COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION LINKS

 

THE TEST EXPERIENCE – WHAT TO EXPECT

The CompTIA Experience

 

USE AUTHORIZED RESOURCES

CertGuard | Protecting the Value of IT Certifications

           

A+ STUDY SHEETS & GUIDES

Professor Messer’s Quick Reference Study Guides
A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet – For Dummies

A+ PRACTICE TESTS

CompTIA A+ Tests by PC-Technician.net

BIOS & CMOS

            What is the difference between BIOS and CMOS?

 

BUS SPEED & CLOCK RATE

HowStuffWorks “Bus Speed”
Understanding PC Buses – Webopedia.com
Transfer Rate (bps or Bps) | TechnoZeal

 

CABLE

Twisted pair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FOURPAIR.com Cable Guide – Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Coax
How to wire Ethernet Cables
Straight-through, Crossover & Rollover Cable Pinouts Explained

           Cable Charts

Cable Connector Reference Chart – Wikimedia Commons
Computer Cable Transfer Speeds | Statistic Brain
Coax Cabling

 Cable Connectors

Fiber_Optic_Common_Connector_types.jpg (2399×1628)
Fiber Connector Chart | L-com.com
Cable Connectors | Coaxial Connectors | Fiber Connectors | L-com.com

 

HARDWARE CHART

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deviantART Shop Framed Wall Art Prints Computer hardware poster by artist *Sonic840

 

HARD DISK DRIVES

Physical organization of data on a disk.

 

MOTHERBOARDS

Front Panel Connectors

@#&$%! front panel connectors – The Tech Report
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 Board sizes

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Board Comparison

 Board Parts – Labeled

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RAM

DDR SDRAM – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Understanding RAM Timings | Hardware Secrets
HowStuffWorks “Memory Cells and DRAM”
dual-channel memory?
rom vs. ram

 

PRINTERS

Laser Printers
How a Laser Printer Works
The Laser Printing Process

 

RECOVERY & TROUBLESHOOTING TOOLS

Hiren’s BootCD 15.2 – All in one Bootable CD » www.hiren.info
Windows 7 Home Premium Download
Windows Troubleshooting Utilities for the A+ Certification Exams – For Dummies

 

THERMAL PASTE

How-To: Properly Apply Thermal Paste and Install a CPU | Maximum PC
Arctic Silver, Inc. – Intel® Application Methods
www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/md/intel_app_method_middle_dot_v1.1.pdf

 

OTHER

Power Strip vs. Surge Protector – Emerson Technologies : Emerson Technologies
What is the difference between a backslash and a forward slash?
What’s inside your computer
Why you should “dig” the Dig command.
Phoenix BIOS Simulator
How to Use a Multimeter – Learn.SFE
Safari Books Online |
Pearson VUE

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