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IT Essentials (5th Edition) (Companion Guide)

IT Essentials (5th Edition) (Companion Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Cisco Networking Academy
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IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fifth Edition, supports the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software version 5 course. The course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who want to pursue careers in IT and learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to safely and securely troubleshoot hardware and software issues.


As CompTIA Approved Quality Content, the course also helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-801 and 220-802. CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems and configure common features, such as network connectivity and email for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems. Students must pass both exams to earn the CompTIA A+ certification.


The features of the Companion Guide are designed to help you study and succeed in this course:


--  Chapter objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.

--  Key terms—Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced, and turn to the highlighted terms in context. 

--  Course section numbering—Follow along with the course heading numbers to easily jump online to complete labs, activities, and quizzes referred to within the text. 

--  Check Your Understanding Questions and Answer Key—Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes.

--  Glossary in the back of the book to define Key Terms


The lab icon in the Companion Guide indicates when there is a hands-on Lab or Worksheet to do. The Labs and Worksheets are compiled and published in the separate book, IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Lab Manual, Fifth Edition. With more than 1300 pages of activities, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP variations covered in the CompTIA A+ exam objectives, practicing and performing these tasks will reinforce the concepts and help you become a successful PC technician.


About the Author

Cisco Networking Academy is an innovative Cisco education initiative that delivers information and communication technology skills to improve career and economic opportunities around the world. The Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and lab activities to prepare individuals for information technology and networking careers in virtually every industry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 37433 KB
  • Print Length: 816 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 5 edition (16 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars IT Essentials great book... 7 April 2014
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I bought this book to help with the college course & it's a great book to read along side the online work.. definitely recommend.
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We were told to buy this book then told not need it so i have not even opened it to be honest.If it's as good as the other book it be very good full of information.If I used it I would give it a 5* no problem
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4.0 out of 5 stars IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide (5th Edition) 31 Oct 2013
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Finally, a text book written for those of us that fall asleep reading the dry version of IT tech. This author keeps it light, yet remindful of the requirements of the CCNA system and it's dreaded exams. It has everything I needed for my second semester of IT Tech.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for reading offline 7 Oct 2013
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I bought the kindle version. I like to put it on read back and listen to the book while driving. I have an older kindle so the pictures and diagrams are better online, but I can read it in a relaxed location. I find it very helpful to keep re-reading or listening to certain difficult chapters, despite the odd machine-speak version of many abbreviations and tech terms. It is exactly the same as the online text, so you may not need it. However, I find it hard on the eyes to use the screen version all the time. Another student had the same issue and decided to order the print version after the first few lessons. I took off one star because they have not done anything to make the kindle version easier to search and you end up with every mention of each term from the beginning to the end of the text.
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Awesome customer service response from Amazon! Love the book; very detailed and interesting material.
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Great companion to have as you work your way through CISCO IT Essentials online course. Whenever you need a bit of break away from your electronic screen you can take this outside under a shade to enjoy the course.
2.0 out of 5 stars Book lives up to it's promises, but... 25 May 2014
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...what it promises is very very boring. Needed this book for a 1st year course, and find that the curriculum covers a lot of obscure and unlikely-to-ever-be-useful information.
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