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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA 220-901 and...
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Laura Schuster Dave Holzinger
31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 Certification exams by Laura Schuster at Abbey's Bookshop,

31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 Certification exams

Laura Schuster Dave Holzinger


9780789758163

Pearson IT Certification


Computer certification: CompTia


Paperback

368 pages

$43.95
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31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam offers a friendly, practical way to understand the A+ certification process, commit to taking the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams, and finish preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

The 900 series A+ exams test knowledge and skills needed to manage and troubleshoot desktop, laptop, and mobile hardware and networking technologies; install, use, and troubleshoot Windows, Linux, and OS X; utilise virtualisation, strengthen security, and work effectively as an IT technician.

By:   Laura Schuster, Dave Holzinger
Imprint:   Pearson IT Certification
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   518g
ISBN:   9780789758163
ISBN 10:   0789758164
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   October 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction xviii Day 31: BIOS/UEFI Settings 1 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 1 Key Topics 1 Purpose of the BIOS 1 Booting with BIOS 3 Accessing the Physical BIOS 3 The POST 4 Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor 4 UEFI 5 Booting with UEFI 6 Firmware Upgrades 7 Boot Security Measures 7 Study Resources 8 Day 30: Motherboard Components 9 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 9 Key Topics 9 Motherboards 9 CPU Sockets 11 Chipsets 12 Clock Rates 13 RAM Slots 14 Expansion Slots 16 Power Connectors 17 Study Resources 18 Day 29: PC Component Installation, Part 1 19 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 19 Key Topics 19 Motherboard Preparation and Installation 19 Install Expansion Cards 24 Install Storage Devices 25 Study Resources 28 Day 28: PC Component Installation, Part 2 29 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 29 Key Topics 29 PC Connection Interfaces 29 Install Power Supply 35 Custom PC Configurations 37 Study Resources 39 Day 27: Peripheral Devices and Connectors 41 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 41 Key Topics 41 Types of Display Devices 41 Video Settings 43 Analog Versus Digital Displays 45 Privacy/Antiglare Filters 46 Using Multiple Displays 46 Display Connector Types 47 Device Cables and Connectors 50 Installing and Configuring Common Peripheral Devices 52 Study Resources 54 Day 26: Printer Installation 55 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 55 Key Topics 55 Selecting a Printer 55 Installing Printers 55 Installing Multifunction Printers for SOHO 56 Printer Drivers 57 Configuring the Printer 57 Local Connections 58 Network Printer Installation 59 Wireless Printing 62 Cloud Printing/Remote Printing 62 Apple Printing 62 Secure Printing 62 Study Resources 63 Day 25: Printer Technologies and Maintenance 65 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 65 Key Topics 65 Printer Types and Features 65 Printer Connections 73 Printer Maintenance and Optimization 74 Study Resources 76 Day 24: Network Cabling 77 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 77 Key Topics 77 Fiber 77 Twisted Pair 78 Coaxial 81 Study Resources 82 Day 23: IP Addressing 83 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 83 Key Topics 83 IP Version 4 83 Client-side DHCP 88 Client-side DNS 88 Classless Inter-domain Routing 88 IP Version 6 89 Study Resources 91 Day 22: Ports and Protocols 93 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 93 Key Topics 93 Common Ports 93 Common Protocols 96 Study Resources 100 Day 21: SOHO Router Installation 101 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 101 Key Topics 101 Wireless Standards 101 SOHO Router Configuration 101 Study Resources 105 Day 20: Network Devices and Internet Connections 107 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 107 Key Topics 107 Connecting to an ISP 107 Wireless Connections 111 Network Types 113 Networking Devices 115 Study Resources 119 Day 19: Laptop Components and Features 121 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 121 Key Topics 121 Laptop Expansion Options 121 Laptop Hardware Replacement 122 Laptop Displays 125 Laptop Features 126 Laptop Accessories 126 Study Resources 127 Day 18: Mobile Device Components and Features 129 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 129 Key Topics 129 Tablets and Smartphones 129 Specialty Mobile Devices 130 Wearable Devices 130 Mobile Device Connection Types 131 Mobile Device Accessories 133 Study Resources 134 Day 17: Hardware Troubleshooting, Part 1 135 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 135 Key Topics 135 Troubleshooting Motherboards 135 Troubleshooting RAM 136 Troubleshooting CPUs 137 Troubleshooting Power 138 Troubleshooting Hard Drives 139 Troubleshooting RAID Arrays 139 Troubleshooting Video, Projector, and Display Issues 140 Study Resources 141 Day 16: Network Troubleshooting and Tools 143 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 143 Key Topics 143 Common Network Symptoms 143 Cabling Tools 144 Command-line Tools 146 Study Resources 154 Day 15: Hardware Troubleshooting, Part 2 155 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 155 Key Topics 155 Troubleshooting Mobile Devices and Laptops 155 Troubleshooting Printers 163 Troubleshooting Printer Installation 166 Maintaining Printers 166 Optimizing Printers 168 Study Resources 169 Day 14: Windows Installation 171 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 171 Key Topics 171 Windows Features 171 Installing Windows 175 Study Resources 187 Day 13: Windows Tools 189 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 189 Key Topics 189 Microsoft Command-line Tools 189 Administrative Tools 191 System Utilities 199 Windows Control Panel Utilities 200 Study Resources 207 Day 12: Windows Networking and Maintenance 209 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 209 Key Topics 209 Domains Versus Homegroups Versus Workgroups 209 Establishing Network Connections 216 Preventive Maintenance Procedures 220 Study Resources 225 Day 11: Mac and Linux Operating Systems 227 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 227 Key Topics 227 Features of Mac and Linux 227 Mac and Linux Tools 229 The Terminal 230 Mac and Linux Best Practices 232 Study Resources 233 Day 10: Client-side Virtualization and Cloud Concepts 235 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 235 Key Topics 235 Virtual Machines and Their Requirements 235 Cloud Concepts and Services 237 Study Resources 239 Day 9: Network Services 241 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 241 Key Topics 241 Server Roles 241 Internet Appliances 242 Study Resources 243 Day 8: Mobile Operating Systems Management 245 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 245 Key Topics 245 Mobile Operating Systems Features 245 Mobile Device Connectivity and Email 249 Firmware, Updates, and Identification 252 Mobile Device Data Synchronization 252 Study Resources 253 Day 7: Security Threat Prevention 255 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 255 Key Topics 255 Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities 255 Common Prevention Methods 257 Study Resources 261 Day 6: User Access, Device Security, and Data Disposal 263 CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam Topics 263 Key Topics 263 Windows OS Security Settings 263 Security Best Practices to Secure a Workstation 266 Securing Mobile Devices 267 Data Destruction and Disposal Methods 268 Study Resources 270 Day 5: SOHO Security Implementation 271 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 271 Key Topics 271 Wireless Security 271 Study Resources 276 Day 4: PC Operating System and Security Troubleshooting 277 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 277 Key Topics 277 Troubleshooting Operating Systems 277 Common PC Security Issues 287 Study Resources 290 Day 3: Mobile OS and Security Troubleshooting 291 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 291 Key Topics 291 Troubleshooting Mobile OS and Application Issues 291 OS and Application Tools 293 Troubleshooting Mobile OS and Application Security Issues 294 Mobile OS and Application Security Tools 296 Study Resources 297 Day 2: Safety and Environmental Procedures 299 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 299 Key Topics 299 Safety Procedures 299 Proper Component Handling and Storage 303 Incident Response and Licensing 304 Study Resources 305 Day 1: Professionalism and Troubleshooting Methodology 307 CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam Topics 307 Key Topics 307 Proper Communication Techniques 307 Applying the Troubleshooting Theory 309 Study Resources 311 Exam Day 313 What You Need for the Exam 313 What You Should Receive After Completion 313 Summary 314 Post-Exam Information 315 Receiving Your Certificate 315 Examining Certification Options 315 If You Failed the Exam 316 Summary 317 9780789758163 TOC 9/30/2016

Laura Schuster has been working in the information systems field since 1979. She has held numerous IT positions, including systems analyst, network administrator, consultant, project manager, and technical support manager. She currently works as a full-time professor at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. She teaches A+, Network+, and other information systems courses. Laura has an MOD in organizational development, is an MCNE, and holds CompTIA A+, Network+, and Oracle certifications. Dave Holzinger has been a curriculum developer, project manager, author, and technical editor for the Cisco Networking Academy program in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2001. Dave has helped develop many online courses, including IT Essentials, CCNA, and CCNP. He has been working with computer hardware and software since 1981. Dave has certifications from Cisco, BICSI, and CompTIA, including the A+.

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