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LabConnection on DVD for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC 8th Edition

dti Publishing

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011

Overview

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and CompTIA's A+ certification exams, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor- led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

dti Publishing,

Pierre Askmo, president of dti Publishing, has extensive experience in the IT certification field. Mr. Askmo's deep involvement in the IT industry is testified to by his involvement as a Cornerstone Founding Partner of the A+ Certification program at the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Mr. Askmo went on to sit on the A+ Executive committee that designed the A+ certification program and to participate in the Network+ and Server+ Advisory panels. As a former member of the IT Skills Curriculum Group of the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Askmo contributed to define the mix of skills deemed necessary to succeed in the IT professions. Mr. Askmo has co-authored the Course Technology book A+ Q&A, is an item writer for IT certifications and has worked on CertBlaster test preparation titles for MCSE, MCSA, and now MCTS and MCITP. Mr. Askmo is also the designer of the new powerful and user-friendly dtiMetrics™ assessment system solution that helps students master essential computer concepts and prepare for IT certification.
  • New content on using some of the more advanced TCP/IP utilities to get information about the local network, the Internet and the devices found on both.
  • New lab on examining the features and capabilities of virtual machines and operating systems.
  • New labs focusing on soft-skills so users can demonstrate the appropriate use of skills in the areas of communication and professionalism.
  • New lab on configuring a typical home or SOHO wireless router.
  • New lab on identifying different designs of small networks, and a few of the different types of physical connections that are used between network devices.
  • Updated to reflect new A+ 220-801 and A+220-802 exam objectives.
  • Guided Learning: LabConnection allows learners to make mistakes but alerts them to errors made before they can move on to the next step, sometimes offering demonstration as well as media rich answers, all in a simple intuitive interface.
  • Video demonstrations: Instructor-led video demonstrations guide the learners step by step through the labs while providing additional insights to solidify the concepts.
  • Enhanced Comprehension: All completed labs reflect a complete understanding of the tasks and concepts as they directly relate to the referenced curriculum and the Cengage Learning textbook. Through LabConnection's guidance in the virtual lab environment, the student develops skills that are accurate and consistently effective.
  • Exercises: Includes dozens of exercises that assess and prepare the learner for the virtual labs, establishing and solidifying the skills and knowledge required to complete the lab.
  • Virtual Labs: Labs consist of end-to-end procedures performed in a rich simulated environment where the learner can practice the skills required of professionals and on standardized exams.
1. First Look at Computer Parts and Tools.
2. Working Inside a Computer.
3. Introducing Windows Operating Systems.
4. All About Motherboards.
5. Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory.
6. Supporting Hard Drives.
7. Installing Windows.
8. Supporting I/O and Storage Devices.
9. Satisfying Customer Needs.
10. Maintaining Windows.
11. Optimizing Windows.
12. Troubleshooting Windows and Applications.
13. Troubleshooting Hardware Problems.
14. Troubleshooting Windows Startup Problems.
15. Connecting to and Setting Up a Network.
16. Networking Types, Devices, and Cabling.
17. Windows Resources on a Network.
18. Security Strategies.
19. Supporting Notebooks.
20. Mobile Devices and Client-side Virtualization.
21. Supporting Printers.
Appendix A: Operating Systems Past and Present.
Appendix B: Windows Vista.
Appendix C: Windows XP.
Appendix D: Creating a Standard Image.
Appendix E: Keystroke Shortcuts in Windows.
Appendix F: CompTIA A+ Acronyms.
Appendix G: Entry Points for Startup Processes.
Glossary.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781133135104
The LabManual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781133135111
The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

ISBN: 9781133728191
With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC Repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. The system provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and the CompTIA's A+ certification exams, and offers students remediation towards both. LabConnection is also available on DVD.

CourseMate 2 terms (12 Months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135524
Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain downloaded chapter PDFs of the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.

CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135494
Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's PC Repair] CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. [PC Repair] CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781133135289
The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135463
Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's [PC Repair] CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. [PC Repair] CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

LabConnection, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access Code for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

ISBN: 9781133728221
With powerful online exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC Repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. The system provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and the CompTIA's A+ certification exams, and offers students remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available on DVD and as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

ExamConnection 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305662988
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning—including innovative instructional tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides—this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional PC repair technician.

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781133135104
The Lab Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

ISBN: 9781133728191
With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC Repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. The system provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and the CompTIA's A+ certification exams, and offers students remediation towards both. LabConnection is also available on DVD.

CourseMate 2 terms (12 Months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135524
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135494
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133135463
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

LabConnection, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access Code for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

ISBN: 9781133728221
With powerful online exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC Repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. The system provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and the CompTIA's A+ certification exams, and offers students remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available on DVD and as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

ExamConnection 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305662988
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning—including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides—this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician.