt
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
ISBN: 013439318X
Category: Computers
Page: 1488
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Master IT hardware and software installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting and fully prepare for the CompTIA® A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams. This all-in-one textbook and lab manual is a real-world guide to learning how to connect, manage, and troubleshoot multiple devices in authentic IT scenarios. Thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exam objectives includes coverage of Linux, Mac, mobile, cloud, and expanded troubleshooting and security. For realistic industry experience, the author also includes common legacy technologies still in the field along with non-certification topics like Windows 10 to make this textbook THE textbook to use for learning about today’s tools and technologies. In addition, dual emphasis on both tech and soft skills ensures you learn all you need to become a qualified, professional, and customer-friendly technician. Dozens of activities to help “flip” the classroom plus hundreds of labs included within the book provide an economical bonus–no need for a separate lab manual. Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools: Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter plus chapter opening lists of A+ Cert Exam Objectives ensure full coverage of these topics Hundreds of photos, figures, and tables to help summarize and present information in a visual manner in an all-new full color design Practical Tech Tips give real-world IT Tech Support knowledge Soft Skills best practice advice and team-building 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 Hundreds of thought-provoking activities to apply and reinforce the chapter content and “flip” the classroom if you want More than 140 Labs allow you to link theory to practical experience Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term Dozens of Critical Thinking Activities take you beyond the facts to complete comprehension of topics Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts for studying Certification Exam Tips provide insight into the certification exam and preparation process

A+ Guide to Hardware


Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305446437
Category: Computers
Page: 784
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This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE, Ninth Edition, closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-901 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs


Author: Cheryl A. Schmidt
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0789749769
Category: Computers
Page: 1008
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Master PC installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and networking and fully prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams This unique tutorial and study guide teaches the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking with thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam objectives. Learn all the skills you need to become a certified professional and customer-friendly technician using today's tools and technologies. Every chapter opens with focused learning objectives and lists the exam objectives covered in that chapter. To meet the learning objectives, each chapter includes detailed figures, helpful Tech Tips, explanations of key terms, step-by-step instruction, and complete coverage of every topic. At the end of every chapter are comprehensive assessment tools, including a summary, review questions, labs, activities, and exam tips. Covers Both 2012 A+ Exams: A+ 220-801: * PC Hardware * Networking * Laptops * Printers * Operational Procedures A+ 220-802 * Operating Systems * Security * Mobile Devices * Troubleshooting Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools: 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 More than 125 Lab Exercises enable you to link theory to practical experience 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 See Special Offer in Back of Book to save 70% on the CompTIA A+ Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Network+ Guide to Networks


Author: Tamara Dean
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128541490X
Category: Computers
Page: 896
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The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives students the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares students for CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam with fundamentals in protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. After exploring TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security concepts, as well as an all-new chapter on virtual networks, students can increase their knowledge with the practical On-the Jobstories, Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects. NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition also includes reference appendices, a glossary, and full-color illustrations. The features of the text combined with its emphasis on real-world problem solving, provides students with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Supporting Windows 7


Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111317070
Category: Computers
Page: 144
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SUPPORTING WINDOWS 7 is written for those entering the field of PC repair or those who are currently practicing as support technicians. This Windows 7 supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 7TH EDITION or A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE, 5TH EDITION. This text covers the differences between Windows 7 and Vista and how to install and maintain Windows 7, including the improved Windows Back up utility, the Action Center, the system image, and tools for troubleshooting network connections. Coverage also includes Windows 7 security tools and techniques and how to troubleshoot Windows 7 start up errors and slowdowns. Each chapter ends with labs that focus on the support tools and techniques in Windows 7 that differ from Vista, and the Windows 7 content is mapped to CompTIA's 2009 A+ exam objectives. After completion of this text and the Windows content in either of the core books, the reader will be equipped to support all of the current Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Vista and XP. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

CompTIA Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification


Author: Jason W. Eckert
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480821
Category: Computers
Page: 752
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Equip today’s users with the most up-to-date information to pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam successfully and excel when using Linux in the business world with Eckert’s LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E. This complete guide provides a solid conceptual foundation and mastery of the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation system in today’s network administration environment. The author does an exceptional job of maintaining a focus on quality and providing classroom usability while highlighting valuable real-world experiences. This edition’s comprehensive coverage emphasizes updated information on the latest Linux distributions as well as storage technologies commonly used in server environments, such as LVM and ZFS. New, expanded material addresses key job-related networking services, including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Squid, Postfix, SSH, VNC, Postgresql, and iptables/firewalld. Readers study the latest information on current and emerging security practices and technologies. Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills using both FedoraTM 20 and Ubuntu Server 14.04 Linux, while review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts. Trust LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E for the mastery today’s users need for success on the certification exam and throughout their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair


Author: Cheryl Schmidt
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780132727594
Category: Computers
Page: 762
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Cheryl Schmidt's The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Fifth Edition Update presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+® 2011 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive book on computer repair introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technology. The A+ Certification Exam criteria are being updated, effective January 2011, to include Windows 7. The Fifth Edition Update now includes Windows 7 material.

CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs


Author: Mark Ciampa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133132170
Category: Computers
Page: 514
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CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares students for real-world wireless networking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A+ Guide to Software


Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305446445
Category: Computers
Page: 816
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This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to Software, Ninth Edition closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-902 certification exam. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Networking Essentials


Author: Greg Tomsho
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480848
Category: Computers
Page: 688
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GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS provides students with both the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. By focusing on troubleshooting and computer networking technologies, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to networking and to advances in software, wireless and network security. Challenge Labs and Hands-On Projects are directly integrated in each chapter to allow for a hands-on experience in the classroom. Updated content reflects the latest networking technologies and operating systems including new Ethernet standards, cloud computing, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and recent Linux distributions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC


Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133135080
Category: Computers
Page: 1344
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This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning—including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides—this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Raspberry Pi 2 Manual

A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer
Author: Gary Girling
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210730
Category: Science
Page: 184
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The Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the affordable small computer. This new edition covers the Rasberry Pi 2 (model B) and is printed in full colour throughout. It is aimed at those switching on their Pi for the first time, guiding them through the full process of setup and configuration. The manual then introduces various aspects of computing and programming - subjects that have been sadly absent from the school curriculum for many years - and provides a variety of recipes to demonstrate the acclaimed versatility of the Raspberry Pi's hardware and software. With authorship from an expert close to the project and the trademark Haynes 'how to' approach, this is the manual everyone needs to get started with their Raspberry Pi, whether at home or in the classroom.

A+ Guide to IT Technical Support (Hardware and Software)


Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305446429
Category: Computers
Page: 1119
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This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, 9th Edition closely integrates the CompTIA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes online labs and the optional MindTap that includes online labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician and administrator. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IT Essentials

PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide
Author: Cisco Networking Academy
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 0133256669
Category: Computers
Page: 816
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IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition, supports the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software version 5 course. The course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who want to pursue careers in IT and learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to safely and securely troubleshoot hardware and software issues. As CompTIA Approved Quality Content, the course also helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-801 and 220-802. CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems and configure common features, such as network connectivity and email for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems. Students must pass both exams to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. The features of the Companion Guide are designed to help you study and succeed in this course: -- Chapter objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. -- Key terms—Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced, and turn to the highlighted terms in context. -- Course section numbering—Follow along with the course heading numbers to easily jump online to complete labs, activities, and quizzes referred to within the text. -- Check Your Understanding Questions and Answer Key—Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes. -- Glossary in the back of the book to define Key Terms The lab icon in the Companion Guide indicates when there is a hands-on Lab or Worksheet to do. The Labs and Worksheets are compiled and published in the separate book, IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Lab Manual, Fifth Edition. With more than 1300 pages of activities, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP variations covered in the CompTIA A+ exam objectives, practicing and performing these tasks will reinforce the concepts and help you become a successful PC technician.

Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals


Author: Mark Ciampa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111640122
Category: Computers
Page: 608
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Reflecting the latest trends and developments from the information security field, best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition, provides a complete introduction to practical network and computer security and maps to the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam. The text covers the fundamentals of network security, including compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The updated edition includes new topics, such as psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. The new edition features activities that link to the Information Security Community Site, which offers video lectures, podcats, discussion boards, additional hands-on activities and more to provide a wealth of resources and up-to-the minute information. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review (Exam N10-005)


Author: Craig Zacker
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735669716
Category: Computers
Page: 300
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Assess your readiness for CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study—all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: Network Concepts Network Installation and Configuration Network Media and Topologies Network Management Network Security This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005.

Upgrading and Repairing PCs


Author: Scott Mueller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0132682184
Category: Computers
Page: 1200
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“…a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you’ll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference.” –Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, Tom’s Hardware For 20 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 20th Edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than 90 minutes of new DVD video. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, motherboards, buses, BIOSes, memory, storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair–plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques. Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos–nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need! NEW IN THIS EDITION The newest processors, including Intel’s 2nd generation Core i3, i5, i7 plus the Atom, and AMD’s new VISION series CPUs 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drive replacements New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections Updated PCI Express and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards Emerging interfaces such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch–from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting ON THE DVD Get more than 90 minutes of up-to-the minute, studio quality how-to videos–all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including hard disk drives, power supplies, motherboards, and more. You will see hard drives completely dissected–even see an open hard drive in operation–so you can observe exactly what happens under the covers. One of the most common causes of failure in modern motherboards, power supplies, and many other PC components are bad capacitors–otherwise known as the capacitor plague. Mueller will show several real-world examples of this “disease,” so you can easily identify and perhaps even repair the problem. Finally, because external hard drives are now commonly used for supplementary storage and backups, you’ll find a complete discussion of several alternatives on the market. This includes tips and tricks for building or assembling your own flexible, high performance and highly reliable external storage drives, with several examples shown. This DVD also contains the complete 19th edition of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!

CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam FC0-U51)


Author: Scott Jernigan,Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259837661
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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This effective study guide delivers 100% coverage of all topics on the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam Take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam with complete confidence using the detailed information contained in this comprehensive self-study resource. Written by two of the industry’s leading CompTIA A+ authorities, the book serves as both a powerful exam preparation tool and an ideal on-the-job reference. CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam FC0-U51) offers complete coverage of every exam objective and follows the proven methodology that has established Mike Meyers as the #1 name in CompTIA training and certification. Readers will learn how to identify computer components, set up software, establish network connectivity, and minimize security risks. Learning objectives, chapter summaries, practice exam questions, and exam tips highlight key points throughout. Complete coverage of the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam FC0-U51 Written with the "in the trenches" voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known for Electronic content includes customizable test engine with 130 practice questions, an introductory video from Mike Meyers, and a link to over an hour of free video training episodes from Mike Meyers' CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification Video Training series

Communicating Mindfully

Mindfulness-based Communication and Emotional Intelligence
Author: Dan Huston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781111740054
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 255
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