Higher Education

LabConnection on DVD for A+ Guide to Software, 6th Edition

  • dti Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1133703739  |  ISBN-13: 9781133703730
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

About

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 Software textbook and the A+ IT 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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Windows Operating Systems.
2. Installing Windows.
3. Maintaining Windows.
4. Optimizing Windows.
5. Troubleshooting Windows and Applications.
6. Troubleshooting Windows Startup.
7. Connecting to and Setting up a Network.
8. Windows Resources on a Network.
9. Security Strategies.
10. Mobile Devices and Client-side Virtualization.
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

What's New

  • 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 exams.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for A+ Guide to Software  (ISBN-10: 1133728200 | ISBN-13: 9781133728207)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Software 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. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.50

LabConnection 2 terms (12 Months) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285186354 | ISBN-13: 9781285186351)

With powerful online exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Software, 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. LabConnection is also available as a DVD or an institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285777514 | ISBN-13: 9781285777511)

With powerful online exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Software, 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. LabConnection is also available as a DVD or an institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Student Supplements

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for A+ Guide to Software  (ISBN-10: 1133728200 | ISBN-13: 9781133728207)

List Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.50

LabConnection 2 terms (12 Months) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285186354 | ISBN-13: 9781285186351)

With powerful online exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Software, 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. LabConnection is also available as a DVD or an institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285777514 | ISBN-13: 9781285777511)

With powerful online exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Software, 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. LabConnection is also available as a DVD or an institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.