Start-to-finish A+ preparation from the world’s #1 PC hardware expert, Scott Mueller!
Master every A+ topic!
Essential concepts and troubleshooting principles
BIOS and CMOS
Memory types and characteristics
I/O ports and multimedia devices
Video cards and displays
Motherboards, CPUs, and adapter cards
Windows Vista, XP, and 2000
Power supplies and system cooling
Safety and environmental concerns
Test your knowledge, build your confidence, and succeed!
Packed with visuals to help you learn fast
Dozens of troubleshooting scenarios
Real-world A+ prep advice from experts
Easy-to-use exam preparation task lists
Do I Know This Already? quizzes help you gauge your knowledge, focus your study, and review the material
DVD Features 2 Complete Sample Exams
Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
Multiple test modes
Random questions and order of answers
Sample videos from CompTIA A+ Cert Kit
If you only buy one book on the A+ this should be it
By Free Thinker "Amazon made me remove my blog s... - September 15, 2010
Let me start by saying that today I took the 220-701, the first of the required two tests. I passed with a score of 775, which as best I can figure correlates to between 85 and 90 on a 100 point scale. My study was entirely self-directed and consisted of using four different books, the A+ video series from K Alliance and exam prep software from [...].
I used a wide variety of resources purposely, to ensure that everything I might encounter on the test was covered. Looking back, I now realize that was unnecessary. I could have saved a great deal of both time and money simply by using this book exclusively. I probably would have gotten a higher score as well, though I'm not disappointed by any means!
I'm assuming that those who read this are interested in preparing for the test as well.. You'll get a lot of different opinions on how to go about it, but here's my two cents. First off, I URGE you to steer clear of all of the "condensed" books out there, ex... read more
If you only use one A+ study guide, make it this one!
By Optimus Rhyme - November 19, 2009
I highly recommend this book when studying for the 2009 version of the CompTIA A+ exams (220-701 and 220-702). Due to the huge amount of clear A+ content, I gave this book 5 stars.
Three extremely knowledgeable authors pool their experience to bring the reader what they need to know to pass the exams. The book is chock full of important information, photographs, illustrations, Q&A, and key elements that stimulate the reader, and increase their awareness of PC troubleshooting. The DVD has lots more including an electronic version of the book, A+ video training, practice exams, memory tables, and much more. To make it even better, it is offered by Amazon for less then comparable books from other publishers, and the book really focuses on the new 700 series CompTIA A+ objectives. The 600 series exams (220-601 through 220-604) are still available until February 28th, 2010, but I highly recommend certifying to the new objectives now, and get a headstart on the competition... read more
Awesome might I add!
By D. Bennett - April 8, 2010
I was looking for a book that would take me from a beginner to a somewhat knowledgeable computer tech. This book got me started on my way! Very detailed, points out what may be on exam, no matter what your learning style is this is a good book to have.
This comprehensive certification solution not only provides thorough preparation for CompTIA's A+ 2009 certification but also provides you with real-world instruction on everything you need to know ...