Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ guide : essentials (exam 220-601) by Michael Meyers

By Michael Meyers

Essential talents for a winning IT Career

Mike Meyers, the best authority on CompTIA A+ education and certification, has helped millions of individuals grasp the talents lined at the CompTIA A+ necessities exam--and now he might help, too. thoroughly up-to-date for the recent CompTIA A+ criteria, Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+® consultant: Essentials may also help you move CompTIA A+ examination 220-601 and turn into a professional technician. within, you will find necessary on-the-job suggestions, end-of-chapter perform questions, and 1000s of pictures and illustrations.

Covers all CompTIA A+ necessities examination issues, Including:

  • CPUs and RAM
  • CMOS and BIOS settings
  • Expansion bus
  • Motherboards
  • Power supplies
  • Hard drives
  • Removable media
  • Windows 2000 expert and home windows XP
  • Input/output ports
  • Video cards
  • Portable computers, PDAs, and instant applied sciences
  • Printers
  • Networks
  • Security

The CD-ROM Features:

  • Two complete perform tests overlaying the CompTIA A+ necessities exam
  • One hour of LearnKey video education that includes Mike Meyers instructing key CompTIA A+ themes
  • Electronic replica of the book
  • Complete examination goal map
  • List of professional CompTIA A+ acronyms
  • Useful instruments and utilities for laptop technicians

Each bankruptcy Includes:

  • Learning ambitions
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and go fee routines
  • Tech assistance, notes, and warnings
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab tasks

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25. HDMI is still very new to the video scene, but brings a number of enhancements, such as the ability to carry both video and sound on the same cable. Primarily designed for home theater, you’ll see video cards with HDMI connectors growing more common over the next few years. 26 32 The sound device on your card performs two functions. First, it takes digital information and turns it into sound, outputting the sound through speakers. Second, it takes sound that is input through a microphone and turns it into digital data.

Work through the problems. Work with computers. Take the practice exams. You should obligate yourself by scheduling your exams. This keeps you focused on study. ■ Key Terms certification (1) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (4) CompTIA A+ 220-602 (IT Technician) (5) CompTIA A+ 220-603 (Help Desk Technician) (5) CompTIA A+ 220-604 (Depot Technician) (5) CompTIA A+ certification (2) CompTIA A+ Certified Service Technician (5) CompTIA A+ Essentials (5) CompTIA Network+ certification (4) Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) (2) information technology (IT) (1) Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (4) network (1) PC tech (1) Pearson/VUE (8) Prometric (8) Total Seminars (8) vouchers (8) ■ Key Term Quiz Use the Key Terms list to complete the sentences that follow.

It places information in various appropriate “boxes” in TurboTax, and then it does the math for you. Processing takes place inside the system unit—the box under your desk—and happens almost completely at a hardware level, although that hardware functions according to rules laid out in the OS. Again you have a complex interaction between hardware and software. The processing portion is the magical part—you can’t see it happen. The first half of this book demystifies this stage because good techs understand all the pieces of the process.

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