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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) [Hardcover]

by Michael Meyers
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January 21, 2010 0071701338 978-0071701334 7
Get complete coverage of the latest release of the CompTIA A+ exams inside this fully revised and updated resource. Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this expert guide covers CompTIA A+ exams 220-701 and 220-702. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, in-depth explanations, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference.

Covers all exam objectives, including how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components
  • Install, partition, and format hard drives
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot WIndows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista
  • Troubleshoot PCs and implement security measures
  • Install video and multimedia cards
  • Work with portable PCs, PDAs, smartphones, and wireless technologies
  • Manage printers and connect to networks and the Internet
  • Understand safety and environmental issues
  • Establish good communication skills and adhere to privacy policies

The CD-ROM features:

  • Practice exams for 701 & 702
  • 600+ chapter review questions
  • New video introduction to CompTIA A+
  • One-hour video training segment
  • Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities
  • Searchable e-book

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About the Author

Mike Meyers CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.


Product Details

  • Series: All-in-One
  • Hardcover: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 7 edition (January 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071701338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071701334
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.6 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the bunch February 15, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had received the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide for xmas because the All-in-One Exam Guide wasn't available yet. Well, I gave up on the Complete Study Guide after I was 1/3 the way through and ordered Meyer's version as I saw that it had become available on Amazon. What can I say? The guy is such a great teacher and the book is very well laid out and easy to understand, relying on plenty of analogies and diagrams. You get the feeling that you are in a classroom listening to your favorite teacher; Mikes methods of teaching are pleasantly informal, and he seems to have the formula for mixing professionalism and humor down to a tee.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up. Passed both tests this morning. April 17, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Definitely going to give this book two thumbs up. I've been doing the things in this book for about three years, but I do my best to play around at home and do stuff like this anyway. I simply read through the book and took the tests on the CD. Saw that there were a couple of areas on the tests that I needed to review. Reread 3 chapters and took the tests this morning. I made an 845 on the 701 test and an 870 on the 702 test (both out of 900). Overall, it took me about a month to study and finally take the test. Not too bad for a book that's 1300+ pages. It was easy to read and easy to understand. The light jokes were nicely thrown in as well. Can't say enough good about this book. I hope the Network+ and Security+ are the same way... because I just bought them. ;)
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and easy to understand March 15, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I found Mike Meyer's CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide to be of great help in passing the A+ certification. His seventh edition is written in a clear and concise manner that's easy to understand and also makes a great reference book.

However in some areas, for example, the CPU section, I think that Mike goes into too much detail for the A+ certification and I found there is not enough background or troubleshooting information on VOIP technologies. Even with these shortcomings, I would still highly recommend this book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book but terrible marketing November 16, 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very very good book. It covers every detail of everything a technician should know and is very easy to read, If you really study it I think you could easily pass the exam. And I will recommend anyone who want to pass the exam.

However, if you are going to buy this book, DON'T buy the kindle edition. Because I bought it and have to ask them for a refund. The kindle edition miss almost everything of this book's actual value. and yes I meant everything.

Let's see what came with the kindle edition: an e-book you could read with your kindle, or kindle reader on your computer and iPad.
and here's what came with the paper edition: an actual book; a CD-ROM with video sessions; and PDF ebook you could basically read on any support reader; and most importantly, the practice exam and review questions that you can use to further prepare yourself for the real exam.

So, for 2 bucks-something difference, you don't get non of the goodies that came with paper edition. With paper edition, if you want to read the book on any portable device, get the pdfs off the CD and read on!

In my opinion kindle edition worth nothing compared to the actual paper edition.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Will Help You Pass! August 3, 2010
Format:Hardcover
Having been in the I.T. field for 6 years (although not certified) and after TONS of experience of fixing people's computers, upgrading them, and troubleshooting them, I decided that it was time for me to go for my A+ certification. Right now I am going to take the test in the next two weeks, and I feel VERY prepared.

Even if you have NO EXPERIENCE fixing PC's, you will by the time that you are done with this book. It gives you helpful hints on what to see on the exam, and what you will see in the I.T. field. After studying and doing the practice tests in the back of the book on the CD which I HIGHLY recommend that you do once you are done with this book because if you want to pass the A+ exam, you want to see as many questions and answers because most, if not all, are going to be on the exam but written differently.

The book also shows you how to stuff too; like installing a NIC, CPU, RAM, motherboard's, and a list of other things too. Also on the CD, there are video tutorials on how to do specific things also in case you want to see how things are properly installed without wrecking the hardware.

I LOVE this book and I cannot recommend it enough to people who want to get into the I.T. field. This is definitely a GREAT foundation to other higher certifications (after this, I'm going for my CCNA).

Before I end this review, I want to give out a couple of pieces of advice that Mike left out.

1. Take your time, I know that there is a time limit, but READ EVERY SINGLE QUESTION AND POSSIBLE ANSWER VERY THROUGHLY. Trust me, CompTIA likes to throw some hard-ball questions and think that they have the right answer when in reality it is the wrong answer. If you know that it is the right answer, go for it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to pass the A+ Exam? - Get this book!! October 23, 2010
Format:Hardcover
This is real simple formula:
1) Decide you want to become A+ Certified
2) Have the desire and dedication to study
3) Buy Mike Meyers book
4) Read it- study it- use the included CD
5) Schedule your exam
6) Take the exam and pass
7) Get a better career or a raise at present job
8) Done!

Mike Meyers has been doing training longer than many of the younger techs have been alive. He has the experience and the gift of teaching that makes his books the best of the best of the best, sir(MIB).

Thanks to this book, I took both 220-701 and 220-702 back-to-back yesterday and passed both! I'm in my fifties, never had the chance to go to college and haven't taken a test in 40 years. With Mr. Meyers book, if I can do it, anyone can.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great info, but almost too much
There is A LOT of information in this book, very well presented and easy to understand. The first say.... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shay+Kiki
5.0 out of 5 stars school book
this is what the class is requireing. I hope to start the class in the next 6 months and I want to be prepared
Published 2 months ago by mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Price
This book helped me to get my A+ Certification. The awesome thing was that I got it for a great price!
Published 3 months ago by jkap
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivered faster than anticipated and in perfect condition.
Everything was there (the CDs included, unopened) and arrived earlier than expected. I wish all vendors would do that, but that's just crazy so I appreciate it even more when it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Elias
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ makes the grade...
This is a great book and the price was unbeatable at the time. I still have it and I refer to it every now and then.
Published 4 months ago by Robert Gard
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't want to have to review this because it was something my wife...
I don't want to have to review this because it was something my wife purchased for someone else and I've never seen it...but Amazon is making me do it.
Published 4 months ago by Jayhawkz71
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you.
Mike Myers writes with both eloquence and patience. This is an excellent version of the book to get and honestly, you won't miss out on too too much by not getting the new... Read more
Published 4 months ago by JesseC
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up
This book in in very good shape, I feel blessed to have found it in such good condition, I couldn't be more happy.
Published 5 months ago by Lea
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Very comprehensive. Too bad I bought months away from the major test module update. Good book though. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dave From Poway
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent prep guide.
This book is a very comprehensive guide. It reads like a textbook, but if you have the patience, it will cover everything you need to know (with a little common sense). Read more
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Should I wait for the seventh edition, CompTIA A+ Certification Guide?
There are 2 versions of the A+ tests available now the 220-6xx series and the 220-7xx series.

In the US, the 220-6xx series will no longer be available after February 28,2010. To become A+ certified you must pass 2 tests in one series and are not allowed to mix and match tests between the... Read more
Feb 15, 2010 by Christopher Stafford |  See all 3 posts
Security Plus, Network Plus, and A+
errr... wouldn't try that. you need to a human sponge to do that.
Nov 30, 2010 by Anna E. Garrett |  See all 5 posts
would the 7th edition be okay for the new test?
I don't even know if the new test are implemented yet. Regardless, if you go to the Comp TIA website they will tell you what topics are covered. You will have to compare the two version to see what is changed.
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