Introduction

The A+ Certified Professional certification is a well-recognized certification, and having this certification will serve as a basic foundation for a number of other certifications that you might pursue. The exams test your knowledge of hardware and software used in today's computer world, and the certification is one of the most popular certifications that IT professionals attain to prove their hardware and software knowledge.

About This Book

A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is designed to be a hands-on, practical guide to help you pass the A+ certification exams. This book is written in a way that helps you understand complex technical content and prepares you to apply that knowledge to real-world scenarios.

I understand the value of a book that covers the points needed to pass the exams, but I also understand the value of ensuring that the information helps you perform IT-related tasks when you are on the job. That is what this book offers you — key points to pass the exams combined with practical information to help you in the real world, which means that this book can be used in more than one way:

  • An exam preparation tool: Because my goal is to help you pass the A+ exams, this book is packed with exam-specific information. You should understand everything that is in this book before taking the exams, but to help identify key points that you must know, look for icons named For the Exam to help you prep for the A+ exams.

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