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Computer Service and Repair, 4th Edition

Computer Service and Repair, 4th Edition
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By: Richard M. Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-61960-795-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Information Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $124.00
School Price: $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.
  • 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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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

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   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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CompTIA A+ Certification Correlations
   PDF CompTIA A+ 220-801 (PDF, 502 KB)
   PDF CompTIA A+ 220-802 (PDF, 470 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About 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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School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 974 978-1-61960-795-8 $124.00$93.00
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription Purchase
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-61960-797-2 $62.00$46.50
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-61960-798-9 $124.00$93.00
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 978-1-61960-799-6 $156.00$117.00
Bundle (Text + Study Guide + Lab Manual) 978-1-61960-802-3 $175.00$131.25
Laboratory Manual 674 978-1-61960-801-6 $38.00$28.50
Study Guide 376 978-1-61960-800-9 $33.28$24.96
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-803-0 $260.00$195.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 750 test questions 978-1-61960-804-7 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1400 slides 978-1-61960-805-4 $240.00$180.00*
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