As an A+ Certified Technician, not only do you have to
understand how to troubleshoot and fix hardwarerelated
problems, you also have to understand an entire
new dictionary of terms. These terms are ones used in the
computer industry describing a number of different hardware
In Part I, you will explore the common components that are
found in a computer system. Then you will be walked through
the wonderful world of different hardware technologies, from
motherboards, CPUs, and RAM technologies to different types
of ports and connectors, as well as printer operations.
At the end of this part, Chapter 8 will cover how to troubleshoot
hardware resources. It will discuss some of the common problems
that occur when installing devices in a system that deals
with conflicting I/O addresses or IRQs.