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CompTIA A+® Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition by Michael Meyers

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CHAPTER 1The Path of the PC Tech

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain the importance of gaining skill in managing and troubleshooting PCs

• Explain the importance of CompTIA A+ certification

• Describe how to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Technician

Computers have taken over the world, or at least many professions. Everywhere you turn, a quick dig beneath the surface sawdust of construction, the grease of auto mechanics, and the hum of medical technology reveals one or more personal computers (PCs) working away, doing essential jobs. Because the PC evolved from novelty item to essential science tool to everyday object in a short period of time, there’s a huge demand for a workforce that can build, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair ...

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