PC Technician Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills
Develop the skills you need in the real world
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this
practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside
look at the common responsibilities of PC Technicians, with key information
organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll
face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on,
step-by-step exercises covering all phases of a PC Technician's job, including:
• Installing hardware and software
• Maintaining hardware and software
• Installing and upgrading operating systems and networks
• Installing and upgrading security systems
An invaluable study tool
This no-nonsense book also covers the common tasks that CompTIA expects
all of its A+ certification candidates to know how to perform. So whether
you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into
the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including:
• Installing or replacing a power supply
• Installing or replacing a laptop hard drive
• Upgrading Windows(r) 2000 to Windows(r) XP
• Scanning for and removing viruses
• Installing printer drivers
• Troubleshooting your network
The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT
rofessionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real
world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers
step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks.
And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology
certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.
Reader Michael D. Aldridge of Spring Hill, TN, says,"If you need some
hands-on practice for the A+ exams, you really ought to invest a little
in your career and buy this book. After all, most of us learn by doing...
and in my opinion, there are no better hands-on practice scenarios than
the labs included in this book. The step-by-step directions for each lab
are clear, and Pyles' writing style is interesting and easy to understand.
The book is also filled with helpful notes, tips, and warnings, many of
which are critical for you to know for the A+ exams.
In short, I highly recommend this book to anyone studying for the A+
certification. Not only will it help you pass the exams, but more importantly,
it will also make you a much better tech."