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A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting [Hardcover]

Jean Andrews

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Dec 23 2009 1435487370 978-1435487376 5
Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the fifth edition of A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the software portions of the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for PC repair.

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"This book is comprehensive, students like to read it, color enhancements are great. This is a textbook first and then can be used as a reference later."

"It's well-written, has good review questions, and good instructor resources. Also, the CertBlaster test prep exams from Student Downloads are an excellent resource."

"I like the step by step approach with complete images. This means that in lecture I can easily brush past these section and give shorter demonstrations because the text covers the material so well. I like the detail on other OSes in the appendix. The hands-on exercises provide the starting point for great labs without having to purchase an additional book."

"I love the fact that the software and hardware texts are complementary. When students take the sequence with me it feels almost like a year long course rather than two disconnected courses. There is enough in common between software and hardware texts that students feel totally comfortable with the 2nd text at the start but there really isn't much useless overlap between the two that it feels like a "rerun". The texts are written such that a complete beginner to the subject can understand yet the more experienced students learn as well. Great balance!"

About the Author

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Outdated July 10 2012
By zdeuyo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does offer the fundamentals of computers, but for the price of this book you could get a book from your local library and not even spend a dime and still have an updated book. If you have to buy this book then I recommend buying it used, because the book is based on Windows Vista. It mentioned Windows 7 as the future operating system. I am sure you can learn a thing or two about commands in command prompt and such. All in all this can help you with the certification exam, but I can't stress enough to practice, practice and practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ouvrage remarquable May 17 2010
By Georges Pechoux - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent work.
The text is clear, technical, correctly illustrated and nevertheless easily accessible.
The equipments and referenced softwares are very recent.
To summarize: an indispensable book for every apprentice IT.
I recommend the book of the same author dedicated to the material.
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative Dec 26 2013
By khbutler2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, I used it for class. Very easy to comprehend.... no marks in the book what-so-ever... would purchase another from this buyer.
3.0 out of 5 stars school Oct. 22 2013
By jessicaCrain - Published on Amazon.com
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my husband need these books for school, he really doesn't use them much after it much, but ok its for school so i will deal with it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great info, but a little too old. Sept. 20 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is very good, and sadly, my class is using this to learn when Windows XP and Vista are so out-dated. But, still a great reference book for techs.

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