March 6th, 2013
How are readers enjoying Easy Windows 8? Take a look:
“Easy Windows 8,” by Mark Edward Soper, $25, is by far the best and easiest of the Windows 8 books we’ve seen. It’s from QuePublishing.com and has screen shots on every page to help step you though.
Amazon.com reader reviews:
…Anyone that has Windows 8 on their computer should have a copy of this book. (5-Star review from Sharon Geimer)
Would not know what to do with my new computer without this book… (5-start review from Shirley Spencer)
Barnes & Noble reader reviews:
… I highly recommend this book for those that are beginners to computers and Windows 8. (5-star review from h3guy)
… I liked the layout & presentation so much I bought another in-store for him (4-star review from Anonymous)
See for yourself with a sample chapter.
March 6th, 2013
December 4th, 2012
March 9th, 2012
and find the right Windows 7 learning product for your user level and working needs. And, while you’re at it, how about saving 30% on a wide variety of titles? See the deal at Que Publishing’s Windows 7 Resource Center.
March 8th, 2012
Windows 7, CompTIA A+ Certification, and Windows Live?
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March 8th, 2012
June 27th, 2011
I’m starring in my first YouTube video, thanks to the fine folks at InformIT’s ON Certification website. If you’re wondering what makes my book unique and useful, check it out here:
or follow this link: Mark Soper discusses his CompTIA A+ Cert Exam Guide
December 8th, 2010
CompTIA A+ Certification exams usually change every three years to reflect changes in the industry, the new exams usually have new numbers, and once you achieve A+ Certification, you keep it for life.
Starting in January 2011, none of these will be true. CompTIA’s current 220-701 (A+ Essentials) and 220-702 (Practical Applications) exams will be replaced by new exams with the same exam numbers! What’s new? Windows 7 coverage. Windows 7 has been such a big success at both the retail and corporate levels (unlike the unloved Windows Vista) that CompTIA decided not to wait to roll out changes. But wait, there’s more!
Because the new 2011 CompTIA A+ Certification exams will be ANSI certified, CompTIA A+ Certifications will no longer be “for life” as with certifications earned in the past and up through December 31, 2010. Instead, the new A+ Certification CE (continuing education) will be good for three years. Fortunately, CompTIA has created a list of many activities A+ techs might already perform that are good for CE credits.
So, if you want a lifetime CompTIA A+ certification without worrying about CE credits or Windows 7, there’s still (barely) time to get yourself to a testing center. To get yourself up to speed, I’d suggest getting a copy of my book CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Cert Guide and using its extensive print and DVD-based resouces to prepare yourself.
September 15th, 2009
Please join me Thursday evening from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, September 17, at McCollough Branch Library, Evansville, Indiana, for the first of two presentations on digital photography.
I’ll be discussing how to shoot better photos of school events and sports, based on my latest book The Shot Doctor: the Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos. This book and others will be available for sale, and I’ll be happy to sign and inscribe them for you. See a sample chapter here: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1347408
Learn more about the program here: http://evpl.org/events/search/event.aspx?id=18983.
Need a map? Go here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107016838176065254607.00043feb8844aa3119721&ll=37.99481,-87.563095&spn=0.142856,0.275688&z=12&om=1&iwloc=00043feb94b7a95143145
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
July 15th, 2009