CompTIA A+ Certification, Uncategorized

Master the New CompTIA A+ Cert with Mike Meyers and Me!

I am pleased to announce that I have teamed with leading CompTIA expert Mike Meyers to bring you outstanding coverage of the new 220-1001 & 220-1002 CompTIA A+ Certification exams. I am the tech editor for Mike’s new CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Sixth Edition and CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition.

I am also the co-author of the Lab Manual for the Sixth Edition, a must-have to help you master the new and updated features of the exam.


Mike and I taught computer troubleshooting together in the 1990s, and I am very happy to be working with him again on this new generation of certification guides. Happy studying!

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+, Uncategorized

Discover the New CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Exam

078976041X-IT Fund Cover0sml.jpgMy newest book, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61 Cert Guide, is now available from, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores. This new version of the IT Fundamentals certification is the best way for the tech-interested to discover which technology path to travel.  I’m excited to share more about the exam with you during an upcoming webcast. Here’s the official announcement; I hope you’ll join me!

LIVE Author & Instructor Webcast – Are you Ready? Preparing your students for the new CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) FC0-U61 exam –Register Here

Please join Pearson Author & Instructor Mark Soper for a live webcast on Preparing your students for the new CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) FC0-U61 exam.  Learn what you can do to get yourself and the classroom ready to cover the new CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam objectives and get your students ready and excited for a career in IT. Mark will discuss the new exam topics and share his tips, tricks, and best practices from the classroom including:

–       Overview of the objectives including, IT Concepts & terminology, Infrastructure, Applications and software, Software development, Database fundamentals, & Security.

–       Introducing your students to the wide variety of tech-oriented career paths

–       Hands-on opportunities for beginning programming

–       Next steps to help show students specific paths for additional education and training

Mark Edward Soper has worked with computers and related technologies for over 30 years, and specializes in technology education through training, writing, and public speaking. He has taught a wide variety of technical subjects to thousands of students in corporate training and classroom settings across the United States.


We look forward to seeing you there., Books, Windows 8.1

Easy Windows 8.1's a great way to learn Windows

From the US and the UK, great reviews keep coming in for my latest Easy-series book, Easy Windows 8.1:

“I found this book to be an excellent teaching tool for the basics of Windows 8.1.” Five-star review on

“this is a brimful edition and is more comprehensive than many other similar books. Ideal for understanding and using the many facets of windows 8.1. it is a very detailed book and chockful of info and useful diagrams all logically laid out.” – Five-star review on

Whether you use a touchscreen PC or tablet or use keyboard and mouse, Easy Windows 8.1 is a great way to get more out of Windows., Android, Barnes and Noble, Books, iOS, network security, PC and Gadget Help Desk, Photography, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Put PC and Gadget Help Desk to work for you and your tech

My latest book, The PC and Gadgets Help Desk, is my most ambitious troubleshooting book yet. It shows youCover for Mark Edward Soper's The PC and Gadget Help Desk how to:

  • Back up your Windows computers and devices (tablets, all-in-ones, laptops and desktops)
  • Back up your Android and iOS smartphones and tablets
  • Connect your mobile devices and Windows devices to HDTVs and home theater systems
  • Stop attacks on your devices
  • Recover lost data…

…and much more. Check it out at, Barnes and, or directly from the publisher., Microsoft, Tech news, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Easy Windows 8.1 is Ready for You!

My latest book, Easy Windows 8.1, is now available in print and various e-book versions. It offers full-color visual step-by-step instructions for Windows 8.1’s new and improved features (travel, search, digital photo shooting and editing, and more) along with instructions designed for both touchscreen and mouse/keyboard users. Grab a free sample chapter at the Que Publishing website, where you can also buy a print copy or watermarked PDF , ePUB, or MOBI versions.

Print and Kindle versions are also available at (and is offering a sweet $5.00 coupon off the print version right now!). Print and Nook versions are available at Barnes & Noble.
Cover of Easy Windows 8.1 by Mark Edward Soper

Windows 8

Reviews are Great for Easy Windows 8

Easy Windows 8
By Mark Edward Soper with Sherry Gunter

How are readers enjoying Easy Windows 8? Take a look:

From Bob and Joy Schwabach ON COMPUTERS (Worcester [MA] Telegram]:

“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 and has screen shots on every page to help step you though. 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.