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A+ Guide to Hardware 9th Edition
Jean Andrews
ISBN-13: 9781305266452 | ISBN-10: 1305266455
© 2017 | Published |  784  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781133135128

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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 HARDWARE, Ninth Edition, closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-901 certification exam. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician.



  • 1.First Look at Computer Parts and Tools.
    2. Working Inside Desktop Computers and Laptops.
    3. All About Motherboards.
    4. Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory.
    5. Supporting the Power System and Troubleshooting Computers.
    6. Supporting Hard Drives and Other Storage Devices.
    7. Supporting I/O Devices.
    8. Connecting To and Setting Up a Network.
    9. Supporting Network Hardware.
    10. Supporting Printers and Customizing a System.
    Appendix A.Safety Procedures and Environmental Concerns.
    Appendix B. Entry Points for Windows Startup Processes.
    Appendix C. CompTIA A+ Acronyms
    Glossary.

    • Special icons and features throughout the text make it easy to identify hardware content covered on the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exams allowing students to focus their efforts effectively when reviewing for the exams.
    • Learning tools and special features help students master the material, including Applying Concepts, Key Terms, Reviewing the Basics, Thinking Critically, Hands-On Projects, and Real Problems, Real Solutions.
    • A unique A+ Table of Contents allows students to quickly identify hardware topics relevant to the CompTIA A+ exams and determine where those topics are covered within the text.
    • An extensive collection of supplemental resources to help enhance teaching and learning. Highlights include innovative instructional and course management tools, interactive activities and study guides, and online material for reinforcement and enrichment.
    • Extensive updates to reflect the new organization and content of the CompTIA A+ certification exams help students prepare for success on the 220-901 exam.
    • Increased coverage of security provides basic knowledge of information security as it becomes a growing concern for IT professionals.
    • More extensive coverage of mobile devices allow learners to know how to support and secure mobile devices.
    • Integrated coverage of notebooks/laptops in every chapter. By Chapter 2, students tear down a laptop and are building on these skills throughout the book.
    • New topics and technologies for the 220-901 exam are covered, such as updated hardware including UEFI firmware, new processors, sockets, display devices, wearable technologies, phablets and mobile device accessories, and digital security enhancements.
  • “I like the overall organization of the material and the inclusion of the more hands-on material in the chapters. This is basic information but it is presented in a nice order and is easy to read.”

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  • Instructor's Companion Web Site for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware, 7th
    ISBN-10: 1305266617 | ISBN-13:9781305266612
    List Price = 151.95
    Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.
    IT Technical Support Troubleshooting Pocket Guide
    ISBN-10: 1305266536 | ISBN-13:9781305266537
    List Price = 47.95
    IT Technical Support Troubleshooting Pocket Guide
    Lab Manual for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware, 9th
    ISBN-10: 1305266552 | ISBN-13:9781305266551
    List Price = 117.95
    Lab Manual
    LabConnection, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware
    ISBN-10: 1305267575 | ISBN-13:9781305267572
    List Price = 70.00
    LabConnection, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access
    A+ (Exam# 220-901) CourseNotes
    ISBN-10: 1305269241 | ISBN-13:9781305269248
    List Price = 9.95
    A+ (Exam# 220-901) CourseNotes
    A+ (Exam# 220-902) CourseNotes
    ISBN-10: 130526925X | ISBN-13:9781305269255
    List Price = 9.95
    A+ (Exam# 220-902) CourseNotes
    Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, Instant Access for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware
    ISBN-10: 1305271084 | ISBN-13:9781305271081
    List Price = 59.00
    Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.
    LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware
    ISBN-10: 1305268881 | ISBN-13:9781305268883
    List Price = 51.95
    LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution
    IT Labworks for A+ Tech Support and Service, 2 terms (12 months), Instant Access
    ISBN-10: 1305410351 | ISBN-13:9781305410350
    List Price = 155.00
    IT Labworks for A+ Tech Support and Service, 2 terms (12 months), Instant Access
    MindTap® PC Repair, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Andrews' A+ Guide to Hardware
    ISBN-10: 1305944607 | ISBN-13:9781305944602
    List Price = 100.00
    MindTap Computing for A+ Guide to Hardware
    LMS Integrated for MindTap® PC Repair, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Andrew's A+ Guide to Hardware
    ISBN-10: 1305944623 | ISBN-13:9781305944626
    List Price = 100.00
    LMS Integrated for MindTap® PC Repair, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access


  • Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.