Best CompTIA Certification Guides Books
CompTIA A+ is a wonderful place to start because it gives a reliably solid and basic foundation for any future IT endeavors.
1. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002)
Author: by Mike Meyers
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA Core 1 and Core 2 CompTIA A+ exam objectivesThis fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002.
You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference.
Also includes a voucher coupon for a 10% discount on your CompTIA exams! Covers all exam topics, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components Install, configure, and maintain hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows Troubleshoot and fix computer problems Install printers and other peripherals Configure and secure mobile devices Connect to the Internet Set up wired and wireless networks Protect your personal computer and your network Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologiesOnline content includes: Practice exams for 1001 & 1002 More than one hour of free video training TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions Mike Meyers’ favorite PC tools and utilities Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Safety and ProfessionalismChapter 2: The Visible ComputerChapter 3: CPUsChapter 4: RAMChapter 5: FirmwareChapter 6: MotherboardsChapter 7: Power SuppliesChapter 8: Mass Storage TechnologiesChapter 9: Implementing Mass StorageChapter 10: Essential PeripheralsChapter 11: Building a PCChapter 12: Windows Under the HoodChapter 13: Users, Groups, and PermissionsChapter 14: Maintaining and Optimizing Operating SystemsChapter 15: Working with the Command-Line InterfaceChapter 16: Troubleshooting Operating SystemsChapter 17: Display TechnologiesChapter 18: Essentials of NetworkingChapter 19: Local Area NetworkingChapter 20: Wireless NetworkingChapter 21: The InternetChapter 22: VirtualizationChapter 23: Portable ComputingChapter 24: Understanding Mobile DevicesChapter 25: Care and Feeding of Mobile DevicesChapter 26: Printers and Multifunction DevicesChapter 27: Securing ComputersChapter 28: Operational ProceduresAppendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ ObjectivesGlossary
2. CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) Exam Cram
Author: by David Prowse
Pearson IT Certification
This is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA’s new A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of Windows 10, as well as new PC hardware, tablets, smartphones, macOS, Linux, cloud computing, and professional-level networking and security.
Extensive prep tools include quizzes, Exam Alerts, our great last-minute Cram Sheet, two full practice exams in the print book and an additional two exams in the test engine, plus complete real-time practice and feedback through Pearson’s state-of-the-art test engine.
You’ll also find 14 exclusive Real-World Scenario case studies, all linked to simulations or video on our bonus content site. Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams! Deploy and manage computers running Windows 10/8/7, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android -Master and practice the six-step A+ troubleshooting process -Understand, install, configure, and troubleshoot motherboards, CPUs, and memory -Test and troubleshoot power-related problems -Use all forms of storage, including SSDs, optical devices, and RAID systems -Work effectively with mobile devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones -Configure Windows components and applications, use Windows administrative tools, and optimize Windows systems -Repair damaged Windows environments and troubleshoot Windows issues -Install and manage printers and other peripherals -Understand and work with networks, network hardware, wireless protocols, and cloud technologies -Install and configure SOHO wired/wireless networks, and troubleshoot connectivity -Secure desktops and mobile devices, implement authentication methods, prevent malware attacks, and protect data EXCLUSIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART WEB-BASED TEST ENGINE WITH 320 PRACTICE QUESTIONS!
4. CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exam Core 1 220-1001 and Exam Core 2 220-1002
Author: by Quentin Docter
The definitive Sybex guide to A+ certification, fully updated for the latest exams The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Fourth Edition is your ultimate preparation guide for Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Covering 100 percent of the objectives for both exams, this book gets you up to speed on essential A+ knowledge and skills.
Master the critical competencies associated with hardware and software, system maintenance, troubleshooting, connectivity, and morewith practical examples drawn from real-world experience, you’ll develop the skill set employers demand in today’s IT environment. End-of-chapter reviews help you gauge your progress and stay on track for success, while exam highlights give you a sneak preview of what to expect on the big day.
You also get access to the Sybex online test bank, featuring electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and 4 practice exams to help you study from anywhere, any timetrack your progress and test your understanding with interactive study tools. CompTIA A+ certification is the industry-leading standard for IT professionals.
5. Cybersecurity For Dummies
Author: by Joseph Steinberg
Protect your business and family against cyber attacks Cybersecurity is the protection against the unauthorized or criminal use of electronic data and the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Being “cyber-secure” means that a person or organization has both protected itself against attacks by cyber criminals and other online scoundrels, and ensured that it has the ability to recover if it is attacked.
If keeping your business or your family safe from cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity For Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure! You’ll learn what threats exist, and how to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to these threats, as well as how to recover if you have been breached!
The who and why of cybersecurity threats Basic cybersecurity concepts What to do to be cyber-secure Cybersecurity careers What to think about to stay cybersecure in the future Now is the time to identify vulnerabilities that may make you a victim of cyber-crime and to defend yourself before it is too late.
6. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies
Author: by Glen E. Clarke
Fully updated to cover the 2019 exam release! CompTIA’s A+ certification is an essential certification to building a successful IT career. Test takers must pass both 90-question exams to be certified, and this bookplus online test bankwill help you reach your certification goal.
The 9 minibooks map to the exam’s objectives, and include new content on Windows 10, Scripting, Linux, and mobile devices. You’ll learn about how computers work, networking, computer repair and troubleshooting, security, permissions, and customer service. You’ll also find test-taking advice and a review of the types of questions you’ll see on the exam.
Use the online test bank to test your knowledge and prepare for the exam Get up to speed on operating system basics Find out how to manage the operating system Discover maintenance and troubleshooting tips Inside is all the knowledge you need to pass the new A+ exam!
7. CCT/CCNA Routing and Switching All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams 100-490 & 200-301)
Author: by Glen E Clarke
Advance your career by preparing for Cisco’s CCT and CCNA exams using this new All-in-One Exam Guide Take the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams with complete confidence using the detailed information contained in this highly effective self-study system.
Written by a pair of Cisco networking professionals and training experts, CCT/CCNA Routing and Switching All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams 100-490 & 200-301) fully explains all subjects covered on both exams and contains lab exercises as well as practice questions that mirror those on the live test in tone, format, and content.
Beyond fully preparing you for the challenging exam, the book also serves as a valuable on-the-job reference. Online content (with free registration) includes:Online practice exams for both CCT and CCNA with hundreds of realistic questions and in-depth answer explanations4+ hours of video training from author Glen ClarkePDF with 47 lab exercises with in-depth solutions from the bookPDF GlossaryCovers all topics on both exams, including: Network fundamentals OSI modelTCP/IP protocol suiteSubnetting and VLSMCisco device and IOS basicsCisco device managementSwitchingStatic and dynamic routingIP services and IPv6WirelessSecurity fundamentalsImplementing security on Cisco devicesAutomation and programmabilityPublisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.
8. CompTIA A+ Complete Certification Kit: Exam Core 1 220-1001 and Exam Core 2 220-1002
Author: by Quentin Docter
Study, practice, reviewthe Sybex way! Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this CompTIA A+ Complete Certification Kit covers all the major changes to the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. It provides 100% coverage of the A+ exam objectives as well as practice tests and a complete review guide that contains clear and concise information on crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics.
This must-have kit includes all of the essential tools to help you prepare for exam daythe CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exam 220-1001 and Exam 220-1002, 4th Edition, CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide: Exam 220-1001 and Exam 220-1002, 4th Edition, and CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests: Exam 220-1001 and Exam 220-1002, 2nd Edition.
Including practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experiences, as well as exam highlights and end-of-chapter reviews, this exam prep kit provides readers with access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment and test bank, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF glossary of the most important exam terms.
9. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Certification Passport, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002) (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport)
Author: by Mike Meyers
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully redesigned and updated to provide accelerated review of all the topics covered on the new Core 1 and Core 2 CompTIA A+ examsGet on the fast track to becoming CompTIA A+ certified with this affordable, portable study tool.
Inside, certification training guru Mike Meyers guides you on your exam preparation path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002 exams, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.
TECHNICAL BULLETS:Inside: Quick-reference tables and illustrated laptop teardown enhance coverage of mobile devices (Exam 1001, Domain 1. 0) Quick-reference tables help you master hardware troubleshooting (Exam 1001, Domain 5. 0) Practice questions and content review after each objective prepare you for exam mastery Enhanced coverage of network hardware and protocols, desktop hardware, and hardware and software troubleshooting Enhanced coverage of Windows 10, macOS, and Linux Enhanced coverage of computer securityCovers all exam topics, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components Install, configure, and maintain hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows Troubleshoot and fix computer problems Install printers and other peripherals Configure and secure mobile devices Connect to the Internet Set up wired and wireless networks Protect your personal computer and your network Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologiesOnline content includes: Practice exams for 220-1001 & 220-1002 Free sample of online video training from Mike Meyers Free sample of online interactive labs from Mike Meyers Mike’s favorite PC tools and utilities CompTIA A+ Glossary
10. Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning
Author: by Gordon Fyodor Lyon
Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book by Nmap’s original author suits all levels of security and networking professionals.
The reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the remainder demonstrates how to apply them to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire. Topics include subverting firewalls and intrusion detection systems, optimizing Nmap performance, and automating common networking tasks with the Nmap Scripting Engine.
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11. CompTIA A+ Practice Questions Exam Cram Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002)
Author: by David Prowse
Pearson IT Certification
CompTIA A+ Practice Questions Exam Cram Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) complements any A+ study plan with 480 practice test questions in the book plus two bonus exams on the companion websiteall supported by complete explanations of every answer. This package’s highly realistic questions cover every area of knowledge for both new A+ exams: 220-1001 and 220-1002.
Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams Features 480 questions presented as three full, realistic practice exams for each A+ certification test: both 220-1001 and 220-1002\ Includes a detailed answer explanation for every question Addresses all objectives for the 220-1001 and 220-1002 A+ exams, so you can easily assess your knowledge of every topic
12. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Sixth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002)
Author: by Mike Meyers
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully Updated for Core 1 and Core 2 ExamsEssential Skills for a Successful IT CareerWritten by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this four-color guide will help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 and 220-1002 and become a certified IT professional with proven expertise in hardware and software.
Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Sixth Edition offers complete coverage of the latest exam objectives. You’ll get on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter review questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Also includes a voucher coupon for a 10% discount on your CompTIA exams!
Note: this textbook is intended for classroom use and answers to the end of chapter sections are only available to adopting instructorsplease contact your McGraw-Hill Education sales representative. Learn how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components Install, configure, and maintain hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows Troubleshoot and fix computer problems Establish users and groups Set up video and multimedia cards Administer smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices Set up wired and wireless networks Connect to the Internet Protect your personal computer and your network Install printers and other peripherals Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies Understand safety and environmental issuesOnline content includes: Practice exams for 1001 & 1002 One hour+ of free video training from Mike Meyers TotalSim online simulations of performance-based questions A list of Mike’s favorite PC tools & utilities
13. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Author: by Kevin D. Mitnick
The world’s most infamous hacker offers an insider’s view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick’s exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries.
Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world’s most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, “It takes a thief to catch a thief.” Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system.
With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel.
14. Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Sixth Edition (Exam SY0-601) (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport)
Author: by Dawn Dunkerley
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 140+ Hands-On, Step-by-Step Labs, Fully Updated for the Core 1 and Core 2 ExamsThis practical workbook contains more than 140 labs that challenge you to solve real-world problems by applying key concepts.
Thoroughly revised for the 220-1001 and 200-1002 exam objectives, this book maps directly to Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Sixth Edition. You will get complete materials lists, setup instructions, and start-to-finish lab scenarios. Hint and Warning icons guide you through tricky situations, and post-lab questions measure your knowledge.
This manual covers: Hardware and OS Troubleshooting Professional Behavior Windows 7/8. 1/10 Configuration and Maintenance macOS and Linux Configuration and Maintenance CPUs and RAM BIOS and UEFI Firmware Motherboards, Expansion Cards, and Ports Power Supplies and Mass Storage PC Assembly and Configuration Users, Groups, and Permissions Display Technologies Local Area and Wi-Fi NetworkingThe Internet, Computer Security, and more
16. CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Bundle
Author: by Peter H. Gregory
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Includes CISA All-in-One Exam Guide & CISA Practice Exams as well as a bonus Quick Review Guide – all for 20% less than purchasing the books individuallyTake ISACA’s challenging Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam with complete confidence using this comprehensive self-study collection.
Comprised of CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, Fourth Edition, CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Practice Exams, and bonus digital content, this bundle contains 100% coverage of every topic in the 2019 CISA Job Practice. You will get real-world examples, professional insights, and concise explanations.
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Bundle contains practice questions that match those on the live exam in content, style, tone, format, and difficulty. Every topic on the test is covered, including the information systems auditing process; governance and management of IT; information systems acquisition, development, and implementation; information systems operations and business resilience; and protection of information assets.