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.


Mark on the Road – Digital Photography Edition

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:

Learn more about the program here:

Need a map?  Go here:,-87.563095&spn=0.142856,0.275688&z=12&om=1&iwloc=00043feb94b7a95143145

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!


Blogging with Windows Live Writer

Microsoft has just introduced a public beta of Windows Live Suite, a set of communications and social networking tools and web services. I’m using the Windows Live Writer component to write this blog entry.

It’s easy to 216_Saluki add pictures (you can edit your photos with the new Windows Live Photo Gallery),add a table (this one’s in honor of an old Sci-Fi book series I enjoyed)…

My name My nation My game My destination
Michael Mars America space flying Mars

insert a map…

Map image

I can insert tags from Technorati, 43 Things, and other services, and videos too…

I’m going to like this service!

To learn more about Windows Live Suite, see my Maximum PC blog.


Book Cover

Discover the best new and improved features in Windows Vista (and a few that need work): get my new book Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed: an Insider’s Guide to Supercharging Windows Vista. It’s available from and other fine bookstores.