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A+ complete lab manual
Evans, Donald R.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : SYBEX, [2003]

Physical Description:
xix, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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This is an updated edition of Sybex's lab manual for the A+ certification sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). A+ certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. Revised exams are due out Q4 of this year. A+ candidates must pass two exams-Core Hardware and Operating System Technologies. The new hardware exam will cover latest memory, bus, peripheral & wireless technology and the new O/S exam will include added coverage of Windows Me & XP.

Author Notes

Donald R. Evans is the senior Electronics/Computer Servicing instructor at Solano Community College in Suisun, California. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, he began teaching in 1966, established his first computer lab in 1983, and is now responsible for all of the computer hardware classes taught at SCC.

Scott Johnson , A+, i-Net+, MCSE, and MCT, is the Education Program Director for PC Training West, a company that specializes in providing education and training for computer certifications. He brings over two decades of experience with computer systems and networks to the A+ Complete Lab Manual.

Table of Contents

Quick Referencep. vi
How to Use This Bookp. x
Lab 1 Start Up, Navigate, and Shut Down a Windows Systemp. 1
Lab 2 CMOS Setupp. 9
Lab 3 Safely Open the Case to Identify Componentsp. 15
Lab 4 Optimize DOS Memoryp. 23
Lab 5 Collect Resource Information--DOSp. 33
Lab 6 Collect Resource Information--Windows 95p. 37
Lab 7 Collect Resource Information--Windows 98p. 41
Lab 8 Collect Resource Information--NT 4.0p. 45
Lab 9 Collect Resource Information--Windows 2000p. 49
Lab 10 Replace a Floppy Drivep. 53
Lab 11 Replace the Hard Drivep. 59
Lab 12 Add a Slave Drivep. 65
Lab 13 Install a DOS Mousep. 69
Lab 14 Install a Windows Mousep. 73
Lab 15 Partition a Hard Drive--One DOS Partitionp. 77
Lab 16 Partition a Hard Drive--Two Partitionsp. 83
Lab 17 Replace a Power Supplyp. 89
Lab 18 Remove and Insert Memoryp. 95
Lab 19 Remove and Replace a Motherboardp. 99
Lab 20 Resolve an IRQ Conflict--DOSp. 107
Lab 21 Resolve an IRQ Conflict--Windows 95/98p. 111
Lab 22 Resolve an IRQ Conflict--Windows NT 4.0p. 119
Lab 23 Resolve an IRQ Conflict--Windows 2000p. 125
Lab 24 Troubleshoot Hardware Problemsp. 131
Lab 25 Install an Operating System--DOSp. 135
Lab 26 Install an Operating System--Windows NT 4.0p. 139
Lab 27 Customize the Windows Desktopp. 143
Lab 28 Use Files and Foldersp. 149
Lab 29 Image and Replace a Windows 95/98 Hard Drivep. 155
Lab 30 Install an Operating System--Windows 95p. 161
Lab 31 Install an Operating System--Windows 98p. 167
Lab 32 Install an Operating System--Windows 2000p. 173
Lab 33 Install and Launch Windows Applicationsp. 179
Lab 34 Install a CD-ROM Drive--DOSp. 185
Lab 35 Install a CD-ROM Drive--Windowsp. 191
Lab 36 Install a Sound Card--DOSp. 195
Lab 37 Install a Sound Card--Windowsp. 199
Lab 38 Install a Printer--DOSp. 205
Lab 39 Install a Printer--Windowsp. 209
Lab 40 Use ScanDisk and Defrag--DOSp. 213
Lab 41 Use ScanDisk and Defrag--Windowsp. 217
Lab 42 Create an ERD--DOSp. 221
Lab 43 Create an ERD and Startup Disk--Windows 95/98p. 225
Lab 44 Create an ERD and Startup Disk--Windows NT 4.0p. 231
Lab 45 Create an ERD and Setup Disks--Windows 2000p. 235
Lab 46 Configure and Connect Dial-Up Networkingp. 239
Lab 47 Configure a Peer-to-Peer Networkp. 245
Lab 48 Troubleshoot Softwarep. 251
Appendix A Windows 95 Startup Disk Commandsp. 255
Appendix B Dos 6.x Commandsp. 260
Appendix C Selected Commands Describedp. 264