Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Third Edition is completely up to date with the latest CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Learn 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 communications 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 Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ All-in-One Exam Guide. 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.