Amazon.com, Android, CompTIA A+ Certification, iOS, Microsoft, network security, Windows 7

Serious about CompTIA A+ Certification? Let us help you

David Prowse, Scott Mueller, and I have teamed up to bring you outstanding CompTIA A+ Certification study materials. Whether you’re taking classes in college, working through an intense boot camp, or studying on your own, we have outstanding resources for you:

CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition (3rd Edition)

Deluxe edition features full-color interior. Rave reviews include:

I’ve been working with computers for about 16 years and I can say with any doubt that this book is one of the best books I’ve ever seen! Accurate and complete information for all topics covered! If you want to learn deeply about hardware computer this book is your best choice!  – Amazon.com 5-star review

This book is a perfect reference guide for seasoned IT support professionals!… this book definitely helped organize my years of enterprise level support experience so that I could successfully earn my CompTIA A+ ce certification. This book is also a perfect reference for experienced techs who want to improve their service quality and perform better during job interviews. Hands down, this is the best reference book that I’ve worked with! – Amazon.com 5-star review

Available at Amazon.com and other bookstores.

On a budget? Choose the standard edition for the same great content, only in black and white. From a five-star review on Barnes and Noble’s website:

Authors Mark Edward Soper, David L. Prowse and Scott Mueller, have done an outstanding job of writing a 3rd edition of a book that will help you pass the 2012 version of the CompTIA A+ Certification exams 220-801 and 220-802….this great book uses a subsystem approach: each chapter is devoted to a particular part of the computer, so that you understand how the components of each part work together and how each part of the computer works with other parts.

With over 900 pages, this is the most comprehensive and complete guide for the Comptia A+ exam, and for a PC Technician in general. It has very good up-to-date material on Virtualization and Tablet devices. The networking section is also very well done.- from a five-star review at Amazon.com

We also have quick-reference guides, exam crams, and simulators for all your self-study needs. Good luck and we look forward to hearing how your career is progressing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon.com, 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 Amazon.com (and Amazon.com 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

MaximumPC, Microsoft, Windows 7

Windows 7 Feature Focus: XP Mode

I’ve been spending a lot of time with Windows 7 lately, and my latest Windows 7 Feature Focus article, on Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise XP Mode, is now up at Maximumpc.com.

If you need to run non-3D Windows XP applications and don’t want to worry about tinkering with them for Windows 7, take a close look at XP Mode.

Even if you think you know what XP Mode can do for you and how it works, be sure to check it out. It cuts through the misinformation and helps you deal with some of the trickier features of this new virtualization environment.

Microsoft, Offbeat, Technology history

Question: What do Mach 10, Booster and Bob Have in Common?

Answer: they’re three of the most obscure products developed by a certain West Coast technology company:

  • Mach 10 was a processor board upgrade for the IBM PC
  • Booster was a mouse, clock, and memory upgrade for the IBM PCjr
  • Bob was a short-lived friendly front-end for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95

And that company was Microsoft (or, as in early ads, MicroSoft). With Microsoft founder Bill Gates riding off into the sunset this week after his final keynote address at CES, I figured it was time to rediscover some of Microsoft’s strangest products ever. Have other nominees? Let us know.