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CompTIA Strata: PC Fundamentals + CertBlaster, Student Manual

  • Axzo Press
  • ISBN-10: 1426018207
  • ISBN-13: 9781426018206
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This ILT Series course, rated 4.9/5.0 in overall quality by ProCert Labs, covers that basics of personal computers, both software and hardware, networks, the Internet, computer security, and basic maintenance and safety. The course requires little or no previous experience with personal computers. Students will get most out of this course if their goal is to learn the basics of personal computers and networking. This course also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Strata PC Fundamentals certification exam 1, Fundamentals of PC Functionality, and exam 2, Fundamentals of Technology. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download).

Table of Contents

Unit One: Personal computer basics
Topic A: Computer components
Topic B: What makes computers work
Topic C: Window management

Unit Two: Managing computer contents
Topic A: Storing items on your computer
Topic B: Working with folders
Topic C: Working with files
Topic D: Advanced file and folder management

Unit Three: Searching for content and using Help
Topic A: Content searches
Topic B: Windows Help and Support

Unit Four: Windows settings
Topic A: The desktop and Start menu
Topic B: Taskbar and display settings
Topic C: System settings

Unit Five: System tools
Topic A: Performance
Topic B: Hard disk maintenance
Topic C: Backups

Unit Six: Software
Topic A: Working with programs

Unit Seven: Windows security
Topic A: User accounts
Topic B: Windows Firewall
Topic C: Automatic updates
Topic D: Malware

Unit Eight: Windows networking
Topic A: Basic networking
Topic B: Network connections
Topic C: Advanced file sharing
Topic D: Printer sharing

Unit Nine: Web browsing basics
Topic A: Browsing the Web
Topic B: Internet basics

Unit Ten: Browsing with Internet Explorer 7
Topic A: The Favorites Center
Topic B: Tabbed browsing
Topic C: Searching

Unit Eleven: Customizing Internet Explorer
Topic A: Customization
Topic B: Zooming, saving, and printing
Topic C: Add-ons
Topic D: Multimedia content

Unit Twelve: Internet privacy and security
Topic A: Privacy
Topic B: Security

Unit Thirteen: Printing
Topic A: Windows printing
Topic B: Managing print jobs
Topic C: Inkjet printers
Topic D: Laser printers

Unit Fourteen: Display devices
Topic A: External monitors
Topic B: Integrated monitors

Unit Fifteen: Connectors and adapters
Topic A: Serial and PS/2 connections
Topic B: USB and FireWire

Unit Sixteen: Multimedia devices
Topic A: Devices and drivers
Topic B: Audio devices
Topic C: Scanners and cameras

Unit Seventeen: Processors and memory
Topic A: The central processing unit
Topic B: Memory
Topic C: Memory packaging
Topic D: Memory monitoring

Unit Eighteen: Data storage devices
Topic A: Optical drives
Topic B: Removable storage devices
Topic C: Hard drives

Unit Nineteen: Network basics
Topic A: Network concepts
Topic B: Wide area networks

Unit Twenty: Networking protocols and connections
Topic A: Addressing
Topic B: Client configuration

Unit Twenty-One: Network security overview
Topic A: Introduction to network security
Topic B: Understanding security threats
Topic C: Creating a secure network strategy

Unit Twenty-Two: Safety
Topic A: Safety and hazards
Topic B: Electrical safety
Topic C: Safe work practices
Topic D: Disposing of computer equipment

Unit Twenty-Three: Computer hardware care and maintenance
Topic A: Environment
Topic B: Preventive hardware maintenance

Appendix A: Certification exam objectives map
Topic A: CompTIA Strata: Fundamentals of PC Functionality exam objectives
Topic B: CompTIA Strata: Fundamentals of Technology exam objectives

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CompTIA Strata: PC Fundamentals + CertBlaster, Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 1426018215 | ISBN-13: 9781426018213)

This ILT Series course, rated 4.9/5.0 in overall quality by ProCert Labs, covers that basics of personal computers, both software and hardware, networks, the Internet, computer security, and basic maintenance and safety. The course requires little or no previous experience with personal computers. Students will get most out of this course if their goal is to learn the basics of personal computers and networking. This course also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Strata PC Fundamentals certification exam 1, Fundamentals of PC Functionality, and exam 2, Fundamentals of Technology. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download).