Free Downloads
CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide, Eighth Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) (Certification Press)

The best fully integrated study system available for CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 & 220-802 With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide, Eighth Edition covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for these challenging exams. McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for the exams Exam Readiness Checklist—you’re ready for the exams when all objectives on the list are checked off Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exams Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the multiple-choice exam questions Covers all the exam topics, including:Operational Procedures • Operating System Fundamentals • Motherboards and Processors • Storage, Memory, and Adapters • Power Supplies, Display Devices, and Peripherals • Installing and Upgrading PC Components • Installing and Configuring Laptops • Client-Side Virtualization • Upgrading, Installing, and Configuring Windows • Disk and File Management • Troubleshooting, Repair, and Maintenance of PCs • Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance for Laptops • Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance for Windows • Network Basics • Installing a Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Network • Troubleshooting Networks • Computer Security Fundamentals • Implementing Digital Security • Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Clients • Supporting Mobile Devices • Using and Supporting Printers Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: Two practice exams; Detailed answers with explanations; Score Report performance assessment tool CertCam video clips from the authors Glossary with key terms MasterSim interactive labs One segment of LearnKey video training With free online registration: Bonus—two downloadable MasterExam practice tests

File Size: 14480 KB

Print Length: 1225 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (November 23, 2012)

Publication Date: November 23, 2012

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #858,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #134 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Computers & Technology > Hardware > Peripherals #268 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Peripherals #356 in Books > Computers & Technology > Certification > CompTIA

As an A+/computer class instructor I can tell you this book is very well written, up to date and useful for "hands-on". It is an excellent resource for learning, teaching and as a Techs bench reference tool. It covers both hardware and operating systems better than any other book I have seen. Windows 8 is even covered in some detail where appropriate-which makes the book very useful for those who have newer systems. It is obviously written from an actual hands-on approach and the A+ supporting questions and Objectives references are relative and spot on. I highly recommend this book for both students and teachers.

The book is full of good information. The CD is terrible. lol. I suggest you do hands on configuring wireless access points, stmp, and imap. I also suggest you know many cable types by their number representation. (ex: Rxx, IEEE xxxx, etc). Know the form factors for different types of computers and know what hardware they need. (ex: Home Theater, Audio/Video editor PC, etc).

The book by Jane Holcombe has lots of info, recaps info, and has practice quizes. My biggest gripe/complaint is with the included disk. For a book on computers the disk is sure outdated with laughable and disappointing content and exercises. For example i was excited to do one of the exercises when under certain categories there's nothing. Why even have the category if there's no content under it? Feels really outdated and hardly interactive. the cd is secondary to the book you might say but in this digital age it carries just as much potential weight as a book and learning tool. More research should have been done on my part. to close the cd has a PDF of the book but beyond that is a major letdown makes me wonder how the disk is with other training guides like this one:

I can honestly say that this book is brilliant. Chapter by chapter this book gives you everything you need to take your A+ exam. I went through this book in about a month before taking my exam and without this book I know I would not have done as well as I did. Everything was presented clearly and laid out in an easy to understand manner. I have not learned this much since I was in college. I recommend this book to anyone looking to get certified.

I took a course for A+ certification (not really knowing what I had gotten into). The book that I was studying from was hard to understand. I found the book by Holcombe easy to read and up to date including new technology. It had great study questions and a DVD for extra study. I have recommended to my classmates and will purchase the networking book as well. The delivery was quick and much earlier than expected.

This book is very extensive, and I agree with other reviewers that say, that if you can get everything in this book, the A+ test is a shoe-in. However, I want to warn you of something. The disk in the book, ONLY covers training for 220-801. [Which is REALLY good.] But, since Learn, ended their agreement with Osborne last year; you have to pay $600.00 to get the training for 220-802, from them. SO, don't be deceived that the entire test training is on the CD. The book it's self, if VERY complete, will also make a good reference Good luck on your test!!!!!!!!!! It looks like if you want the computer training for A+, you have to pay a pretty penny for it, unless you know a different way. Also the A+ exam is going to be update sometime in 2015

This is one of the Best study aids for CompTIA A+ which not an easy test. This book not only take out a lot of fluff in most textbooks it's in layman's term and gives explanation along with the answers. I would highly recommend it.

I use these books with a certification service and order them frequently. Lately, we are receiving books with striping down the cover, some with glue residues, and I've received two complaints that the enclosed DVDs were blank. I may have to find another location to purchase these if the quality doesn't significantly improve. This book retails for $50 and we should not be getting harms or drops for the price being paid here.

CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide, Eighth Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) (Certification Press) Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Certification Passport, 5th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) (Mike Meyers' Certficiation Passport) Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fourth Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Exam Cram (6th Edition) Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to 801 Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition (Exam 220-801) (Mike Meyers' Guides) Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to 801 Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fourth Edition (Exam 220-801) CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-701 (Essentials) and 220-702 (Practical Application) Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fifth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902) Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks: A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications (2nd Edition) (Networking Technology) CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902 Combo-Cram CompTIA A+: 220-901 & 220-902 Study Guides CompTIA A+ For Beginners: The Ultimate Study Guide To Pass Your CompTIA Exam And Get Your Certification (Computer Repair, Computer Hardware, A+ Exam, PC Technician) CompTIA CTP+ Convergence Technologies Professional Certification Study Guide (Exam CN0-201) (Certification Press) Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport, 4th Edition (Exam N10-005) (CompTIA Authorized) CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400) LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) (Certification Press) Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport, Fifth Edition (Exam N10-006) (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport) Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond [With CDROM] (Official Comptia Guide)