This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning--including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides--this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician.
By Brandon on Oct 21, 2013
Great buy, saved me over $100 instead of buying on campus! I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for this book.
By D. Hampson on Jun 23, 2013
I've read several of Jean Andrew's books over the years and highly recommend them for someone looking to acquire a greater understanding of how PCs work. For me, the depth of the content is just the right amount of information. It's a pleasure to read this book especially with the abundant color photos.
Graphics are horrible
By Brent on Feb 12, 2013
I am pretty disappointed. This book uses the pictures within each topic to give the reader a visual conception of the steps involved to either set up hardware, explore the desktop of the operating system, or troubleshoot something in general; therefore, there's no excuse why these pictures should be rendered in such poor resolution. For the pictures showing the windows 7 Aero interface, the icons and fonts being showed within those pictures are not even legible the resolution is so bad. Perhaps Amazon put this in poor resolution and it is not the fault of Cenage, after all, it is in the kindle format. I do NOT recommend buying this as an ebook, Amazon should not even sell this.
A+ Great Source to Review
By Charlemagne on Sep 10, 2013
Even though I'm familiar with computer hardware and software I found the A+ very helpful. It is written clearly and organized in a very good manner. The chapters cover each subject concisely and fully. One small complaint is that the minute you publish the book the book is behind the technology available. I don't think any publisher could keep up unless the book was on-line and there you could make changes faster. Use the book to review for your A+ tests or if you are just beginning work through the whole thing to understand PC maintenance. I think if you are going to buy yourself one book to help you make sense of present day computer systems this is the book to have.
Pictures fuzzy and unreadable
By Ben on Mar 12, 2013
I have the kindle version of this book. All of the pictures and screen shots in the book that are meant to show very specific things are so fuzzy that they cannot be read. One of the review questions that I have to answer for class asks me to label a diagram of a motherboard, and it says you can go to their website to get a downloadable version of the diagram. I went to the website, found the correct file (labeled exactly as it is in the book) and downloaded it, after opening the file I found that it was a completely different diagram.
A Good Text....Well packed with information and know-how !
By Cheryl Johnson on Nov 17, 2013
I like how this book is laid out. So much is in it in it to enable a person to pass both their Comptia A+ Certs. The printed access card mentioned above is to access the "Cert- Blaster" study aids online. As I recall this used to cost extra. In the 6th edition there was a CD-ROM that was full of study aids. Looks like nowadays you go online for this.