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Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software Lab Manual: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Lab Manual, 8th Edition

Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software Lab Manual: A CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Lab Manual, 8th Edition

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Pages: 336
  • Edition: 8th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-538047-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-538047-5

Cheryl Schmidt's Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software Lab Manual brings together 150 hands-on labs that offer comprehensive practice for your CompTIA A+ exam. You’ll practice managing and troubleshooting multiple devices in authentic IT scenarios, gaining crucial knowledge about installation, configuration, maintenance, networking, security and more. Cheryl Schmidt addresses all CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exam objectives, including the exam’s coverage of Linux, Mac, mobile, and cloud services, as well as its expanded focus on troubleshooting and security. Reflecting her extensive experience teaching PC repair and related topics, Schmidt offers a building-block approach that gives you a solid foundation in the basics before continuing on to more advanced concepts. This lab manual is ideal accompaniment to any A+ preparation guide -- especially Schmidt’s The Complete A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software, Eighth Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction .................xiii
Chapter 1: Introduction to the World of IT Labs ........ 1
    Lab 1.1 Getting Started in Windows 7 .........1
    Lab 1.2 Getting Started in Windows 8 .........5
    Lab 1.3 Getting Started in Windows 10 .......8
    Lab 1.4 Using a Search Engine ..................10
    Lab 1.5 Performing a Screen Capture with Snipping Tool ............11
    Lab 1.6 Creating a Text File ...13
Chapter 2: Connectivity Labs ..............17
    Lab 2.1 Identifying Ports .........17
    Lab 2.2 Identifying Devices/Ports ..............18
Chapter 3: On the Motherboard Labs ...19
    Lab 3.1 Using Windows to Discover Processor Information .........19
    Lab 3.2 Identifying Processor Speed, Processor Socket, and Ports 20
Chapter 4: Introduction to Configuration Labs.........21
    Lab 4.1 Determining the Configuration Method ..........21
    Lab 4.2 Examining BIOS/UEFI Options ...22
    Lab 4.3 Accessing BIOS/UEFI Through Windows 8 or 10 ...........23
    Lab 4.4 Configuring System Resources Through the Setup Program ...............23
    Lab 4.5 Examining System Resources by Using Windows ............24
    Lab 4.6 Becoming Familiar with Device Drivers .........26
Chapter 5: Disassembly and Power Labs .................27
    Lab 5.1 Performing Maintenance on an Antistatic Wrist Strap ......27
    Lab 5.2 Disassembling and Reassembling a Computer 28
    Lab 5.3 Determining Amps and Wattage ...30
    Lab 5.4 Performing a Continuity Check ....31
    Lab 5.5 Drawing a Pin-Out Diagram .........31
    Lab 5.6 Checking a Fuse .........32
    Lab 5.7 Using a Multimeter ....33
    Lab 5.8 Checking Wall Outlet and Power Cord AC Voltage .........34
    Lab 5.9 Checking Device DC Voltage .......36
    Lab 5.10 Using a Power Supply Tester .....37
    Lab 5.11 Understanding the Windows 7 Power Options ................38
    Lab 5.12 Understanding the Windows 8/10 Power Options ..........39
Chapter 6: Memory Labs .41
    Lab 6.1 Examining Memory Resources Using Device Manager in Windows 7/8 ......41
    Lab 6.2 Examining Memory Resources Using Device Manager in Windows 10 ........42
    Lab 6.3 Using the System Information Tool in Windows 7 to View Memory .42
    Lab 6.4 Using the System Information Tool in Windows 8/10 to View Memory .......43
    Lab 6.5 Using Windows 7 Task Manager to View Memory ..........43
    Lab 6.6 Using Windows 8/10 Task Manager to View Memory ....44
    Lab 6.7 Installing RAM ..........45
Chapter 7: Storage Devices Labs ..........47
    Lab 7.1 Installing a Second PATA Hard Drive and Creating Two Volumes ...47
    Lab 7.2 Installing a Second SATA Hard Drive and Creating Two Volumes ...49
    Lab 7.3 Installing an External Hard Drive and Creating Two Volumes ...........51
    Lab 7.4 Installing a PATA/SATA Hard Drive with the Windows 7/8/10 Disk Management Tool, diskpart, and convert ....53
    Lab 7.5 Striping and Spanning Using Windows ...........58
    Lab 7.6 Windows 7 Hard Disk Tools ........60
    Lab 7.7 Windows 8/10 Hard Disk Tools ...62
    Lab 7.8 Windows 8/10 Storage Spaces ......63
Chapter 8: Multimedia Devices Labs ....65
    Lab 8.1 Managing Sound and Optical Drives in Windows ............65
    Lab 8.2 Installing an Optical Drive ............67
    Lab 8.3 Using DirectX for Diagnostics in Windows 7, 8, or 10 ....68
    Lab 8.4 Installing a Sound Card and Speakers in Windows 7, 8, or 10 ............69
    Lab 8.5 Installing a USB Scanner ..............71
    Lab 8.6 Changing the Drive Letter of an Optical Drive by Using Disk Management and the diskpart
Utility .........72
Chapter 9: Printers Labs ..73
    Lab 9.1 Installing a Generic/Text-Only Print Driver on a Windows 7, 8, or 10 Computer............73
    Lab 9.2 Installing a Local Printer on a Windows 7, 8, or 10 Computer ...........75
    Lab 9.3 Exploring a Windows 7, 8, or 10 Printer .........76
Chapter 10: Mobile Devices Labs .........77
    Lab 10.1 Backing Up an iOS Device to a PC or Mac by Using iTunes ...........77
    Lab 10.2 Determining Memory Resources in an iOS-Based Device ................78
    Lab 10.3 Determining Memory Resources in an Android-Based Device .........78
    Lab 10.4 Managing Files on a Mobile Device ..............79
    Lab 10.5 Connecting a Mobile Device to a WiFi Network ............80
Chapter 11: Computer Design and Troubleshooting Review Labs ..83
    Lab 11.1 Logical Troubleshooting .............83
    Lab 11.2 Designing a Computer Subsystem .................85
Chapter 12: Internet Connectivity, Virtualization, and Cloud Technologies Labs ............87
    Lab 12.1 Exploring Serial Devices in Windows 7 ........87
    Lab 12.2 Installing a Windows 7 Internal or External Modem ......89
    Lab 12.3 Introduction to Internet Explorer (IE) Configuration ......90
    Lab 12.4 Verifying Computer Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization .92
    Lab 12.5 Installing Another Operating System Within Microsoft Hyper-V .....93
    Lab 12.6 Introduction to Amazon AWS Cloud ............94
    Lab 12.7 Installing VMware Workstation .95
    Lab 12.8 Installing Windows and Ubuntu as a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine ................96
    Lab 12.9 Installing VirtualBox98
Chapter 13: Networking Labs ............ 101
    Lab 13.1 Creating a Straight-Through CAT 5, 5e, or 6 Network Patch Cable ..........101
    Lab 13.2 Creating a CAT 5, 5e, or 6 Crossover Network Cable ..104
    Lab 13.3 Exploring NIC Properties with Windows 7, 8, or 10 ....106
    Lab 13.4 Networking with Windows 7, 8, or 10 ........108
    Lab 13.5 Connecting to a Windows 7 Shared or Networked Printer ..............112
    Lab 13.6 Connecting to a Windows 8 Shared or Networked Printer ..............113
    Lab 13.7 Connecting to a Windows 10 Shared or Networked Printer ............114
    Lab 13.8 Installing a Wireless NIC ..........115
    Lab 13.9 Configuring a Wireless Network .................116
    Lab 13.10 Using an FTP Server and Client ................117
Chapter 14: Introduction to Operating Systems Labs ................. 119
    Lab 14.1 Windows 7 Basic Usage ...........119
    Lab 14.2 Modifying the Windows 7 Start Button ......128
    Lab 14.3 Windows 8/8.1 Basic Usage: Introduction to the Start Screen ........130
    Lab 14.4 Windows 8/8.1 Basic Usage: Introduction to PC Settings ...............133
    Lab 14.5 Windows 8/8.1 Basic Usage: Working with the Traditional Desktop and Control Panel Utilities ..... 138
    Lab 14.6 Windows 10 Basic Usage: Introduction to the Start Screen ............146
    Lab 14.7 Windows 10 Basic Usage: Introduction to Settings ......152
    Lab 14.8 Windows 10 Basic Usage: Working with Control Panel Utilities ...158
    Lab 14.9 Windows 7 Taskbar Options.....164
    Lab 14.10 Windows 8/8.1 Taskbar Options ...............166
    Lab 14.11 Windows 10 Taskbar Options.168
    Lab 14.12 Windows 7 File and Folder Management ..171
    Lab 14.13 Windows 8/8.1/10 File and Folder Management ........176
    Lab 14.14 Windows 7 File Extension ......182
    Lab 14.15 Windows 8/8.1/10 File Extension ..............183
    Lab 14.16 Windows 7/8//10 Attributes, Compression, and Encryption ..........185
    Lab 14.17 Using regedit in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 ..189
    Lab 14.18 Windows 7 Backup Tool ........190
    Lab 14.19 Windows 8/8.1 File History Utility ...........192
    Lab 14.20 Windows 10 File History Utility ...............192
    Lab 14.21 Creating a Windows 7 System Repair Disc ................193
    Lab 14.22 Creating a Windows 7 System Image Disc .................194
    Lab 14.23 Creating a Windows 8/8.1/10 System Recovery Drive ..................195
Chapter 15: Introduction to Scripting Labs ............ 197
    Lab 15.1 Using Basic Commands from a Command Prompt ......197
    Lab 15.2 Using the copy, md, del, and rd Commands ............200
    Lab 15.3 Using the attrib Command and Moving Around in the Directory Structure ............207
    Lab 15.4 Windows 7/10 Backup Software and the Archive Bit ..212
    Lab 15.5 Setting Windows Environment Variables....213
    Lab 15.6 Creating a Batch File ................215
    Lab 15.7 Windows 7/10 Backup Software .................219
    Lab 15.8 Introduction to PowerShell .......220
    Lab 15.9 Introduction to Python Scripting..................224
    Lab 15.10 Introduction to JavaScript .......230
Chapter 16: Advanced Windows Labs . 239
    Lab 16.1 Windows 7 Installation .............239
    Lab 16.2 Windows 8/8.1 Installation .......240
    Lab 16.3 Windows 10 Installation ...........241
    Lab 16.4 Windows 8/8.1 Upgrade ...........242
    Lab 16.5 Windows 10 Upgrade ...............242
    Lab 16.6 Windows Registry Modification ..................243
    Lab 16.7 Windows 7 Backup 244
    Lab 16.8 Windows Update Utility ...........244
    Lab 16.9 Configuring Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 for Ease of Access ............245
    Lab 16.10 Windows 7/8/8.1 System Restore Utility ..248
    Lab 16.11 Windows 10 System Restore Utility ..........249
    Lab 16.12 Upgrading a Hardware Driver and Using Driver Roll Back ..........250
    Lab 16.13 Disabling a Hardware Driver ..251
    Lab 16.14 Installing Hardware .................252
    Lab 16.15 Installing and Removing Windows Components ........252
    Lab 16.16 Microsoft Management Console ................255
    Lab 16.17 Exploring Windows Boot Options .............258
    Lab 16.18 Windows System Configuration Utility ....261
    Lab 16.19 Halting an Application Using Task Manager ..............263
    Lab 16.20 Task Manager Features in Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 .......264
    Lab 16.21 Using Event Viewer ................266
    Lab 16.22 Using Task Manager to View Performance ................267
    Lab 16.23 Performance and Reliability ...268
    Lab 16.24 Windows Remote Desktop Connection .....270
    Lab 16.25 Windows Task Scheduler .......271
    Lab 16.26 Windows Steps Recorder ........272
Chapter 17: macOS and Linux Operating Systems Labs .............. 275
    Lab 17.1 Using the macOS Graphical User Interface 275
    Lab 17.2 Introduction to macOS System Preferences 276
    Lab 17.3 Using the macOS Terminal and Time Machine ............278
    Lab 17.4 Using Ubuntu Live DVD ..........279
    Lab 17.5 Creating a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive Using macOS .........280
    Lab 17.6 Linux Command-Line Basics ...280
    Lab 17.7 Ubuntu Command-Line Challenge ..............282
Chapter 18: Computer and Network Security Labs . 285
    Lab 18.1 Encrypting a File and Folder in Windows ...285
    Lab 18.2 Using Windows 7/8/10 System Protection ..287
    Lab 18.3 Sharing a Folder in Windows 7 288
    Lab 18.4 Sharing a Folder in Windows 8/10 ..............292
    Lab 18.5 Creating a Local Security Policy for Passwords ...........298
    Lab 18.6 Creating a Local Security Policy for Passwords in Windows 8/10 .301
    Lab 18.7 Using Windows Defender in Windows 7 ....305
    Lab 18.8 Using Windows Defender in Windows 8/10 .................307
    Lab 18.9 Sharing Files with Windows 8/10 Public Folders .........308
    Lab 18.10 Configuring a Secure Wireless Network ...309
    Lab 18.11 Configuring Windows 7, 8, or 10 with a DNS Server IP Address 310
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