CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam FC0-U61), 2nd Edition

Book Description

This fully updated study guide delivers 100% coverage of every topic on the 2018 CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ exam

Take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ exam with complete confidence using this effective self-study system. Written by three CompTIA certification and training experts, this authoritative guide explains foundational computer technologies in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations throughout. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all exam topics, including:

• Computer basics
• System hardware
• I/O ports and peripherals
• Data storage and sharing
• PC setup and configuration
• Understanding operating systems
• Working with applications and files
• Setting up and configuring a mobile device
• Connecting to networks and the Internet
• Handling local and online security threats
• Computer maintenance and management
• Troubleshooting and problem solving
• Understanding databases
• Software development and implementation

Online content includes:

• 130 practice exam questions in a customizable test engine
• Link to over an hour of free video training from Mike Meyers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I Computer Basics
    1. Chapter 1 How People Use Computers
      1. Features Common to Computing Devices
        1. Internet of Things Devices
        2. Processors
        3. Programming
        4. Data Storage
        5. Data Assets
        6. Examples and Two More Definitions
      2. Common General-Purpose Computing Devices
        1. Multi-user Computers
        2. Dedicated Computers
      3. Networks: Hooking It All Together
        1. Servers
        2. Resource Sharing
      4. Remotely Accessed Computer Systems
        1. Mobile Apps
        2. Streaming Media
        3. Web Apps
        4. Cloud Computing
        5. Virtualization
      5. Specialized Computer Systems
        1. Point-of-Sale Terminals
        2. ATMs
        3. GPS
        4. VoIP/Telepresence
      6. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    2. Chapter 2 System Hardware
      1. CPUs
        1. Speed
        2. Features
        3. Power and Heat Management
      2. RAM
        1. Different Types of RAM in a Computer
        2. RAM Capacity
        3. RAM Technologies and Speeds
      3. Motherboards
        1. Motherboard Form Factors
        2. Motherboard Features
      4. Power Supplies
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    3. Chapter 3 Device Ports and Peripherals
      1. Expansion Cards and Slots
        1. Expansion Cards
        2. Expansion Slot Types
      2. Common Ports and Connectors
        1. USB
        2. Other Peripheral Ports and Connectors
      3. Monitors
        1. Monitor Types
        2. Monitor Ports and Connectors
        3. Touchscreens
      4. Standard Input Devices
        1. Keyboards
        2. Pointing Devices
      5. Other Common I/O Devices
        1. Audio Devices
        2. Imaging Peripherals
        3. Printers and Fax Machines
      6. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    4. Chapter 4 Data Storage and Sharing
      1. Storage Technologies
        1. Magnetic Storage
        2. Optical Storage
        3. Solid-State Storage
        4. Local Storage
        5. Network Storage
        6. Online Storage
      2. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
  11. Part II Setting Up and Using Computers
    1. Chapter 5 Understanding Operating Systems
      1. The Functions of an Operating System
      2. Operating System Characteristics
        1. Licensing
        2. Software Compatibility
        3. Complexity
      3. Comparing OS Interfaces
        1. The Windows Interface
        2. The macOS Interface
        3. The Linux Interface
        4. The Chrome OS Interface
        5. Cross-Referencing Features
      4. Common Features of Operating Systems
        1. Executing Programs
        2. Services
        3. Managing Files
        4. Connecting to Hardware
        5. Connecting to the Internet
        6. Navigating with Hotkeys
        7. Creating Screen Captures
        8. Configuring Accessibility Options
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    2. Chapter 6 Setting Up and Configuring a PC
      1. Preparing the Work Area
        1. Evaluating Room Conditions
        2. Choosing Where to Set Up the PC
        3. Making a Work Area More Comfortable
        4. Avoiding ESD and EMI Problems
        5. Ensuring Reliable AC Power
      2. Setting Up a Desktop PC
        1. Physical Connections
        2. Cable Management
        3. Operating System Setup
      3. Completing Post-Setup Tasks
        1. Verify and Configure the Internet Connection
        2. Install Security Software
        3. Run Software and Security Updates
        4. Configure Peripherals
        5. Uninstall Unneeded Software
        6. Install Additional Software
        7. Create More User Accounts
      4. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    3. Chapter 7 Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device
      1. Mobile Devices: A Quick Overview
        1. Setting Up the Device
        2. Understanding the Interface
        3. Using Gestures
        4. Understanding Kinetics
        5. Controlling Screen Orientation
      2. Security Features
        1. Setting and Changing a Lock Passcode
        2. Configuring Account IDs and Passwords
        3. Managing Lost Device Security
      3. Wireless Connectivity
        1. Verifying Wireless Capabilities
        2. Pairing via Bluetooth Devices
        3. Transferring Data with Bluetooth
        4. Connecting to a WiFi Network
        5. Sharing a Phone’s Cellular Connection with Other Devices
        6. Disabling All Wireless Connections with Airplane Mode
      4. Configuring Mobile E-mail
      5. Configuring Synchronization
        1. Synchronizing with a Cloud Service
        2. Synchronizing Photos
        3. Synchronizing with a Computer
        4. Installing and Removing Apps
        5. Finding and Installing an App
        6. Removing an App
      6. Resetting a Mobile Device
        1. Performing a Soft Reset
        2. Performing a Hard Reset
        3. Getting Your Data Back After a Hard Reset
      7. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    4. Chapter 8 Managing Files
      1. Managing File Storage
        1. Understanding Folders and Paths
        2. File Management Tools
        3. Navigating a File Structure
        4. File and Folder Properties
      2. Manipulating Files and Folders
        1. Opening, Editing, and Saving Files
        2. Moving and Copying Files and Folders
        3. Renaming Files and Folders
        4. Deleting and Undeleting Files and Folders
        5. Searching, Sorting, and Displaying Files
      3. Protecting Files
        1. File and Folder Permissions
        2. Backing Up and Restoring Data
      4. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    5. Chapter 9 Using and Managing Application Software
      1. Running an Application
        1. Running an Application in Windows
        2. Running an Application in macOS
        3. Running an Application in Linux
        4. Running an Application in Chrome OS
        5. Running an Application on a Smartphone
        6. Switching Between Applications
        7. Saving Your Work
        8. Exiting an Application
      2. Installing, Updating, and Removing Applications
        1. Installing Applications
        2. Updating Applications
        3. Removing Applications
      3. Common Applications and Their Uses
        1. Platforms
        2. Types
        3. Common File Types
      4. Software Licensing
        1. Single and Multi-use Licenses
        2. Product Keys and Activation
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
  12. Part III Networking, Security, and Maintenance
    1. Chapter 10 Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
      1. Understanding Network Basics
        1. LANs and WANs
        2. Clients and Servers
        3. Switches and Routers
        4. Local Ad Hoc Networks and Direct Links
      2. Setting Up and Configuring a SOHO Router
        1. Choosing an Appropriate Router
        2. Setting Up a SOHO Router
        3. Making a Wired Connection
        4. Checking for Basic Internet Connectivity
        5. Accessing the SOHO Router Configuration Utility
        6. Logging In and Changing the Password
        7. Updating the SOHO Router Firmware
        8. Changing the SSID
        9. Setting Up Wireless Security
        10. Connecting Wireless Clients
      3. Wired, Radio Frequency, Satellite, and Cellular: Making the Right Choice
        1. Mobility
        2. Availability
        3. Throughput/Bandwidth
        4. Connection Delay (Latency)
        5. Reliability
        6. Number of Concurrent Connections
        7. Level of Security
      4. Using a LAN to Share Files and Printers
        1. Enabling File and Printer Sharing
        2. Network Organization
        3. Sharing
        4. Installing and Sharing a Printer
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    2. Chapter 11 IT Security Threat Mitigation
      1. Understanding Local Security Threats
        1. Unauthorized Access
        2. Data Destruction
        3. Theft
        4. Malware
      2. Physical Security
        1. Access Control
        2. Device Hardening
      3. Users and Passwords
        1. Using Appropriate Account Types
        2. Authenticating Users
        3. User Account Control
      4. Malicious Software
        1. Adware
        2. Spyware
        3. Spam
        4. Social Engineering
        5. Viruses
        6. Trojan Horses
        7. Worms
        8. Ransomware
      5. Protecting Against Malware
        1. Windows Update
        2. Anti-malware Programs
        3. Malware Prevention Tips
        4. Malware Recovery Tips
      6. Network Threats
        1. Eavesdropping
        2. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
        3. Denial-of-Service Attacks
      7. Being a Smart Web User
        1. Understanding the Risks of Public Workstations
        2. Playing Smart with Secure Web Sites
        3. Configuring Browser Security and Privacy Settings
        4. Firewalls
      8. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    3. Chapter 12 Computer Maintenance and Management
      1. Power Management Basics
        1. Choose Energy-Efficient Devices
        2. Leave the PC Running
        3. Shut Down the PC
        4. Low-Power Modes
        5. Power Plans
        6. Choosing Actions for Power Buttons or Closing the Lid
      2. Cleaning and Maintaining Computer Hardware
        1. Proper Cleaning Materials
        2. Cleaning Monitors and Removable Media
        3. Cleaning Inside a Desktop PC
        4. Ventilation, Dust, and Moisture Control
      3. Environmentally Aware Computer Disposal
      4. Disaster Recovery
        1. Incident Response
        2. Disaster Recovery Plans
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    4. Chapter 13 IT Troubleshooting
      1. Troubleshooting Methodology
      2. Solvable Common Computer Problems
        1. No Power
        2. Physical Damage
        3. Won’t Start Up Normally
        4. A Certain App Won’t Install or Run
        5. Apps Run but Sometimes Freeze
        6. Peripherals Won’t Work
      3. Getting Help
        1. Manufacturer Documentation and Web Sites
        2. Technical Support
        3. Internet Searches and Community Groups
      4. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
  13. Part IV Databases and Software Development
    1. Chapter 14 Understanding Databases
      1. Database Concepts
        1. Database Table Structure
        2. Database Scalability
      2. Database Structures
        1. Relational Databases
        2. NoSQL Databases
      3. Database Creation and Management
        1. Database Connectivity
        2. Database Security
        3. Manipulating Data
      4. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    2. Chapter 15 Developing and Implementing Software
      1. Software Development Life Cycle
        1. Requirement Analysis and Planning
        2. Design
        3. Coding
        4. Testing
        5. Deployment
        6. Maintenance
      2. Data Types
        1. Constants
        2. Variables
      3. Object-Oriented Programming
        1. Properties
        2. Methods
      4. Program Flow
        1. Conditional Execution
        2. Getting Loopy
        3. Functions
      5. Chapter Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
  14. Part V Appendixes
    1. Appendix A Exam Objective Reference
      1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
    2. Appendix B About the Online Content
      1. System Requirements
      2. Your Total Seminars Training Hub Account
      3. Single User License Terms and Conditions
      4. TotalTester Online
      5. Mike’s Video Training
      6. Technical Support
  15. Glossary
  16. Index

Product Information

  • Title: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam FC0-U61), 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Mike Meyers, Scott Jernigan, Daniel Lachance
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9781260441888