Titel: PC Technician Street Smarts
Autor/en: James Pyles
A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills. Updated for the 2009 Exam.
2. , Auflage.
Wiley & Sons
2009 - kartoniert - 480 Seiten
An inside look into the life of a PC technician-from everyday tasks to the challenging roadblocks
Gaining hands-on experience is considered the most difficult part of trying to break into the PC technician. Building on the standards set by CompTIA-and endorsed by the IT industry worldwide-this book takes you one step further than what you might simply learn in a classroom and shows you how to actually perform the various tasks you can expect to encounter on the job.
The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals 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. Broken down into the various aspects of a PC technician's job, this book provides you with step-by-step guidance for performing some of the most common and some of the most daunting tasks PC technicians face.
Includes detailed instructions for performing the everyday tasks and handling the difficult scenarios that a PC technician faces on a daily basis
Covers hardware and software installation and maintenance as well as installing and upgrading operating systems, networks, and security systems
Provides step-by-step guidance for installing or replacing a power supply or laptop hard drive, upgrading Windows XP to Vista, scanning and removing viruses, and installing printer drivers
Whether you're looking to break into the field of PC technicians, are pursuing your A+ certification, or are seeking some unique guidance to performing real-world tasks, this resource is essential. 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 SO-DIMM in a laptop
Upgrading from Windows(r) XP to Vista
Setting up a VPN and connecting to network printers
Scanning for and removing viruses and malware
Troubleshooting your network
The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals 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.
1 Phase 1: Installing Hardware and Software.
2 Phase 2: Maintaining and Documenting Computer Systems.
3 Phase 3: Networking Computer Systems.
4 Phase 4: Troubleshooting and Restoring Computer Systems.
James Pyles, A+, Network+, CCNA, is an experienced instructor and author. He is currently a developmental editor for Global Support Content Operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP). James has been involved in numerous Ethernet rollout projects, software and hardware installations and upgrades, and Windowsand UNIX operating system upgrades. He has written and edited numerous books, including Sybex's MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide and the first edition of PC Technician Street Smarts.