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Computer Service and Repair, 4th Edition

By: Richard M. Roberts
ISBN: 978-1-61960-795-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2015
Subject: Information Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Description
Computer Service and Repair meets the requirements of the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) program for A+ certification exams. Students do not need prior PC technical experience to benefit from the text. Topics include building and upgrading PCs, peripherals, plus troubleshooting. A chapter is dedicated to employment, including an overview of additional CompTIA, Microsoft, and other certifications that can propel careers.
  • End-of-chapter questions mimic the style used on the CompTIA A+ certification exams to help prepare students for these career-supporting tests.
  • Skill-building, step-by-step lab activities provide students the hands-on experience needed to become proficient in PC repair.
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Products & Prices
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price School Price Order Quantity
Text 974 978-1-61960-795-8 $124.00 $93.00
Computer Service and Repair meets the requirements of the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) program for A+ certification exams. Students do not need prior PC technical experience to benefit from the text. Topics include building and upgrading PCs, peripherals, plus troubleshooting. A chapter is dedicated to employment, including an overview of additional CompTIA, Microsoft, and other certifications that can propel careers.
Bundle (Text + Study Guide + Lab Manual) 978-1-61960-802-3 $175.00 $131.25
Bundle includes copy of the Student Text, Study Guide, and Lab Manual.
Laboratory Manual 674 978-1-61960-801-6 $38.00 $28.50
This lab manual is designed to give you the basic skills necessary for success in PC repair, upgrade, and support. The order of the labs matches the chapter sequence of the textbook.
Study Guide 376 978-1-61960-800-9 $33.28 $24.96
The Computer Service and Repair Study Guide is designed to help review the terminology and concepts presented in Computer Service and Repair. It will also help prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Certification exams. The Study Guide is divided into two sections: Chapter Review and CompTIA A+ Reference. The first half of the Study Guide, Chapter Review, serves as a review of the key terminology and concepts presented in the textbook and those you will encounter on the CompTIA A+ Certification exams. The second half of the Study Guide, CompTIA A+ Reference, presents one topic related to a specific CompTIA A+ Certification exam objective. This Study Guide will help you successfully complete a course in PC repair and will increase your chances of passing the CompTIA A+ Certification exams.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-803-0 $260.00 $195.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of the teaching material. Files are in PDF format.
  • Chapter Resources. Material provided for each chapter of the text includes:
  • Answer Keys. Keys in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
  • Teaching Visuals. Visual masters in PDF format.


System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 750 test questions 978-1-61960-804-7 $248.00 $186.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 22 test banks with over 750 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP or later; Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system);
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system);
*Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1400 slides 978-1-61960-805-4 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 22 chapters, comprising over 1400 slides of instructional material. The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), Adobe® Reader® (free download). *Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Previous Edition
Computer Service and Repair, 3rd Edition
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to a Typical PC
2. Operating Systems
3. Motherboards
4. CPU
5. Power Supplies
6. Memory
7. Input Devices
8. Video Display and Audio Systems
9. Magnetic Storage Devices
10. CD Technology
11. Printers
12. Portable PCs
13. Modems and Transceivers
14. Viruses
15. PC Troubleshooting
16. Introduction to Networking
17. Network Administration
18. WAN
19. Small-Office/Home-Office (SOHO) Networking
20. Customer Support, Communication, and Professionalism
21. CompTIA A+ Certification Exams Preparation
22. Employment and Advanced Education
Look Inside
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
Correlations
CompTIA A+ Certification Correlations
PDF
CompTIA A+ 220-801 (PDF, 502 KB)
PDF
CompTIA A+ 220-802 (PDF, 470 KB)
About the Author(s)

Richard M. Roberts - For the past 35 years, Richard Roberts has been designing curriculum, teaching Electricity and Electronics as well as Computer Technology, and supervising technical teachers. Mr. Roberts is an accomplished programmer and computer technician. He has experience as the system administrator for Novell NetWare, Microsoft NT, and IBM Token Ring networking systems. He possesses a Bachelor's degree in Technical Education and a Master's degree in Administration/ Supervision. He also has CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+, and Security+ certifications and is a certified IT technician, remote desktop support technician, and depot technician.

His computer experiences started as early as 1974 when he began programming and teaching the Motorola 6800, which eventually evolved into the Motorola 68000, once the core processor of the Apple Macintosh computer system. Since then, Mr. Roberts has maintained his teaching status to both instructors and students as the technology has evolved, and he has remained at a state-of-the-art technical level through research, teaching, and applications. He is currently an adjunct instructor at South Florida Community College where he teaches PC repair, A+ Certification, Network Fundamentals, Network+ Certification, and many short workshops in various Microsoft business applications. He authored the textbooks Networking Fundamentals and Computer Service and Repair and coauthored the textbook Electricity and Electronics as well as designed and programmed the accompanying interactive CD-ROM.

In addition to his current position, Mr. Roberts has taught at Erwin Technical Center and Tampa Bay Technical High School, and he has taught adults in the military service. His time is now divided between computer consulting and applications, teaching students and instructors, and writing textbooks and other ancillary instructional materials. Occasionally, he goes fishing, but not too often.

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